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Eat, Drink and Be Merry! Give a Delicious Hamper for Christmas

Eat, Drink and Be Merry! Give a Delicious Hamper for Christmas

That’s right; Christmas is only one week away! If you haven’t found that perfect ‘foodie’ gift, take a look at my selection of food hampers and other delectable delights. From sugary treats in gift boxes to festive Italian wines, you’ll find everything to treat those with a penchant for all things food this Christmas… A...
HoF Gets Festive: Our Christmas Jumpers

HoF Gets Festive: Our Christmas Jumpers

With only 10 days to go, we are starting to feel very festive here at HoF HQ. In celebration of the impending big day, we all donned our favourite Christmas jumpers, along with a touch of tinsel, to get in the holiday spirit as well as raising money for Christmas Jumper Day in aid of...
Christmas Carole’s The Twelve Days of Christmas Wishlist

Christmas Carole’s The Twelve Days of Christmas Wishlist

Ah darlings, all this deliberation over gifts and stocking fillers is so thrilling! I am almost giddy with anticipation now there are only a mere 10 sleeps until Christmas. Oh, and I know what you are all desperately wondering… what will be in my stocking come Christmas morning? Well, darlings I shall confide in you...
Christmas Carole: My Favourite Christmas Films

Christmas Carole: My Favourite Christmas Films

Christmas time is (most certainly) in the air again – as Charlie Brown would have it! Oh, darlings, I am simply in raptures since the start of December; the advent calendar is merrily counting down the days, the little ones are all rosy cheeks with woollen mittens and Mr C’s in his element, to say...
Christmas Carole: My Favourite Christmas Cracker Jokes

Christmas Carole: My Favourite Christmas Cracker Jokes

  There’s nothing I love more than a couple of cheeky Christmas cracker jokes before the turkey feasting commences. In my book, the sillier the joke, the merrier the crowd! Besides darlings, it’s just hideously disappointing to find a pesky scrap of paper preaching some pretentious nugget of wisdom inside your cracker; pish-tosh, what rubbish,...
The Beauty Christmas List

The Beauty Christmas List

Whilst searching for the perfect Christmas presents for our nearest and dearest, our minds have started to wander towards what we may be unwrapping ourselves on Christmas day.  Beauty items tend to be the best Christmas gifts don’t they? From something new that we’ve had our eye on for months to that certain special cream...
AW '12 Menswear Trend: Inspired by The Great Gatsby

AW ’12 Menswear Trend: Inspired by The Great Gatsby

I remember reading The Great Gatsby as part of an assignment at school. It was a book we had to cover in an English Literature essay… and I adored reading every single page. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary classic transports you back to the Roaring Twenties, an era famed for its dapper sense of style, and...
Make a Mint Julep like F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Gatsby

Make a Mint Julep like F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Gatsby

If you’re planning a seasonal soiree for the holidays, be inspired by the dazzling, Gatsby-inspired cocktail pieces in the Flapper Girl Edit from our Party Shop. Once you’re suitably bejewelled and as soon as your guests start to arrive, serve them a thirst-quenching drink that The Great Gatsby himself would relish. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s...
Christmas Carole: How to Cook a Traditional Turkey for Christmas Dinner

Christmas Carole: How to Cook a Traditional Turkey for Christmas Dinner

Goose, beef, pork, pheasant, duck; you name it, we’d eat it for Christmas dinner – all apart from reindeer, obviously! But Mr C and I absolutely love a good old traditional turkey; for us there is no beating it, but only the most splendid of birds will do. We order our bronze turkey all the...
What's Your Signature Scent?

What’s Your Signature Scent?

Christmas is the perfect opportunity to ask for that fabulous fragrance you’ve had your eye on for the last couple of months or to try something completely new. We know how important a perfume is for first impressions or to represent your personality. We’ve asked everyone here at House of Fraser HQ what their signature...
Christmas Carole: This year, gift family & friends with Christmas treats handmade with love

Christmas Carole: This year, gift family & friends with Christmas treats handmade with love

Christmas is a fabulous chance to get creative in the kitchen. I love to whip up a myriad of festive treats to give to loved ones, friends who pop in for a mug of cheer and a mince pie and even for all of our little poppets who beaver away so earnestly all year through...
Christmas Carole Answers: What to serve as a light starter on Christmas Day…

Christmas Carole Answers: What to serve as a light starter on Christmas Day…

There is no shame in over-indulging at Christmas, we all know it happens! However, if you are playing hostess this year, you certainly don’t want everyone to be stuffed with food before you present the main event; a proudly bronzed turkey is a must at Christmas in our house (psssst…. It’s actually Mr C’s favourite!)...