Posts tagged "christmas"
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...
Deck The Halls With Noelle Reno

Deck The Halls With Noelle Reno

When it comes to Christmas decor, like many big city dwellers, I don’t go too OTT. That’s saved for when I visit my mother’s home in Arizona where Christmas preparations, from what I gather, begin a few months after the last Christmas actually ends. And I love it! She lays out all my dear tree...
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...
Christmas Carole: How to Entertain Your Kids during the Christmas Holidays

Christmas Carole: How to Entertain Your Kids during the Christmas Holidays

Christmas has to be the holiday that children look forward to the most, and who can blame them? Dressing the tree, leaving out treats for Santa and beautifully-wrapped presents… oh, it’s just magical darlings! Mr C and I love having the grandkids over and letting them take over our abode… I mean, who doesn’t like...
Christmas Carole's Kitchen: My Mini Gilded Apricot Mince Pies

Christmas Carole’s Kitchen: My Mini Gilded Apricot Mince Pies

I love nothing more than pottering around my cosy Christmas kitchen during the countdown to advent. It keeps me busy and out of Mr C’s way; frankly at this time of year the workshop becomes a multi-tasking force to be reckoned with, but I still like to make myself useful. Therefore, I find that the...
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...
An Italian Christmas: Try the Feast of the Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve

An Italian Christmas: Try the Feast of the Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve

The Feast of the Seven Fishes or Festa dei sette pesci is the Italian tradition for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve and usually consists of many dishes of fried, grilled or steamed seafood and fish. Whilst – to some – seven dishes may sound excessive for the night before a substantial...
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!)...
Advent-ure Calendars

Advent-ure Calendars

Advent is such a joyous time of the year – children and parents eagerly counting down the days until Christmas… We have some fantastic alternatives to chocolate advert calendars, which makes opening the advent door even more exciting than a boring (and unhealthy!) sweet. Beware – these are way more exciting than your average chocolate...
Christmas Carole: My Favourite Christmas Songs

Christmas Carole: My Favourite Christmas Songs

Darlings, darlings, darlings! Christmas is not a time for rules, but if ever there was a rule for how to have a smashing Christmas, put simply (with cheeky reference to one of my number one Christmas ditties) it would be this: Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End)! I don’t care what any Christmas Grinches...
Our Tips & Tricks to be the Perfect Wrapper

Our Tips & Tricks to be the Perfect Wrapper

‘Tis the season… once again! You may have purchased everybody’s gifts, but there’s still the time-consuming task of wrapping each individual pressy. I can only just about wrap a box-like gift, so when an odd shaped object appears I’m often left begging for help.   If you’re like me, don’t fret. Follow our tips and...
How to tie a tie: The Half–Windsor Knot

How to tie a tie: The Half–Windsor Knot

Every man should know how to tie his own tie! So ladies if you are reading this, take note for your other half or gentleman friend and send it his way. Without further ado we present to you the ultimate how to tie a tie guide, from the fellas at Howick Tailored… Step One Drape...