Posts tagged "christmas"
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...
The Christmas Kitchen: Classic Christmas Eggnog

The Christmas Kitchen: Classic Christmas Eggnog

Come now, don’t be a Scrooge, embrace the joy of Christmas wholeheartedly! I love the festive cheer that comes with excessive amounts of celebratory feasting with all of my family and friends. Tis’ the season to indulge after all – and it’s always the season in Casa Claus! But both Mr C and I know...
Baroque & Roll: Get the look

Baroque & Roll: Get the look

If you’ve picked up a women’s magazine or shopped on a fashion website this season, you can’t have failed to notice a trend that is everywhere; Baroque & Roll. This term has become so common place in the fashion vocabulary for AW12 that it looks set to take over forever. If however, you’re not familiar...
Oxford Street Christmas Light Switch-On: Behind The Scenes

Oxford Street Christmas Light Switch-On: Behind The Scenes

Last night saw the countdown to Christmas officially began when the Oxford Street Christmas Lights were switched-on. Hosted by HoF and featuring a host of celebs including Mr Robbie Williams who was there to do the honours of turning the lights on, the stunning Leona Lewis and boy bad Lawson. We were also backstage taking...
Christmas at Carole's: Fun for all the Family

Christmas at Carole’s: Fun for all the Family

You can’t pick your family my darlings – if only we could – and Christmas is a time where they descend on your home, eat your food and require all of your attention. I find a fun-filled game is the perfect way to get the family into the festive spirit, so I’ve scoured houseoffraser.co.uk to...
How I Make: The Perfect Hot Chocolate

How I Make: The Perfect Hot Chocolate

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a throng of heart-warming hot drinks to boost the Christmas spirit (spirit being the operative word; as my tipple of choice!) At a party, you should have something for everyone, and my favourite indulgence is most certainly a crowd pleaser – especially with a little tot of booze! But...
Win A Chance To Watch Robbie Williams Turn On The Oxford Street Christmas Lights

Win A Chance To Watch Robbie Williams Turn On The Oxford Street Christmas Lights

This competition has now closed. If you have won, you will receive an email confirming your prize. Remember to check back for more exciting competitions! It’s one our favourite events of the year. One full off festive cheer, sparkle and celeb spotting. We are, of course, talking about the Oxford Street Christmas lights being turned...
Throw the Perfect Christmas Party

Throw the Perfect Christmas Party

If you’re already having nightmares just thinking about preparing for that all-important Christmas party, don’t panic – just follow our tips to create a party your guests will never forget…   1)      Make a List From the number of guests to the decorating of the tables, writing up a list of all the things to...
Christmas Toys: Modern VS Retro

Christmas Toys: Modern VS Retro

Remember the good ol’ days when playtime seemed a little simpler; there wasn’t any of Wii this or Xbox that? I used to love saving up my pocket money for a new dolls dress and hosting miniature tea parties with all my favourite toys. Times have changed, and brighter, shinier toys are becoming more and...
Christmas Competition : You shouldn't have!

Christmas Competition : You shouldn’t have!

Christmas is just around the corner, and we’ve found the perfect way to give you a helping hand. We’ve all experienced that uncomfortable moment when you unwrap a gift only to hide behind an expression of faux delight — despite the good intentions, sometimes people just get it wrong. We want you to receive exactly...

It’s Chriiiiiisssssssssttttmaaaassssss!

With only 3 days to go until Christmas Day, we’ve been talking, thinking and dreaming of nothing else. But, if you’re eeling a little bah-humbug this year, then let us give you some festive encouragement with the results of our office poll… We LOVE Christmas because: The smell of real Christmas trees, cinnamon, orange and...