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Mother's Day

It's Mother's Day this weekend, time to show your appreciation! If you haven't got anything planned we've got some ideas to help you out.

Brunch @ Home

Image Source: Jamie Oliver

Image Source: Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver's Avocado & slow-roasted tomatoes on toast

Ingredients:

  • olive oil
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 4 slices of sourdough bread
  • 150 g feta cheese
  • 4 handfuls of rocket

Blackberry Mint Mimosa from the Bright Eyed Baker

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 ounces fresh blackberry juice
  • 5 spearmint leaves
  • coarse sugar for muddling
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • dry champagne, well-chilled
  • fresh blackberries, for garnish (optional)
  • spearmint sprig, for garnish (optional)
Image Source: The Bright Eyed Baker

Image Source: The Bright Eyed Baker

Image Source: Jamie Oliver

Image Source: Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver's Dutch baby pancakes with roasted plums

Ingredients:

  • 20 g butter
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • 100 ml single cream
  • 120 ml milk
  • 125 ml plain flour
  • 30 g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 3 plums
  • ½ orange
  • 2 tablespoons golden caster sugar
 

Spring blooms

Perfect for decorating the table for brunch or make your own arrangement as a special gift, here's some ideas to help you out and for more inspiration take a look at our Pinterest page.

 

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Gift Guide

The Johnnie Bunch by Bloom and Wild £32, Mineral Bath Infusions Gift Set by Banks- Lyon Botanical £17, Mother charity cashmere sweater by The Bonnie Mob £110, Mummy and Me Mother Duck by Twisted Tee Ltd £32, Mzuri turquoise/sea green clutch by Aspiga £99, Hasani Moroccan Shopper by Nkuku £39.95, Green Druzy bracelet by Nkuku £49.95, Happy First Mother's Day Cookie Box by Nila Holden Cookies & Biscuits £22

Beat the January Blues...

We're all back at work this week and it's easy to get caught up in the January Blues. To try and distract you we've put together a collection of delicious food, nutritious drinks, places to visit and design inspired accessories to help you through January. 

 

Weekend Brunch

Yes... we've all eaten to much over Christmas but it's the perfect opportunity to catch up with everyone after the Christmas break; good food and good company, the perfect combination! Try the brunch at Bourne & Hollingsworth; great food with beautiful interiors that can't fail to get you through the back to work blues.

photo courtesy of Bourne & Hollingsworth 

photo courtesy of Bourne & Hollingsworth 

A Bit of Detox

photo courtesy of healthyblenderrecipes.com

photo courtesy of healthyblenderrecipes.com

 

The Blender Girl's Beet Bliss Detox Juice

2 Medium purple beets, scrubbed

1-inch piece ginger

1 bunch flat-leaf parsley

2 medium carrots, scrubbed

1/2 medium lemon, peeled

Pinch of cayenne pepper

Madeleine Shaw's Mango & Ginger Smoothie

1/2 mango

300ml Rice Milk

1 tsp honey

1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger

1/2 tsp of tumeric

Keeping it simple just place it all in the blender until smooth, Enjoy!

photo courtesy of madeleineshaw.com

photo courtesy of madeleineshaw.com

 

Warming Soups and Stews that you can make at home 

 

Chickpea and Tomato Bread Soup photo courtesy of Ottolenghi

Chickpea and Tomato Bread Soup photo courtesy of Ottolenghi

Aubergine and Cauliflower Curry photo courtesy of Tart London

Aubergine and Cauliflower Curry photo courtesy of Tart London

photo courtesy of firmdalehotels.com

photo courtesy of firmdalehotels.com

photo courtesy of firmdalehotels.com

photo courtesy of firmdalehotels.com

Firmdale Hotel Film Club

Get involved with the Firmdale Hotel Film Club this month at the Charlotte Street Hotel; delicious food, films and a chance to see the beautiful interiors by Kit Kemp.

Sunday Film Club

Enjoy a 3 course lunch, dinner or Afternoon Tea in the Oscar Restaurant followed by a movie for £40 per person.

Friday Night Film Club

Kick off the weekend in style with a film screening followed by a 3 course meal in the Oscar Restaurant for £40 per person.   

 

Get organised

Failing all of that why not use January to get organised for the year.  Here are a few of our design inspired picks to keep you organised in 2017.

Mid Century Poster by Yumalum

Mid Century Poster by Yumalum

Monthly Calendar Write and Erase Wall Stickers by SirFace Graphics

Monthly Calendar Write and Erase Wall Stickers by SirFace Graphics

Marbled Leather Notebook and Journal by ARTBOX

Marbled Leather Notebook and Journal by ARTBOX