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When style meets recipe – Summer season

By June 7, 2018 INSPIRATION
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The intersection of colour, taste, texture and fabrics.

The world of food is constantly changing, as is the world of fashion. These two themes run close to each other and fashion’s obsession with food is becoming a fast-growing source of inspiration. One of the most interesting aspects is how food and fashion influence and filter through society in similar ways.

“Food, like fashion, is driven by trends, seasonality and the occasional gust of hype”, Lee Tran Lam, Food writer for Vogue.

Both can be described as a form of art and have the ability to push people to experiment, be inventive, creative and express themselves.  You go to a restaurant and by doing so, express who you are or perhaps who you aim to be. It is the same with clothes.  But it is also a form of connection and socialization: how many times do we end up talking about our new dinner spots or sharing the new recipes we have discovered online?

Fashion has always been identified as a source of beauty, aesthetics and craftsmanship, and a natural extension of this is the sculptural and artistic forms that can food can take.  Just like fashion, culinary trends develop season after season, with new colours, shades and textures. And similarly, as a white shirt can be classic and timeless many dishes are go-to meals that are comforting,  delicious or even evocative of your childhood.

This week, we explore this union of style and food and bring together some of our most loved Summer styles with a selection of fresh and easy-to-cook recipes for the upcoming summer period! Let us know what you think!

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Instructions: Heat a spoon of oil in a flat frying pan, slice the aubergine and fry them for 8 minutes each side, until they start to brown. Do the same with the halloumi and prepare a bowl with spinach on a side. Chop both the fried halloumi and the aubergine into small cubes and scatter over the salad with the pomegranate seeds and finish with some yoghurt dressing. Top with salt, pepper and mint leaves for the perfect summer salad!

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Instructions: Fill a jug with ice and lemonade and top it up with Pimm’s liquor. Then chop some strawberries, oranges, cucumber and berries and add them into the jug together with fresh mint leaves. Stir gently and serve immediately or chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

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Instructions: Heat a spoon of oil in a deep pan, chop half a shallot and let it fry for a couple of minutes until soft. Cut some tomatoes and add them to the pan together with the shallots and let them cook until they start to soften. Bring water to the boil, add the pasta and some coarse salt and simmer for 8 minutes. Once ready, drain the pasta and pour it in the pan, together with fresh ricotta, basil leaves and black pepper, then mix well and gently until the cheese has melted. Serve warm.

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Instructions: Pre-heat oven to 300°F. Drop the raspberries and sugar in a food processor and mix until liquefied.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Place egg whites and sugar in a bowl and mix vigorously until the meringue is stiff.  Drizzle half of the raspberry sauce over the mixture and fold gently to combine.  Dollop some mixture on to the prepared baking sheet, ensuring the meringues are roughly the same size, then bake for 25 mins. Once cooked, turn the oven off and leave them to rest for about 2 hours.

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Instructions: Fill 1/3 of the ice lolly moulds with the edible flowers. Pour 0.5 lt of Elderflower syrup and two parts water into a jug and mix. Pour the liquid carefully into the lolly moulds. Seal the top of the moulds and place them in the freezer for at least one day. To remove the lollies from the moulds, hold them under warm water for a moment, which will make it easier to remove them. Serve immediately.

Yves Saint Laurent once said, “All elements of life follow a certain style,” but there’s one thing that never goes out of fashion, and that’s good food.

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Easter Delights!

By March 24, 2016 SALE
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Enjoy long weekend luxuries with 30% off these spring styles online and in store!


Peppy Cashmere Cardigan

This boxy-fit cardigan looks great buttoned or unbuttoned and the hem dips gently at the back for a soft, feminine look.

*More colours available in store!

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Rica Cotton Shirt

A crisp, cotton shirt in a modern boxy fit. The pleat detailing adds shape, making it the perfect match for slim fitting trousers.

Was £89 | NOW £62rica

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Tock Cashair Scarf

Our new Cashair cover-up is featherweight and multi-functional: it can be worn as a poncho or a scarf!

*More colours available in store!

Was £99 | NOW £69

 

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Verber Cashmere Dress

Composed of luxuriously soft cashmere, this long line dress has a strip running down the center. Split cuffs give a modern edge and a step hem brings a more dramatic silhouette.

* More colours available!

Was £249 | NOW £174verberKids Cashmere

Our kidswear range features super soft roll necks, cardigans and jumpers for your little ones.

NOW 30% OFF!

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5 ways to spend Mother’s Day

By February 29, 2016 EVENTS
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Show you care this Mother’s Day by treating the most important woman in your life.

We’ve picked our top 5 ways to spoil your mum this Sunday, including special exhibition visits and afternoon tea!


Visit Kew Gardens Orchids Festival

Sunday will be your last chance to see The Princes of Wales Conservatory transformed into a mass of tropical colour. The theme for the orchid festival this year is colourful carnival, with the attention focused on Brazilian hybrids which take over the glasshouse in a series of displays. Highlights include Rainforest Tree sculptures, Bromeliad covered Brazilian carnival dancers in the pond and the vibrant tropical plant tunnel.

Make your visit to the Orchids Festival extra special by treating your mum for afternoon tea, including a glass of prosecco!

 Details:

Festival ends on Sunday 6th March

Afternoon tea: 1pm-3pm (£17.50 per person for a classic afternoon tea, £24 per person including a glass of prosecco)

Venue: Orangery Restaurant

Kew Garden entry fee: From £14 (https://goo.gl/u6saF6)


The must-see exhibition.

Vogue 100: A Century of Style at the National Portrait Gallery is THE exhibition to see. This beautifully curated exhibition by Robin Muir maps the evolution of Vogue images over the last 100 years, including original prints from Vogue’s conception to iconic celebrity photographs.

Vogue’s various photographers, including Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn and Nick Knight, have been brought together in an show of iconic images. The exhibition not only shows the incredible photographic journey of Vogue over the last century, but it offers a behind-the-scenes view to how the world’s most famous magazine in made.

Details:

Exhibition ends 22nd May

Prices: £19

Venue:

The National Portrait Gallery


For the green-fingered mum

Discover the paintings of some of the most significant artists who explored the theme of ‘Painting The Modern Garden’ in the new exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. The exhibition displays artwork from some of the most important Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Avant-Garde artists of the early twentieth century.

Highlights include Monet’s incredible Agapanthus Triptych and Kandinsky’s Murnau The Garden II which are displayed alongside masterpieces by Van Gogh, Matisse, Cezanne and Renoir.

Make the visit extra special by visiting a special after-hours opening on Mother’s Day which includes a drinks reception in the RA’s Fine Rooms and free-reign of the exhibition.

Where: Royal Academy of Arts

When: Special Mothering Sunday evening, March 6th

Prices: £17.60 or £25 including the drinks reception.

More information: https://goo.gl/QdGQw3


Afternoon tea for 2

Fortnum & Mason is the original London tea house with experts with nearly 300 years experience. The fourth floor Tea Salon is a calm haven away from the flurry of shoppers outside. With a pianist adding to the atmosphere, sit back and enjoy the fine variety of sandwiches and pastries. Choose from a Traditional Tea, a Savoury Tea or the luxurious High Tea.

Details: Mother’s Day sittings are from 12pm-6pm.

Where: Fortnum & Mason

Prices: From £40


Spa treatment

 Treat your mum with a luxurious thirty minute Bagatelle de Gabrielle facial massage from the luxury skin care brand Omorovicza. Visit the pop ip at Clifton Nurseries for an invigorating facial treatment which uses a modern approach to the traditional Hungarian massage which targets the face, neck, shoulders and décolleté. The massge increase the muscle tone, improves firmness and eliminates excess toxins.

Details: Thirty minute facial massage

Prices: £25 (redeemable with any Omorovicza purchase)

Where: Clifton Nursery


Check out our top pick of Mother’s Day gifts in our edit here!

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Mum’s the word!

By March 4, 2015 INSPIRATION
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Celebrate Mother’s Day in style with Les 100 Ciels. Our new arrivals make great gifts to treat your mum on her special day!

View our selection here!

Ariel and Titan

Better than a bouquet, our new styles are a graphic way to inject florals into her wardrobe!

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Shop Ariel here and Titan here

Melody

A fabulous take on the classic cashmere sweater for your fun-loving mum

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 Shop here

Tune

Gift your Mother a chic cover-up to wear on your special day out.

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Shop here

Dome and Dee

This duo are a perfect gift- one for mum and one for you!

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Shop Dee here and Dome here

Hei and Paint

A print as unique as her! Our new painted range in collaboration with artist Chao Xi Liu are great for the artist mums out there.

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Shop Hei here and Paint here

Duffy

This long-line cardigan is perfect over her crisp white shirt for a stylish take on layering.

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Shop here

Printed Scarves

A light-weight addition to her celebratory outfit!

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To add that finishing touch with our Mother’s Day FREE Monogramming until Tuesday 10th March, noon.

Design your own Les 100 Ciels piece here!

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