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Life Indoors: A Virtual Art & Culture Experience

Life Indoors: A Virtual Art & Culture Experience

Missing a bit of Art & Culture during the coronavirus lockdown? A stroll through an art gallery on the weekend or an evening concert can seem like something of a bygone age at the moment. But fear not, an online movement has come to the rescue as theatres, musicians and museums. Leaning into the Covid-19 crisis, individuals and public institutions alike have come up with innovative ways to continue to entertain us! Here’s a list of some of our favourite sites offering you the chance to get your dose of world class entertainment without ever leaving your home!     Opera The Metropolitan Opera in New York has virtually flung open their doors to the public and are broadcasting a daily opera from their archive for your viewing and listening pleasure. Listen to some of the world’s most beloved operas from the comfort of your living room. Operas are only available for 24 hours, so be sure to take a look at their Online Schedule so you don’t miss a performance.   Virtual Choirs This is just the thing if you are missing that link to your community in your daily life. The Sofa Singers offer people around the world to join together to sing ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on May 01, 2020
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What’s on: London

What’s on: London

London is arguably one of the most activity filled cities in the world. There are numerous things to do all year round and February is no exception. If you want to shake off the last days of winter or you have kids who need entertaining for the half term school break, then here are a few ideas for things to do around the city.   Imagine Children’s Festival, South Bank Centre, 12th-21st February If you have kids  needing entertaining over the half term, then head on down to the South Bank Centre for their Imagine Children’s Festival. There are so many activities on offer ranging from interactive games, visiting authors and workshops, puppet shows, music and more. It really will be a feast for the senses and an opportunity for kids to really express their creativity and let their imaginations run wild. Book tickets ahead so you don’t miss out!   Cirque du Soleil- Luzia Until 1st March The world renowned circus is back for a dazzling Mexican themed show at the Royal Albert Hall until March 1, 2020. The tickets may be expensive but they are worth it to see this bright homage to Mexico’s flora and fauna, transporting ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on January 24, 2020
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Easy Gift Wrapping ideas

Easy Gift Wrapping ideas

Today’s post is brought to you by our graphic designer, Alicia, also known as the Queen of DIY. If you love buying Christmas presents but hate having to wrap them, her tips on gift wrapping will be just what you need to create gifts that are so beautiful they won’t want to open them!   Hi Everyone, If I had to give one piece of advice when wrapping presents it would be to not get too worried about it. I would say the majority of people are just glad to be receiving a gift and won’t be too critical of your wrapping. Having said that, it is very nice to receive a beautifully presented gift, so I’ve tried to focus on a few ways to approach gift wrapping that will hopefully have a little something for everyone’s tastes and needs. General tips on gift wrapping Choose quality wrapping paper to avoid rips and tears to the paper. Thicker paper tends to be more durable. I recommend using your imagination and go one step further than just wrapping paper. An extra touch like ribbon, twine, string, feathers, or tiny ornaments can add lots of texture and interest to your wrapped gift. The possibilities are ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on December 12, 2019
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Les 100 Ciels X Sally Lane Jewellery

Les 100 Ciels X Sally Lane Jewellery

This season we are proud to announce our new collaboration with Sally Lane Jewellery Founded in 2015, Sally Lane Jewellery has created a style of jewellery that matches the founder’s ambition, to be Strong Yet Feminine within the workplace. Sally Lane Jewellery epitomises women sharing stories with other women, to inspire them to take an honest look at their life and make changes to be happier and healthier. It is about embracing all her elements, without needing to conform to notions that to succeed one must emulate stereotypical masculine qualities. The designs are Strong and also Feminine; bold but understated; wearing Sally Lane Jewellery empowers the wearer to do whatever they set out to achieve and reminds women of their own inner strength.   The triangle is the centrepiece for Sally Lane Jewellery because it so perfectly expresses strength and elegance in its form. It breaks the mould from the traditional circle which is so widely used in jewellery and flaunts daring and bravery with its beautiful but pointed angles. This is jewellery for women who are in control of their own destiny. The jewellery uses Sterling Silver and 18k Gold Plating, to create a unique, well crafted range. Every piece ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on June 07, 2019
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The Barbican Centre Photoshoot

The Barbican Centre Photoshoot

When Nature Encounters Modernism We are very excited to share some behind the scenes from our early summer 19 photoshoot. The theme was Nature and Modernism – contemporary shapes, elegance, natural materials and simplicity that inspire us to create.   The Location For our shoot, we chose The Barbican Estate- a residential estate that was built between the 1960s and the 1980s within the City of London in Central London, an area once devastated by World War II bombings. The complex is one of the best examples of British Brutalist architecture, described by Queen Elizabeth as “one of the modern wonders of the world”. With its heavy concrete surfaces, elevated gardens, idyllic lakes and striking towers, The Barbican Estate offers a new, unique vision. It offers a new dimension to nature in  spaces where it seems to have no place. However nature manages to grow in the most unexpected places – finding a path through cement as if recovering its own habitat. The Model Our aim was to keep the model’s mood and look very natural. We cast the lovely Marta Jacquier for the shoot and she had a wonderful feel on camera; relaxed, fresh and real. Featuring our favourite styles ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on May 24, 2019
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Pancake Day Recipes

Pancake Day Recipes

Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, is upon us and we are really excited to get our frying pans out and have pancake flipping sessions around the kitchen! It’s the one day in the year where no one can judge you for eating an entire stack for breakfast…. we think. Historically speaking, Shrove Tuesday was the last day to use up eggs and fats before the fasting for Lent began (40 days before Easter). This year we will be celebrating the day with sweet and savoury options, varying from crêpes to American-style pancakes, plus a variety of delicious toppings!   Sugar & Lemon crêpes  Ingredients 125g plain flour 1 pinch salt 1 egg 1 tbsp melted butter 300ml whole milk Butter, lemon and sugar, to serve   Method Sift the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre of the bowl and add the egg, some melted butter and milk. Whisk the ingredients all together to form a thin batter. Heat a small frying pan and add some butter to prevent the mixture from sticking. Pour in the batter and cook at medium heat for one or two minutes, flipping the crêpes with a spatula ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on March 01, 2019
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