Les 100 Ciels Blog filter by IN THE MEDIA

Summer Soundtrack 2020

Summer Soundtrack 2020

  Whether you're dancing around your living room this summer...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on July 01, 2020
0
Life Indoors: Our favourite Audible books and podcasts

Life Indoors: Our favourite Audible books and podcasts

Now is the perfect time to catch up on new literature or expand the mind learning something new. Here is a selection of  our favourite Audible books and podcasts we’ve been listening to recently. Some are very new and others are goody oldies- hopefully, there will be something of interest for everyone! Audible Books:   The Salt Path, by Raynor Winn, Read by Anne Reid On the occasion that you are feeling a little sorry for yourself, which we are all guilty of doing especially these days, we recommend listening to The Salt Path. A middle aged couple become homeless and decide to walk 630 miles of the South West coastal path. Their story is one of courage and resilience in a time of utter despair. It is an uplifting and positive inspiration to us all at this time and shows the true healing power of nature. The landscape feels like a character in itself and the depictions of nature will leave you planning your own walks along this coastline once we are all able to go out again. Listen to it here   Bossy Pants, Tina Fey, Read by Tina Fey A hilarious telling of comedian Tina Fey’s life to date. With unrelenting wit and ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on April 03, 2020
0
Spring Playlist: The best tracks to listen to this Spring

Spring Playlist: The best tracks to listen to this Spring

This month, Spring finally arrives and to celebrate the arrival of some warmer weather, we bring you our Spring Playlist, full of tracks that will bring a little joy to your day. We’ve concentrated on female musicians to commemorate International Womens’ Day on March 8th. Enjoy listening and let us know in the comments section below any of your recommendations!  LISTEN NOW 1. Cranes in the Sky, Solange 2. Oblivion, Grimes 3. Everybody Says Don’t- Barbara Streisand Back to Broadway 4.Take me Higher, Diana Ross 5. Tightrope, Janelle Monae, Big Boi 6. New Soul, Yael Naim 7. Walkin on Sunshine, Katrina & The Waves 8. I wanna dance with somebody, Whitney Houston 9. Light on, Maggie Rogers 10. I say a little prayer, Aretha Franklin
by Les 100 Ciels Team on March 05, 2020
0
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
0
The History of Cashmere

The History of Cashmere

Cashmere has a long history going back many hundreds of years. The origins of this natural fibre comes from the cold, mountainous regions of China, Mongolia, India, Turkey and Afghanistan. For centuries, local people sought the hircus goats for the fibres of their coats that were long, silky soft and warm to help the animals survive the harsh conditions of winter. The fibres were combed off the goats and made into blankets that were prized for their superb warming ability. Early written accounts in the 15th century, describe the high quality of fibre from the kashmir goats of the Kashmir region. Thus the name Kashmir stuck and for many years Kashmir yarn was traded within the region. Fast forward to the 18th century and the rise of the Imperial powers. Traders brought kashmir items back along the Silk Road from China to Europe and the Americas bringing much excitement. Initially kashmir was available exclusively to royalty and the elite members of society. It was considered the height of luxury and cashmere shawls or ‘pashminas’ particularly were a symbol of status and the pinnacle of a fashionable aristocratic woman. Even Napoleon was reputed to gift his wife Empress Josephine pashminas leading to a large and famous collection of pashminas. The story of cashmere was advanced ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on November 05, 2019
0
Autumn Playlist 2019

Autumn Playlist 2019

Are you looking for some music to take you through autumn? Browse our chilled Autumn playlist for our favourite music to listen to on cosy evenings or lazy weekends, featuring new releases and some of our of older loves. Listen to the playlist here 1. Drive by Oh Wonder 2. Autumn Leaves by Ed Sheeran 3. Youth by Daughter 4. Shadow Children by Mindy Gledhill 5. Lionhearted by Billie Marten 6. River by Leon Bridges 7. Atlas Hands by Benjamin Francis Leftwich 8. Pretty Thoughts by Galimatias, Alina Baraz 9. Ophelia by The Lumineers 10. Heart’s on Fire by Passenger What’s your favourite songs to listen to during the autumn months?
by Les 100 Ciels Team on October 11, 2019
0
BACK TO TOP