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Summer Dishes

Summer Dishes

When the weather is hot and humidity soars, eating can sometimes feel like a chore, especially when your recipe repertoire is full of dishes that leave you feeling hotter than your were! At this point, it’s good to have a little recipe refresher and seek out some inspiration from some of the best summer food friendly meals around. Here are a few of our favourites to get you inspired!   Watermelon and Feta Salad One of our all time favourite foods for a starter is watermelon and feta salad. This is so simple to make and is always a welcome start to a summer meal with friends. Ingredients Half a large watermelon Feta Cheese Mint leaves 1/2 red onion tbsp Olive oil Pinch of Salt Instructions Scope out of the watermelon and cut into cubes about an inch thick and then cube the feta into slightly smaller pieces. Chop red onion roughly (chop into smaller pieces if preferred). Tear up mint leaves and add all ingredients into a bowl, tossing lightly with the olive oil and a pinch of salt. For extra ‘wow’ factor, retain the watermelon shell and once all the salad ingredients are well combined, transfer it back into the watermelon shell ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on August 16, 2019
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Summer Destinations

Summer Destinations

If you’re on the hunt for some last minute summer sun, here’s our guide to some of the best sunny destinations around! Slovenia If you’re not looking to travel very far, Slovenia with a flying time of 3 hours and 15 minutes is a charming getaway for a summer holiday. Flights can be found cheaply and the country is still on the cusp of being discovered by tourists so it feels like a secret getaway. The capital city Llubjana invites visitors with its history, cafes and modern architecture and when the temperature soars in summer, there is nothing quite like a cooling dip in Lake Bled in the Julian Alps. Greek Islands Greece has no shortage of beautiful islands to discover. Some islands can only be reached by ferry which has a certain appeal for the traveller seeking a bit of adventure. Lefkada is one of these, well known for its beautiful turquoise waters, rising against backdrops of stunning white cliffs. It is close to the much larger islands of Kefalonia and Corfu both of which also offer stunning scenery, delicious Greek food and a glimpse into Mediterranean culture.   London One of the best times to visit London is in the summer. The city ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on August 09, 2019
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Summer Playlist

Summer Playlist

Are you looking for new music releases or a different kind of sound? With summer finally here we’ve rounded up some of the artists we are currently loving that give us some real summer feel goods!  Be a part of the Les 100 Ciels community with a selection of the best tunes played at our stores and listen to them whenever you want and wherever you are! 1. Overdose, SG Lewis, HONNE 2. Late Night feelings, Mark Ronson Feat Lykke Li 3. In Camera, Yumi Zouma 4. Forever This, Fries, Bridges 5. Miracle, Caravan Palace 6. How Deep is Your Love, Bee Gees 7. 3 Nights, Dominic Fike 8. Baby I’m Yours, Breakbot, Irfane 9. Satellite, Two Door Cinema Club 10. This Life, Vampire Weekend
by Les 100 Ciels Team on July 05, 2019
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A History of Linen

A History of Linen

How one of the oldest fabrics in the world became the must-have fabric of summer Linen is a firm favourite for summer, loved for its simple and elegant qualities. It is well known to wick moisture away from the body and keep you cool, while being iron-free and highly durable.. what’s not to love!? This summer, linen has gained huge momentum, appearing in store after store in beautiful designs and colours. Most snapping up the trend do not realise the long and fascinating history behind the fibre, so let’s dive in and take a closer look at linen’s journey through the centuries.        Linen, made from the fibres of the flax plant, is one of the oldest textiles in the world. Historians believe the flax plant was first domesticated in ancient Mesopotamia and discoveries of linen fabric have been found dating back many thousands of years.  The process of turning flax fibres into linen is a difficult and laborious one. The plant is temperamental and requires a great deal of attention during its growth and once ready for harvest it is a long process to extract the fibre from the stalk. In addition, flax fibres are not elastic, and therefore it is difficult ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on June 28, 2019
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sculptured silhouettes in cool cotton

Cool cotton and neutral palettes complement the crisp tailoring and elegant lines of this new wave of minimalism. Our new designs for spring are influenced by 90’s minimalism and structural architecture. Attention to detail and ultimate comfort is in focus here- fused hems and box pleats give a contemporary feel. Read on for more details about the styles in our edit! Glow pleated blouse Elevated from a simple t-shirt shape, this gorgeous blouse has been given a boxy shape which slopes subtly at the back. It’s easy-to-wear with a zip at the back and the pleats on the lower half add a feminine touch. Tip: Wear with slim fitting trousers Shop here!   Rico pleated top This go-with-everything top has a beautiful asymmetric hem with fused edges- giving it a modern and clean finish. The cotton poplin gives structure to the pleats at the back and is contrasted with loose, comfortable cotton jersey at the front for a contemporary take on the t-shirt. Tip: This style looks great with jeans. Shop here!   Carrie pleated dress Sister to Rico, this cotton dress is perfect for garden parties under the sun as the cotton poplin on the back is cool and ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on May 06, 2016
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SS16 Designer’s Inspiration

  New season, new knitwear! Want to be in the know about next season’s key shapes and colours? Look no further than our interview with the brains behind the new Spring Summer ’16 styles, our Head Designer Stephanie. She tells us what inspired her designs this season by showing us a glimpse of her moodboard, and explains what qualities we will all be wearing this summer. Bring on the warmer months!   “This season, we’ve taken inspiration from the minimal 90’s decade, with particular emphasis on structure and simplistic silhouettes. We’ve used references from the archives of couture design and combined this with interesting yarn techniques for a modern feel.”     “We’ve looked at primitive, tribal influences to inform our print designs. The main focus for colour has come from the work of artist Callum Innes. He uses a method of layering pigments of colour, which results in a vivid array of tones. We’ve translated these varying hues into a fusion of pale pink, grey marls and indigo ombré details.” “In this Spring Summer season, we’ve focused on using natural fabrics like washed silks, linen and cotton. Our signature summer quality, cotton poplin, gives you a freshness when worn making it perfect for warmer days! We’ve also experimented with hand-dyed ...
by Les 100 Ciels Team on January 22, 2016
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