Archive for August 20, 2014

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Zesty Treats

Donal Skehan’s light and zesty lemon slices are an all time favourite, the perfect accompaniment to a nice cup of tea! If you’re looking for a classic lemon drizzle cake recipe, this is the one to try. This classic recipe is full of citrus flavour and is perfect for all baking abilities from beginners to those who fancy a spot in The Great Irish Bake Off! Ingredients                                                                             For the cake: 250 g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 225 g caster sugar 4 large eggs 225 g butter, at room temperature 3 tbsp milk 3 lemons, zest finely grated For the lemon drizzle: 200 g icing sugar 1 lemon, grated zest...

Make a Splash

Add a splash of green goodness to your neutral interior this season. Green comes in such versatile hues, shades and values that the choices on hand are abundant and at times even overwhelming. With the colour being such an integral part of nature, we also tend to accept it far more easily as part of our home than many other secondary shades. With modern interiors opting for a stylish look that largely employs neutral colors such as grey and toned down browns along with black and white, accent colours become all the more essential. In the majority of cases the difference between a bland home and one that seems inviting and warm...

Keeping It Casual

Looking to instantly update your wardrobe – look no further than our favourite casual wear picks. On-trend printed scarves, fabulous tees and gorgeous shades of denim are our autumn must-haves! For many of us the end of summer means the end of college break, the end of beachside holidays and backyard barbecues, or that the kids will finally be going back to school. Summer is on its way out, and autumn is on its way in. This of course can only mean that it’s time to stock up your closet with the PERFECT autumn essentials! This year, as we transition from summer to autumn, let us help you gracefully layer in those pieces that...

Neutral Chic

Decorating with neutral colours offers a variety of ways to add personality to your space, proving that neutral decor is anything but dull. Soft hues, such as beige, cream, silver, and rain-cloud gray, create a calm living environment, while the contrast of a black-and-beige color scheme introduces drama and flair. Go bold with splashes of rich neutrals, such as slate gray, or go sleek and subtle with tone-on-tone cream. Neutral cushions and throws can achieve a gorgeous look, whether you’re decorating your living room or bedroom. Introducing pattern and texture, via fabrics will also make your neutral room stand out further. Our exciting new range of autumn winter ’14 cushions are...