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Cool Down Summer Cocktails & Mocktails

  It’s getting hotter so we’re finding ways to stay cool at M&B! A simple and delicious way to cool down is with an ice-cold cocktail or mocktail freshly made. We’ve put together our go-to cool down cocktails and mocktails that are getting us through the hottest week of the year!   Cocktails Classic Mojito Packed with refreshing mint, ice and lime juice, the classic mojito is top of the list when it comes to summer cocktails. Shake up this cooling drink in minutes with a few simple ingredients.   50 ml White Rum 8 Mint leaves 12 1/2 ml Sugar Syrup 25 ml Lime Juice 2 Mint sprigs Ice   Serves: 1...

We ❤ The Happy Pear!

At M&B we’re big fans of The Happy Pear and this week we were thrilled to discover our lovely Tola will be featured in their new cookbook! The dynamic duo have an amazing way with food and manage to create recipes that are so tasty and healthy at the same time. While we eagerly await their new cookbook we’ve put together our quick tips to style your table top this season! Colour – Be Bold At M&B we believe when you whip up something delicious in the kitchen why not serve it in style! Summer is a great excuse to update your dinnerware and get ready for entertaining. Echo the vibrant colours of...

Shop Our Summer Sale Like A Pro

  Everyone loves a sale, but let’s be honest – they’re rather overwhelming. With so many options suddenly in your price range, it can be hard to think clearly and shop amongst the crowds. So, to help you out, we’ve compiled a list of do’s and don’ts to help you through your sale shopping next Monday and beyond. 1. Do: Plan Ahead.  Make a list, or bookmark what you want, so that you’re prepared when the sale starts. That way you’ll be able to keep your eyes peeled for the perfect handbag, without getting too distracted. 2. Do: Get in Early Our summer sale starts Monday June 29th at 9:30am. The earlier the better in...

The Art of Packing

  We’ve gathered together our top tips to help you master the art of packing. Haven’t we all sat on our suitcases in desperation to just shut the bloomin’ thing? Or ‘panic packed’ two minutes before we leave for the airport – shoving in that additional pair of sandals (don’t make me choose between the white and beige pair!). Once you’ve checked the weather conditions in advance, you’ll have an idea of what to pack. If you’re going to a tropical destination, naturally you’ll want to be prepared to dress for hot, sunny days and balmy nights, but you might also want to pack some warmer clothes for unexpected cooler, overcast days,...

Sizzling Summer Style

We’ve gathered together our ultimate favourite looks, trends and inspiration that will have you covered this summer. Wake up your wardrobe for the warm weather months with a mix of sizzling summer styles, as well as popular fashions from seasons past that are back with a new twist. We’ve opted to wear red in a more minimal, wearable sense that can be translated to everyday use. Mulberry’s Spring/Summer 2015 featured tomato-like tones threaded through their collection. We’re not talking safe, subtle reds here – no dark berry shades or burgundies allowed. But we don’t mean red should only be worn by the brave. In fact, it’s relatively easy to harness the full potential of...

Update Your Space

If you’re looking to revamp your living space, you don’t need to spend a fortune; just throw some cushions on your sofa or bed, and a beautiful throw and you have a new setting right there! Our huge range of cushions and throws are full of vibrant colour and beautiful patterns that will add comfort and colour to your home. With up to 50% off cushions and throws in-store and online today, you won’t be able to resist them! There are several key tips for decorating with cushions: 1)  Never match your scatter cushions to your sofa – Your cushions need to pull together all the colours and patterns in your room and...

Blue Skies

Shades of Blue

Forget about ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and make room for some shades of blue in your closet. Blue (dark, light and everything in between) had a strong presence on the SS14 runways, from cerulean, cyan and cobalt to navy, sapphire and periwinkle, countless shades of blue are going to be seen on dresses, tops, skirts and more this summer. Give your wardrobe some vitality by adding a pop of bold colour. This simple, striped sweater is a perfect light summer sweater which compliments these royal blue jeans, paired with a crisp white shirt to complete the look. If you’re not used to incorporating blue into your everyday wardrobe, we’ve found the pieces...