Monday, 30 March 2015

happy easter cake + sugarcraft giveaway.




Hope you're all enjoying the start of Spring and making and baking some Easter treats. If you haven't made anything yet, here's a little Easter cake to hopefully get you inspired! I've always wanted to work on some sugarpaste and cake decorating skills - so what better excuse than this lovely selection of sugarcraft tools from VonShef at Domu. Showcasing the alphabet cutters, piping nozzles, various stampers and a swizzling cake stand (technical term), at the bottom of this post they'll be a chance to win all the tools featured in the post. Exciting stuff!




Friday, 27 March 2015

earl grey bunny biscuits with lemon drizzle.


Easter! What better time to combine your love of tea into the shape of a bunny rabbit and call it seasonal? Made with a crunchy Earl Grey infused biscuit and drizzled with signature lemon icing, these are the perfect Springtime treat for little ones and grown ups alike. I used the lovely new bunny cutter from the Laura Ashley Easter range too - which you can win in my latest giveaway.




Wednesday, 25 March 2015

gas st. social, birmingham.


Set back from the twinkly lights of Brindleyplace canal in Birmingham, Gas St. Social is the new hangout to go halves on sharing boards, celebrate special occasions or a sip on cheeky cocktail or two. As the name suggests, the restaurant is all about meeting up with pals and mixing and matching their platters over one too many Brambles. But if sharing isn't your thing (me neither - sharing platter for one please!) they also have a contemporary menu packed with modern meals to suit your mood. The decor is modern and eccentric; think old typewriters, exposed natural wood grain and retro prints with a nod to the Birmingham roots of Cadbury and the original Typhoo tea factory.




Monday, 23 March 2015

laura ashley easter collection 2015.


Introducing the charming Easter gift collection from none other than Laura Ashley. Growing up, my mum used to make all sorts of dresses and homeware from Laura Ashley fabric, synonymous with British charm and designs influenced by all things countryside. These days, I love pottering about in the accessories section of their shops trying to resist buying floral duvet number 8374940. So you can imagine my joy at the most recent Easter collections, with and exciting giveaway for my readers too.


The delightful range features Easter bunnies, chocolate eggs, luxurious truffles and Easter chick marshmallows, all in an endearing pastel palette reminiscent of Spring. You could easily find a fun Easter gift for a child as well as something mum would love.