Fendi Cafe- Harrods Review

Hey guys sorry I have gone for a while just took a break to enjoy the summer with loved ones and start planning on some business ventures

so yesterday (Wednesday 28th August) my cousin thought it would be a good idea for us to go and try out the Fendi Cafe in Harrods for lunch, as I had not really been out this summer after giving birth to my beautiful daughter I agreed.

We arrived at Harrods for 3.15pm, as it is a 15minute walk from the main entrance

On the 5th floor by the technology department we got to the restaurant at 3.30pm and was told we would have to wait 30minutes as they are very busy. Quite understandable as it’s “Fendi”plus they do not take reservations so it’s first come first served basis

We finally were given a table at 4pm

I would have to say the decor was aesthetically pleasing, loved the black and white theme, had the Fendi logo nicely decorated

The customer service was lovely, our waiter was extremely kind to interpret the menu to us as it was in Italian, the food was well cooked, I enjoyed my fruit platter apart from the sour apples which was not too my liking but apart from it all

We all enjoyed our meals and would definitely go back.

Part of Fendi’s exclusive summer takeover at Harrods, the FENDI CAFFE is open until Friday 1st November.

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WORLD STATIONERY DAY COMPETITION – WIN A SET OF PLANNERS #ad

Hey guys, so this post is sponsored by Old English Company. They are a stationery, homeware and giftware brand which create beautifully hand-lettered products. 

Their products range from planners, greeting cards, enamel pins, coasters, art prints and more and they are running a competition, which you do not want to miss as they have lovely items and planners are great to use, especially if you are an organised person like me

Roll up, roll up! With World Stationery Day occurring on 25th April 2018,
They are running a competition for the newest additions to their stationery product range.They are giving you the chance to win all 4 planners pictured in the image below.
To enter this competition, email your favourite item of stationery to hello@oldenglishcompany.com and also do not forget to click the link  https://oldenglishprints.com/pages/competition-win-a-set-of-plannersThey will be picking one winner at random on the 26th April 2018.

 

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CROWN Paint SS18 Review 

Thank you to Crown Paint company for inviting me down to their SS18 event in london, I had an amazing time seeing their new colour palettes and experiencing how each colour for SS18 was created

Crown SS18 consisted of three concepts which are; Linear, Bloom and Provocative, each one relates to the moods and personalities of an individual or company.

My two favourites colours from the new collection has to be; rose gold and dusty matte gre


Linear

Linear. Imagine the low light of dusk casting long shadows and you capture the spirit of linear n

This trend gives fresh meaning to Bauhaus

The greyed palette combines watery blue with muted pinks, giving the appearance of being diffused by a subtle haze

The palette is then sharpened with neat black lines that bring linear into focus


Provocative

This trend is plain and honest with its intention it seeks to provoke

Provocative is a bold reaction in colour form, the striking combinations push and pull against one another to create something original

In the spirit of artistic murals that adorn the walls of east london, this is similarly a form expression


Artist DD Regalo

Artist DD Regalo is an artist from Canada and Portugal collaborated with Crown . painted the flowers canvas on the wall which was absolutely beautiful, he used colours from the ss18 collection and crown paint colours

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Garden and outdoor paints and ideas

The garden and outdoor paints comes with brand new  shades of colours such as black, green, yellow and many more, these can help to bring more colour and personality into your outdoor

You can either paint the plant pots, the wooden logs, wooden benches or your shed with the new outdoor range


Bloom

Bloom is the romantic token of nature at its most magnificent, with fresh floral tone. On a long spectrum from lovely lively greens to deep-seated pinks and purples

Let us bask in the bounty of nature

Ideas on how to use bloom colours around the house could be by either painting the frames or vases, bed boards chairs or creating a canvas for the living room

Below are examples of how you can use bloom colours

Big thank you once again to Crown for inviting me down had a lovely time

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Sneak Peek! 24 New Products from IKEA for August 2017

This August, IKEA is introducing a new range of products right in time for the new catalogue. The launch takes us into a universe filled with deep colours, golden accents and a touch of the tropics.

For the living room, as we mentioned last week, there’s a new armchair, the ODGER, a true innovation with respect to material, a mix of recycled plastic and wood with visible fibers that give the chair a living soft surface and comes in a range of fresh colours. We’re also loving the practical sofa bed (above) that would be perfect for a dorm and makes room for spontaneous sleepovers.

There are also plenty of new textiles to help make things cozy, from rugs to throws. And a selection of new lighting and decoration objects.

Also mentioned this past week here, there’s a new dinnerware series that’s made partly of glass from IKEA factory scraps. BACKIG porcelain. “We wanted to create organic shapes that reflect the light and emphasize the food against the shiny blackness,” says Pia Amsell and Barbro Berlin, the designers behind the series. Such an interesting colour! We are also super-excited about the new brass cutlery, TILLAG (which also comes in black)!

On the kitchen front, we’re excited to see a new worktop which creates a genuine look of ash while saving on wood, and of course those leather handles made of leather scraps which we think was inspired by all the IKEA hacks of something similar we’ve been seeing these past few years.

For the bathroom, there’s a few new taps in a range of styles which help to save on water and energy. All in all, this launch highlights how smart and beautiful products can be made with respect for the environment. Let’s take a look!

1. HAMMARN sofa bed
Made with Scandinavian simplicity in mind, the HAMMARN sofa bed has a sleek design coupled with easy conversion from sofa to bed. Ideal for a start up apartment or dorm, the most incredible thing about this sofa bed is the price, with the lowest price on the sofa bed market, $129.

2. KOARP armchair
(Above and directly below). While bringing a modern look to the living room, the new KOARP armchair is a great addition for sitting back and relaxing in. The leg frames come in either black or white, but the ability to customize only starts here. There’s also a range of fresh colours to choose from. Golden-yellow, light green, light blue, medium grey, beige, dark brown and black. Note the storage pocket in the back. They all match the colours of the VIMLE sofa and are removable and machine washable. $219 CAD.

 

3. KRÖNGE rug
Handwoven in wool, the graphics and colours of KRÖNGE are a fun way to brighten up a space. W170 × L240cm $349.

It’s also good to know the rugs are made in an IKEA initiative in India and Bangladesh to ensure good working conditions and fair wages for the weavers. The initiative started in 2010 to tackle the problems in the carpet weaving industry, with work being done at home or in unregulated centres. They’ve also invested in a new type of loom that allows for a more ergonomic working position and requires less muscle power to operate, making it easier for more women to weave rugs.

4. VINDUM rug
The VINDUM rug was developed to be as flexible as possible, easy to join many rugs together to create a rug that fits the space while the thickness dampens sounds and adds warmth in blue, grey or white. W170 × L230cm $149.

5. NÖDEBO rug
Loving the gradient of greens in this handwoven wool rug. W170 × L240cm $349.


6. GILLHOV cushion covers
This month’s new cushion covers update the home with a touch of the tropics. The GILLHOV cushion cover features a leaf pattern in greens and yellow set against a beige background. It’s the same pattern/fabric found on other sofas and armchairs in the IKEA range, so it’s possible to go all in for lush impact.

7. MAJBRITT cushion cover  
With the MAJBRITT cushion cover, the home gets a visit by a flock of flying flamingos. The cover also has a more neutral backside if you wish to switch things up.


8. VÄGMÅLLA throw
There’s also a new selection of throws ranging from modern to traditional in style, and the VÄGMÅLLA (shown below) has a pleated structure made from a cotton-acrylic
mix in light grey or blue, giving a some texture to a bed or sofa. $19.99

9. SLÄKT series
With pre teens in mind, IKEA has developed the SLÄKT series. With friends becoming increasingly important at this age, they’ve created a bed with the choice of various underbed modules that are designed for relaxing and hanging out.

The pieces are made to be multi-functional, and besides an underbed with storage there’s a storage box on wheels that can act as a side table and a seat module with handy storage inside. Bed frame $99, Storage box with casters $70/each.

 

10. SOLBO table lamp
An adorable night owl would make for a cute night light or mood light in a kid’s room. $19.99.

11. FADO table lamp
A round globe-shaped lamp made of tinted yellow glass looks like a light from a time since past. FADO table lamp $24.99, LUNNOM LED bulb $4.99

12. MAJORNA floor + table lamp
sculpted in double layers of high-grade paper applied by hand on a sturdy metal construction, the MARJORNA series offers double layers giving off a three-dimensional effect when lit. Table lamp $12.99/ea and Floor lamp $39.99/each (White, White/grey).

13. ODGER chair
A true innovation with respect to material, (a mix of recycled plastic and wood with visible fibers that give the chair a living soft surface). Made of recycled plastic and wood fiber comes in blue, brown and nature and is mounted completely without screws in a seamless expression. ODGER chair $8

 

14. TILLAGD cutlery
Perhaps one of our must-haves from the new August collection is this new brass or black cutlery. 24-pieces that adds a bit of glitz to your festive table. $59.99

 

15. CHAMPAGNE coupe 
Loving these elegant and chic, STORHET champagne glasses, which not only is great for sipping the bubbly, but would work well for serving up desserts like ice creams or fruit salads. $2.99

16. PRISTELLA tray
A vintage-inspired serving tray with dark florals originating from traditional floral textile designs. $9.99

17. BACKIG porcelain
“We wanted to create organic shapes that reflect the light and emphasize the food against the shiny blackness,” says Pia Amsell and Barbro Berlin, the designers behind the series. Such an interesting colour! Bowl $1.99/each, Side plate $1.99/each, Plate $2.99/each, Plate $3.99/each.

18. SNOFSA clock
We’re sensing more nostalgia with this metallic accented brass coloured clock. $14.99

19. TILLSYN hourglass
Another fun objet d’art with the TILLSYN hourglass, with golden beads running through it. $9.99

 

20. MYRHEDEN frame
A brass-coloured grid with twelve clips made for putting up favourite items and at the bottom, hooks for hanging anything from keys to scissors. $24.99

 

21. PINNARP worktop
Made with an innovative and sustainable technology, the PINNARP worktop places solid ash wood on top of particleboard, making for a more sustainable option. $220. L98 x W25⅝

22. ÖSTERNÄS handles
And a favourite of ours already because of it’s DIY relativity (remember seeing these in all our hack round-ups),  ÖSTERNÄS, with it’s fine leather handles made of leftover material recycled from other productions, giving warmth and a natural feel to all the storage furniture. $12.99/2 pack Ø19mm, Leather handle $14.99/2 pack Hole spacing 128mm.

23. BROGRUND tap

These bathroom taps all have a flow restrictor that mixes water with air resulting in up to 50% less water being used. They also have cold start that reduces hot water consumption and prevents little hands from getting scalded. BROGRUND wash-basin mixer tap with strainer $99
H28cm.

24. HAMNSKÄR tap
HAMNSKÄR wash-basin mixer tap with strainer $129