Throw a Tea Party!

When I was a little girl I would always have tea parties with all of my dolls. Decades later and I still love entertaining! I love throwing tea parties for my girlfriends, it’s the perfect backdrop to gossip, indulge and be girls again!

These are some of the things that inspire me, including my recipe for Banoffee Cupcakes!

BANOFFEE CUPCAKES

60g unsalted butter.                               Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).                                                                         70g soft brown sugar.                                                                                                               1 egg, beaten.                                         Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until                                                                     1 ripe banana, mashed.                        creamy, then beat the egg. Fold in the mashed                                                                            115g self-raising flour.                          banana, then sift the flour into the mixture & fold                                                                              50g chewy toffees, chopped.               in, followed by the toffees.

TO DECORATE:

180 ml double cream, whipped.          Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake                                                                           3-4 tblspoons Dulce de Leche.            for about 16 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool.                                                                                  1 banana, sliced.                                                                                                                                            a 12 hole cup cake tin                           To decorate, swirl the cream on the cakes, then              lined with 12 paper cases                    drizzle with Dolce de Leche and top with banana!

ENJOY!!!!

Lets style a coffee table!

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There is nothing more beautiful than a gorgeously styled coffee table. It’s the perfect place to display all of your lovely nic-naks and coffee table books, not hiding them away on a bookshelf. I found these lovely pics, which give you perfect inspiration along with my tips to create this in your home 🙂

1. Play with colour and scale. Stacking smaller books on top of larger ones creates height and interest. Flowers are a great choice to accent colours from either your books, or from your interior. 

              

 2. Use decorative pieces. Any cute, small decorative pieces you have picked up at the markets, vintage shop or even at auction should be displayed on your coffee table… the qwirkier the better! I especially love that little crab! 🙂

 3. Keep it simple. Use shades and textures which compliment each other: Glass, crystal and metals look fab together… so do enamel, matt and gemstones… choose one accent pieces and keep the rest complimentary!

4. Don’t forget about the coffee table! Having a gorgeously styled coffee table will not hide an ugly canvas… Pick a table that will compliment your room. One of the best tips I can give those of you who have invested in a fabulous rug is to invest in a lovely glass coffee table, allow the rest of the elements in your room sing too 🙂

        Have a lovely week everyone!

Eclectic Beige Interior Design Look.

Throwing together neutrals is never difficult.. I found these great products which add a designer edge and character. My favourite is the armchair with the ‘Missoni like’ upholstery… this accent chair will instantly add some style to your home!

Get the Preen Colour Blocked Look In Your home!

Colour Blocking style with navy and orange… this look is so classy and very much on trend! What do you guys think!?

Art Deco Yellow and Black Master Bedroom…

This would be one of the many bedroom’s that I would very happily live in! I love the splashes of colour against the art deco detailing and lovely patterns…. divine!