Archive :   March   2014
POSTED March 31, 2014 11:41 am IN:

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released a brand new family portrait with Prince George and pet Lupo, ahead of their tour of Australia and New Zealand.  The adorable photo was taken back in mid-March and shows the happy family perched in a window at their Kensington Palace home.  The Duchess of Cambridge looked stunning as ever in a cream ruffled shirt whilst the eight month old Prince looked charming in a custom made baby blue jumper, with his name written across the front.  Their gorgeous cocker-spaniel, Lupo, who has now featured in both their official family portraits, looks on as Prince George gazes lovingly into his eyes.  You’ve got a friend for life there, dear Prince George…

Prince George

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POSTED March 30, 2014 10:00 am IN:

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mother’s across the country.  I hope you have woken up to a day of rest, special gifts and fabulous flowers (and hopefully a scrumptious breakfast!).  Put your feet up and enjoy being spoilt with kindness and showered with love.  You truly deserve it.

With lots of love.

PS.  Don’t forget we are still open for Mother’s Day orders and London delivery.

jamjars

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POSTED March 29, 2014 9:02 am IN:

Mothering Sunday is just one day away so make sure you surprise your mother with a gorgeous Wild at Heart arrangement.  We have so much for you to choose from, head down to a Wild at Heart shop and one of my fabulous florists will create a bespoke Mother’s Day bouquet, perfect in every way.  We are open all day today and tomorrow, Mother’s Day. Alternatively, you can order online for London Delivery or call 0207 229 1174 (option 4).

If that isn’t enough to tempt you, courtesy of the Meringue Girls, for every Mother’s Day bouquet bought, you will also receive a colourful bag of their sweet tasting meringues. Plus, in celebration of our collaboration with SEAMS Beauty, a hand technician will be offering a hand massage all morning [Saturday 29th] to our fabulous customers.*

Wild at Heart Liberty, Great Marlborough Street, London, W1B 5AH T: +44 (0)20 7573 9563
Turquoise Island, 222 Westbourne Grove, London, W11 2RH T: +44(0) 20 7727 3095
Pimlico Road, 30A Pimlico Road, London, SW1W 8LJ, T: +44(0) 20 7229 1174 (option 4)

*Pimlico Road only

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POSTED March 28, 2014 3:50 pm IN:

It was party time at Fortnum and Mason last night as celebrations were thrown for the launch of fabulous fashion blog, Mrs Alice in her Palace. The gorgeous host, Alice Naylor Leyland, looked absolutely stunning in a white lace dress as she was joined by friends including Poppy Delevingne, Laura Bailey and Princess Beatrice.  Pink champagne flowed and scrumptious bites of cakes were devoured as guests enjoyed the party sounds from DJ, Mary Charteris.

Held in the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon, the room was an essence of magic, with its quaint and delicate interior and our beautiful pink, sparkling blossom tree.  Silver vintage beakers of dreamy wax flower, roses and anemones looked utterly sweet around the room.

Thank you Alice, for asking us to be involved and a huge well done on a wonderful evening!

Mrs Alice

 

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POSTED March 27, 2014 2:03 pm IN:

When it comes of food, few things are as exciting, nostalgic or charming as memories of being in your mother’s kitchen. This Mothering Sunday, children of all ages will be spoiling their mother with generous gifts, copious amounts of love – and hopefully a rest from cooking!

I have a terribly sweet tooth, if I had my way I would probably live on slices of honey cake, treats of chocolate and generally anything scrumptious and sugary.  Although, (I promise!) I have been trying to turn over a new leaf and eat my vegetables and enjoy all the goodness you receive from fresh, healthy food.  So, sharing one of my favourite sweet recipes with you is a mouth-watering task for yours truly.  This fabulous banoffee pie is a recipe from my gorgeous friend, Sophie Conran, and is always a huge delight with friends and family.  It’s easy to do, delicious and will be the perfect Mother’s Day gesture this Sunday.  Enjoy with a touch of cinnamon added into the crushed biscuits.

Right, time for a snack of rice crackers and a drink of coconut water…

 Recipe for Mother’s Day Banoffee Pie

SERVES 8

You will need a 24cm (9 in) springform tin

18 digestive biscuits

200g (7oz) butter, melted (healthy option: almond butter)

400g (14oz) tin condensed milk (healthy option: coconut milk)

4 bananas, thinly sliced

400ml (14fl oz) double cream (healthy option: yoghurt)

½ tbsp caster sugar

2 pieces of chocolate

Place the digestives in the tin. Crush them well using a potato masher or the end of a rolling pin. Pour the melted butter over the crushed biscuits and mix it well. Pat the biscuit mixture down until it is compact and flat and then place the tin in the fridge to let the base harden overnight.

Put the unopened tin of condensed milk in a pan and cover with a lid. Fill the pan with water so it comes halfway up the tin. Simmer over a low heat for 2 ½ hours, topping up the water as necessary. Remove the tin from the pan and run cold water over it until it is completely cool. Set aside.

Remove the biscuit base from the tin and place it on a serving plate. Open the tin; the milk would have turned into toffee. Spread the contents evenly over the biscuit base. You will probably only need about half the tin, but it is up to you how much you use. Leave 3cm (1 inch) around the edge, so the bananas don’t slide off the pie. Pile the banana slices onto the pie so they cover the toffee.

Whip the cream into soft peaks using an electric whisk, adding the vanilla and sugar towards the end. Dollop the cream on top of the bananas and grate with chocolate.

Tip: You only need about half of the tin of condensed milk, so the rest can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge and used as a toffee sauce. I like to heat it and pour it over ice cream and bananas.

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POSTED March 26, 2014 10:44 am IN:

With our nationwide delivery service, you can celebrate all the wonderful reasons why you love your mother this Mother’s Day.  Wherever she may be, shower her with love and gifts and treat her to a special delivery of beautiful flowers.

But hurry, you don’t have long to order your bouquet for nationwide delivery*. You have until 3pm tomorrow, Thursday2 7th (for delivery Friday) or 3pm on Friday 28th (for delivery on Saturday) to order your bouquet online.  You can view my full Mother’s Day Collection here.

 

*UK mainland only

NN6

 

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POSTED March 25, 2014 3:59 pm IN: ,

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, the press are going crazy for all things floral.  My gorgeous Mother’s Day collection is gracing the pages of many fabulous magazines and inspiring readers for the perfect gift for their mother. This week, among the hordes of Mother’s Day orders, I will be stealing five minutes to myself and burying my head among the pages of press we’ve received…. And surfacing with a huge smile on my face!  Thank you.

To see our full coverage album, visit my Facebook page.

 

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POSTED March 25, 2014 10:37 am IN:

Brides the Show returned for its second event this weekend, showcasing everything a bride could ever wish for.

From stunning catwalk shows and beauty demonstrations to expert interviews and interactive classes, not to mention the fantastic Meringue Girls, inspiration was at every turn. Congratulations to the fabulous Brides Magazine team for yet another wonderful show.

Now, here are a few of my favourite things from the show…

Meringue Girls

I was delighted to be supporting the Meringue Girls at Brides the Show, creating a stunning floral display that had guests staring in amazement. A vision of a rose rainbow, we used a combination of Amnesia, Sweet Avalanche, cream Avalanche, Memory Lane, Wanted, peach Avalanche, yellow roses, Green Tea roses and Ocean Song. The rainbow meringue wedding cake tier was truly fabulous and would make a real show-stopper for a wedding, while their beautiful bespoke meringue kisses are ideal as wedding favours. Thank you Alex & Stacey  x

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Exhibition
Art With A Heart is a wonderful charity auction in aid of The British Heart Foundation. Having asked various famous faces from the fashion, art, music and media worlds what their ultimate wedding dress would look like, the results were available to view first-hand at the show. The collection of sketches featured designs from Zandra Rhodes, Lulu Guinness, Hilary Alexander and Grayson Perry just to name a few. For more details and to place a bid, visit www.gavelandgrand.com/auctions/brides

ART

 

Stationery
There’s just something about stationery that I love. Eagle Eye Bride certainly caught my eye with their creative and fun display. With stationery that expresses your personality as well as being stylish and cool, their coordinating collections of stationery, decorations and event photo booths means a unique and personal touch to your big day.

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Woburn Abbey
As one of my favourite venues, it was a pleasure to provide this gorgeous arrangement for their stand, that featured scented pink O’hara, Secret Garden, All for Love and Cheerio roses, along with blush lilac and green hydrangea. Based in Bedfordshire, set in 3000 acres of deer park land, the Woburn Estate provides a stunning backdrop for weddings and offers three different venues for your wedding – it’s just fantastic.

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A few other highlights of the show included personal wedding tours with wedding planner extraordinaire, Bruce Russell and Circa Gelato who have over 450 ice-cream flavours to choose from, including, Earl Grey.  The Wedding Shop was also must visit for the most fabulous wedding list service. Then finally our favourite florist of the show has to be the lovely Mary Jane Vaughan, who created a unique and stylish display and was awarded the Editor’s Gold Award for her stand.

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Happy planning x

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POSTED March 24, 2014 4:40 pm IN:

If my gorgeous collection of Mother’s Day Bouquets and exquisite gifts isn’t enough for you this Mother’s Day, then head down to my Pimlico Road store this coming weekend and be spoilt with luxurious massages and sweet tasting meringues.

From Thursday 27th, the fabulous Meringue Girls will be delivering a crate of their colourful meringues, which will be given as an added treat to anyone purchasing a Mother’s Day bouquet. Rainbow flavours range from coconut, dark chocolate and hazelnut to lavender, raspberry and gin and tonic.

On Saturday 29th, in celebration of our Mother’s Day collaboration with SEAMS Beauty, a hand technician will be visiting Pimlico Road in the morning and offering a massage to all our fabulous customers.  Order the elegant Forever Love bouquet and SEAMS handcream online or in-store; the perfect gift for the woman has held your hands through the years.

NEWSLETTER

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POSTED March 24, 2014 12:12 pm IN:

Organised by the fabulous pet website PetsPyjamas.com, last week saw our furry four legged friends take centre stage at fundraising exhibition, The Company of Dogs.  Several celebrities agreed to be photographed with their dogs by famous animal photographer Gerrard Gethings and all prints were auctioned off as one-of-a-kind limited editions in an online auction and exhibition (petspyjamas.com/the-company-of-dogs).  My beautiful Tia was also chosen to model (she’s a natural!) and her gorgeous print is available online for bidding. Step aside, Kate Moss….!

Well done to Jenny Freeman of Pets Pyjamas for a hugely successful and fun evening, and the continued hard work of the Dogs Trust.

tia

 

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