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2 December 2016

DIY Pine Cone Jewelled Wreath


Christmas wreaths come in all different colours and sizes. They vary from traditional to glamorous, and small details can make all the difference. I have been challenged by Harveys Furniture to create a jewelled festive decoration and below is my take on a jewelled Christmas wreath. 

Jewelled wreaths are particularly captivating and can stylishly modernise your home. Wreaths are a very versatile Christmas decoration as they can be added to your Christmas styled vignette or placed in any room to add a touch of Christmas charm. Christmas LED lights can also be placed around the wreath to add even more sparkle. Bring some glamour to your Christmas decorations with this simple tutorial to create your own sparkling Christmas Wreath.

YOU WILL NEED:

• Polystyrene Wreath
• Mini Pine Cones
• Crystal Acrylic Stones
• PVA Glue
• Silver Glitter Spray 
• Ribbon, for the bow
STEP BY STEP:

Step 1 - Choose the size of your polystyrene wreath. It can be as big or as small as you like. If you're opting for a larger wreath more accessories such as pine cones and acrylic stones will be needed. 

Step 2 - Spray the polystyrene wreath with silver glitter spray and leave to dry.

Step 3 - Once the wreath is dry get four pine cones and stick them in equal distance onto the wreath. Fill the rest of the wreath with the rest of the pine cones. 

Step 4 - Begin sticking the crystal acrylic gems onto the wreath in between the pine cones using PVA glue. 

Step 5 - Once the gems are dry get a ribbon of choice and make a bow. Using PVA glue, stick the ribbon onto the top of the wreath as shown.



For more creative Christmas DIY ideas check out the Harveys Furniture Blog.

Have a lovely weekend!

Natalia xo
THIS POST IS IN COLLABORATION WITH HARVEYS FURNITURE – BUT ALL VIEWS ARE MY OWN
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29 November 2016

"Share the sound you love. Anywhere."



DALI, Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries have just launched a stunningly new portable, battery powered bluetooth speaker, which delivers such an incredibly beautiful sound.

The DALI KATCH is magnificently designed, in a compact chassis, elegantly wrapped in beautifully coloured solid casing. It's available in three different colour schemes, Green Moss, Dark Shadow and Cloud Grey, being my favourite.

Aside from the miraculous and incredibly gorgeous design, what I love about the DALI KATCH is that it's portable. I've been able to take my DALI KATCH everywhere with me from friends houses to road trips. It's perfect for parties as the sound emitted from such a compact piece of design is outstanding. It's definitely one of the best designed loudspeakers I have seen this year!




THIS POST IS IN COLLABORATION WITH DALI – BUT ALL VIEWS ARE MY OWN
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28 November 2016

TG-Studio - St Pancras NW1




TG-Studio are the ones behind this miraculously designed three bedroom penthouse located in St Pancras Chambers. There are three floors adorned with beautiful design and decor. The first two floors are occupied with entertaining where the top mezzanine, which is accessed by a private staircase is occupied by the master bedroom, which has a walk in wardrobe and en suite. This penthouse is a stunning example of modern design with a touch of traditional elegance.










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21 November 2016

Wintered up with Welligogs



A good pair of stylish leather boots is a wardrobe essential. When I came across Welligogs and their beautiful equestrian styled apparel I couldn't stop daydreaming about country walks in the Cotswolds or stylish coffee breaks in London. Welligogs represents British design. With each piece being hand-cut and sewn, Welligogs portrays the British countryside with a modern twist through their colour palette and precision to detail. Both the Camilla wax gilet and Mayfair boots shown can be worn in the countryside or in a fast-paced cosmopolitan city such as London. Welligogs' apparel is superbly stylish and made from high quality tweed, wool, was and leather. From wintering up with Welligogs I can say that comfort, function, performance and style best describes this gorgeous British brand. I can't wait to wear these boots during the Christmas holidays!




THIS POST IS IN COLLABORATION WITH WELLIGOGS – BUT ALL VIEWS ARE MY OWN

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9 November 2016

Zia Teresa's 60th Anniversary





I had the wonderful pleasure of attending Zia Teresa's 60th birthday party last week. It was a delightful culinary experience with a fine menu including Tagliatelle della Zia, Branzino alla Griglia, which was a lovely grilled fillet of Sea bass with a delicious vegetable caponata and we finished off with a soft, flavoursome slice of Panettone with chocolate sauce and mascarpone.

Zia Teresa began its delightful journey sixty years ago. Their founder, Lorenzo Fraquelli had already successfully established Italian cooking in London in the early 1950's. In 1956 he decided to venture out and open his own restaurant in London's Knightsbridge called Zia Teresa. The exquisite restaurant has been with the Fraquelli family since it first opened.

Upon entering, I was welcomed with a smile and instantly felt a part of this family run business. The friendly Italian culture is automatically sensed and the atmosphere is quite convivial. I had the pleasure of tasting their special anniversary menu and their main menu is equally exceptional. The fact that it's located in Knightsbridge, just around the corner from Harrods is also ideal and it's also close to the museums in South Kensington, which is fabulous.

Complimenting the menu is the restaurants classic interior. It's splendidly detailed and ornately italian inspired with a touch of romance.





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