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HAVE YOURSELF A MONOCHROME CHRISTMAS

By ARCHIVE

I’m still obsessed with monochrome. I thought I had left it behind, but then I stumbled upon French By Design’s 2015 Christmas and Nordic Design’s inspirational festive posts and they pulled me back in.

This year a four-year-old is going to highjack my tree with an array of  homemade decorations, so this is my fantasy christmas decoration list for a minimal monochrome Christmas.

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EERIE LONDON – A SPOOKY WEEKEND IN THE CAPITAL

By ARCHIVE

Halloween is fast approaching which can only mean one thing, it’s time to plan a spooky weekend in the capital. So, once you’ve painted your face in Day of the Dead fashion (á la like Maiwenn), where should you head if you’re looking to avoid the obvious commercialised events around town and want an altogether more alternative experience for your ‘All Hallows Eve’?

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CHIA BREAKFAST PUDDING WITH MANGO AND COCONUT

By ARCHIVE
how to make chia breakfast pudding with mango and coconut milk

Pudding for breakfast? Yes, please! But before you start thinking of whipped cream and chocolate for brunch (now that’s an idea) I have to tell you this ridiculously good morning treat actually strays dangerously close to smug food territory…

First of all, it’s made with virtuous chia seeds – they’re loaded with antioxidants, calcium and fibre, and are low-GI so give you a good, long energy boost.

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HOW TO MAKE A SUPER-QUICK CELEBRITY MASK

By ARCHIVE
make your own super quick celebrity mask

You may well be wondering when on earth you’d need to make a celebrity mask. Well, dear friends, there are plenty of occasions where a super-quick celebrity mask can save your bacon. Let’s say you’re invited to a fancy dress party and you can’t be bothered to create an elaborate costume… Or, as happened to me recently, you’re asked by your seven year-old daughter to organise a Taylor Swift party.

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EASY AUTUMN BAKING: PLUM AND ALMOND TART RECIPE

By ARCHIVE, FOOD
easy autumn baking plum and almond tart

Autumn is upon us – what else could make us all feel better than a freshly baked tart using seasonal fruit? This quick and easy plum and almond tart recipe merely involves a little puff pastry, a good spread of almond paste and a scattering of crisp and sour sliced plums, and voila!

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