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10

Apr

IF YOU’RE EVER IN… OXFORD

Ok, so yeah. We’ve covered Oxford before - but this time we’re feeling peckish. Here’s a short round up of our current favourite places to grab a bite:

The Jam Factory - conveniently located near the station, the building used to be a marmalade factory. Now it’s a restaurant, bar and gallery. We’re big fans of anywhere you can combine our twin loves of cake and art, and we love the chilled out atmosphere (and the coffee!)

Turl Street Kitchen - head off the high street and down the beautiful Turl Street, and you’ll come to this. As well as making an amazing latte (possibly the most amazing), the TSK offers incredible food, with a focus on great local produce. Their menus change daily too, depending on what’s in season and what the weather’s doing. They also have great floor tiles.

The Rusty Bicycle - this place is less centrally located, but well worth the trip out of the city centre. First and foremost a pub, but its cosy atmosphere and excellent menu make it a fave of ours any time of day. Also nearby - just a couple of doors down actually - is Oxfork, a little cafe intent on serving the best brunch in the city. They have Hot Ribena on the menu. Need we say any more?

03

Apr

SOME OF OUR FAVE… AL FRESCO ESSENTIALS
Summer’s getting closer, those evenings are getting lighter. Soon we’ll start feeling sad if we’re made to eat inside.
1. Concha Chair by Innit Designs from Rypen 2. Mason Beverage Dispenser by Style Setter from Amazon 3. Akasia Picnic Blanket from Urbanara 4. Solvinden Solar-Powered Light Chain from Ikea 5. Melamine Aqua ‘Hollywood’ Plate from Debenhams 6. Paper Straws from Kikkerland 7. Bubble Glass Cup from Howkapow 8. Linear Stem Yellow Salad Bowl by Orla Kiely from Utility Design 9. Macadam Folding Metal Chair from Habitat 10. Duni Cutlery from John Lewis

SOME OF OUR FAVE… AL FRESCO ESSENTIALS

Summer’s getting closer, those evenings are getting lighter. Soon we’ll start feeling sad if we’re made to eat inside.

1. Concha Chair by Innit Designs from Rypen 2. Mason Beverage Dispenser by Style Setter from Amazon 3. Akasia Picnic Blanket from Urbanara 4. Solvinden Solar-Powered Light Chain from Ikea 5. Melamine Aqua ‘Hollywood’ Plate from Debenhams 6. Paper Straws from Kikkerland 7. Bubble Glass Cup from Howkapow 8. Linear Stem Yellow Salad Bowl by Orla Kiely from Utility Design 9. Macadam Folding Metal Chair from Habitat 10. Duni Cutlery from John Lewis

02

Apr

We love the simple geometry in designer Lino Russo’s series Skymetric. We’re also a bit jealous of that blue sky. So many emotions.

01

Apr

We’re going through a bit of a watercolour renaissance ourselves at the moment, and seeing the stunning work of Sarah McCay makes us love it even more. Her work is delicate but bold, vintage but modern. (you can also follow her on tumblr and Instagram)

13

Mar

SOME OF OUR FAVE… SUNGLASSES
The sun has made about 3 appearances so far this year - so it’s practically summer! Some of these are affordable… others less so. But hey, we can dream!
1. Clubmaster Aluminum from Ray-Ban 2. Leonard II Red/Black from Illesteva 3. Tortie Pearl from Anthropologie 4. 1069 Mango from Cutler and Gross 5. Roundabout Acetate by Craig & Karl for Le Specs from Net-a-Porter 6. London Bridge Round from Urban Outfitters 7. Bellevue Dark Tortoise Polarized from TOMS 8. Glitter-finished Acetate & Metal Teashade by Miu Miu from Net-a-Porter 9. Russian Doll from BonLook

SOME OF OUR FAVE… SUNGLASSES

The sun has made about 3 appearances so far this year - so it’s practically summer! Some of these are affordable… others less so. But hey, we can dream!

1. Clubmaster Aluminum from Ray-Ban 2. Leonard II Red/Black from Illesteva 3. Tortie Pearl from Anthropologie 4. 1069 Mango from Cutler and Gross 5. Roundabout Acetate by Craig & Karl for Le Specs from Net-a-Porter 6. London Bridge Round from Urban Outfitters 7. Bellevue Dark Tortoise Polarized from TOMS 8. Glitter-finished Acetate & Metal Teashade by Miu Miu from Net-a-Porter 9. Russian Doll from BonLook

11

Mar

ON THE PLAYLIST
On every playlist at the moment, Featherstone by the Paper Kites.

ON THE PLAYLIST

On every playlist at the moment, Featherstone by the Paper Kites.

08

Mar

We’re enjoying a sunny weekend, which makes us ridiculously happy. Almost as happy as these illustrations by Alyssa Nassner. Happy happy happy.

Check out her website and Instagram.

06

Mar

We love a bit of embroidery but this is next level stuff. Check Izziyana Suhaimi’s tumblr or blog for more. Be inspired. 

04

Mar

Happy Pancake Day! Definitely one of our favourite days of the year. This year, why not try a recipe from the archives? These Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes are AMAZING… and these Fancypants Pancakes are super fun to make (and eat, obv).

(ps. How about topping your pancakes with some Chocolate Fudge Sauce?)

03

Mar

We’re big Paolo fans. Put a drink in our hand and we’ll gladly show you our Paolo-Swing-Music-Dance (it’s so cool it hurts). As such, we’re very excited about his new album, especially if this is anything to go by. Tune.

01

Mar

So we’re guessing you’ve heard of Mayhem? If not, where have you been? The 4 year old makes dresses with her mum, using little more than coloured paper and tape. And they’re good. So good that we’re tempted to start wearing paper.

Follow Mayhem’s mum on Instagram for more.

28

Feb

Well… this inspired us to just keep going. We can do it guys.

(Source: frohlocke)

26

Feb

ALMOND-CINNAMON-CHOCOLATINI

Catchy name right? We have quite a sweet tooth (you may have noticed), so this is perfect for us. It’s super tasty with or without alcohol - here we made the mocktail version.

You will need:

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • (optional) 100ml vanilla vodka, 100ml crème de cacao
  1. Mix together the cocoa powder and sugar. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the mixture, and put the rest in a small saucepan.
  2. Add the water and cinnamon to the pan, and simmer over a medium heat, gently whisking until all the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Remove from the heat, and let it cool to room temperature.
  4. Now to prep your glass - run water around the rim of the glass, then dip it into the cocoa mixture you set aside earlier.
  5. When the chocolate syrup is cool, put it in a cocktail shaker with the almond milk and some ice. Shake, then strain into the glass.

If you’re using alcohol, add it to the cocktail shaker in step 5. This recipe makes 2 drinks if you’re using greedy big glasses like us, or 4 martini glasses.