The holiday season is here which is the perfect time to gather your friends and family and enjoy some laughs, good conversation and a delicious meal together.
Whether you host a small intimate event or one that is over flowing with people, spending time on creating a beautiful table setting can help make the event a truly memorable one. Here are some ideas to help inspire you.
Once again, December has arrived without warning and Christmas feels like it may as well be tomorrow. And if you’re anything like the rest of us, you’ll be starting to worry about having everything prepared for Christmas - gifts, food, bedding for guests and the rest!
But Christmas is a holiday, first and foremost. You deserve as much of a break as everyone else in the household, so if you’re pulling the organising weight in your house these holidays, we’ve prepared some tips to help lighten the load.
A childhood diet based on white bread, frozen vegetables and char coaled meat, resulted in our new food editor developing recipes that are firstly healthy and tried and tested on the fussiest of critics - her family.
From easy to assemble smoked trout canapes to grain free stuffed turkey breast through to a mouth watering mango and berry trifle, these delicious healthy Christmas menu options will delight young, old and the fussiest of guests. We hope you enjoy!
This Christmas why not try something new and see what you can up-cycle from around the home.
You can recycle and up-cycle items in your home like old books, newspapers, unwanted coathangers or even your furniture. It’s a cheap way to make something unique and a great way to get the kids involved. When Christmas is over it’s easy to recycle the materials and create something new each year.
When most people think of a “child-appropriate” backyard, they have visions of plastic furniture that soon becomes faded and tired-looking, outdated swing sets, messy sandpits and a yard strewn with bikes, scooters and balls. Essentially all the things you don’t want in a sophisticated, elegant outdoor space.
The good news is it doesn’t have to be this way. It is possible to have an outdoor area that’s suitable for both grown-up entertaining and children at play. The trick is in the planning.