Miffy the bunny girl|
On 22/03/2012 in Books
How one innocent little white rabbit with a kiss for lips came to be a classic icon in children's literature
Born in the Chinese Year of the Rabbit, perhaps it was fate that dictated that Dick Bruna should find inspiration from a sweet little white rabbit. Since her very first incarnation as a scribbled drawing for Bruna’s young son in 1955, Miffy – or Nijntje as she is called in her na...
Winter Warmer Recipe: Shepherd's Pie|
On 30/11/2011 in Recipes
Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines' gourmet twist on the classic comfort food
Serves: 4Preparation Time: 30 minutesCooking Time: 1 hourShepherd’s pie mix:300g lamb mince500ml lamb stock (or a good chicken stock)50g carrot, diced small50g celery, diced small50gr Celeriac, diced small50g onion diced2 cloves garlic minced15g rosemary chopped10g thyme chopped1...
Tuttons Restaurant, Covent Garden|
On 17/06/2013 in Restaurants
Languish in the lush surroundings of this classic style brasserie, as you peruse the goings-on in Covent Garden's buzzing piazza
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION is the oft-uttered mantra of the esteemed estate agent, and there are few places in central London that boast a position quite so prized as that of eaterie Tuttons, perched as it is on a corner of Covent Garden Piazza, with a brilliant vista on the bu...
On 31/03/2009 in Recipes
Here’s a British classic that’s eaten in homes across the country every Sunday.Serves 4
IngredientsFor the filling40ml (1½fl oz) water60g (2¼oz) golden caster sugar400g (14oz) rhubarbFor the crumble85g (3oz) plain flour85g (3oz) golden caster sugar1 tsp ground cinnamonA pinch of salt100g (3½oz) unsalted butterCooking InstructionsPreheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas M...
Bugaboo meets Missoni, at Harrods|
On 15/05/2011 in Food & Lifestyle Shopping
Fulfill all your style cravings at the Harrods Baby Shop, from classically chic swaddling blankets to the latest Bugaboo collaboration with Missoni
The Cameleon (right) and the Bee (left)Chic maternity wear from Blossom Mother + Child, stylish changing bags by Pink Lining, snuggly swaddling blankets by Aden + Anais, elegant nursery furniture by Maclaren and reams of beautiful childrenswear... we have discovered an emporium o...
On 11/08/2011 in Europe
There’s something romantic about renting a classic apartment in the middle of Paris, and Holiday Lettings has a huge range of accommodation in the French capital
A 17th-century apartment on the doorstep of the Louvre sleeps four and includes free internet access for £688 per week. Or go for a Left Bank rooftop duplex apartment, from £1,585 per week, near the Luxembourg Gardens where children can sail model boats and ride on the vintage ca...
Paul Smith - The People's Fashion Designer|
On 02/06/2011 in Fashion Awards
Classic with a twist has become the buzzword for Paul Smith style. We chat to the designer, Sir Paul Smith, whose first career aspirations included professional cycling!
(L-R) Sir Paul Smith as a youngster and Paul Smith Junior SS11What is your name and where did you grow up? Paul Smith, NottinghamWhat is your job? Fashion DesignerDo you have a nickname? Not that I know of!What did you want to be when you grew up? A professional racing cyclistWha...
Mozzarella And Sun-Blushed Tomato Risotto With Basil|
On 29/03/2011 in Recipes
Another delicious recipe taken from Risotto: Delicious Recipes For Italy's Classic Rice Dish by Maxine Clark with photographs by Martin Brigdale (Ryland Peters & Small, £14.99)
When you dip your fork into this risotto, you will come across pockets of melting mozzarella. Mix in the tomato topping and you will make more strings. Try to use mozzarella di bufala – it has a fresh, lactic bite well-suited to this recipe.Serves 4Ingredients1.5 litres (3/4 pint...
A to Z of Cool Britannia |
On 28/05/2010 in Leisure
Everything that's great and groovy, funky and fabulous for families in the UK
Flying the flag from vintage chic to modern contemporary classics, Junior celebrates the very best of British
Fred Perry Spring/Summer 2012|
On 14/11/2011 in Shopping
Preview highlights from the Fred Perry Spring/Summer 2012 collection
At Fred Perry we were presented with a small but perfectly formed boys collection, with bright colours a-plenty. There was of course the classic Harrison jacket, with beautiful tartan lining. Variations from the classic Fred Perry polo shirt