Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Things to do for Mothers Day

Not sure how to treat your mum this Mother's Day? Check out some of our ideas below.

Dine in on luxurious finger sandwiches with fillings such as smoked salmon, ham and mustard and cucumber, scones with jam and clotted cream, homemade cakes, tea or coffee and a small glass of house wine for Afternoon Tea at Hatton Court.

Hatton Court
Check out the deal we have found for you here.

Fancy treating your mum to something a little more hands-on this year?

Why not try The Creative Cake Academy's incredible cake decorating classes and book you and your mum in for a little cake TLC this month.

Treat your mum to an afternoon of decorating treats in this lovely location in Cheltenham
Places to eat

Dinner out with your mum just got sweeter. Why not try dinner at a local restaurant?

For something a little European, check out L'Artisan in the centre of Cheltenham,

The French cuisine and calming atmosphere is perfect for a Mother's Day meal out, and the restaurant has been rated 5*'s on TripAdvisor. Check out their website for more info.

C  & W's African Experience in Gloucester is another fun meal out option for you and your mum this year! Completely different to anything you have ever experienced previously, you are sure to have fun!

Think your mum would prefer Tapas more? Sebz Restaurant in Gloucester is the obvious choice.

Not feeling exotic cuisine? No worries!

Check out Dinner at Six in Stroud for amazing meals sure to make any mouth hungry and presentation to make Heston Blumenthal cry. Book a table here.

Looking for an ethical and sustainable Mother's Day gift? Our shop has plenty of mum-worthy clothes, jewellery and candles to make her swoon. 

The Adian Embellished Blouse and Eduora Pleated Skirt are perfect for any occasion. Be it a gift for your mum, or for you to wear to a meal out or shopping spree with her!

Not sure what she would like? Why not pick her up a card and voucher and let her choose?

For the Mum that loves a good smell, pick up one of our curated brands candles from Lola's Apothecary here.

Want to treat her to all of them? Why not buy the Empress of Roses Hamper?

The new season comes with promises of longer days and warmer weather. Pick up your mum some fresh flowers from Fleurs De Rue in the centre of Stroud.

Is jewellery better suited to your mum? Check out LilyFlo's beautiful pieces here.

Shop mothers day gifts from M & M this year. #madiamatildagifts

Whatever you and your mum get up to this Mother's Day, we hope you enjoy yourselves!

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

NEWS - Red Nose Day 2017

In support of Red Nose Day 2017, Madia & Matilda are happy to announce we will be giving a £1 donation to the charity for every sale made until the end of the month.

Look as Ab-Fab as Jo this Red Nose Day and support children in the UK and Africa suffering from poverty and injustice.

Adele Cream Shirt
Why not try out our Adele Cream Shirt and Eurora Pleated Skirt for a combo perfect for giggling in this Red Nose Day?

Eurora Pleated Skirt
Thank you for your support!

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Mothers Day Plans & Gifts

Mother's Day is a treasured opportunity to say thanks to your mum for everything she does for you every day of the year.

Spoil your mum,This mothers day with a cute gift or card from Madia & Matilda.

New Jewellery from the showcase arriving soon! the pictures above are a small taster of what you could get for Mothers Day

Sustainable Shopper. A two tone tote bag that's ideal for the grocery run! Upcycled bag that mums will love.

Create your own afternoon tea party. With our new selection of handcrafted Teas from Lola's Apothecary or if your looking for a day trip to the Cotswold's why not try the Hatton Court Hotel. A lovely treat for the weekend. 

Because your mum deserves the best 

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Friday, 17 March 2017

It's 5 o'clock somewhere in the world...

With the discovery that last month had one of the best national days we have ever heard of, we have spent this month experimenting with various Margarita recipes to celebrate the 22nd February as National Margarita Day! But as today is St Patrick's day, when is better to have a Margarita? The lime juice counts as one of your 5-a-day, right?

This is v important to remember.

So in light of this incredible discovery, here is our #1 recipe to make the perfect Classic Margarita. You can thank us later.

Where can we get one of these cocktail-serving dogs? Asking for a friend.

The Classic

Level: Easy.
Time to make: 10 minutes.
Serving: 1

©       35ml/1¼fl oz Reposado Tequila
©       20ml/¾fl oz Cointreau
©       35ml/1¼fl oz fresh lime juice
©       A handful of ice cubes
©       A lime wedge, to garnish


©       Pour the Tequila, Cointreau and lime juice into a cocktail shaker.
©       Add a handful of ice cubes and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
©       Strain into a Martini glass with half the rim damped with water, then dipped in salt.
©       Add a lime wedge on the rim to garnish

Enjoy, and remember – it’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

NEWS - Alterations

Are your comfiest pair of jeans starting to show how often you wear them? Do you want to restyle a new garment to make it new again? Simply need a zip stitching? HELLO!

At Madia & Matilda, you might be aware that we do lots of upcycling of old garments, as well as our seasonal collections. Pop in or give us a quick call or email to give you a quote for an alteration or you can even book in online.

All of our alterations are priced individually, check out our price list! We are sure they will prove much more economical for you than buying new items for your wardrobe.

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Thursday, 9 March 2017


With International Women's Day being yesterday, we thought we would take the time to celebrate all things Female. Here at Madia & Matilda, we believe women should relish in the achievements of each other and celebrate our beauty and uniqueness as individual women and our clothes are designed to celebrate that.

Each lovely lady in your life - be it your gal pals, your mum, a sister or aunt, or even a celeb you look up to - is important in shaping who you are, and we want to celebrate YOU! To do this, women should support each others strengths and weakness and relish in our individuality and unique beauty.

Love Your Body. 

Why not try some of our Lola's Apothecary scented candles to make loving your body just a little sweeter? A beauty label Loved by Emma Watson our Girl Crush and inspirational ethical advocate.

Another option would be to treat yourself, or a lovely lady in your life, to something from our new collection, available today. Can't choose? Why not pick up a voucher and choose later?

We are all about the good vibes! 

Lets keep it going! Help us celebrate International Womens Day today by posting a selfie on Instagram with the hashtag #madiamatildababes #InternationalWomensDay and tagging @madiamatilda_insider for a chance to be featured on our Insider Instagram later this week!

Be proud of who you are!

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

AREA CODE - Curious in Cardiff

Today we want to celebrate the lovely city that is Cardiff, which is where our showcase is taking us next! Why not join us on the 10th and take the time to enjoy some of these awesome opportunities at the same time?

1)    Cardiff Bay

Cardiff’s waterfront offers loads to do for all ages and interests. Not only is it home to various eateries, boat trips and cultural attractions, but it is enough to keep you occupied all day, and night. The Cardiff Bay barrage holds a wicked kids’ playground to entertain any little ones you might have with you, and boat trips are available if you prefer to see the Bay from a little closer up. Our particular favourite has to be Mermaid Quay bars and amusements though, so keep an eye out for those!

2)    National Museum Cardiff and St Fagans National History Museum

The National Museum Cardiff is one that’s fun for all the family, as it is home to the likes of Impressionist paintings and dinosaurs and the world’s largest Leatherback Turtle and a skeleton of a Humpback Whale! They even offer a Guided Tour daily from 12.30pm that last approximately 35 minutes.

St Fagans Museum is also another top 10. Not only is it one of Europe's leading open–air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction, but admission is also free! The Museum has been open since 1948 and is still going strong, with various events taking place on site throughout the year. Check out what they have to offer here.

3)    Cardiff Castle

A must-see for any history buff you are bringing along with you! Explore the stunning blast-to-the-past and history within the castles walls.
4)    Farmers Market

This is perhaps our number one on our list of Cardiff to-dos! Not only is the food all locally sourced, something we here at Madia and Matilda are very passionate about, but they also support local businesses. The Market is celebrating its 19th year this year and is sure to be another incredible year. Check it out here.

5)    The Cardiff Story

The Cardiff Story is a good way to start your own Cardiff story of explorations! It is housed in the beautiful Old Library Building in the middle of the city and, quite literally, tells the story of Cardiff! This includes the transformation of Cardiff from a small market town to the cosmopolitan city we know and love nowadays. Find out more here.
Don’t just listen to me, take a sneak peek at what these Cardiff bloggers have to say about the EPIC city here.
Have a great trip!

Sincerely Madia & Matilda