Showing posts with label Gloucestershire. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gloucestershire. Show all posts

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Clothes To Wear In Quarantine Or Going For A Walk

For Classic Eternal style, Make It M&M

Timeless staples with a modern twist. Cool classic styles to wear at home and out for a walk, the season's prep essentials embody an eternal summer.

Shop Styles

Vera - Vest Top

Delma - Playsuit  Chelsea - Denim Skirt & Lara Crop Top

To shop these items and more see here

Sincerely Madia & Matilda 

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Things to do This Oct & Nov - Culture

Things to do in Gloucestershire

SVA, The Good Shed, Stroud

Live music performance from Emily Barker and special guest Jack Carty. Preforming songs from her latest album, Sweet Kind of Blue, a fusion of soul, blues, country and folk, Emily will be taking to the stage on Saturday 3rd November at 7:30pm. 
Click here to purchase tickets and find out more about the event.

Gloucester zombie walk 

Cafe Rene,  Southgate Street, Gloucester
Back by popular demand, the Gloucester zombie walk will return to the streets of Gloucester city centre. Free of charge, this years walk will be raising money for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice. Join the scary stroll on Saturday 27th October, 3pm - 5pm.
For more information on this event, click here.

Stroud Farmers’ Market

Certified Farmers MarketEvery Saturday 9 am-2 pm

Cornhill Market Place & Surrounding Streets, Stroud GL5 2HH                

Near Madia & Matilda HQ

Stroud Farmers’ Market is multi award-winning and is well known as one of the biggest, busiest and most popular farmers’ market in the UK. The market was awarded Best Farmers’ Market in the UK for 2013 for a second time by FARMA. At Stroud Farmers market there is streets lined with stalls, selling a range of fresh and local produce. From meats and charcuterie to fruit and vegetables, desserts, preserves and pickles to bread, cheese and plants.

You're sure to find a product you love at this market.

For more details, click here.

Cheltenham Literature Festival

109-111 Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LS

Find a book you love at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, the world's oldest literature festival with over 500 events - Covering history, art, current affairs, sport, food and fashion, there's something for everyone's taste. World renowned this 10-day celebration is not one to miss!  Including  top i
cons, pop stars, extraordinary comedians, amazing actors. To visit & find out more, click here

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Easter 2018: The Food Edit (No Chocolate Here!)

For all you peeps who like to do something special to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus/chocolate bunnies, this is for you! Of course, there's the good ol' Egg Hunt (who's dressing up as Mr Bunny this year?), a family walk, or church. Whatever Easter looks like for you, you can't beat a bite to eat with the Fam. We've got some ideas to kick things off. 

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Places to Eat
The Cotswolds are famous for the broad range of places where you can get some truly amazing, locally produced food. Here are three of our favourites:

Lavendar Bakehouse is a little teashop and cafe in Chalford, just by the canal. They source their ingredients as locally as possible and you can taste the love they put into the food! This is a lovely place for brunch or cake, or both! 

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The Canteen is Nailsworth's quirky, yummy offering to the Cotswolds' food scene, drawing celebrity attention stars such as Liam Gallagher. The food is incredibly good and the cafe backs onto Domestic Science, a mini emporium supplying chic vintage homewares, quality office supplies and much more. 

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Wild Garlic is also based in Nailsworth (Naily's got it all, folks!). Jay Raynor is a big fan— need we say more? We will anyway. Chef Patron Matthew Beardshall handpicks local, seasonal ingredients with which to create his dishes. And did we mention the "locally sourced traditional roast" on the Sunday lunch menu?! (Psst! Booking recommended).

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If 'forking' out for a full meal isn't for you, you could ask everyone to make their favourite dish (assign some people to sweet, some to savoury, some to drinks etc.) and put on a bring and share. Something a bit different, and if you find dates like Easter stressful, 
it should take the edge off! 

Whatever you're doing on the Easter weekend, we hope you have the loveliest, yummiest time! (And good luck with the rest of Lent!)

Sincerely, Madia & Matilda

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Sustainable Christmas

Happy Sustainable Christmas!

It’s a well-known fact that we all enjoy indulging ourselves a little more than usual at Christmas – whether it be by buying our loved ones more gifts planned, treating yourself while Christmas shopping (cos that shizzle is exhausting!), or having to unzip your jeans after dinner. But spoiling ourselves this season does not mean we need to spoil our planet too.

Here are a few tips to help you enjoy a sustainable Christmas this year. Challenge accepted? 

1) Sustainable Christmas Trees

Christmas is a massive tree brushing the ceiling of your living room, adorned with glittery baubles and lights and memories of Christmases past, right? Doesn't have to be! Why not try an artificial tree for a more Sustainable Christmas – these can be bought from most shops and last on average up to 20 years.

Not only that, but they come in all shapes and sizes – for example, there is the classic artificial tree, but also more unconventional trees such as this stunning steel tree above. Stick it away in the loft when January rolls around and re-use every year!

Another option for a sustainable Christmas tree would be to rent one! Yes, you read that right. There are now companies all over the UK, such as Forever Green, Christmas Tree Rentals, or Living Christmas who specialise in growing Christmas trees in pots. You simply order yours, they deliver it and you water it every day. Then, come January, the company comes to pick it back up and look after it all year until it gets rented again the following Christmas. The benefit of this is that trees are not simply being planted to be chopped right down again come Christmas time. Here at M&M, we think renting Christmas trees is a pretty great idea and will certainly be renting ours from now on!

2) Eco-friendly decorations

There is nothing prettier than an autumnal wreath on the front door at Christmas time and our friends at Fleur de Rue in Stroud Town Centre are selling the most stunning wreaths that would look amazing in any home this winter!

Why not pop down to their stall and have a little nosey for yourself at their beautiful pieces?

3) Recycle your tree!

You do not have to rent a tree or buy a fake one to be sustainable this Christmas. Make sure to recycle your tree when Christmastime is over and ensure you're not contributing to the 90% that end up in a landfill. For advice on recycling your tree, simply call your local council.

4) Send e-cards

Not in the mood to handwrite hundreds of Christmas cards this year? No worries – check out how to create an e-card and then email them to your recipients. The process takes minutes and all your cards can be sent at the same time – saving you time and effort, which means more time to get into the Christmas spirit with your family and save trees in the process! Win-win! Or a voucher from us, now what's not to love! 

5) Why not try a Vegan Christmas dinner?

The Vegan Food and Living website has some incredible Christmas meals and snacks to try. What's to stop you from updating your Christmas dinner, whilst still allowing for tradition? Check them out now for stunning and simple recipes such as Vegan Christmas Pie and Vegan Tofu “Egg” Nog and enjoy a sustainable Christmas dinner.
6) Eat your leftovers!
Boxing Day's leftover-sandwiches are a great part of the season's culinary offerings. Ensure to make your Christmas leftovers last and avoid throwing away good food this Christmas instead of binning your food remains. Books such as Love Your Leftovers from Friends of The Earth are a great way of doing this, but failing that, it might be an idea to donate your leftovers to your local homeless shelter. For some, it may be the only Christmas dinner they will get this year and you will be helping to cut down on global food waste whilst making someone feel loved. Is that not what Christmas is all about?!

However you choose to spend Christmas this year, we hope this has been of some help to you in having a more sustainable Christmas! All of us at M&M would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year and thank you for all your support this year.
Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

National Pizza Day - FAT TONI'S

We at Madia & Matilda, love an excuse to celebrate something, so today is Proposal Day and tomorrow marks National Pizza Day (which might well be the best day of the year) so we thought we would take the liberty of letting you guys know about our favourite Pizzeria, and what better time than in preparation for National Pizza Day!

Why not celebrate tomorrow with Fat Toni's? The dough-licious Pizzeria is based in both Stroud and Gloucester.

Why we love Fat Toni's: Not only are the pizzas mouth-wateringly good, with a variety of options to choose from for as little as £5 each, but Fat Toni's also cater to alternative diets, such as Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free, which other chains fail to do. They are also passionate about sourcing fresh, ethical and sustainable ingredients for their food, much like we are here at Madia & Matilda with our clothes.

Here, are some clothing styles that go well with pizza! the ultra casual Claudia Skirt,  paired with the Angelica Loose Fitted Top  or for a smarter look the Aisha Tapered Leg Trousers with its relaxed fit, is nice and roomy! Yet the top looks smart tucked in or out.

If you are into dungaree dresses the Eloise Dungaree Dress, is perfect to run into town to pick up that margarita for you and your friends, accompanied with a bottle of vino. 

On a netflix night the Wilma jersey top and the Odette Culottes oozes classic style with no effort just like Bey! 

Check out their website here and read their rave reviews on TripAdvisor.

Have a great National Pizza Day!

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Culture - Cheltenham Food Festival

Madia & Matilda have been anticipating Cheltenham's food festival as one of the perks of living in the Cotswolds, for a long long time. Part of our reason for Madia & Matilda to be going along, apart from eating all the yummy food!  Is to check up on our lovely target market of Cheltenham, seeing what our local customers are interested in, looking for and wearing. to absorb yourself in local events we see this to be very important. To understand our customers and get to know them.

A festival for the submersion of the senses. white tents decked with decadence to sample as you please, floury puffs in the bakery tents dusted with icing sugar and coco powder still peppering the air. while just across the stall oily and thick with an array of cheeses stacked up in pillars, fresh to cut and serve.

                                             Sincerely Madia & Matilda