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Thursday, 30 November 2017

Area Code: In Shoreditch this Christmas

Shoreditch

When you throw around words like "trendy", "hip" and "ultimate cool", you expect something pretty special. We've rounded up a few of the unmissable delights of London's creative hub, including art, fashion and drinks. Ladies and Gents— welcome to Shoreditch!

Image credit: www.thestageshoreditch.com



Lara Intimates is the love child of friends Cindy and Faith. They created the company after discovering how poor conditions were for workers in the lingerie industry, particularly in China. Garments by Lara Intimates are "made of material that would have otherwise gone to landfill", reducing waste produced by the fast fashion obsession, which applies to lingerie too. Based normally in Soho, the brand is holding a pop-up shop in Shoreditch on the 8th of December— and as they say on their website, "pants make nice gifts". We're sold!

Image credit: Lara Intimates


Blitz: a vintage-lover's dream. Possibly Europe's biggest vintage shop, Blitz is described in the New York Times as "a contemporary art exhibition". Stuffed with hand-picked garments to drool over, we wouldn't miss this one for the world! 






Aida is a boutique store that we love and is like minded to us offering a very stylish selection of everything from socks to stationary. With a huge range of clothing and homeware to choose from, where better to go for Christmas gifts other than us (obviously)? Heck, where better to go to treat yourself?!


Image credit: Cosy Mag
You've pounded the streets for hours and now it's basically dark (and probably drizzling), and all you want is to sit down and boast about your fantastic purchases over a drink. Best classy Shoreditch bar?

Nightjar is a speakeasy-style bar, described as "sexy AF" by one visitor on its website. It's wildly popular (for good reason!) so you're advised to book a table. Team our gorgeous Carly dress with an oversized jacket for some laid-back vibes for the occasion!



Vida Bakery, a cute cafe for the working lunchbreak or to get someone a little sweet treat thats vegan and lovely! 



Who can resist a good cupcake? Not us! We've tried these and they're delicious. Drop and sit down, take a moment to savour the goodness... We recommend the Cookie cupcake!









Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Friday, 7 July 2017

Breakfast of Champions



With Wimbledon on at the moment it’s time to eat the British breakfast, or snack, of tennis champions A.K.A scones. They’re perfect for trying to replicate the Wimbledon experience, whether, it’s whilst eating lounging on the sofa watching TV or sitting in the garden on a picnic blanket with friends





Check out our recipe for scone

Ingredients:
350g of self-raising flour and extra for dusting
¼ tsp of salt
1tsp of baking powder
85g of butter cut into cubes
3tbsp of caster sugar
175ml of milk
1 tsp of vanilla extract
Squeeze lemon juice
Beaten egg to glaze
Jam and clotted cream to serve
Method:
1. Heat the oven to 220c/fan and 200c/gas 7. Tip flour, salt and baking powder into a large bowl and mix.
2. Add the butter then rub with fingers into the dry mixture until the mixture becomes fine like crumbs. Then stir in the sugar.
3. Put the milk in a tub and heat for 30 seconds in the microwave so it’s warm. Add the vanilla and lemon juice. Then put it to the side and put a baking sheet to the oven.
4. Make a hole in the dry mix and add the liquid. Combine it quickly with a knife; it will seem very wet at first.
5. Scatter flour on a surface and put the dough on it. Put flour on your hands too. Fold the dough over 2-3 times until it’s a little smoother. Then pat the dough into a round that is roughly 4cm deep.
6. Take a round cutter and dip it in flour before cutting out the dough.

7. Bake for 10 minutes until they are golden on the top.