Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

#Foodie - Summer Salad


Nothing says summer like a fresh salad

shake up your greens with seasonal veggies like cucumber, chickpeas, avocado and tomato with rice and so much more!

For the recipe above you will need:
couscous
vegetable stock, boiling
can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
Sliced on the slant radish

Spinach
pinnuts
1 Pomegranate




Add the couscous into a bowl, pour the boiling stock over and mix well with a fork. Cover with a plate and leave for 4 minutes. Meanwhile, tip all the dressing ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Fluff up the couscous with a fork, stir in pomegranate with balsamic vinegar or a dressing of your choice, add some radishes and pinenuts. Mix well and pile on to a large serving dish.


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If your not one for sauces, we've got another dish you 


You will need:

Long grain Rice
Chickpeas
Cucumber
Tomato
Avocado
juice 1 lemon

With this dish all you will need to do is prepare the dish cook the rice and chop up the ingredients. Add in a some lemon Juice or dressing of your choice and its ready to go. A great quick meal for when you are busy. 



Anya - Jersey Blouse







Or if you are a connoisseur of salads, why not try this dish above

You will need:
Spinach 
Cabbage
Pomegranate
Butternut Squash
Walnuts
Halloumi cheese
Artichoke 

This dish will take a bit more preparation time and cooking skill.

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large frying pan and fry the courgette slices over a high heat for 2-3 minutes until dark golden brown. Lift out on to kitchen paper. Now chop the artichoke  and put the cut-side down into the pan, and cook for another couple of minutes until tinged brown on the underside . Then add the butternut squash to the pan.


If the pan is dry, pour in a little more oil and heat it up, then add the halloumi strips and fry for 2-3 minutes, turning them over from time to time, until crisp and sizzled brown. Pile on top of the cabbage and pomegranate, and drizzle with the remaining dressing. Serve as soon as possible.



Find out more on BBC good food




Or for a light bite

An avocado filled bite with feta cheese, tomato, courgette 


  • Just before serving, cut the avocados in half lengthwise, remove the pit and discard then fill with your filling. Just add feta, red pepper, green onion, olives, oregano, olive oil and vinegar, stir well, and set aside. A tasty light bite.

For more information select this link 






Sincerely Madia
& Matilda

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Top 5 Tops - That Excite Us For Spring




5 tops that have us excited about Spring 


Anabel - Top



Oversized tees, ideal for casual sunday's 


Carrie - Top 

Zoe - Chiffon Blouse



Whatever the weather or climate we've got sustainable styles 
that will see you through

Maddison - Pleated Top


Shorter sleeves for warmer weather - plus new brighter tones 
for when your feeling your self 



Chloe - Sleeveless top





Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Pub Garden Weather - Bisley House Bar & Bistro


                                                           


                                                                   












                                                                  







                                                                        Krissy top & Emma top     


Appropriate clothing from work to the beer garden.. Summery drinks or irresistible barbecues, what ever the occasion we have some alfresco styles for your outing as seen here in our photos at Bisley House Bar & Bistro 





  


                                                                          Krissy top & Annie trouser

     



The menu offers more than pub grub! We'd even say it is more like gourmet dinning with seasonal herbs, vegetable; home grown in their own beer garden and local produce from the farmers market & local ice-cream parlours; a Cotswolds top visit by Gourmet guide  & Loving the Cotswolds

Not your average burgers, pies establishment,  with more ambitious dishes such as braised beef with pomme puree or for the veggie; sweet potato falafel with giant couscous, pickled cabbage, halloumi and tzatziki. The menu showcases tasty, rated Michelin stars dishes. On the taps, the brews are well worth investigating, or if your a gin gal, we're sure we spotted a few old favourites!















With a long hot summer, dresses, crop tops and jumpsuits are perfect weekend dressing. Whether you are meeting up with the girls, or off to an art gallery opening our silver Rosie dress or pink Alicia smock dress are ideal for weddings too. Flowy metallic fabrics that look right on trend with a unique quality that all Madia & Matilda designs come with. 







                                                                                           Alicia - Long Sleeve  smock dress Rosie - dress 





Basking in sunshine, styles for weddings and outdoor parties you have plotted in your diary, our outdoors selection include our Haroden Smock, Meg Loose fit dress, Iris dress & Jasmine Jumpsuit.






                                             Alicia Smock Dress,  Iris dress & Jasmine Jumpsuit.




                   Kate crop top & Gwen Jumpsuit Art Credits - Donnelly Sisters



In the pursuit for non-crowded beer garden and reliable sunscreen, the ultimate sunny-weather challenge. If the weather fine and as predicted, why not style up for the weekend! As seen here in gastro pub Bisley House with our Navy Gwen Jumpsuit & Kate Crop top with your best jeans and heels. 







Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Summer Playlist




Our Summer Playlist has arrived! Listen here on Spotify


HAVANA - Camila Cabello
Touch - Little Mix 
Bang Bang - Jessie J 
Summer Time - Jazzy Jeff & Will Smith
I Wish - Skee Lo
2002 - Annie Marie 
Fine Line - Mabel Ft Notes 
Wild Thoughts  - DJ kahled 
Where are you now - Jusin Beiber Ft Skillex 
Summer -  Calvin Harris
Decline -  Raye,  Mr Easi 
Warrior - Too Many Zoo & KDA
X - Nicky Jam  & Balvin
Mahalia - I Wish I Missed my x 
Roll Back - George Fitzgerald
Go - Alex Da Kid & H.E.R
Lush Life - Zara Larsson 



Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Sunday, 1 July 2018

How to Wear: Dresses

Meet...
 Kiera, Milly, Rosie, Miranda and Eloise!

Kiera - Floral Printed Dress
Kiera halterneck dress
With its bright, vintage-inspired floral print and cropped hem, this is the
Summer dress you've been holding out for. 

Lovely Milly in indigo
This Jersey dress is lightweight and drapes nicely, making it an elegant and comfy choice for the warmer months. Its drawstring waist means ultimate flexibility (for loosening after 
BBQs/poolside picnics). 

Lacey, pretty, Rosie
Perfect for practically anything, all year round, Rosie really comes into bloom in the sun. Wear with heels for a sophisticated style, or with flats for a fun, flirty look. 

Primrose for Spring: Miranda dress
This style is perfect for casual wear, teamed with a pair of chunky flats, as shown above. It's a great festival piece, worn with a broad-brimmed hat and lots of glitter!

Eloise - Dungaree Dress
The casual Eloise dress
The Eloise dress is a great casual piece. Wear with a bright tee or tights 
for a cool, Summery vibe. 






Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Festival Styling

Looking Your Festy Best

When festival season rolls around, you're going to want to start building a pretty fab collection of clothes to stomp through the mud with. We're talking dresses with high hems so you don't have to pick them up as you tiptoe through the marshes, and cute tees to team with jeans for when the sun's hiding out. 


Our Kiera dress is a perfect style for layering with a jacket or popping a short-sleeved t-shirt underneath. And you'll fit right into the festy atmosphere with this bright quirky print! 


Nothing says Spring and Summer like our Eve mini skirt. Wear with a cropped top, long vest or jumper for an instant Spring-y lift to your wardrobe! 

Felicity - V-Neck Shift Dress

For a bit of flapper glam, you can't go wrong with this fancy little number. The Felicity dress  is a lightweight and classy addition to any wardrobe. It's versatile too— wear it in winter with an oversized coat for some '20s styling. 



Possibly our most festival-worthy garment ever, our sheer Julia dress is always ready for the rave! Slap on some neon body paint or wide fishnets and you'll be ready to go. 

Wherever you're headed this year, we hope you have a fabulous time! Be sure to check out our guide to packing for your summer vacays right here. Enjoy your summer!



Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

8 Things I Hate About... Packing Badly For My Summer Holidays

8 Things You Need to Pack This Summer

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Let's get real here my friends. Everybody, I repeat everybody, is familiar with that feeling you get when you're abroad, or even just 10 miles from home, and you realise you forgot something very important indeed. Now for some that's your favourite undies (or, shock-horror, any undies); it could be the framed pic of your cats, or your phone charger. We consulted with the M&M team to compile a list of 10 things you should never leave behind...

Liv wears our Gwen jumpsuit... In Cuba!

1   Mains adapter, 'cos like, duh, if you forget that you're not going to be impressed with yourself. Alternatively, leave it behind and let your phone die. Then just lie back and relish the feeling of being unreachable, just for a little while.

2   Shampoo, conditioner and soap bars. Stay squeaky clean and smelling great with these no-plastic travel toiletries and not for getting a handy perfume travel set.


3   Sunblock. Forgetting this baby is no joke, especially if you're a pale specimen.


Coffee in Cuba!
4   Antibacterial wipes or a good face cloth, because you never know when you'll run into an ill-maintained toilet. Also good for wiping yourself after you spill ice cream down your top. 

 Small padlock in case you need to put something in a locker at your accommodation

6   Microfibre travel towel. Dries quickly and packs away small, too!


Lovely Liv is wearing our Mel dress in peach
7   A Kindle or similar, for quiet moments while travelling, or for those lazy beach afternoons.

8   Some sassy, versatile outfits for sunset dinners, city wanderings and veranda gatherings. How about checking out the SS18 collection on our website? One of our curated brands, BBoheme, also make the most gorgeous, sunny sandals

If we've forgotten anything, drop us a message and let us know. Happy holidays!


Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Sunday, 16 July 2017

What to wear at a festival



Whether you are off to Glasto, Hide out or Boardmasters or somewhere further afield…




... We've got a few styles for you to stand out from the crowd; in a sustainable outfit you can wear again and again.





 Our ‘Levannah’and ‘Carly’ dresses are easily our favourite festival go-to.




With such a versatile style, the ‘Julia’ dress is easy to pack, just add your favourite accessories and of course glitter! Tip: The‘Lena’ skirt looks super with it too for increased variety; why not rock the perfect sheer vs. matt ensemble?






 In the mood for music? Check out our Summer Playlist here on Spotify. 











DIY Flower garland
You will need:
·         Scissors/a knife
·         Horticultural wire
·         Tape (preferably green washi or masking tape)
·         Dried flowers or artificial flowers

Step one
Bend the horticultural wire in a loop about 2cm larger than comfortably sits on your head to create the main structure

Step two
Arrange flowers without tape to ascertain how the final product will look. If there’s a variety in the flowers then ensure they’re evenly distributed (or not if asymmetry is your desired effect.
Step three
Begin to tape the flower stems covering each with the next flower. Where you finish will be the back of the garland.

Step 4
Add ribbons or other trimmings for more festival fun!


Aiming to crowd surf or sit on shoulders?Our ‘Jain’ playsuit offers a cool alternative to dresses, for the more adventurous side of fashion.

DON’T FORGET: Sunscreen is the best accessory with any outfit in the sun!

  Sincerely Madia & Matilda