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:
vegetable stock, boiling
can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
Sliced on the slant radish

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
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:
Butternut Squash
Halloumi cheese

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.

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Sincerely Madia
& Matilda

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Things to Do in New York - Area Code

 Brooklyn bridge

Things to do this in New York 

In NYC, there are fun things to do around every corner—from the must-see tourist attractions to the local gems. Consider these the best in New York City.

It’s home to some of the world’s most reknown restaurants, hotels, museums, boutiques, and bars. The ever evolving, New York is a different city every time you visit. Yesterday’s hot spot is today’s eye roll.

Grand Central

From seeing world-famous art at The Met, to people watching in Central Park or eating pizza in Brooklyn, this list will have you falling in love with New York. 


Eat like a true New Yorker

Market New York located inside Empire Stores in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The perfect central hub for all foodies to visit and chow down on fluffy pancakes from the venerable Clinton Street Baking Co., thin-crust pizza from Patsy Grimaldi’s Juliana’s, Middle Eastern bites from Miss Ada, fried chicken from Jacob’s Pickles, Japanese comfort food from Bessou, cookie dough scoops from DŌ 
Exude a grown-up feel by checking out this next venue, situated next door to their larger café. The Butcher’s Daughter Juice Bar is a tiny storefront wrapped in sprawling succulents. The menu has elixir of eternal youth with juices, shots, and smoothies jammed full of super-foods. Baked goods are also available, made on site, and they serve coffee if you’re looking for a more caffeinated fix.

Laura Wearing Chloe top in Times Square

Visit the Empire State Building

New York skyline is constantly changing, in the hustle and bustle, here are some of the best places to view Manhattan; observation deck is astounding. Or head to the top of the Rock or the Waterfront Promenade in Williamsburg to see the Empire State Building, as it gleams above city spires like a crown jewel. Book Empire State Building tickets ahead of time to skip the line. Time Square is also another must see! 

Go shopping at some of the most Iconic department stores, Bloomingdale or Barneys, take in the city finest letting the sleepless city do the rest. But if your looking to source some sustainable fashion, Amour Vert, Coclico, Kaight; small independent boutiques and brands located in Brooklyn a big part of the slow fashion movement.

Go to See a Broadway Show

There are dozens and dozens of Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays to name here. See what’s playing when you are in town.

NYC's first dine-in, drink-up movie theater. This Williamsburg favorite screens new indie releases and has a robust retro program. Each individual theater has full-service meals,plus there's the downstairs bar that stays open late. Nitehawk's calendar is jam packed with for multi-course movie-themed dinners, big-deal Q&As and rare screenings, keep your eyes peeled for great showings 

Visit the Museum of Modern 

The Museum of Modern Art owns only three paintings by Vincent van Gogh, but they include its biggest crowd-pleaser: “The Starry Night,” which the Dutchman completed in 1889, the museum offers free admission on a Friday afternoon.

Additionally, there are numerous museums to peruse, when they will accept donations from the grateful public, including the Guggenheim Museum, and the National Museum of the American Indian. 

                                                                                     Central Park

One of the world’s most renowned green spaces, Central Park comprises 843 acres of rolling meadows, boulder-studded outcroppings, elm-lined walkways, manicured European-style gardens, a lake and reservoir. Pick a spot to relax with your friends in the summer or stroll with a loved one

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Sunday, 2 June 2019

SUMMER LOVING - Our New Styles to love

Kiera - Off The-Shoulder Top

If your one for scrolling through your Instagram feed, you no doubt spotted the messy unkempt trend that seems to be rolling through. with large oversize t-shirts and shorts coming back. We've complied our summer trends list

Jen - Top
Oversized off the shoulder tops, layered with cute crop tops or minimal dressing grab that pair of strap sandals and a wrap skirt flaunt it!

Dune - Oversized Top
Caleigh - Blouse & Kate - V-Neck Crop Top


Cute dresses paired with casual shoes, these dainty strap dresses from Madia & Matilda summer collection epitomizes that effortlessly elegant vibe. 

For when the sun is out, so are our legs, arms and any body part worth tanning or gaining some vitamin d, these two affordable dresses are worth adding to your shopping cart now

Emily - Strap Dress
                                                Dilly - Dress                           

Kalia - Strap TopZenna - trouser
Fi - Wrap Skirt

Marisa - Tea Dress

Neons - 1980s comeback and a growing interest in cyberpunk, we've got some new colours, bold prints reflective of this.

Vibrant punchy colours, bold pastels mixed with softer hues, casual mixed with tailoring for a laid back 90's vibe 

Ines - Pleated Zip Front SkirtRiene - Sleeveless Top

Lilly - Pleated Skirt, Layla - CropTop

Breathable cotton or light weight Chiffon is also trending this summer season! With its super comfy material and soft texture, there’s no doubt that  these are materials of choice for sustainable fashion pieces to see you through more than one summer. 

Which one of these summer ensembles do you fancy the most? Let us know what your wish list item form our range is and you could win a discount off your favourite style.

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Holiday Shop - For Every Eventuality

Complete your sustainable getaway wardrobe with our holiday 
essentials - from versatile dresses and totes bags to charming



With every destination in mind we've had selected a mixture of some of our new and  classic collection, that has just landed in stores and online. Effortless trend curated with sustainability in mind.

Whether you’re looking for denim skirts or to add an individual twist to weekday looks we've got timeless pieces that can be worn multiple ways. 

Packing for vacation can be a pfaff, having to pack for all eventualities. From midi dresses, or shorts to smart blouses; trouser for those rainy days, or maxi dresses for special occasions, we have every scenario in mind.

                                                                      Lelia-Wrap Top

Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Mind Week - Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week starts every year on the second Monday in May, Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will be taking place 13 -19 May.  We all know what it’s like to feel stressed - being under pressure is a normal part of life. But becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health problems or make existing problems worse.

Taking steps to look after your wellbeing can help you deal with pressure, and reduce the impact that stress has on your life.
There are still lots of practical things you can do to manage the amount of pressure you're under day to day.
We have complied a list of services that can support and advise on practical steps to help you 

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Everything we say and do is rooted in the experiences of people who know what it’s like to live with a mental health problem. That includes the thousands of people who rely on our local and national services, our incredible supporters and campaigners, our fundraisers, volunteers, staff and trustees. Their experiences bring our work to life.

Mind provide life-saving information when people need it most. Mind bang on doors and call for change; they demand that people get the support they need and the respect they deserve. And we show that there are actions we can all take to challenge stigma and transform experiences of mental health for the better. 

Rethink Mental Illness is a charity that believes a better life is possible for the millions of people affected by mental Illness. For 40 years we have brought people together to support each other through our services, groups and campaign

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. Join the campaign to take a stand against male suicide and get the tools you need for action.

Childline is a support service to help with whatever's on your mind to guide you & help you make decisions that are right for you.
Their tips and techniques, ideas and inspiration, can help you feel more in control and you can access them in your own time, at your own pace!

Beyond Blue
The Beyond Blue programme is aimed at mothers who develop mental health issues during or after pregnancy. It has recently been launched at the Bright Beginnings Children's Centre.

Samaritains make sure there’s someone there for anyone who needs someone.

Every year, they answer more than 5 million calls for help via their unique 24-hour listening service, email, SMS, letter, face to face and through our Welsh language service.

Samaritans give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others.

From us at Madia & Matilda, We hope this list of available services, can be of some support or comfort for you, as mental health is so important to take care of and discuss how you are feeling. 

Sincerely Madia & Matilda