Lifestyle

Hosting for Christmas: top festive dining tips

Christmas. One of the biggest days of the year, with months of preparation, days of festive tunes played on repeat and the actual day being over in the flash of an eye! As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun and amongst the intimidation of ‘the big day’ is memories with loved ones of laughter and joy that will last a lifetime. We’ve gathered some tips and tricks to get you excited for the seasonal celebrations ahead this Christmas period.

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The secret to a better night’s sleep: an expert’s guide

With the National Sleep Foundation celebrating quality sleep, sound mind, and a happy world for Sleep Awareness Week 2022, luxury British bed manufacturer and sleep brand Hypnos lets us in on the secret to a dreamy sleep.

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How to make your home perfect for hosting – home decoration tips

Entertaining friends and family can be no small feat. From creating a sociable space for friends to gather and finding a fun spot for nieces and nephews to play, to creating gorgeous table settings for festive family dinners, transforming your home into the perfect place for get-togethers takes time and thoughtful planning.

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Summer, styled by you

The brilliantly blue skies and commingling smells of freshly cut grass and sizzling barbecues are all signalling to us that summertime is officially here, at long last. As we dust off our outdoor tables and chairs, why not dive into our top summer interiors as styled by you at home? From bold beautiful colours to blissful blues, we’ve got scoopfuls of homeware inspiration at the ready (with sprinkles on top). So, pop on the kettle, or a cork (it is summertime after all!) and get inspired to give your own home a well-deserved glow-up.

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Top Summer Reads for 2021

This week, we caught up with Lizzy Dent, author of feel-good romcom The Summer Job, to find out more about the best books to read this summer. Lizzy’s debut novel, published by Viking Books (part of Penguin UK),  is due to be released this summer, and has been perfectly timed to allow you to escape the real world for a bit into an adventure full of wine, the beautiful Scottish landscape, and the misadventures that might arise if you try to impersonate your best friend!

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Why do we call it a ‘sofa’? (Or a couch, or a settee?)

Is a sofa the same as a couch? Or should we call it a settee? If you want to know your loveseat from your chaise longue, and your couch from your chesterfield, read on! Here’s our complete guide to the many words for sofa…

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Creating the perfect summer spritz with Fever-Tree

This week, for the latest edition in our Home in on Happy series, we sat down with Fever-Tree’s resident mixologist Lauren, who chatted to us about how to make the perfect summer serve ready to sit back and relax with family and friends this summer.

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Using the art of reading to escape from the outside world

Reading has long been a form of escapism – being able to snuggle up on your favourite armchair and get lost in a whole new world is the perfect way to spend an afternoon, in our opinion! With all of us experiencing such a tumultuous year, the ability to disappear into a fictional universe has never been more important.

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Top tips for summer dining…with Social Pantry

For some seriously stylish summer dining inspiration, indulge yourself in our top tips, and deliciously curated recipes, for hosting the perfect brunch, lunch, and dinner.

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