Author: Ms.Raé

THE PEAR TREE CHRISTMAS MARKET

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The most wonderful time of the year is drawing near, how exciting?! When the quest for some festive fun begins be sure to add the Pear Tree Christmas Market to your list.

Head to Battersea Park on the 2nd and 3rd of December for a truly wonderful experience. Located on Pear Tree Café’s terrace, set amongst trees adorned with twinkling lists overlooking a frosted boating lake, 30 vendors will sell artisan food and drink as well as handmade and luxury gifts.

Founders Annabel Partridge and Will Burrett have selected a great round-up of vendors, from foodie favourites Alpages Swiss Alpine Cheese, Rococo Chocolate, Cannon & Cannon cured meats, relishes by Rubies in the Rubble, loose leaf tea and ware by Good and Proper Tea and Wiston Estate sparkling wine, and on the less edible side of the spectrum; handmade woven rugs by Francesca Gentilli, unique footwear by Rouge Matilda, and cutesy stationery by South London Letter Press.

A personalised gift hamper service will also run throughout the weekend, allowing shoppers to choose their own baskets as well as treats and trinkets. The Pear Tree Christmas Market will have all bases covered.

Touted as a ‘weekend of winter wonderment’, the Pear Tree Christmas Market will host a BBQ from 12pm featuring exclusive dishes such as The Pig in Blanket Hot Dog with prunes, pancetta and balsamic onion, alongside a variety of meat-free options: brussel sprouts and chestnut skewers with date syrup, molten cheese with charlotte potatoes, and cornichons with pickled pearl onions. To finish, guests will be able to retire around the Marshmallow Fire Pit, and make their way to the covered Lake bar where spiced mulled wines and warming cocktails will be served.

As the evening draws near, glowing candles will signify a transition into the Saturday Night Market where friends and family with gather with carol singers and festivities. To top it all off, Pear Tree Café will host an evening supper, featuring pulled pork sliders, pickled apple and red cabbage, and turkey schnitzel brioche bun with cranberry sauce, melted brie and radicchio. Meanwhile, the Pear Tree Hatch will serve sausage rolls, mince pies, hot chocolate, and mulled cider.

Just delightful.

pear tree christmas market

pear tree christmas market

pear tree christmas market

Love, Ms. Rae xo

BLUEBIRD BONFIRE

Bluebird Chelsea
Famed Chelsea hotspot, Bluebird, will be hosting a special Fireworks night celebration on the 4th of November.

Expect a seasonal array of toffee apples, slow cooked pulled pork from the rotisserie, and a range of exclusively curated firecracker cocktails to mark the occasion.

Bluebird will transform into ‘a tangled wilderness’ with a walnut, amber and burnt red themed courtyard, autumn trees dressed in twinkling lights, hanging apples and haystacks, finished with baskets of seasonal shrubs. Guests will undoubtedly feel all warm and fuzzy inside as they get cosy under thick blankets by the log piles, snack on roasted chestnuts from the open flames and sip on mulled wine and gin cocktails.

Located just a short walk across the bridge from Battersea Park, guests will also be invited to end their evening in style with a mesmerising fireworks display.

An autumnal dream.

Bluebird Chelsea

Bluebird Chelsea

Bluebird Chelsea

Bluebird Chelsea

Address
350 King’s Road
London
SW3 5UU

Love, Ms. Rae xo

TAKE IT TO THE STREETS: MILAN FASHION WEEK SS18

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Ciao bellas,

We are well into Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018, and it has been divine. With prints-on-prints à la Gucci, head-to-toe colour blocking by Versace, and rogue looks from Prada, next season will surely provide truly fabulous trends for all.

As for street fashion, in true Milan Fashion Week style, the superbly stylish have not been holding back either. Here we see that more is more, and they look great.

Let’s take a look at some of my favourite Milanese street style moments, courtesy of noted street style photographer Diego Zuko, for Harpers Bazaar:

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Milan, we love you.

Love, Ms.Raé xo

THE ILAKA PROJECT PRESENTS: SUGARCOATED

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This September, The Ilaka Project will present Sugarcoated – a one week art gallery exhibition hosted at the uber trendy Hoxton Basement, London.

Taking the concept of candy, ten artists will present too-good-to-resist visual sweet treats designed to ‘make your teeth hurt’, as well as pieces from their individual collections.

Guests will make their way through a confectionery kingdom filled with exclusive pieces from 2D miniature works to 3D sculptures, as well as interactive art installations. Be sure to expect Instagram-worthy pink sandpits, giant lollipops, parachutes for love notes and floating tea pots from 7th – 14th September 2017.

With an all-Pakistani artist line-up, the aim of the project is to promote Pakistani art in an innovative, quirky format and to also provide exposure into the western market.

All pieces presented at Sugarcoated will be available to purchase online.

The Ilaka Project is split into two platforms: the physical platform of pop-up art galleries and exhibitions which are centred around pop-culture themes popular among generation X; with the second branch being their online platform. The Ilaka Project provide a bespoke advisory service which includes sourcing artwork, in-depth knowledge on which artists to invest in, and the opportunity for special commissions too.

Candy-filled Instagram posts at the ready!

the ilaka project sugarcoated

the ilaka project sugarcoated

ADDRESS

Hoxton’s Basement
12-18 Hoxton Street
London
N1 6NG

DATES
7th – 14th September 2017, 12-8PM
TICKETS
General: £12
Students: £8.50
Children under 5 are free
www.sugarcoated.eventbrite.com

Love, Ms.Raé xo

INSTITUT ESTHEDERM PARIS: INTENSIVE SKINCARE

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Skincare brand of the moment, Institut Esthederm Paris have recently extended their ‘Intensive range’ in a bid to further combat the signs of fatigue and ageing.

Enter, Institut Esthederm Intensive Hyaluronic Serum – £49.50 and Institut Esthederm lntensive Hyaluronic Cream – £49.50. 

Institut Esthederm Intensive Hyaluronic Serum targets severe skin dehydration. This 30ml cosmeceutical hero is also made from a patented complex of three different forms of hyaluronic acid that penetrate the deep layers of the epidermis in order to re-densify tissue by filling it with the optimum amount of water. The hydrolipidic film on the skin’s surface is restored whilst wrinkles and fine lines are filled in from the inside; resulting in a supple feel and luminous glow.

This serum can also be used by itself to tame oily skin. For best results, apply to the face, neck and décolletage before the Institut Intensive Hyaluronic Cream in the morning and/or evening on a 2 month cure basis.

Institut Esthederm lntensive Hyaluronic Cream is a 50ml multi-purpose day or night cream designed to protect the skin from external aggregators. Composed of three types of effective hyaluronic acid, the skin’s natural production of hyaluronic acid is simultaneously stimulated. Wrinkles and fine lines are plumped by hydrating the skin both in surface and in-depth.

When used in tandem with the Intensive Hyaluronic Cream, the skin is doubly protected from oxidative stress.

For best results, apply to clean, dry skin on the face and neck after the Institut Intensive Hyaluronic Serum every morning and evening on a 2 month cure basis.

Youthful skin at the ready.

Available at feelunique.com.

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Love, Ms.Raé xo

LIPAULT AW17 – DRAW THE FALL

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Introducing Lipault’s new collection for Autumn/Winter 2017: Draw the Fall. The aptly-named collection welcomes the addition of an autumnal wine/navy/forest green/bright orange/black chevron print (also called Draw the Fall or Dessin d’Automne in French) featured in a range of quintessential ladies handbags, accessories and luggage.

With the holiday season in full swing, Lipault has all bag bases positively covered. The oh-so cosmopolitan Draw the Fall collection consists of a Bucket Bag, Toilet Kit Bag, Tote Bag, Bowling Bag, Weekend Bag, and 4-wheel Cabin Spinner Suitcase.

Available online from September 2017 with prices ranging from £59-£185 per piece.

Up, up and away!
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Love, Ms.Raé xo

 

NORDIC FOOD AND WINE EVENTS AT ASTER

aster restaurant and bar
Seafood lovers and rosé appreciators rejoice,

This summer, Aster will introduce crayfish and Provencal rosé pairings designed to draw upon cultural background. Executive Chef, Helena Puolakka, has created a number of Nordic-inspired crayfish dishes using classic French techniques, to be featured in a series of one-off crayfish and rosé pairing brunches, feasting dinners and masterclasses.

Hailing from the south-west coast of Finland where crayfish is traditionally harvested in August, Helena wanted to bring the summertime Finnish crayfish tradition to London. The mild white shellfish complements the delicate white fruit aromas of the rosé perfectly, which will be perfect for sunny days spent on Aster’s terrace or inside the chic restaurant.

A number of pairing events will be available, including crayfish masterclasses where guests will learn how to prepare, season and cook crayfish, finishing in a tasting paired with rosé, and brunches every Saturday, with specially curated crayfish dishes, a bottomless rosé option and a guest DJ.

On 31st August, Aster will further hone in on Nordic heritage by putting on a kräftpremiär (otherwise known as a crayfish feasting dinner). Traditionally held during August due to crayfish harvesting in Sweden being legally limited to late summer,  a plethora of dill-infused crayfish dishes are enjoyed alfresco under the light of paper lanterns, with paper hats and bibs on hand.

Aster will host their banquet on the terrace – diners will be served a dozen Wiltshire crayfish with dill and sourdough, and copious glasses of Cote de Provence Rosé, followed by either creamed girolles, crispy pancetta and poached hen egg on brioche; hot smoked arctic char, pickled cucumber, with lace potato and prawn velouté or rump of lamb with provençale vegetables and lemon thyme jus. To finish, dessert will be on offer in the form of blueberry crème fraiche tart; Nordic mess or Aster’s signature dessert, The Marshall: rhubarb sorbet, Aquavit.

A truly Nordic culinary experience awaits.

aster restaurant and bar

Address
150 Victoria Street
Westminster
London
SW1E 5LB

Pricing
Traditional Crayfish Banquet – 31st August – £52
Brunch every Saturday – 2 courses £21, 3 courses £26 and unlimited rosé £15

Love, Ms.Raé xo