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Flower Trend: Flower Curtains and How To Make Them

We have noticed a very beautiful trend on instagram – the increasing regularity of the appearance of flower curtains. They are particularly popular at weddings, but are also popping up in interiors made with silk flowers, and so we asked florist, Helen Edwards just how do you go about making one?

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Decorcafe Conversation: It’s never too late! Ceramicist Joanna Ling shares her story.

Decorcafe Conversation. It is Never Too Late! Ceramicist Joanna Ling Shares Her Story   Until recently Joanna Ling was working at a leading auction house. She had been there for more than thirty years and had loved every second. But she had always had a yearning to try her hand at ceramics. Four years ago […]

Three Sweet & Savory Pancake Recipes from Jo Pratt

Sweet & Savory Pancake Recipes By Jo Pratt Pancake day is March 5th this year and so I thought I would share two of my favourite pancake recipes. The classic recipe is my tried and tested perfect recipe for pancake day or, if you prefer something savoury the recipes for Baked Chilli and Coriander Pancakes […]

Veagan Christmas Recipe

Christmas Recipe by Jo Pratt: Brussel, Quinoa & Sweet Potato Cakes

Jo Pratt’s Brussel, Quinoa and Sweet Potato Cakes are totally Vegan and can easily be served with a dairy-free accompaniment. Delicious with a fresh tomato sauce. The option to add eggs, bacon or sticky sausage toppings keeps everyone happy.

Glazed Roasted Beetroot with Goat’s Curd & Caramelised Nuts

Glazed Roasted Beetroot with Goat’s Curd & Caramelised Nuts

I think we’ve all made the mistake of trying to make over-complicated dishes for a dinner party, only to spend much of the night with your head in the oven while your guests have a whale of a time, and wonder where you’ve got to, so this menu follows my three golden rules of cooking for friends.

Shakshuka Recipe by Jane Michell of Jane Plan

Jane is the Founder of Jane Plan, nutritionist and published author, constantly on the hunt for delicious and nutritious recipes to make the most of our health and wellbeing. This simple recipe, from Jane’s recipe bank, is an easy way to create a wholesome meal, for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Flowers for Caroline Corbett's Wedding

Flowers for Caroline Corbett’s Wedding

Starting 2018 on a high with some pics from a fabulous DecorCafe collaboration. Interior designer Caroline Corbett (nee Browne) held her wedding at the beautiful Lensbury Club Twickenham this summer and chose Helen Edwards of The Velvet Daisy to do the flowers.

Recipes for an 18th Century Tea at Strawberry Hill House

Recipes for an 18th Century Tea at Strawberry Hill House

In celebration of the opening of the opening of The Woodland Walk, one of the final phases of the garden restoration at Strawberry Hill House, local caterer, Fruits of the Fridge, baked a delicious 18th Century Tea for Alan Titmarsh, Britain’s best-loved gardener, and other distinguished guests, to accompany a fine blend of tea supplied by Fortnum and Mason.

Celebration Cake Inspiration

Celebration Cake Inspiration

We were excited to discover that DecorCafe Experts, Peboryon, have designed a cake for the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. The royal couple were, understandably, absolutely thrilled both by the look and taste of the cake.

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