07 DEC 2015

Christmas Gift Guide 2015

Our guide to the perfect gift. Or a last minute treat for yourself. Why not?

With Christmas just around the corner we've put together a few gift ideas to help you find something special for your favourite person. Or why not make it easy for everyone else - print this email, circle your favourite piece and leave it in an obvious place.

Complete the Christmas holiday vibe with a couple of fun Summer recipes that we tried out recently - everyone's a winner.



GIFTS FOR HIM

From left to right:

1/ Red Herbert Terry Model 75 Anglepoise Lamp – View Now
2/ Pragotron Double Sided Czech Railway Clock – View Now
3/ Digsmed Danish Teak Platter – View Now
4/ 'Storyboard' Magazine Rack by Jed Hooker – View Now
5/ Schlossberg Electric Blue Vase – View Now
6/ Pair of Red George Nelson Jax – View Now
7/ New Zealand Map Poster – View Now
8/ G-Plan 'Quadrille' Nesting Tables – View Now


GIFTS FOR HER

From left to right:

1/ Seth Thomas Starburst Clock – View Now
2/ Whites Aviation, Lake Matheson – View Now
3/ Rhapsody Dish by Mstisov – View Now
4/ Bay Keramik Turquoise Textured Vase – View Now
5/ Rare Italian Virgo Lamps by Nemo (Cassina) – View Now
6/ Faceted Succulent Pots by GH Design – View Now
7/ Ilmari Tapoivaara 'Mademoiselle' Chair – View Now
8/ Marianne Johnson Tenera Dish for Royal Copenhagen – View Now
SUMMER RECIPE: SPARKLING ITALIAN LEMONADE

1 bunch fresh basil, washed and stemmed
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
2 cups lemon juice, from about 12 to 15 lemons
2 cups cold sparkling water
Ice

Serves 4–6

To make the syrup, combine the basil, sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan. Simmer and stir over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Cool and strain. Set aside or store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Mix the lemon juice, the basil syrup and sparkling water together in a pitcher. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Pour over glasses filled with ice.

Source: Everyday Italian by Giada De Laurentiis, via The Food Network. More cuisine inspiration over on Pinterest.
SUMMER RECIPE: MAKE YOUR OWN LOLLIPOPS
Here's a picture from the lime batch of DIY lollipops we made for Long Weekend. Delish!

The recipe is from One Sweet Appetite over on Pinterest.

What a perfect lazy Summer day activity to make with your favourite fruit juice! If you don't have a candy thermometer, just keep a glass of cold water handy and when a drop of the candy liquid sets in the water, you're ready to go.

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