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Lucky dip to mark new Spitfire versions www.thecomicartwebsite.com I’ve been experimenting with my silhouettes of the Spitfire and like the results. This week’s Friday offer is a lucky-dip – each […]

Lucky dip to mark new Spitfire versions

www.thecomicartwebsite.com

I’ve been experimenting with my silhouettes of the Spitfire and like the results.

This week’s Friday offer is a lucky-dip – each sale of one of my Spitfire silhouette designs (of whatever size) gets another unframed screenprint of a Spitfire or Hurricane, of a matching size, chosen at random by me. This may or may not be in my current range.

There are now three in my Spitfire silhouette range:

– on red and white.

– on sky blue.

– on yellow.

These screenprints are printed as usual on beautiful soft 300gsm paper, mould made in Somerset.

Lockdown Libations and Delicious Deliveries

Ormer at Home @ormer.mayfair

Headed up by Kerth Gumbs, Executive Chef of Ormer Mayfair and BBC Two’s Great British Menu 2020 Finalist, Ormer at Home brings the highest quality of ingredients together with picture-perfect presentation to offer a menu that is as close to the restaurant experience as possible. Expect expertly executed British dishes using seasonal produce from land and sea, freshly foraged vegetables and an impressive ‘Sunday Special’ sharing roast for two. Fine wines, beer, pre-batched artisan cocktails and champagne are also available.

7-12 Half Moon Street, W1J 7BH

Order delivery via Supper, Uber Eats and Deliveroo. Collection through the restaurant’s website or by email/phone: ormerathome@flemings.co.uk | 020 7499 0000

Benares@Home @benaresofficial

Fine-dining Indian food delivered London-wide from the Mayfair restaurant. Enjoy Benares’ classics such as delicious samosas, chaats and momos, spiced tandoor meats and seafood, rich curries and sharing biryanis, as well as sides of black daal, buttery naans and fluffy rice. For special occasions, there’s six-course tasting menus whilst wines, beers, champagnes and 100ml pre-batched signature cocktails bottled by Moore House Cocktail Company are also available for delivery.

12a Berkeley Square, W1J 6BS

Delivery is via the restaurant’s own service which covers Greater London within the M25, plus Supper, UberEats, Just Eat and Deliveroo.

PAUL BAKERY @paul_bakeryuk

French artisan bakery and patisserie PAUL has launched ‘PAUL at Home’ – its first nationwide range of baking kits and premium product sets, including PAUL’s indulgently rich hot chocolate and a Christmas cookie themed DIY kit (launching on 10th November); so you can now get your PAUL fix wherever you live!

Available for nationwide delivery. Order online here (Minimum of 48 hours’ notice required)

Plus, if you’re based within 2-3 miles of a PAUL shop, add some festive fun to your working lunch with its range of Christmas sandwiches, including the award-winning Dinde de Noël and The Vegan Sprout Sandwich, available on Uber Eats and Deliveroo.

Pleesecakes @pleesecakes

The cheesecake wizards behind the fully-loaded, customised creations have created the Build Your Own At Home (BYOAH!) – a DIY delivery kit which comes complete with everything you need to create your dream, Insta-worthy cheesecake including tons of treats to decorate with. Choose from the Fully Loaded topping pack of chocolate bars or go old school with the Pick ‘n’ Mix: strawberry laces, jazzies, cola bottles, flying saucers and sprinkles! Each Build Your Own At Home cake serves 8-10 and is priced at just £32 (excluding delivery).

Available for nationwide delivery. Order online here (Minimum of 72 hours’ notice required)

XR @xr.london

Marylebone favourite XR is set to see you through lockdown with its deliciously decadent menu of small plates and sharing dishes, and sensational Sunday roasts, available for collection and delivery via Supper and Deliveroo. Choose from the likes of burrata with figs, candied walnuts and balsamic; XR fried chicken with Sriracha mayo; and showstopping sharers such as lobster linguine or a 1kg butter roasted tomahawk steak. Come Sunday, a selection of roasts include a 45-day dry-aged beef sirloin, served with all the trimmings and plenty of gravy. A selection of wines and beers are also available to order, to complete your big night in.

Order online via Supper and Deliveroo or collect from the restaurant.

Creams Café @CreamsCafeUK

The UK’s favourite dessert restaurant brand, Creams Café, is famed for its fabulously flamboyant desserts and sweet treats. Available for collection and delivery across the UK, it’s the perfect choice for the ultimate night in. From the Creams Sundae Royale, made with Creams Rocher gelato, chocolate fudge brownie gelato, creamy vanilla ice cream and finished with milk chocolate sauce, a Ferrero Rocher and a Creams wafer; to Creams’ take on a traditional Knickerbocker Glory – there’s delights for kids and adults alike.

Various locations nationwide Order via Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just Eat

Rudy’s Vegan Butcher @rudysdvd

Rudy’s Vegan Butcher, the UK’s first permanent meat-free butcher from the team behind cult Camden eaterie, Rudy’s Vegan Diner, is on a meat-free mission to provide unbeatable, mouth-watering plant-based deliciousness across the UK. Customers can now order the whole range of Rudy’s Vegan Butcher meats online including Rudy’s homemade pastrami, dirty burger patties, cheeze sauce & chilli-non-carne. You can recreate the specials you’ve had at Rudy’s and fill your cart with a rack of jack, lobstah salad, meatballs, chick’n lover pate or shredded BBQ pulled porc. Make sure you get your Christmas roast turk’y too! Looking for something different? Try out their brand spankin’ new charcuterie selection: smoked ham, salami de provence, pepperoni, oh; and of course that famous pastrami!

Order online

The Cinnamon Collection @thecinnamoncollection

Spice up your lockdown with the brand new ‘Feast at Home’ kits from Vivek Singh’s acclaimed Indian restaurant, The Cinnamon Club. These ready-to-cook festive kits are packed with everything you need to make the restaurant’s signature celebratory dishes at home, along with recipe cards and spice kits. Three different menus will be available to order from 6th November until 18th December for delivery across the UK. Choose from the Shaan – E – Raan, serving four to five at £200 which includes a whole slow-braised Mughal style Kentish lamb leg, the Four Course At Home Feast at £50 per person which includes lamb shank Roganjosh and Vivek’s famous garam masala Christmas pudding and nutmeg custard; or the Delhi Style Butter Chicken dinner at £120. Extras such as fine wines, champagnes, and Vivek’s signed cookbooks can be included with all kits.

Order online

Hot Stone Islington @hotstonelondon

For those looking for a stylish sushi supper at home, Islington favourite, Hot Stone, is offering delivery across North London. With a selection of razor-sharp maki rolls, new-style sushi and sashimi and hot dishes available including sought-after Kobe beef, the menu is rich with fresh and beautiful produce.

9 Chapel Market, The Angel, N1 9EZ

Order on Deliveroo, Supper or via the website

Carluccio’s @carluccio’s

From Christmas gifts through to store cupboard essentials and restaurant dishes, enjoy all your Italian favourites with Carluccio’s. Visit Carluccio’s Shop for everything from essentials such as pasta, antipasti and rice through to cakes and confectionary. The Christmas store is now open for a range of Carluccio’s award-winning panettones and fantastic hampers including the Merry Spritzmas complete with spritz pannettone, Aperol, prosecco and glasses. Missing your Carluccio’s restaurant fix? Sicilian arancini with spinach and smoked mozzarella, lasagne made with slow-cooked beef and tomato ragù and freshly grilled tuna Niçoise salad are just some of the dishes on offer for delivery or Click & Collect.

Order via the website, Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just Eat.

FishWorks @fishworksuk

FishWorks delivers the freshest fish and seafood to your door. Carefully prepared and packaged to order by FishWorks’ expert chefs and fishmongers, ready-to-eat dishes include oven roasted seabass with lemon and thyme, seared yellow fin tuna, and garlic butter lobster and chips. Oyster Boxes (£60) comes with an assortment of a dozen Jersey, Carlingford and Morecombe Bay and accompaniments including lemon, merlot vinegar, and Tabasco, along with a bottle of FishWorks’ Fernão Pires white wine.

Delivery of menu available in London, Oyster Box available nationwide. Order via the website

EggRun @eggrun_uk

Brand new egg concept, EggRun, has started delivery in advance of its first store opening in the City post-lockdown. Whether WFH, in the office, or on furlough, EggRun’s dishes are ideal for breakfast, lunch and supper as well as weekend brunch and include a wide number of vegan options. Classics in a brioche bun include scrambled eggs with caramelised onions, cheddar, chives and EggRun’s secret sauce; and the TacoRun with scrambled eggs, feta cheese, onion and lettuce – both come with the options of vegan eggs and cheese. Burgers feature the likes of the New Yolker – a beef patty topped with a fried egg, crispy and caramelised onions, gherkins, tomato and secret sauce.

Delivering to Covent Garden, Holborn, St John’s Wood, Mayfair, Fitzrovia, Clerkenwell and part of the City of London and Primrose Hill.

Order online or Deliveroo.

Moore House Cocktails @MooreHouseCocktailsCompany

Pre-batched and beautifully packaged, Moore House Cocktails take the hassle out of creating that perfect pour at home. Offering eight premium, handcrafted cocktails, using only the highest quality ingredients, all you need is your favourite glass, ice, shaker, and garnish provided, for a sophisticated at-home happy hour. Choose from a Classic Martini, a clear Cristal Margarita, Old Fashioned, an Espresso Martini, a Negroni, or a timeless and traditional Manhattan. New for the season, is a limited-edition Salted Caramel Espresso Martini and Spicy Margarita. Available in a variety of sizes from generous single 100ml bottles (from £9.60) up to larger 500ml bottles, Moore House cocktails are perfect as gifts to send to friends and family, or for sharing with your household with 100ml and 200ml bottles available for personalisation.

Available for nationwide delivery online

Hattingley Valley @hattingleywines

Family-owned Hampshire winery, Hattingley Valley, specialises in premium English Sparkling Wine. The perfect pick-me-up to add a touch of sparkle to lockdown, Hattingley’s core range features a line-up of award-winning bottles including the Classic Reserve (£30), Blanc de Blancs (£47.50) and the Rosé (£36). Looking for something to sip by the fire on a cosy night in? Hattingley’s 2016 Pinot Noir (£25) is bursting with aromas of cherry, raspberry, strawberry and pomegranate, whilst the STILL Rosé (£14) is a light and elegant wine.

Available for nationwide delivery.

Lanique Spirit of Rose @laniquedrinks

Become a cocktail connoisseur at home and choose Lanique Spirit of Rose (£27 from Waitrose) as your bar staple, to add a splash of sophistication and creativity to your lockdown happy hour. For a rosy twist on timeless favourite, there’s the Lanique Rose Negroni, or for the perfect post-working from home pick-me-up, make the hassle free Lanique Rose Fizz – 25ml Lanique topped with your favourite cava, champagne or prosecco. And for those super cold nights, the hot Lanique Winter Rose is a delicious blend of Lanique, cognac, cloudy apple juice, and vanilla syrup all heated up on the stove.

Available for nationwide delivery from Waitrose or order online

Lockdown 2.0 Christmas shopping: the ultimate food & drink gift guide 🍾🎁✨

EDIBLE ACTIVITES

Pleesecakes – Saint Nick’s Surprise DIY Kit – £38, serves 8-10

Pleesecake’s festive DIY kit comes complete with everything you need to create your dream, Insta-worthy Christmas cheesecake at home. The BYOAH! arrives at your door with an already made, frozen pecan and fudge digestive base and caramelised pecan swirl cheesecake filling, a cake board, signature chocolate ganache and tons of yuletide treats to decorate with including; homemade pecan fudge, caramel pecan cookie dough and golden and dark chocolate shards. Available nationwide for pre-sale only and will be delivered w/c 14th December.

https://www.byoah.com

PAUL Bakery – Christmas Cookie Tree Kit – £20

French artisan bakery and patisserie PAUL has launched ‘PAUL at Home’ – its first nationwide range of baking kits and premium product sets, which includes the NEW Christmas Cookie Tree Kit. The kit includes five star-shaped cookie cutters in a range of sizes, a wooden stand, 450g PAUL flour, baking powder, icing sugar and golden sprinkles. All you need to create your very own sparkling, edible Christmas tree. Available for nationwide delivery. Order online here (Minimum of 48 hours’ notice required).

https://www.paul-uk.com/paul-at-home

HAMPERS

Merry Spritzmas Hamper, Carluccio’s – £55

Featuring Carluccio’s Panettone Allo Spritz – a soft and moist panettone, piped with a delicious filling of orange and Aperol cream, covered in dark chocolate – a 70cl bottle of Aperol and a 75cl of Prosecco, along with two Aperol Spritz glasses and a cocktail measure, Carluccio’s proves that spritz is certainly not just for summer!

https://www.carluccios.com/shop/

Il Massimo, Carluccio’s – £90

If you could put all your favourite Italian delicacies in one box, we’d wager it would look just like this. Prosecco Fraciacorta Brut 25, Carluccio’s famous chocolate Stelline, filled with a rich and creamy hazelnut filling, melt-in-the-mouth biscuits and chocolate-covered candied clementine segments. All finished off with that Italian Christmas must-have, panettone.

https://www.carluccios.com/shop/

FishWorks Oyster Box – £45 for 12 oysters, £55 for 24

Bring a taste of the coast home this Christmas with FishWorks’ Oyster Box. Freshly sourced Jersey, Carlingford and Morecombe Bay oysters can be ordered nationwide with an assortment of condiments including lemon, merlot vinegar, and tabasco also included alongside a shucking knife and detailed instructions. Paired with a bottle of FishWorks’ Fernão Pires white wine, it’s the perfect lockdown Christmas treat.

https://www.fishworks.co.uk

STOCKING FILLERS

Noël in Love, Mariage Frères – £24

A festive addition to the In Love® collection, the Noël in Love is a delicate creation of blue velvety tea. With fruity notes of hazelnut, citrus, and candied fruits, the blend will certainly put you in a festive mood.

https://www.mariagefreres.com

Clemente in Camicia, Carluccio’s – £17.95

A favourite yule-time treat of the late Antonio Carluccio’s, the box is filled with segments of 20-day syrup soaked candied clementines that are covered in rich, dark, indulgent chocolate to create a pop of flavour once bitten into.

https://www.mariagefreres.com

Cocktail-inspired candles from Moore House Cocktail Company – £22 each / £32 for a votive set of three

Artisan pre-batched cocktail brand, Moore House Cocktail Company has launched a new collection of cocktail-inspired candles just in time for Christmas. Choose from the Mid Town, a rift on the classic Manhattan, featuring notes of bourbon, vanilla and caramel, with undertones of Italian vermouth and bitters; or the Soho Caffè candle, taking inspiration from the Espresso Martini; and the Negroni-inspired Firenze 1919 – a fresh and aromatic candle with scents of bittersweet orange and a hint of herbs and spices.

Hand poured in London, Moore House candles are available in single larger sizes for £22 or votive sets of three for £32 – perfect to scent your home this Christmas.

https://www.moorehousecocktails.co.uk/

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DRINKS

Lanique Spirit of Rose, £27 Waitrose (70cl bottle)

Lanique Spirit of Rose is the perfect festive spirit – made by steam-distilling thousands of hand-picked rose petals sourced from the East. Incredibly versatile and enjoyed in a number of ways, perfectly paired with prosecco to make a Lanique Rose Fizz, served simply with a squeeze of lime, or twinned with a piece of Turkish delight, there is something to suit everyone’s taste. Beautifully bottled, it makes the ideal gift for any cocktail connoisseur.

Stockists: Waitrose (Christmas promotion price of £22 from 2nd -31st December)

The Christmas Trio Pack, Hattingley Valley Wines (£113.50)

Hattingley Valley’s Christmas Trio Pack features an award-winning line up of three of the Hampshire winery’s signature bottles, including the Classic Reserve, Blanc de Blancs and the sparkling Rosé whilst the Luxury Case (£270.50) includes a bottle of the 2014 Kings Cuvée – a very limited release that recently won ‘best sparkling wine in the UK’. Hattingley’s core range is also available to purchase individually, with the Classic Reserve available in a stylish Union Jack gift box (£35).

www.hattingleyvalley.com

Moore House Cocktail Company (from £9.60)

Moore House Cocktail Company’s pre-bottled cocktails are the perfect stocking fillers. Available for personalisation*, the cocktail range features eight beautifully packaged cocktails in a variety of sizes, from generous single 100ml serves (from £9.60), to larger 500ml sharing bottles (from £29.50). New for the season, is a limited-edition Salted Caramel Espresso Martini and Spicy Margarita – get them while you can!

*100ml and 200ml bottles may be personalised with name or message and presented in luxury gift boxes.

https://www.moorehousecocktails.co.uk/

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ONLY £399

THE PERFECT GIFT THIS CHRISTMAS

THE HOME OF CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IS GOING ONLINE

For the first time in its 20-year history, Spirit of Christmas Fair will be online only. Britain’s leading and largest shopping event will open its virtual doors to visitors for six weeks of Christmas shopping, as the Fair adheres to current Covid-19 guidelines and is unable to take place at Olympia, London as planned.

Opening to shoppers from Monday 9th November and running up until Christmas, the home of Christmas shopping is designed to meet all your festive shopping needs, all in one place. Visitors will not only be able to shop from the comfort of their own home but can also explore an expertly curated collection of more than 150 small, independent boutiques and design-makers.

As always, Spirit of Christmas offers an exceptional line-up of talented individuals and businesses to peruse. From the best of British offering high-quality craftsmanship and beautifully designed products, artisan food and drink producers, to high-end sustainable brands enabling you to shop with the planet in mind, the Shop has something for everyone.

From gifts and treats to entertaining ideas, the selected fashion, decorations, homeware, jewellery and food and drinks brands have all been hand-picked for their quality and originality. Those who visit the online Spirit of Christmas Shop will find gifts that are not available on the high street and sure to impress, discovering unexpected gifts for him, extraordinary treats for her and wonderful treasures for little ones.

Catherine Thake, Show Director of Spirit of Christmas Fair says “Spirit of Christmas Fair has always signalled the start of the festive season; with this Christmas being even more important for families as so many have been forced apart from their loved ones for such a long period of time. The launch of The Spirit of Christmas Shop will continue to enable customers to purchase beautiful and original gifts from our hand-picked collection of Spirit brands for their loved ones and spread some much-needed festive cheer this year. Although we are unable to welcome them through the doors at Olympia, London this year, we very much welcome them with open arms to our online shop.

“Spirit of Christmas is a favourite destination for shoppers looking to get ahead early with their Christmas shopping and discover unique gifts and inspiration. We are huge supporters of small businesses which means so many of the boutique brands we present are exclusively available at Spirit and this year you will also get a warm feeling that you are helping independent, smaller businesses survive the pandemic.”

Highlights of The Spirit of Christmas Shop will include:

More than 150 independent boutiques to shop with over 3000 products available
Exclusive show offers from our unique collection of boutique brands
An array of British, eco-friendly and sustainable brands
A delectable mix of leading artisans, independent producers, Royal Warrant holders and Great Taste award-winners
For more information visit www.spiritofchristmasfair.co.uk or @spiritfairs

It’s not a Christmas dinner without a traditional Christmas pudding!

Created in the UK with over 80 years of baking experience, the House of Commons is delighted to introduce the perfect Christmas pudding.
Mixed by hand using only the finest ingredients, Cole’s the specialist pudding manufacturer has prepared a pudding with brandy, port and nuts.

Spoil your family this year with the best Christmas pudding created especially for the House of Commons and be sure to set it alight for an extra special entrance!

House of Commons Christmas Pudding – £16
Houses of Parliament Shop – shop.parliament.uk

INTRODUCING THE NEW AT HOME KOREAN FACIAL TOOL WHICH CARRIES OUT LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE

YOUR VERY OWN AT HOME FACIAL MASSAGE TOOL FROM NEW LAUNCH, K FACIAL

Introducing The Sonic Facial Sculptor from K Facial

– Designed to carry out lymphatic drainage on the face replicating a deep-kneading professional facial massage
– Unlike other facial rollers and gua-shas on the market, the sonic facial sculptor is battery powered to deliver 6000 vibrations per minute to your face
– Lifts and contours the face leaving your face looking more sculpted
– Reduces the look of wrinkles and tightens the skin
– Helps drain toxins out of the body to be disposed off in the lymph nodes
– The tool can be purchased as part of the K Facial Full Range which includes the hugely popular Aqua Facial tool – a hydrafacial machine which is seeing huge popularity as it had a waiting list of 3,000, and has seen sales rocket with 1 selling every 30 seconds since lockdown

Lymphatic drainage has become the newest craze in the facial world as it has proven effects such as tighter skin, contoured face and a glowing complexion, but what exactly is it?

Lympahtic drainage is a gentle method focusing on health and detoxification. The technique releases tension in muscles and connective tissues of the face, neck and head, which in turn reduces stress and improves facial contouring.

Lymphatic drainage has become the newest craze in the facial world as it has proven effects such as tighter skin, contoured face and a glowing complexion, but what exactly is it?

Lympahtic drainage is a gentle method focusing on health and detoxification. The technique releases tension in muscles and connective tissues of the face, neck and head, which in turn reduces stress and improves facial contouring.

The process involves draining (and circulating) fluid from your lymph nodes using massage techniques. It encourages your lymphatic system to deliver fresh nutrients to your cells and will wake up your skin resulting in clear, depuffed, and glowing skin.

Often performed by professional facialists, a deep facial massage of this kind has been hard to get our hands on this year with fluctuating restrictions on beauty treatments, which is why an at home version is something we’ve all been waiting for.

The Sonic Facial Sculptor from K Facial is unlike any other facial tool that has hit the market. The sonic facial sculptor is battery powered to deliver 6000 vibrations per minute to your face.

The Sonic Facial Sculptor delivers the microcurrents via two sculpted roller balls. The roller balls are sculpted in such a way to mimic the effect of a deep-kneading professional facial massage which stimulates the muscles to waken them up and also encourages blood flow around the face.

The tool hugs every curve and contour of your face for a healthy-looking glow. With prolonged use this will help to lift and contour your face.

The Sonic Facial Sculptor can be incorporated into your skincare routine on a daily basis. Conduct the treatment first thing in the morning before your morning skincare routine or the evening before carrying out your night routine.

The Sonic Facial Sculptor can be purchased from www.kfacials.com for £39.99 and forms part of the first process of the K Facial treatment. It can be purchased as part of a full at home facial experience set from K-Facial which also includes a K Facial Steamer, Aqua Facial, Ice Roller.

Introducing Gong, the Luxury Lighting Brand

Launched in the late nineties as a decoration boutique on London’s Portobello Road, Gong swiftly became the go-to lighting brand for interior designers, architects, hotels and restaurants all around the world. Now you can bring its luxurious lighting into your own home with a stunning selection of floor, table and wall lamps, ceiling lights and dedicated collections in everything from brass and silk to glass and linen.

Pictured Above, Cube Stool, Woven Leather and Teak £390, Boro Lounge Chair in Red Leather & Honey Teak £685, Peggy Twin Wall Lamp in White £395 each, Dino Six Shades Chandelier in Black £1990, Tree Floor Lamp in Black £625 and Tarya Floor Lamp in White £750. Image Credit: Photography by Jean Cazals.

Timeless Design
Gong’s founder Jo Plismy is passionate about timeless design combined with the finest quality materials and expert artisan craftsmanship. “Our focus is on style with atmosphere,” explains Jo. “It all started when I visited London in my mid-twenties. I grew up in Belgium in a home full of 20th century furniture, surrounded by Asian and African art dealers. This is where my passion for eclectic and timeless objects began and I would often be found browsing for hours in markets at the weekends. Opening my interiors boutique on Portobello Road in 1999 seemed like a natural progression and when a second Gong boutique opened on Fulham Road a few years later, I began to design my own lighting. The popularity of those creations inspired me to do more and so I turned my attention exclusively to lighting design.”

Gong is a true family business and has grown substantially to become a high-end supplier to domestic and residential projects as well as wholesale; supplying shops, interior designers, architects and specifiers alike.

Inspired Thinking
Jo’s inspiration comes from many sources and whether it’s vintage mid-century piece of furniture or a Victorian trinket, she specialises in reinvention, dreaming up wonderfully exciting lighting designs that not only illuminate a space but also give it a focal point and statement centrepiece. “The Gong collections are unique,” adds Jo. “And their eclectic nature is what sets them apart from traditional high street finds. I believe that lighting can instantly change the entire atmosphere of any room, thanks to its decorative nature, the shape, material, texture and the light itself.” Jo goes on to say that it’s also the warmth of the light and how this is diffused throughout the room that can make all the difference. “Some of our designs have a shade with a golden interior to provide this warm hue,” she explains, “while others allow for a beautiful reflection on the walls and some use transparent fabric that changes colour once the light is switched on. This is what I love the most about lighting, the combination of shapes and materials to create different atmospheres and emotions.”

Ceiling Lights
Gong has a wonderful array of lights for all rooms and all occasions. Its stunning ceiling light selection includes chandeliers, pendants and suspended styles in metallic and colourful materials. The Peggy Teal Six Shade Chandelier above is crafted from metal and brass and also comes in black, white and biscuit. Ideal as a centrepiece for living areas, dining rooms and open-plan spaces, it provides excellent task and ambient lighting in one. For something sculptural, the Kelopak Pendant is a unique design made of zippers, which is available in three sizes and appears like a cloud floating elegantly above, while the Tarya Ceiling Rectangle in metal and brass is available in black, as shown, or white, and looks stunning in a kitchen or open-plan area. Adding a futuristic touch, the Ant Ceiling Shade also comes in white or black and is perfect for a Scandi look.

Wall Lights
Ambient lighting is a must for any room, especially living areas and bedrooms. Teamed with table lamps for task lighting and an overhead pendant shade for an all-round glow, wall lights can contribute to a layered lighting effect, which suits all seasons and all times of the day. The Eclipse Wall Light above opens and closes to reveal a luxurious black and gold design that oozes Art Deco styling. The Tarya Teal design meanwhile blends an on-trend teal and metallic body for contrasting colour and is also available in black, white or full brass. Adding a burst of vibrancy is the Murano Pill Wall Light, which is made from glass blown in Murano with colours to complement or contrast with your décor. The Matahari in linen and teak meanwhile, is available as a wall or ceiling lamp for a versatile design inspired by the art of origami.

Table and Floor Lamps
A beautiful collection of table and floor lamps is also available, with designs, styles and sizes to suit every space. The Tree range above comes in antique brass and metal with black, grey and white shades. Jo is particularly fond of using this mix within living areas and bedrooms for a versatile look. “Living rooms and bedrooms often need to be bright in the morning and relaxing and cosy at night,” she says. “Layering different types of lighting such as table or floor lamps with wall or ceiling lighting will allow you to achieve this effortlessly. Not only will layering light sources add depth and texture, but it will also ensure you can adjust the lighting throughout the day to alter the ambience. Task lighting for reading is also essential and often this can be achieved by placing a lamp on a side table in a living room, or using two lamps or wall lights either side of the bed in a bedroom setting. My advice is to add drama with large lamps or statement designs and if possible, have lights on dimmers that can also be controlled independently from each other.”

Restart, Re-Energize and Elevate Your Career

Sacramento, CA, November 6, 2020 — Is inertia — or perhaps a dental plan — keeping you from pursuing your true passion? It is possible, with the right tools and a little momentum, to get moving on a career path that is both fulfilling and in sync with your values, skills, passions and personality.

While the risks associated with making a job switch might sound great, the cost of staying in a job that doesn’t align with your interests and talents is far greater, advises career development coach Helen Horyza in her new release, Elevate Your Career: Live a Life You’re Truly Proud Of.

“A major career transformation often involves pitfalls or disappointments which threaten to derail us,” Horyza writes. “The metaphysical notion that things will go smoothly if you’re on the right path is simplistic. Life is more complicated than that, but there is a clear path forward.”

Elevate Your Career uses true stories about people from all walks of life and education levels who have reassessed their passions, pivoted their skillsets and created careers that are the perfect fit. How? Horyza explains it all and offers valuable tools that readers can use right away to reassess their own career paths.

First, the Elevate Career Cycle method, which is explained in the book, can help readers uncover their passion by pinpointing their interests and unique talents. Also included with the book is a coupon code for the Elevations Career Assessment, which synthesizes values, skills, interests and personality in the context of contemporary careers. Individuals who complete the assessment receive a focused report complete with valuable decision-making tools. The result is a comprehensive model for smart and healthy career development.

No matter where you are in your evolving career journey—college student, executive or someone looking to course-correct—this book will provide you with the tools and the momentum you need to elevate your career.

Helen Horyza is an expert in the fields of career development and employee development, engagement and retention. She is an accomplished trainer, motivational speaker and executive coach. She holds a Master of Science degree in Career Counseling from California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), and is a professionally trained coach through Coach Training International. She is a Nationally Certified Career Counselor (NCCC) and has over 20 years of experience uncovering talent and directing it to achieve extraordinary results.

Horyza is comfortable inspiring audiences large and small with her authentic, approachable style. She is the inventor and author of the Elevations® suite of assessments designed to assist individuals in career transition or to enhance employee engagement. Elevations® is utilized in colleges, universities and in consultant practices around the world.

She has used her own advice to re-career and is opening the Career Coach Entrepreneur Academy in the fall, a training program for people interested in becoming career coaches.

For more information, please visit www.ElevateYourCareer.com or www.helenhoryza.com. You can also connect with the author on social media at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxts0YopKzHU_dnPmcQ_NHQ

https://www.instagram.com/helenhoryza/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/helenhoryza/

https://www.facebook.com/helen.horyza

Elevate Your Career: Live a Life You’re Truly Proud Of

Publisher: Merack

ISBN-10: 1949635384

ISBN-13: 978-1949635386

Available from Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and Helenhoryza.com

HENRY BELL WILD BIRD CARE

1. The Henry Bell Sterling Collection
The new Henry Bell Sterling Collection offers a beautiful statement piece to your garden and is designed to enable and enhance garden birds’ wellbeing. Beautifully made and finished in silver, The Sterling Collection includes:

A range of stylish Henry Bell Sterling Feeders for Seed, Fat Balls, Peanuts and Sunflower Hearts (RRP: £12.99) which with an easy opening lid and a removable base ensures that the feeders are easy to clean and refill.

Henry Bell Sterling 3in1 Squirrel Proof Feeder (RRP: £29.99)

Henry Bell Sterling Feeding Station (RRP: £19.99)

2. The Henry Bell Decorative Collection
The Henry Bell Decorative Collection brings a splash of colour into your garden with a creative and vibrant collection of distinctive wild bird care accessories. Inspired by the Lily, Rose and Magnolia flowers, the Decorative Collection Wild Bird Feeders come in hanging, garden or ground varieties.

Decorative Collection Rose Ground Feeder, RRP: £19.99

Decorative Collection Magnolia Hanging Feeder, RRP: £19.99

3. Henry Bell Heavy Duty Feeder, RRP: £9.99
These heavy-duty feeders are a strong and rugged feeding solution for anyone who loves feeding the birds. Made of aluminium and finished in a striking black, the feeders are easy to clean and refill with an all-in-one base that both offers more perch space and enables the collection of feed debris. The feeders also include a drainage solution in the feeder to assist with the maintenance of the feed. A perfect present for bird lovers with small or large gardens, choose from Peanut, Seed, and Fat Ball feeders.

4. Henry Bell Feeding Stations
Henry Bell Feeding Stations are a great gift for both new and experienced bird care enthusiasts. They are quick to assemble, with easy push button connections.

Henry Bell Essentials Four Arm Complete Feeding Station, RRP: £29.99. This includes four feeder hooks, a seed tray and a water bath plus a seed, peanut, fat ball & suet bites / mealworm Essentials Feeders.

5. Henry Bell Decorative Collection Bulrush
The Henry Bell decorative Bulrush Collection stands at a striking 147cm in height when assembled and ideal for feeding garden birds. Choose from Peanut, Seed, and Fat Ball feeders.

Henry Bell Decorative Collection Bulrush Peanut Feeder, RRP: £9.99

HEAR THE GIN-GLE BELLS RING
ALDI LAUNCHES NEW INFUSIONIST RANGE TO GET NATION IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

Aldi launches five new festive liqueurs in popular Infusionist range – all under £12
Latest range includes an Icy Blueberry and a shimmery Northern Lights gin liqueur

Let the festivities be-gin, as Aldi is launching five festive liqueurs as part of its Infusionist range to spread the Christmas cheer. Starting from just £8.99, the new range is gin-spired by the winter months and celebrations. The range includes an iridescent Icy Blueberry Gin Liqueur (£9.99, 50cl) reminiscent of a winter-scape and a Northern Lights Gin Liqueur (£8.99, 50cl) that will give the gram’ a run for its money.

Just when you thought Aldi’s range couldn’t get any sweeter, the supermarket will also be launching three new dessert inspired gins, including a velvety and indulgent Millionaires Shortbread Gin Liqueur (£8.99, 50cl).

If you need a hand keeping spirits high in the lead up to the holidays, or just want a boozy take on your favourite classic dessert look no further than Aldi’s very own Infusionist range.

Infusionist Northern Light Gin Liqueur (£8.99, 50cl)

Available in stores and online now

An Insta-worthy drink that is a must for any at home bars this winter. This shimmery gin liqueur creates a magical effect when shaken, reminiscent of the Northern Lights that will illuminate any drink this season.

Infusionist Icy Blueberry Gin Liqueur (£9.99, 50cl)

Available in stores and online from 9th November

Experience a picture-perfect snowy scene when you shake this bottle. A frosty twist on a fruity liqueur, the sweet tastes of blueberry work perfectly served with a light tonic.

Infusionist Sloe & Elderberry Gin (£11.99, 50cl)

Available in stores and online from 1st November

The classic winter flavours in this bottle complement each other flawlessly, with rich, warming sloes combined with the mellow fruitiness of elderberries. Perfect as a sipping gin or paired with tonic for a longer drink.

Infusionist Millionaires Shortbread Gin Liqueur (£8.99, 50cl)

Available in stores and online from 9th November

Rich, indulgent and creamy, this gin liqueur is the ideal boozy alternative to dessert. With hints of caramel and chocolate, treat yourself to a taste of decadence on those colder evenings.

Infusionist Apple Crumble Gin Liqueur (£8.99, 50cl)

Available in stores and online from 9th November

This tipple is a nostalgic reminder of the classic British dessert and comfort in a glass. The crisp apple paired with the sweetness of crumble creates a refreshing and sweet taste that marries perfectly with gin.

To perfect these festive G&T’s, be sure to pick up some of Aldi’s Ridge Valley Original Tonic (8 x 150ml, £1.99) – refreshing with well-balanced lemony notes, this great value tonic water is sure to be a hit with gin lovers.

Healthy, Balanced and Tasty Food, Straight to Your Door

Love Yourself is the new food delivery brand on the block. They deliver nutritious and balanced food straight to your door. Using only the freshest, finest, and seasonal ingredients. Their menus constantly change to keep you excited, inspired and focus on your health targets. We’ve all tried to diet and ate the same thing for days on end, it’s boring and destined to fail. Love Yourself believe in variety and the menus are never dull.

Love Yourself offer a range of menus from gluten free, dairy free, halal, balanced, performance, keto and many more. You’ll never be stuck for choice. Their menu’s all sync with the MyFitness App, meaning you can keep track of all the calories, maintaining your goals.

The meals are delivered daily, cooked fresh. Just reheat in the oven or microwave and experience the freshest and tastiest food around. All their food is locally sourced and seasonal.

Love Yourself offer a range of menus from £25 each day. Visit LoveYourself.co.uk to find out more.

HAVE A VERY ROSY CHRISTMAS WITH LANIQUE SPIRIT OF ROSE

Christmas might be a little different this year, so why not get into the spirit of things at home and mix up your favourite festive ‘rosy’ tipples with Lanique Spirit of Rose. Enjoyed in a number of ways, perfectly paired with prosecco, served simply with a squeeze of lime, or twinned with a piece of Turkish delight, there is something to suit everyone’s taste.

THE GIFT OF ROSE

A unique and versatile gift, Lanique Spirit of Rose (RRP *£27 from Waitrose), is a completely natural spirit made with thousands of handpicked, stem-distilled rose petals, extracting the pure essence of rose. With aromas of delicate rose, ripe raspberry and cherry, and flavours reminiscent of Turkish delight and hints of white chocolate; this beautifully bottled bright pink spirit is the ideal gift for the experimental cocktail lover.

ROSE-TINTED COCKTAILS

Whether you take your cocktail-making seriously or are just after some much needed cheer, bring happy hour to your home with Lanique’s signature cocktails. Perfect for the holiday season, add a splash of sophistication to your toast with a Lanique Rose Fizz – 25ml of Lanique topped with your choice of festive fizz.

For a warming treat, The Winter Rose is made by gently heating in a pan 50ml Lanique with 25ml cognac, 50ml cloudy apple juice and 5ml vanilla syrup, before pouring into a brandy glass; or for the ultimate indulgence, stir 25ml of Lanique into your hot chocolate and top with whipped cream and a dusting of candied rose petals, and voila you have a boozy Turkish Delight Hot Chocolate.

Going out out, then head to Searcys at The Gherkin for the ultra-Instagrammable Searcys Pink 75 – £16 (Lanique, No.3 Gin, Grenadine and champagne) – garnished with white chocolate, strawberry powder and rose petals. Sip whilst soaking up some of the most incredible views of the City, 40 levels up. Lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and aperitivo packages are running Monday to Saturday, and Sunday roasts each Sunday in November and December. Advance booking required at www.searcysatthegherkin.co.uk/.

Lanique Spirit of Rose – Proving Christmas can still be rosy this year.

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HAVE A TREE-MENDOUS CHRISTMAS

Fill your home with festive cheer with the Houses of Parliament Shop’s gorgeous and unique collection of Christmas decorations.

From the iconic Big Ben to the famous black cab, add a touch of London magic to your tree this year – it will be sure to be your best one yet!

Christmas Decorations – prices range from £5.95 – £29

Houses of Parliament Shop – shop.parliament.uk

You can give your loved ones the gift of home security with the Swann SWPRO Bullet. This outdoor camera provides 24/7 home monitoring in an affordable and easy to install device. At just $49.33, the Swann SWPRO is much less expensive than competitors. But many of its features are just as impressive as those found on cameras from other big-name brands

Ths Swann SWPRO comes with 1080P recording, night vision, and a detection range of over 100 feet. The camera also uses thermal heat and motion sensors to detect objects that approach a home. It also includes a range of advanced features like DVR recording, voice commands, and smartphone integration. It’s a great option for anyone looking to improve their security and enjoy a safe home for years to come.

AeroTrainer
www.AeroTrainer.com
Price: 99.80

The AeroTrainer is an ergonomically contoured, 2-sided, inflatable core exercise platform. With its spherical base, concave seat and convex back, you can exercise several muscles at the same time, in a fluid, safe and effective way. In as little as 10 minutes a day, AeroTrainer can help strengthen and stretch muscles, reduce back pain, decrease stress and more. Designed with four internal chambers to distribute air evenly, the AeroTrainer keeps its form and stability for safety while exercising. The AeroTrainer safely supports over 500 pounds without deflating or bursting. Plus, the non-slip flocked fabric covering is washable.

AeroTrainer key features include:
· Total body workout for home use or travel
· Increases strength, flexibility, mobility and balance
· Exercises promote weight loss
· Ergonomically designed to help reduce back pain
– Includes free copy of GOLO Metabolic Meal Plan + support

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· AeroTrainer Electronic Press Kit: https://bit.ly/AeroTrainerEPK
· Samples available for select media outlets upon request.

QUIDDITCH THROUGH THE AGES: ILLUSTRATED EDITION

Quidditch Through the Ages was first published in 2001 and is arguably the most famous sports book in the wizarding world. Now, this much-loved companion to the Harry Potter books has been gloriously reimagined in a large illustrated colour gift edition by the innovative and award-winning illustrator Emily Gravett. Accessible at any point in the Harry Potter reading journey Quidditch Through the Ages invites readers to take a whistle-stop tour through the history of Quidditch, reliving epic matches and great moments along the way. This imagined guide charts the game’s history from its early origins through to the modern-day sport loved by so many wizard and Muggle families around the world. With comprehensive coverage of famous Quidditch teams, the commonest fouls, the development of racing brooms, and much more, this is a must-have sporting tome for all Harry Potter fans, Quidditch lovers and players.

HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE: MINALIMA EDITION

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: MinaLima Edition is an irresistible new edition of the bestselling book created with ultra-talented designers MinaLima, the design magicians behind the gorgeous visual graphic style of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films. J.K. Rowling’s complete and unabridged text is accompanied by MinaLima’s handsome colour illustrations on nearly every page, superb design, and eight exclusive interactive paper-engineered elements – including Harry’s Hogwarts letter, the magical entrance to Diagon Alley, a sumptuous feast in the Great Hall of Hogwarts and more.

FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE WONDER OF NATURE

Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature (Hardback) is the official companion book of the exhibition, shining a light on beasts in all their fantastic forms. The Natural History’s most spectacular and ambitious exhibition to date celebrates the wonders of nature, science and adventure – bringing together real-world animals, mythical creatures and their fictional counterparts from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts stories and films. Taking inspiration from Newt Scamander, this gorgeous colour gift book invites the whole family to explore the exhibits on the page alongside scientists, campaigners and pioneering naturalists, examining the links between the magic of J.K. Rowling’s creatures and the astonishing real-world wildlife that has roamed our planet throughout history