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At Cellardoor there are a whole list of things that we love… cuteness, Fifi Lapin and tea all appear on it. You can imagine the “ooohs” and “awwws” that came from the office this morning when we stumbled across these…
The super-stylish illustrated bunny now has her own range of mugs and we can’t wait to get our hands on some. We’re glad we spotted them in time for Christmas as they’ll make great gifts. Or maybe we’ll just keep them for ourselves…
Buy yours for just £8 here
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With the third series of The Great British Bake Off
well underway on BBC2, the pastime of making time for tea has never been more popular.
If you’ve been inspired by what you’ve seen on the programme, then be sure to pick up the accompanying book
, which promises to turn your everyday bakes into showstoppers, under the expert instruction of Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. With easy-to-follow recipes and lots of handy hints on perfecting the more technical elements of baking, it’s a failsafe guide on how to whip up a gourmet meringue, prove a perfect loaf and avoid the most dreaded baker’s downfall of all- the utterly terrifying soggy bottom!
Once you’ve mastered an array of goodies, then your can turn your attention to presentation- which, as we all know from Mr. Hollywood is just as important as a good bake. With this in mind, here’s a look at some of the prettiest tea party pieces around:
So whether you’re attempting a tarte tatin, wrestling a rum baba recipe or just enjoying a good old fashioned cuppa, there’s no excuse not to do it in style. Happy baking!
By Sarah Farrell
Remember we talked about the gorgeous FrostFrench and Lipton’s pop-up tea boutique in Islington? Well, a few days ago we at Cellardoor were lucky enough to be invited to the designers’ ‘Drink Gorgeous Campaign’ press night; the launch of their delicate, LIpton infusions inspired glassware.
Upon entering the teeny tiny FrostFrench Soho store, we were greeted not only by tea lovers and fashionistas but by a completely inspired Alice In Wonderland décor. The window mannequins donned bizarre but intriguing rabbit heads and oversized playing cards hung magically from the ceiling in what was bound to be an interesting evening. The most endearing thing, however, were photographs of the ladies themselves overlapping across the shop walls, along with other inspirational images. (We cooed over the bunny in a tea cup)
Guests chatted and gushed over the loveliness of this new range whilst everything from 70’s funk to the Rolling Stones blared from the DJ booth. Waitresses bustled through the packed venue with crust-less salmon sarnies and delicious ice tea cocktails (all of which we sampled!) and we were able to chat, drink and be merry whilst browsing Frostfrench’s clothes rails.
And finally, the ladies themselves arrived. Life long friends come fashion designers Sadie Frost and Jemima French made a short but sweet speech about the inspiration behind the idea (“we really are combining fashion with tea!”) before posing with their new range for the cameras.
The range sees seven pretty glass tea cups, each with a life-like lip stain print adorning the rim. Each colour represents a different fruity flavour in the Lipton Infusions range and is bound to tickle your taste buds! What girl wouldn’t want to ‘drink gorgeous’?!
By Scarlett Philps
Hot fashion label Frost French have teamed up with tea company Lipton Infusions to revolutionise shopping for a new generation. Multi-tasking has always been a tool championed by women, and now we can do it in a truly British way by sipping tea as we shop! Frost French have launched a pop-up tea boutique at their flagship store in Islington where shoppers can browse the collection while sampling herbal teas, (for free), by Lipton Infusions. If you like what you taste you can even buy your chosen tea and slip it in the bag with your hot new outfit.
The innovative pop-up tea boutique is also part of the designers ‘Drink Gorgeous Campaign’ which sees Miss Sadie Frost and Jemima French designing a chic range of infusion inspired glasswear. So if you like your fashion with a side of tea, head down to the boutique for a gorgeously girly day.
Head over to 22-26 Camden Passage
Islington, London, N1 8ED. Tel: 0207 3540053
By Kat Nicholls