StyleNest http://www.stylenest.co.uk The Fashion & Lifestyle Destination for the Modern Woman Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:11:31 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Friday 24 Octoberhttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/fashion/new-in-this-week/friday-24-october/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/fashion/new-in-this-week/friday-24-october/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:11:31 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=87701 StyleNest pick the best new in this week pieces…

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House of Holland collaborate with Mr Menhttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/kids/best-of-childrenswear/house-of-holland-collaborate-with-mr-men/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/kids/best-of-childrenswear/house-of-holland-collaborate-with-mr-men/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:12:44 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=87421 He is the designer whose success has been built on a playful approach to fashion and now he is taking it one step further. Henry Holland has teamed up with the iconic British Mr Men and Little Miss to launch a women’s and kid’s mini me collection. The 14-piece collection includes appliqué badge bombers, jeans […]

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Mr Men x Henry HollandHe is the designer whose success has been built on a playful approach to fashion and now he is taking it one step further.

Henry Holland has teamed up with the iconic British Mr Men and Little Miss to launch a women’s and kid’s mini me collection. The 14-piece collection includes appliqué badge bombers, jeans and jumpsuit, shirts, dresses, knits, T-shirts, skirts, clutches and accessories and also includes two great jumpers- Mr Bumpy and Mr Messy.

And to celebrate the collaboration, Henry Holland’s famous quiffed hairstyle has been immortalised into a new Mr Men character, Mr Quiffy, which features in the collection.

This is a true reflection of Holland’s playful style and is perfect for both little and grown-up girls alike.

Available in Liberty, London. Colette, Paris and www.houseofholland.co.uk and in Dublin late October. The kids’ collection is available in ages 3-10 years.

Click here to read about the new FitFlop collection

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Gingerbread Skeletonshttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/baking/gingerbread-skeletons/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/baking/gingerbread-skeletons/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:31:14 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=86945 Give your gingerbread biscuits a scary skeletal design this Halloween. A great way to get the kids involved, this fun Halloween holiday is activity makes for great party bag gifts. Makes 25-30 biscuits Preparation time 20 mins Cooking time 8 mins What You’ll Need:  250 g (9oz) plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1½ tsp […]

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Ginger Bread SkeletonsGive your gingerbread biscuits a scary skeletal design this Halloween. A great way to get the kids involved, this fun Halloween holiday is activity makes for great party bag gifts.

Makes 25-30 biscuits

Preparation time 20 mins

Cooking time 8 mins

What You’ll Need: 

  • 250 g (9oz) plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 85 ml Flora Cuisine
  • 85 g (3oz) soft brown sugar
  • 85 g (3oz) golden syrup

To decorate

  • 100 g (3½oz) white chocolate, melted
  • White writing icing (other colours optional)

What To Do:

  • Sieve dry ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix together to form a soft dough.
  • Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 75mm (¼ inch).
  • Using cutters, cut into gingerbread people.
  • Lift carefully onto lightly greased baking trays.
  • Bake in the centre of preheated oven at 210°C, 190°C fan, Gas mark 7 for about 10 minutes. Check that the shapes are not scorching after about 6 minutes. They are ready once lightly golden brown.
  • Once completely cool decorate to look like skeletons, using the writing icing to draw on the bones.

www.flora.com

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ArcelorMittal Orbithttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/lifestyle/days-out/arcelormittal-orbit/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/lifestyle/days-out/arcelormittal-orbit/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:16:18 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=87575 If you’re looking for something new to do this half term head to ArcelorMittal Orbit, the UK’s tallest sculpture and London’s latest visitor attraction. Offering an amazing panoramic view of London, ArcelorMittal can be found in the heart of the 2012 Olympic Park. Designed by Sir Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond, this giant sculpture is […]

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© Andrew Baker Under Licence to the Arcelormittal OrbitLONDONIf you’re looking for something new to do this half term head to ArcelorMittal Orbit, the UK’s tallest sculpture and London’s latest visitor attraction. Offering an amazing panoramic view of London, ArcelorMittal can be found in the heart of the 2012 Olympic Park. Designed by Sir Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond, this giant sculpture is a breathtaking sight of twists and turns, tempting visitors with a 20 mile view of the London skyline.

Fantastic screens create the perfect place for visitors to learn about the capital, surveying stunning sighs such as The Shard, St Paul’s and Canary Wharf. Plus, an exclusive bird’s eye view of the world-famous Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. When designing ArcelorMittal Orbit, Sir Anish Kapoor installed two mirrors, an integral part of the sculpture. The mirrors move the horizon, whilst audio of local London life plays, a feature which can be heard as visitors travel down the 455 steps of the external spiral staircase.

At the bottom of the sculpture lies EastTwenty Bar & Kitchen, a welcoming destination to offer you warming food and drink before or after hours of exploring. Other sights to behold are the dancing water fountains, adventure playgrounds, four themed walking trails and many art installations. The beautifully landscaped parklands on site were also created by the same architect who worked on New York’s High Line.

Over half term, fun festivities include; Diwali lantern making, Halloween pumpkin carving, ghoulish mask making and a fancy dress family disco. In addition, visitors can have their picture taken in the brand new Photo Pod and go home at the end of a happy day with a free photo.

Activities start on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October, as ArcelorMittal celebrates the Hindu festival of Divali. Mehndi body art sessions are available for children visiting, alongside the chance to learn the beautiful craft of traditional Divali lantern making. From Monday 27th October to Saturday 1st November, all the half term fun takes on a Halloween twist. Make your own spooky mask, or carve a pumpkin, before preparing for Friday 31st and a night of family fun. Taking place between 3.30 and 5pm, the evening’s events include a family disco, fancy dress competition, games, treats and music. Definitely a much more exciting alternative to Trick or Treating in the dark.

Half-term activities and the Photo Pod are included in the standard entry price. The ArcelorMittal Orbit is open daily 10am – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm) from 1 October, half-term activities will run from 2pm to 4pm every day. Tickets cost £7 for children, £15 for adults, £40 for a family ticket (two adults/two children) and £12 for concessions. Residents of the Park’s neighbouring boroughs enjoy £2 off standard ticket price.

www.arcelormittalorbit.com

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New Season Brights AW14http://www.stylenest.co.uk/fashion/best-of-fashion/new-season-brights-aw14/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/fashion/best-of-fashion/new-season-brights-aw14/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:44:25 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=87388 Wrapping up needn’t be boring this season. Quite the opposite in fact thanks to a rainbow of colour-popping hues splashed across coats, knits and everything in between… Welcome to the new season. From fairytale textures to 60s silhouettes, there’s a whole spectrum of trends and key pieces to get to grips with. And first up, […]

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Wrapping up needn’t be boring this season. Quite the opposite in fact thanks to a rainbow of colour-popping hues splashed across coats, knits and everything in between…

Welcome to the new season. From fairytale textures to 60s silhouettes, there’s a whole spectrum of trends and key pieces to get to grips with. And first up, it’s the turn of the colour-popping brights.

Colour is back and louder than ever before for Autumn/Winter ‘14. At Dries Van Noten it was geometrically blocked on silk separates while at Prada it was splashed across two-tone shearling coats and over at Christian Dior, it was added to the sharpest of trouser suits.

From cocktail hour dresses to everyday warm cover-ups, bold and bright colour has been added to every winter wardrobe essential. So whether you’re looking to subtlety pep up your wardrobe, or to go head-on into a spectrum of wonderful colour, click through the images below to see where to buy and how to wear the trend…

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Halloween Cakehttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/baking/halloween-cake/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/baking/halloween-cake/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:30:34 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=86950 This will most certainly be the icing on the cake at your Halloween party. More is more with this cake and get the kids involved to make a devilish dessert for your guests.  Serves 8-12 Preparation time 15 mins Cooking time 70 mins Ingredients: 225 g (8oz) self-raising flour 225 g (8oz) light brown sugar 2 […]

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Halloween CakeThis will most certainly be the icing on the cake at your Halloween party. More is more with this cake and get the kids involved to make a devilish dessert for your guests. 

Serves 8-12

Preparation time 15 mins

Cooking time 70 mins

Ingredients:

  • 225 g (8oz) self-raising flour
  • 225 g (8oz) light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 350 g (12oz) pumpkin flesh-only, grated
  • 3 Medium eggs, lightly beaten
  • 175 g (6oz) Flora Buttery, melted
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 50 ml orange juice

Icing

  • 300 g (10oz) icing sugar, sieved
  • 70 g (2½oz) Flora Buttery
  • 40 g (1½oz) cocoa powder, sieved
  • 40 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 85 g (3oz) dark chocolate, melted

To Decorate

  • Gravestone-shaped gingerbread
  • Jelly worms (optional)
  • Chocolate finger biscuit sticks
  • Chocolate biscuits for crumbs

 What To Do:

  • Preheat oven to 200°C, 180°C fan, Gas mark 6. Line 23cm square cake tin. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl sieve together flour, sugar, mixed spice and bicarbonate of soda. Mix in grated pumpkin. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, Flora Buttery, orange zest and orange juice.
  • Add the wet mixture to the sieved dry ingredients and combine well until you have a smooth batter without lumps.
  • Pour into prepared cake pan, and bake for 60-70 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool completely before decorating. Remove from cake tin and prepare for decorating fun!

To Decorate

  • First make the icing. In a large bowl, add the icing sugar, Flora Buttery and cocoa powder, using an electric hand mixer, mix until well combined. Turn the mixer down to low and slowly drizzle in the melted chocolate.
  • Cook your gingerbread gravestones ahead of time. When cooled you can part dip them in chocolate if you like.
  • Spread your chocolate icing all over the top of the cake and the sides.
  • Quickly place your gingerbread gravestones into the icing before it sets. You can then decorate as you like with jelly worms, white chocolate ghosts etc. Before the icing sets, quickly crumble your biscuit dirt over the top of the cake to make your graveyard soil and make a fence around the cake with chocolate finger biscuits, so ghosts and witches can’t escape.

www.flora.com

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Power me uphttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/the-beauty-bird/power-me-up/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/beauty/the-beauty-bird/power-me-up/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:19:00 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=87660 It’s time to power up your skin – and call in some serums to boost your complexion ready for winter. I love serums – an extra layer of active ingredients in a formulation that’s designed to penetrate really effectively. So if you’re not already using a serum, now is a good time to start. Here […]

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It’s time to power up your skin – and call in some serums to boost your complexion ready for winter. I love serums – an extra layer of active ingredients in a formulation that’s designed to penetrate really effectively. So if you’re not already using a serum, now is a good time to start. Here are my current top five.

Éminence Organic Skincare products are handmade in Hungary. For winter, I’ve picked their Bright Skin Licorice Root-Booster Serum (£38), which is apparently a favourite of the gorgeous Thandie Newton. It’s great for sorting out patchy skin that’s had a bit of sun over for the summer – a real fresh start for the new season.

Eminence

Origins have recently launched Plantscription Anti-aging Power Serum (£48). Apparently, it ‘teaches’ skin how to utilise powerful ingredients from nature. My skin doesn’t usually pay attention in class but this serum is a cracker – a real no-effort, easy to use power-house to go under your moisturiser and just do its job. “You look well” is guaranteed.

Origins

New brand alert: 001 Skincare. Founded by Ada Ooi, who grew up in Hong Kong, the range focuses on restoring equilibrium that is upset by city living. I’ve been using her Active Marine Power Concentrate (£47), which is a jelly-like serum packed with brown algae, green tea and omegas. Perfect for strengthening your skin’s natural defences ready for a winter in the city.

001

Another name that’s new to this column is Bryt. I’ve a feeling this range is for slightly younger women than me (think gifts for nieces and daughters) but I had to try the Boost Serum (£20), which I’m actually a little bit in love with. It’s an oil serum but it penetrates quickly with no greasiness, and I’ve been using it on my normal/combination skin as a kind of central heating beater, to get a bit more out of my day cream. Lovely stuff.

BRYT

And finally, something posh: Gazelli White Oil Ultimate Firming Serum (£75). This is my new favourite thing and I’m wondering how I can make it last all winter. It’s full of all kinds of wonderful skin-boosting ingredients like pomegranate and something called Gazelli White Oil, which is completely unique to the range. I thought it sounded kind of oily and maybe a bit too much for my skin but it’s actually super-light and visibly lifts your whole complexion.

Gazelli

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Nike x Karlie Klosshttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/lifestyle/health-and-fitness/nike-x-karlie-kloss/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/lifestyle/health-and-fitness/nike-x-karlie-kloss/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:34:27 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=87350 Nike have unveiled Karlie Kloss as the face and body of their new Fall 2014 collection. The campaign imagery features Kloss in a variety of exercise poses, modelling the stylish new collection, which has been designed around Nike´s belief that versatility is the key to achieving results and improving physical strength and performance.  With her enviable figure […]

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NIKE Karlie KlossNike have unveiled Karlie Kloss as the face and body of their new Fall 2014 collection. The campaign imagery features Kloss in a variety of exercise poses, modelling the stylish new collection, which has been designed around Nike´s belief that versatility is the key to achieving results and improving physical strength and performance. 

With her enviable figure and dedication to exercise, Kloss is the perfect embodiment of the belief that a combination of workouts is best, and mixes things up with ballet, yoga, jogging, and of course, Nike Training Club workouts. “I love different strengthening exercises and intense workouts such as the ones I’ve done with Nike Training Club Master Trainers,” Kloss says. “I like to switch it up. I think that’s the best way to really challenge your body and become stronger in every way.” The range of fitness wear has been developed with this variety of activities in mind, and to offer both style and performance. There are new footwear innovations with the Nike Lunar Cross Element, specifically designed for increasingly popular HiiT workouts, and a new running shoe, the Nike LunarGlide6. There are also three new clothing silhouettes, the Nike Pro Hypercool, the Nike Tech Fleece, and the Nike Dri-FIT Knit. But it´s Nike´s revolutionary new Nike Pro Bra Collection that is at the centre of the collection. Two years in the making and bringing together intense research and testing, these five bras have been developed to give you an excellent fit and the right level of support, as well as of course the style and design you would expect from Nike, to help women achieve the best from their workout.

The Fall 2014 collection is available now at Nike.com

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Halloween Rice Krispie Treatshttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/baking/halloween-rice-krispie-treats/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/food/recipes/baking/halloween-rice-krispie-treats/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:30:20 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=86957 Rice krispie treats don’t get much better than this. Give your food a frightful face with these fun decorated rice krispie treats – ideal for your little one’s packed lunch box. Makes 6-8 large squares What You’ll Need: 40 g (1½oz) Flora Buttery 85 g (3oz) dark chocolate 2 tbsp golden syrup 85 g (3oz) […]

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Rice Krispie CakesRice krispie treats don’t get much better than this. Give your food a frightful face with these fun decorated rice krispie treats – ideal for your little one’s packed lunch box.

Makes 6-8 large squares

What You’ll Need:

  • 40 g (1½oz) Flora Buttery
  • 85 g (3oz) dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 85 g (3oz) rice krispies
  • 30 g (1oz) small marshmallows

To decorate

  • 55g icing sugar
  • Green food colouring
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • White chocolate buttons
  • Black fondant icing or liquorice

What To Do:

  • In a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of hot water, melt together Flora Buttery, chocolate and golden syrup. Add in rice krispies and marshmallows a bit at a time until completely mixed through.
  • Spoon mixture into a shallow square cake tin or baking tray. Push down the mixture using the base of another cake tin or baking tray to make sure the surface is flat. Leave to set in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from fridge and cut into squares or rectangles.

To Make the monster

  • Make a green glace icing by mixing the icing sugar with a few drops of green food colouring, add more food colouring or a small amount of water until you get the colour and consistency you want.
  • Spoon the green icing onto rice krispies and smooth over. Before the icing sets, add the chocolate sprinkles to make your monster’s hair. Add two small white chocolate buttons for your eyes. Use the black icing to make pupils and a squiggly mouth.

 

 

TIPS: Have fun decorating with coloured fondants, melted chocolate and sweets to create some great creepy shapes such as pumpkins, spider’s webs and tombstones.

www.flora.com

 

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Autumn launches at Ten Pilateshttp://www.stylenest.co.uk/lifestyle/health-and-fitness/autumn-launches-at-ten-pilates/ http://www.stylenest.co.uk/lifestyle/health-and-fitness/autumn-launches-at-ten-pilates/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:16:35 +0000 http://www.stylenest.co.uk/?p=87282 As the nights get darker and the days get colder, it’s tempting to stay indoors and reach for the comfort food. So here at StyleNest we were thrilled to hear that TenPilates have some new launches for Autumn, to give us a little bit of extra motivation this season. TenPilates has a total of 6 […]

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TenPilatesAs the nights get darker and the days get colder, it’s tempting to stay indoors and reach for the comfort food. So here at StyleNest we were thrilled to hear that TenPilates have some new launches for Autumn, to give us a little bit of extra motivation this season.

TenPilates has a total of 6 studios across London, all offering their incredibly effective dynamic pilates workouts, which give fast and impressive results. The re-opening of the St. James’ Studio after an almost unrecognisable refurbishment will be exciting news for both new and existing fans. With a new Pilates studio, new treatment rooms, and a upgraded Personal Training area, clients will now find it even easier to achieve their fitness goals.

Not only will you find improved facilities, but additional classes have also been added onto the timetable. Why not try one of Ten’s popular Barre classes, previously only available at the Notting Hill studio, or for a cardio blast, Cardiolates and HiiT. And whatsmore, you can now also reserve your place in the class quickly and easily using the new TenPilates app. Download it now for free from the App Store and Google Play.

There is also the opportunity to indulge yourself in some post workout retail therapy, with TenPilates collection of products now also available at the St. James´s studio. Browse Ten’s collection of hair and skincare ranges, healthy and delicious snacks to refuel after a workout, or treat yourself to some well earned stylish activewear.

You can find more information about TenPilates and their studios on their website, www.tenpilates.com.

Click here to read about Bodyism at the D-Hotel Maris 

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