Really? Is it that time AGAIN? The first day of December. On this day, every year, my children have to remind me that it is Advent Calendar day and I have to rush out and buy the dregs. This always astonishes me, because on several occasions in the last month […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 02-12-2013 in BLOG tagged with advent calendar / chocolates / Christmas / late / YOLO Posted by Family Affairs on 13-02-2012 in BLOG tagged with Bananagrams / chocolates / competition / gifts / pearl bracelet / presents / Valentine's Day
LAST CHANCE TO WIN LOVELY VALENTINE’S THINGS:- A gorgeous bracelet:- A pearl bracelet worth nearly £30 which you can see here:- http://www.handpickedcollection.com/pearl-tag-bracelet.html Delicious chocolates:- Bananagram Heart shaped game:- Check out my previous posts for specific details and hurry up and enter!
Posted by Family Affairs on 10-02-2012 in BLOG / REVIEWS tagged with chocolates / Pretty Idle / Valentine's Day
As a result of my pathetic approach to Valentine’s Day I have been sent two boxes of chocolates as an indulgence for “Britain’s busy women”. I’m afraid it wouldn’t have been right to give both of them away because I had to do my quality control and approve them first.
on the top it says
Artisan Chocolates (serves one)
So I’ve done what it said on the box and tested out a few of them – look they’re all sparkly! Delicious.
I don’t have time to run another competition before Valentine’s Day now, so just let me know if you think you or someone you know fits the following description and maybe I’ll send them to you…..
Sassy and debauched: the ultimate Valentine’s Day indulgence for Britain’s busy women
Need a little last minute luxury for the gorgeous, busy woman in your life this Valentine’s Day? Or celebrating solo and want to lose yourself in a universe of shamelessly selfish indulgence? New British luxury relaxation label, Pretty Idle, is here to save the day with its first blissed-out collection of artisan chocolates.
Presented in a sumptuous drawer-style box with a black velvet tab, each chocolate sparkles for attention and has been individually created by Pretty Idle’s own London-based chocolatier, Madame Coco, using her personal favourite flavour-combinations from around the globe. These chocolates are unapologetically sassy, shamelessly indulgent and deliciously immoral. A veritable treasure trove of chocolate hedonism, designed for women by women, the box contains twelve opulent treats:
Ø Pretty Idle Spice – Our secret blend of decadent spices in velvety dark chocolate
Ø Gem de la Mer – Sexy sea-salted caramel encased in shimmering milk chocolate
Ø Passion Rocks – Glitzy little squares of indulgent passion-fruit praline
Ø Boozy Floozy – Fabulously retro cognac and raisin in deep, dark chocolate
Ø Ooh La La – Sumptuous layers of Parisian praline, feuilletine and white chocolate
Ø Ruby Rouge – Raspberry ganache with a shameless pinch of saffron
Inspired by the vintage Hollywood glamour of Marilyn Monroe and Mae West, spiked with a cheeky modern twist of style, wit and an inherent understanding of what it feels like for a girl, Pretty Idle is Britain’s newest luxury relaxation label, dedicated to delivering slivers of bliss to busy women who spend their lives putting others first. Created by ultimate busy girl, Jacqueline Day, and award-winning West End performer, Frances Ruffelle, Pretty Idle is here to bring hedonism into your homes with little touches of opulence that make all the hard work worthwhile. 2012 will see the label launch its exclusive first collection of limited edition chill-out accessories such as cashmere blankets and socks and luxe aromatherapy candles and bath oils, all designed and created in the UK. Discover more at www.PrettyIdle.com
Pretty Idle Artisan Chocolates are available exclusively from www.PrettyIdle.com for £18. Order by 11 February for guaranteed UK delivery for Valentine’s Day.
Posted by Family Affairs on 31-12-2011 in BLOG / REVIEWS tagged with chocolates / flowers / Marks and Spencer / retailers / Valentine's Day
One of my favourite retailers has asked me to let you know where to go for Valentine’s flowers and chocolates. I am trying to pretend I am fine with the whole concept whilst being aware that I will not be receiving any flowers and chocolates myself (except maybe from my children and/or most likely from myself).
I really shouldn’t be a completely miserable grump about it should I. SO. Even if it’s not for Valentine’s Day to be honest I would recommend M & S flowers – I used to be a florist and was surprised to discover that they are the biggest retailer of flowers in the UK (I think that probably still stands). Their flowers are always very fresh, well arranged and cheaper than most.
Check out their link – http://www.marksandspencer.com/Valentines-Day-Flowers/b/70756031
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