May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019

7 Coconut Macaroons Recipes

May 31, 2019

Bedding Sets

From chic bedside tables, to plants that will help you sleep, to impactful wallpaper, you've dedicated plenty of your design energy to creating a stylish and soothing bedroom. But when it comes to your sleep space you might be overlooking one of the most important ways to tie your bedroom together and make a major decor statement: your bed. Quilts, coverlets, shams, skirts... choosing the right bedding to suit your design scheme can seem intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. To set your mind at ease,  we chose gorgeous bedding sets from the Horchow shop to help you find everything you need to complete the bedroom of your dreams.




May 30, 2019

May 30, 2019

10 beautiful white room ideas

Just because your rooms aren't a riot of color doesn't mean they have to be boring. Check out this images before you knock the neutrals/all white decor. There are so many ways to make white fit your aesthetic, whether your style is rustic, modern, or somewhere in between. A white bedroom, for example, offers you the ability to add nearly any kind of furniture and decor you desire. You can make the room all-white everything or add in some splashes of color; with white as the base, just about anything will work. One of the best parts about having a white room, though, is how the color makes the room feel so serene and calm, which is exactly what you want when you're trying to fall asleep. Take a look below for lots of gorgeous white inspiration:




Images: Houzz

May 29, 2019

May 29, 2019

Triple chocolate mousse cake

Chocoholics beware - this mirror glazed chocolate mousse cake is divine. 

CAL/SERV:645
MAKES:12 servings
PREP TIME:hours 50 mins
COOK TIME:hour 20 mins
TOTAL TIME:hours 10 mins

Ingredients
FOR THE CAKE
75 g 
unsalted butter, softened, plus extra to grease 
225 g 
dark chocolate, chopped

medium eggs, separated
100 g 
caster sugar
FOR THE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE LAYER
150 g 
dark chocolate, chopped
200 ml 
double cream

medium eggs, separated
FOR THE WHITE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE LAYER

sheets leaf gelatine, we used Costa Fine-Leaf
100 g 
white chocolate, chopped

medium eggs, separated
2 tsp. 
vanilla extract
250 ml 
double cream
FOR THE MIRROR GLAZE
15 g 
sheets leaf gelatine, about 8
60 ml 
double cream
60 g 
cocoa powder
200 g 
granulated sugar
40 g 
dark chocolate, chopped
TO DECORATE, OPTIONAL

Waitrose Cooks’ Homebaking Bronze Crunch Pieces
 
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan) mark 4 and grease and line a 20.5cm (8in) springform cake tin with baking parchment. Line outside of tin with a few sheets of aluminium foil (to make tin water tight); sit in a large roasting tin.
  2. For the cake, melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Take off heat and set aside to cool for 5min. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl using a handheld electric whisk, beat the egg whites and half the sugar until fluffy. Add the rest of the sugar and continue beating until the meringue is thick and shiny. 
  3. Whisk the butter into the cooled chocolate, followed by the egg yolks. Stir in half the meringue mixture, then fold in the rest. Scrape into the prepared tin and smooth to level. Pour hot water into the roasting tin until it comes about 2.5cm (1in) up the outside of the cake tin. Bake for 40min or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in tin (outside of water bath), then chill for 1hr (still in cake tin).  
  4. Remove cake from tin. Wash the cake tin. Reassemble and lightly grease sides and line base and sides neatly with baking parchment. Return cake to tin, top down.
  5. To make the chocolate mousse layer, melt the chocolate as before. Set bowl aside to cool for 10min. Beat the cream in a bowl until it holds soft peaks. Whisk the yolks into the chocolate mixture. Next, with clean beaters, whip egg whites to soft peaks. 
  6. Scrape the cooled chocolate mixture into the cream and fold together. Fold in the egg whites, being careful to not over-fold. Scrape into the prepared tin, spreading to level (making sure it touches the sides). Chill for 30min.
  7. To make the white chocolate mousse layer, soak the gelatine in cold water for 5min. Meanwhile, melt chocolate as before. Take bowl off heat. Lift gelatine out of water, squeeze out excess and stir into hot chocolate to dissolve. Stir in egg yolks and vanilla. Cool for 10min. 
  8. Beat the cream in a bowl until it holds soft peaks. With clean beaters, whip the egg whites to soft peaks. Fold the chocolate mixture into the cream, followed by the egg whites. Scrape into tin, level then chill to set, about 3hr.
  9. Around 30min before you want to glaze the mousse cake, soak the gelatine sheets in cold water to soften, about 5min. Heat the cream, cocoa, sugar and 100ml (3½fl oz) water in a medium pan, whisking to dissolve. Bring to the boil, whisking, then take off heat, add chocolate and whisk again to dissolve. 
  10. Lift gelatine out of the water and squeeze out excess. Mix into the hot chocolate glaze to dissolve. Strain twice through a fine sieve into a glass jug (this step is important to remove any bubbles). Allow to cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. 
  11. Unclip tin and transfer mousse cake to a rack positioned over a clean tray. Carefully peel off baking parchment. Pour on glaze, making sure it covers the top and drips evenly down the sides, spreading with a palette knife to help. If using, decorate with Bronze Crunch Pieces. Chill for 30min or until needed. 
  12. Transfer to a cake stand to serve. 
  13. *Recipe: Good Housekeeping

May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019

Editorial || Neutral Looks

Photography: Tomás de la Fuente. Styled by: Belen Antolin. Hair & Makeup: Manuela Pane. Retouch: Emilio Machio. Model: Marta Aguilar. 




Marta Aguilar for 
RABAT Magazine






Images: Fashion Editorials

May 27, 2019

May 27, 2019

Powder Room Wallpaper Ideas

Any designer knows that wallpaper is one of the easiest ways to transform a space. Normally they are more expensive than paint, that's why you want to ensure you’re splurging in the right rooms. Smaller spaces, like powder rooms, are perfect for such a bold application. If you are thinking about taking on a wallpaper project, source as many swatches as possible. There are so many options out in the market... we’ve rounded up some Pin-worthy powder rooms, let's have a look:


Images: Decorpad1. 2. 3. 45. 6. 7. 8

May 26, 2019

May 26, 2019

Summer Looks

New season, new wardrobe. As the temperatures continue to rise, give your style a revamp with some fresh summer looks. From bright colors to matching separates and this season's hottest trends, here are some warm-weather-ready outfit ideas to inspire your closet this season. Let's get inspired with my fav finds:



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