Seriously, Christmas is nearly upon us – how did that happen? We’re full of colds in our household so I am channeling luxe this weekend for a little home comfort. Here’s a few cosy things to try over the next few days –
#1 Eat – Crepes Suzette
Oh la la these look scrummy with just the right amount of booze laced in there too! You could try making crepes suzettes for a Friday night treat or you could treat yourself after a hard day’s Christmas shopping on Saturday to a crêpe from the London based Suzette Crêpes Food Truck and snaffle up one of these delicious lovelies on your travels. Yum…
Image : Waitrose
#2 Bake – Blanquette de Veau
I love cooking with Veal, it is so tender and tasty on a cold, wet weekend. This is a dead easy recipe to try at home which involves no browning or prepping, even for a novice cook so it’s a perfect little one pan wonder. I have always had this in France with tagliatelle with a smidgen of parmesan or truffle oil but you could spoon it on to mash if you are feeling really needy! Here’s a great recipe for Blanquette de Veau by Gordon Ramsay. Bon appetit x
#3 Buy – A Green Decore Washable Plastic Printed Rug
With all those guests in and out with muddy wellies over the Christmas holidays, not to mention the pets, if you want to stay sane you absolutely, unquestionably need to get one of these amazing Green Decore outdoor rugs. I have two and I am a little bit obsessed by them. In summer they’re amazing on the beach ( so luxurious ), great in the garden for a picnic with the tiddlers and in the winter, the dog can traipse in mud without any problem at all, it just wipes off. They’ve also currently got 20% off their Green Decore made to measure wool rugs! Allez!
#4 Try – Sleeping With An Eye Mask On
My little sister has done this for years and looks fabulous. I’m having trouble staying asleep at the moment ( must be the excitement of Father Christmas coming! ). How about treating yourself to a beautiful eye mask to get your full eight hours and look wonderful rather than sporting the done in look tous les matins! Here is a beautiful cashmere eye mask from Boden £39.00.
Bon weekend x