Archive | March, 2012

Steal the Style: Iberica, Canary Wharf

28 Mar

Alicia Keys, Deborah Meaden and Engelbert Humperdinck

28 Mar

Win tickets to Grand Designs Live 2012

26 Mar

Look out for Kevin McCloud at Grand Designs Live

Design guru Kevin McCloud is bringing his leading contemporary home show, Grand Designs Live sponsored by Direct Line, back to London’s ExCeL Centre from the May 5-13 for its 8th consecutive year.

To celebrate its return, is offering readers the chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to the event which will host more than 500 exhibiting companies and hundreds of products that you won’t find on the high street.

The show has something for every room in your home with sections including Grand Interiors, Grand Gardens, Grand Kitchens, Grand Bathrooms, the Automated Home in Grand Technology, Grand Build and the Grand Village. For those interested in up and coming eco designers, check out the innovative and creative products which will be on display in Kevin’s Green Heroes.

A great day out for anyone looking for home ideas and inspiration.

To enter just send an email entitled GRAND DESIGNS LIVE COMPETITION to with the answer to the following question:

What TV series is Kevin McCloud known and loved for?

a)Grand Designs
b)Location Location Location
c) Restoration Man

For those not lucky enough to win, tickets can be either booked online at or by calling the Ticket Hotline on 0844 854 1348. Children can attend for free.

Follow the latest Grand Designs Live show news on Twitter @GDLive_UK

*Terms and conditions apply,
1. This offer is only open to UK residents
2. Competition winners tickets are valid for any one day of the show between May 5-13 to Grand Designs Live at Excel London
3. Tickets are non transferable
4. Complimentary tickets obtained through this offer may not be duplicated.
5. All tickets will be scanned on entry to the show
6. The closing date for this offer is Friday, April 27 2012

Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker and Churchill

21 Mar

Discover a savvy new shopping site

21 Mar

The Coburg Bar in The Connaught

From the Smyth in New York to the The Connaught in London, Discover&Deliver is a new shopping destination that seeks inspiration from the world’s most stylish venues.

The savvy website sources items from chic hotels and restaurants and sells the exact pieces in its e-store.

Founder Isabel Rutland, a well-travelled private equity professional, had the idea for the service after admiring great design in places she visited and finding it difficult to acquire it.

Customers can choose from a range of stunning locations and buy the very sofas, chairs, tables, tableware, bedroom furniture, lighting and accessories seen in the photographs.

For example, a guest at JK Place Capri may fall in love with the ringback chairs on display in many of the rooms. Now they can actually purchase the same seats, made by the original manufacturer, directly.

The variety of choice is generous and encompasses a wealth of periods and styles. Information about each item, who designed it and who made it is also provided.

A smart resource for the home.

FAB FIND: Russell Hobbs Heritage Sky Blue range

15 Mar

Fancy adding a splash of colour to your kitchen? It can be as simple as picking a few key pieces.

Russell Hobbs’ Sky Blue range should liven up any work top. Bright and bold, it is a Spring must.

An extension of the popular Heritage range, the new line has the latest metallic effect.

It includes the stylish rapid boil kettle (£49.99), toaster in both four slot (£49.99) and two slot (£34.99) and a 12-cup filter coffee maker (£49.99).

Reliable and practical, each item is great value for money.

Launched in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the classic K2 kettle, the Heritage range combines a traditional design aesthetic with sophisticated technology.

The matching Russell Hobbs Heritage set is also available in Purple Passion, Traditional Black, classic Country Cream and Farmhouse Red.

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Richard Branson, Pierce Brosnan and a famous face in your living room

14 Mar