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Perfect Picnic Spots

What better way to celebrate summer than with a picnic with your friends and family surrounded by gorgeous scenery! With miles of coastline and acres of countryside to choose from, we have put together a selection of the best places in the UK for eating outside. Pack up your hamper with fabulous food and your plastic cups and get outside! The ladies here at Shoetique HQ have picked out a few scenic spots for a picnic this summer….. Emmetts Garden, Kent Here, the meadow offers plenty of space for all... Read More

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Brilliant BBQ Food

BBQ weather is upon us, which is exciting everyone here in the Shoetique office. To me it just means we can eat outside without blankets and hats. I come from the kind of family who aspire to be more Australian and even without the weather will dine alfresco most months. We don’t have the best of weather in the UK which can lead to the Great British BBQ unpredictability. Glorious sun one moment… very quickly leading to fleeing into the house protecting the burger buns from rain the next. Unfortunately,... Read More

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Deliciously Ella

For those of you who haven’t heard of ‘Deliciously Ella’ here is a little bit of background about the woman who turned to a vegetarian, dairy free, refined sugar free and wheat free diet. After trying conventional medicines which seemed to have little effect on the symptoms of her rare illness known as ‘Postural Tachycardia Syndrome’ which attacks the nervous system and can result in chest pain, fatigue, blackouts, digestive issues and food intolerances, Ella turned to researching natural healing approaches. Overnight, she changed her diet of sugary cereals, pasta... Read More

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Napkin Folding to Impress

With Summer soon approaching, your mind will be turning to eating outdoors and perhaps hosting a dinner party for your friends and family! When you put on a dinner party, you often want to impress which is why we have a variety of different napkin folding techniques to show you. They are all fairly simple to do, but look so amazing on a table full of gorgeous food – your guests will be in awe of your skills. A Simple Silverware Pouch 1. Lie the napkin face down in front... Read More

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EGGstravagant Easter Eggs

Forget Cadbury’s Creme Eggs and Mini Eggs (we’ve scoffed enough in the Shoetique office) – we are here to show you the most EGGstravagant (pardon the pun) Easter Eggs that are a little pricey to say the least! These designs show off the talents of the world’s best chocolatiers in all shapes and sizes. Whoever was in charge of the room temperature had a very important job… we all know too well what happens when a warm hand gets hold of chocolate! 1. Choccywoccydoodah The trio of eggs made by chocolatiers... Read More