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Celebrating World Egg Day

Bacon, Avocado & Egg Bagels

We celebrated World Egg Day in our Felsted showroom today and thought we’d share this recipe with you – it’s a real gem. We used the dual control AGA in our Longford kitchen, but you could easily use a regular oven and hob instead. I N G R E D I E N T S…

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The Phoenicia Malta

The recently re-opened Phoenicia Malta has undergone a large-scale refurbishment reaffirming its long-held reputation as Malta’s leading luxury hotel. A recent addition to the CampbellGray Hotels portfolio, the relaunch heralds a new era for this much loved grand hotel located in the island’s capital, Valletta.  The Phoenicia’s renovation is testament to the commitment by CampbellGray…

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Walks around London

Bleak House is a London-based online lifestyle store selling beautifully made products for the home, for outdoor adventures and for dogs. They also have an online magazine with interior design advice and lifestyle tips as well as recommendations of places to visit and things to do both in London and away from home. Typical posts…

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Wolf Bake Stone Kit

Perfect Pizza!

When it comes to pizza, t’s all about the crispy base and we have been testing out various versions of the recipe below for a while now and we think it’s pretty fantastic. We use the bake stone in the Wolf range cooker to cook the pizzas which is such a brilliant accessory for this…

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Georgian Hunting Lodge

Before & After

It’s always a wonderful feeling to see a space transformed and the kitchen at the Georgian Hunting Lodge project is no different. When it came to the interior design of this project, it was immediately obvious that the homeowners of this beautiful historic house had an incredible eye for balance and harmony and they were keen to…

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Rosewood London

Rosewood London is renowned as one of the finest five-star hotels in London and wow, wow, wow isn’t that the truth. Blending English heritage with contemporary sophistication, the Edwardian Grade II-listed building has been sensitively renovated to create a luxury hotel with the ambiance of a stylish London residence. Located in that sort of in-between…

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Salvesen Graham

Founded in 2013 by Nicole Salvesen and Mary Graham, Salvesen Graham is an interior design and decoration practice specialising in classic interiors with a modern twist. Working with both private residential and commercial clients in the UK and abroad from hotels and houses to private members clubs, design duo Nicole Salvesen and Mary Graham draw…

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Stefano Marinaz

Landscape Architecture

From their London base, the Stefano Marinaz Landscape Architecture studio work alongside international architects and designers on projects ranging from small private gardens to larger landscapes, and historical restorations to installations for garden festivals. We caught up with Stefano to find out more about how he established the practice and what a day in the…

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5 of the best alternative burger recipes

In honour of National Burger Day, we’ve pulled together some of our favourite recipes for meat free burgers. It wasn’t that long ago that if you chose the “veggie burger” off a menu you were pretty much guaranteed a sort of cardboard affair – well, haven’t times changed… Today there are so many fantastic vegetarian and…

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Chicken Mulligatawny Soup

We made this hearty, warming soup in the Spenlow kitchen in St. Albans on a cold, rainy and grey Tuesday – just the antidote to such dreadful weather. Simple ingredients, very straightforward to make and gluten and dairy free – what’s not to love? This soup would make the perfect lunch or light supper on a chilly…

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Melanie Williams

Bespoke Interiors

Melanie Williams Bespoke Interiors is a design studio specialising in architecture, interior design and bespoke furniture design. Melanie works personally with each and every client to ensure that all projects are a real collaboration and works on projects in London but also as far afield as New York. Melanie set up her business after years of…

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Park Chinois

London

Park Chinois on Berkeley Street in Mayfair is a lavish, bi-level, 15,200 square foot fusion of gourmet Chinese restaurant and club by the legendary Alan Yau. With interiors designed by Jacques Garcia that celebrate a mix of French and Asian Chinoiserie from 1920’s and 1930’s Shanghai, think red velvet with black and white inlaid marble floors, pillars of mirrored…

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Chilli, Garlic and Ginger Chicken Noodles

This is such a great summer recipe – fresh, delicious and light which makes it perfect for lunch or a light supper. We cooked the chicken in the Miele main oven a fan setting at 180C with 3 bursts of steam. The moisture plus function on the Miele main oven means perfect roasting results can be…

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Sub-Zero French Door Over-And-Under Refrigerator / Freezer

We are so delighted that our newly refurbished Spenlow kitchen in the St. Albans showroom has the brilliant new 914mm Sub-Zero French door refrigerator/freezer. From the brand that pioneered built-in refrigeration, we love the sleek aesthetic of this model with its clean design, exceptional build quality and distinctive louvred grille. The built-in units by Sub-Zero come in…

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The Great Eight Phantoms

A Rolls-Royce Exhibition

In celebration of 92 years of the illustrious Rolls Royce Phantom, an exhibition of some of the most notable models will be held at Bonhams from 29 July until 2 August 2017. Eight of the most historically significant Phantoms will be displayed at Bonhams international flagship saleroom on New Bond Street, London, including the long-awaited New Phantom. A selection…

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Cooking with Miele

Mushroom Risoni Recipe

Risoni, or orzo as it’s more commonly called in the UK, is quicker and easier to cook than rice so this recipe for mushroom risoni is perfect for a super fast alternative. We made this recipe in our Spenlow kitchen using the Miele induction hob and it took no time at all. I N G R E…

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Bulgari Hotel

Milan, Italy

On a private street in downtown Milan, between Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga, La Scala and the Accademia di Brera, in a tastefully renovated 18th-century Milanese palazzo is the Bulgari Hotel Milano, a five star hotel situated in the cultural and commercial heart of a city that, behind its austere façades, hides delightful and unexpected…

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A Day in the Life

Charlotte Wood, Wild Wood London

Charlotte Wood runs Wild Wood London, a bespoke floral studio based in Wandsworth, South West London that specialises in florals for weddings, events, press days and fashion brands. They also provide one to one tuition and workshops including a combined calligraphy and bouquet making as part of a collaboration with Pale Press London. We caught up with Charlotte…

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5 of the best rooftop terraces in London

Few things in life beat the feeling of relaxing in the afternoon / early evening sunshine and for those working through the summer in London, nothing beats an aperitif at one of London’s best rooftop terraces – here are a few to add to your list… 1.   A V I A R Y  ,…

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The Dead Rabbit at Claridge’s

Voted No 1 at the World’s Best Bars 2016, New York’s celebrated Irish drinking tavern The Dead Rabbit is coming to London this summer at Claridge’s Bar for an exclusive week-long pop-up. The multi award-winning 19th-century-style bar will be authentically recreated and will be complete with ragtime piano playing and authentic New York-style service designed…

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Aubergine Parmigiana Recipe

Aubergine Parmigiana Recipe On our Lacanche Chalonnais range cooker in our Felsted showroom we have an electric plancha which is a fantastic option on these bespoke cookers. You cook directly onto the hot plate which is perfect for recipes like this aubergine parmigiana which requires you to cook the aubergine in batches… Ingredients 3 large…

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Chicken Milanese Recipe

Chicken Milanese Recipe This is our version of Chicken Milanese which we cooked in the Lacanche Chalonnais in our Felsted showroom. We had the choice of cooking it in either the convection or static oven and chose the convection – it turned out perfectly! If you want a more garlicky version add a clove of…

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SuperYacht Gallery at the Saatchi

As the first exposition of the yachting world ever presented in gallery format, The SuperYacht Gallery at the Saatchi promises to reveal all facets of the industry, from craftsmanship to lifestyle; innovation to marine exploration. Taking place over three days from 1 – 3 June 2017, the seven themed gallery exhibits at the gallery will be;…

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Las Alcobas, Napa Valley

There is a farm house at the top of a hill in Napa Valley, the Acacia House and now that California’s world-famous wine region has added this Georgian Revival farmhouse to its portfolio, Las Alcobas beckons us to beautiful understated interiors designed by award-winning international design firm Yabu Pushelberg. With custom furniture, Rivolta Carmignani linens,…

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Wolf Range Cooker

Using the Temperature Probe

One of the reasons we love to cook using the Wolf range cooker is the precision and accuracy of the temperature probe. Having family and friends over for Sunday lunch is such a lovely tradition and probably one of the best ways to spend a Sunday. It can, however, be a little stressful trying to cook…

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