UNIQUE CONCIERGE SERVICE PROVIDES HIGH END FASHION

UNIQUE CONCIERGE SERVICE PROVIDES HIGH END FASHION

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Ann Snapes has been an avid follower of fashion for a number of years, and has an extremely stylish wardrobe of stunning designer clothes, shoes and handbags.  Ann is now bringing her passion centre stage, and has set up a unique designer outlet DressXchange, to lend her experience to all women who are in need of a fashion ‘makeover’ or looking to buy and sell their clothes on a regular basis.

DressXchange is an excellent concept where women can experiment in the art of ‘dressing up’ with Ann’s diverse collection of ‘preloved’ fashion items, sourced from women, who similar to Ann, like to update and recycle their designer wardrobe regularly, and share Ann’s passion for fashion. You can also sell your clothes through Ann’s company, which facilitates an online ‘shop window’ to buy and sell fashion items at the press of a button.

I visited Ann at one of her pop-ups in Beaconsfield and browsed the vast variety of designer labels and items from ball gowns to handbags and jewellery, and she then visited me in my office at Pinewood Studios.

Ann has created a service where you can send her your products to sell and then she will evaluate them and give you an idea of what cost she believes they should be marketed at. The concierge service is that she will have your items professionally photographed and then put onto her website this is all free of charge. When your items sell she will then give you a percentage of the sale.

Ann can be reached at www.dressxchange.co.uk and you can also browse her website as it is being constantly updated.

 

QUIRKY AND AFFORDABLE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

QUIRKY AND AFFORDABLE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

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Thumbs up Hollywood mirror at asos – 14.99


If you apply the code ‘hello20’ you will get 20 percent off.

 

Personalised family portrait from posterhaste is brilliantly unique at only £20.


You can design this online for friends or family, and delivery will be well in time for christmas.

 

imusic pillow at www.iwantoneofthose.com at only £13.99

Probably for him when he wants to bury his head in the sand (or pillow!)

 

how to tell if your cat is trying to kill you www.prezzybox.co.uk – just £9.99


For all cat lovers and those who live with a partner and their cat!

 

www.grahamandgreen.com at £29.99 gold sequin baskets

Storage bags or stylish totes, these gold sequin baskets are expertly woven from natural rattan and half covered in beautiful gold sequins. you can even put more pressies inside.

COOK THIS RECIPE – IT HAS ‘STOLLEN’ OUR HEARTS

COOK THIS RECIPE – IT HAS ‘STOLLEN’ OUR HEARTS

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The very mention of Stollen sends many of us into raptures as we tuck into this delicious cake, mostly associated with Christmas.

Originally from Dresden, capital of the German free state of Saxony, where there is even a festival in its name, and dates back to the 15th Century.

Try this recipe and dare not to LOVE it, and it will also steal the hearts of anyone who tries it.

STOLLEN

STOLLEN

Ingredients

  • 500g/1lb 2oz strong white flour, plus extra for flouring
  • 100g/3½oz caster sugar
  • 10g fast action yeast
  • 10g salt
  • 150g/5½oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 250ml/9fl oz full-fat milk
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • pinch ground cloves
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 drops almond extract
  • 55g/2oz blanched almonds, finely chopped
  • 200g/7oz raisins
  • 100g/3½oz currants
  • 125g/4oz candied peel
  • 25g/1oz butter, melted
  • 225g/8oz marzipan
  • 25g/1oz butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar

Instructions

  1. Put the flour and sugar in a large bowl. Add the yeast on one side of the bowl and the salt on the other. Add the softened butter and 200ml/7fl oz of the milk and stir together.
  2. Add the remaining milk and bring the mixture together to form a soft dough. Transfer to a generously floured work surface and knead for 6-7 minutes, or until smooth and pliable.
  3. Mix the nutmeg, cloves, vanilla and almond extract, almonds, dried fruit and mixed peel together in a large bowl. Put the dough on top and knead from the outside into the centre incorporating the dried fruit and spices as you go. When everything has been fully incorporated, cover the bowl with cling film and leave to rise for 1-2 hours in a warm place, or until doubled in size.
  4. Flatten the dough and roll out on a lightly floured work surface to a rectangle about 45x35cm/18x14in (or so the short side of the dough matches the longest side of your baking tray). Brush with the melted butter.
  5. Roll out the marzipan to about 35x15cm/14x6in (the long side should approximately match the width of the dough). Place on top of the dough in the middle. Roll the dough up to enclose the marzipan and transfer to a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Cover and leave to rise for about an hour, or until risen and doubled in size.
  6. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5 (fan 170C).
  7. When the dough is risen, bake for an hour. Remove from the oven, brush with melted butter, and dust with icing sugar. Serve cold.
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The Truth about Turmeric – from Turmerlicious founder Maggie Howell

The Truth about Turmeric – from Turmerlicious founder Maggie Howell

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Turmeric is most definitely flavour of the month, appearing in everything from face creams to ice creams, but we recently came across a really lovely way to take turmeric which is not only delicious but ensures your body is fully able to absorb the turmeric

An “easy option” to take turmeric in capsules which are now very readily available however, there are quite a few drawbacks to this.

  1. Most capsules are made from predominantly one compound (curcumin) and so you miss out on the other 299 compounds found in the whole root!
  2. Turmeric is fat soluble so you have to take it with fat for it to be absorbed into your gut (hence many supplements just pass straight through you).
  3. Turmeric also needs to be buddied up with pepper for it to be fully absorbed (research has shown it increases absorption by 2000%).
  4. And finally you need heat as that makes the curcumin more soluble and so more easily absorbed into the body

With all this in mind, we were delighted to come across Turmerlicious turmeric lattes  –  a delicious blend of coconut (a great fat), turmeric, ginger, cinnamon with that all important hint of black pepper. To make the drink you simply add boiling water (heat) to 3 teaspoons of the blend and stir. This combination ensures your body is able to fully absorb, and so benefit from the turmeric.

The beauty of Turmerlicious is that it is not only super healthy, so easy to make and maximises the absorption of turmeric, it is also vegan, dairy free, uses no refined sugar and is caffeine free (apart from a small amount of caffeine in the chocolate versions) so perfect as a bed time drink!

There are four delicious natural flavours to choose from vanilla, ginger, choco and chilli choc, which all of contain approx 1.5 grams of whole turmeric root powder:-

As Turmerlicious have offered all Glotime TV members a warming 20% off, you can treat yourselves to a delicious and healthy alternative to tea, coffee or hot chocolate which ensures you get a good daily dose of turmeric. Just use coupon code GlotimeTV18 when you buy from their website www.turmerlicious.com (valid until December 8th)

Plus Turmerlicious is now available from Ocado!

Check out the full range of Turmerlicious at www.turmerlicious.com
Or call 01252 716859
Or email maggie@turmerlicious.com

We know you will love these drinks as much as we do.

 

 

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Dark Heart – coming soon to DVD

Dark Heart – coming soon to DVD

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ITV Studios Global Entertainment is proud to announce Dark Heart will be available to
own on DVD from 26th November 2018

 

Starring Tom Riley & Anjli Mohindra (Bodyguard)

 

New 6 part crime thriller series 

Available now to pre-order from Amazon 

Dark Heart is inspired by characters from a series of novels by Adam Creed (Suffer the Children, Kill and Tell & Death in the Sun)

 

Dark Heart Synopsis 

Set and filmed in the heart of London, this atmospheric crime series from critically acclaimed writer Chris Lang and Ben Harris follows DI Will Wagstaffe (Tom Riley), a workaholic whose personal life is as troubled and complex as his day job, as he investigates a string of horrifying murders. Still haunted by the unsolved murder of his parents when he was 16, ‘Staffe’ continues his personal hunt for their killers. Called to the scenes of disturbingly brutal murders, the pressure is on as Staffe pushes the boundaries in his search for the truth; what he uncovers is far more shocking than he could have ever imagined.

 Dark Heart

  • Release Date: 26th November 2018
  • Discs: 1
  • Cert: 15
  • RRP: £19.99

 

 

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