Style Tips for Silk Scarves & Wristlets

By | February 24, 2017

Our eye catching silk scarves have landed and along with them we have this season’s must have accessory – the silk wristlet. Both styles can be worn multiple ways and are an effortless way to take your style up a level and transform your look. Below are a few style tips for these wear-to-be-noticed accessories.

How to tie a silk scarf

There are so many ways you can tie a silk scarf. Start with these then experiment and play until you find a look that works for you.

How to tie the wristlet

Simply lay your hand on top of the flat wristlet. Wrap each side over your wrist then flip your arm over and tie in a knot or bow.

Accessorise your Handbag

Tie in a bow and create a retro chic look

Match colours and themes from other accessories

Go bold and wear a wristlet or scarf in your hair


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Food Magazine | April 2017

By | February 22, 2017

Trending: Palm Springs

Get glitzy with the tropical colours and monochrome stripes of this look.

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On-The-Go Weekday Breakfasts

By | January 23, 2017

We’ve put together our top five tasty weekday breakfast ideas that don’t take long to prepare so you won’t miss a beat in your busy day.

Mini Breakfast Biscuit Sandwich

Source: I Am a Food Blog

INGREDIENTS
A dash of oil
8 eggs
2 avocados, sliced
A pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper
1 batch cheese and green onion biscuits or use English Breakfast Muffins as a substitute

INSTRUCTIONS

In a non-stick pan, heat up a bit of oil over medium heat. Fry the eggs sunny-side up style. They won’t take very long, so keep an eye on them.

Split the muffins in half and layer on slices of avocado and a fried egg. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Read original recipe at I Am a Food Blog

 

Microwave Apple Cinnamon Crumble

Source: Averie Cooks

INGREDIENTS

Crumble Topping
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons rolled oats
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Apple Base Layer
1 large apple, diced
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

INSTRUCTIONS

Crumble Topping – In a small bowl, combine all crumble topping ingredients and stir together with a fork until small pebbles and sandy crumbs form; set aside.

Apple Base Layer – In a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl, add apples and top with butter. Cook for 1 minute on high power to soften apples.

Remove bowl from microwave and add the sugars, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and stir to combine and coat evenly.

Evenly sprinkle with the crumble topping.

Cook for about 2 minutes on high power, until juicy, bubbly, and topping is set. Serve immediately.

Read original recipe at Averie Cooks

Italian Baked Eggs

Source: Damn Delicious

INGREDIENTS
1 cup marinara sauce
4 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup shredded gruyere cheese
2 tbsp grated parmesan
1/4 cup basil leaves
A pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 220 degrees C and lightly oil two 10-ounce ramekins or coat with nonstick spray.

Divide marinara sauce evenly into the ramekins. Top with eggs, milk, gruyere and parmesan; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Place into oven and bake until egg whites are cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Serve immediately, garnished with basil leaves, if desired.

Read original recipe at Damn Delicious

 

Apple Cookies

Source: Household Almanac

INGREDIENTS
1 apple
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup almonds, sliced
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

Slice apple into thing rings and remove core.

Spread peanut butter over one side of ring. Top with almonds, walnuts, coconut, and chocolate chips.

Read original recipe at Household Almanac

 

Greek Yogurt & Fresh Berries

Source: bojongourmet

INGREDIENTS
3/4 cup greek yogurt
1/2 cup of blueberries
1 cup chopped strawberries
1 tbsp honey

INSTRUCTIONS

Place 3/4 cup of yogurt in a bowl

Wash and slice berries, place on top of the yogurt

Drizzle honey over the top

Read original recipe at The Kitchen Magpie 

 

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Viva | December 2016

By | December 21, 2016

Around the World

From the vibrant energy of Hawaii to the slick aesthetic of Seoul, bring a sense of global sophistication to your gift giving this season

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Summer Shot Glass Desserts

By | December 21, 2016

We’ve put together our top five shot glass desserts for the summer from some of our favourite online recipe sites. These are perfect for evening parties where people are often mingling while eating or if you just want a small sweet treat at the end of a meal.

Chocolate Peppermint Mousse

Chocolate Peppermint Mousse
Source: Kitchen Konfidence

INGREDIENTS
250g high quality chocolate (at least 70% cocoa), chopped
1 cup minus 1 tablespoon water
1 tbsp coffee liqueur
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 – 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
Candy cane shards, for topping (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS
Fill a medium bowl 3/4 full with ice and water. Set a large bowl on top of the medium bowl, so the bottom of the larger bowl sits in ice water. Set aside.

Add chocolate, water, coffee liqueur and sugar to a medium saucepan. Warm over medium heat, stirring until chocolate is melted and all ingredients are combined. Add peppermint extract, stirring until combined.

Pour mixture into the prepared large bowl. Whisk until the mixture thickens. You can do this by hand or with an electric hand mixer. This should only take a couple of minutes.

Divide mousse between shot glasses, top with candy cane shards, and enjoy immediately.

Read original recipe at kitchenkonfidence.com

 

Vanilla Coconut Panna Cotta with Pomegranate Jel

Vanilla Coconut Panna Cotta with Pomegranate Jel

Source: La Mia Vita Dolce

INGREDIENTS FOR VANILLA COCONUT PANNA COTTA

500 ml (2 cups + 1¾ tablespoons) coconut milk
237 ml (1 cup) heavy cream
237 ml (1 cup) coffee cream  (half & half/creamer)
225 g (1 cup) caster sugar
1 vanilla bean, split and seeded
14 g (2 packages) unflavoured powdered gelatine

METHOD FOR VANILLA COCONUT PANNA COTTA

In a medium saucepan, bring coconut milk, both types of cream, sugar, vanilla bean and seeds just to the boil, over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, cover and allow vanilla to infuse, around 20 minutes.

Fill a small bowl with 90 ml (¼ cup + 2 tablespoons) very cold water; sprinkle gelatine over water and allow gelatine to bloom (soften), 5 to 10 minutes.

Pass coconut mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a medium-sized bowl discard solids.

Add bloomed gelatine to coconut mixture; whisk until gelatine is completely dissolved.

Again pass mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a pourable container.

INGREDIENTS FOR POMEGRANATE JELLY

7 g (1 package) unflavoured powdered gelatine
475 ml (2 cups) Pom pomegranate juice
2 tsp caster sugar

METHOD FOR POMEGRANATE JELLY
In medium-sized bowl stir together gelatine and 60 ml (¼ cup) boiling water until gelatine is dissolved.

Add juice and sugar to dissolved gelatine; stir until well combined and sugar is dissolved.

Pass pomegranate mixture through a fine mesh sieve into pourable container.

ASSEMBLING
Pour panna cotta into your liqueur glasses filling them only 3 quarters full and place in fridge to set.

Once set, pour pomegranate jelly and place in fridge to set.

You can do as many layers as you like, and you can tilt the glasses by placing them in egg trays to get a tilted layer look. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.

Read original recipe at gracessweetlife.com

 

Banana Cheesecake Shooters

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Source: Mind Over Batter

INGREDIENTS

170g cream cheese, cold
1 cup confectioners’ sugar/icing sugar
¼ cup dulce de leche (I used Nestle La Lechera)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
1 cup very cold heavy cream
½ stick unsalted butter
½ cup light brown sugar, packed
¼ cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon dark rum
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
3 bananas, sliced into ½ inch rounds
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

METHOD
In a mixing bowl fitted with a whisk attachment, add cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, dulce de leche, vanilla extract and paste. Begin mixing over low speed until the confectioners’ sugar is somewhat incorporated.

Increase the speed to high and whip until combined and mixture is smooth. Stop and scrape the mixer. Continue whipping on high and add the heavy cream in 3 parts, making sure the whip cream has incorporated and thickened before each addition.

Whip until the mixture is thickened. Add the cheesecake mixture to a piping bag fitted with a star or round tip. A ziplock bag works here too. Be sure to snip the end of the ziplock bag. Place in the freezer for about 20-25 minutes. While the cheesecake chills, make the banana foster.

Melt the butter over low heat in a small saucepan. Increase the heat to medium and to the melted butter add the light brown sugar. Whisk until the butter and sugar are incorporated. Let cook until the mixture bubbles. Slowly add the rum, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Once it stops bubbling, whisk to combine. Add the bananas and walnuts and cook until bubbly.

Remove from heat and allow to cool almost to room temperature. The banana fosters should still be somewhat on the warm side, but not hot enough to melt the cheesecake.

ASSEMBLING
Add a spoonful of the banana foster mixture to your shot glasses.

Pipe in your dulce de leche cheesecake over top.

Alternate spoonfuls of banana foster and dulce de leche cheesecake until you have reached the top of the glass. Top with banana slices.

Read original recipe at mind-over-batter.com

 

Caramel Apple Pie Cheesecake Shooters

Caramel Apple Pie Cheesecake Shooters

Source: Miss in the Kitchen

INGREDIENTS
2 tbsp butter
4 cups granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
1 cup Apple Butter (found with jams)
2 cups heavy whipping cream
225g cream cheese, softened
1 cup dulce de leche caramel
plus sweetened whipped cream & ground cinnamon for garnish

METHOD

Add butter to a large skillet and place over medium heat. Add apples and cook, stirring often about 5 minutes or until apples start to soften. Stir in Apple Butter until well combined. Remove from heat and pour into a shallow container. Cover and refrigerate until cooled, about 20 to 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, add heavy whipping cream to a mixer bowl and beat until stiff peaks form. Pour into another bowl and refrigerate. Add softened cream cheese and dulce de leche caramel to mixer bowl and beat until smooth. Fold in whipped cream until thoroughly combined.

Spoon about 2 tbsps of caramel cheesecake into dessert shooter glasses and layer in about a teaspoon of apple mixture and repeat to create 2 layers of each. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Garnish with additional sweetened whipped cream and ground cinnamon if desired. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Read original blog post at missinthekitchen.com

 

Marshmallow Fluff Mini Milkshakes

Marshmallow Fluff Mini Milkshakes

Source: Pizzazzerie

INGREDIENTS
8-10 large marshmallows
3 large scoops vanilla ice cream or a heaping 1-cup of vanilla ice cream
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

METHOD
In a blender mix together ice cream, milk, vanilla extract and marshmallows. Blend well. For a thinner milkshake add more milk. If you’d like it a bit thicker… add more ice cream.

Pour into glasses and top with toasted marshmallows. If you would like, rim the glasses which melted chocolate and coat in sprinkles!

Read original recipe at pizzazzerie.com

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Christmas Gift Guide 2016

By | November 14, 2016

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Top Five Baby Shower Gifts

By | November 14, 2016

Wondering what gift to buy for an upcoming baby shower? We’ve put together our top five gifts for the Mum to be and her little one…

1| Nature Baby Bodysuits

Nature Baby’s collection are all made from soft and breathable organic cotton perfect for a newborns delicate skin. The snap domes clip together to ensure baby’s tummy and back are covered and make for easy nappy changes.
Shop Nature Baby >

 

2| The gift of a cooked meal

Promise to drop off a home cooked meal once the baby arrives or give a voucher for a local food service. Either way you will be taking away a little of the new parent stress once the baby is here. Angel Delivery offer a selection of new baby options including an indulgent premium package which provides an entire week off cooking!
Visit Angel Delivery website >

 

3| Beautiful toys

A quality toy is an economical and fun gift. If the parents to be have an older child it can be a lovely idea to also buy a small toy for them as it makes them feel special and included in the day.
Shop Toys >

 

4| Something for Mum

With all the gifts for the baby it can be a nice change for a Mum to be to receive something for herself. A facial or pedicure voucher to use before the baby arrives or body lotion make ideal pamper gifts. You could also select something for her hospital bag such as our beautiful kimono’s and matching eye masks.
Shop gifts for the Mum to be >

 

5| Nursery Furniture

Splurge out or buy a group present for the new baby. Do some detective work or ask the parents directly what is needed for the nursery. Gifts like this can be used for multiple children and even become cherished family heirlooms that are passed down through generations. You can buy something baby specific of select something like these beautiful pieces that can also be used as the child grows.
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Win a Luxury Weekend in Hawke’s Bay

By | September 5, 2016

Every year our Red Friends automatically go into the draw to win a luxury weekend away with friends or family at the Black Barn Retreat, The White House. The prize covers two nights at The White House and travel costs of up to $500. This year’s winner will be drawn October 6th.

Our previous winner spent an autumn weekend at The White House earlier this year keeping warm by the fire, enjoying good food and taking in the beautiful scenery of Hawke’s Bay. View a few pics from their weekend below.

Sign up as a Red Friend to be in the draw to win click here to register >

For more details on The White House click here >

For full competition T’s and C’s click here >

 

8 responses to “Win a Luxury Weekend in Hawke’s Bay”

  1. Kris says:

    I love going into Redcurrent —-!Always do many tasteful” stories “recently brought a scarf and a friend a painting .Will be back for more of something gorgeous! Kris

  2. annabel thompson says:

    This would be wonderful to spend some relaxing time in beautiful Hawkes bay

  3. Hanson Judith says:

    What a fabulous prize this is, and the White House looks stunning.

  4. Hi…so if I receive your emails already dies that mean I am in the competition..
    Or do I register

  5. Grace snith says:

    Hi my name is grace, I would love to go on a trip with my family!!! Red current is favourite store ever – when ever I go to the mall the first shop I want to go to is red current. Your shop is goals

  6. Jean Spriggens says:

    Love, love your shop!
    Solves many a birthday gift.

  7. Glenys Malyon says:

    Whow this would be a fantastic surprise for my sister’s 70th birthday. She lives in Hawkes Bay and a couple of us are flying down there from Auckland to celebrate this perfect day with her. What a great ‘girl’s night in’ this would be unbelievable.

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M2 Woman | June 2016

By | June 1, 2016

Pale & Interesting

Who says neutrals are boring? Layers of fresh whites, taupes and grey create a haven of tonal bliss. Allow standout silhouettes and textures to take precedence for a perfect balance of form and function.

Design Trend
“This season will see a shift towards soft, airy colours, with an emphasis on grey-toned hues and lighter woods. Pale tones look great layered with pops of bold, strong colours such as matte black and white. Pair pastel toned neutrals with concrete, bronze or marble textures and industrial accessories for an intriguing contemporary look”
– Natasha Smith, Kmart

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How To Make A Great First Impression With Your Entrance Way

By | May 27, 2016

Whether you have a grand entrance way in your Villa, or a non-existent one in your tiny apartment, every home’s entryway is important, no matter the size! Think of your threshold as a way to set the tone of your home. We have put together a couple of tips to create a functional, yet mesmerising entryway.

#1 Hang a Mirror

This is a practical addition to your entrance as it lets you take one last look at yourself on your way out the door. It can also brighten a dark corner and make it feel bigger.

#2 Add Hooks To The Wall

Hooks provide a convenient spot for your coats, bags and hats. If you have beautiful hooks, let them be a statement on their own, without crowding them with objects.

#3 Shoe Storage

We all hate it when the shoe pile forms next to the door, and somehow you always trip over them at the most inconvenient times. Add a set of shelves and go bold! You could also add a bench seat or chair with storage underneath, killing two birds with one stone!

#4 Tabletop

We all have that problem of putting our keys somewhere and then promptly forgetting where we put them, so create a special spot for them by add a floating shelf or a narrow console table.

#5 Add a Personal Touch

Dress up your entrance way with something special. Be it a beautiful painting by your grandpa or a bowl of fruit to sweeten your entrance. Guests and friends will feel at home as soon as they arrive.

 

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