Category archives: Home and Lifestyle

Monthly Musings: July

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From must-sees to must-buys, here’s our 7 things to do in the 7th month of the year….        Paris Fashion Week Couture Shows The hot spot for anything and anyone in the fashion world; Paris Couture fashion week returns for fall 2016/2017. Expect to see show stopping collections from designers including Atelier Versace, Chri[...]

How to Throw a Garden Party Fit For The Queen

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Her Royal Highness, the Queen turned 90 on the 21st April this year, but her celebrations are still in full swing with Trooping the Colour and the Patron’s Lunch taking place this weekend. To celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday, why not start planning to throw a royal garden party of your own? Whether it's a sophisticated soirée or a family gathering, we[...]

The Queen's 90th Birthday Cake Recipe by Ashley Thomas

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Celebrate the Queen's birthday on the 21st April with this delicious carrot cake recipe from our interior Designer at Debenhams, Ashley Thomas... This recipe is the perfect excuse to throw a garden party to celebrate the Queen's  90th birthday. It’s a sticky and nutty carrot cake base, one of my favourite English summer cakes with a classic vanilla cream [...]

Monthly Musings: June

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From must-sees to must-buys, here’s our list of everything you need to do, wear and see this June…       Trooping The Colour The ceremony of Trooping the Colour will be the official celebration of the Sovereign’s 90th birthday. Expect over 1,000 officers, around 200 horses and over 400 musicians to march and perform as one, [...]

Monthly Musings: May

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From must-sees to must-buys, here’s our list of everything you need to do, wear and see this May…       May Bank Holidays Welcome the coming of spring and new life with this weekend’s May Day bank holiday and then look forward to another relaxing three day weekend with the Spring bank holiday which takes place at the end of [...]

Interiors Trend: Copper Accents

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Copper continues to be the metal of choice in interior design and is set to stay thanks to its versatility and aesthetic appeal. From light fixtures to culinary equipment and living room accessories, the warming glow of copper has the power to dramatically transform the ambience of a room. Working perfectly with natural materials such as wood and bare br[...]

Monthly Musings: April

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From must-sees to must-buys, here’s our list of everything you need to do, wear and see this April…       Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones Enter the hidden archive from the wildly successful rock band, The Rolling Stones. Revealing thousands of forgotten memorabilia from the last 50 years; it’s not one to be missed. E[...]

Refresh Your Home for Spring

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Now we’re officially into the spring season, it’s time to refresh your home as well as your wardrobe. Longer days, lighter nights and warmer weather await us; so think airy, bright and spacious rooms and view the spring season as an opportunity to add a burst of colour to your home. Living Room Ensure you have a living room that’s as welcoming as it is[...]

Easter Cupcakes Recipe by Ashley Thomas

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Our interior Designer at Debenhams, Ashley Thomas shares her recipe for these adorable Easter Egg cupcakes which are the perfect sweet treat for all the family. These Easter cupcakes are so much fun to make, and they are so easy even the kids can join in too. They look really impressive and you can't go wrong even if you are a beginner baker. You'll [...]

St Patrick's Day recipe: Chocolate and Guinness cake by Ashley Thomas

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Celebrate St Patrick's Day with this indulgent chocolate and Guinness cake recipe by our interior designer at Debenhams, Ashley Thomas...  A gorgeously sticky, rich and totally delicious cake which reflects the look of a freshly pulled pint of Guinness with it's dark body and fluffy creamy topping. Give it a go with the recipe below, it will be very popular[...]