Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring

Monday, 26 December 2011

ilovegorgeous winter sale - great reductions!

There's 30% off in our winter sale on our website now - please visit to shop at great prices!

Happy shopping!

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Things to do with the children...

So, the last posting dates have passed, so while your little ones are waiting for Father Christmas to come, why not keep them busy with these festive activities?

We love this idea from Babyccino, hands and feet reindeer! We're sure Rudolph would love to see a garland of these along the fireplace this Christmas morning! Click on the link for a how-to.

And how about something delicious to leave on the hearth for Father Christmas this Christmas Eve? These star biscuits are yummy and are great to make together. You could also make a hole in the top, thread them with ribbon and hang some from the tree... (with thanks to BBC Good Food Magazine for recipe inspiration and picture!)

Sugar Cookie dough:
  • 200g unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 300g plain flour , sifted 
Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the egg and the vanilla extract, beat until smooth, add the flour and bring together to make a smooth dough. Roll into a ball, flatten and chill in the fridge for about half an hour. Then roll it out to about 5mm thick, use a star cutter, or any other shaped cutter you like, and if you want to hang them on the tree pierce a hole in one point of the star with a skewer (not too near the edge, or it will break when you hang it). Place on a baking sheet and chill for about 15 mins before baking at 180 degrees for about 10-12 mins.

A simple and pretty way to decorate these is to brush with a little beaten egg white and sprinkle with silver balls, crystal sugar or edible glitter! Santa will LOVE them!

Enjoy your holiday break, and don't forget our sale starts on Boxing day, 26th December.

Merry Christmas, with love from all at ilovegorgeous! x

Monday, 19 December 2011

Last minute panic?

Need a party dress in a hurry? Don't worry... you've got until 2pm on Wednesday 21st December (GMT, UK orders) to place an order that will be delivered before Christmas!

Monday, 12 December 2011

20% off stocking fillers...

Take a look at our website today for a wonderful 20% discount on a range of last-minute stocking filler ideas...
click here for 20% discount!

Friday, 9 December 2011

We've found the perfect present...

... for the person who has everything.

There's always one person on your list who is so tricky to buy for, isn't there? We think we may have the answer. Our dear friend, and ex-ilovegorgeous... girl, Vicky Smith makes the most fantastic jams and preserves, and has just launched her website, offering hand made artisan jams by subscription.

At ilovegorgeous... HQ in Yorkshire, we are massive fans of Vicky's jams, marmalades and jellies. When Vicky worked with us we were lucky enough to be able to try out her new flavours and combinations and eat her preserves every day on our toast!

Take a look at her website for more information and inspiration...

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Christmas Shop Window

One of the magical things about Christmas shopping is seeing all the beautiful displays in the shop windows. Snow, fairies, baubles, lights, sparkles... this year our window has a sweet little Bambi deer, do you like it?

Monday, 5 December 2011

Late Night Notting Hill

This Thursday evening, 8th December, we're participating in the first Late Night Notting Hill event. Our shop, at 52 Ledbury Road, is joining in with this exciting evening of shopping and treats!

Along with more than forty other boutiques, we'll be open from 5pm until late and we'll be offering you a glass of champagne and a mince pie while you browse, a fabulous 15% discount off your purchases on the night, and gorgeous free gift wrap too!

You can download a PDF map of W11, where you'll find our shop, as well as all the other lovely stores participating in the Late Night Notting Hill event!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

If you're out and about in London this weekend...

We have two recommendations for you -

The first is our Sample Sale, which takes place in our design studio on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th from 12-6pm at Studio 104, Great Western Studios, 65 Alfred Road, London W2 5EU.
There will be production samples for sale from past seasons, a good range of sizes from baby upwards, some one-off pieces and unique fabrics - all at fabulous prices! We'd love to meet more of our customers, do drop in to say hello and have a look at the wonderful range of special samples.

And also on Sunday 4th if you're in Camden between 12-5pm, pop in and see the Lovely Merchants: