It’s not too late to pick up some of the top easter goodies of 2014. In fact, see some of our top picks from Lindt’s Easter collection this year – we love them!
NEW LINDT MAXI CARROT (380g) RRP £14.99 (Tescos exclusive)
This cute carrot is jam packed with all of your Lindt favourites and is a great alternative to the classic Easter egg this year. Pack full of mini milk chocolate carrots (amazingly fun addition to the Lindt range), Lindor Milk Chocolate Eggs with a Smooth Melting Filling, Milk Chocolate Gold Bunny 10g, Easter Chick & Easter Lamb and a Milk Chocolate Gold Bunny 50g – this really has all the Lindt stars to get you on your way!
NEW LINDT HELLO EGGS (RRP £10.29)
Get playful this Easter with the brand new range of Lindt HELLO Easter eggs. Available in the contemporary flavours of Cookies and Cream and Strawberry Cheesecake, these deliciously indulgent eggs are bursting with personality and made with the tastiest ingredients. The Lindt milk chocolate eggs are gold wrapped and presented in stylish, fun packaging. Choose Cookies and Cream for an added bonus of 12 Cookies and Cream truffles, or Strawberry Cheesecake for no less than 15 additional HELLO Bars – creamy milk chocolate ‘pillows’ full of deliciousness.
NEW LINDT HAZELNUT BUNNY (£2.99)
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any tastier, the signature Lindt Gold Bunny has returned in 2014 in a Hazelnut variety. The hollow Lindt Gold Bunny is made with fine milk chocolate and bursting with flakes of hazelnut, lovingly wrapped in the iconic gold foil, making it a traditional and extra special gift for Easter.
Keep your eyes out for some last minute Lindt buys this Easter
We have been on the lookout for a superior wood burning stove and after an internet search, we stumbled on Stovebay - a real treasure trove of heating products, from woodburning, gas, electric and multi fuel stoves.
Suddenly our search was made easier as they literally have every possible choice you might consider.
Stovebay market themselves as the premier supplier of Stoves Ireland and Northern Ireland, but also deliver anywhere in the UK.
If you are considering your options for winter (long way off, but will come round quick!) Stovebay is definitely worth a peak.
The only trouble we have right now is the choice… Sometimes having so many products can lead to a whole new problem… Which one?!!
Fancy a little bit of Latino in your life? Well, if you do, we would highly, highly recommend popping down to your nearest Las Iguanas for a vibrant, fun and relaxed dining experience. After seeing what the eclectic menu has to offer, we would suggest booking a table and possible even gifting some Las Iguanas voucher for a special occasion.
We visited the Las Iguanas Reading recently and we have to say we were highly impressed. Newcomers to this particular restaurant we had no idea what to expect, but on a cold and chilly afternoon, the warmth, vibrancy and colour of Las Iguanas gave us an immediate lift.
Thanks to Happy Hour running from 12pm until 7.30pm (sun-weds), we were able to kick off the meal with a pair of cracking and refreshing Brazilian Bellinis for only £6.90. Immediately we felt ourselves immersed in the South American and Caribbean vibe and looking through the menu, the drinks range reflects this; with classic Mexican, Brazilian and Cuban drinks to pick from.
We visited in the afternoon and were able to take advantage of the unbelievably good value Lunch menu, where main dishes begun at only £5. Whether you are in the mood for Burritos, Enchiladas or just a classic Burger, there are some great choices here. We in particular loved the new “Blazing Bird”, aspicy half chicken from the flames, marinated with fiery jerk sauce, with slaw & Fries or Salad. This was a simply gorgeous meal and the menu should be checked out here.
Starters begin at £1.90 in addition to the menu and you can also pick up an ice cold beer for only £2 extra too. There are also a plethora of tasty and heartier dishes available when not picking from the lunch menu and these are also of great value, especially with the quality of food here.
In all honesty, the staff were also fantastically friendly and helpful. We felt so comfy we didn’t really want to leave and had a very memorable afternoon. You can purchase Las Iguanas gift vouchers here, or even book a table yourself!
What if I told you that you could get your mum a fab gift this Mother’s Day but you could also give a little slice to charity at no extra cost? Well, with Give As You Live you can – meaning you are giving two presents for the price of one!
This award winning online shopping experience raises money for any UK charity of your choice without costing you anything extra, as the money is donated by the retailer and not you! This is a great way to give to those in need and also to those you love in one go.
There are over 3,000 retailes cooperating with the scheme and this means you can shop from Boots to Last Minute.com easily, efficiently and in the comfort of your own home. You can also compare prices when shopping via Give as you Live, as well as see which retailers donate more. Other shops include; Amazon, asos, John Lewis, Apple Store, Topshop
How it works
The process is so simple, cost free and enables you to really Give as you Live!
Here is a step by step guide:
1. Visit the Give as you Live website, register and select the charity closest to your heart and the one you wish to donate to
2. Next download the browser extension which will automatically scan and track you every time you search for an item or retailer on Google (the Give as you Live logo will appear too)
3. You can also search for items via the Give as you Live website which ensures each product you buy makes a donation
4. When at the check out, ensure that Give as you Live is on and viola! – the donation is made and you have the item you always wanted.
On top of receiving a confirmation email from the retailer, Give as you Live will also send you a thank you email acknowledging your donation to charity. Each retailer donates a different percentage to the chosen charity.
We decided on some Benefit Mascara – for our Benefit Mascara purchased at Boots (4.00% donation) we raised over 70p!
To taste – Godiva Chocolates
Every lady loves chocolate. So why not treat her to some of the most delicious, elegant and lovingly made chocolates out there from Godiva’s Nathalie Lete Collection? Seldom have I seen such a beautiful box, with matching beautiful contents to boot. We tried the 6 piece Godiva heart box for £13.50, but the range goes up to £25 if you are feeling a little more extravagant. Each chocolate is exquisitely crafted by Nathalie, one of the world’s leading chocolatiers, with individual messages of loved written across each one. Simply stunning – these chocolates will set you above the rest this Valentine ’s Day. Available here: http://www.godivachocolates.co.uk
Tanqueray Raspberry and Lavender fizz
There is nothing like a cocktail to set the tone for a romantic evening. Tanqueray, one of the world’s most famous and sophisticated gin offerings, has come up with a couple of cocktails to get the night flowing. We have picked our favourite, why not try this gorgeous Tanqueray Raspberry and Lavender fizz (trust us, we have tried it):
25ml Tanqueray London Dry (70cl £21.50, stockist suggestion Waitrose)
15ml Lavender Liqueur (Raspberry liqueur also optional)
Top with Prosecco
4 x Fresh Raspberries
Method: shake all ingredients together and pour into a coupette, top with prosecco and garnish with a raspberry or rose petal
Patron XO Cafe
Fancy something a little different to finish of the meal this Valentine’s? We recommened a nice cholled Patron XO Café for something to tickle the taste buds after a romantic evening. Patrón XO Cafe is a delicious blend of Arabica coffee and ultra premium Patrón Silver tequila, which deftly showcases the deep coffee flavour. It is excellent when served as a chilled shot, mixing into cocktails or even as a unique and delicious dessert topping. Patrón XO Café 350ml, RRP £16.99, UK nationwide from Waitrose
For something a little more cheesy this Valentine’s Day, why not give your loved one this adorable Me to You, Tatty Teddy, Grey Teddy Bear Holding A Rose And ‘Love You’ (£25). This super soft teddy is iconic and we are big fans of the Me To You brand – it’s just too cute! Take a trip down to your leading card retailer and take a look at what else the range has to offer.
To get in the mood
One of the best ways to get in the mood is certainly with a candle set, designed to trigger of certain desires and feelings within your partner. If only there was a way to tailor a candle gift set to you… well, in fact, there is! Candelabox.com offers you the chance to create your own scent profile and then they will send out a super luxurious candle gift set based on your preference. Whether you like fresh and fruity or spicy and oriental, there is a wealth of choices when it comes to crafting an extra special gift this Valentine’s. You could also give your loved one a monthly subscription, meaning they will have a brand new set sent to them each month. Individual sets start at just over £30.
Love Potion Eau De Parfum
If your partner is not a fan of candles, then this gorgeous, sensual and seductive perfume from Oriflame may be a good alternative. The fragrance has an oriental character and is based on two well-known aphrodisiac ingredients - ginger and chocolate. The sensuality of the scent is provided by ginger and spices from India, as well as exotic aromas of slightly sweet cocoa flowers, fresh tangerine, tender lily and vanilla. Available from Oriflame.co.uk for £21.95.
For later…. Swoon Get the Massage Sensual Gift Set
The Burning Desire Luxurious Massage Candle and Massage in a Bottle Sensual Massage Oil gift set is a great way to set a more amorous tone this Valentine’s. The set includes a scented candle designed to act as an aphrodisiac and it also can be used as a creamy massage oil when lit. When it starts to become liquid, allow time for the oil to melt into a pool in the centre of the candle. Drizzle or spoon the skin-safe emollient into the palm of your hand and apply gently to the skin. If that’s not for you, the sensual massage oil stimulate your senses and is a great, fire free alternative. Massage in a Bottle is made with 100% pure grapeseed oil, Vitamin E and an intoxicating blend of vanilla and orange essential oils – the perfect accompaniment to a sensual massage. Available from Boots.