Lulu Hayes AW16

_MG_0804 copy.jpegAfter living in her gorgeously printed silk wear last summer (Read about my previous Lulu Hayes posts here) I was eager to try Lucy’s new season’s collection and it does not disappoint. As ever the beautiful pure silk fabrics are light and delicate but perfect for layering should temperatures take a turn and I stand by my statement in previous posts – these are the ONLY clothes you will need to pack if you have a hot weather break booked for this summer.

The AW16 collection sees a development of Lucy’s expressionist inspired artwork resulting in soft, urban prints in a variety of new silhouettes. Lulu Hayes’ classic printed combos are updated with the introduction of a sleeveless waterfall placket blouse but for me the real show stoppers are the midnight blues smokey paint printed dress, pictured below, with flattering side panels which gives the airy cut a lengthening illusion.

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Core favourites of previous seasons have made a comeback in new prints designs including the halter neck backless dress (above) which I  can vouch for as being super flattering and forgiving, especially when you’ve started the Summer ice-cream binge in May.

LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS.
Despite starting as female oriented brand there is truly something for the guys in AW16. From more formal luxury shirts with print detailing to stylish weekend wear in Kooples style corresponding prints

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To shop and explore click LULU HAYES.

S’mores snacks

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Arguably these best thing to come out of America…ever, if you’ve never tried s’mores before you’re in for a treat. Gooey, warm and sticky sweet these are US campfire treats which I have adapted to (slightly) lower the sugar intake but more importantly so they are easy to have on the go. These would make a great desk nibble, Autumn picnic treat or as a topping to ice-cream (because naughty + naughty = nice. Basic maths). Originally made from Graham crackers, milk chocolate and a big squashy marshmallow, the chocolate and mallow are sandwiched with the crackers and heated until the filling is molten deliciousness. My version is made from Sainsbury’s own brand Shreddies (they have less sugar than Nestlé), Green & blacks 85% dark chocolate and mini marshmallows, again Sainsbury’s own brand. If you are so inclined, you can find some vegan marshmallows HERE and use a dairy free choc.

So, not exactly a healthy snack but firstly the rich chocolate means you won’t need many and secondly you deserve a treat.

Makes 1 bag

1/2 cereal bowl shreddies
3 1/2 rows Good quality dark chocolate
A handful of mini marshmallows

  • Spread the shreddies out on a baking parchment lined tin
  • Melt the dark choc on a low heat
  • Pour the chocolate over the shreddies and mix roughly with a spoon so they all have a little bit of chocolate on them
  • Sprinkle over the marshmallows whilst the chocolate is still setting and stir again so they more or less stick to the crackers
  • Leave to cool and then eat or put them in an airtight container.

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