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    Dine in style

    by  • April 20, 2012 • home accessories, • Kitchen Accessories • 0 Comments

    As a young girl, I watched The Railway Children, and ever since then I’ve found something quintessentially romantic about trains – I’m not talking the South-Eastern service here, more your old-fashioned steam-engine type. For me, the Orient-Express sums up the ultimate in luxury travel, especially the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, which was launched in 1983 and used to carry kings, queens and celebrities throughout Europe.

    I’m sure dining on board is a heavenly experience, and it’s easy to imagine the dinner tables dressed in all their best finery too. That is, of course, the case, but it’s only recently that Villeroy & Boch have come on board (excuse the pun!) and designed three beautiful bespoke china collections for the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. L’Oriental, Etoile du Nord and Côte d’Azur are the elegant new collections, each of which is inspired by one of the train’s three Art Deco-style carriages.

    For guests wanting to leave with a memento of their journey, the three crockery ranges are available to buy on board and to our minds, it’s just another good reason to give travelling on board the Orient a try.


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    Three of the best: quirky mugs

    by  • November 18, 2011 • home accessories, • Kitchen Accessories • 0 Comments

    A little bit of Friday frippery for you – the latest mugs to pop into my inbox that will brighten up your kitchen. Fortunately, each of them has something special about them…

    I wanted to start with these personalised Cornishware mugs. I was thrilled when TG Green started making Cornishware again a few years ago and these mugs will make you just as cheerful I’m sure.

    A Couple of Mugs is a pair of red mugs that can be personalised with up to 12 letters each for £25 and are perfect for a Christmas present.

    TG Green Cornishware mugs

    Next, a charity number from Villeroy & Boch with its limited edition mugs that support the British Heart Foundation‘s Mending Broken Hearts appeal. Featuring artwork from a host of contemporary British artists, they cost £24.95 each with £5 going to the BHF.

    Villeroy & Boch limited edition BHF mugs

    Finally, this Ladybird colours-inspired Fabulous mug from Emma Bridgewater instantly caught my eye – bright, retro and of course, it tells you where to have it on display – in your fabulous, modern kitchen!

    Fabulous Half Pint Mug, £17.95 at Emma Bridgewater


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