Badoo SS17 Collection Is Here

Take a look at this stunning video from Badoo, showcasing this seasons must have look. Take inspiration then pop along to our boutique or shop online for your new season look. Enjoy x

Fitflop Window Display

Celebratory Meal

Last year we were the proud 1st place winners of the Fitflop summer window display competition. After the retail rush we finally had chance this February to go out as a team to celebrate with a beautiful meal at the Zizzi restaurant in The Broadway Bradford. I would like to thank Fitflop for their kind prize and noticing the effort we put in to create an eye catching window display. 

Meeting The Designer

Recently while out & about buying for next season, I met up with the fabulous designer behind the Latte label Adel. We were pleased to discover we have the same fashion sense when we turned up in the same Latte dress. It's always a pleasure to speak to the designers behind the amazing clothes we stock and Adel never fails to impress season after season. We have some amazing pieces for SS17 as well as a stunning range on the way for AW17. So keep your eyes on our website.

Latte Clothing
The Stansfield Christmas Meal

Walk In Styles Christmas Meal

This year we had our Christmas meal at Stansfield Arms in Apperley Bridge. A warm and welcoming location with a menu that will tempt your taste buds, highly recommended. This was not just a staff night out, we also enjoyed the company of some of our customers, who were an absolute pleasure offering some interesting conversation topics and allowed us the chance to get to know them away from the shopping environment. In all a beautiful location, gorgeous food, perfect company and obviously, no Christmas party is complete without wine.

Merry Christmas

Smita & the Team .

Alisa's Ballet Fitness

Alisa's ballet fitness classes are combination of ballet barre work and toning exercise on the floor. Under Alisa's guidance this workshop focuses on sculpting your body from head to toe, improving core strength, flexibility, coordination, posture and balance. 

Whether you are a complete beginner or have some experience in ballet, you are welcome to join in the fun and show off your graceful side.
Alisa's classes sizes are capped (max 7 people) to ensure that all participants recieve 100% attention  and have an enjoyable experience in a warm and friendly atmosphere. 

If you would like to find out more about classes please contact Alisa on 07941870974 or [email protected]

Or www.alisasballetfitness.com/

Alisa's Ballet Fitness
Northcote Boutique Hotel & Restaurant Lancashire

Northcote Boutique Hotel & Restaurant Lancashire.

I would just like to share with you a fabulous lunch in the sun at the Northcote Boutique Hotel in Lancashire. In a beautiful picturesque setting we took drinks in the grounds with the sun shining and dined in the captivating restaurant which provided a theatrical atmosphere in which to enjoy our exquisite meal. A place I would highly recommend you visit if you enjoy good quality ingredients which have been lovingly crafted into a delectable dish.

Take a look for yourself here.

Thank you for reading

Smita

EASY slimming!

Weight loss and detox programme at the Bodylogix studio in Saltaire.

This treatment is designed for dieters who feel stuck with body fat they can't seem to shift, no matter how hard they try. 

The system, which doesn't involve exercise, consists of lying down with a series of 32 pads attached and a specifically designed machine breaks down toxins and fat stores.  

The system works holistically through a detox programme that rebalances and reshapes the body, losing up to 16lbs in just twelve sessions.

 The treatments are relaxing and rejuvenating;

Unlike other diet and slimming regimes that leave you feeling haggard, moody and exhausted this regenerates and energises you! 

 

At just £380 for a 12 session course, it's well worth it!

For more details click here or ask Smita instore.

Body Logix
Mango, Papaya and Avocado Salsa

Mango Papaya and Avocado Salsa

Mango Papaya Avocado Salsa

A very easy salsa you can eat on its own or with chicken or fish , its very refreshing.

1 ripe Mango

1 ripe Papaya

1 firm avocado

½ small red onion

1 red chill, de-seeded

1 large handful of basil

1 large handful of coriander

Zest and Juice of 1 lime

Juice of 1 lemon

Good pinch of salt

1 teaspoon of raw honey ( or other sweetener of  your choice)

Fresh ground black pepper.

 

Peel and de-seed the papaya and dice into small cubes. Do the same for the avocado and mango.

Finely dice the onion and red chill, put everything into a serving bowl. Finely chop the herbs and add to the bowl, then add the lime zest and mix well.

Squeeze the lime and lemon juice into a jar, add the salt, honey and mix well. Pour the dressing over the salsa, combine well and season with a good pinch of pepper. Serve as a side with chicken or fish, or eat as a light lunch. 

A healthy treat that has no added sugar or oil.

 

Healthy Energy Bites

1 cup whole raw cashews

½ cup raw almonds

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon fine sea salt

10oz Medjool dates

 

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

In a bowl of a food processor fitted with the “S” blasé, grind the cashews ,almonds,cinnamon and salt until finely ground.

Add the pitted dates and vanilla, blitz again until the dough becomes very sticky. (mine came together to become a large ball in the food processor.)

Use a tablespoon to scoop the dough and roll it between your hands to make ball shapes. Arrange them on a plate or baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then place them in the fridge to set for 1 hour.

Once the balls have firmed up a bit, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

I bet you will not be able to avoid the temptation to pop 1 off the bites in your mouth as your making them...  Enjoy!

 

Thank you for reading Smita Lymbery

 

Healthy Energy Bites

Yorkshire Life Photo-Shoot

We were approached by Yorkshire Life Magazine to be part of an amazing photo-shoot at Goldsborough Hall. Here is their behind the scenes video from the day, keep an eye out in the shops for the issue & we will try our best to let you know when it is out in print.

The Plough Hotel North Yorkshire

The Plough Scalby

Last week I was very kindly invited to lunch at The Plough by The Yorkshire Life Magazine. Situated in the picturesque village of Scalby near Scarborough, it's in the perfect location for you to discover the majestic beauty of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. On arriving at The Plough you are met with warm true Yorkshire hospitality making you feel instantly at home. Seated in the spacious dining room the rustic charm and carefully picked décor provide a calming space to enjoy an excellent meal. With such a tempting menu we found it hard to choose, which can only mean we will have to return to sample another exquisite meal.

We would like you to share our wonderful experience so here is a fantastic deal from The Plough.

Mid-Week Romantic Break for two for only £150.00 (Sun-Thur*)

  • One night luxury stay for two
  • On arrival you will receive a bottle of chilled Champagne & a box of chocolates
  • 3 course dinner for 2 (alcohol excluded)
  • Before you leave a bucks-fizz Yorkshire breakfast
  • Late check-out until 12 noon

*Subject to availability.

www.theploughscalby.co.uk

Thank you for reading Smita Lymbery.

Quick Kale, Apple, Avocado & Seeds Salad

Here's a wonderfully tasty, time saving recipe we just had to share with:

Don't spend your Summer in the kitchen, sometimes the quickest dishes are the best and most satisfying. Prepared in minutes and easily stored for later, this quick salad is an essential and perfect to limit your time in the kitchen. Full of nutrients and goodness and so easily put together give it a try and we would love to hear your thoughts over on our Facebook page.

Ingredients:

·         kale

·         apple

·         avocado

·         seeds

·         drizzle of olive oil

·         apple cider vinegar

·         sea salt & black pepper

It's as easy as combining all the ingredients and dressing.

Recipe & image by www.ameliafreer.com

Quick Kale, Apple, Avocado & Seeds Salad