30. Sweet Cheesus

My featured business this week is…Sweet Cheesus!

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I came across this fabulous mini cheesecake company at a bloggers event just before Christmas and they should literally come with a warning as they are probably the most delicious shop bought sweet treats that I have enjoyed in some time!

Flavours include Vanilla, Cookies & Cream, Apple Crumble, Salted Caramel & Pecan (my personal absolute fave!), White Chocolate & Summer Fruits and Salted Caramel (Gluten Free). Each are handmade and are the perfect size for a mini dessert or for a luxurious treat. I can highly recommend trying out all the different flavours. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy the Salted Caramel and Pecan and it ended up being my personal favourite! Why not get your friends over for dinner and buy a selection to share? Or snuggle down in front of a movie on a Sunday night with your favourite to indulge in?

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They are currently available in Selfridges and in various stockists around London with a view to branching into supermarket chains in the near future so keep your eyes peeled! Once customers get a taste for how good these are they will be flying off the shelves! Visit their website by clicking here and make sure you follow them on Twitter @SweetCheesusUK

If you could have any flavour cheesecake what would it be? Leave your answer in the comments!

Becky at Pretty & Petit

All images from the Sweet Cheesus website.

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Christmas Box Swap with Twisted Beauty

So a little bit of a belated post but I had a bit of a break from posting over the Christmas period! I did however want to share a fabulous Christmas box swap that I did with Twisted Beauty – kind of like Secret Santa, but not so secret! We each had to give each other five general things on our wish list and purchase gifts up to a budget of £20.

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I absolutely loved buying all the cute gifts for Rachael from Twisted Beauty on her list! She had owls, tea, something mauve, Home Bargains and photographs. It was so fun trying to find the items and within the budget as well. It gave me a few fun outings out in Covent Garden and on Oxford Street.

I definitely gave Rachael a bit of a challenge! My 5 things were:

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Yankee Candles
  • Anything Kawaii
  • Cities – London/Paris
  • Sweet Treats

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First off she got me a fabulous trivial pursuit of The Big Bang Theory. I love games so I’m so excited to play! I have been watching The Big Bang Theory lately and it’s one of my favourite TV series so I’m looking forward to testing my knowledge now!

My box had the unmistakable scent of gorgeous Yankee candles which I have become besotted with this Christmas. The beautiful scents fill the house and make it smell like a Winter wonderland! I love them! Rachael bought me some lovely wax melts which will ensure the scents will linger. Yum!

I love anything cute and kitsch so when I found this most beautiful llama bag in my box I was so delighted! I love Tofu Cute and originally had a cute little sushi bag from them. This is a perfect replacement and I can’t wait to use it as my reusable shopping bag from now on.

As you may know I am a total fan of anything handmade and unique. This cute printed mirror with all things London is the perfect addition to my make up bag. I love little compact mirrors – they’re so handy for keeping in your bag and ensuring your make up is on point throughout the day!

We met the Jewellerybox.co.uk business whilst attending the Bloggers Conference back in the Summer when I first met Rachael. I absolutely loved all their cute designs and I was so excited to open up some fabulous pink doughnut earrings! I love pink and love big bold earrings so I’m sure I will be wearing these a lot!

Want to see what I got Rachael from Twisted Beauty? Take a read of her lovely review by clicking here.

Becky at Pretty & Petit

MADE LONDON 2015

MADE LONDON, the Design and Craft fair is returning to London this October, showcasing the very best original designers and craft makers from the UK and beyond. The fair will be taking place at One Marylebone, a beautiful and atmospheric venue located in close proximity to Regents Park.

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Over four levels a huge variety of designs will be showcased, perfect for a relaxed afternoon of browsing and perhaps you might even spot a Christmas gift or two!

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The event opens on Thursday 22nd October and is open until Sunday 25th October 2015. Tickets are available online or will be available on the door and cost £10. Children under 14 go free!

Click here to visit the website to find out more about the event, including who will be exhibiting this year. Let me know if you attend and I would love to hear what you think of the event!

Becky at Pretty & Petit

14. Hergest Designs Ltd

My featured business is… Hergest Designs Ltd!Hergest-landscape-RGB-master.A “Quintessentially British” business producing handmade handbags, woollen blankets and steamer trunks!

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Growing up in Kent, the founder and Creative Director of Hergest Designs Ltd, Elinor Fielder uses inspiration of a traditional English lifestyle to incorporate into her range of bags, blankets and steamer trunks.

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My favourite products on the website incorporate a Hergest tweed, a bespoke woven tweed which is used to create tote bags and luxurious woollen blankets. The tote bags, shown below, come in small, medium and large sizes in a variety of colours and each bag also comes with a matching purse.

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The beautiful blankets come in a range of colours and start at £100. The blankets are of a high quality and aim for optimum warmth and comfort. I love the Dorstone Heather colour! Perfect in time for Spring and picnics in the park!

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Do you have a favourite product on the website? I’d love to hear what you think! To view the full range of products available click here.

All images taken from the Hergest Designs website.

Becky at Pretty & Petit

11. Ismad London

Our featured business is… Ismad London!

Ismad London, set up by founder Isabelle in 2003 is eco-friendly leather accessories business with beautiful bags inspired by handcrafted African crafts. What I loved most about these bags is how beautifully handcrafted they look, as though a lot of care has gone into the manufacture of them. I’m not usually a fan of leather accessories, but after looking through the pieces on this website there are a few that I have absolutely fallen in love with including the Alice Bag, Camera Small and the Sac A Dos collection.

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The Alice Bag is one of my absolute favourite pieces on the website. A sweet, compact girly bag which is practical and has the ability to match with any outfit. It comes in a range of colours including Tan, Black and Chocolate with a number of pockets and an adjustable shoulder strap. I love the chocolate colour, shown below, which I would probably wear with a pretty floral dress in the spring. It is currently £89 with free shipping.

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For bloggers like myself, having a camera is a necessity. The Camera Small bag provides the perfect solution for carrying not only the camera but any additional batteries and components you may need! It has two pockets at the front with individual buckles and a main compartment also with a buckle offering a secure fastening. I’m usually a bit funny when it comes to buckle fastenings as those bags don’t usually have much security for valuables however this bag is fantastic as it offers a zip compartment too! It is also available in a range of colours and is produced using eco-friendly leather. It is currently £89 with free shipping.

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Sac A Dos is great for those who enjoy travelling. It’s great for a day trip that I would take out sightseeing or on trips over the summer. It has a great main pocket and a smaller pocket located on the front with a buckle fastening. It also has a fab secret pocket at the back which is perfect for storing any valuables! It is currently priced at £75 with free delivery.

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To view the full collection please click here.

All images taken from the Ismad London website.

All prices correct as of 6th March 2015.

Becky at Pretty & Petit

3. Meow Box Jewellery

This week our featured business of the week is…Meow Box Jewellery!

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Fun jewellery is a firm favourite of mine and I especially love jewellery which looks good enough to eat! Which is exactly the reason why I chose this week’s featured small business, Meow Box Jewellery. Check out this cute cupcake necklace in a bubble!DSCN1693_large

Keynes, the owner and designer of this cute jewellery, is a dietitian and has a love for cats – hence the fab name!p1050786_large

She hosts a pretty website which showcases all of her beautiful designs which are lovingly handmade. We loved this Alice in Wonderland themed piece! Stunning!P1050294_large

We’ve included some of our faves from her collection on this feature but you can click here to check out the full collection online! You can also follow her on Twitter @MeowBoxJewlery

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Meow Box Jewellery will also be at Hyper Japan Christmas and tickets are being sold online here. So make sure you pop by and say hello!

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Becky at Pretty & Petit

All images taken from the Meow Box Jewellery website.

1. Hugo’s Workshop

This week our featured business of the week is..Hugo’s Workshop!

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These bespoke, handmade, wooden frames are perfect for any occasion but are especially wonderful given as a wedding gift on anniversary present.

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These frames are offered in a variety of sizes in a range of finishes. The frames include optional text and there are a range of fonts to choose from.

Sizes include:

  • 5×5 Inch Frames
  • 5×7 Inch Frames
  • 6×4 Inch Frames
  • 8×6 Inch Frames
  • Double Frames
  • Triple Frames

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I ordered a couple of these frames a while ago and thought they were stunning with a truly professional finish! I particularly liked the handmade nature of them, knowing that each frame was made specifically to my order. My favourite frame has the cute addition of paw prints in the top left hand corner. Perfect for pet lovers!

These frames are very reasonable in price and postage is quick and FREE! Don’t just take my word for it though, there are some fantastic testimonials on their website.

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So if you’re struggling for ideas for a wedding present this is ideal! A perfect way to display their favourite photos from their special day. Click here to visit their website!

Becky at Pretty & Petit

All images taken from the Hugos Workshop website.