A Christmas Tradition

Christmas ornaments to hang on the tree are part of a Christmas tradition which can make your Yuletide very special, whether you collect them on your travels, buy a special colour or have a theme. The decorations, when unpacked every year, make it really feel like Christmas is here.

 

Nordic Elements have some great ones this year designed by By Nord. They are made from bone china and will be the pride of the tree for years.  There are animals: bears, polo bears, mouse, deer, wolfs, sheep, squirrels, rabbits and penguins as well as stars and birdhouses.

 

Bone China animals, which hang on a leather strap retail from £8.50.

 

 

Or if you are after a bit more bling, you can have the silvered acorns or pine cones.

Retailing at £8.50 and £10.50

www.nordicelements.com

Christmas Joy

 

Christmas is a time for sharing the good things in life with family and friends. Rococo Chocolates new “Food of the Gods” box of couture ganaches will bring a smile on everyone’s face when handed round the dinner table.

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 You can choose whatever are your favourites when visiting one of the Rococo shops.  The couture ganaches are freshly made by Rococo’s “Principal Chocolatier” Barry Johnson and his team. Some are even made with cocoa from Rococo’s own farm in Grenada.  The wide variety includes “International Chocolate awards 2012”, Silver medal winning flavours: Rose and Cocoa Nib and Madagascar House Truffle.

 

A small box will retail at around £22.50 for 16 – 20 chocolates and a large box £32.50 for 22-28 chocolates, depending on weight.

A perfect gift and after dinner treat.

 www.rococochocolates.com

A Sofa with a Heart

 

The Heart modular sofa from Softline, is much more than a sofa.  You can build single seats,   a sofa or a day bed – Or configure lounge sofas of any desired length by combining the elements to each other. The backrest can be removed easily and attached again horizontally – giving you all the flexibility you need.  It is an ingeniously simple idea that is at the root of ‘Heart’. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Heart flexible seating system allows you to build single seats or configure  sofas of any desired length by combining the elements to each other.

 

 

 

 

 

Heart is designed by Philip Bro and retails at £520 per seat.

 

 Add an acrylic tray and you have a neat place to put your drinks. Tray retails at £56.00

 

 

www.softline.dk

“CHOC-OPERA” during Chocolate Week

Rococo launches LOVE BUG BAR in aid of Kids Company with a CHOC-OPERA during Chocolate Week

 

The ‘Love Bug’ Chocolate Bar in aid of Kids Company will make its debut during Chocolate Week. This is a collectible series of five Rococo organic milk chocolate bars with wrappers designed by children from Kids Company. Retail price £5.50*, with £1 from each bar being donated to fund the Kids Company Arts Progamme.

 

“We are delighted to be collaborating with the wonderful Rococo on a Kids Company chocolate bar.  We have created a collectible series of Love Bug bars together, featuring little love bugs drawn by the children we support.  Rococo are kindly donating £1 of every Love Bug bar sold to Kids Company, to support vulnerable children and young people across London. We are deeply grateful to Rococo for their generosity and hope to spread our message of “love is all it takes” far and wide with this sweet series. Chocolate lovers unite!”

            Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder of Kids Company

 

The bar will be launched at a “Choc-Opera” on Sunday 14 October.  Rococo Chocolates and Cadogan Estates are bringing Impropera’s brand new family show, The Wobbly World of Opera, to the Cadogan Hall, with a special sweet twist for Chocolate Week.

The opera will be performed on 14 October.

All profits from tickets sales to be donated to Kids Company.

Venue: Cadogan Hall, Culford Room, London SW1.          

Time: 3-4pm 

Entry: £15  Tickets must be purchased in advance as there is limited availability.

Tickets available at Rococo, 5 Motcomb Street, Knightsbridge, London. Alternatively, you can email [email protected] or call 020 7245 0993 to purchase tickets.

*The same price as the regular Rococo bar (in fact it will replace this bar for the immediate future).

 Notes to Editors:

About Impropera

Hilariously improvisational, gently heart-warming, and secretly educational, this romp through the ingredients of opera asks you, the audience, to join in with the fun of making music. 

Features the sublime and sometimes supernatural skills of a crack team of professional musicians; their Wobbly World of Opera lifts serious music, rolls it around in it s hands and points at the funny bits.

“The perfect operatic pick-me-up.”

The Independent 

 “Hugely entertaining”

The Telegraph

 

About Kids Company

Kids Company was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996.  Kids Company provides practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children. Its services reach 17,000 children across London, including the most deprived and at risk whose parents are unable to care for them due to their own practical or emotional challenges. The charity provides a safe, caring, family environment where support is tailored to the needs of each individual. Their services and support empower children who have experienced enormous challenges to lead positive and fulfilling lives. Despite great difficulties, the children they work with are hugely courageous and embrace the support they offer.

In 2007 Kids Company was awarded the Liberty and JUSTICE Human Rights Award. In 2010 they were selected as a ‘Child Poverty Champion’ by the End Child Poverty project for their success in enabling children to achieve their full potential.”

 

 

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