THE PERFECT PRESENT INSIDE AND OUT

This collaboration between two of London’s most covetable design brands: de Gournay, creators of bespoke hand painted wallpaper and Rococo Chocolates has resulted in the most delectable box of chocolates.

 

“I have always loved going past the de Gournay show room and admiring their 18th Century “Rococo” period interiors – the stunning room sets are a source of inspiration for me. I am so delighted to be working with them on the first of this collection of beautiful boxes. Our companies have so much in common, we both value craftsmanship and perfection, pleasure and provenance…”

Chantal Coady OBE

 

The box depicts de Gournay’s hand painted ‘Portobello’ Chinoiserie motif, filled with bamboo, flowering trees and ornate birds. Rendered in a custom Blue tone with metallic accents, the arresting design pairs beautifully with Rococo’s handmade, award winning, couture chocolates – a perfect present for any occasion: Valentines, Mother’s Day or House Party gift; who would not be thrilled to receive it?

 

 

 

Too beautiful to throw away, the box can be re-purposed to house letters, photos or other small treasures.

 

 

 

 

 

The chocolate selection in the box is picked from Rococo’s Couture range, lovingly handmade by Rococo’s chocolatiers led by Karen Waller, many of these fresh chocolates have won gold medals, and should be eaten within two weeks, which should not prove too difficult!

 

The box retails from £19.95 and is available from Rococo shops and on-line.

 

This box is a limited edition of 250

www.rococochocolates.com

Note to Editors:

de Gournay 

de Gournay have cultivated an unrivalled reputation for their hand painted wallpapers and fabrics since 1986, reviving ancient motifs and original 18th century techniques in the creation of their vibrant Chinoiserie painted papers. The company’s highly skilled artisans bring Interiors to life with sensitive interpretations of each individual client’s creative dreams, no matter how complex.

 

Rococo

Rococo Chocolates was founded by Chantal Coady OBE in 1983. Armed with a little knowledge, a dangerous passion and a belief that there was room for a radically different approach to chocolate, she opened a shop on London’s King’s Road and has been pioneering the artisan chocolate movement in the UK ever since.

Rococo’s award winning collection includes organic Artisan bars in exotic flavours and Couture chocolates hand made in London by their small and dedicated team of chocolatiers.  Rococo now has five shops and co-owns a cocoa farm in Grenada with the Grenada Chocolate Company, which is part of the Grenada Organic Cocoa Farmer’s Cooperative.  Cocoa from this farm in made into chocolate in Grenada, one of the only tree-to-bar producers in the world, which is used as part of Rococo’s House Blend across much of their range.

Glorious Gifts at a Press of a Button – Rococo and Rockflower Collaboration

RockflowerFlowers and chocolate is a classic combination. Ideal for gifts for so many occasions, so it was an obvious to Chantal Coady OBE, owner and founder of Rococo Chocolates, and Andrew McAlpine, owner and founder of Rockflower, to collaborate by combining their two products and make them available to shoppers at TFL stations.

In a recent Q & A session Chantal said: Chocolate and flowers are an obvious combination, although they have rather different requirements in terms of selling them: flowers need lots of water, chocolate needs climate control and a dry environment, so there are also plenty of challenges trying to sell them together. Andrew has a brilliant mind and way of innovating so that these obstacles are no longer problems, I love the sense of innovation that Rockflower delivers, and the fact that you can buy from them instantly, 24 hours a day, whenever you have a whim to get beautiful flowers or chocolates in fact.

And Andrew commented: 2015 will see Rockflower move into three, if not four, other TFL stations in and around London and with that I am very thrilled to know that we are moving into these new locations with Chantal and Rococo Chocolates, which is such a fine complement because the proof of the matter is that people already like this combination in Blackfriars and I think that when we’re in other high profile areas, we’re going to find that this works even better together.

No doubt we will be seeing more of this natural combination in weeks and month to come. They are perfect together for Valentines, for Mother’s Day and for Easter. In fact it is hard to find an occasion when they are not!

www.rococochocolates.com

www.rockflower.co.uk

The Perfect Gift…

 

The perfect presents have been found by The Travelling Souk, with one for every occasion and for every person – a unique selection of tabletop accessories that have an instant impact. All handmade and silver plated finished with colourful glass beads.  

 Not only are they tastefully ornamental and functional, they are attractive and fun too! Quirky butter knives and cake forks are like little jewels on your tea tray, they will also make perfect housewarming present. And a ‘must have’ for every bar – a glamorous bar set consists of a drinks measure, small plate, drinks stirrer and lemon fork. It makes an ideal present for Dads all year round or graduation present. Also available are wonderful cheese knives, which make the perfect accompaniment to every cheese board or platter and would be ideal for cheese lovers worldwide.

  

Cheese Knife – £21.75

Bar set with drinks measure – £46.25

Cake Fork – £9.75

Butter Knife – £14.75

www.thetravellingsouk.com

Note to Editors:

Since Georgiana Pike set up The Travelling Souk in 2003, she has raised more than £300,000 for charities. At the events ,10% goes to the hostess assigned charity and from the website set up in 2008, 2.6% of each purchase goes to charity.

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