Wroclaw – Himalaya Restaurant & Bar – Just OK

Wroclaw – Himalaya Restaurant & Bar – Just OK

Posted on June 8, 2019 by Hector And so to Wroclaw where to date no outstanding Curry has been found. However, the number of venues has increased, so perhaps people are becoming more aware of Indian Cuisine . Before trying one of the new venues, the decision was made to visit Himalaya Restaurant & Bar (Gajowa 41a, 50-520 Wroclaw, Polska) which Hector has long known about but it is on the wrong side of the tracks, being south of Glowny . There was also the likelihood of this being a Nepalese outfit given the moniker, not Hector’s favourite interpretation of Curry. Tram 8 was mooted by Mr. Google as being the ideal way to get to Himalaya . The scheduled Tram never showed despite the electronic board reporting its imminent arrival. So, it’s not only in Glasgow where one’s chosen means of transport disappears into thin air. I would have been faster walking, but a downpour was imminent. It was 13.00 when I eventually reached Himalaya , nobody was front of house. I stood for a few minutes, studied the Menu, then eventually had to shout a – hello – to attract attention. A chap, whose origins may well have been from beyond the east of the Indian subcontinent, came out from the kitchen. He let me choose my table and disappeared again. Kadai Mutton (Zl 32.00) comes with Rice or a Naan. Capsicum was listed as an Ingredient in other Dishes, – Vegetables – were mentioned as being part of the Kadai. When the chap came out again, he sat beside me with a notepad to record the Order. He did not take heed of my request for – no Papryka – nor did he record my drink – Mirinda – a Fanta variant. A young Polish Lady emerged briefly from the kitchen, glanced in my direction, made no attempt at acknowledging my presence then retreated to the rear of the premises. I sat alone in the empty restaurant for twenty minutes until three more customers arrived. I had the time to count the six tables which sat twenty six in all. Despite there being tablecloths, this place still had the atmosphere of a Cafe. Restaurant & Bar – the fridges were not exactly stocked with a sufficient stock to call this venue a Bar. The Lady brought my food, dealt with the three chaps and made no contact with me thereafter. No Mirinda , I can eat Curry without a drink. The portions looked small. The plain Rice was actually ideal in Quantity. Kadai Mutton A big blob of Onion stood out. The minimal Toppings of Ginger Strips and Fresh Coriander amused. Why add them, but give so little? I started decanting, oh no. Three big wedges of Capsicum were encountered, one of each colour. These were not going on my plate. So much for the – Vegetables . I counted the Meat into double figures. Quantity was not going to be an issue, merely that I was about to eat Meat and Masala when I had obviously hoped for a larger array of accompaniments. consistency. It may have been blended then more solids added. The first intake revealed a definite – Tang – and an air of familiarity. The overall flavour was remarkably similar to how my own Curry turns out. Hector suspects Tamarind must have made an appearance here. Ego aside, Hector’s Curry is way better than this. The Curry woefully lacked Seasoning. The Spice Level was right at the bottom of the scale, one has to wonder how much Chilli went onto this. The plate was cold, the Curry was not Hot. As I chewed my way through the not so Tender Mutton, so the Dish became even cooler. By the end I would be eating Cold Curry. There was a – Clove – blast. At times I felt a slight grittiness in the Masala, probably when I encountered the Ginger Strips. The Meat was not giving off enough Flavour, there was no sense of it being – Spiced. This was not a bad Curry, it simply could, and should have been so much better. Too homogeneous in Flavour. It was raining, I decided to stay longer, I would have my Mirinda , a half litre bottle for Zl 6.00. The Waitress was in the room but hiding behind a computer screen. I had to do a – Harrumph . She came over. Mirinda. When she brought it, I asked for the Bill. The Bill Zl 38.00 (£7.93) A fair sum. The Aftermath Suddenly the Waitress revealed her charm. I assumed she had only a little English, how wrong. On presenting the Calling Card she asked how I found the Curry. It was OK. Just OK? – she replied. I showed the Huawei , there was a smile of recognition when she saw Poznan . I told her that I have had Curry across Polska , Krakow is where I have found the best restaurants. It’s a pity the Waitress had not been more engaging previously. By the time I left, three other pairs of diners had entered. And so to a Bier Festival. Tram 31 would take me from the same stop that I had alighted at earlier. Tram 31 may have got me here sooner. Menu extracts

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Fun things to do in the UAE on June 4

Image Credit: ABU DHABI Dates Festival
Mushrif Mall is hosting a Dates Festival where visitors can sample fresh and dry dates from the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, and products like date jam, date syrup, date powder, date pastes, ma’mool biscuits, date sugar at affordable prices. Until June 7. Open during mall hours.
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Photography Masterclass
Louvre Abu Dhabi has announced a two-day photography masterclass in collaboration with Manarat Al Saadiyat (MAS) Photography Studio, as part of its Photographs: An Early Album of the World exhibition programming. The masterclass will take place between June 7 and 8 and July 5 and 6. Discover pre-digital photographic techniques and build a simple pinhole camera to experiment with composition, space and light at the museum. For ages 16 years and up. Dh168 per participant.
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Eid Getaway Last chance to blag an Eid staycation deal. Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa is celebrating Eid Al Fitr with an authentic brunch inspired by Lebanese flavours set deep within Abu Dhabi’s desert. Think lamb ouzi with saffron rice, charcoal kebab grills, live kitchen with a verity of mezzes. Discounts on rooms as well with best available rates startinga t Dh850++. UAE residents offer is 15 per cent off of the rate.
Call: 02 204 4444
DUBAI Eid Deals at the Mall Mall of the Emirates is giving away Dh5,000 every day. Shopping for Dh600 will give visitors a chance to win the cash prize in mall gift cards until June 8. The mall has organised an interactive Toys Factory show as well. The mall will come alive with performances by dancers, circus performers and acrobats four times daily from tomorrow.
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Eid tales
Grandfatherly figure Sheibitna will share his tales and give special gifts for kids in The Dubai Mall’s Souk Atrium. Until Thursday. From 5 to 9pm.
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Eid Buffet CuiSines at Ramada by Wyndham Jumeirah Hotel has an Eid buffet dinner spread tonight. Assortment of Arabic sweets along with traditional fare and soft drinks for just Dh119 or Dh170 with shisha and tea/coffee. From 6.30pm until 10.30pm, until June 8. Also takes in lunch between 12.30pm and 3.30pm.
Call: 04-7027000
Villamore Summer series The beachfront restaurant and lounge in Emerald Palace Kempinski has launched its ‘Mediterranean Summer Series’.which will transport guests to four cultural hotspots spanning the shores of Southern Europe. Running until September 31, you can taste an eight-course menu priced at Dh325. You can also order it a la carte, every day 12pm unti late.
Call: 04 248 8890
OliOli Family Pass
Th experimential kids play museum is making it easier for children to spend time with their parents with their #MyOliOliFamily pass, offering packages for families of four up to ten. Also, enjoy special Eid treats baked just for the occasion at La Petite Treehouse Cafe. Packages start at Dh299 for family of four.
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Dip and Dine
For the month of June, Address Dubai Marina is giving residents a discounted price on weekdays (Sunday to Thursday) by the infinity pool with amazing views of the Dubai Marina priced at Dh150 with Dh75 credit to spend on food and beverages. On weekends, the price is Dh250, with Dh150 credit to spend on food and beverages. Until June 30.
Call 04-8883444
SHARJAH Eid at Al Noor Island
Celebrations have begun at this destination, with activities in the Butterfly House, a Color Our Collection art series for young artists and their parents. Also, learn how to make Eid crafts, cards and traditional paper lanterns. Dh35 for adults. Dh20 for kids. Butterfly House is Dh15 additional (Dh10 for kids). The island is open 9am until 11pm (until midnight on weekends).
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WHERE TO WATCH THE CRICKET WORLD CUP The Duck Hook
This country-style gastropub at the Dubai Hills Golf Club is offereing guests four beverages and three nibbles for Dh199 AED or tuck into a Scotch ‘Cricket’ Egg with a bottle of select beverages for Dh99.
Call 800-666353
Baar Bar From 1pm onwards, this bar will serve a Cricket Menu at Dh60 inspired by participating countries. Also check out the Predictometer Booth — put down your prediction and if you’re right you get a drink free. At Majestic City Retreat Hotel, Dubai.
Call 04-5012631
The Rose & Crown Daily Happy Hours from 5 to 8pm where you can enjoy selected house beverages for Dh29. During the weekend get two British Roasts and a bottle of beverage for Dh250. And if you lose interest in the match, play jenga, pool or darts with friends. At The Atrium, Al Habtoor City, Dubai.
Call 04-4370022
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club At QD’s watch the matches on two giant screens which sit against the backdrop of the creek waters. There will also be exclusive deals on their food and beverage menu, during matches.
Call 04-2956000
Royal Ascot Hotel Soak in the ambience at Legends Sports Lounge. During matches make use of ‘Match Day Mania’ specials.
Call 052-6903369
Blu Sky Lounge & Grill Located at the Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, get the most of the sporting experience with beverages starting at Dh10 between until 7pm. Happy Hour beverages start at Dh15 between 7 and 11pm.
Call 02-8184888
— Today’s match between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka kicks off at 1.30pm.
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Norway famously had Viking expeditions because their land was so poor for agriculture so they had to raid foreign countries, and their food is depicted as less complex in the map. The third world conditions of the South Asia and South East Asia is recent and political in nature, it doesn’t reflect their history of being wealthy populated centres of human civilization for millennia.
Your conclusion that more complex = food scarcity doesn’t make sense if we look at history, especially because cuisine takes centuries to develop. Indian spices were famous even in the Roman times , for example.

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BBC – Travel – The surprising truth about Indian food

The surprising truth about Indian food Many of the most famous ingredients used to make typical ‘Indian’ cuisine aren’t actually Indian. By Yasaswini Sampathkumar 10 June 2019 I was in a narrow kitchen in Mumbai, one of India’s most strikingly modern cities, watching an ancient Indian meal being cooked on vessels of baked clay. Utensils made from leaves, wood and metal were scattered across the kitchen. The food was being prepared using only ingredients native to the subcontinent, which meant that the sharpness of chillies (native to Mexico) and the starch of the potatoes (imported from South America) were missing. “No cabbages, cauliflower, peas or carrots, either,” said Kasturirangan Ramanujam, one of the cooks preparing the meal. But that won’t stop him from making an elaborate feast for my family that will include rice, the mulligatawny-like saatramudu, protein-rich kuzhambu gravy and an astonishing array of vegetables and snacks. This is the shraadha meal that is eaten by many Hindu families in southern India on the death anniversaries of close family members – in this case, the anniversary of my father-in-law’s passing. While the feast is believed to feed families’ departed ancestors, it has inadvertently created a living memory of the region’s culinary history, because it is made entirely from recipes and ingredients that have existed on the subcontinent for at least a millennium.  The shraadha meal consists entirely of recipes that have existed in India for at least a millennium (Credit: Yasaswini Sampathkumar) In a country famous for its rich red curries made from tomatoes (introduced by the Portuguese) and the texture of its naan (from Central Asia), many of the most famous ingredients that go into typical ‘Indian’ food aren’t actually native to India. You may also be interested in: • The Middle East’s ‘perfect’ cuisine Potatoes, tomatoes, cauliflower, carrots and peas, which are now staples in contemporary Indian cooking, arrived in the subcontinent relatively recently. Accounts from the late-18th Century report that the Dutch brought potatoes to India primarily to feed other Europeans. Now, however, potatoes are boiled, baked, roasted, stuffed and fried in nearly every kitchen in India. The late Indian food historian K T Achaya believed that chillies probably arrived from Mexico via Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama and answered a deeply felt need for a pungent spice that could be grown in every part of the country without needing as much rain as pepper. ” This has now started changing the palate of people And according to Ruchi Srivastava, producer for Indian television show The Curries of India, “All cuisines in India have adopted the tomato.” The plant arrived in India through a circuitous route – from South America to southern Europe, then to England and finally to India in the 16th Century courtesy of the British. Srivastava argues that restaurants and hotels have popularised red curry sauce as ‘Indian’ in the last 100 years. “This has now started changing the palate of people,” she said. “For anyone who doesn’t know much about Indian food, the onion-tomato gravy has become a classic.” However, the food eaten after the religious shraadha rite showcases the indigenous biodiversity of the Indian subcontinent. It’s a rich medley of unripe mangoes, raw bananas, cluster and broad beans, sweet potatoes, banana stems, taro roots and a succulent called pirandai (veld grape). These ingredients are flavoured with pepper, cumin and salt, while soft yellow mung dal provides much of the protein.  Many of the most famous ingredients that go into typical ‘Indian’ food aren’t actually native to India (Brent Hofacker/Alamy) Throughout southern India, shraadhas are intensely private affairs involving only the immediate family. Before the feast, a codified ritual of prayers and offerings takes place. The meal is one of the most important events on the family’s calendar, and there could be a few shraadha meals each year performed by the family’s eldest male on the death anniversaries of immediate family members. It brings together a vast variety of delicacies designed to please the palates of their deceased ancestors. “The traditional understanding is that when members of your family pass on, they become pitru devata [divine beings],” said Pazhaveri Chakravarti Raghavan, a senior Hindu priest in Mumbai. “It is believed that a whole year on Earth equals a single day for pitru devata, so the annual shraadha is their daily meal.” Certain dishes – such as stir-fried bananas, saatramudu or kuzhambu – are often made at home. However, since the feast involves an elaborate preparation of vegetables, desserts and snacks, professional chefs are usually employed by those who can afford them. The cooks who prepare these meals often spend years in training. They also learn to customise the menu to reflect the local produce that was available when the family’s ancestor was alive. “For example, if the family traces its roots to the Tondaimandalam [a historical region on India’s east coast], lady’s finger [okra, commonly grown in the region] is prepared,” Raghavan said.  The shraadha meal brings together a vast variety of delicacies designed to please the palates of ancestors (Credit: Yasaswini Sampathkumar) Watching the chefs work quickly and efficiently, I realised that it could be hard to recognise these ancient dishes in India’s modern culinary climate. As foreign powers and traders have come and gone, Indian cooking has changed in the past 1,000 years. In many homes across the country, older dishes made with local ingredients that represent distinct subcultures now co-exist with imported influences from halfway across the globe. For instance, a South Indian meal may include rice with a light rasam (thin soup) made entirely from local ingredients like cumin, pepper and coriander seeds, but also include spicy stir-fried potatoes. For this shraadha meal, Ramanujam was busy preparing five different vegetable-based dishes, using raw bananas, sweet potatoes, taro, cluster beans and bitter gourd procured from local markets. He seasoned them with a mixture of mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and black gram beans, all lightly tossed in sesame oil. “I will also prepare five bakshanam ,” he said, referring to the fried snacks that will decorate the banana leaves on which the meal will be served. The desserts were sweetened with jaggery (a soft blend of processed and unbleached sugarcane juice) and made with coconut, black sesame seeds and coarsely ground wheat. Other snacks were salty and spicy, made from lentil paste and pepper. One of the meal’s centrepieces was the thirukannamudu : a milky sweet made with lentils and jaggery.  The more intimate shraadha has preserved culinary traditions more effectively than large celebrations (Credit: age fotostock/Alamy) Because of the intimacy of the event, the shraadha meal is not something that most travellers ever see and taste themselves, but certain dishes served at the feast are available throughout southern India. For instance, adhirasam , an Indian-style doughnut that’s crunchy on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside, and thenkuzhal , a crispy and savoury snack made from rice and white lentil flour, are often available in snack shops. Many homes, temples and very traditional South Indian restaurants also serve at least a few heirloom dishes which also appear in private shraadha meals. Srivasatava said that religious rituals like the shraadha meal are helping to maintain true Indian cuisine. “Home is the only place where food traditions are really preserved,” she said. While Indian food served at many restaurants rarely resembles what people eat at home, most home kitchens in India retain several traditional recipes passed down for generations. Even with newer ingredients, they maintain a balance of older spices, and reflect the nuances of their family’s traditional culinary subculture. ” It has inadvertently created a living memory of the region’s culinary history In fact, because shraadhas are typically much smaller and more intimate family affairs than other religious rituals, they have preserved culinary traditions much more effectively than larger family celebrations. “Weddings, for instance, are social occasions,” Raghavan said. “You have to cook a cosmopolitan meal, make it palatable to a large number of guests from different backgrounds. Shraadhas are more private. We can stick to tradition.” Ramanujam worked together with a colleague, their fingers deftly mixing dollops of jaggery with rice flour and patting them down on a small piece of banana leaf. The flat discs were then skilfully deep-fried to become adhirasam doughnuts. Ramanujam added the adhirasam to a large bamboo basket lined with leaves, which was already filled with four other bakshanam. “Traditionally, this meal was cooked on a wood fire,” Raghavan said. “Serving utensils were made of brass or silver. Nowadays, however, it is common to see stainless steel. A gas stove is also more convenient than a wood fire.” The cooks sandwiched a thick dough of rice and black gram flour between a brass instrument made of two cylindrical units, and intricately shaped the fried thenkuzhal. Ramanujam turned his attention to the thin slivers of bitter gourd that were cooking with mung dal in clay pot. Another stove held a frying pan where taro discs were being deep-fried.  After the shraadha ritual is complete, cooks serve the meal on a banana leaf (Credit: Yasaswini Sampathkumar) Elaborate as it was, the meal only incorporated a very small slice of India’s food diversity. Two thousand-year-old texts, like the Indian medicinal tome Charaka-samhita, have described a bewildering variety of oils, fruits, local grains, vegetables and animal products – many of which continue to be used in the country. After the ritual was complete, the cooks placed a large serving of rice and a few spoonfuls of salted, boiled mung beans on a banana leaf for each person before adding the rest of the dishes. I looked at the rich delicacies on my leaf and felt grateful for this bounty, knowing that it was the work of generations of chefs who are preserving India’s living culinary history. Culinary Roots is a series from BBC Travel connecting to the rare and local foods woven into a place’s heritage. 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Sakura Sushi, Clean Juice: Cornelius, Davidson Health Inspections | Patch

restaurants & bars Shared from Cornelius, NC Sakura Sushi, Clean Juice: Cornelius, Davidson Health Inspections One Charlotte-area kitchen’s health grade dropped to a “B” after a recent inspection. Here’s a list of Cornelius and davidson heath grades. By Kimberly Johnson, Patch Staff | Jun 5, 2019 2:43 pm ET {{ replyButtonLabel }} Reply {{ replyCount }} One Charlotte-area kitchen’s health grade dropped to a “B” after a recent inspection. (Shutterstock) CORNELIUS, NC — Recent kitchen inspections at a Charlotte-area restaurant found 10 health violations, which dropped its health score to a “B,” according to Mecklenburg County public health officials. Restaurants in Cornelius and Davidson were inspected and all retained their “A” health grades.
Do you truly know how clean your favorite coffee shop or restaurant is? Find out with the most recent restaurant and food service inspections in Charlotte, Huntersville, Davidson, and elsewhere in Mecklenburg County, performed by the Mecklenburg County Health Department.
Here are the Cornelius and Davidson restaurants recently inspected:
Sakura Sushi Hibachi & Grill , 19905 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius — 95/ A Clean Juice , 605 Jetton Street, Davidson — 98.5/ A County health officials recently inspected 88 restaurants in the Charlotte-metro area. Of those restaurants, Morazan Restaurant, 201 Archdale Drive received “B” health grades.
An inspection report for Sakura Sushi Hibachi & Grill in Cornelius noted eight violations , including a repeat violation of flies in the kitchen, raw chicken and beef stored above ready-to-eat foods and unlabled containers of sugar and salt at the grill line.
The health grade of one Charlotte restaurant was dropped to a “B” after inspection, according to county reports. At Morazan, an inspection documented 10 violations , including employee drinks sitting in food prep areas, employees coming in through the back door and begin food preparation without washing their hands and several food items, including ceviche, kept at improper temperatures.
Results from the Mecklenburg County Health Department inspections done May 22 – May 28, 2019 are listed below. You may look up your favorite restaurant or find more detailed information about this latest batch of inspections here .
Establishment Name Address Insp. Date Score VILLAGE RESTAURANT 3208 N GRAHAM ST 5/22/2019 99 PUNCH ROOM, THE 201 E TRADE ST 5/22/2019 99 RITZ-CARLTON BANQUET KITCHEN, THE 201 E TRADE ST 5/23/2019 99 COPAIN CATERING KITCHEN 6601 MORRISON BV 5/24/2019 99 NIKOS GRILL 4948 AIRPORT CENTER PY 5/23/2019 98.5 CLEAN JUICE 605 JETTON ST 5/25/2019 98.5 CONVENTION CENTER/BANQUET KIT 501 S COLLEGE ST 5/28/2019 98.5 FUEL PIZZA – SHOPS 500 S COLLEGE ST 5/22/2019 98 SHAKE SHACK #1250 9824 REA RD 5/22/2019 98 FONDA LAS CAZUELAS 5130 N TRYON ST 5/23/2019 98 RITZ-CARLTON MAIN FLOOR BAR AND KITCHEN, THE 201 E TRADE ST 5/23/2019 98 BLT STEAK 110 NORTH COLLEGE STREET 5/24/2019 98 SAFFRON INDIAN CUISINE 2135 AYRSLEY TOWN BLVD 5/28/2019 98 BLUE TAJ, THE 14815 BALLANTYNE VILLAGE WAY 5/28/2019 98 CROWN COMMONS (BOARD DINING) STUDENT UNION 9201 UNIVERSITY CITY BLVD 5/22/2019 97.5 BRAWLEY’S BEVERAGE 4620 PARK RD 5/23/2019 97.5 204 N TRYON KITCHEN & COCKTAILS 204 N TRYON ST 5/28/2019 97.5 CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL #1007 1909 MATTHEWS TOWNSHIP PKY 5/22/2019 97 POLLO CAMPERO 5727 N SHARON AMITY RD 5/22/2019 97 ARIA TUSCAN GRILL 100 N TRYON ST 5/23/2019 97 RHINO MARKET & DELI 400 S TRYON ST 5/23/2019 97 HARRIS TEETER #440 WINE BAR 11135 GOLF LINKS DR 5/24/2019 97 SHOWMARS – UNIVERSITY 115 E. MCCULLOUGH DR 5/28/2019 97 HILTON GARDEN INN WAVERLY 7415 WAVERLY WALK AV 5/28/2019 97 SONNYS 440 TYVOLA RD 5/22/2019 96.5 SHAD’S LANDING 9131 BENFIELD RD 5/23/2019 96.5 WENDY`S #25 1110 W SUGAR CREEK RD 5/22/2019 96 SHOWMARS EASTWAY 3225 EASTWAY DR 5/22/2019 96 DUNKIN DONUTS #342259 231 N GRAHAM ST 5/22/2019 96 NICKY’S KITCHEN 2416 FREEDOM DRIVE 5/22/2019 96 THE LOCAL ON 5TH 105 E 5TH STREET 5/22/2019 96 JJ’S RED HOTS 15105 JOHN J DELANEY DR 5/23/2019 96 WENDYS 14139 STATESVILLE RD 5/24/2019 96 COMET GRILL 2224 PARK RD 5/28/2019 96 SUBWAY #33788 201 N TRYON ST 5/28/2019 96 PANERA BREAD #1686 3207 PINEVILLE-MATTHEWS RD 5/28/2019 96 BANH MI AND TEA COMPANY 2130 AYRSLEY TOWN BLVD 5/28/2019 96 FIAMMA RESTAURANT 2418 PARK RD 5/22/2019 95.5 SUFFOLK PUNCH, THE 2911 GRIFFITH ST 5/22/2019 95.5 TLC WINGS & GRILL 9101 PINEVILLE-MATTHEWS RD 5/22/2019 95.5 BIG VIEW DINER 16637 LANCASTER HWY 5/24/2019 95.5 BEAN 3001 E INDEPENDENCE BLVD 5/28/2019 95.5 PUBLIX #1470 DELI AND CHEESE 6828 MATTHEWS-MINT HILL RD 5/28/2019 95.5 OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE #3432 8405 IKEA BV 5/28/2019 95.5 SIZZLEWICH 3607 WHITEHALL PARK DR 5/28/2019 95.5 THE MANCHESTER 1812 SOUTH BV 5/28/2019 95.5 MCALISTER DELI # 1068 4130 CARMEL RD 5/22/2019 95 POLLO ROYAL 4517 N TRYON ST 5/23/2019 95 KATZ DELI 8624 CAMFIELD ST 5/23/2019 95 CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL #3095 2312 WHITEHALL PARK DR 5/23/2019 95 EARTH FARE #120 FOOD SERVICE 12235 NORTH COMMUNITY HOUSE RD 5/24/2019 95 SAMMY`S DELI & RESTAURANT 1113 PECAN AVE 5/24/2019 95 BAMBOO GARDEN 231 MT HOLLY-HUNTERSVILLE RD 5/24/2019 95 ROOTS CAFE 2135 SOUTHEND DR 5/24/2019 95 JIMMIE’S RESTAURANT 7024 BRIGHTON PARK DR 5/28/2019 95 SAKURA SUSHI HIBACHI & GRILL 19905 W CATAWBA AVE 5/28/2019 95 CHEF KWO 15105 JOHN J DELANEY DR 5/22/2019 94.5 NICK’S CAFE 6302 FAIRVIEW RD 5/28/2019 94.5 QUIK SHOPPE #3 201 EAST BV 5/22/2019 94 GOLDEN COAST II, THE 3020 PROSPERITY CHURCH RD 5/22/2019 94 PANGEA TAPAS BAR & GRILL 13016 EASTFIELD RD 5/22/2019 94 RENAISSANCE CHARLOTTE SOUTHPARK 5501 CARNEGIE BLVD 5/23/2019 94 HOKKAIDO JAPANESE EXPRESS 8170 S TRYON ST 5/23/2019 94 SIAM GARDEN THAI RESTAURANT 3607 WHITEHALL PARK DR 5/28/2019 94 BOBBEE O’S BBQ 9401 STATESVILLE RD 5/28/2019 94 ASIAN GARDEN 2925 E W T HARRIS BLVD 5/23/2019 93.5 ZOES KITCHEN 9848 REA RD 5/23/2019 93.5 JIMMY JOHN`S #987 3014 DRIWOOD CT 5/28/2019 93.5 GRABBAGREEN 3429 TORINGDON WAY 5/28/2019 93.5 SUPERMERCADO EL MARIACHI RESTAURANT/MARKET 6301 N TRYON ST 5/23/2019 93 MACHU PICCHU RESTAURANT 315 S POLK ST 5/23/2019 93 CHIPOTLE #2453 7800 REA RD 5/23/2019 93 MONTERREY MEXICAN RESTAURANT 10707 PARK ROAD 5/24/2019 93 MR CHARLES CHICKEN AND FISH TOO 8006 B CAMBRIDGE COMMONS DR 5/28/2019 93 DONNA K’S SOUTHERN COOKING 1820 MILTON RD 5/28/2019 92.5 ICHIBAN SUSHI & HIBACHI BUFFET 3302 QUEEN CITY DR 5/23/2019 92 MADRAS CAFE 3130 DRIWOOD COURT 5/28/2019 92 FAMOUS TOASTERY 12715 CONNER DR 5/22/2019 91.5 GREAT WALL OF CHINA SOUTH 6666 CARMEL RD 5/24/2019 91.5 INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES #4431 134 W. 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Corn Nutrition: Benefits Of Corn And Interesting Ways To Add It To Your Diet

Corn Nutrition: Benefits Of Corn And Interesting Ways To Add It To Your Diet Adya Rai | Updated: June 07, 2019 18:20 IST Corn Nutrition: The nutritious corn can be added to dishes in numerous ways Highlights Corn is delicious and has plenty of health benefits You can include corn in your diet by adding it to a number of fillings Corn pudding and Cornbread are healthy treats that you can gorge on
A balanced diet is one that includes micro-nutrients, macro-nutrients, sufficient amount of calories and fluid. Corn is known as Maize in a lot of countries. It is also one of those cereals, which is a crowd-pleaser and is also quite versatile. In India, people eat roasted corn on the cob or bhutta , as well as sweet corn in cups, which is widely available at street food stalls. This cereal is both healthy and nutritious and can be added to a number of snacks and dishes. From our favourite popcorn that is a movie theatre essential to the sweet corn toppings on our pizzas, corn has made its appearance on a whole range of dishes. It’s with good reason that corn is favoured by vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike- it is rich in essential nutrients and can add a crunchy, sweet flavour to our food. Corn in its natural element Corn Nutrition Facts And Values
Corn kernels have fewer calories and lower fat content than a lot of other cereal grains. As per USDA data, a 100 grams of corn kernels contains 64 calories as well as just about 0.5 grams of fat. For weight-conscious people, adding corn to their diet may be beneficial. In the same portion of corn kernels, you can also get about 2 grams of protein. Corn Benefits
1. Vitamin B12, folic acid and iron are present in abundance in corn. They contribute in the production of red blood cells which may reduce risk of anaemia .
2. Corn contains complex carbohydrates which take a longer time to digest, leading to a steady release of energy in the bloodstream.
3. It is known to be miraculous for those who are trying to gain weight. Including corn to your diet will add healthy calories to your diet which are better than the bad fats from junk food.
4. UV generated free radicals damage the skin. Collagen prevents the skin from getting damaged by the free radicals. Corn contains Vitamin C and lycopene that increase the production of collagen.
5. Sweet corn and corn oil increase blood flow, regulate insulin and lower cholesterol absorption. Here are a few interesting ways in which you can add corn to your diet: 1. Salads
A plate filled with different fruits and veggies can also include corn in it. Corn will not only add a different flavour to the salad but it will also add the health benefits associated with it. You can slice onions, chillies , tomatoes and a hint of lime juice to the salad and toss it along with boiled corn kernels or sweet corn. A mixture of healthy fruits and veggies with a bonus of corn! 2. Dips
Dips are essentials for finger foods and snacks that are present at almost every party. Your dips can be made more delicious and crunchy by adding corn to them. You can easily make a corn dip by adding mayonnaise, onions, cheese and sour cream along with boiled corn kernels to get a delicious and crunchy dip. This dip can be eaten with sliced vegetables, potato chips, nachos, etc. Use this tasty dip to complement your bland dish 3. Fillings For Dosa and Parantha
Dosa is one of the most popular South Indian dishes out there. It is a flat, fine sheet of rice batter, often stuffed with a potato filling and served with a variety of chutneys and sambhar . You can make your aloo filling more interesting by adding the delicious combination of cheese and corn to it. Paranthas , too have, a ton of options for their filling. For example, paneer , cauliflower, potato and onion being the most popular ones. One can also add ground cooked corn kernels to any of the popular fillings which will be a break from the monotony. A flavoursome filling of corn to stuff in your dosas and paranthas 4. Corn Pudding
This is a popular dish in southern America and is quite creamy. Corn pudding is prepared from water, stewed corn and several other ingredients and can be easily prepared at home. One can add other ingredients according to their own liking. You can add anything as long as it complements the pudding. Dig into this creamy fluid to flatter your taste buds 5. Cornbread
Cornbread is a dish from the native American cuisine and is prepared from cornmeal. It is quite easy to make at home and could be an alternative for those who are bored of eating regular wheat breads. All it takes is some sugar, butter, eggs, buttermilk , cornmeal, all-purpose flour, salt to prepare the batter for cornbread. If you are bored with the regular wheat breads, corn bread is a great alternative.
Try all these corn-based dishes and you might end up getting obsessed with them. Have any more ideas for adding corn to your dishes? Let us know in the comments section below!
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When cultures meet, surely the exchange is a two-way street

When cultures meet, surely the exchange is a two-way street Blogs June 7, 2019, 10:59 pm IST Reshmi R Dasgupta in Silk Stalkings | India | ET
It is common for Indians to be told gleefully that many of the foods we hold dear are actually foreign contributions, imports from (presumably superior) cultures. By this reckoning, India was the Australia of the ancient world, a tabula rasa—blank slate— for all manner of loftier culinary traditions.
The Mughal court’s fondness for all things Persian—from the language and clothes to manners and cuisine—only strengthened this theory. From our beloved biryanis to the humble samosa and jalebis, so much of our cuisine is routinely attributed to the refined contributions of the Persian imperial court.
The unfortunate Hindu reluctance to write anything down for millennia, unlike the Chinese, also means India is not in a position to assert past achievements in many spheres including cuisine. We have to simply go along with the dominant theory that India’s cuisine isn’t swadeshi at all.
It is said that Emperor Akbar loved khichdi, which many think should be deemed India’s national dish given its prevalence. How many know that the area where Akbar’s forefathers came from in Central Asia still has a dish variously called moshkichiri or mashtkitchiri? So is khichdi “really” desi or not?
Can it really be asserted that when cultures meet, the exchange is only one way? It is well known that such was India’s stature that scores of monks and scholars travelled for years to arrive in ancient India in search of knowledge. It is unlikely they went back only with religious enlightenment.
From the very dawn of history, India has been at the forefront of cultivation, especially of rice, universally regarded as a very refined grain. White sugar was also our contribution to the world before the ‘Common Era’. Surely our ancestors did not wait for foreigners to teach them haute cuisine?
Any search on the internet on academic research into culinary interactions lists Persian contributions to near-eastern cuisines but not the other way around. Were they so snobbish about their dishes that they did not come back with a single interesting idea for their table from these rich nations? India is the home of aromatic spices, which went on to captivate the world, beginning with pepper. Given the human instinct to share and adapt, it is hard to believe these exotic seeds, pods and barks travelled westwards without accompanying stories of how they were used in their homeland.
At the same time, it is cogent to note that the basics of Indian cuisine remain resolutely rooted in this country, from the pulses and grains to temperings. We may love biryanis and samosas but they now bear very little resemblance to their beginnings in ancient Persia, for instance, in taste or complexity.
In a way the history of Indian cuisine is probably as debatable as the Aryan migration theory. Most of the evidence of what we ate right up to the Muslim era is indirectly gleaned from other texts. So how can be said definitively what came from abroad and what already there and simply adapted and refined?
And why is that yardstick not being applied to Persian cuisine as well, given the undoubted similarities between the ancient Avestan texts and faith and that of the Vedas? According to these books, they revered the cow, so did we—at exactly the same time. If our philosophies concurred why not cuisines?
The Mughal fascination–and by extension their nobles, officials and hangerson— for all things Persian is not surprising. After all, their place of origin in the Ferghana Valley was not exactly the centre of refinement. Their horseback-ride southwards to India also gave them a chance to better themselves.
And they naturally looked towards the contemporary powerful empire to the west rather than the land they had just conquered, to give them ideas that befitted their suddenly elevated rank and prosperity. The local cuisine would seem to be a step down so they did not look there for culinary inspiration.
However, this cannot be taken as proof that indigenous Indian cuisine was really not up to scratch and thus eagerly improved itself with periodic help from more cultured foreigners. As India understands its own soft power better, that unexplored culinary give and take needs to be pursued and brought forth. DISCLAIMER : Views expressed above are the author’s own. Blog A space to talk, as the Walrus said, of many things, of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings. Author An eclectic mind in a peripatetic body! An eclectic mind in a peripatetic body! From around the web More from The Economic Times Recommended By Colombia More from The Economic Times Recommended By Colombia

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My family had fun and we loved our stay here especially with beach so close by.

Breakfast spread is good but nothing really great/wow about the taste.
Good and nice location with beach facing resort. Everything else is nearby as well and its better to explore the food outside of resort especially for International and Indian cuisine. The main road has everything including laundry shops, mini marts, pharmacy, water sports etc and one need not even take a cab/taxi for small purchases. Nudi beach bar is a great place to chill out any time of the day and they have happy hours in the evening.
Stayed in May 2019

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10 Must-Have Cookbooks by LGBT Cooks

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There’s nothing quite like the feeling of cracking open a new cookbook and being immediately inspired by the beautiful, colorful photographs and drool-worthy recipes. In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month , we thought we’d take this opportunity to highlight some of the amazing (and delicious) cookbooks created by LGBTQ cooks.
Related Reading: Our Pride Menu Features Every Color of the Rainbow
From ultra-creative high-end cuisine (think: coriander and ginger brined shrimp with seared avocado) and modern Indian comfort food to classic Southern desserts and cheeky ice cream recipes (peach cobbler or fudge-covered salted pretzel balls, anyone?), the recipes within these irresistible cookbooks are as diverse as their authors. Whether you’re hosting a Pride bash or just want to add some new life to your kitchen repertoire, here are some must-have cookbooks from LGBT cooks. “Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques” by Kristen Kish, $29.99 on Amazon Amazon
On the hunt for a cookbook to elevate your kitchen skills (or maybe inspire the perfect fancy date night meal)? Your search ends here. “ Top Chef ” season 10 winner Kristen Kish has a knack for mixing ingredients in ways that are surprising and inventive, yet refined. For example, seared avocado paired with coriander and ginger brined shrimp or fried chicken thighs paired with sweet, smokey, and slightly bitter caramelized honey spiked with chiles and lemon. Hailed by David Chang, chef and founder of Momofuku, as “one of the most talented chefs around,” Kristen’s cookbook is sure to inspire hours of creativity in the kitchen. Buy Now “Prune: A Cookbook” by Gabrielle Hamilton, $23.90 on Amazon Amazon
You’ve probably seen this gorgeous cookbook nestled on the bookshelf of a very stylish friend or might even own it yourself, but did you know that it’s authored by a bad-ass queer chef? Bestselling author and James Beard winner Gabrielle Hamilton opened her restaurant Prune in 1999. Published in 2014, this 250 recipe cookbook serves as an inspired replica of the restaurant’s kitchen binders. Can’t make it down to NYC’s Lower East Side to try Prune in person? Take a stab at making your own Grilled Head-on Shrimp with Anchovy Butter or Tongue and Octopus with Salsa Verde with Mimosa’d Egg or all ten variations of Prune’s famous Bloody Mary. Buy Now “The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook: Indian Spice, Oakland Soul” by Preeti Mistry, $14.95 on Amazon Amazon
Preeti Mistry ’s restaurant Juhu Beach Club in Oakland, Calif. may have closed its doors, but you can still enjoy the former “Top Chef” contestant and James Beard nominee’s bold take on modern Indian food with this vibrant cookbook. Organized by feeling rather than course or season, with irreverent chapters like Masala Mashups, Farm Fresh, and Authentic? Hell Yeah, “The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook” features street food, comfort classics, and restaurant favorites that blend traditional Indian flavors with American influences in new and delicious ways. Buy Now “Bowl: Vegetarian Recipes for Ramen, Pho, Bibimbap, Dumplings, and Other One-Dish Meals” by Lukas Volger, $16.47 on Amazon Amazon
Searching for vegetarian versions of your favorite one-bowl meals like pho and bibimbap ? Look no further. Volger explores the one-bowl meal craze with this collection of delectable vegetarian recipes. You’ll find plenty of recipes for Asian comfort food faves like simple miso ramen and vegetarian pho with caramelized spring onions, peas, and baby bok choy, alongside inventive dishes like edamame gyoza with mint. Perfect for busy home cooks on a budget, Volger’s recipes can be made with minimal time and expense. Buy Now “Cooking on a Bootstrap: Over 100 Simple, Budget Recipes” by Jack Monroe, $22.18 on Amazon Amazon
If you’re looking for fun and delicious ways to stretch your food budget , “Cooking on a Bootstrap” is for you. Anti-poverty and food activist Jack Monroe has created a collection of 118 deliciously easy and affordable recipes. Inside the pages you’ll find step by step instructions for comfort food faves like Fluffy Berry Pancakes and Self-Love Stew, plus plenty of other gems made from common pantry items —all served up with her signature wit and money-saving tips . Craving more? Check out her debut collection of budget friendly eats, “ A Girl Named Jack .” Buy Now “Cooking in Heels: A Memoir Cookbook” by Ceyenne Doroshow, $2.99 on Amazon Amazon
In “Cooking in Heels,” Ceyenne Doroshow shares over 40 recipes for southern-style favorites with a Caribbean twist. Inspired by her life experience as a black trans woman, Doroshow isn’t afraid to use a little (ok, usually a lot) of spice in her cooking. Expect to find a collection of family themed, mouthwatering recipes that are high on flavor (but still easy to make) like Papa Franks’ Ting Ting Fiery Red Snapper, Shameka and Kayla’s Seafood Pot of Gold, and her signature recipe for Paella. Her secret to an amazing paella ? “The cook,” she says. Buy Now “Big Gay Ice Cream: Saucy Stories & Frozen Treats: Going All the Way with Ice Cream” by Bryan Petroff and Douglas Quint, $21.01 on Amazon Amazon
If you’ve ever spent an afternoon wandering around New York’s East Village, you’ve probably found yourself at Big Gay Ice Cream enjoying one of their signature creations (and have the Instagram shot to prove it). Now you can learn how to make your own saucy frozen treats at home—including everyone’s favorite, The Salty Pimp (vanilla and dulce de leche ice cream coated in crunchy, salty dark chocolate). With simple recipes ranging in skill level from “freshman” to “senior year,” this is the perfect book for anyone who’s ever dreamed of making their own ice cream .

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Father’s Day Gift Guide! Part 8! Constantly providing knowledge, advice, data, innovation and problem solving strategies! Lets buy him lots of gifts! Dad we love you so much have a wonderful day!

Father’s Day Gift Guide! Part 8! Constantly providing knowledge, advice, data, innovation and problem solving strategies! Lets buy him lots of gifts! Dad we love you so much have a wonderful day! – June 8, 2019
Show the men in your life how much you care with these stylish tech accessories from Kreafunk available from the Royal Opera House shop
Kreafunk – the Danish lifestyle brand aspires to make the small things extraordinary, combining creativity and the latest trends with functionality and technology. Like the Royal Opera House, Kreafunk aims to enrich lives through music and the arts and the eye-catching accessories make the ultimate gift to treat any kind of dad this Father’s Day – from technology enthusiasts to interiors lovers, and those always on the move…
aHead Wireless Headphones Black / Blue – £98 – Royal Opera House shop – shop.roh.org.uk
Listen to your favourite music in style with the fabulous high-performing wireless aHEAD headphones.
Bringing a bit of flair to your outfit and 14 hours of music to your ears
toCharge Power Bank Plum / Black – £50 – Royal Opera House shop – shop.roh.org.uk
Fitting neatly into the palm of your hand, with a capacity to fully charge your smartphone, tablets, MP3 players and other devices up to three times before running out of juice, this elegant charger is the one to have perfect for all occasions.
tRadio Bluetooth Speaker+DAB radio Black – £125 – Royal Opera House shop – shop.roh.org.uk
This ultra-modern radio enables you to tune in to your favourite radio station or listen to your own playlists on Spotify or iTunes.
With a gorgeous exterior, this radio is sure to stand out!
Glen Moray Distillery has an excellent range of affordable whiskies for every budget, which makes their whisky the perfect Father’s Day Gift:
Glen Moray Elgin Classic Sherry Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky – £22 for 70cl ABV: 40%
In celebration of the age old tradition of maturing whisky in the finest Oloroso sherry casks, this whisky offers a new twist on the traditional Glen Moray Single Malt by adding layers of rich and spicy sweetness to the spirit’s typically light and floral flavours.
Available from: Sainbury’s, Morrisons, Amazon, masterofmalt.com and thewhiskyexchangecom
www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/glen-moray-malt-whisky-70cl
Glen Moray Fired Oak 10-Year-Old Single Malt Whisky – RRP: £39.99 for a 70cl bottle. ABV: 40%
Launched at the end of 2018 this would make an excellent gift for a whisky collector. It is a matured for 10 years in ex-bourbon casks and finished in heavily charred virgin American Oak casks, which results in a whisky which is sublimely smooth with intense spice and toasted vanilla flavour.
Available from: Amazon, thewhiskyexchange.com, masterofmalt.com and houseofmalt.co.uk
www.amazon.co.uk/Glen-Moray-Single-Scotch-Whisky/dp/B07KT53DT4
Glen Moray Elgin Heritage 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky – £40 for 70cl. AVBV: 40%
This premium single malt whisky encapsulates ‘affordable richness’ and is carefully matured in the finest American oak casks. It is wonderfully sweet, well balanced and rich in vanilla and fruit.
Available from: masterofmalt.com, thewhiskyexchange.com and houseofmalt.co.uk www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/glen-moray/glen-moray-12-year-old-elgin-heritage-whisky/
Socks that are not solely for train enthusiasts!
Dad won’t be disappointed this Father’s Day, with these socks and hip flask from from the London Transport Museum shop.
Feet-uring the moquette material, famous for its use since the 1920s for the London transport system, these socks will add a stylish flair to your wardrobe – to boot!
After pounding the streets in this socks, quench dad’s thirst with this sophisticated hip flask!
District Line and Routemaster Moquette Socks
£9 per pair, available in sizes 4-7 and 6-11
Hidden London Hip Flask
They’re nearly all gone!
www.mementoexclusives.com
This Sunday will bring in a historic moment for the sport we all love. When the lights go green in Shanghai, the 20 drivers on the grid will be taking part in the 1000th Formula 1™ Grand Prix. To celebrate this landmark race we have two posters available. But be quick, they’re nearly all gone! Find out more below.
1000th Grand Prix Limited Edition Posters
Formula 1 1000th Grand Prix – Limited Edition Poster Formula 1 1000th Grand Prix – Limited Edition Poster Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix 2019 – 1000th Race Poster
Rad Like Dad The Half Pint Glass, £9.99 from Thumbs Up.
Keep your dignity and your wits about you with this fantastic Half Pint Glass from Thumbs Up. No longer will you be the odd one out when you order a half, as the front looks just like a standard full pint, it’s only from the side that the visual deception reveals itself. Perfect for those who aren’t big drinkers or want make that subtle hint to the beer lover in your life this Father’s Day. Made of high quality glass, enjoy up to 350ml of your favourite tipple. The Knob Mug, £9.99 from Thumbs Up.
Perfectly passive aggressive and hilarious, say it without saying it – the ultimate gift for dad’s who love a good joke and have a keen eye for detail. The Knob Mug from Thumbs Up is crafted from high quality ceramic. This classy yet tongue-in-cheek mug allows you to express your true feelings, the perfect addition to any kitchen. Offering up to 375ml of your morning brew, the nifty gold handle will allow you to still look fancy without lifting your pinky. The DJ Mini Mixer, £19.99 from Thumbs Up.
Fancy yourself as a bit of a DJ or know a dad that does? For beginners and pros alike, it’s the DJ Mini Mix from ThumbsUp! A truly nifty little music maker weighing just 120 grams, cross fade tracks without the use of a PC or laptop. Simply plug two MP3 devices into the mini mixer and let your inner DJ shine. Offering great compatibility with most smartphone and audio devices, powered by 4 AAA batteries it’s just good old fashioned fun. The Super Dad Mug, £9.99 from Thumbs Up.
When your dad simply couldn’t be more anymore super, give him this super-duper Super Dad Mug from Thumbs Up which says just that. A mug that says a 1000 words, complete with all accessories any budding super hero needs, the glorious cape reminds him just how super he is with every sip. Offering space for 350ml of your favourite brew, it’s up, up and away, just remember to make him one every now and again to keep up the good work. The Pint-O-Wine Glass, £9.99 from Thumbs Up.
Bring a little more class to the establishment with this awesome Pint-O-Glass from Thumbs Up. Downing a pint has never looked so classy. In need of a galloon of something a little stronger than a cup of tea we have the answer, there is no need to keep up the pretence with polite alcohol measures, whether you fancy a pint of beer, wine or gin it is now possible with an added touch of elegance, all contained in this rather stylish stemmed pint glass, a definite upgrade on the humble pint glass.
Cult Classic Dad Premium Butler Bag, £24.99 from Thumbs Up.
Give your shoes a shining with the Premium Butler Bag from Thumbs Up, your one stop shop for shoe cleaning. Measuring approx. 21 x 9.5 x 10.5cm there’s room for all the essentials, all housed in this super stylish, tailor made leather bag. Including Horse Bristle Brush and Pig Bristle Brush helps scrub away any dirt particularly in those hard to reach places, meanwhile the Black Polish, Brown Polish and Cloth will have your shoes looking as good as new in no time! Original Stormtrooper Gin Set, £49.99 from Thumbs Up.
Enjoy this dazzling twin pack of the finest gin, gloriously presented in these Star Wars inspired stormtrooper glass bottles from Thumbs Up. Superbly crafted by the award winning team at Bimber Distillery, each spirit is jam packed with specialist botanicals for a truly sensational flavour. Including a London Dry Gin, of juniper berries and peppery spices and a Sloe Gin where sweet meets sour. Give your bar cart the geeky little upgrade its been waiting for. Premium Shaving Kit, £54.99 from Thumbs Up.
Transform the daily shaving ritual with the Premium Shaving Kit from Thumbs Up, traditional yet contemporary. Keeping yourself looking clean and fresh has never been so easy. With a comfortable, durable hand brush to apply shaving cream and a sharp and slick razor to trim back those bristles shaving becomes an activity of elegance and charm. The set also includes a handy stand for your brush and razor as well as a brush bowl. A fine bit of kit for any bathroom. Original Stormtrooper Hip Flask, £14.99 from Thumbs Up.
Take a swig of the dark side and carry a slice of Original Stormtrooper in your jacket pocket with this super stylish hip flask from Thumbs Up. Based on the original Stormtrooper moulds from prop maker Andrew Ainsworth who created the original helmet’s and armour for the first movie, the truly authentic design and attention to detail is faultless. Made of stainless steel this hip flask is quality through and through leaving enough space for 175ml of your favourite tipple. Solid Cologne (Xavier), £14.99 from Solid Cologne UK.
For the man who takes great pride in his appearance Solid Cologne’s Xavier offers a highly concentrated wax fragrance to be applied directly on to the skin. Of the highest quality Xavier cologne combines natural ingredients of Beeswax, Shea butter & Jojoba oil to help support, soften and protect the skin. Gently rub a small amount of the cologne between your fingers to allow the fragrance to warm to your natural body temperature, then glide across areas of the hands, wrists, ears and neck. Original Stormtrooper Decanter, £24.99 from Thumbs Up.
Combining your love of alcohol and Star Wars, store liqueur, decant wine and serve beverages with this stylish, high quality Original Stormtrooper Decanter from Thumbs Up, just perfect for any Star Wars enthusiast! The galactic carafe crafted from high quality super flint glass holds up to 750ml of your tasty booze, topped with a cork seal you’re sure to wow any dinner party guests. This amazing home accessory is as close as it is possible to get to the original film props.
Gadget Dad
1) Base Wireless Charger, £19.99 from ThumbsUp.
Need battery in a hurry? This Base Wireless Charger from Thumbs Up will have your Smartphone refuelled up in no time at all. Stylish and slimline, Base suitably blends into your space, either at home or at work. Simply connect the wireless charger to a power source and place your phone on top of it, it couldn’t be easier. Compatible with all smartphones that support Qi charging the Base Wireless Charger is designed for modern day living, injecting innovation into our power-hungry and hectic lifestyles.
2) AnySharp Twist, £9.99 from Amazon.
Make light work of even the bluntest kitchen knives with the AnySharp Twist. Comprising of a fresh new, modern look just like its name you can certainly admire the beautifully curved silhouette of the Twist. Whether you’re slicing meat or dicing vegetables the AnySharp Twist even works it’s magic on hardened steel and serrated knives. Using a PowerGrip suction cup ensures this sharpener can be securely attached to any smooth surface or worktop, choose from colours black, cream or red to complement your kitchen’s aesthetic.
3) RC Wall Climbing Car, £19.99 from Thumbs Up.
Hold on to your hats and defy gravity with this off the rails R/C Wall Climbing Car from Thumbs Up. Taking the humble remote control car and giving it one almighty upgrade, using vacuum suction technology, this car can be used on any walls, windows and even the ceiling in one simple switch. So for boys who love there toys this zero gravity remote control car is not only cool but also endlessly fun. Turn your walls into a race track and don’t forget to take a sharp turn around those surprise picture frames!
4) Wallet Ninja, £8.99 from Thumbs Up.
The ideal gadget for the everyday warrior, it’s the Wallet Ninja from Thumbs Up to help you make your way through life’s little mishaps with no trouble. Each of the 16 tools in this one nifty credit card sized gadget of 1.5mm four times heat treated steel will never rust or bend. To help you tackle life’s little challenges on a daily basis, this pocket multi tool includes 3 screwdrivers; 6 hex head nuts & bolts; bottle, can & letter opener; box cutter; ruler, phone stand & peeler, the Wallet Ninja has it all so be sure it’s always in easy reach.
5) Shot Mini Emergency Charger, (Android) £9.99 from ThumbsUp, (iPhone) £9.99 from ThumbsUp.
When that pesky ‘low battery’ symbol starts flashing and you’re miles away from a plug socket, don’t panic! While it may look small, don’t underestimate it’s powerful charging capabilities. Simply plug this wireless Shot Mini Emergency Charger from Thumbs Up directly into your iPhone or Android and let the 2000mAh battery work its magic. No unnecessary messy wires, it’s super compact, lightweight, portable size ensures this Shot easily fits in your pocket or backpack for busy life on the go – it’s a must have nifty little gadget.
NOMINATIONS FOR CLAS OHLSON
CELEBRITY DAD OF THE YEAR 2019 NOW OPEN
The public can nominate their favourite famous dads here:https://www.clasohlson.com/uk/c/celeb-dad-of-the-year The nomination* window closes at midnight 28th April, Previous winners include Gary Barlow, Tom Fletcher and LadBaby
London, 17th April 2019: Clas Ohlson Celebrity Dad of the Year has officially launched for 2019, and the British public are now able to nominate their favourite famous dads for the chance to take the crown this year.
2019 will mark the second year Clas Ohlson has sponsored Celebrity Dad of the Year, and the brand last month crowned its first Celebrity Mum Of The Year winner, Roxanne Hoyle.
Founded over 100 years ago by a father in Sweden, family life has always been at the heart of everything Clas Ohlson does and the homeware brand is calling for the public to nominate the dads in the spotlight that they think deserve the title of Celebrity Dad Of The Year.
All nominations made via the Clas Ohlson website will be counted to generate a shortlist of the nation’s top celebrity dads. The public vote will then decide the winner, who will be crowned Clas Ohlson Celeb Dad of The Year 2019.
With many celebs becoming dads for the first time, or welcoming new babies into the family, this year is expected to see a host of candidates in the running for the coveted award. Previous winners include Gary Barlow, Peter Andre, Tom Fletcher and, most recently, LadBaby.
In order to give all celebrity dads the chance to be recognised, dads who have won the sought-after award in the past three years are unable to receive it in 2019.
Speaking about the partnership, Briony Samuel, UK Media Manager at Clas Ohlson said:
“After the overwhelming success of Celebrity Mum of the Year 2019, which saw Roxanne Hoyle crowned, we are so excited to now be honouring the celebrity dads who do such a brilliant job of balancing their busy careers alongside being doting parents.
“This award is intended to be a celebration of all parents, whether in the spotlight or not, who do incredible jobs of raising their children every day. Clas Ohlson was founded by a father in Sweden over 100 years ago, and it is the brand’s mission to simplify life for families everywhere. Our vast range of homeware and hardware products are designed to do just this.
“Our partnership with Celebrity Dad of the Year reinforces our position as a family-favourite brand and our dedication to supporting the efforts of parents across the nation. It was so exciting to see fans rallying around their favourite dads last year; we can’t wait to see who takes the crown this year!”
Time is ticking on the nomination window which closes at midnight on 28th April. The shortlist is expected to be revealed on the week of 13th May, with the winner announced before Father’s Day.
Nominate your chosen Celeb Dad of the Year now athttps://www.clasohlson.com/uk/c/celeb-dad-of-the-year and get involved in the conversation on social media using the hashtag: #CDOTY2019 and by following Clas Ohlson on Instagram and Facebook.
Game On Dad
Retro Pocket Games, £14.99 from Thumbs Up.
Get your gaming fix wherever you go with the Retro Pocket Games from Thumbs Up. With its 1.8″ LCD screen and keyring whether your passing time on a long commute or need some light lunch entertainment the Retro Pocket Games fits seamlessly into your pocket for gaming on the go. With over 150 8-Bit miscellaneous games to choose from you’ll be sure to find some of your old favourites.
Retro Console, £34.99 from Thumbs Up.
Ready to take on the challenge? Battle friends and family to a game on this totally throwback Retro Console from Orb Gaming. Adored by so many in the 80s this console is jam packed with over 274 16-bit games from a variety of shooting, arcade, puzzle and sports activities – it’s nostalgic gaming at its finest that’s for sure!
Plug and play your way back to the future with the Retro TV Games from Thumbs Up. Compact and ultra-portable this handheld controller looks and feels just like the gaming controllers of the 80s, yet it plugs straight into your modern TV. Get lost in endless hours of fun, playing a range of over 200 shooting, arcade, puzzle and sports based games.
Retro Gaming Mat, £29.99 from Thumbs Up.
Perfect for adults and children alike, get the whole family up and about with this Orb Gaming Retro Gaming Mat, for hours of endless play. Enjoy all 200 of the old school 8-bit games, brought bang up to date as it plugs seamlessly into the back of your TV – That’s all the best bits from the 80s brought to you in the present day!
Retro Handheld Console, £17.99 from Thumbs Up.
Offering a miscellaneous collection of awesome games, the Retro Handheld Console from Thumbs Up makes the perfect solution to cure an ounce boredom, at home or on the go. From classic games like Tic Tac Toe and Connect Four to shooting the enemy and collecting coins, enjoy over 150 8-Bit games. Bringing all the best bits from 80s gaming to the now.
Let your Dad ‘recharge’ his batteries this Father’s Day
For all those techy dads out there who want to stay connected, Royal Opera House shop has the perfect Father’s Day gift the Kreafunk toCharge Power Bank.
toCharge Power Bank Plum / Black – £50 – Royal Opera House shop – shop.roh.org.uk
Fitting neatly into the palm of your hand, with a capacity to fully charge your smartphone, tablets, MP3 players and other devices up to three times before running out of juice, this sleek and super stylish charger is the one to have!
The Growing Wellness Holiday Demand for Health-Conscious Men
The 10th to the 16th of June marks both Men’s Health Week and Father’s Day, So whether you’re travelling alone, looking for some peace and quiet, or if you’ve got a fitness boot-camp in mind, Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists has you covered.
What better time to take care of the men in your life, whether that’s yourself, your partner or a family member. There’s a common association drawn between wellness holidays and girly getaways but looking good and feeling great is not exclusive to women; taking a break from an overworked, stressful life is of incredible importance to men’s health in the 21st Century!
The suicide rate for men in the UK is frighteningly high, as many men suffer in silence. These health retreats will have you hitting the waves, getting more mindful, sweating it out and fighting the sedentary lifestyle that comes with an office job. From pulse-raising boot camp fitness in Portugal to holistic weight loss in India, these healthy escapes are the perfect gift for men ready to make a positive change.
Paul Joseph, Founder of Health and Fitness Travel, says “Since 2010 we have seen a 42% increase in men booking wellness holidays. Men investing in their well-being and appearance is now so normal; many are living with extreme unprecedented stress due to growing work demands, and we have seen a growing interest from men towards self-care and health awareness. Most retreats and spas are gender neutral and cater equally to both sexes.”
Wellness holidays aren’t just for the ladies, so as one would take in their car for a MOT, visit a highly trained professional in an inviting environment and check in to check out. Discover 8 of the best wellness retreats for the health-conscious man:
For the Zen King: Kamalaya Basic Balance and Revitalise, Thailand
Counteract the stresses of contemporary life and prevent yourself from burning out at the tranquil sanctuary of Kamalaya set on the coast of Koh Samui. A series of wellness consultations help determine your individual health and wellness needs so that a programme can be tailored for maximum effect. Restorative, healing treatments and personal consultations in naturopathy, nutrition and stress management will help you to achieve a more balanced approach to life.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Kamalaya from £2,855pp or £3,235 for single occupancy. Price includes a wellness programme, full board and transfers.
For the Adventure Seeker: Paradis Plage Mindful Triathlon, Morocco
Set at the sun-spoiled coast of Agadir, this healthy retreat is for those seeking off-road excursions, surfing, yoga and competitive beach team sports. Its wide range of fitness activities makes it a perfect host where al fresco activities accompany a sensorial hammam, traditional steam treatments and Thai massages. After spending your wellness getaway at this sunny Moroccan paradise, you will feel revitalised and well-balanced.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Paradis Plage from £755pp or £1,080 for single occupancy. Price includes a wellness programme, breakfast and transfers.
For the Ocean Lover: BodyHoliday Fusion Fitness, St Lucia
For adventure, thrills, and relaxation all included in one revitalising experience, nothing can beat the luxury destination of BodyHoliday on this paradise island. With a wide range of sports holiday activities available, such as ocean kayaking, boxing and tennis, your experience will know no boundaries with expertly designed programmes to work towards your individual health and fitness goals, whilst having an epic social and evening scene.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at BodyHoliday from £2,255pp or £2,360 for single occupancy. Price includes a wellness programme, is all-inclusive and transfers.
For the Island God: Como Shambalaya Rejuvenation, Bali
Reclaim your youth and positive attitude by combining healthy delicious cuisine, and beneficial rejuvenating treatments on the infamous tropical island. Come home with practical and wise knowledge, tools and recipes from the on-site nutritionist team, after in-depth analysis of food intolerances and areas of weakness, and finally get on track towards your health and fitness goals.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Como Shambalaya from £3,920pp or £5,445 for single occupancy. Price includes a wellness programme, full-board and transfers.
For the Peaceful Warrior: Atmantan Fusion Fitness, India
With a plethora of fitness activities and Ayurvedic spa treatments, feel transformed and educated in this natural haven, nestled within the stunning Sahyadri mountains.
The certified wellness experts will help you learn how to nourish your mind and body with nutritional advice, functional fitness exercises and harmonising massages to ensure a holistic lifestyle overhaul on your well-being.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Atmantan from £2,770pp or £3,695 for single occupancy. Price includes a wellness programme, full-board and transfers.
For the Luxury Jetsetter: SHA Wellness Clinic Anti-stress, Spain
Don’t suffer in silence – chronic stress symptoms are vast, and the fast pace of modern living and inappropriate eating habits are major causes for increased physical and emotional stress. Check in with the experts at this progressive medi-spa and receive a highly personalised plan to reduce stress and improve your well-being. You will leave with the knowledge of how to manage stress, sleep and improve your well-being.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at SHA from £4,250pp or £5,080 for single occupancy. Price includes a wellness programme, full-board and transfers.
For the Guilt-free Foodie: The Westin Resort Costa Navarino Fusion Fitness, Greece
With a city’s worth of restaurant choice available and personalised programmes best designed to suit your needs, achieve your health and fitness goals with cardiovascular fitness, muscle toning and weight-loss, all chosen to re-energise your body and boost your metabolism. Aside from your own crafted programme choose from TRX suspension training, yoga, meditation and spa treatments to complement your stay.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at The Westin from £1,115pp or £1,665 for single occupancy. Price includes a wellness programme, breakfast and transfers.
For the Brave Enthusiast: Longevity Cegonha Country Club Bootcamp, Portugal
With up-to 8 workouts per day, this is the place to shape up and sustain it! An energising Bootcamp holiday set in the sunny Algarve where pulse-raising circuit training, TRX camps and power-hiking will give you the drive, motivation and strength to get body confident. Healthy cuisine complements the rigorous training schedule, while detox and weight loss treatments are sure to boost results.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Longevity Cegonha Country Club from £1,910pp or £2,150 for single occupancy. Price includes a wellness programme, full board and transfers
For advice, guidance and booking visit www.healthandfitnesstravel.com or call 0203 397 8891.
Help Celebrate Father’s Day with a Gift from Paxton & Whitfield
Sunday 16th June is Father’s Day this year, so if you’re looking for some gift ideas to help your Dad celebrate, then look no further than the UK’s oldest artisan cheesemonger Paxton & Whitfield. There is a superb range of cheese, fine foods, accessories and experiences. They include the Truly Great cheese collection, a membership to Paxton’s Monthly Cheese Society and a place on the Academy of Cheese Level One course. With all these on offer, you’re bound to find something your Dad will like.
All the items are available from Paxton & Whitfield’s four shops in Jermyn Street -Piccadilly, Cale Street – Chelsea Green, Bath and Stratford upon Avon, as well as online at paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk.
Cut Cheese Collections and Cheese Hampers:
Truly Great (£42.00/1.1kg) A tempting selection of five cheeses designed to make a truly great cheeseboard for a truly great Dad. Presented in a gift box the five cheeses are from England and France. They have been chosen for their consistent quality and taste. It contains: Stilton PDO ; Westcombe Cheddar PDO ; Berkswell; Camembert de Normandie PDO ; and Selles Sur Cher PDO .
The No. 93 Hamper (£70.00) Named after Paxton’s iconic Jermyn Street address, a celebration of some of the best products to bear the Paxton & Whitfield brand, including several Great Taste Award winners, presented in a cream and grey branded gift box. It contains: NEW Finest English Stilton Jar PDO* (250g), Multiseed & Cracked Black Pepper Cracker Bakes (100g), Pickled Onions (454g), No 93 Ale Chutney (198g), Damson Fruit Cheese (120g), Original Oaties (150g) and Paxton’s 10 Year Old Tawny Port (50cl).
The Piccadilly (£100) A selection of five of Paxton & Whitfield’s own cheeses accompanied by a sumptuous range of accompanying preserves, biscuits and sweet treats, presented in a traditional wooden hamper box. The Wooden Box contains: Cheddar Pounder PDO* (550g); Stilton Jar PDO* (250g); Camembert de Normandie PDO* (250g), Dorset Goat (200g); Smoked Ceodre (200g); Cheddar & Mustard Cheese Squares (85g); Original Crackers (100g); Apricot Cracker Bakes (100g); Apple & Chilli Jelly (113g); Sloe, Fig & Almond Fruit Slice (100g); and Caramelised Onion Chutney (227g).
The Mayfair (£500.00) Blow the budget for Dad with this quintessential collection of exceptional cheese, fine food, wine and tasteful accessories, part presented in a Paxton & Whitfield wooden hamper. It contains: Baby Stilton PDO* (2.3kg), Waterloo (800g), Cheddar Truckle PDO* (1.8kg), Baked Fig Ball (250g), Classic Shredded Pork (110g), Smoked Salmon (250g), Smoked Wiltshire Ham (1.2kg), Orange Segments in Dark Chocolate (150g), Sloe, Fig & Almond Slice (100g), Biscuits for Cheese (250g), Shropshire Blue & Onion Cheese Squares (85g), Really Proper Piccalilli (198g), Caramelised Onion Chutney (227g), Olive Wood Platter, 3 Piece Knife Set, Paxton’s grey Eco Bag with leather handles, Monbazillac (50cl), Champagne Grand Cru (75cl) and Vintage Port (75cl).
Accessories:
Paxton & Whitfield Hatchet Knife (£15.000 each) By popular demand this new cheese knife has been developed from the Paxton Pro 3 Piece knife set. This individual knife has a hatchet shaped blade which makes it ideal for cutting harder cheeses that might require a little more pressure when cutting. The extra height of the hatchet knife also makes it easier to cut cheese with more depth. A great gift to help Dad to tuck into his Cheddar and Stilton with.
Paxton & Whitfield’s Cheese & Wine Sommelier Set (two piece set including Soft Cheese Knife and Sommelier Corkscrew – £40.00) This premium set is made from high quality fully forged steel with the soft cheese knife blade branded with the company name. Both feature a riveted handle made from Pakka Wood. The set is presented in an elegant gift box and the box’s lid is branded in gold with the house logo. An elegant gift for Dad on Father’s Day.
Cheese experiences:
Paxton & Whitfield’s Cheese Society (Bronze Membership – £105.00 for three months) If your Dad enjoys his cheese and wants to find out more about them then this monthly cheese delivery is a must. As a member, he will receive four carefully selected cheeses in peak condition, chosen for the season. The selection is sent by overnight courier leaving on the second Wednesday of each month to arrive on the Thursday.
Academy of Cheese – Level One Course Paxton & Whitfield’s Jermyn Street flagship shop run the Academy of Cheese’s Level One Course. It is aimed at consumers and is a real treat for Dads who love their cheese. Run as a one-day course by the shop’s experienced team, the cost is £195 per person and current dates for 2019 are 21st June and 24th July. The Level One Course introduces cheese lovers to the Academy’s Structured Approach to Tasting Cheese and Make Post Make model. During the day attendees taste and learn about the story and history of approximately 10 different cheeses in detail, using the Academy’s specially developed tasting wheels and tasting sheet. In addition to tasting they are introduced to the history of cheese production, a thorough understanding of how cheese is made, how cheese is matured – its affinage and grading, how to present and serve cheese, and how to talk about cheese. PDO – Protected Designation of Origin, for products that are produced, processed and prepared within a particular geographical area, and with features and characteristics that must be due to that area.
Namibian Beer and Bothma Aiming to Sock it to The Rhino Poachers
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Namibian Rugby captain Renaldo Bothma, who currently plays for Harlequins, has teamed up with Windhoek Lager to raise money in aid of Save the Rhino International through the sale of limited-edition pairs of socks.
As part of the collaboration, Renaldo’s fashion company botthms has designed and produced 1,000 pairs of exclusive rhino and beer socks, which are now on sale for £8.99 on his website – www.botthms.com/rhinos/
50% of the profits from the sale of each pair of socks will be donated in aid of Windhoek Lager’s campaign to raise at least £5,000 for Save the Rhino. For details visit – https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RenaldoBothma
Renaldo Bothma commented:
“Like most Namibians, I have a huge respect for our country and wildlife and I’m passionate about ensuring we conserve it for future generations. The rhino story is heart-wrenching so I’m delighted to be able to team up with the iconic beer of Namibia to raise awareness in the UK of the plight of rhinos and generate some money in aid of a fantastic charity.”
The Windhoek Lager campaign has already raised over £3,700 through a wide range of fundraising activities in the UK. This included a Windhoek team member running the Hackney Half marathon in full rhino suit, a charity Pig Racing night at the award-winning Pig & Whistle pub in Wandsworth and a series of charity live music nights at Brighton Rocks bar.
Three more Windhoek warriors will be completing charity runs in April and May but it is hoped all 1,000 pairs of the limited-edition socks can be sold, which alone would generate £3,000.
Windhoek Lager Export Manager Antonio Simoes said:
“We can’t thank Renaldo enough for agreeing to support our fundraising campaign for Save the Rhino International. He’s a hard-working, passionate, inspirational and no nonsense young man on and off the rugby pitch so it’s a privilege to have him on our side as we aim for a common goal – socking it to the poachers!”
For further information on Windhoek Lager’s campaign in aid of Save The Rhino International and this latest charity initiative visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/WindhoekBeerUK Make Dad spit out his chip butty this Father’s Day with Love Layla’s hilarious designs!… and let him know his presence is appreciated! >> www.lovelayladesigns.co.uk
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Love Layla Designs put a fresh twist on traditional Father’s Day cards, wrapping paper and gifts, with designs that are original, hilarious and often very inappropriate!
The brand has a hilarious range of rude, daring and inclusive cards to give to whoever is filling the role of ‘Dad’, providing recognition without actually having to say “I Love You!”.
Pull out Game Weak, £3.75
If I got Kidnapped, £3.75
Stepdad, £3.75
Happy Father’s Day Mum, £3.75
Thanks for not Wasting Me, £3.75
Who Would Have Thought, £2.75
To The Man, £3.75
More Father’s Day goodies can be found on site at :- www.lovelayladesigns.co.uk About Love Layla
Love Layla designs, prints and produces cards that are realistic, hilarious and not full of bullshit. With matching badges, balloons, wrapping paper and wine labels, they create a full set of banter giving gifts.
Behind the business is a team of 5 family members. Stacey started the business as a small Graphic Design boutique after being made redundant from her previous employment as she started maternity leave back in October 2014. After creating and designing 11 designs for Valentine’s Day back in January 2015, the business grew rapidly through social media word of mouth and family and friends started to step in to help through the busy time.
Husband Jay and best friend Vikki stepped in and helped to grow the business to where it stands today. All of the card designs and quotes are created in-house through bouncing ideas off each other and printed with an industry leading printer.
The business is named after Stacey & Jay’s now 4 year old daughter, Layla. The reason the business was started and the reason it continues to thrive today. Purchasing a Love Layla product will not leave you disappointed.
The 5-star Sky Villa Boutique Hotel of the Cape Summer Villa Collection situated on a hilltop in Barons View Estate, Plettenberg Bay, offers an uninterrupted 360-degree view of the Keurbooms River, Indian Ocean and the Tsitsikamma and Langkloof Mountains and is just five minutes away from the town and Plettenberg Bay Beach.
This luxurious boutique hotel offers the ultimate escape with its warm hospitality, cutting-edge design, light-filled interiors, contemporary colours, soft furnishings and lush indigenous gardens. Accommodation comprises 14 luxury rooms tastefully decorated, well-appointed with luxury amenities and all with their own private terrace. The restaurant, which is open to the public, offers seasonal menus and caters for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Adding an element of quality and freshness is the use of hotel-grown herbs and vegetables to all meals that will please the most discerning of palates. The hotel boasts a fully equipped gym, plunge pool, bar, Sky Bar (operational during select periods), a fully stocked Wine Cellar, a Snooker Room, state of the art Conference facilities, and also caters for weddings with three venue options. The Sky Villa Boutique Hotel is conveniently located within easy reach of many tourist attractions and the Plettenberg Bay Airport.
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Tel: +27 87 550 2967 / 082 767 3393
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