Friday, 30 April 2010

Bank Holiday sale!

To celebrate the Bank Holiday weekend (Woo Hoo!), we're offering 20% off the current collection at Anusha until midnight on Monday 3rd May.

To treat yourself, simply enter MAY10V at the checkout.

Have a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

New summer accessories

Coming soon: colourful new summer accessories and decorations to brighten up parties, picnics and weddings. (And, before you ask, yes we did scoff all the cakes as soon as we'd taken this shot!)

Trellick Tower

Remember 70s favourite Clothkits, the sew-it-yourself brand that was all the rage at the time? After 17 years in hibernation, the firm relaunched in 2008, and its latest range includes this cute Trellick Tower pinafore dress! Designed exclusively for Clothkits by the People Will Always Need Plates design duo, you can now coordinate your little one with your Trellick Tower prints, tea towels and plates!

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Beautiful blossom

Our little flowering cherry tree is looking particularly pink, blousey and gorgeous at the moment!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Lemon drizzle cake

Just spent a lovely afternoon sitting in the sun drinking tea and eating yummy homemade lemon drizzle cake with my dad and his wife.

Here's the recipe from Olive magazine:

225g softened butter
225g caster sugar
lemons: 3 zested and 2 juiced
4 medium eggs, lightly whisked
200g self-raising flour
1tsp baking powder
50g ground almonds
icing sugar

Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line the base of a 20cm round cake tin. Beat the butter and caster sugar in a large bowl using an electric hand whisk until pale and creamy. Add the lemon zest (reserving some for decoration) and mix well. Whisk the eggs gradually into the butter mixture, beating well between each addition - don't worry if it curdles.

Sift together the flour and baking powder and fold into the cake mixture using a large metal spoon or spatula. Add the ground almonds and 3/4 of the lemon juice and fold until thoroughly combined. Spoon into the prepared cake tin and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out without any raw mix on it.

Put the cake tin on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Meanwhile mix together the remaining lemon juice and zest and enough icing sugar to make a runny icing and then drizzle over the top of the cake. Cool in the tin for a further 30 minutes and then remove from the tin and cool completely before serving.

Monday, 19 April 2010

The sun's shining...

...which means, in the topsy-turvy world of fashion, I've been choosing my autumn/winter collection!

The majority of clothes have been ordered (I spent a hot hour or so this afternoon trying on winter dresses). I've also been working with a couple of designers to produce some exclusive designs for Anusha. Very excited! Samples should be ready in the next month or so, which we'll tweak (if necessary), and then put into production ready for our autumn shoot in July.

Can't wait to show you the results, which will be hitting Anusha from August onwards.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Mirror, mirror...

Discovered these rather nice mirrors via Swedish stylist, Lotta Agaton's blog

Monday, 5 April 2010

Nesting instinct

Came across this sweet birdbox wallpaper from Studio Ditte via the ever-inspiring Decor8 blog.