Yellow is the New White

Posted on January 26, 2015 by ANAHI RODRIGUEZ | 0 Comments

 

Yellow is the New White! Did you know that? At least that's what I've heard lately. You should take notes because this powerful colour it's in this season, and if you don't believe me, look at this article from AD.

(Images taken from our Pinterest Mellow Yellow Inspiration board)

"Cheerful yellow is the color of the sun, associated with laughter, happiness and good times. A person surrounded by yellow feels optimistic because the brain actually releases more seratonin (the feel good chemical in the brain) when around this color. It is the color associated with optimism. It has the power to speed up our metabolism and bring out some creative thoughts. Yellow can be quickly overpowering if over-used, but used sparingly in the just right place and it can be an effective tool."

5 Basic Rules of Design everyone should know

Posted on January 21, 2015 by ANAHI RODRIGUEZ | 0 Comments

Hello there,
today I'm gonna give you a unique gift: 5 basic rules (or tips) to make your home look homey. Everyone should know this and if you already know it, then make it happen! 
I think it's important that you feel cosy at your own place. This is what you need to create a great atmosphere: Art - Books - Photography - Flowers - Candles

1. ART: "Art is the only way to run away without leaving home". Art fills space, gives atmosphere, creates feelings, personalise place. 

      

I know a well-known visual artist that does commissioned paintings for privates (and companies). She lives and works in London and is specialized in abstract paintings in all dimensions. Maybe you've already heard her name - Anahí Rodríguez :) To check out her work have a look at: www.anahirodriguez.com 

I wanted to mention that we'll add soon a new section on our shop called "Atelier" where you'll be able to find different paintings and artworks for sale.


2. BOOKS: "Book lovers never go to bed alone". Reading makes you good. Reading enhances smarts, reduces stress, gives analytical thinking, improves your vocabulary, memory and writing skills and helps to prioritize goals. Books make a home (shelves, coffe table, library, etc).

    


3. PHOTOGRAPHY: "Pictures are memories frozen in time". They are the best way to remember and share those important moments of your own lives. There's something about glimpsing the special moments, grand and mundane, of people's lives. They help make a house feel loved and lived in (Frame them!).

       


4. FLOWERS/PLANTS: Flowers make us happy. They are life and they do much more than beautifying a place. They bring about positive emotional feelings in those who enter a room. They make the space more welcoming and create a sharing atmosphere... Buy flowers just because and you'll see.

    


5. CANDLES:  Soft lighting from decorative candles can really set the mood of a home, whether it’s day time or night time. They create a relaxing and welcoming ambience with a romantic touch, don't you agree?
    

I hope you find this post useful. Enjoy the rest of the week.


From London with love,
Anahí

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Yellow Mellow

Posted on January 15, 2015 by ANAHI RODRIGUEZ | 0 Comments

Hello sunshine,
With this weather we are all missing the sun so here you have some options for yellow mellow inspiration!

*Remember that we're still on SALE and because you're registered to our Newsletter you can have a 10% OFF adding the following discount code at the end of your purchase: welcome_to_our_world












(images taken from our Pinterest board Yellow Mellow Inspiration)


From London with love,

Anahí

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The Kilner is back!

Posted on December 16, 2014 by ANAHI RODRIGUEZ | 0 Comments

We're almost there... 10 days to Christmas!!!! Looking forward to spending some quality time with the family.

Remember that you can still place orders on our shop until the 22nd of December if you want your gifts to arrive on time before Xmas Eve...!


This last weekend we had our traditional Xmas dinner, we invited some friends over and we had an enjoyable time. We prepared a very festive ambience with delicious food, crackers, gifts for Secret Santa and of course Mulled Wine couldn't be left out on such an event! Luckily we have our own Kilner Drink Dispenser (they're NOW back in stock) so we prepared this signature drink to serve it with style.

  
I want to share with you the recipe I used and my friends can confirm that it's just perfect (I took it from Kilner's Blog), I hope it inspires you:

The taste of Christmas, a festive drink that will leave you feeling warm and mellow.

- 1 part red wine
- 1 part lemonade
- 3 teaspoons of cinnamon
- 3 teaspoons of nutmeg
- 2 table spoons of brown sugar

Pour all ingredients into a large pan and warm on a low heat.
Do not boil.
Once the drink has been warmed add to your drinks dispenser and enjoy next to a roaring fire :)


 
 
If you don't fancy Mulled Wine you can always do Apple Cider or Cranberry Punch!
*** And just NOW you can find it with 10% OFF at ANAHI Collection 
 

 

From London with love,
Anahí & Peter

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Dear Santa...

Posted on December 08, 2014 by ANAHI RODRIGUEZ | 0 Comments

Dear Santa,
this year I've been an awful good girl...

 
I don't know about you, but I have quite a big family and thinking about Christmas presents for all of them is not an easy task. So here I've made my list that probably can inspire you when you do yours.

- For my dad I would like...a
Storm Umbrella, because he always complains that all brollies blow inside out...!
- My brother travels a lot and a
Waxed Canvas Duffle Bag would be perfect for his trips.
- I know my hubby would be happy with a
Silberpfeil Model Car, he's passionate about Big Boys Toys.

  
  
- For my mom I would like a Moroccan Tea Set, for her tea parties with her girlfriends. 
- A
Kikoy Towel would be super useful for my sis and her yoga lessons.
- For me, a
Seal Ring would be the only thing I want, I love rings and those ones make a real statement.
 
  
For my friends a Love Candle Set, part cheeky and part serious, lovely all of it.
For Secret Santa a
Jazz Book on NY in the 20's with a cd included, a great gift for anyone.
And filling the stockings with R
obots is always a great idea!

  

And you? Have you written your letter to Santa?
'Tis the season!


From London with love,
Anahí & Peter

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1st December..!

Posted on December 02, 2014 by ANAHI RODRIGUEZ | 0 Comments

From today we're all counting down the days till Christmas. It's true that it's the most wonderful time of the year... There's more time to spend with our loved ones, time to appreciate and enjoy the family... and that's invaluable!

I've been looking for some inspiration and here I got some pics for the Xmas Calendar (taken from Pinterest), even though I prefer the chocolate one, always!

 

 

 

If you want to buy a Xmas present but you are not sure what to give them, you can give them the gift of choice with a ANAHI Collection Gift Card(Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them at checkout. Our gift cards have no additional processing fees).

 

We can give you as well suggestions based on what you tell us (who the gift is for, his/her style, etc), we'll pick the best choice for you (even if it's not from our shop).
Don't hesitate to contact us, this is a (free) service which we will happily do for you!

Merry shopping!!!

 

From London with love,
Anahí & Peter

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Chocolate is the answer

Posted on November 11, 2014 by ANAHI RODRIGUEZ | 0 Comments

When the cold weather hits, there's nothing better than curling up with a cosy mug of hot chocolate.
I don't know why, but I believe hot chocolate has became a big thing lately in London. Chocolate is the answer, who cares what the question is.



So here I've made a list for you with the 10 best places to enjoy the best hot chocolate in London (well, actually, I copied it from Laura Porter, a London travel expert, but shhhh).
    
 
1. Paul A Young (Islington)
2. Apostrophe
3. Konditor & Cook (Soho)
4. William Curley (SW1)
5. La Maison du Chocolat (Piccadilly)
6. Hotel Chocolat (Kensington)
7. Longitude 0°8' at Le Meridien (Piccadilly)
8. Scootercaffe (SE1)
9. Paul
10. Harrods Chocolate Bar

If you don't live in London, or don't plan to come here soon, this is our suggestion:
We discovered this cute "Paquito El Chocolatero" in Madrid, my hometown. It's the Spanish way to prepare hot chocolate. The pack comes in a handcrafted Andalusian palm basket, and includes: 2 small red enamelware mugs,  a red enamel chocolate saucepan, and a 200 g bar for making a hot chocolate created by long established artisan chocolatier Simon Coll.

 
 
I'm off to make hot chocolate now!! 

** By the way, research has shown that the consumption of hot chocolate can be positive to one's health. A study conducted by Cornell University has shown that hot chocolate contains more antioxidants than wine and tea, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease..!



From London with love,
Anahí & Peter

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