November 21, 2016 Polly Hadden-Paton

November Newsletter – Part 2

Christmas Edition 

Here are a few more products and services that we enjoy and wanted to share with you –  we hope you love them too!

Don’t forget to get in touch if you need any support in the run up to Christmas, from decorating your home to organising last minute travel and reservations! We’re here to keep you organised and make your Christmas stress free!

Polly & Team


Welcome to Maimie – home of sheer luxe, stretch-silk leisurewear handmade in London. Inspired by the feminine tailoring of the Hollywood Golden Era, but given a contemporary and wearable twist. Maimie London leisurewear is created to perfectly balance comfort with glamour.
Maimie offers a bespoke service, monogramming and personalised packaging for that special someone…


Kit Keyser set up Nourish a year ago, providing healthy, creative dishes which take the hassle out of entertaining. The menus can include gluten and dairy free dishes which don’t compromise on flavour. Once defrosted, every option can be cooked within 30 minutes with no extra work involved… Feasts at your fingertips!
Part of the ethos behind Nourish is to give people who dont have the time or passion for cooking, a way of buying healthy yet delicious feasts for their party. Feasts which just need to be cooked and served. No stirring, chopping, stress involved, leaving the hosts to enjoy entertaining with great food too! (which you can pass off as your own culinary delights…. shh no on needs know!)
Great presents for new mothers, or anyone in need of some health and replenishment based on the Paleo diet. Nourish also do small private parties too!

English Utopia

Give the gift of classic British style with a contemporary twist this Christmas or simply keep warm and stylish yourself with a jacket from new luxury country wear brand English Utopia. Fashion designer Gary Newbold aims to bring beautifully designed tweed and wax products to a wider audience,  as the English countryside belongs to us all!
Use code Nina15 for 15% off via brand ambassador Nina Motylinski-Davies.

‘A Peninsula Christmas’ at Greenwich Peninsula

From 3rd – 22nd December 2016, Greenwich Peninsula will offer London a new twist on Christmas for anyone who hasn’t grown up yet! Greenwich Peninsula makes its own traditions, and this year the Peninsula has partnered with Secret Productions – the creatives behind Wilderness Festival – to create the first ever Winter Festival.
It’s free to enter, apart from Santa’s Grotto of Wonderment where prices start from £12.00

Kate Braithwaite Millinery

Kate Braithwaite is a London based milliner making hats from everyday to Ascot. She is offering you all a special Christmas discount of 10% on her gorgeous fur felt fedoras, just email her your request! Each hat is made from the highest quality material, allowing you to wear them to all occassions, come rain or shine!

Lewa Wilderness – Some Winter Sun Inspiration

Starting to plan your winter sun holidays, or perhaps dreaming of a hot African Christmas next year? Why not head to Lewa Wilderness, one of Kenya’s original safari experiences. Overlooking the magnificent Mount Kenya, in the heart of the colourful Laikipia plateau is The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, famous for it’s abundance of wildlife and for being the biggest conservation success story in East Africa. Endless ‘Out of Africa’ style activities await you from flying in an open cockpit biplane, to horse riding among giraffe and zebra, and taking long walks through the bush with your Massai guide. Lewa Wilderness appeals to families and the more active safari guest who appreciates breathing in the wilderness up close aswell as from a game viewing vehicle.

Tea & Tequila

Tea & Tequila was set up in 2015 by two friends who wanted to bring the best of Mexico to the UK, and vice versa.
Sourcing from skilled craftsmen from across Mexico, they design and create Mexican-inspired, London chic accessories and jewellery.
The brands ethos is on sustainability and the development of Mexican craft, giving it a contemporary edge and access to new markets. They also trade in a niche market spirit – representing Mezcal Amores in the UK and Elephant Gin in Mexico.
Check out and buy the perfect Christmas present now!

BNV Couture

Set up by Samantha Benveniste, she has just opened a shop on Kensington Church Street and is offering a ‘Made to Order’ service, whereby customers can walk in, without an appointment, pick a dress from the AW collection and then have it fitted and altered to match their requirements there and then, including changing the colour, length, adding a trim or removing some buttons – anything is possible and the dress will then be ready in under 14 days, so still in time for Christmas! The quality and service is impeccable!

Here are a few festive tips to ensure you have a warm, problem free winter – from our plumber, Chris!

(combi boiler and systems that have pressure guages) check that your boiler/system has a minimum of 1bar pressure when COLD. If it is below 1bar you can re-pressurise the system via the filling loop. This is most commonly found under the boiler or if you have a hot water cyclinder, where this is sited. Tip: fill the system slowly and don’t over fill the system (1-1.5 bar maximum). If you are unsure on what to do or do not feel confident, please contact me or a trade professional for assistance.
In winter, this pipe can become frozen in cold weather. This happens due to incorrect sized pipe being used (too small diameter) or the pipe has not been insulated. Click here to find out what to do if this happens. This should only be carried out if this is the problem and by a competent person!
Most modern boilers/systems have programmes which periodically run system checks and help to minimise heating pipes from freezing in cold weather conditions, even if the hotwater/heating is not in use. So leave the mains power to your boiler/system on especially if you are away for the festive period.

Should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Chris direct to discuss further – 07590 764715

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