Get the Look - Ethnic Luxe

Ethnic Luxe is a term that is creeping into our everyday conversations at Holly's House. It is essentially all the things that we totally love at the moment. Muted earthy tones with heavy, gnarley textures and wicked bold prints. What
is not to love!? 
Earthy! Everything about this word is all you need to cling onto to achieve the gorgeous ethic luxe look. I absolutely love this bathrooms style of the natural materials used all over. The white wash keeps in clean and minimal but so much interest is left in the space from the rugged textures. Love!
A heavily printed rug is stage one in your process of creating this gorgeous style. The chunky graphics with the muted tones framed by the black bold lines is a recipe for ethnic luxe perfection. 
This months Get the Look is a Holly's House special as we have so many amazing new products arriving in the shop. So we thought we would give you some styling inspo with some of our new gorgeous products. 
2. Jade Green Marble Pot, £24.50, http://www.hollys-house.com/products/green-marble-pot
3. Grey Marbled Porcelain Votive, £6.50 http://www.hollys-house.com/products/grey-marbled-porcelain-votive
4. Black and Grey Earth Vase, £11.00, http://www.hollys-house.com/products/black-grey-earth-vase
5. White stool with copper legs, £58.00, http://www.hollys-house.com/products/white-stool-with-copper-legs

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Jewellery without the Jewels

We are thrilled to have a new collection of jewellery coming to the shop, by the fabulous brand Wolf and Moon. Our love for all things beautiful is never ending and we have fallen compleatly head over heels with this new jewellery line. Forget the jewels. Forget the bling. This is just straight up, good quality and seriously good looking charms! 

One of the main features of this jewellery is its use of different materials. This is the Fjord necklace, a geometric necklace featuring the Fjord motif. The eye-catching pendant is comprised of bars and curves made of Perspex, cork, copper and wood. AND its a total bargain of just £25! 

 

Do you know what goes amazingly well with that necklace.. this plateau ring. It is  totally perfect for those who want to make a statement whilst keeping it sophisticated. To be worn on the middle finger, the slim bar on the top of the ring stretches across the base of the central fingers. 

 

My favourite of all are these Contrast II Rings. Wear these bad boys on thier own or stack them to high heaven and see how badass your hands will become. They are handmade from frosted perspex in pastel colours with a copper or brass top to give it that extra edge. I mean, YES!

This amazing new collection is available to pre-order at www.hollys-house.com and will be arriving in the next month! The ultimate summer buy!

 

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Cocktail Season

Ok ok, so all year round is actually cocktail season. But, there is no denying that alfresco drinking is at its pinnacle when a cocktail is in hand!! We have scoured the 7 seas and found that these are the best and most delicious and refreshing cocktails to be enjoyed in the sunshine amongst friends. 

 

Strawberry Daiquiri
Try spelling 'Daiquiri' after you've enjoyed one! Impossible! This is summer in a glass, with strawberries in season why not make the most of our delicious English fruit. Here is our simple recipe for the zingiest of cocktails. 
You will need...

 

Place the strawberries, sugar, rum, strawberry liqueur and lime juice into the base of a cocktail shaker and mash (muddle) with the end of a clean rolling pin. Place the lid onto the cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain the mixture into a chilled glass and garnish how ever you wish with your strawberries.

 

The Tequila Rickey

As menacing as it sounds the Tequila Ricky is essentially a skinny margarita. So easy and simple to whip up and the cleanest of flavours. One not to be taken lightly though..

You will need...  Tequila (preferably blanco), fresh lime juice and some type of orange liqueur (triple sec, curacao- not the blue shite, Gran Marnier,  etc).  Topics like ice, salt, ratios and the addition of additional sweeteners (agave nectar) are purely discretionary in my opinion, though I prefer mine up, with no salt

 

  • 25ml/1 fl oz Tequila Blanco
  • 1 tsp Triple Sec or Gran Marnier
  • 1 tsp Agave syrum or gomme syrup
  • Squeeze of fresh lime 
  • Ice
  • Top with soda
  • Salt on rim is optional

 

Fill the glass with ice. If you would like the salt rim, rub the lime wedge around the top of the glass and dip the glass into a plate of salt to coat the rim. Then  carefully pour in the tequila, Triple Sec and agave syrup. Squeeze the juice from the lime into the mixture and then drop the wedge into the glass. Top with the cold club soda and serve immediately. Lethal and divine!
Orange Blossom Bellinis

This one is for the prosecco lovers out there. With the vicious and horrible rumour spreading around that we are about to suffer from a prosecco drought, may as well help speed matters up and drink it while we can. This one is a particularly delicious way to enjoy the fizz. 

 

You will need...

  • 175ml chilled blood orange juice
  • 1 tbsp orange blossom water
  • chilled Champagne or Prosecco

Mix together orange juice and orange blossom water, then divide between 6 cocktail glasses. Top up with Champagne or Prosecco. Dangerously easy. 

 

 The Bloody Mary

I hate to be the one to state the obvious here but after a night of glorious cocktail drinking, we all need a little helping hand the morning after. And nothing blows away the cobwebs better than one of these bad boys in a garden with plenty of Vitamin D. You will need...

  • 2 ice cubes
  • vodka, double shot
  • 1/2 a lemon, juice only
  • 6 dahses of Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 dahses of hot sauce, preferably tobasco
  • 150ml/5fl oz tomato juice
  • Pinch of celery salt and freshlu ground black pepper

Place the ice into a tall glass and add the vodka. Add the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and tomato juice. Stir well. Adjust the seasoning, to taste, with salt and pepper and serve straight away. Garnish with an obligatory stick of celery. 

 

Happy and responsible drinking! 

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