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Planning your wedding

Whether your dream nuptials take place barefoot on a white-sand beach at sunset, or beneath the jewel-toned stained-glass windows of a towering cathedral, few occasions in life are the subject of as much planning, preparation, and investment as a wedding. Read more...

Wedding gift registry dos and don’ts

What exactly is a gift registry? Simply put, it’s an inventory that the bride and groom compile with one or more stores, most often a supplier of homewares, listing all of their desired gifts. Guests are able to access this registry, either online via the store’s website or by visiting the store, and then may select a gift they would like to buy. Read more...

Secrets of a sizzlin’ summer BBQ

Summer is the perfect time to drag the barbecue out from under the house, dust it off and oil it up. Make your next barbecue a memorable event, starting with a slight change in your usual routine, a pinch of forethought, and a dash of imagination. Read more...

Setting the table for all occasions

Hosting a meal may seem like an obstacle course: Endless rows of cutlery, mounds of plates and queues of glasses are often confusing, and knowing what to use when can be something of a challenge! It’s reassuring having a basic guideline to place settings for any meal. Read more...

Understanding formal place settings

A formal occasion such as a dinner party, wedding, or anniversary dinner calls for a more understated and elegant setup of the dinnerware, glassware and cutlery. Read more...

Plan a picnic with panache

With summer fast approaching, there’s no better time to start planning your next picnic. If the word conjures up images of tiresome road trips, sandy sandwiches and unwelcome ants, try these hints to revitalise a firm summer pastime. Read more...

Creative cake pops

Described as adorable treats, amazing creations and over-the-top morsels by those in the know, cake pops are the latest craze to hit the dessert scene. Read more...