• Pancake Day 2016

    by  • February 9, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Homes-&-Gardens-pancakes_What’s not to love about Pancake Day? Providing us with the perfect excuse to stock up on maple syrup, get messy in the kitchen and indulge in a little guilt-free gluttony, it’s quite possibly our favourite day of the year.

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    Dream rooms: elegant Barcelona apartment

    by  • February 8, 2016 • 0 Comments

    Minotti-Anke-Summerhill-Barcelona-Apartment-Homes-&-GardensOverlooking the Plaça de Sant Jaume, this Barcelona apartment oozes sophisticated glamour and elegance. Home to Anke & John Summerhill, the Creative Director and Managing Director of Minotti London, the space combines Minotti furniture with pieces from Gubi and other high-end brands, and is the first of Anke’s development projects. We talked to her to find out more about this Gothic Quarter gem…

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    Camellias on perfect form

    by  • February 7, 2016 • 0 Comments

    CopyrightHomesandGardenscamellia3There’s not a lot to love about February, in my opinion, but the appearance of camellias in the gardens and parks of London are a definite highlight. My own potted plant has yet to flower – the buds are still tightly furled, like sage green-coloured knots – but I spotted the first fully-fledged blooms on a large Camellia japonica shrub in Hyde Park last weekend, the deep pink-red semi-double flowers popping up like pomegranate seeds, out of the glossy green leaves.

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