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Summer festival guide for African music lovers

This festival season has so many treats for world and African music lovers! And there’s nothing quite like enjoying some good music, outdoors in the sun (or rain!). There are four UK festivals that have our attention – with eclectic line-ups including musicians from, or heavily influenced by, the African continent. The diversity doesn’t stop […]

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The bread and the picnic

We’ve been talking recipes and picnics for a while, so when this perfect start-from-scratch sourdough recipe popped up from WestElm, we could not resist sharing it. Fact: homemade is the best! — west elm UK (@westelmUK) July 31, 2014 As if we’ve been channelling lovely bread, we had earlier this season, taken a […]

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Best-of recipes for picnicking

Continuing our African fabric picnic vibe, here are some international influenced recipes that demonstrate that you are a citizen of the world. This is fairly sophisticated food, but there is an easier option mentioned in an earlier post on picnics. As a friend recently put it, she upped her game so she did not feel […]

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Scout’s honour picnic packing

Borrow a handy phrase from the Scouts, and be ‘Always prepared’ for a picnic. We believe in celebrating picnics with lots of African fabrics in attendance. So do excuse us, if we present some wonderful napkins to go with. To satisfy the Scout motto, here is a further list of basic essentials, just in case. You […]


To zingly, blingly, picnic

To continue our African inspired, textile heavy picnic inspiration trend, … you have something to carry your picnic in (i.e. a fabulous Toghal Tote) and something to picnic on (need we say more?) but what do you eat it with? You need plates, cutlery, napkins, cups. To eat from Melamine plates, that will last through […]