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Cocktail Friday – Flying Fish’s Salamanda

by | Cocktail Friday, Made


Ms Chinoiserie


From Flying Fish, this Cocktail Friday I’m in love with the refreshing taste of their ‘Salamanda’ cocktail; clean, crisp tequila with a unique hint of citrus pairs beautifully with passionfruit puree and lime juice to create a flavour that is just irresistible! With agave syrup and ginger beer to finish, I like the idea of serving these on a tray to welcome guests at your celebrations!


  • 45ml Herradura Silver tequila
  • 30ml passionfruit puree
  • 30ml lime juice
  • 10ml agave syrup
  • Dash of ginger beer
  • 3 muddled cucumber slices


Muddle the cucumber slices and add all ingredients to a Boston glass. Add ice, shake, and pour into a tall stemless glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a cucumber slice and a pinch of ground chilli for a bit of a kick!

S’mores Wedding Favours Tutorial

by | DIY Tutorials, Made


Larissa Thorne

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If you’re having a Winter wedding – or even just a wedding that will involve a bonfire – then there’s one thing that will make your guests get excited about your nuptials: s’mores. This classic campfire snack is loved by everybody thanks to the gooey toasted marshmallows and melted chocolate. If you’re not having a fire but still want your guests to be transported back to their childhood camping trips (at least the good parts of them!) then you can also include skewers, tealight candles and lighters so they can have their own mini portable campfire.

If you’re going this route I’d recommend getting little boxes (such as mini chinese takeaway boxes) rather than cellophane because they will be incredibly hard to wrap! Wanting to kick your s’mores up a notch? Replace the plain biscuits with chocolate chip cookies for extra sweetness and decadent chocolatey goodness!

What you’ll need:

Plain biscuits

Dark chocolate blocks





A hole punch

Tags (You can download the ones I used here)


Tealight candles

White labels

Black Sharpie pen


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What to do:

Step 1 Using sharp scissors (they’re less likely to snag the cellophane) cut your cellophane into large squares.

Step 2 Pile on your s’mores ingredients: 4 biscuits, 2 pieces of chocolate and 2 marshmallows.

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Step 3 Pull the corners of your cellophane together above the s’mores ingredients and pinch to hold in place. Tie with a piece of string to secure.

Step 4 Cut out your label and use a hole punch to make a hole for the string.

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Step 5  Attach the label to the s’mores package and tie into a nice bow.

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Step 6 Cut a small triangle out of your label and stick on your lighter, using your sharpie pen to add a bow tie and buttons to mimic a tuxedo (optional – you could also get brightly coloured lighters or personalised matches)

Step 7 Display with additional lighters, skewers and tealights for your guests to take home to make their own mini bonfire.

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Oh I’m in s’more heaven – what a fun thank you favour for your guests! The gooey marshmallow with the melted chocolate is sure to be a big hit!

Tuesday Type – Ave

by | Made, Tuesday Type


Polka Dot Bride



Ave is a font that is softly flowing – just enough to add some girly-ness but not so over the top that you can’t use it in invitations for your wedding. It looks simple, as if someone with very neat handwriting has penned the script by hand – and so this adds a personal flavour. This font would look equally good on signage, on blackboards, and on your seating chart.


Ave is available from My Fonts.

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