This Month We Love Summer, holidays, families and being outside!

Hot Brands Cool Places - The Summer IssueHot Brands Cool Places – The Summer Issue – August 2016

We hope you are having a lovely summer so far! In this month’s issue, Paul Carberry, founder of New Zealand in Depth, shares his tips on the best way to extend your summer.

We examine ways of developing a new skill this Autumn, and how to plan last minute escapes and Autumn getaways.

We also have a round up of the latest books, cute and adorable gift ideas for all the family and our usual Beauty feature.

If you are looking to extend your summer, this issue celebrates the last few weeks of the summer holidays with family and friends.


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Hot Brands Cool Places - The Wedding Issue

Hot Brands Cool Places – The Wedding Issue – August 2016

In this month’s issue we are celebrating Weddings!

If you are looking for inspiration, here are some fabulous ideas for planning your special day.

We have inspiring interviews with the following:

Suzanne Neville, Bridal and Evening Wear Designer
Nicki Macfarlane, Founder of Nicki Macfarlane
Rebbie Wellwood-Green, Operations Manager, The Real Flower Company

We have a feature on how to create a unique and beautiful home.

And finally, if you are looking for a location for your honeymoon we also have our special Honeymoons feature.

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Synopsis: Nightingale Books, nestled on the high street in the idyllic Cotswold town of Peasebrook, is a dream come true for booklovers.

But owner Emilia Nightingale is struggling to keep the shop open. The temptation to sell up is proving enormous – but what about the promise she made to her father? Not to mention the loyalty she owes to her customers.
Sarah Basildon, owner of stately pile Peasebrook Manor, has used the book shop as an escape from all her problems in the past few years. But is there more to her visits than meets the eye?

Since messing up his marriage, Jackson asks Emilia for advice on books to read to the son he misses so much. But Jackson has a secret, and is not all he seems…
And there’s Thomasina, painfully shy, who runs a pop-up restaurant from her tiny cottage. She has a huge crush on a man she met and then lost in the cookery section, somewhere between Auguste Escoffier and Marco Pierre White. Can she find the courage to admit her true feelings?

How to Find Love in a Book Shop is the delightful story of Emilia’s fight to keep her book shop alive, the customers whose lives she has touched – and the books they all love.

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Afternoon Tea at Home by Will Torrent

will-torrent-afternoon-tea-at-homeDeliciously indulgent recipes for sandwiches, savouries, scones, cakes and other fancies

Arranged by season, with extra chapters on a Classic afternoon tea as well as a Showstopper afternoon tea, Will showcases his no-nonsense approach to the key techniques involved in patisserie, baking, chocolate work, and serving savory dishes in 80 beautifully illustrated recipes. An invaluable source of inspiration, there are also six guest recipes from top restaurants and hotels, including The Ritz, The Dorchester, The Gramercy Tavern, The Berkeley, Les Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, and Harrods.

Starting with a brief history of afternoon tea and how it came to be such a British institution, Will then offers up store cupboard recipes for basic jams, spreads, butters, and curds – everything you might need to serve alongside a carefully planned afternoon tea. A real feast for the senses, this book will make you want to pull out all the stops and create your own gorgeous themed tea parties at home.

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About Hot Brands Cool Places, the online luxury lifestyle magazine

We are a well-established online luxury lifestyle magazine, and Directory of Leading Lifestyle and Travel Brands, celebrating our 10th anniversary year (2006-2016). Hot Brands, Cool Places is a vibrant and definitive collection of the hottest brands and the coolest places. With sources of exquisite gifts, elegant designs for the home, adorable childrenswear, beautiful accessories for brides, inspiring travel destinations and much more!

As well as interesting news and reviews, we also introduce you to an eclectic mix of boutique hotels, superb restaurants, specialist shops, and inspiring places to visit presented in a dynamic online environment where our visitors can find everything that they need to achieve the lifestyle that they desire.
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