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Hot Brands Cool Places - The Festive Issue Dec 2016

Hot Brands Cool Places – Festive Celebrations – December 2016

Welcome to our Festive issue packed full of gift ideas for friends, family and the home.

This year we have been promoting the slow route, taking time to savour things, and in this issue we have a feature about Planning a Calm Festive Celebration! to help take some of the stress out of the holiday.

If you are planning a last-minute getaway, or are looking ahead to next year’s holidays we have plenty of suggestions in  our Festive Escapes. We also have a special selection of special venues if you are planning a wedding, or special event in 2017.

We have reviews of our Top 10 Books for all the family and our Winter Beauty Round-up, full of gorgeous gifts.

As it is our 10th Year Anniversary this month, I have had a look back over the ten years in an interview, and as this is our last magazine for 2016 we would like to say a huge thank you not just for this year, but for the last ten years, to everyone who has contributed to our magazines throughout the years, to the fabulous companies in our Directory, the authors and the PR/publicity teams who always respond to our requests so promptly, and to YOU, our wonderful readers who always give us such positive feedback. We wish you all a very happy festive holiday and a peaceful and happy 2017.

Kaye, Louise and the whole Hot Brands Cool Places team xxx

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Hot Brands Cool Places Autumn Living

Hot Brands Cool Places – Autumn Living – Nov 2016

Welcome to our latest magazine, as the days grow shorter, we have a fabulous collection of ideas and suggestions for your home to help you snuggle up and feel the warmth. This year is our 10th Anniversary, so in this issue and in our Festive issue we will be interviewing some of our member companies and friends who are also celebrating 10 years this year. In this issue we interview: Tina Mahony & Simon Ingham, Founders of Go Modern Charlie Whinney, Founder of Charlie Whinney Studio, Val Marshall, Founder of The Natural Rug Company.

We also have a fabulous collection of books in this issue, providing inspiration for your home and a delightful selection of crafting books, as well as our usual beauty round-up. Enjoy!

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Chocolate by Pierre Hermé & Sergio Coimbra

Front cover of Pierre Hermé ChocolateSynopsis:Nicknamed the “Picasso of Pastry” by Vogue magazine, master pâtissier Pierre Hermé has revolutionized traditional pastry-making. Insatiably creative, in this new volume Hermé returns to his first passion–chocolate. Retracing his longstanding love affair with the versatile cacao bean, this work reveals daring creations that display the celebrated pastry chef’s signature innovative style, which has transformed the realm of pâtisserie. It includes thirty-five recipes, from original combinations such as chocolate, banana, and ginger cake or chocolate and lemon madeleines, to rich, iconic desserts like his Infiniment Chocolat Baba Cake, Infiniment Chocolat Macaron, or yuzu-flavored Éclair Azur. Following an intense, synergetic collaboration with photographer Sergio Coimbra, this unique book pays homage to the purity and simplicity of chocolate and its diverse forms and textures. Under Coimbra’s lens, every facet of chocolate is captured in its essence, tempting the reader to enjoy the myriad delights that constitute Pierre Hermé’s extraordinary chocolate repertoire.

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Hot Brands Cool Places Verdict
This book is absolutely stunning, the imagery is sublime, and the recipes mouth-wateringly delicious. There is no better way to celebrate Chocolate Week than with this beautifully innovative book. Pierre Hermé’s Chocolate is a book to delight, and kept as a cherished possession and then handed down from generation to generation. Highly Recommended.

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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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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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