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Every woman’s fantasy


Cake maker, Frances Cooley, has created every woman's ultimate fantasy – designer shoes and handbags made from chocolate. Mrs Cooley, who runs Clifton Cakes in Bristol, can barely keep up with demand despite the £25.95 price tag. She said: ''People are wowed about them because it's the perfect gift for a woman – chocolate and stiletto shoes put together.” Frances started her company twelve years ago after leaving her career as a graphic designer to pursue her passion for chocolate. The mother-of-


Introducing the


Urban Wellness range Bring the aromas of a blissful Thai spa to the home with Sranrom’s range of luxurious natural body products. Consumers can choose from 5 exquisite blends. Calm Down is a refreshingly sharp scented herbal blend of lemongrass and kaffir lime, which help to clear headaches, soothe nerves and ease stress. Clear Mind is a calming aroma infused with sweet basil, which is said to be particularly effective in waking the mind and


two heads the successful business from a stylish cafe and work shop, supplying Fenwick's UK, Bloomingdales and Harvey Nichols in Dubai as well as stores in Paris, Milan and Madrid. To create the mouth- watering footwear the designs are piped into the mould and then filled with tempered Belgian chocolate. Each shoe is finished with handcrafted frills and rosettes. New for 2012 are hats and hearts. For further information please telephone 0117 904 1112, email frances@cliftoncakes.co.uk or visit www.chocorico.co.uk


steadying the nerves. Feel Good is a minty cool, sharp smelling essential oil blend, which instantly uplifts and refreshes. It is made with Thai peppermint and spearmint oils, which help ease nervous exhaustion, tension and faintness. Sleep Tight is a sweet smelling blend derived from the essential oils of white champaca and ylang ylang flowers, both of which have a soothing effect. Get Lively is a vibrantly aromatic essential oil cocktail, which blends the invigorating


properties of lime with warming ginger. For further information please email ian@sranrom.co.uk or visit www.sranrom.co.uk


VICTORIA EGGS SCOOPS GIFT OF THE YEAR


Homewares, gift and clothing specialist, Victoria Eggs, has picked up the Gift of the Year 2012 Award in the Made in the UK category for her ‘Things British’ collection, which includes ‘Airifx London’ mugs, tea towels and bags; ‘English Dinner’ tea towels; and ‘London Tube Stops’ tea towels. The collection was also named runner up in the Celebrating Britain category. The company


will be launching a range of new products and designs in April including aprons, oven mitts, a Scottish Dinner design and a limited edition Jubilee tea towel produced in conjunction with The Tea Shed. Catch them at Pulse 2012, stand D40. For further information please telephone 020 7704 2840, email victoria@victoriaeggs.co.uk or visit www.victoriaeggs.co.uk


Taisir Gibreel Taisir Gibreel is a UK-based textile designer who designs and makes luxurious silk scarves under the same name for independent retailers and stockists throughout the globe. Her collections are based on original hand drawings of rural and urban Scottish landscapes and are designed to celebrate colour, culture and diversity, reflecting her own Sudanese background and heritage. A graduate of Duncan and Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, Taisir is passionate about British design and craftsmanship, producing all of her fashion accessories in the UK. These luxurious silk scarves are available in a wide varity of colours, patterns and designs and are focused on quality and design. The products reflect Taisir’s background of eclectic cultural fusion and are set against the colours shapes and textures of the Scottish Highlands. For further information please telephone 07947 959 926,


email taisir@taisirgibreel.co.uk or visit www.taisirgibreel.co.uk


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