Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The Ellie Ellie Blog has a new home!

The Ellie Ellie blog has found a new home on our website! 

We've moved house but our blog will still be giving you super events, gift ideas and sneak peeks at our new gifts and jewellery! 

Visit us in our new home >

We look forward to seeing you there and hope you love our new look! 

A gift for the globetrotters..

Embarking on a new adventure around the world or even closer to home is an exciting opportunity. We've got the perfect gift for someone who's going traveling on a gap year, or about to spend some time in a brand new place.

Our St Christopher Sterling Silver Travel Pendant features the Patron Saint of travel on the front and a beautiful image of a boat, train and aeroplane on the back - ideal for any voyager.

The pendant is a lovely symbol of good luck and safety for the recipient, a thoughtful gift to treasure before a happy and positive send off on their travels!

Sunday, 25 October 2015

National Pumpkin Day!

One of the best things about Autumn is celebrated around the world tomorrow  - Pumpkins! Whether you love to eat, carve or decorate yours, there's so many ways to enjoy them.

As well as being part of a recipe for several different foods such as soup and pie, pumpkins can be used in ways you might ever have imagined!

Why not try a a Pumpkin face mask? Whisk together 150g of Pumpkin and one egg, then add a splash of honey, mix all together and its ready to slather on. Leave for 15 minutes then rinse. The results will be a refreshed and healthy complexion!

Pumpkins can come in handy too - they can be used as an alternative flower pot! Lovely for autumnal flowers and they make a great decoration during Halloween.

Have you discovered any unusual ways to use a pumpkin?

Friday, 23 October 2015

Flashback Friday - Pumpkin Carving evening!

With all the excitement of Halloween approaching, we've been looking back at last year's activities which included a Pumpkin carving evening at Ellie Ellie's haunted HQ!

We began the evening by getting into the spirit with some yummy pumpkin soup, then rolled up our sleeves, got into teams and stuck in to the carving...

...after lots of hard work and concentration, these were the results - we think they're rather impressive! Which one is your favourite? 

If you've already been pumpkin carving or have one from past years that you're proud of, we'd love to see them!

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Simple Halloween party treats!

If you're hosting a Halloween party this year, you might be looking for some ideas for fun and interesting snacks for your guests. Not only do they get everyone in the spirit, they make a great addition to the theme and decorations!

Here are some of OUR favourite, easy to make spooky nibbles!

Banana ghosts and clementine pumpkins: With all the trick-or-treat sweets around, it's good to have a healthy option. They will only take a few minutes to put together. Simply chop up some bananas and add chocolate buttons and drops to give them ghostly faces! With clementines, just peel and squeeze a small stick of celery into the top!

Doughnut spiders:  Grab a few mini doughnuts from your local supermarket, and carefully use a knife to cut the curves off of a few pretzels, then just stick them into the doughnut as legs and add a couple of orange Chocolate Smart Beans for eyes!

Freaky Marshmallows: All you will need for these is some marshmallows, skewers, and a food decoration pen (whichever colour you like, but we think black or red will work best!). You can creative as you like - draw ghostly faces, mummies or zombies!

Do you have any recipes for spooky Halloween treats?

Friday, 16 October 2015

EE wears - Autumnal Seventies Style!

You might have already noticed some of the trends that are popping up this season, but one in particular strikes us. A nostalgic nod to the seventies is all the rage, and our Ellie Ellie wears this month is getting on board with the fun and quirky boho revival!

A mix of geo and floral print on this dress from Monsoon sets the mood perfectly for this look, and the right jewellery will look great against it, including our lovely Farthing Coin necklace!

In the Autumn chill, a floppy hat is the ideal accessory. Put on a pair of Wills ethically made brogue shoe boots for a stylish finishing touch to this folklore-inspired outfit!

Dress - Monsoon
Watch  - Ellie Ellie
Necklace - Ellie Ellie
Shoes - Wills London
Earrings - Ellie Ellie 

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Slindon Pumpkin Festival

There's only two weeks till Halloween, and a popular family tradition around this time of year is going out to find the biggest and best pumpkins to pick!

This year, look no further than Slindon in West Sussex - known as Britain's pumpkin capital!  At their annual festival we're sure you'll be impressed with what they have to offer...

The village is well know for its autumnal displays, and adopts a different theme each year to create fun and interesting collages using over 50 different types of pumpkin available to purchase! The late Ralph Upton grew pumpkins and squashes here for over 40 years and his son has since taken over, keeping the impressive pumpkins growing as strong as ever! 

It makes for a great family trip - the kids will be spoilt for choice with all the different shapes and colours! Halloween may just be once a year, but in the tiny village of Slindon this wonderful variety of pumpkins is celebrated at a huge scale, and now is the time to go! Find out more here.

Where do you go to pick your pumpkins?