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The Tuesday Twist: 6 February

The Tuesday Twist: 6 February

New loves, old flames, best pals....We have gifts for all!

With just over a week left until Valentine's Day you may be still looking for that perfect gift for someone you love. When it comes to significant others, you probably know how difficult it can be to come up with unique Valentine's gift ideas that aren't verging on corny. The task of finding something thoughtful but also something they will actually enjoy is our specialty! Whether you are celebrating your 1st Valentine's with your partner or your 50th we can help you find a romantic gift that will have a lasting impression! 
Our brushed metallic Personalised Photo Frames are a great way to show off your favourite romantic moments. Each frame is handmade in our Edinburgh based studio and engraved with your special text! 
Looking for a unique way to propose? Your significant other will be completely surprised to find that 'special question' on a charming photo frame! This is truly a Valentine's Day gift they will never forget!
We also have just the thing for a friendly 'Palentines'. Treat your friends to one of our adorable personalised decorations with your own special text or if you are having a Valentine's party be sure to check out our range of wine glass charms featuring hearts, lips and more! 
 
 

 Foodie Valentines

When it comes to giving Valentine's Day gifts, we certainly can't forget our foodie friends! Whether it's a romantic diner for two or a delightful Valentine inspired sweet treats you're after, these recipes are sure to hit their target!

Love Potion #9 Martini

 This adorable cocktail is a must try for adults! Not only does it taste delicious, the swirling potion effect and strawberry heart garnish make it look as if cupid himself has shaken this little beauty up!

Romantic Valentine's Dinner at Home

If you are looking for a sinfully delicious array of Valentine's treats for every taste, Embellishmints has just the article. From caprese stuffed chicken to spinach strawberry champagne salad, you will have no trouble creating a taste sensation for your loved one!
 
 

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The Tuesday Twist: 25 July

The Tuesday Twist: 25 July

With the warmer months in full swing, many of us are now embracing the great outdoors! Continuing our trend on all things nature, this week we explore everything from gardening tips to our newest floral inspired designs that bring a touch of nature inside the home without the upkeep!

  

Key Holders

Our range of garden-inspired key holders, sold exclusively on Not on the High Street, are intricately crafted from solid wood and acrylic. Each design comes in matt black or matt white with varying sizes to accommodate two, three or four keys. Personalise your design by adding a family name as well as individual names above each hook. 

New! Floral Photo Frames

Our personalised floral photo frames are sure to add a unique touch to any home! Each style is available in a 6 x 4 or 7 x 5 inch landscape frame in four brushed metallic finishes: Gold, Bronze, Pewter, and Champagne Silver.

Wooden Notebooks 

With over 15 designs to choose from, these stunning wooden notebooks make the perfect gift! Our newest additions feature cheery summery designs that are perfect for keeping track of all your gardening notes. With a refillable paper pad option, these notebooks can be used over and over again!

Grow a Green Thumb

We would all like to be known as a gardening guru, and with these clever tips you will be on your way to making your gardening experience that much easier and way more enjoyable.

We can't wait to try a few of our favourite tips from this article, 26 Insanely clever Gardening Tips you Should Know

A few of our favourite tips from this article have to be these:

  • There are tons of ways to start seeds, but one of the best methods is in an eggshell. The shell provides lots of nutrients your seeds need to get off to a good and healthy life!

  • Before planting your seeds, consider soaking them in chamomile tea. This will help promote growth and germination in the seeds, making them stronger when planted!

  • An easy way to stop soil from spilling out of the drain holes in your potted plants is to put a coffee filter in them. With a coffee filter at the bottom, your soil will stay inside while the water just soaks through it and out the hole! 

 

And speaking of coffee, did you know you can use your old coffee grounds in your garden? The saying 'Life Begins After Coffee' takes on a whole new literal meaning in this clever article courtesy of Your House & Garden.

 

 

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The Tuesday Twist: 18 April

The Tuesday Twist: 18 April

It's All About Baby!

Social media has been full of pictures welcoming new little bundles of joy into the world! Whether it's attending a baby shower, celebrating the birth of a new baby, or attending a christening, it's clear that baby season is in full swing!

Choosing the perfect gift for these blessed events can be a daunting task. Urban Twist offers a range of personalised products that really add a thoughtful touch to any celebration and make the perfect keepsakes.

   Personalised New Baby Photo Frame  

Sharing the News

Pregnancy is one of the biggest things that could possibly happen in a couple's life, so if you're gonna tell the world, do it with flare! How you announce your pregnancy is a chance to showcase your creativity and achieve that 'wow' moment. 

   

The Pregnant Chicken has compiled a list 60 awesome ways to announce a pregnancy....a must read for any expecting couple!

Ombré Love

A continuing trend this year, featured almost everywhere you turn, is the use of gradient or ombré. This colour transition from lighter to darker hues is a great solution if you just can't decide on just one particular shade. 

We just can't get enough of these baby gender themed desserts! Whether you are throwing a baby shower or celebrating a Christening, these ombre treats are sure to leave your guests smiling. 

 

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The Tuesday Twist: 11 April

The Tuesday Twist: 11 April

New Products! Personalised Photo Frames

This week we showcased two new additions to our popular personalised photo frame range!  Featuring either a delicate fern design or a lovely rose garden design, each frame is available in a gold, bronze, pewter or champagne silver brushed metallic finish.

Each self-standing frame is designed, assembled and engraved in-house at our Edinburgh studio! 

Check out our full range of personalised photo frames HERE.

 

Easter on Trend 2017

This weekend we celebrate all things Easter! Whether you will be dying Easter eggs, planning a visit from the Easter bunny or gathering for a religious service, we hope your festivities are safe and fun-filled!

Succulents are a major trend this year in both home and wedding decor. We love this idea, courtesy of The Succulent Source, of using dyed Easter eggs as a decorative plant holder! These little beauties are sure to brighten up your decor! 

If you will be dying Easter eggs this year, why not include some of this year's colour and design trends? From Nail Polish Marbling and Wooden Geometric Shapes to Metallic and Pantone eggs, this extensive list courtesy of Good Housekeeping is a must-read!


If you are looking to break from colourful plastic decor and brightly dyed eggs, this list of 20 Super Chic Easter Decor Ideas is sure to fill you with trendy inspiration!

  

Best Days Out with the Family 

With the kids being out of school, you might be looking for some fun things to do with the family this Easter. As the weather continues to warm, it's the perfect opportunity to get outside and soak up some sun! Our friends at VisitScotland.com have rounded up 37 fabulous 'days out' all across bonnie Scotland.

Check the list out HERE!

  

Traditional Celebrations

No Easter celebration would be complete without a feast of scrumptious foods! While traditional Easter recipes may vary from location, here in Scotland we have a few select favourites that grace our dinner tables each year.

 

If you are looking for a hearty main coarse that is keeping with tradition, a roast leg of lamb with garlic and rosemary is the perfect fit.


Try out this recipe courtesy of AllRecipes.co.uk: HERE

 

 

Another all-time-favourite that can be enjoyed year-round...and we here at the studio definitely do...are Hot Cross Buns. While it is common practise in many households to eat these buns on Good Friday, just how exactly did these sweet delights become an Easter tradition?

These warm doughy spiced breads are frequently adorned with raisins or currants and are marked with an icing cross pattern on the top. Some believed this showed the bread was “blessed” and had the power to ward off evil spirits. It is also thought that this cross pattern actually helped the bread to rise as well as contributed to the longevity of the bread by stopping it going mouldy or becoming stale so quickly. 



The actual history of these buns may extend as far back as Medieval times as twelfth century monks were said to have baked the buns on Good Friday in honour of the upcoming Easter holiday. 

The first reference to hot cross buns as we now know them, appeared during the 1730's with the popular rhyme:

"One-a-penny, two-a-penny, hot-cross buns “………..a penny for a larger bun or for two smaller ones." 

Click HERE to find out more about the history of hot cross buns and be sure to try your hand at the easy homemade recipe!

 

 

From all of us at the Urban Twist studio, we wish you a very fun-filled 'Hoppy' Easter! 

 

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