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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