Few things are more deserved than putting a date in the diary to spend with your girl friends – it’s not an indulgence: it’s a necessity. After a busy Summer of holidays and weddings, Autumn is the perfect time for a catch-up with close ones over a cosy evening at home.
A warm welcome
A night in with the girls should be all about comfort – after a Summer of formal dresses and high heels, an evening of soft, luxurious loungewear is just what’s needed. Make the theme of the evening ‘decadent cosiness’ with our whisper-soft Cashmere Jumper, luxe Knitted Joggers and comfy Cashmere Socks. Even better, tell your friends to bring their PJs and go for all-out relaxation in our new Jersey Piped Pyjamas for an evening of story swapping – we’re never too old for a sleepover.
Don’t forget a girly get-together always requires some liquid refreshment – use our elegant Belmond Champagne Flutes to greet friends with a glass of fizz and, later, indulge in a warming glass of red in our rustic, goblet-shaped Elgin Wine Glasses.
Autumn is a wonderful time of year to treat your friends to nourishing, seasonal warmers. Use our Porto Heart Oven Dish to serve a delicious toad-in-the-hole – we have a delectable recipe in our new Autumn Inspiration Edit (request your copy here, if you haven’t seen it yet). Serve a hearty side portion of roasted root vegetables for the perfect healthy accompaniment.
For a sweet ending to your meal, a home-baked apple and blackberry crumble in our Porto Roaster is just the thing. The deep-dish style means you can pack in plenty of delicious fruity filling. Top with vanilla custard and prepare for a brief pause in conversation, while your guests become otherwise occupied…
You’ll be spreading the love even further with heart-shaped pieces from the Porto collection, as 10% of all profits will be donated to Chrissie’s White Heart Foundation.
Set a fire and light your Autumn Candle to lend your living room a beautiful flickering light and seasonal fragrance. The gloriously floral and fruity scent is a crisp combination of notes of pear, quince and apricot blended with musk and amber – bring the outdoors inside with this stunning, subtle scent your friends will love.
There’s no better end to an evening with friends than to sit back and watch a feel-good movie together – and the original Bridget Jones film is hard to beat. Snuggle up on the sofa under one of our throws, such as soft Markham, or chunky Harris: not only will you feel like you’ve invited an old friend along to your evening, but it’ll prepare you perfectly for the latest instalment – Bridget Jones’s Baby – which is released on 16th September.
Discover more of our latest Autumn arrivals here.