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Christmas Dec 2013

Gift Guide

Issue #1

Merry Christmas!

Including: *Recipe for Red Wine Chocolate Truffles *Pop Up Shop Poule de Luxe *Barnes Late Night Shopping Event 13th December

We’re Online!

You can now shop online at where you will find most of our gifts, homeware and furniture. We are hoping to expand the online shop over the coming year so please think of us when you’re next online and shop local. You can also buy and collect from the shop rather then paying for postage. Please visit:

All Get 10% off eware Gifts & Hom this Online with SHOP code: XMAS

Get 10% Off all gift and homeware online until the 24th December. Last day to make sure you parcel arrives before Christmas Day is the 16th. We can arrange for next day postal delivery please call us on: 020 8876 3383. Last day for next Day is the 21st December. You can always pay and collect from the shop which is of course free to do. We are open on Christmas Eve from 10am-4pm. Follow us on: Facebook & Twitter to get all the latests updates and discount codes.

For Her: Jersey Cotton Infinity Scarf, available in Vermillion, Grey, Mustard, Cyan £20. We also have a limited amount of printed scarves £22.

For Her: Annie Sun Leather Handbag £60

For the Home: Kew Gardens scented Candles at £10 each.

For the Home: Curl up by the Fire with this 100% Cotton throw. D: 185x138cm. £45 For Her: Angel Wing Earrings £12.50

For Her: Bracelet £17.50

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For the Home: LSA Tealight Holder with Candle £10

Christmas For Him: Shake Rattle and Roll Cocktail Shaker £45

For Him: Film Directors: beards and Glasses Print by Tommy Nagle £40 For Him (or Her): Leather Satchel, big enough to fit an 13 inch laptop. £76

For Him: Manscandle ‘Lady Luck’ Lemongrass & Thyme with a dash of Lady Luck £13.50

For Him: Bicycle Repair Kit £5 For the Home: Beautiful real Butterfly in a box frame by Ever so Flo £75

For Him: Elvis and Kresse Washbag, made from decomissioned fire hose! £55

uck D o t Head i For Fine Del d n o P te & a l o c Cho with Wine ff* o 10%

Red Wine Chocolate Truffles Recipe and Photography By Pastry Affair Yields 30-40 truffles *8 ounces (225 grams) high quality semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped *1/2 (120 ml) cup dry, red wine (Merlot or see recommendations below) *2 tablespoons (30 grams) butter, melted *1/2 cup (40 grams) cocoa powder Place the finely chopped chocolate in a small bowl. Set aside. In a small saucepan, bring the wine to a boil over mediumhigh. Remove from heat and pour wine over the chocolate. Let stand for 5 minutes to fully melt the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has completely melted and is silky smooth. Stir in the melted butter. Allow the chocolate to rest until it begins to firm up, about 30 to 45 minutes. Stir every 5 to 10 minutes. If the chocolate gets too hard, melt over a double boiler and repeat the cooling process. (Do not refrigerate or freeze the chocolate to shorten the cooling time. This will only result in truffles with an uneven texture). Place the cocoa powder in a small bowl. Using a spoon, pick up anywhere from a teaspoon to a tablespoon of chocolate (the amount will depend on how large you want your truffles) and roll it between your palms until it forms a sphere. Roll the truffle in the cocoa powder until it is completely covered. Place the truffle in a fine mesh strainer and shake to remove the excess cocoa powder. Set on a baking sheet to firm up. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 week (or in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 weeks). Bring the truffles back up to room temperature before serving. If the truffles have absorbed the cocoa powder, you can re-roll them before serving to give a more polished appearance. * Head to Duck Pond Deli (54 Barnes High Street) to get 10% off any fine choclate and wine when you mention The Perching Post’s Christmas Gift Guide. We’d recommend Malbec Alpataco- A succelent Red Wine from Argentia, £11.99 and for chocolate ,Willies CacoaMadagascan Black- 100% Sambirano Cacao. £5.95.

Poule de Luxe At The Perching Post Pop Up Shop From November to End of December 2013.

Poule de Luxe is a luxury British brand based in Barnes, specialising in beautiful pure silk dresses, silk lingerie and elegant linen nightwear. All of the garments are handmade in England to the highest standard and the silk is designed and printed in the UK. The silk dresses are perfect for any time of the year and would be excellent for any occassion. The cream linen nightgowns are made from 100% organic ivory linen and each gown is trimmed with beautiful Valencienne English cotton lace which is made in Derbyshire on machines dating back to 1814. We have a select collection of Poule de Luxe’s nightwear and silk dresses. They will be at the shop for a limited time only. We also have a special offer on the day wear dresses; Wrap Dress £350 now £250, Shift Dress £280 now £195. Silk Nightwear Chemise £130, Long Silk Night Dress £170. Cream Linen Night Dress from £100. Come in and see the items for yourself or visit:

Barnes Late mas t s i r h C t h g i N Shopping Event

Barnes Late Night Shopping Event 13th December 6pmCome to Barnes Village on Friday 13th December from 6pm-9pm for the annual late night Christmas shopping event. It’ll be a perfect time do some of your Christmas shopping and support your local shops. Many of the shops will be providing refreshments, and they’ll also be carol singers, musicians, a children’s fair and Father Christmas will be making a special visit to Rose House on the High Street!

At The Perching Post we will be donating 10% of our days takings to FISH Neighbourhood Care, who provide volunteer support, assistance and friendship to help maintain the independence of residents in Barnes, Mortlake and East Sheen. Please show your supprt and come along to the event. It promises to be a brilliant family evening out!

Thank you for reading The Perching Post’s Christmas Gift Guide. Please share, tweet, facebook and spread the word! Thank you for your continued support and we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Anna and Clare Sparshatt

The Perching Post Christmas Gift Guide 2013  

The Perching Post Christmas Gift Guide 2013, includes recipe from Pastry Affair, pop up shop Poule de Luxe and Barnes Late Night Shopping Ev...

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