Christmas Pretty Doors With Banham

We all love beautiful interiors but nowadays it's not only about the inside of your home but also about Kerb appeal. The last few years there has been this growing trend with beautiful doors to make your home just as attractive on the outside as inside. It is for this reason that over on Instagram I created the account @prettydoortraits, professing my love for beautiful doors. I may be a little biased, but London certainly does do the best doors and especially around Christmas time. Pretty doors with a festive incentive always get me super excited this time of year.

It's for this reason that many turn to Banham for security as the home owners are usually interiors savvy who want everything to be beautiful, including their locks! Banham is the largest provider of security to homes in London and the South East - all those  pictures of beautiful homes on instagram are almost always a Banham-secured home!

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Their founder invented the first automatic door bolt which has led to the iconic Banham lock today. Their keys are also iconic in London - they have a key patenting service which means no Banham key can be copied without the registered homeowners approval.

They take great pride in their design and aesthetics of their products, in keeping with interior design trends, with Locks and door accessories available in an array of finishes to compliment your home door. Overall Banham are not just a security brand but a household name in London and very much fits in with interior design.

For a chance to win a door makeover by Banham, make sure to visit my Instagram account @ariannasdaily for a chance to win!

Pasta B: Singaporian Food In The Heart Of Milan

Being the food lover that I am, I'm constantly on the look out for authentic delicious food while discovering new cities. So when I got invited to try out Singaporean food with a fusion twist in the heart of Milan, I simply couldn't refuse. Welcome to Pasta B, a small laid back restaurant with reminiscence of China town, just moments away from il Duomo in Milan.

Known for their famous Singapore style dumplings I promise you wont be left disappointed. Grilled, steamed or boiled are the different cooking styles for their wide selection of dumplings completely hand made, enriched with different and tasty fillings to melt in your palate...

It was a totally pleasant evening and not only was the food at the highest of standards but so was the service. Friendly, courteous, they truly made you feel at home.

During the evening we tried a few dishes of their signature dim sums in all variations. I can see why these are incredibly popular and trust me when I say they are damn good! I highly recommend the pan fried dim sums, simply divine! We also tried various noodle dishes, I was a total fan of their thai style stir fried noodles - a definite must if you like it slightly spicy!

A little history lesson...

In 1989 on Singapore’s Chinatown, the Han’s opened the Jing Hua Xiao Chi, a place specialised on preparing dumplings. In no time whatsoever long queues formed outside the place and the customers were left satisfied with the Han’s home made noodles and dumplings.

The Jing Hua menu has remained untampered ever since it was created on the restaurant at Neil Road in Singapore, where a brief selection of high quality dishes can be found, the ones that distinguish the Han family's Jing Hua. As it is tradition, also at Pasta B Milano all of their products are thoughtfully made by hand with great care and passion.

So there you have it, authenticity in the heart of Milan.

PS. Make sure to try out their cocktails, they are soooooo good! 

Winter Trends: How To Style Blush Pink

As we enter into the winter months and the nights draw in, pink continues to be one of the biggest colour trends of the year. Inspired by this trend, I did use a beautiful blush sofa for  a recent styling shoot I did. While I am still dreaming about owning a pink sofa of my own, I will make do by gathering inspiration and trying to convince the other half. 

Many make the mistake of thinking that pink is only a summer colour, but to the contrary. Pink or blush, is definitely making a statement this winter too. It’s a lot more versatile than you first might think and can be used in a variety of ways which will help brighten up any room. The gorgeous velvet sofa in the picture above and below is the Bailey sofa, available from DFS and it is so luxurious.

Create a warm and soft environment by pairing your blush sofa with clean white walls and touches of grey - pink, blush or even bolder fuchsia tones will create a warm, calm yet vibrant living space. Accessorise with some fake fur or velvet cushions and throws and you’ve got a stylish winter haven. 

The gorgeous sofa above is called 'Opera' and is also available from DFS. They really do have a great selection of pink sofas if in doubt. 

So have I convinced you yet? Are you a pink sofa lover like me? I vow that one day I will be the happy owner of one...

This post was in collaboration with DFS, all views are my own.