Halloween Recipe: Lime Slime Chocolate Cupcakes!

Oct 27

Surprise your guests with these cute fudgy chocolate cupcakes. They may look like pure chocolate on the outside, but inside is a surprise zingy slime-like lime curd filling. They’re a simple Halloween treat that are perfect for a party. It might be a good idea to hand them out with a plate, as they are quite messy to eat!

Find the recipe here


Lime Slime Cupcakes

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Halloween & Bonfire Night Instagram Challenge!

Oct 21

If you’re a budding food photographer, or just enjoy swamping your Instagram followers with foodie photos, then you’ll love what will be happening on my Instagram (sam_stern) over the next two weeks.

Over Halloween and Bonfire Night I’m going to be holding a daily photo challenge over on Instagram. All you have to do is snap one photo a day between Monday 26th October and Sunday 8th October that fits with that day’s theme. All the themes can be found in the image below!

Over the course of the challenge I’ll be sharing any images that catch my attention on Facebook and Twitter, so make sure you’ve liked the page, and are following @sam_stern on Twitter to see if your image gets a shout out.

Also make sure to tag your photos with #SSFoodPhotoChall, and mention @sam_stern in the caption when you post them on Instagram.

Looking forward to seeing all your snaps!

Halloween and Bonfire Night Instagram Challenge

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Luxury Watches

Oct 17

Things To Note before Investing In Luxury Watches

Not only does a luxury watch serve as a way to tell time, but it also works as a long-term investment. Having a luxury watch is a stylish addition to your wardrobe. Wearing a luxury watch on the wrist tells a lot about your success and status in the community. It is a beautiful accessory that serves more than one purpose.


Have you been looking for a beautiful luxury watch for your wrist?  But where do you start, and how do you know you’re getting a quality watch? Buying a luxury watch is a big purchase, and you want to make sure you get the best timepiece for you. Check out these replica watches.


There are so many aspects to consider and a lot of features to look for when purchasing a luxury watch. However, it’s essential to take your time and find the right watch that matches your personality and lifestyle. The watch service offers meticulous repairs and restoration, ensuring your luxury watches remain in pristine condition. Their expertise guarantees that every intricate detail of your watch is cared for with precision and skill, preserving its value and beauty for years to come.


In this article, we’re going to discuss ten essential things and factors you need to consider before buying a luxury watch.

Set Your Budget For Your Luxury Watch

front view of Bvlgari Solotempo Ref. 102977 watch

The first step when planning to buy a luxury watch is to decide how much you are willing to spend. There are so many luxury watch brands to choose from, including Rolex, Omega, Longines, and more.  With so many choices, we know it can be a little overwhelming to pick just one, especially if you are new to the world of luxury watches.


The price of these watches varies from thousands of dollars to tens of thousand of dollars. You should get something that fits in your budget and preference of brand. Most brands will carry a range of watches from different price points.


You should compare the prices of luxury timepieces before you pick the one for you. There are watches like Bvlgari Diagono, IWC Ingenieur, and Rolex Day-Date which have almost the same features but different prices. We suggest you take a little time before making your purchase. After all, an investment such as a luxury watch shouldn’t be rushed.

Go For Trusted Brand With Good Retention Value

front view of Omega Seamaster watch

When thinking of the designer or luxury brand to purchase, there are two key vital things to look at. The first is the brand’s history as well as current retail value.


The second thing to note is if the brand is expected to increase in value in the future. Generally, things to take into account include brand name and the decrease or increase in demand for the particular luxury watches in recent years.


Brands like Rolex, IWC, Longines, Omega, Patek Philippe, Zenith, Hamilton and more are famous from years for their Swiss watchmaking process. So, you can trust these brands for buying luxury watch.

Pay Attention To The Wrist Fit Of The Watch

front view of Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust watch

Watches that fit your wrist nicely are the key to your overall look and style.  If you have an overall bigger build, you can buy a luxury watch with a big dial and strong attractive watch faces. Too small watch on the heavy wrist can look dainty and too casual for daily wear.


For women who have a small wrist, a watch measuring 32mm is the best option to buy. A watch that is too large on slim hands can look overly utilitarian.


Luxury watches come in a variety of shapes and sizes so pick the one that suits your wrist perfectly. If you want 41mm watch then Bell & Ross Vintage is for you, or if you like to have 28mm watch then you can go for Rolex Lady Datejust.

Choose A Watch Style That Suits Your Personality

front view of Tudor Style Automatic Ref. 12503-0001 watch

When you are planning to buy a luxury piece for your wrist, make sure it matches your personality and complements your work style.


You can find a watch that is versatile enough and suits every outfit or situation, similar to the Tudor Style Automatic that is in the market for years. Something minimal and classic looks best on your wrist.


Think about a gold-coloured face that is easy to read with limited complications, one simple crown, and an 18kt gold band that goes with every outfit.

Gain Knowledge About The Movements Of  The Watch

Most luxury watches come with mechanical movements, and these are often preferred over the quartz movement.

What Is Mechanical Movement In Watches?

These are masterfully crafted movements that consist of small and intricate components working seamlessly together. They require precise watchmaking skills from Swiss watchmakers and receive energy from a wound spring within the movement.


Further, mechanical watches are of two types –  automatic and manual.

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Envelope Chicken Pie

Oct 11

These are super easy pies, perfect for quick weeknight cooking. Using puff pastry to make these pies means there’s no faffing around squeezing shortcrust into tins. This recipe makes two individual pies, but you can skip dividing the pastry block up and make one big pie to feed two, or double the recipe for four. Alternatively make two pies – one to eat now and one to freeze for another night. If you want to bulk your pies out even more add some leek, or mushrooms.

Find the recipe here

Chicken Pie

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