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Aldi is selling a kitchen aid like Zoella’s for £260 less

If you’re still seething over how beautiful (and expensive..) some of Zoella’s homeware stuff is, this latest offering from Aldi has come at just the right time.

Because while you might not have £329.99 to fork out on an official branded Kitchen Aid, Aldi’s metallic version looks like it could’ve come straight out of Zoe Sugg and Alfiee Deyes’ incredible new Brighton home.

BUY NOW Ambiano Classic Stand Mixer, £64.99, Aldi.

Part of a wider baking range, which is available in stores and online, the kitchen is over £260 cheaper than the original version, at just £64.99.

Available in four colours, including Champagne and Pearlescent Cream) and with six-speed rotary control, this stand mixer will make you want to whip up a batch of cupcakes (or at least try..) asap, especially when you consider how GREAT it’ll look in your kitchen.

So what if you only use it once and then just stare at it longingly/use it as storage for the rest of time?

Also available in the Aldi baking range is a waffle maker (£19.99, Aldi), digital scales (£6.99, Aldi), mixing bowls (£9.99) and retro baking accessories (from £3.99).

Race you (and YouTubers all over the country) down the aisle.

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Aldi is selling a kitchen aid like Zoella’s for £260 less

If you’re still seething over how beautiful (and expensive..) some of Zoella’s homeware stuff is, this latest offering from Aldi has come at just the right time.

Because while you might not have £329.99 to fork out on an official branded Kitchen Aid, Aldi’s metallic version looks like it could’ve come straight out of Zoe Sugg and Alfiee Deyes’ incredible new Brighton home.

BUY NOW Ambiano Classic Stand Mixer, £64.99, Aldi.

Part of a wider baking range, which is available in stores and online, the kitchen is over £260 cheaper than the original version, at just £64.99.

Available in four colours, including Champagne and Pearlescent Cream) and with six-speed rotary control, this stand mixer will make you want to whip up a batch of cupcakes (or at least try..) asap, especially when you consider how GREAT it’ll look in your kitchen.

So what if you only use it once and then just stare at it longingly/use it as storage for the rest of time?

Also available in the Aldi baking range is a waffle maker (£19.99, Aldi), digital scales (£6.99, Aldi), mixing bowls (£9.99) and retro baking accessories (from £3.99).

Race you (and YouTubers all over the country) down the aisle.

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Anne Spalding, 86: Reporter, activist was ‘a woman ahead of her time’

She developed a love of books in childhood, reading Robert Louis Stevenson’s poems by the streetlight beams in her bedroom window, her family said. She graduated from Glynn Academy in Brunswick as the Class of 1948 salutatorian. She attended Stephen College in Columbia, Mo., for two years before enrolling at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in political science, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1952.

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Analyzing Liberty Interactive Corp (LINTA) & Liberty Interactive Corporation (QVCA)

Liberty Interactive Corp (NASDAQ: LINTA) and Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ:QVCA) are both cyclical consumer goods services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Liberty Interactive Corp and Liberty Interactive Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Liberty Interactive Corp and Liberty Interactive Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Liberty Interactive Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Liberty Interactive Corp.

Institutional Insider Ownership

88.9% of Liberty Interactive Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 10.7% of Liberty Interactive Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Liberty Interactive Corp and Liberty Interactive Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Liberty Interactive Corporation has a consensus target price of $29.57, indicating a potential upside of 33.99%. Given Liberty Interactive Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Liberty Interactive Corporation is more favorable than Liberty Interactive Corp.

Summary

Liberty Interactive Corporation beats Liberty Interactive Corp on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Liberty Interactive Corp

Liberty Interactive Corporation owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are primarily engaged in the video and online commerce industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Its principal businesses and assets include its subsidiaries QVC, Inc. (QVC), zulily, llc (zulily) and and Evite, Inc. (Evite). The Company’s segments include QVC, zulily, and Corporate and other. Evite is an online invitation and social event planning service on the Web. As of December 31, 2016, QVC marketed and sold a range of consumer products primarily through live merchandise-focused televised shopping programs distributed to approximately 362 million households each day and through its Websites, including QVC.com, and other interactive media, such as mobile applications. Zulily’s merchandise includes women’s, children’s and men’s apparel, children’s merchandise and other products, such as kitchen accessories and home decor.

About Liberty Interactive Corporation

Liberty Interactive Corporation owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies, which are primarily engaged in the video and online commerce industries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Company operates in North America, Europe and Asia. Its principal businesses and assets include its subsidiaries QVC, Inc. (QVC), zulily, llc (zulily) and and Evite, Inc. (Evite). The Company’s segments include QVC, zulily, and Corporate and other. Evite is an online invitation and social event planning service on the Web. As of December 31, 2016, QVC marketed and sold a range of consumer products primarily through live merchandise-focused televised shopping programs distributed to approximately 362 million households each day and through its Websites, including QVC.com, and other interactive media, such as mobile applications. Zulily’s merchandise includes women’s, children’s and men’s apparel, children’s merchandise and other products, such as kitchen accessories and home decor.

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Feldspar Market Segments, Opportunity, Growth and Forecast By End-use Industry 2017 to 2027

Feldspar is the name given to a group of minerals distinguished by the presence of alumina and silica (SiO2) in their chemistry. This group includes aluminum silicates of soda, potassium, or lime. It is the single most abundant mineral group on Earth.  Feldspar mineral account for an estimated 60% of exposed rocks, as well as soils, clays, and other unconsolidated sediments, and are principal components in rock classification. The minerals included in this group are the orthoclase, microcline and plagioclase Feldspars. Feldspar is also used as fillers in various industrial applications. A product such as paints, plastics and rubbers utilize feldspar as fillers and extenders. Feldspar helps product such as paints, plastics, etc. to achieve qualities such as high chemical inertness, high resistance to abrasion, excellent ability to disperse, table pH levels, high resistance to the frosting, wonderful refractive index, etc. Over the forecast period, it is anticipated that the market will exhibit a good CAGR.

The primary factor for the growth of feldspar is that it is used to make dinnerware, bathroom, and building tiles. In ceramics and glass production, feldspar is used for flux. Flux is a material which when added to other host material lowers the melting temperature. Products such as dinnerware, ceramics, bathroom and building tiles are in high demand across the globe. Various new projects are booming across the globe owing to new plans adopted to develop infrastructure and economic corridors. Such projects lead to high demand for various ancillary products, which are base out of feldspar. Feldspar is also used as an essential ingredient in different enamel compositions. It triggers to rule out the defects and bring beautiful neatness to the final product. It develops beautiful shine and neatness to ceramic tile glaze, electrical porcelain, enamel frits, sanitaryware, ceramic glazes and tableware, etc. such distinguishable property of feldspar makes it necessary raw material for the industries mentioned above. Growth and expansion of industries are on momentum across countries, with the rise in demand from the consumer for better and improved product. Such industries will seek feldspar for manufacturing of their products. Such factors will help in fueling the growth of feldspar marketglobally. The Recent ban on mining due to its negative impact on the environment, miner’s safety issues are few possible restraints for the growth of feldspar market.

Based on the end user industry, Feldspar market can be segmented into: Decorative, Construction and Electrical

Based on the geographic regions, global Feldspar market is segmented into seven key market segments namely North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific, Japan, and the Middle East Africa. Among the regions mentioned above, APEJ will dominate the Feldspar market over the forecast period. The countries such as China, India, and South Korea will be the key contributor to the growth of feldspar market. In recent few years, due to reason such as reform in economic policy and development plans APEJ region is witnessing high growth in construction, the establishment of new projects, which will trigger the growth of feldspar market. North America and Western Europe region will come next to APEJ on growth of feldspar market. Even though they are next to APEJ for feldspar market but these region are the first movers in introducing feldspar for various manufacturing. In Eastern Europe, the market of feldspar has also gathered momentum in recent years. MEA and Latin America market is largely dependent on imports of various products, but it is anticipated that over the forecast period Feldspar market will witness a period of growth.

The major players identified in the global Feldspar derivatives market includes: Sunminerals, Feldspar, Pacer Corporation and Imerys Ceramics

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Essential utensils: Hay teams up with Frederik Bille Brahe on kitchen range

Ask a well-seasoned chef to list his kitchen essentials, and you’re apt to learn about a few new tools; ask Danish brand Hay, and you’re bound to get a dose of eye-pleasing colour, play, and texture. You can expect that very combination of elements from the newly launched Hay Kitchen Market – an extensive collection of more than 200 wares produced in collaboration with Danish chef Frederik Bille Brahe.

The rising culinary talent behind the celebrated Copenhagen restaurant Atelier September (and younger brother to the fine jeweller Sophie Bille Brahe), Brahe first collaborated with Hay co-founder and accessories director Mette Hay on a pop-up café at last year’s Salone del Mobile, a project that inspired them to consider design items for the kitchen more deeply.

Launched exclusively with the MoMA Design Store this week and available throughout this year, the resulting products speak equally to a well-travelled, workaday gourmand as they do to a chic, no-fuss sensibility.

The Hay Kitchen Market collection includes an assortment of sponges

Curated with an eye for utility and visual intrigue, the everyday items include steel picnic containers inspired by Indian tiffins, hand-blown Moroccan glasses, an Italian hamburger press, and Japanese scourer sponges in metallic patterns and playful shapes, alongside selected items by designers George Sowden, Clara Von Zweigbergk, and others.

Designed (and priced) to be mixed and matched, the eclectic tabletop pieces feature enamelware in marbleised patterns and Hay’s signature for subdued, Memphis-inflected palette of bold and pastel hues; scallop-edged vases and tumblers; and cutlery in gold and silver tones.

Befitting the occasion, celebrants toasted the launch with a dinner fashioned by Brahe at the Nolita restaurant De Maria. The dishes, naturally, were served on the newly launched designs – surely a feast for the eyes as well as mouth. 

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MOMA, FOOD DRINK, KITCHENS, HAY

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11 Tips For Planning And Hosting The Best Dinner Party

For many of us, kids are back in school, the air is becoming crisper, days are becoming shorter and our thoughts turn from backyard bbq parties to cozy dinner parties indoors. To help us plan the best dinner parties, Monelle Totah, proprietor and founder of Hudson Grace, a lifestyle brand with several stores throughout California, and Bradley Odom, founder and principal of Dixon Rye, a lifestyle shop and interior design studio in Atlanta, Georgia, share their best tips on how to throw a great dinner party as well as holiday helpful tips.

Hudson Grace

Monelle Totah, proprietor of Hudson Grace, recommends preparing and serving southern dishes like Jambalaya, Gumbo, or Etouffee in big oversized white bowls for impact.

Monelle Totah’s Tips for Throwing a Great Dinner Party

  1. Plan it out. Planning out the menu in advance in an important part of the planning process. Totah recommends asking guests if they have any food allergies first and then keeping the menu simple so you can enjoy the evening, too. She often makes southern dishes like Jambalaya, Gumbo, or Etouffee because they are easy to make ahead, delicious and always a crowd pleaser. She enjoys serving them in big oversized white bowls, too, for impact.
  2. Set the table. Setting the table is more than just placing plates and glassware. Be creative and incorporate unique branches or seasonal fruit on the table. “Lemon trees are loaded in California right now,” she says,  “and we are filling big bowls with lemons and branches.” A good tip is to start with a white tablecloth and layer the dinnerware, glasses, flatware. “Linen napkins are the pop of color and helps set the mood,” she adds.
  3. Dim the lights. Lighting plays an important role when it comes to ambiance. “Dim the lights and light lots of candles for the perfect setting,” Totah recommends. “Unscented candles where food is being served, beautiful scented candles throughout the other rooms, starting in the entry to welcome your guests to the powder room and living room can leave a beautiful memory of the evening.” Don’t forget lighting hurricanes outside as they add a beautiful glow to the evening.
  4. Create a signature cocktail. When it comes to drinks, consider creating a signature cocktail for the evening. Her partner Gary McNatton is enjoying sidecars these days while Totah admits she’s favoring martinis. “Any cocktail in a martini glass add a touch of sophistication and cool,” she says. Don’t forget the mocktail for guests who aren’t partaking that evening.
  5. Mind the playlist! Music playing in the background becomes the soundtrack of the evening and makes for a great party. “The more energized the party gets, the louder the music can go,” she says.
  6. Totah’s final tip is to always have fun. “It’s a party, no matter how big or small!”

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Bradley Odom recommends bringing the outdoors in when considering decor. “Nature provides the best decoration,” he says.

Bradley Odom’s Tips for Holiday Planning

  1. Stay rooted in nature. “Nature provides the best decoration,” says Odom. “And in the South, you don’t have to travel very far to find magnolia, holly or other greenery that is perfect for a tablescape.”
  2. Timeless pieces transcend trend. “Trends come and go, but you can’t go wrong with a good class hurricane, be it classic or modern,” he adds. “Pieces that have this timeless quality will become heritage pieces that you look forward to seeing all the holiday seasons to come.”
  3. Mix is not mess. Odom realizes that sometimes we avoid using ornaments from our childhood, or ones that were passed down. He says we’re permitted to mix the old with the new. “If mixing ornaments on a tree isn’t your thing, group a few collections with common characteristics to display in few other settings in your home,” he recommends.
  4. Spare is not bare. “Avoid the urge to over decorate,” Odom cautions. “A good spruce tree with lights go a long way and is perfect for the person who is just starting and may not have collected ornaments yet.”
  5. Common threads create cohesiveness. “Finding a common thread and weaving it throughout creates cohesiveness around any source of inspiration,” he notes. “We were inspired by a collection of top hats that give this feel of old world luxury and loved this taffeta table skirt in this unexpected burnt orange. We then carried these common themes and color through with old world African beads and bold orange tape.”

Now, who’s ready to throw a party?

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