Wild Card Weekend Round-Up

It’s time for the weekend round-up from Wild Card and guess what, we’ve stayed true to our word – no mention of the Royal B-word!

Cronuts

First townies (tart and brownies) and now there is also a new take on the traditional French pastry. Has the baking world gone (cro)nuts? Although we must say we like the sound of Dominique Ansel’s creation and if they really are going on Craigslist for 10 times their RRP – they must live up to the hype!

http://on.ft.com/16UV0gz

Olympic reminiscing

It seems like July is the month to exert your patriotism (baby, who is having a baby!?), as it was only this time last year that we were cheering on Britain in the Olympic ceremony whilst also wondering ‘what on earth is going on in Danny Boyle’s mind?’ In Saturday’s Daily Telegraph Weekend supplement, we were able to reminisce about the highs of London 2012, whilst also reading Matthew Norman’s interview with Lord Coe.

http://bit.ly/14yE7Mz

How to complain in a restaurant

Ever felt like you really didn’t deserve to pay £7 for stale bread but still found it extremely embarrassing to complain? Well now you needn’t worry, you can complain properly! The Observer have made a nifty ‘How to’ guide on complaining in restaurants. Note: Be clear, be concise, be calm. Know your onions. Don’t go fishing for freebies.

http://bit.ly/15C9djk

Wellness in the home

With clients such as Villeroy & Boch Bathrooms and Hästens luxury beds, it was no surprise this article caught our eye. Developers have now created a home which is so dedicated to providing the upmost care, it has a mechanism in the showers which disperses vitamins rather than chlorine!

http://thetim.es/16UZAeK

Gourmet camping

Forget the tinned beans and pot noodles – Josh Sutton tells you how to create a gourmet masterpiece when camping this summer. With fresh fish, stews and pancakes on the menu, we thoroughly recommend this read in the Telegraph. These recipes will certainly impress gifts!

http://bit.ly/19dE7DX   

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