Mistral Musings

Autumn Reads 08/10/2019

The Perfect Autumn Reads

There’s nothing better when the days are getting shorter (and cooler) to snuggle up on the sofa in your betty jeans and slouchy jumper with a hot chocolate, some snacks and a really good read and just become totally immersed. I’ve challenged myself to a technology free weekend next weekend and to immerse myself in a really good book, are you up for the challenge too?  Ignore the facebook bleeps and get stuck in. So I’ve chosen Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, the follow up to the Handmaid’s Tale, I have... Read More

Cake 01/10/2019

Celebrating a love of coffee (and cake) on international coffee day

Hands up! Who doesn’t love the smell and taste of coffee? There are so many choices now – espresso, cappuccino, iced, flat white… Some days I wish I could be hooked up to an IV that provided me with a constant flow of coffee! Not sure my colleagues would appreciate a hyperactive coffee powered beast though. (We’ve included our top 5 favourite recipes throughout this blog which we hope you will enjoy making, and eating!) Don’t you just adore curling up on a cold, wet day with the rain beating... Read More


Autumn’s officially here – what’s hot right now?

With Autumn officially here and many of the catwalk events coming to an end we’ve taken a look at some of the Autumn/Winter season trends coming to the fore that can be worn day to day and provide you with Mistral options to update your wardrobe now. Colours Sunny yellows and bright colours shone out as one of the colours to be seen in across the catwalks. FloralsStatement floral dresses and tunics are always a wardrobe staple but floral is back with a vengeance this season. Mistralise up and stay... Read More


Life’s a Carnival

Can you believe it’s nearly the end of August? It’s felt more like April with all the rain and storms we’ve had this month, but the good news is that the forecast is looking much better for the rest of the month and bank holiday weekend. What better way to celebrate before the kids start heading off back to school than with a good old-fashioned carnival celebration. Notting Hill Carnival is one of the UK’s most famous street carnivals (and it’s free to attend). Each year, close to one million... Read More