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15/07/2019

So you want to be a Print Designer?

Meet Hannah, our lovely Print Designer who has worked for Mistral for 6 years.                         What is your background, how did you get into your print designing? I have always loved drawing and painting, especially flowers and dresses, I studied Textile Design at University, specialising in embroidery for fashion. I did a three month work placement in New York as an embellishment designer and realised it wasn’t for me, so I started looking for broader design jobs before being... Read More

win ice cream 08/07/2019

Ice, ice baby – Eating ice cream really does make you smile

              Is there any greater symbol of summer (now it’s arrived) than ice cream in a cone, sundae or tub? It’s such an easy, simple joy shared by children and adults and now comes in so many flavours there’s something for everyone. It hasn’t always been so available to the masses though as it was originally reserved as an elite dish for kings and queens and the super wealthy.  Thank goodness that’s not still the case! Did you also know that scientists found in... Read More

01/07/2019

Game, Set and Mistral Match

            Wimbledon is synonymous with strawberries and cream (166,055 portions eaten) but this isn’t all that is consumed during the event, other food include: … loosen your belts …                                                         During the tournament, 54,250 tennis balls are used. The balls are replaced after every seven to nine games to make sure they’re in perfect shape throughout the match.... Read More

25/06/2019

A Game of Mistral musings and a little bit of Summer sale madness

Note – No Spoilers for those that haven’t seen all of the seasons yet…. So it’s been just over a month since Game of Thrones ended and some of us at Head Office have started to get withdrawal symptoms. …I know there’s potentially four camps regarding GOT (or maybe more)? 1) Those who have watched it since the beginning, week in week out. 2) Those who have never watched it and never intend to. 3) Those who like me waited until Christmas last year and binge watched it until the... Read More

18/06/2019

Are you ready for Royal Ascot Ladies Day?

  Did you know that approximately 400 helicopters and 1,000 limos descend on Royal Ascot every year – I’ll be waiting for one or the other to arrive at Mistral Head Office to pick me up on Thursday… I could be in for a long wait! Ascot Racecourse has apparently been in operation since 1711 when Queen Anne rode out from Windsor Castle and declared the area of East Cote ‘ideal for horses to gallop at full stretch’.   Now I’m not really a horsey person (I would equate my riding to... Read More