Art & Design

Discover your ‘Inner Island’ – stunning and stark jewellery from Ireland

Such lovely work here from Cork born jeweller Gemma O’Leary who, having honed her skills in Canada and Dublin as well as under the guidance of esteemed jeweller Mette O’Connor, has realised her dream and launched Inner Island. O’Leary combines simple shapes with precious metals to create timeless, understated pieces. The minimalist designs are

Interiors

Win tickets: Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show

The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show, Scotland’s largest consumer exhibition for self-builders and home renovators is back at the SECC, Glasgow on May 16 – 17 2015. Avocado Sweet has 3 pairs of tickets to be won. The show, sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, will help visitors bring their project to life whether they are building from scratch, undertaking a major extension, converting or renovating their home or just keen to integrate the latest technology. Experts will be on hand

Writing & Film

Web Therapy: cast of Friends and Meryl Streep in a show you may never heard of…

Hard to believe I’ve never come across this before. Lisa Kudrow has been making online comedy Web Therapy since 2008. Kudrow plays Dr Fiona Wallace, a therapist so unimpressed by her clients’ problems she has developed a service offering 3 minute online sessions. It’s such a clever premise that allows for low production costs and lots of famous guest stars, including Meryl Streep and her Friends cast mates. Kudrow apparently plugged away at the project for four seasons attracting talent

Food & Drink

Arctic Char; the new salmon on British menus?

Welcome to our new series of seafood and fish recipes on Avocado Sweet by Elaine Hardie from Fyfe Smokery, Dunfermline. Here Elaine tells us about Arctic Char – worth considering as an alternative to salmon or trout.  Arctic Char The Arctic Char is a fish native to Britain, and is now farmed as a result of ongoing developments in aquaculture since the 1970s. Now that it is being farmed could it be a future staple on the British menu? Char

Events

Win tickets: Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show

The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show, Scotland’s largest consumer exhibition for self-builders and home renovators is back at the SECC, Glasgow on May 16 – 17 2015. Avocado Sweet has 3 pairs of tickets to be won. The show, sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, will help visitors bring their project to life whether they are building from scratch, undertaking a major extension, converting or renovating their home or just keen to integrate the latest technology. Experts will be on hand

Shopping

Discover your ‘Inner Island’ – stunning and stark jewellery from Ireland

Such lovely work here from Cork born jeweller Gemma O’Leary who, having honed her skills in Canada and Dublin as well as under the guidance of esteemed jeweller Mette O’Connor, has realised her dream and launched Inner Island. O’Leary combines simple shapes with precious metals to create timeless, understated pieces. The minimalist designs are handcrafted in Dublin using traditional silversmithing skills and natural materials. ‘I spent many years searching for something that inspired me. I never put heart and soul into anything until I