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How to make an Easter tree: 8 fabulous decoration ideas

first_imgThe Easter tree has become a lovely way to celebrate spring and there are so many ways to create the wow factor while giving your home a seasonal update.As a starting point, you’ll need to collect small branches in the woods from trees that haven’t yet blossomed or buy contorted willow from the florist. To give you some creative inspiration, we spoke to the team at Addo Events about their top Easter tree decorating ideas, designed to suit your home and garden.1. Simple but effortless treeCollect some branches from a tree about to bloom and place them in a jug (preferably one with a solid base so you don’t see the water). Purchase a few pastel coloured eggs to hang from the branches, or blow your own eggs and paint them.You could also buy plain white eggs and dip them in glitter – these will contrast beautifully against the brown of the twigs. Place the jug on the sideboard and add some arrangements of bulbs, narcissi or daffodils, candles, and finally, some pots of mini chocolate eggs!2. Bold and adventurous treeBuy contorted willow from a florist or flower market and, using a larger vessel placed on a central table (perhaps in the hallway), decorate your tree at 360 degrees using decorations that tie in with your interiors. You may need to weight your vase using pale coloured pebbles.3. A beautiful show-stopping treeAnother beautiful Easter tree can be designed by using a large bunch of blossom loosely popped into a large vase. You could also add some pussy willow or a few flowers such as narcissi or the palest double headed tulips. Around the base you could add candles or rabbits (chocolate or china!).4. Large scale display treeFor a large scale arrangement find an urn and create a tree that looks like it is growing from the base. Weight the urn and place lots of moss around it to make it look neat. Fill the urn with branches and decorate with glass and pale feathered eggs, this will look stunning and very professional.5. Outside/garden Easter treeFor an outside tree, decorate with fairy lights and hang eggs from the branches – this will really come into its own when your guests are taking part in the egg hunt on Easter Sunday. You could even hide some eggs in the tree, don’t forget to pop some low down for the children!6. An alternative treeFor something totally different, collect a large branch from the garden and tie upside down above the table and decorate, it’ll be such a fabulous addition to the Easter table.7. Flat Easter treeCreate a flat Easter tree by running twigs, blossom and eggs the length of the table – very easy and effective.8. Addo’s top pick: Circular hoop treeOur favourite styling option for Easter is to take a circular hoop, intertwine twisted willow and blossom and hang eggs at different heights. Attach the hoop to the ceiling above the table to create wow factor. And whatever else you do, don’t forget to use some feathers – they are easy to find at this time of the year; so striking and ‘of the moment’.Sourcelast_img read more

LATTE editor Madeline Hoskin has freshly returne

first_imgLATTE editor, Madeline Hoskin, has freshly returned from a trip to New Caledonia, a destination that is currently reinvigorating its approach to tourism. Along with a number of other wholesalers, agents and media from Australian and New Zealand, she primarily retreated to its magnificent blue waters, white sands and French-infused cuisine to attend the first Rendezvous Workshop.The Rendezvous Workshop was held in the Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Noumea, with the group welcomed warmly with traditional Melanesian singing and dancing as well as an authentic customary gesture (the exchanging of gifts). This setting provided the ideal place in which suppliers and wholesalers could make face-to-face introductions, expanding knowledge on the area and future working partnerships. As such, agents can look forward to an increasing number of itineraries taking in the delights of New Caledonia.New Caledonia Tourism’s sales and marketing director, Caroline Brunel, said Australians and Kiwis love visiting New Caledonia as it’s so close, yet a world away. This has been reflected in the first three months of 2015 visitor figures which are up 41.1 per cent for Australians and 52.5 per cent for New Zealand, compared to the respective months in 2014.“The destination has received strong interest and investment from several globally renowned brands including the Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences in 2013 and the Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Resort & Spa last year.”The week-long celebrations saw pre and post famils for product managers and travel trade, with itineraries including activities across the island paradise, covering the Northern, the Southern and the Loyalty Islands provinces. LATTE was fortunate to experience first hand the tourism focused delights of the Isle of Pines, Noumea and the southern part of Grand Terre (the main island).Le Meridien Noumea was the primary accommodation base, and the luxury hotel is (invisibly) in the midst of a truly grand makeover. LATTE have tested the new rooms, and can report that the comfort, luxury details and facilities have been superbly redone to make this hotel one of the finest places to stay in the country.www.learnnewcal.com.aulast_img read more