This month’s recipe from Jessica of Arran + Asquith will have you licking your fingers wishing you’d made a double batch. Super quick and tasty - the perfect recipe for busy mum’s - this summery speedy greek lamb with flatbreads recipe will remind you of holidays all year round!Read More
We are delighted to announce that Rebecca @ivypipandrose and us at Firain are opening our very first pop-up shop in our hometown of Criccieth!
Between Friday August 30th and Monday September 2nd, Rebecca and I will become #independentshopkeepers, sharing seasonal bouquets, floral design tips, gifts, homeware, locally roasted coffee and perhaps a glimpse of Ted, Rebecca’s adorable cockapoo…Read More
Do you remember back in the day using Blogspot, Polyvore and Tumblr?
In this mix was Pinterest, an online scrapbook that meant I could stop sticking magazine cuttings into notepads and instead travel down the most exciting visual rabbit-holes and blow my imagination with interiors, travel photos, tips, recipes and more. Each time I have moved, I have created boards for my new location with recipes, travel tips and language cheat-sheets. I have connected with friends and found some of the most moving quotes.
I still get excited about Pinterest…Read More
Here at Firain HQ, we take our food very seriously. I am an average cook, but Ben is fantastic so the deal is that I search for recipes, do the chopping, do the piles of washing up and he creates the magic in the middle.
New mum, personal trainer and new business owner, Jessica also takes her food very seriously. I’ve known Jess for years and along with her mum and sister, they create the most mouth-watering food with, they say, little effort. Now that she is a busy mum with little Kyan, Jess looks for quick and easy recipes that will suit the whole family.
When Jess kindly offered to share her recipes with us here on the Firain Journal, I jumped at the chance to get a glimpse into her processes!Read More
Since opening Firain in September 2017, quite a number of friends have asked me about the nitty gritty of setting up a small creative business and how to wholesale the things they make. I was interviewed about wholesale for Josephine Brooks’ podcast On the Make, but there is still so much that I don’t know about from this side of the table as an online shop owner.
A woman who does know the ins and outs of wholesale - and other ways of selling your products - is Therese Ørtenblad who runs her own consultancy Small Business Collaborative. She is one of the most approachable experts and I’m so excited that she is sharing her knowledge on the Firain journal. If you have a question that I didn’t ask Therese, please do ask it in the comments and we will do our best to answer!Read More