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October 2013

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  1. Litecraft City Guide : Manchester - Gaucho
    Happy Halloween guys!! Well it’s Thursday so that means it’s time for our weekly City Guide and this week we looked at the super stunning Gaucho Restaurant just off Deansgate in Manchester. The fact that this place was once an old Methodist church and the building is grade 2 listed we thought it would be perfect for Halloween. Gaucho is an Argentinian...
  2. How to: Carve a Pumpkin
    Halloween is creeping around the corner, yes it's just one day away!! So today we thought we'd help you dive into the celebrations with our step by step guide of how to carve and light up your Pumpkins for Halloween. It's an age old tradition which has continued for decades, designs have changed and become more elaborate so get your...
  3. Be Inspired : Gothic Glamour
     With Halloween only 2 days away it’s inevitable that this week we’re going to look at the Gothic glam trend, this architectural style was very popular in the 12th Century and the Victorian era. The main element with the Gothic trend is to create extravagance and a dramatic atmosphere in the home. We’ll look at how you can recreate the...
  4. Learning with Litecraft: Halloween
    It’s that time of year again, fake blood, spooky costumes, cheeky children trick or treating at the door, buckets filled with sweets and glowing pumpkins in the window. But where does this celebration come from and why do we insist on carving these oversized fruits and lighting them up? The word Halloween dates from around 1745, it is said that the...
  5. Litecraft City Guide : Manchester – The French
    Housed in the superb Grade 2 listed Midland Hotel just across from St Peter’s Square and the beautiful Central Library, The French was one of Britain’s first Michelin-starred restaurants, honoured in 1974 with its first star, the restaurant has been serving the North West with fine-dining ever since. Stroll up to The Midland Hotel and you’re immediately over come with the extravagant exterior typical...
  6. We’re Travelling at the Speed of Light. Are You?
    We’re Travelling at the Speed of Light. Are You? Spacecrafts, cheetahs and the legendary Usain Bolt are incredibly fast moving; blink and you’ll miss them. Although you may think that nothing could measure up to these super charged forces, there is something that none of them will ever come close to - the speed of light. Travelling in a vacuum...
  7. Be Inspired : Crystal Season
    Make your ceiling sparkle with 3 simple Crystal & Glass options It's crystal season! Crystal and glass ceiling lights have made a comeback over the last few years. Both traditional and contemporary styles add glamour and luxury to every home and help enhance the beauty of a room, whether it’s a shabby country retreat, a rough luxe interior or a...
  8. How to: Clean a Chandelier
    How to: Clean a Chandelier It’s a job we try to delay, put to the bottom of the list of chores and save for a rainy day. But at some point, all chandelier owners will have to endure the day we at Litecraft call ‘the annual cleaning of the chandelier day’! To help you with this task, which depending on...

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