Blogger style: Georgina Fuggle shows us how to serve up a taste of summer
We catch up with the food stylist, photographer and blogger behind fuggleantics.blogspot.co.uk who picks her favourite homeware pieces from our Spring/Summer range to serve up some serious style
Whether it’s styling up a dining table for delicious.magazine or making a kitchen look magazine-page perfect for The Sunday Time Style, food stylist and photographer Georgina Fuggle knows how to make your home look fantastic with minimal effort. She’s a huge foodie, working as a chef for Marie Claire and penning her own stunning recipe book, Take One Veg. With summer in full swing, we asked her to pick out her favourite pieces from our Spring/Summer range for creating the perfect stylish summer soirées. Plus she’s shared a few delicious ideas for what to serve in them, naturally…
“You’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t like mojitos. I like to add a delicious twist by creating a blissful blueberry version.
“It’s really easy to mix and is a real summery crowd-pleaser that takes little effort. To make, put 120g blueberries and a handful of mint leaves into a small jug and gently mash using the end of a rolling pin. Add 4 tsp dark soft brown sugar and the juice of 8 limes and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Pour in 100ml white rum and mix.
“Decant into a large jug (see five stylish picks for serving yours below), add soda water and crushed ice, and garnish with blueberries, lime wedges and fresh mint.
“Tip: if you want a non-alcoholic version of this recipe, simply replace the rum with elderflower cordial.”
“For a twist on an old Spanish favourite, create a green sangria. It’s just as summery as the original, but a little more cool, crisp and refreshing.
“Simply put 3 sliced limes and a handful of mint in the bottom of your jug (see five stylish picks for serving yours below) and muddle with a wooden spoon. Add 2 tbsp basil and 200g chopped cucumber, and stir. Finally, pour over 500ml white wine and 100ml sugar syrup and top with ice and sparkling water. Serve garnished with fresh mint leaves.”
Get the look
As any magazine food stylist knows, it’s all about the presentation. Here, Georgina picks her 5 favourite jugs from the summer range to help you serve up sangrias, mojitos and more in style.
Bring warmth and rustic style to the table with this stoneware terracotta jug, perfect for serving tropical punch, fresh margaritas, or iced water with slices of lime.
The citrus fruits on this hand-painted earthenware jug are inspired by balmy lemon groves in the Mediterranean. Anyone for an ice-cold lemonade?
Bold fish motifs in contrasting Mediterranean blue and white bring the feel of a Greek island. Perfect for fruit-infused waters in the summer and as a bold jug for flowers all year round.
Cobalt blue glass jug, £15
This elegantly shaped jug is given a unique twist with the bold blue rim and navy handle. Perfect for colourful cocktails with bright fruit garnishes.
Made in Spain from 100% recycled glass, this timeless carafe works beautifully for serving cocktails, water or wine. A truly versatile style.
To serve up some style this summer check out our whole range of jugs, pitchers and glasses at your nearest Sainsbury’s now.