“This year my Easter table looks a little different to what I usually create in London. I’ve spent the last couple of months back home in South Africa, visiting family and finally getting a chance to meet with our ceramicists to develop some new exciting products. When I am in Cape Town, there is nothing better than a BBQ in the garden. Whether you’re celebrating inside or out, I hope my tips come in handy as you prepare for the upcoming bank holidays. Happy Easter!


Contrary to my usual style, I have chosen a plain tablecloth this season. The bright colours of the crockery inspired me to create a simple backdrop for my ceramics and napkins and allow them to pop. Start by choosing your plates and napkins and then build the table around these key pieces and the colours within.

I’ve paired our English Garden linen napkins with our yet-to-be-released Aeolian ceramics (watch this space…). I love the mix of classic and contemporary designs.



I like to entertain in a relaxed manner. Candles are a must. I've chosen these chunky standalone tall candles which add colour. Tip: If you're worried about the wax damaging your tablecloth, use a small saucer to sit them on.

We love these Soleil candles by London brand, Maza.



Floral arrangements can be expensive but they don’t need to be. I love mixed vases on my table. Choose two different types of flower, or the same flower in two colours, from your local florist (check they are in season locally!), mix and match them in a couple of vases and bulk up with foliage from your garden or nearby hedgerow. I was happy to handpick bougainvillea, hibiscus and some greenery from our garden in Cape Town. I combined them with market bought flowers.

Top tip: Supermarket flowers can be great value. Find a pretty bunch, separate into smaller vases and add your garden foliage.



Your kitchen is filled with so many different options for innovative ‘vases’ that don’t always seem the obvious solution. I often use jam jars for my flowers. On this table I have used a water jug and a striped ceramic tea mug.

Get creative to add colour!



I love adding bowls of nuts or scattering fruit on the table. Something seasonal to bring it all together. This Easter it’s cute bunnies and marbled eggs for me!”

Looking for a quick-fix recipe idea for Easter weekend? Check out Rosy’s crowd-pleasing tomato tart that has become a favourite within the Mila community.

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