Mild hysteria – and a competition to compensate!

by Amanda McInerney on 17/05/2012

Greeting friends, from chic Milano! We have been most unstylish in this stylish city for just a few days and leave tomorrow for the reputedly gorgeous Como region – but more of that another time.  This morning found me in mild hysterics, sobbing over the keyboard and beseeching this blog to load – all to no avail; the page remained stubbornly, heartbreaking blank.  Never having been one to take these little set-backs in a laid back fashion, I wept, raged, rent my clothing and hyperventilated.  When none of that changed the situation I contacted my server who informed me that an up-grade (about which I had been informed) meant air-silence for me for 2-4 hours.  I decided that I could probably cope with that and went out for brunch instead. Voila!  When we arrived back in our hotel room, all was as it should be.

To celebrate the successful escape from this close brush with collapse I am launching a little competition – with special thanks to Everten who have supplied a fittingly stylish prize.  The loot in question is a set of three Mastrad 100 ml, double walled glasses – ideal for individual desserts or injections of heart-starting espresso coffee.  Mastrad is a French company specialising in stylish, functional and high quality kitchen accessories and these glasses – being made of heatproof borosilicate glass which is thicker than easily broken, similar products – exemplify these qualities.

Anyone can enter by just leaving a comment below. For extra chances to win just “Like” either Lambs Ears and Honey and/or Everten on Facebook and/or follow Lambs Ears and/or Everten on Twitter. Just follow the prompts below – and good luck!

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Kate May 17, 2012 at 5:47 am

Oh how I can see myself taking my coffee in one of those fabulous little glasses !
Enjoy Como – it’s on my bucket list !

Barbara May 17, 2012 at 7:00 am

Oh I know that feeling. I once forgot to renew my domain name and a squatter grabbed it and the wanted to sell it back to mefor more than I could afford. A few tearful phone calls andheeventually gave it back. Sounds like you are having a wonderfulholiday Amamda. xo

InTolerant Chef May 17, 2012 at 7:49 am

Do you find the coffee better back here or over there? My friend I’d a huge coffee snob and swears it’s thousands of times better at home at his local cafe.

Johanna May 17, 2012 at 8:22 am

Wow, have fun in Como :) Italy must be so beautiful this time of the year….

kelly May 17, 2012 at 9:21 am

think im doing this corretly- hope you’re now having a more relaxing time! lol love some glasses!

Hotly Spiced May 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I do like the sound of these serving glasses. Love that they are hard to break – that’s the sort of glassware we need around here. I gave you a FB like a while ago. Happy travels! xx

Mel B (Honey You Baked) May 17, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I’m planning on a layered dessert for the May Sweet Adventures Blog Hop – Tea Theme. These would be perfect for showing off what I hope withal be also perfect layers of sweet tea dessert-tea(!) goodness…

Georgia May 17, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Oh what beautiful glasses! That coffee looks irresistible in them!

And brunch is always a good remedy for mild hysteria :)

Kassandra May 17, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Thanks for the giggle.
I love the little glasses. Wish I could enjoy them with coffee and chocolate just as in the picture :)

Amanda May 17, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Bec – I’m a tea girl, so the coffee is a mystery to me. The Husband is a complete coffee addict, though, and he is finding it a little “hit & miss” here in Italy so far. I don’t think many realise just how lucky we are to have such fantastic coffee in Australia – it’s a hard act to follow.

Narelle Rock May 17, 2012 at 3:33 pm

coffee flavoured mousse, topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Carly May 17, 2012 at 3:34 pm

They look gorgeous Amanda! :)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella May 17, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Arrgh server problems are such a pain aren’t they! I’m glad you solved the problem!

Roz Taylor May 17, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Perhaps when you run into Clooney visiting his Como lake house you can shoot back some of his Nespresso from your Mastrads!

Sharon Fawcett May 18, 2012 at 9:41 am

I’d love to try making a deconstructed chocolate tart to put into these gorgeous little glasses.

Alex May 20, 2012 at 7:37 pm

I’ve seen loads of verrine recipes so I reckon I’d make use of these glasses to try some out.

Ruth May 20, 2012 at 11:32 pm

I’ve been jonesing for glasses like that for a really long time. Useful and chic!

S Armstrong May 21, 2012 at 11:12 am

A gorgeous giveaway for coffee fanatics

Grace May 21, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I want these cups. I’d heaps make Nigella’s in them. How amazing would that be??

shaheen May 21, 2012 at 7:47 pm

chocolate and rosemary mousse.

Leenie May 21, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Great for my cold brew coffee!

Liz O May 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Heart starters in the a.m. in these glasses would take me back to where you are!

Michelle V May 24, 2012 at 4:56 am

I’d love to serve individual berry tirimisu in them! Yum!!!

Lizzy (Good Things) May 24, 2012 at 5:51 am

Too funny Amanda… I agree, though. IT hiccups can put me into quite a spin too!

Those glasses would make my morning macchiato keep snuggly warm, methinks!

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