I believe you must bring your whole self to the table if you want to thrive in today’s crazy world; your personality, your sense of humour, and most importantly, your heart. All of these elements brought me to start blogging. Ever since I launched this project, the blog has been thriving and has quickly gained a loyal following.
What is it that fuels you? For me, it’s my creative outlet. I love writing about my passions, what interest me, what interests others and sharing all of my thoughts with my readers. I am a self-taught chef and artist.
The Purple Door Supper Club is truly my own little passion project, gaining more and more traction each day. I hope you enjoy browsing my site and all of the unique content I have to offer. Take a look around; perhaps you’ll discover what fuels you as well. Read on and enjoy!
BLACK TIE PORTUGUESE
THE PURPLE DOOR IS PROUD TO HELP SUPPORT THE FIREFIGHTERS CHARITY IN COLLABORATION WITH BLACK TIE PORTUGUESE AFFAIR CRAWLEY
Thanks to firefighters! Every day Firefighters put their lives on the line to save people. Many of these Firefighters are volunteers, so let’s pay them back by showing our appreciation, thanking them for the valuable service they provide, and letting them know that we are very aware of the significant positive impact they have on our community. Firefighters, whether paid or not, make an incredible difference in our lives—so let’s make a difference in theirs and say thank you! Black Tie Portuguese Affair want to say thank you in advance for any donations. We also want to remind you that your unwanted clothing and textiles will also help raise money for The Firefighter's Charity. The big yellow collection boxes are located at :
Crawley Fire Station, Ifield Avenue, West Green
Every tonne of clothing and textiles is worth £200! So clearing out your wardrobe has never been more rewarding.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity. You can donate to this great cause simply by following the link below.
3 COURSES WITH A COCKTAIL ON ARRIVAL
Paella: Rice at Its Best
Authentic arroz en paella made over an outdoor fire. Socarrat (soh-kah-raht, from the verb socarrar, which means to toast lightly) is the caramelized crust of rice that sometimes sticks to the bottom of the pan. It is the prize in a well-made paella. Come see what all the hype is about.
"Teaching my children how to cook is the greatest gift I could give them."
"FOR ME, COOKING IS SO MUCH MORE THAN FEEDING. IT IS A RITUAL, IT IS LOVE AT IT'S PUREST. WHEN I COOK FOR YOU, MY SOUL IS ON THAT PLATE."
Hi, I'm Catia, but you can call me Kat. I am a Portuguese girl raised in America and currently living in West Sussex, England. Don't be surprised to find me blogging about furniture placement, hosting, entertaining, lighting, and ambiance. I have a slight obsession with all things leopard. Naturally creative, I need a constant outlet, be it with decorating, DIY projects, or cooking. I started blogging as a way to keep my recipes archived for my kids and
daughter in law. I started the Purple Door Supper Club as a hobby and it has just evolved into so much more. I hope you enjoy my site. Here you will find amazing recipes with no distinct flavour. Good food, made from the best ingredients, with a definite Portuguese accent. Decorating tips and tricks, DIY projects and currently, the before and after of our new home.
Thank you for stopping by, see you soon XOXOXO
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THE PURPLE DOOR SUPPER CLUB
THE PURPLE DOOR SUPPER CLUB
PORTO, PORTUGAL 2017
BLACK TIE AFFAIR EVENTS
THE FIREFIGHTER'S CHARITY
WILDWOOD CRAWLEY 2017
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Wildwood Restaurant Crawley, for making our annual fundraising event a success. The team is always friendly, professional and efficient, making for a seamless dinner service and most importantly, happy guests. This is the second time we have chosen this restaurant to host our events and we are never disappointed. Thanks to all of you we raised over ￡600! Just look at how fabulous everyone looked dressed in our signature Black Tie dress code.
A very warm thank you to our lovely local businesses, who kindly donated raffle prizes, in no
Wildwood Restaurant, Gatwick Foot Golf, Crawley FC, Metro
Cars, Boots, The Hive Bar, Octopvs Bar, Ritz Party Shop Tilgate,
The Entertainer, Jimmy Chop Chop Hair Salon,
Antonio's Hair Design Salon,
Deja Vu Nightclub,
Morrison'sSupermarket, Perfect Beauty Salon, and of course to all those who attended. It would not be possible without your continued support.
THE FIREFIGHTER'S CHARITY 2017
17 OF JULY, 2017
BLACK TIE AFFAIR'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CHARITY DINNER
BLACK TIE AFFAIR'S CHARITY DINNER INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2016