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CCK’s Kinky Christmas!

24 Dec
What a busy time we’ve had at Kinky HQ in 2011! As we head for the New Year, we’d really like to thank all our supporters, volunteers and everybody who has helped us get to the exciting place we’re now at – without you we’d not be where we are today!

Christmas has been especially busy at CCK Towers! We held not one but two Social and Shopping evenings in our special CCK Grotto, which we decked out with twinkling lights, kinky delights and a selection of our fabulous coffee and cakes. If you couldn’t make it, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for future social and shopping events which will be mentioned on the website, in your monthly newsletter and in our social media – we always love to see you!

December also brought our 12 Days of Kinky Christmas Competition. We had some incredibly inventive entries, which brought giggles to the CCK office! Our lucky winner was Maria from Sandhurst whose hamper – filled with some CCK favourites – was whisked off to her on Santa’s sleigh in time for the big day. She said:

“I was like a kid at Christmas opening it! Cannot wait to get noshing on the cake and play with the other bits and pieces, and the box was FAB!!!”


Don’t forget; our hampers aren’t just for Christmas, and if you’re in need of a gift for Valentine’s, a birthday, or just to spoil somebody special, you can pick your favourite from our selection in the CCK Webshop – or you can even create a customised hamper with the help of the CCK team!

The holiday season was wrapped up for us with a Christmas get together with the CCK team in China Town. It was a great night filled with laughter, food, friendship and kinky Christmas Crackers, each filled with a little bit of coffee, cake and kink!

Finally, the CCK family wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We can’t wait to share more exciting developments in 2012 with all of you!

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It’s Date Night at Kinky HQ

12 Dec

Tonight is date night for any of our lovely supporters who want to pop in to Kinky HQ. We’ll be hosting a socialising and shopping evening from 6pm and you’re invited!

The evening will be a chance to come and say hi, and you’ll be able to get some Christmas shopping done at the same time all while supporting CCK’s social enterprise work!

We’ll be creating a snug Christmas Grotto in our offices in Holborn and providing cups of our Monmouth Coffee, and tasty cakes and chocolate lollipops!

If you fancy joining us, sign up to the guest list here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/2585268608

Although you can still come along without a ticket, this way we’ll know how many slices of cake to cut!

The CCK Team are looking forward to seeing some of you later tonight!

Win with CCK’s 12 Days of Kinky Christmas!

7 Dec

It’s that time of year again boys and girls… the jingle bells are ringing, and Santa’s checking his list to see if you’ve been naughty or nice. If you’re on the naughty list this year you’re in luck – because CCK’s 12 days of Kinky Christmas are here to help you win a Holiday Hamper filled with lots of kinky treats!

From Wednesday December 7th to Sunday December 18th you’ll get a chance EVERY DAY to get your name put in our hat to win yourself a Hamper full of CCK Goodies.

All you need to do is visit the competitions page and write why you’re true love would get you the CCK Product shown. Then add your name, your email address and a contact number so we can let you know if you win and arrange delivery in time for Christmas.

For every day you enter, you’ll get a chance to win our prize draw. That’s 12 chances to win – we’re generous! Not only that but the best answers will be revealed every day on our Twitter and a list of our favourites will make into the Best Of Blog Post!

The End is Nigh!

22 Nov

Here at CCK we’ve been huge fans of Ray’s work for some time – and it seems we aren’t the only ones!

His increasing popularity means that the Open Edition Prints that we stock in the CCK webshop will soon be coming to an end. The last date you can order by is November 30th. With only one week to go, we want to make sure you have time to get your mitts on a signed work of art!

Ray’s work is super sensual, and his strong women show the artists fascination with fantasy and fetish. His leather and latex clad women are beautifully drawn and have been the object for many critics.

This is the last chance to get a piece of Ray Leaning artwork without commissioning a private piece, so don’t miss out! We have a huge selection to choose from so go and have a browse and see what takes your fancy. Support CCK Today!

 

Don’t forget to check out Royston’s Artist Spotlight on Ray Leaning too, to learn more about this incredible artist!

Congratulations Rubyyy!

11 May
The lucky winner of last month’s Kinky Review Raffle was Rubyyy Jones!
Rubyyy Jones opening her prize.

Rubyyy Jones opening her prize!

Rubyyy joined us at Kinky HQ yesterday to receive her prize, and enjoy some coffee and cake too! Since Rubyyy is such a HUGE fan of sex toys, we decided to give her this HUGE sex toy!
Rubyyy Jones and HUGE prize

Rubyyy Jones with her HUGE prize!

Rubyyy also brought along a date, and we all had a good old natter, with a lot of jokes about giant sex toys and needing lots of lube. Luckily, we do sell lube by the litre, so we weren’t in short supply!
But we’re not always all about the kink here at CCK, so we also offered Rubyyy her choice of our wonderful FYI chocolates, which come in 13 different flavours! Check out our full chocolate range here.

Get writing now and you could be this month’s winner! Just fill in the simple form here and we’ll enter you in our Kinky Raffle. You never know what you might win!

To read Rubyyy’s winning review Click Here.
We’ll be putting up more images of our fun encounter with Rubyyy and her poor, unsuspecting date, on Facebook. So make sure you check them out!

St Patrick’s Day

17 Mar

Lá le Pádraig sona daoibh – Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all!

Shamrock

The shamrock (seamróg) is the emblem of Ireland, and live shamrock is worn on St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day (Lá le Pádraig), or Paddy’s Day, is the national holiday of Ireland, which is celebrated on the 17th March each year.
Here at Coffee, Cake and Kink, we like to embrace customs from near and far alike – and, lucky us, we have our very own Irish staff member, Una, to educate us all in the ways of being Irish, and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.
Like many holidays, St. Patrick’s Day started out as a religious holiday, commemorating the patron saint of Ireland, but has since been secularised and spread to many other countries, including England, although it is still most popular in Ireland.

Probably the most well known and notorious custom surrounding Paddy’s Day is that of consuming very large quantities of alcohol. Which is all well and good, but there are other ways to show your support for the Irish on this day too. The most popular being to wear GREEN!

Now that’s something CCK can help you with!

If you want something green to ‘wear’ try these pearly-green Smartballs from German toymakers, Fun Factory. Not only can you wear these fun little things all day without anyone knowing, but they’ll strengthen up those special muscles, and feel great too! A coy little way to celebrate Paddy’s Day, that can just be your little secret!

Alternatively, instead of wearing green, maybe you’d prefer to play with something green… Just take a look at some of our green vibrators, like this Layaspot lay-on vibe, that comes in a beautiful 2 tone colourway of Vanilla and Pistachio. Another innovative toy from Fun Factory that will both surprise and delight you!

Or for something truly luxurious and indulgent, check out the LELO Ina, that comes in a gentle shade of Lime. And since, like all LELO products, this vibe comes with a 1 year warranty, you’re guaranteed to still be enjoying it next St. Patrick’s Day too! LELO Ina Lime, green and white vibrator

If you’re looking for a cute Irish twist on a classic, then embrace the Irish weather with this cute little waterproof Green Travel Duckie. Believe it or not, it rains even more in Ireland than it does here in England. So why not take pleasure in it? And trust me, this surprisingly powerful waterproof vibe will give you hours of pleasure, both in and out of the water! And it’s so innocent looking it can be left on display no matter who comes to visit.

Bright green rubber duckie vibrator from Big Teaze Toys

And for those of you who don’t like green, but still want to try something fresh and new this Paddy’s Day, take a bite of this Lovely minty fresh chocolate.  Or better yet, use it for it’s therapeutic qualities tomorrow – all that peppermint and cardamon should help settle your stomach if you were out ‘celebrating’ St Patrick’s Day the day before!

 

White cock ring with wings, from Fun Factory

And don’t forget, the Irish colours are not just green, but white and gold too! So why not experiment with some white or gold cock rings, like the Engelbert Evil – Gold or some White Wayne Wings!

So, Lá le Pádraig sona daoibh. Sin é. Tá mé ag dul go dtí an theach tábhairne!

(So, Happy St. Patrick’s Day. That’s it. I’m off to the pub!) – Una

White Day – Valentine’s Day Part 2

14 Mar

White Day  (ホワイトデー ; Howaito dē) is a romantic holiday celebrated primarily in Japan and South Korea. It is held on 14th of March every year, exactly one month after Valentine’s day. On this day, any man who was lucky enough to receive a gift on Valentine’s day is encouraged to then buy a gift for their partner that is worth 3 times as much!

It’s not quite as crazy as it sounds, as Valentine’s day is celebrated slightly differently over there. The custom in Japan is for women to buy chocolate for not only their partners, but also their friends and co-workers on Valentine’s day! So as a big thank you, all be it a month late, the men in their lives then turn around and present them with more expensive gifts. An ideal way for women to encourage their partners to spoil them and lavish them with gifts!

And a perfect follow-up to International Women’s Day, which was just last Tuesday, 8th March. And lucky for you, here at CCK we have some fun and kinky products that are just perfect for White Day!

Given it’s name of ‘White Day’, the most popular gifts on this day are, naturally, white! Like our delicious organic white chocolate from FYI, Beautiful. Although if you don’t like white chocolate, dark chocolate is also fast becoming a popular gift for White Day, and FYI have several wonderful organic dark chocolates. Of all of them, Mistress is my personal favourite

To fulfill the ‘3 times as expensive’ guideline (sanbai gaeshi), when buying for your partner this White Day why not check out some of our luxury products, like this pure ceramic dildo loving crafted by Goldfrau, most aptly named Miss White – what could be more perfect?! Or you could try this luxurious clitoral massager, the LELO Nea White.

Ceramic dildoimage of the Nea, a palm-sized clitoral massager

 

 

 

 

 

Or why not continue the Japanese theme with some Shunga products? After all, ‘Shunga’ comes from the Japanese for erotic art! And they create plenty of gifts just perfect for spoiling your loved one, such as the orgasm enhancing Shunga Secret Garden Cream.

shunga secret garden cream bottle and packaging, which has a drawing of a Geisha's face on itIf you’re looking for something cute that still ticks all the boxes, then why not check out the travel-sized Paris Pearl Duckie. This coy little Duckie is cute and fun, but will still bring a little touch of Parisian class to your lady’s bathroom! Not to mention she’ll have plenty of fun with it in the bath! This particular duck is just ideal for White Day, dressed all in a pearly-white, and even comes with a real, removable white feather boa! A very effective vibrator that looks great, and wont cost the earth!

pearly-white vibrator in the shape of a classic bathtime toy duck, wearing a white feather boa

And for our single customers… well there’s a 3rd day of celebration in Japan and Korea, yet another month later on 14th of April called Black Day, specially for single people, or those who didn’t receive any gifts the previous 2 months. So if you’re feeling a little hard done by, why not consider embracing Black Day, buy treating yourself to one of our many black kinky products!

Staff Pick: Monmouth Coffee

10 Mar

Drew is the man responsible for our graphics, and we persuaded him to take a break from designing our new website (did I not tell you we’re going to have a new website? – ed.) and playing in his bands to wax lyrical about Monmouth Coffee. We used to serve Monmouth in our Endell Street café, and we are the only online sellers of Monmouth. Here’s Drew to tell you more.

Logo for Monmouth Coffee

Being an ex-barista I have had the pleasure of working with many different roasts of beans from all over the world. I often find that the most hyped roast can often leave me feeling a little cold with a savour that really doesn’t suit my taste buds. However, this is not the case with the fine selection at Monmouth Coffee. It tastes wonderful. Whether you enjoy a subtle fruity taste or prefer a darker more passionate flavour, Monmouth coffee will provide the right roast for you.

I am a total coffee snob and I urge you to dump your Starbucks addiction for a far superior coffee experience today!

Friday news is having one of those days…

25 Feb

… you know the sort of day, where you get sucked into the endless spiral that is The Internet and suddenly you find it’s half three and you’ve been compulsively clicking links on wikipedia and you know more about obscure diseases than you even thought you wanted or needed to know. Except being me, and knowing where I work (here, in case you didn’t know), I’ve not been looking at wikipedia. I’ve been looking at the opendildonics wiki, and looking into home-made sex toys.

I’ve already wondered what would happen if there was an accident and your home-made dildo made from a condom filled with grit split [Vaginal Arts & Crafts] and considered how to explain what I’m doing with a pile of cornflower (also, it needs food dye) [Chinasmack]. Although this homemade fleshlight is still the winner for sheer MacGyver-tastic brilliance. Obviously, if you’re not so keen on getting crafty before playtime, we can help you with that.

I’m a little bit in love with this blog, Post Modern Sleaze.

Oh, and ice cream made from breast milk has gone on sale in Covent Garden [BBC].

Filament’s Suraya Singh Sidu on Dusk, a porn channel aimed at women in The Netherlands [Good Vibrations].

Cambridge University’s Union held a debate on the motion “This house believes that pornography does a good public service” – and the motion was passed. Anna Span wrote her account of the debate for AVN; Cambridge First summed up the debate as well.

February 22nd was Lady Porn Day

an opportunity for ladies of all genders (or however you identify) to open up a dialog: What is feminist porn? What is your history with porn? What do you find hot? And ultimately it’s a dare to share your hot links. Because the more we can openly talk about porn and what we like, the more likely it is that porn for women will continue being made

– there are lots of links to excellent posts on the site, as well as some in-house interviews, like this one with queer porn  actress and activist Jiz Lee.

Talking of porn, you might have noticed the new reviews tab up at the top of the page. If you’ve bought something from CCK, tell us about it! (or if it’s something you bought elsewhere that we sell). And because the 3rd of March is World Book Day, we’ll be celebrating all our favourite kinky books – so tell us what yours are, and maybe we’ll feature them on the blog! (we’ll definitely enter them for the monthly review raffle, where each review is a ticket to the draw for some goodies from the CCK shop).

 

And those were your links! Enjoy – and have a superb, possibly kinky, weekend. I’m off to knit. – Emma

25 Feb

World Book Day is almost upon us, and the end of our monthly Review raffle is coming up too!

So we would like you, our customers, to send us some Book Reviews!

We want to get all our customers reading, and what better way than for you to recommend books to each other! So if you have read any of our books (even if you didn’t buy it from us!), then fill out our Review form and give us your opinion.

And the best part is, not only will you be helping to inform other people about great books, but you’ll also go into our monthly CCK raffle!

So get reading, and then get writing!