Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Turning Two

Do you remember this beautiful birthday and the fabulousness that was the icecream cone cake? Well Linda has been at it again for her Riley's second birthday. How fabulous is her dessert table and the delicious bear cupcakes?
I love the red and while colour scheme - I think it could work equally well for a little boy or girl. Linda bought the cool retro red stripe paper straws from Brown Button Trading, how good do they look?
Thanks for sharing these pics Linda, I'm thinking I need to get you to plan my next birthday soiree pretty please! xx

Friday, August 27, 2010

The highest of teas.

I never win anything. Probably because I never enter anything. Never bought a lottery ticket. Ever. Wouldn't know how. But when I saw this giveaway over at Charlotta's blog I had to comment. And I won! Whoop! I received this darling book in the mail and I have flicked through it many times since. Unfortunately I am yet to bake from it, life is ridiculously crazy at the moment, the most I have 'cooked' in recent weeks is eating ice cream from a coffee mug for dinner (disgraceful I know!)
BUT - what am I planning to cook when I have a spare five minutes? can't go past the white chocolate scones, and the savoury recipes look amazing - roast tomato, zucchini, parmesan and feta muffins? get out!!
Happy weekend to all xx

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I'm back. And it was amazing.

Very tired and so much to catch up on. But wanted to drop in and say 'hi'. This is me. In a Cabana. By the beach after being out on a jet ski (hilarious). The people, food, shopping, scenery, the bonds made? I have had a magical time. Will share more soon. xoxo

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Here.... and gone again....

Back from Melbourne, now I'm off overseas. I didn't even put the suitcase away, but did have to change its contents - from the freezing cold (but incredibly fun) Melbourne to the balmy heat of Asia I'm a busy little button! Team bonding for a week overseas, me likey my day job. catch you next week!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Roll up, roll up

As Emma would say, I'm 'turbo excited' - I'm off to the trade fairs...... finally! I have had my little shop since May of last year and yet this will be my first experience at the fairs. I was hoping to go to the Sydney ones at the start of the year, but ironically I ended up in Sydney for my 'day job' so no time to shop for the shop.
I'll be in Melbourne for five days, including the weekend when I'll be helping some very dear friends celebrate their 30th birthdays. 'Turbo excited'? a total understatement..
Now, to finish an assignment (yes i'm studying again...), tie up loose ends at my 'day job', pack my bags and get some fabulous candy jar table decorations for a function on the weekend finished before I go. Yikes!
I promise to report back on my adventures. Til then...... xxx
image via robot-heart tumblr

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Spotted and Hearted? - Ditto

One of my faves is 'you are my fave', the blog and tumblr. Melanie 'spotted and hearted' these fabulous aerial views over at Black Eiffel. I concur Melanie, you can't help but heart them, just beautiful x

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pretty fly....

Sydney and Melbourne? Adelaide is not. But why would we want to be like another city? I love my 'home town'. The best bit? The fabulous food and wine at our doorstep (my waistline however does not like this... I digress...) - Apparently the latest 'hot spot' is Singapore House.
Delivered by the group behind Mesa Lunga and Osteria de Mesa (i'm so behind I haven't even been to Osteria yet!) comes this Raffles Hotel decor inspired dining experience. The pics above are from their private "Butterfly Room" - Six hundred framed butterfly specimens - stunning.
Kate, You are my foodie friend - are you up for a Singapore Sling or three?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

I'm a genius!

I've got an idea - I'm thinking five day weekends and two day working weeks. Any takers?
Julia and Tony - First one to promise this during the election campaign will get my vote.
Hope you are having a good one lovelies x
image by Corrie Bond for Australian Country Style