Thursday 26 April 2012

    sparklyyy + prettyyyy

     

    Beautiful beaded embroidered fabric.

    {Image via scratched}

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    Wednesday 25 April 2012

    Salute to the sacred ANZAC biscuit

     

    It’s ANZAC Day in Australia :: Australian New Zealand Army Corps.

    I really should bake some ANZAC biscuits using Anthony’s award winning recipe

    ~ he won 2nd-prize at the Ekka in 2002!

     The story

    Made by women for their men serving in the WWI trenches, the brittle treat was designed to last the long boat journey to Europe. Where lesser baked goods would have failed, stale and crumbly are not in the vocabulary of the ANZAC biscuit. They are best slightly moist and without the six-month shipping period!

    Anthony’s Recipe

    1 cup plain flour
    1 cup rolled oats
    1 cup sugar (you can use less or substitute with brown sugar)
    3/4 cup desiccated coconut
    125g butter
    2 tbs golden syrup
    1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

    Oven at 150-160.
    Combine flour, oats, coconut and brown sugar in a bowl.
    Put the butter, golden syrup and 2 tbs water in a small saucepan. Stir over a medium heat until melted. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda.
    Pour the butter mixture into the flour mixture and stir until combined.
    Roll mixture into balls. Place on the trays, about 5cm apart.
    Press with a fork to flatten slightly. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

    {Images via 1. australian traveller & 2. bojon gourmet}

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    Monday 9 April 2012

    easter party

     

    A very pretty easter table with bunting, a bright cloth and enamel jugs filled with flowers – just add delicious sweets!

    {Image: Photographer Dan Duchars via House to Home}

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    Thursday 15 March 2012

    a tea party in the rain

     

    It’s a rainy day in Brisvegas.

    {Image via Photography Inspirations by Hayley}

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    Wednesday 7 March 2012

    HB2U, HB2U, HB2U

     

    It’s my birthday!

    And it has turned into a  birthday week with a series of rolling quality celebrations ~ lucky moi.

    I wonder if I hold onto those balloon strings will I float away in a cloud of gorgeous Dior perfume?

    Image: from the pretty Dior Campaign that was shot, directed and idealized by Sofia Coppola.

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    Monday 5 March 2012

    being in the moment

     

    Believe me ~ I haven’t turned my back on blogging. Sometimes life and being there for friends takes priority.

    Ralph Lauren Fall 2012 RTW

    {Image via Once things lookup}

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    Monday 20 February 2012

    I love MONA

     

    MONA – Museum of Old and New Art  :: on the banks of Hobart’s Derwent River in Tasmania, Australia.

    MONA is extraordinary ~ a place that once experienced can be addictive! For the best treatment centers for drug addiction, check this link. 

    David Walsh built it for everyone to enjoy and share his passion for Art.

    Built by art-lover and self-made-gambling-savant David Walsh,

    this privately funded museum presents antiquities, modern and contemporary art.

     

    {Image via Australian Design Review}

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    Monday 20 February 2012

    take me away :: barcelona, spain

     

    The second largest city in Spain, Barcelona has a history that dates back long, long ago—2000 years ago, in fact, with a spellbinding vibe of light, passion, culture and character.

    {Images via This is Glamorous}

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    Wednesday 8 February 2012

    snow in Rome

     

    Snowflakes falling in Rome and beyond ~ thinking of my Italian friends in the cold as I enjoy an Aussie summer!

    Italian snow scenes:  on February 4, 2012.

    The snow-covered dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, seen from a hill in northern Rome :: Snow surrounds the ancient Colosseum Rome :: A Red-bellied Woodpecker perches on a suet feeder during a winter storm ::  A layer of snow caps the forest of openwork pinnacles and spires set upon the flying buttresses of Milan St. Ambrose’s Cathedral.

    {Images via The Atlantic ~ there are many great pics of the snowfalls across Europe.}

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    Wednesday 8 February 2012

    winter & horses

     

    Some lovely winter white horses from Vogue China, 2005.


    Capes and Coats
    Photographer: Sølve Sundsbø
    Model: Carmen Kass

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