Monday, 23 July 2012


Sexy & retro & BEYOND glamorous -- I am completely in love with this shoot by Ruven Afanador for the August issue of Tatler Magazine UK -- featuring the hopelessly beautiful Alice Eve. . .

Images found here

Sunday, 15 July 2012

PERFECTLY DELICIOUS : Rose & Rhubarb Syrup

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After a week of bed rest & cough lozenges, I feel like it's been forever since I was last in the kitchen -- & so, to ease back into it, I've found a perfectly delicious syrup found at QUITOKEETO that can be used in a myriad of ways & sounds positively delectable!

* Images & recipe via QUITIKEETO

Thursday, 5 July 2012


... & I've been in a strangely nautical, adventurous mood this week? Steering away from the usual pastels & neutrals & lace & sparkles & opting instead for stripes & navy & touches of red here & there, & of course, when I happened upon this absolutely darling invitation suite, it fitted with my mood too perfectly for words!

The weekend is so close I can almost touch it & I'm hoping this little pocket of sunshine we've been experiencing will decide to stay for just a little while longer. . .

I hope the rest of your week is positively beautiful - -


*Image from here

Sunday, 1 July 2012


Winter has well & truly arrived & nothing warms you on a cold night quite like a delectably rich hot chocolate. Below, my very favourite recipe from Donna Hay :

+ 200g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped
+ 200g good-quality milk chocolate, chopped 
+ 4 vanilla beans, split
+ 1⅓ cups (330ml) single (pouring) cream
+ 1 cup (250ml) milk
+ marshmallows and cocoa, to serve

  Divide the chocolate and vanilla beans between 4 glasses. Place the cream and milk in a saucepan over low heat and simmer for 2–3 minutes or until warmed through. Pour over the chopped chocolate, stirring until the chocolate is dissolved. Top with marshmallows and dust with cocoa to serve. 
Makes 4. 

Stay warm & have a beautiful week -- xx

* Image & recipe from Donna Hay