Another Year Over… and a New One About To Begin!

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What an incredible year it’s been! I can’t believe it’s just about over already, and another year – all shiny, sparkly, new and full of possibility – is about to begin.

2013

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Christmas Gift Ideas : Home Made Rocky Road

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During the festive season, you often need lovely little gifts for friends, family, work colleagues and neighbours. This delicious rocky road is a great alternative to a bottle of wine or box of chocolates and is so easy to make, looks beautiful displayed around the house and is also child and allergy friendly as it doesn’t contain any nuts. I made a batch, filled three clean, empty Glasshouse candle jars, tied some festive ribbon around the jars and voilà! Not only do they look great, they are so convenient to have on hand to take to a Christmas catch up.  Next time I’ll create some tags to complete the look.

My lovely friend Alicia gave this recipe to me, so many thanks to her for sharing!

Rocky Road

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas at Our Place

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at our place. Although there are no chestnuts roasting on an open fire, we have our tree up, Christmas candles lit, decorations dotted throughout the house and we’ve even been listening to carols! I’ve always loved Christmas, the excitement of the festive season, exchanging gifts, baking Christmas treats and spending time with family and friends.

Xmas Table A

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Dine for Life 2012

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Last night a large crowd braved the stormy Perth weather for the much anticipated annual Dine for Life evening.  Guests enjoyed dinner at multiple locations around Perth including Nobu, Rockpool, Bistro Guillaume, 1907, Petit Mort, Beluga and many other restaurants.  An after party was held at Print Hall where guests were treated to cocktails and heard more about this years chosen charity SISHA, an organisation that is dedicated to providing justice and hope for men, women and children who have been subjected to exploitation in South East Asia.

L-R: Aurelio Costarella, Liam Baxter, me and Dine for Life co-founder Andjelka Matic

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Lunch with Mia Freedman

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Yesterday I had lunch with Mia Freedman. Well, it was me, Mia and 100 other guests at Bistro Guillaume at Crown Perth but the way Mia casually chatted, stopped for photos, complimented Perth women on their great style, it felt like a fun and intimate girls lunch.

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Aussie Bombshell : Sunless Spray Tan

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Last week I had my very first Aussie Bombshell experience.  I had a busy weekend of events, including a wedding and a black tie ball and I knew that if I had a healthy glow, I would look and feel so much better.

I booked my spray tan for late afternoon, thinking that I probably wouldn’t be able to be seen in public afterwards, but amazingly the tan was subtle and I could easily have popped into the supermarket without anyone noticing that I’d just had a spray tan. I was even sent home in a specially designed tan dress which is loose, flowing and perfect for those tricky few hours post spray tan where you don’t want anything rubbing against your skin. Genius! Continue reading