Ten Fab Coffee Table Books


I adore coffee table books, they provide hours of inspiration and look beautiful displayed around the house with candles and fresh flowers.  They also make gorgeous gifts and with Christmas just around the corner, I thought I’d look online for my favourite and best priced coffee table books.  With this selection there’s something for everyone from the footy fan to the fashionista and even the foodie! This post is dedicated to a lovely reader called Shae who e-mailed and asked me about my favourite coffee table books – enjoy!


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Couture Perth : Win a Couture Portrait Session (Now Closed)

The lucky winner of the Couture Perth portrait session giveaway is…. Carolyn Fitton!! Please contact me to arrange your prize.

 Thank you SO much to everyone who entered!

Recently I was invited to have a portrait session with the lovely Jen of Couture Perth.   Jen is one of those people who you meet and instantly like; she is warm and friendly and immediately puts you at ease.  It’s no wonder she’s such a fantastic photographer.

Emma of Milla Make Up painted my face and did my hair for the shoot – it was such a perfect way to relax.  I was surprised to find out that Emma was a mum of three children (I had guessed she was about 25) and we had great fun chatting about beauty products, make up and of course, our kids.

The photo shoot was lots of fun, with Jen playing some great background music and even turning it up at one stage when a favourite song of mine was playing.  All in all, it was such a wonderful experience where I felt very pampered and just a little bit like a rock star.

When I received the images, I was blown away – they were incredible and I thought they really captured ‘me’.  Like most women I’ve always been very critical of myself in photos (unless I’ve had a glass of champagne, and then of course I’m fabulous!) and so to have pictures of myself that I love is just amazing.

I believe that every woman should have amazing photos of themselves and to feel as special and fabulous as I did having my couture portrait session.  These sessions would make a beautiful gift for that special someone, and you could even take your mum / sister / friend along with you for a day of fun with the end result being beautiful photos that you can treasure forever.

We are giving away a portrait session with Couture Perth valued at $190 to one very lucky reader!  You will receive;

  • A couture portrait session for one person to the value of $190
  • Professional hair and make up
  • Five high resolution digital images, for you to print at your leisure
  • A private web gallery of your portrait session

To enter, all you have to do is:

1) Head on over to Couture Perth on Facebook and ‘like’ their page

2) Subscribe to Absolute Amy or follow me on Twitter here.

3) In the comment section below, tell us in 25 words or less why you would love to win a couture portrait session

The competition closes at midnight WST on Thursday 6th September, 2012 and the winner will be announced on Friday 7th September.  Please see T & C’s below.

Good luck lovelies!!

A xxxx

T & C’s

The session will take place at Jen’s home studio in Perth, so you will need to either be in Perth or able to travel to Perth. The shoot will need to be scheduled mid week. As Jen is a natural light photographer, mornings at around 10am are an ideal time to start. This prize is not redeemable for cash. The gift certificate for the portrait session is valid for six months from the date of issue.

Time for Tea : Lemongrass and Ginger

I’ve recently discovered T2’s Lemongrass and Ginger tea and I’ve been having a cup every afternoon.  The taste is fragrantly delicious, warm and soothing and gives me happy memories of being in a day spa in Thailand or Bali, where they usually serve this tea in gorgeous little ceramic cups.

I’ve really been enjoying this little everyday luxury and it would even make a gorgeous gift, perhaps teamed with a delicate T2 tea cup like this ‘Turkish Delight Sky’.

To check out more of the T2 range, head to the website here.

Happy tea drinking!!

A xxxx

Are you a tea drinker?  What’s your favourite?

Do you have a daily indulgence?

Image: Tea Cup