Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year

I thought I'd get in early. So Happy New Year everyone! I hope you have an amazing night tonight and it's all you hoped it to be. 

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Spoons: Christmas desserts

This is just a little peek at the desserts me and my mum made for our second Christmas family dinner this week. Cinnamon scrolls and berry meringue layer cake. We spent the whole of boxing day baking and making (being at my nans in the country meant no Boxing Day sales). I'd made the scrolls before but the layer cake was a first try. They both tasted amazing! I'm actually eating one of the last scrolls now with a cup of apple tea whilst watching pleasantville. Pretty good hey.

I'll post the recipes. One tomorrow and one next week. When you see how easy it is you'll make it straight away!

Did you make anything yummy for Christmas?


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas. Happy holiday. I hope you, your family and friends have or are having a wonderful day depending on where you are. We are at my nans, opened presents had pancakes for breakfast then opened some more presents. And looking forward to nannas roast lamb and lemon meringue tonight. Then headed for a belated Christmas dinner with the cousins in a few days.

Merry Christmas to all!! Big hugs.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Holiday season

Yesterday we took the long drive to celebrate Christmas with the family. Seven hours of winding roads and country side stretching along side coupled with my brand new iPhone 4s meant that instagram got a but of a workout.

For those of you that follow me on instagram you would have seen all my photos. But here's a few of my faves.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and your family. I hope you have a relaxing holiday season.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Wishlist for the home.

1. Made by Girl Gold Love print by Jen Ramos
2. Kenwood Patissier Mixer ($329)
3. Fred teacupcakes ($29.95)
4. Head Chef Silicon Measuring Spoon ($12.95)
5. Wedgwood Golden Bird Small Bowl  
6. Gold Glasses One King's Lane 
7. 100 ideas book from sportsgirl
8. Glasshouse candle from Peter Alexander
9.Jen Ramos Cocoa and Hearts painting

I've wanted to have a Jen Ramos piece in my house, but I need to do a bit of de-cluttering on my walls first so it can have somewhere to live. And who wouldn't want to make teacupcakes. I wasn't intentionally going for everything in shades of purple and gold but after the first few it just kind of happened. I guess it makes sense though because my room is decorated in gold and purple. 


A little bit of our Christmas decorations for the year. Happy Holidays! I love this time of year.  


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Letters to Haiti

I think that some people just have so much good in their soul that they are bound for greatness. I believe that Coco Rocha is one of those people. When she first saw the reports devastation in Haiti right after it happened on the news she remembers "sitting in an airport telling James (her husband) we had to do something to help" and that's just what she did. She partnered up with LakayPAM a non profit organisation that provides orphans in Haiti with shelter, food, medical care and education. After beginning 'letters to Haiti' Coco and Behati Prinsloo along with Coco's Husband took the trip to Haiti to meet the Orphans that they had worked so hard for. The rest of the story you can hear from Coco in the documentary, which is beautiful, do yourself a favor and press play.

If you only watch one youtube video today, or this week or this month, it should be Coco's 'Letters to Haiti'

Coco, Behati and other models including Karlie Kloss all showed up last night to premier the film and display Behati's amazing photography from the trip that were put up for silent auction 

There are more photos like this on Coco's tumblr and if you happen to be living under a rock with no internet connection you should also check out Coco's twitter and

Be great xx

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Shower and shoes.

I've been a terrible blogger lately I know. I'm sorry I've been a buzy little bee. But that's no excuse. I have a gift guide planned for tomorrow, so you can look forward to that. Until then here's a little something to tie you over.

These are from Jewelry Designer, Jennifer Fisher's  New York apartment via The Coveteur do yourself a favour and go and check out the rest of the images. She is one stylish chick, of her wardrobe she says 

"I built this closet around my shower so that I could multi-task…get clean and pick out an outfit at once! I love being able to see everything. Two kids leaves me little time to think about what to wear, so this helps."

I personally cannot thing of anything more perfect than this. And being the organisation happy girl I am I love the neatness and organisation of her wardrobe. It would have to be organised in front of your shower though. Please can I have this. 

I promise I'll be back tomorrow. 

Hollee x