New York Christmas, Recipes & Stories Review + 2 Free Recipes

21.11.2017
Food & Travel, Make, Eat, Drink
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I first experienced my American Christmas when I was fifteen years old. Coming from Australia, where we celebrate with barbeques on the beach, it was like something out of this world. There was a particular fragrance that circled around the festive tunes that played in the shopping malls. Decorations weren’t spared and people literally walked the streets with beautifully wrapped boxes piled on top of the other to put under the tree, just like in the movies. We were there visiting my step-mother’s family, so we spent a lot of our time celebrating in their homes and sampling all of the seasonal specialties. And then there was the snow! Flipping through the recently released cookbook, New York Christmas by Lisa Nieschlag and Lars Wentrup, took me back to that magical Christmas I spent as a fifteen year old. Let me tell you a little bit about it, along with sharing a couple of the Christmas recipes from the book.

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Dutch Design Week 2017 Day 2: House Tour, The Young Collectors

15.11.2017
Interior & Design, Voyeurist
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Just before leaving Eindhoven on our final day of Dutch Design Week, we visited the open home, “The Young Collectors”. The renovated nineteen thirties home was curated by designers, Ruben and Iris of Studio Thier and van Daalen. The initial reason for organising the exhibition, was to show their recently studio-designed and installed kitchen. They then had the idea to expand on this by showcasing some more of their home furniture, lighting and accessory designs, along with that of some of their favourite designers.

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Dutch Design Week 2017 | Day 1 Favourites

25.10.2017
Interior & Design, Makers
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You may have seen on my Instagram, that I was part of a group of bloggers #BlogTeamDDW organised by Holly and Desiree, covering the Dutch Design Week over the weekend. It was so great to catch up again with friends, some of those I hadn’t even met in person, yet I’ve known for years. I also got to meet some lovely new faces. I love this online blog world for that, it is the perfect tool to bring people together with the same interests. With that in mind, we were bound to have fun together exploring our love! That we did, with two full days exploring the Dutch design scene and a very special evening at the launch of the new NLXL wallpaper, Timber Strips by Piet Hein Eek. Piet’s friend, the one and only, Paola Navone cooked for us (!!) and Rossana Orlandi was also a guest. But more of that, and day two, coming up in a later post.

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FORMEX AW17 | Stelton, The Stockholm Collection

12.10.2017
Interior & Design, Let's Shop, Scandinavian Design
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I have a huge admiration for the Danish design company, Stelton, so I was quite curious to see what new product releases they would have at the AW17 FORMEX. Without a doubt, the hero story was around the STOCKHOLM  collection.

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A Quote for a Friday

06.10.2017
Lifestyle, Thoughts
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Today we’re heading away for the weekend to recharge the batteries. We’ve packed our gumboots, boardgames and books, and we intend to do nothing else but soak up the country air, and each other’s company. I love moments like that and I realise that we haven’t done it as a family for quite some time. Lately all of our getaways have been more of the go, go, go kind. They’ve all been so much fun, but we forgot the stop element. I find that booking a weekend away is a great way to unwind. It’s a small commitment so you don’t feel like you’re wasting your holiday time doing nothing. Although writing that, next summer I intend to book a beach house somewhere warm and do nothing else but swim, read, eat and go for long walks on the sand. So if you have any recommendations for me in Europe, let me know.

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11 Things I’ve Learnt in 12 Months Living in Stockholm

03.10.2017
Life in Sweden, My Home & Life in Stockholm, Lifestyle
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Last week saw the one year anniversary of us arriving in Stockholm. I can’t believe how quickly that time has gone by can you? It’s been a fantastic and very busy year for us settling in. While we’ve spent a lot of time exploring the city, we haven’t really explored the country itself. I guess this is because we’ve used up holidays going to France (twice), Morocco, Cyprus and Germany. This is in no way because we want to escape, it’s the sudden feeling of freedom of close proximity to all of these places after living in Australia and New Zealand for so long.  While we will continue to hop on the plane and make the most of Europe and surrounds, this next year we will definitely be exploring this beautiful country.

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My Stockholm Apartment Workspace

22.09.2017
Interior & Design, Styled Space
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Hello everyone! I hope you’re all set for a great weekend. While today is really overcast here, it looks like we’re in for some beautiful Autumn weather over the next couple of days. One thing about living in Sweden is that you get to experience all of the seasons and each of them has something special to offer and to look forward to. Thinking about our lovely walks in the crisp air when we first arrived here, I realised that we landed in Stockholm a year ago yesterday. Can you believe it? Time has flown by so quickly. We actually flew out to Cyprus the very next day, so officially we’ve been living here a year next Thursday. I also realised the other day that I haven’t shown you much of our Stockholm apartment, so I thought today I’ll share some photos of my little workspace with you. Fancy a peek?

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