Before I sign off for a couple of weeks, I wanted to thank you all so much for your support this past year. Thanks to all of the comments, the tweets, the retweets, the facebooking, instagraming, the pinning and most of all, for being here to read my little take on both the beautiful and the delicious. A special thank you to the lovely friends who took time out to be a guest in one of my regular features, My Space, On The Wall, 5 Decorating Questions and 5 Food Questions. You all rock and each of you are such a source of inspiration!
If you love a bit of DIY then you’re going to love Mette from Monsters Circus! Since discovering her blog a little over six months ago, I’m in constant awe of the stunning and very simple DIY creations that Mette comes up with. They’re always in trend, usually with that pared back Danish look and all are esthetically beautiful images that are very pin worthy. Today, I’m so pleased to have Mette sharing her workspace with us for the My Space regular feature.
How was your weekend? I hope it was how it should be this time of year, crazy busy but fun! Today is a pretty special day for me because I’m celebrating my 13-year wedding anniversary with Guillaume. We haven’t got anything planned immediately as it kind of crept up on us this year but we do have one bottle of fine French champagne chilling in the fridge.
Have you heard about Printic? It’s a free downloadable App that allows you to print high quality glossy polaroid-style prints directly from your Android or iOS smartphone. The great news is that you could win one of two packs of ten prints just in time for you to capture and share your festive season moments! Details of how to enter are below.
Let me introduce you to Sarah; a Kiwi who writes a brilliant food blog, From The Kitchen. It’s a fairly recent discovery that I was so happy when I did. You know the ones, every image pin worthy, and loads of delicious and mostly uncomplicated looking recipes. Sarah’s day job is that of a recipe developer, food stylist and photographer so you can imagine what her readers are in for. Coupled with that is a friendly writing voice that you can’t help smile while reading – you’ll get an idea about what I mean with her answers below. Really, if you haven’t yet met the blog, “In The Kitchen”, make sure you pop over to say hi, you won’t be disappointed! It’s without saying that I’m so pleased to have Sarah here today to answer my 5 Food Questions!
I have five more New Zealand Made Christmas gift ideas today. The first is something on the wish list to use not as a stool but as a bedside table. Designed by Timothy John and owner of the uber cool Paper Plane Store, The Side Kick low stool would make a very special and practical gift for the furniture design appreciator. It comes in five different steel base colours and two different solid ash hardwood top finishes.
I’m always on the hunt for handmade products with a bit of edge so you could imagine my delight when I stumbled upon the very cool Koromiko online store. Koromiko was founded by Tracey George, a New Zealander based in The States – I know, I know, these clever Kiwis. Tracey curates a beautiful range of international handmade products with the eye for beautiful design. Behind the store is Koromiko’s promise to support independent designers that make goods in small batch runs and who are sustainable in their practices.
Let me introduce you to some beautifully elegant cushions that are the latest addition to the expanding range of affordable luxury brand, CULTIVER.
When I first saw them, I got in touch with Nicolle Sullivan, the founder of CULTIVER and a sponsor of this blog to tell her how much I love them! She told me that she wanted to offer something unique and special to the market so spent quite some time searching to find the perfect fit to her brand. I’m glad she did!