Make, Eat, Drink

The Tea Sisters | Storm & India

12.09.2016
Food & Travel, Make, Eat, Drink
2 Comments

The Tea Sisters | Storm & India

Since their launch a couple of years ago, Storm and India Tea Sisters have brought the glamour back to the tea scene. They caught everyone’s attention with the Tea Van, serving specialty brews from a cool polished chrome sixties van at events and markets around Auckland. More recently they have collaborated with Little Bird Organics to educate the detox and health benefits of their handcrafted organic tea. While there has been a cheeky twist, they have always taken tea very seriously and they’ve pleased everyone from the ordinary drinkers, to the connoisseurs. I’m a huge tea lover; it is a ritual for me, and reading India’s answers to my questions for NZ Month, has brought me to a new level of appreciation.

Read more on The Tea Sisters | Storm & India…

French Country Collections’ Winter Table & a Flatbread Recipe

09.03.2016
Food & Travel, Make, Eat, Drink
0 Comments

French Country Collections' Winter Table

On Sunday I developed a nasty head cold. I was at my worst on Monday and feeling rather sorry for myself. The autumn sun was shining outside but all I felt like doing was snuggling up on my couch and eating comfort food. That afternoon, I received a delivery from French Country Collections. The impeccably styled catalogue included suggested everything “comfort” that I was craving that day; rich moody hues, a seat by the warm fireplace and an enviable table setting. The blues are set off beautifully with the classic gold accessories. Strangely enough, this summer loving girl was looking forward to winter. You heard it here first!

Read more on French Country Collections’ Winter Table & a Flatbread Recipe…

Summer Aperitif and friendships

05.02.2016
Food & Travel, Getaway, Make, Eat, Drink
4 Comments

Summer Aperitif and friendships10

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you would have seen that I recently got back from a week away in the Coromandel. We rented a house with a great big deck with one amazing view. To make the holiday even more special, one of my oldest and dear friends from Australia, Tash, her husband Dave and their two boys were able to visit us for three nights while they were here.

Read more on Summer Aperitif and friendships…

Urban Jungle Bloggers Planty Wishes

21.12.2015
Food & Travel, Make, Eat, Drink
6 Comments

Urban Jungle Bloggers Planty Wishes

When Judith and Igor set the theme for us to share our Urban Jungle Bloggers Planty Wish for 2016, my immediate thought was for tolerance and compassion towards everyone sharing this planet.

Read more on Urban Jungle Bloggers Planty Wishes…

My Christmas Menu

11.12.2015
Food & Travel, Make, Eat, Drink
2 Comments

our christmas menu.

I’m a little more organised this year compared to last, and spent Wednesday scouring the Internet to put together my Christmas menu. Wow, a whole two weeks before! This is something that I usually put off until the very last minute as I see to all of the other urgent things like – presents! I also don’t have the pressure to be super prepared because it’s usually just us on the day. I still like to do something special though, and the kids adore the pretty table and whole experience.

Read more on My Christmas Menu…

Banana Buttermilk Layer Cake

14.09.2015
Food & Travel, Make, Eat, Drink
0 Comments

banana buttermilk layer cake

For the first time in years I have an oven that bakes cakes perfectly. The temperature is exact, the heat even. We’re on a bit of a roll with birthdays in this family at the moment so it’s been getting a bit of work out and each and every time, the cake has been baked to perfection. I’m pretty excited by this and I’m in the baking mode! I experimented with an old recipe for my son’s class birthday cake, which turned out well. This weekend I expanded on it again, and I’ve come up with a pretty delicious banana buttermilk layer cake. It’s also fairly simple to make.

Read more on Banana Buttermilk Layer Cake…

The “How To” French Soirée

10.07.2015
Food & Travel, Make, Eat, Drink
2 Comments

The how to French soiree

Just a few days now until Bastille Day and I thought that some of you Francophiles might have fun creating a little French dinner party for your friends. This “how to” French soirée is the kind of thing that I’d do and is not overly complicated:

Read more on The “How To” French Soirée…

Friends for Dinner | Hot Smoked Salmon

24.04.2015
Food & Travel, Make, Eat, Drink
10 Comments

IG salmon

Our friend Teia, has spoilt us many times with his homemade hot smoked salmon. I remember the first time he made it for us; Guillaume and I felt like it was a bit of a revelation. It’s something we quite often purchased pre-made, but when you taste the homemade version… well it really is something else.

Read more on Friends for Dinner | Hot Smoked Salmon…

Life and behind the scenes of
Styled Canvas on Instagram
  • We are staying in the loveliest Riad in the hearthellip
  • Door and floor goals In fact Im taking a photohellip
  • My people and Palais el Bahia opulence
  • These kids I dont know if they have it inhellip
  • How crazy to find out that we are in Marrakechhellip
  • Always find a terrace to look over the pink cityhellip
  • Riad elegance marrakech everywhereyoulook
  • Majorelle Blue coupled with terracotta yellow and plants An artisthellip
  • The spectacular Jardin Majorelle  an urbanjunglebloggers dream
  • I went a little crazy with the videos today andhellip
  • Good morning from Marrakech! We arrived yesterday early evening andhellip
  • Its Friday End of school term Aaand were going tohellip
Styled Canvas