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Last week we had the opening of Deja View Cinema, and oh my, it was awesome! Fantastic turnout, such a great vibe. The beloved ‘John Candybar’ was a hit! We opened with a bang, featuring Terminator 2 on Thursday night and Gremlins 2 on the Friday (which I had never actually seen – Seb does all the programming). Both movies were amazing to watch with a big audience, super fun. Check out the program and pop down sometime! More info at deja-view.com.au.   Righto, so back to the post… Quite

Well things have progressed slowly with the wedding plans, although I’ve still got a lot of the essential things that need doing. You know, just things like caterers, buses and accommodation… but THE dress has been bought! It’s amazing and I love it. Yes! Unfortunately you’re all going to have to wait until March to see it. Don’t worry, I’m sure it’s going to come around really soon. Gulp. So much to do!     Righto, as you may (or may not be aware) today is the MELBOURNE CUP! It’s

Happy Easter everyone! Not my usual Tuesday post but I’m sure you’ll all forgive me – right? I made this Fruity White Wine Sangria a while ago for the Adeline & Lumiere Christmas recipe book (take a quick look here or click on the link on the right to download). I’ve been busy photographing all sorts of bits and bobs over the last few weeks. This week I shot some of my friend Sophie Curtain‘s beautiful products. Sophie is a textile designer and 1/6th of the textile design group Full Drop Co.

After making a good batch of lemoncello, I just had to make some delicious concoction from them! This cocktail is super simple and refreshing, which makes it perfect for the Christmas/holiday season, in both hemispheres. I whipped these up,photographed them after work and served it to Seb when he arrived home after a hard day in the office. Yeah, I totally felt like I was in Mad Men. Betty Draper inspired. :) x e.     Lemoncello & Prosecco Cocktail Lemoncello Prosecco Lemon zest Lemon juice 1.  Add one shot (30mls)

We’re now officially in December so it’s time to start thinking about presents people. Why not make some delicious homemade lemoncello? You’ll need at least 10 days for it to sit and let the lemons infuse so get your skates on. My dad LOVES lemoncello and has been harping on about how his mates have made their own. Dad – you were my inspirations and this now proves that I do listen to you! Decorate the bottles up with some ribbon, a small Christmas decoration or a little tag and

Good golly miss molly! Firstly apologies for not posting last week. In the end I decided I wouldn’t put myself through the stress of trying to knock something together whilst away for my birthday celebrations. Did I mention I had a big milestone birthday this year? My birthday is only 9 days after Seb’s (who is also born in the some year). A few months ago we decided that we should send off our 20s in style and indeed we did! We thought we’d celebrate it with one massive Halloween

It’s Pickle Club time again but this time with a twist! If you’re not sure what P.C is, you can read a bit more about it here. This time round Madame Brussels is collaborating with the Pickles Lovers Association of Melbourne (aka Pickle Club). Madame Brussels presents “Get Pickled on Pickles!” with special guest bartender Shane Byrne from Gin Palace. Shane will be mixing up a whole range of delicious cocktails with our pickled/preserved goodies.     I decided to make a fruit syrup to go with my designated cocktail

Augh what a weekend! My sister popped up from Hobart on Friday so we went for a very quick bite to eat at Mamasita (delish) followed by a trip to the footy (Cats vs Hawks). Now we’re not massive fans of football (and we don’t particularly support either of these teams) but this was one of the best games I have EVER seen! We decided to go for the Cats which is my niece’s team (which she chose because she likes pussy cats – cute!). On the final siren the

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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY! I hope you all had a fun filled festive season and ate lots of fabulous feasts (I know I filled my quota).  As I mentioned in my previous post, I took two weeks off work and went down to Tassie for the holidays.  Every year I forget just how fantastic Hobart is over the Christmas and New Year period.  There’s the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race (which was a nail biter this year) and of course the ever popular Taste Festival which had a revamp this year. My favourites