Thursday, 29 November 2012

Bar Carts

I know it's nothing new but I'm totally obsessed with bar carts! Yes, I love a cocktail, or two, but I also love the idea of making a well stocked bar a feature of a room - just like these colourful vintage looking carts above. I don't currently have the space for one, but as soon as I get a place big enough I'm pulling all of my booze out from the cupboard above the fridge and moving it onto one of these babies. With some fancy decanters, bottle stoppers, cocktail shakers and the lovely collection of eclectic glasses that I've collected along the years I'll be all stocked up and ready for entertaining.

The Madison Mixer (top image) from Society Social is at the top of my wish list, comes in custom colours and can be ordered online for Australian delivery at Ada & Darcy.

Just looking at these makes me thristy!!

*Images via Pinterest

Friday, 23 November 2012

Zucchini Fritters

Last week was a little hectic, leaving me with little time to cook. I try to avoid take-away so I made a batch of these zucchini fritters that could be eaten over a couple of days. These are one of my favourites - so tasty and extremely easy to make. It's a bonus that they're as equally nice served warm or eaten cold the next day - I'm usually eating them cold whilst standing in front of the fridge!

500g zucchini (about 4), grated
1 teaspoon sea salt
6 spring onions, finely chopped
125g feta cheese
1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
1/4 cup mint leaves, finely chopped
2 eggs
1/2 cup flour
Salt and pepper, to taste
Olive oil, for shallow frying

Put the zucchini into a colander and sprinkle with salt and stand for 30 minutes. Squeeze out the excess liquid and pat with with paper towel. Combine the zucchini, spring onion, feta, parsley, mint, egg, flour, salt and pepper and mix well. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Drop heaped tablespoons of the mixture into the oil, flatten slightly to form small patties. Fry in batches for 3 minutes on each side, or until golden and cooked through. Drain on paper towel. Serve with lemon wedges and yoghurt sauce. Makes about 16.

Yoghurt Sauce
Mix 125g plain yoghurt (or sour cream) with a minced garlic clove and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.


Sunday, 18 November 2012

What I Wore

1  W O R K
Dorothy Perkins Dress | Madewell Heels | Coach Bag | Michael Kors Watch

2  L U N C H  D A T E
Witchery Tee | ASOS Skirt | Nude Footwear Heels | Balenciaga Bag | Michael Kors Watch

3  R U N N I N G  E R R A N D S
Saint James Top | Zara Jeans | Sambag Flats | H&M Necklace | Burberry Bag


Tuesday, 13 November 2012

DIY Glitter Vase

I'm a massive fan of reusing old jars for vases, lanterns (see my DIY Old Jar Lanterns post) glasses and storage. Since seeing a number of glitter vases on Pinterest I've been dying to pimp some of my old jars so gave it a go with some bronze glitter this past weekend.

To make one at home, you'll need:

- Old jars
- Glitter
- Glue that drys clear (I use Mod Podge)
- Brushes
- Masking Tape
- A paper plate or something wide to hold your glitter in

STEP 1 Put some paper down to protect your work surface (I did this outside as glitter can get everywhere)
STEP 2 Stick masking tape on your jar to mark out where you want the glitter to finish (you could do the whole jar but I wanted glitter 2/3 of the way up)
STEP 3 Brush a moderate amount of glue under your masking tape and roll your jar in the glitter (if you have any gaps, simply brush on a little extra glue and re-roll it)
STEP 4 Turn your jar upside down and leave it for 30 minutes to dry completely

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Beaded Headband Updo

I love the step-by-step hair tutorials on Pinterest so thought I'd start doing some of my own. This look is surprisingly easy - start with a messy ponytail, add a headband, secure loose ends with bobby pins and finish with a bit of hairspray. Here's the step-by-step guide to making a boring bun effortlessly glamourous. 

STEP 1 Tie your hair up into a high ponytail at the back of your head
STEP 2 Put your headband in. I pulled my hair out a little at the crown to create height and add texture
STEP 3 Grab two sections of hair
STEP 4 Loop these sections of hair (one at a time) and use bobby pins to secure in place
STEP 5 You are left with a section at the top and the bottom
STEP 6 Loop the bottom section of hair under and secure with pins
STEP 7 Loop the top section under and secure with another pin
STEP 8 Check the back and secure any loose hair with pins. Spray with hairspray to hold
STEP 9 The finished look


Sunday, 4 November 2012

October In Instagram

Cocktails at Potato Head | Bali sunset | Wedding do | Coach Legacy Penny
Villa Alice Bali | Fresh flowers | You are my sunshine | DIY Glitter Vase
Poolside | Caramello Koala | The wedding | Double Braid
Cupcake Class | Tan accessories | New outdoor setting | Early Xmas shopping


Saturday, 3 November 2012

What I Wore

1  W O R K
Zara Shirt | Whistles Skirt | Basque Heels | Balenciaga Bag

2  W O R K
Topshop Dress | Madewell Heels | Coach Bag

3  C A S U A L  F R I D A Y
Witchery Tee | Zara Pants | Madewell Heels | Balenciaga Bag | Michael Kors Watch

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