Friday, 28 June 2013

FF: Suits!

Yes, by now we all know my obsession with suits and guess what?

I have finally got round to watching Suits the tv legal drama and oh dear lord, Mr Harvey Specter takes suits to a whole new level.

He exclusively wears Tom Ford suits that are in the eye-popping ball park of $10,000!

It's so refreshing seeing a classically handsome man don beautifully tailored timeless and powerful suits.

Men - take a note or two out of Mr Specter's style books please!

I don't have the words to describe what goes on in my mind and soul when I see this man on my tv screen.

The character of Mike Ross is also pretty damn attractive, especially cosidering he is a genius and all. And I do rather admire his atire as well - it's just a little more metro, skinny ties and all that sartorial jazz.

So I shall let the image do the talking.



So sorry this is so short, I've been swamped in the general business of life.

See you Tuesday.

xx

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

We are creatures of habit

So naturally I do not have an actual post for you today.

Never fear I do have news:

Here's my first 2 articles for creativedrinks.com.au

Cupcakes!

Spiegeltent.

Please spread the word - we want to get more people involved, especially students we want to socialise and get their work noticed at the same time!

We are looking at having a networking event sometime in August so keep your eyes peeled, it's sure to be a thrill.

I'll have something for you next Tuesday as I am from here on in devoted my free Thursdays to baking.

(Creature of habit will beg to differ, but we humans are capable of great things)

See you Friday and in the mean time enjoy the ramblings of the young team at Creative Drinks.


xx

Friday, 21 June 2013

FF: Royal Ascot!

Oh how I love this time of year. The weather is cool and the fashion is beautiful and over in a far part of the world a race of royal proportions begins.

Did you guess what colour the Queen wore?

When is she ever not in pastel! But Queen I bow to you, for you know what works on you.

So over the the weird, wacky and beautiful of Ascot millinery.

Ascot takes novelty hats to a whole new stratosphere and without them, well, where's the fun in that.

Oh my oh my, talk about a love of her country...


There's something about this photo that gets me all gooey inside. Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows everywhere.


Ummm.... I think she meant to go to the 5 year old arts and craft class.


This man turned horse racing on its' head.


Cake anyone?


Loving this turban. And that stealy stare - she's rocking the look right down to the attitude.


The much loved Queen with a streak of highlighter pink, you classy little woman you!


And to end, words can't describe how perfect this photo is to me. Men in top hats amongst a sky of Union Jack bunting, perfect. Click here.

Ciao

xx

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

TT: Blueberry Bundles

Sorry this is a day late, was engrossed in the beauty that was the socceroos - we are going to the World Cup!

What's a girl to do but eat blueberries all day!

The berry family lures me in with their good looks and sweetness so put it together with a cake and you've got yourself a pretty little bundle of joy.

These are my blueberry cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting - my absolute favourite! Not too sweet and always a crowd pleaser.

These were delicious straight out of the oven but served cold worked just as well.

In other news, I have just started an internship with Margin Media for Creative Drinks - please check out the website, get reading, get networking and jump on board.

It's a really amazing, creative team with funky offices and a brilliant mission on their shoulders.

It's young and raring to make a difference - hope you can join me on this adventure.

I'll be writing about my foodie adventures there so hey presto - you get to read more of my words of "wisdom".


Ciao for now and fingers crossed I'll see you Friday.

xx

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

TT: Custardy comforts

Sometimes you can find some gems in unexpected places.

It's masterchef season and the free recipes books are storming into Coles! 

Ok so I'm not a Curtis Stone fan but this stone recipe really did the trick.

He calls it lemon custard pudding but I'm going to rename it lemon cheats soufflé with a honey anglaise. It rose like a soufflé and boy did it look like one, granted it wasn't a soufflé but it had the lightness of one and he eggs to boot. 

So here it is - I loved it, it warmed the soul and emptied the mind of all worries.



Sunday, 9 June 2013

SS: 1950s?

Am I still dreaming or did my eyes deceive me? Did I by some unknown power get transported back to the 1950s?

This image comes to you courtesy of a friend who knew this man would make my day.

Roger Stirling anyone? Put a ciggie in one hand and a glass of scotch in the other and it's real life mad men!

I love the touch of modernity in the form of his doc martens - this man has got some serious class going on.



Fingers cross more Sunday post will be back.... 'Humans of Brisbane'? Well, here's hoping I get off my behind and do some more Brisbaney exploration.

I have officially finished my last ever semester 1 of uni so no more excuses!

xx

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

TT: It's a Classic


It was time to go back to basics. We all know how much of a sucker I am for nostalgia, for a past time, for a classic of any sort.

This week it's the upside down pineapple cake.

There's a funny story behind my baking this cake and you'll never guess how it started. You see, sadly I am now very familiar with the latest Play School cast. For overseas readers this is the all time and all loved children's television show where presenters read stories, play games and beloved soft toys all around. It was my hole childhood growing up and with a little nephew it has become a part of my life again. A favourite episode of my nephew's contains the presenter making, rather poorly an upside down pineapple cake.

And thus the notion was just right there for the taking - my little nephew had to see this in real life, done properly (let's incorporate all the flour in fully now!) Of course I used a different and I'm almost 100% positive better recipe and it turned rather upside-downy delicious. I would suggest you serve it warm and with a dollop of cream - because what isn't better with cream!

I'm dreadfully sorry my camera hasn't been getting any sort of work out of late, this dismal almost-all-eaten iPhone photo is going to have to suffice.




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