interiors

Nina James has a new room

December 6, 2016

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Nina James has a new room, a big girl’s room as we have been calling it, with a big girl bed and big girl table and chairs to draw at. I can’t believe my baby girl is 2 years and 4 months old. She has grown so much, especially over the last couple of months. In a way, it breaks my heart because my baby is fast becoming a little grown-up but it also makes me so happy to see her progress and grow and learn new things that make us flipping laugh. This child of mine is a real little character and she does and says the most random, awesome stuff. Sometimes Shane and I just literally turn and look at each other and say “Where did that come from?!”

So before I knew it my baby needed a big bed, which in my mind meant a whole room overhaul! Yes please. We wanted to get her a bunk bed because both Shane and I remember being little and absolutely dying for bunk beds. I think I would of run around the world for one if that was humanly possible for a 10-year-old to do! So bunk beds it was! I went looking around and came across a site called Clever Little Monkey who source some of the coolest kids furniture, bedding and decor I’ve ever seen. If you guys are looking for awesome beds and room things for your littles, then definitely check them out.

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COOL STUFF, DESIGN

Eat, Drink & Be Merry

December 5, 2016

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It’s always been a dream of mine to put together a Lucky Pony recipe book, I think about it all the time, how I would shoot it, what I would include. One day when I have loads of free time (when I’m 65!!) maybe I will get around to making one. So when I saw that the ladies over at The Pretty Blog have just come out with their very own Eat, Drink & Be Merry Festive Recipe Collection I was a tad jealous but also so happy because it’ such a nice book and you can see how much time, effort and love has gone into it.

I follow this lot on Instagram and they are always collaborating and posting the most amazing looking things, so I was excited to page through this book with 25 of their favourite recipes from their blog, including a selection of drinks, starters, mains, sides and dessert.

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COOL STUFF, DESIGN

La Fede

November 30, 2016

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If you haven’t heard of La Fede let me tell you a bit about them…they are a local kiddies label whose design takes on a minimalistic approach that lives in a quirky, whimsical world that feeds children’s imaginations.

I bought one of their wooden cameras a few months ago from The Rock-A-Bay Fair so today when my two baby Durrants received a package from the lovely Chantelle, who is the creative hand behind La Fede, I got really excited! When I unwrapped the contents I think I squealed as loud as Nina James did because these toys are amazing in that they have that old-school vintage wooden toy and handmade woolen doll feel, but they’re really unique and cool too.

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FASHION, GIVEAWAYS

Lucky Pony Bonanza Giveaway

November 28, 2016

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Last week I started my 5- day long Lucky Pony Bonanza Giveaway on my Instagram account where I gave away one awesome local product a day for 5 days. The response to the giveaway was amazing! I was blown away by everyone’s support and I’d just like to say thanks so much to everyone who entered and well done to those who won. For those who didn’t win, I have some good news – I’m giving away ALL the products that I featured last week in ONE package to ONE lucky person!

Yip, all five products which come from local labels that I love and support are going to be shipped off to one winner to either enjoy by themselves or share with a friend or two.

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My Recipes

Naked Cinammon cake with Milktart Buttercream

November 24, 2016

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I often collect loads and loads of recipes in the hopes that I will one day get to make all the delicious things in them, but the truth is I only get to bake every now and then because time is just not on my side. If I could, I would bake all the time, literally! Baking makes me so happy because you get to make something with your own two hands that you then get to shove in your mouth afterward.

I was perusing The Pretty Blog when I came across a recipe for a Naked Cinnamon cake with Milktart Buttercream icing which not only sounded amazing but looked amazing too. This recipe instantly moved to the top of my list because of these two words – cinnamon and milktart, need I say more?

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COOL STUFF, photography

Matthew Mole – Holding On

November 23, 2016

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Yay I’m so excited for you guys to see this ‘little’ project that I got to work on with my friends Matthew Mole, Adi Koen and Alastair Thomas. A few weeks back we shot Matthew’s new music video for his latest single ‘Holding On’. We had loads of fun coming up with the scenarios in this video as well as art directing and styling it! I love my job, it changes all the time and I get to a part of cool things like this, which makes me very happy!

Well done to everyone who worked on this, I’m sending out high-5’s to you all and well done Matthew for writing such nice songs and for most importantly, letting us drop 202 viennas on your head.

If you haven’t watched the video yet, have a squizz and let me know what you think. Enjoy!

This is one of our Churche jobs, if you’re keen to work with us, please drop me a mail.

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