Travel & Restaurants

Rock-A-Baby 2017

July 20, 2017

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It is that time of the year again, the time where all the loveliest baby/kiddy brands from around the country get together in one glorious space and make all moms, moms-to-be and just about anyone in general who likes cute things ooh and aaa left, right and center.

The Rock-A-Baby 2017 opened yesterday and is set to run until this Sunday the 23rd of July. This time around it’s taking place in the ever delightful 44 Stanley which means that you will be surrounded by good restaurants and nice pretty courtyards for the kids to run around in. In the actual pop-up shop is made up of numerous tables and shelves of beautiful, beautiful,beautiful baby goods, luckily for me, I had two bags, a camera and a toddler to juggle so I couldn’t do too much damage on my credit card! There is also a very cool little play corner filled with the prettiest climbing apparatus (compliments of the team behind this pop-up the Kimmy and Bear girls, Alex, Cheska and Bailey – guys your designs are amazing) and activity tables for kids to let loose in.

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COOL STUFF, GIVEAWAYS

GIVEAWAY: Faithful To Nature

July 17, 2017

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There is a wonderful local site that I often order things off of called Faithful to Nature who sell authentically natural and organic products that have been personally checked by them, so that you know without a shadow of a doubt that every single thing from their wide offering has been checked to make sure that it really is as green and as safe as its manufacturers claim it is!

Faithful To Nature sells all sorts of awesome products and one of the things that I love the most about them is that most of their goods are locally made as they always try to support local where they can! Their products are cruelty-free and they do not sell anything that they suspect or are aware contain GMO ingredients. So whether you are looking for citrus scented organic dishwashing liquid; organic pumpkin seeds; an organic anti-cellulite cream; vegan nail polish or gluten free flour, you’ll be sure to find it here. They also sell homeware, things for your pets, gifts and the list goes on.

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My Recipes

Hot Chocolate Cake

July 14, 2017

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I’m guessing that 98% of you who read this post will agree with me when I say that cake is awesome and so is a good hot chocolate! The other 2% that don’t I’m also guessing have stumbled across my blog by mistake, whilst searching for talking mystical lucky ponies who they are convinced live amongst us and are biding their time before they take over the world.

Here and there on Pinterest I have been seeing quite a lot of something called a Hot Chocolate Cake which combines chocolate cake, chocolate-fudge-like icing, and marshmallow frosting together, which are all drool-worthy components so I was like I need to make me a Hot Chocolate Cake now. Cut to three failed cake bakes and two chocolate icing recipes later and finally I had managed to put together a Hot Chocolate Cake which I thought was worthy of the 98% of you who I know will love it, as well as the remaining 2% and their future leaders The Talking Ponies.

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interiors

Olly Polly

June 30, 2017

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My dear friend Genevieve has just launched a brand spanking new Play Section on her online site for her beautiful kiddies label called Olly Polly. Genevieve’s story is so awesome it started with her just making things for her own daughter’s room whilst fueling her life-long love of design, that then turned into her designing a few pieces for her friends which has now bloomed into her very own little business named after her gorgeous little girl Olive.

I’m so proud of Genevieve she has created something really special and her whole collection which includes toys, furniture and decor is just magical! The pieces are practical but playful too and I think she has hit the nail on the head in terms of mixing these two elements together perfectly.

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Travel & Restaurants

Momo Soko

June 28, 2017

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Oooh, I’m a sucker for all food Asian, I think if I could eat Udon noodles and Gyozas all day long I’d be the happiest person on this planet. I’ve always thought to myself that I would love to learn how to make more Asian inspired food, so if anyone knows of a place that gives lessons, please let me know so I can make my udon wishes come true.

But for now, I’m happy to say that literally just down the road from me there is a brand spanking new restaurant called Momo Soko in Illovo which serves amazing, slightly modernized Asian street food which looks, smells and tastes like what food dreams are made of!

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