Thursday, March 31, 2011

april fool

It seems I’ve played an April Fools on myself.

I’ve wanted sunnies of a certain shape for some time. I found a pair of Karen Walkers that fit the bill and were dirt cheap. I was thrilled because Karen Walker sunglasses usually suit me and because of the dirt cheapness. I waited patiently for them in the mail and then today, on April 1st, they arrived.

(Karen Walker Sol Invictus sunglasses)

Note to self: always, always, always try on sunglasses before you buy them. The arms on them are swell though.

What's not a joke at the moment is my love of sweaters. I'm slowly building up a little collection of comfy knits and pieces.

(Sportsgirl sweater, Therese Rawsthorne leather skirt, Gorman clogs)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

hunting for george launch

As I write this I’m trying with all my might not to eat a candle, that’s right a candle. It’s scented with basil, lime and mandarin and is the most delicious scent I’ve smelt in ages, more bewitching than a Maccas cheeseburger when severely hungover.

I picked up this PJ’s Tea Party soy candle last night at the Hunting for George launch party. I've written before about the onling store here.

Lucy and Jo the owners did an amazing job from choosing the space (Pillar of Salt in Richmond with their colander light fittings) to the invites which were printed on the backs of old book covers. Clever girls!

I wore my new Lonely Hearts dress and the goody bags came in what I'd call a Hunting for Bag library bag.

Isn't the print beautiful?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

black and gold

While the cricket has been on in my lounge room, I’ve been re-watching West Wing (I’m up to Series 5 - not one of my favourites) and playing in my wardrobe. I came across this Make Believe necklace which I thought I’d lost a year ago.

(Make Believe necklace, Nicholas blouse)

I’m so excited find it and wear it again, especially with this newish clutch. I adore black and gold together although I usually tend to stick to silver jewellery. It’s nice to shake things up a bit.

(sass&bide clutch)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I have an 85 year old neighbour who likes to give me old Women’s Weeklies and Pets Magazines. Sometimes they are 3 plus years old but I still like them all the same and I’ve learnt a thing or two from them. Two of the best things I’ve learnt from these wise, old bibles are:

1. When sitting across from your cat stare him in the eyes for a while and then blink slowly and then continue the stare. This is a cat version of a kiss.

2. Moroccan Meatballs

These balls are so simple to make and are packed with flavour, like fresh mint and preserved lemon. They're perfect for pitas, served over couscous or as tapas.

You just combine all the ingredients together with your hands.

(the mix)

And then roll into small balls, chill and chuck them in a pan of oil to cook through and golden up.

I’ve served these balls over minted couscous with pomegranate seeds and fruit chutney. Mind the shoddy picture, the table was set with candles and it was from an iphone.

Balls Up!

Recipe for Womans Day Morrocan Meatballs:

500g lamb mince
1/3 cup chopped mint leaves
1/4 cup chopped currants
1/4 cup chopped toasted almonds
2 green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped preserved lemon
1 tablespoon Moroccan seasoning (I use the one from Masterfoods)
1 red chilli, finely chopped