Happy Monday everyone, I hope you had a lovely weekend – we had such a wonderfully relaxing and lazy weekend, we worked out it was the first weekend we didn’t have to be somewhere, paint something, or landscape something for the first time since the start of the year, it was bliss! We also decided that after such a busy start to the year we should take a little more time out to just enjoy things and slow down a little – and creating a little outdoor picnic in your back yard or favourite park is the easiest way to do that! It doesn’t have to be much, just a couple of comfy outdoor cushions, cute wooden cutlery, amazing food and of course your closest friends and family! It all sounds so perfect, I think I might have to plan a lazy autumn picnic for this weekend. x
A few years ago while we were living in England we celebrated Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, I’d never heard of this magical day before and have been quietly celebrating it ever since – it’s just such a good idea! So in honour of the most delicious ‘holiday’ I thought I would whip up a batch of wonderfully simply French Crepes, and of course top these paper thin treats with a little Nutella and freeze dried strawberries! This delicious recipe is from the stunning collection of pancake recipes from Nutella, if your a fan have a peek, Happy Shrove Tuesday everyone! xo
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My goodness, thank you all so so much for the incredibly lovely birthday wishes yesterday – I truly do have the most amazing friends, family and of course readers any girl could ever want, plus I do love that each year my gorgeous hubby takes over Made From Scratch to write me the sweetest birthday post! So thank you all so much for making my day so special!
I also simply have to share this incredibly, and absolutely delicious, Valentines Day Brunch (I know that the day has passed, but it’s far too beautiful not to share!) that the hugely talented Lauren Kelp styled. It’s so stunning that I don’t think it should be reserved only for Valentines Day, I think any celebration calls for a brunch like this where fluffy pancakes with fresh fruit are generously served and champagne flows freely! What do you think? x
Last year I was asked to make a exposed vanilla layer cake for photo shoot that was styled by Red Creative Event Styling and photographed by the lovely Kate Grewal Photography - I’m beyond honoured and terribly excited to share that over the weekend this beautiful Orchard Romance Shoot was featured on the amazing Style Me Pretty blog! Everyone who was apart of this magical shoot did such a fantastic job and it’s always so lovely and incredibly flattering to see your work featured on such an iconic blog. Be sure to take a peek on Style Me Pretty to see more of this stunning Orchard Romance Shoot. x
Photography: Kate Grewal Photography | Cake: Made From Scratch | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Hair And Make Up: Sarah Knight | Hair And Makeup: Sarah Knight Using MAC Cosmetics | Bridal Millinery:Natalie Chan Boutique | Dress Designer: Joanne Flemming | Model: Dominique Wisniewski | Nude Heels: Christian Louboutin | Photography – Assistance: Caron Nicole | Styling And Florals: Red Creative Event Styling | Wedding Dress Boutique : Primrose And Finch
Hello, I hope everyone had a truly wonderful weekend and were spoilt rotten by your Valentine! I’m so excited to introduce you to one of the most beautiful new online shops that New Zealand has to offer, The Foxes Den! Based in Christchurch The Foxes Den recently opened their virtual shop doors to truly perfect selection of must have items for your home – they believe that “simple everyday events can become a pleasure when done beautifully. Like drinking wine from exquisite stemware or serving coffee with a saucer” and that it’s the little details in life that make everything feel like a luxury – it’s something I couldn’t agree with more! I must admit I’ve fallen a little head over heels in love with their sin paper porcelain plate range, each piece is lovingly handmade by Virginia sin in Brooklyn, USA – these really are a true work of art and a collection of these really would be such a special addition to your kitchen! I hope you enjoy having a little wander around their lovely online shop as much as I have. x
I adore the blogging world, it is such a magical place full incredible talented people – I stumbled upon The Sauce a little while ago and have been completely smitten since. There is something so romantic and lovely about a illustrated food blog, you simply must take a peek at Emma’s work and of course blog, it’s beautiful! x