gold-

 

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you’ve all had a lovely week so far and have something nice planned for the weekend. I like pretty much everyone at the moment have become a little smitten with the beautiful gilded metals that are popping up in shops everywhere at the moment, they’re just so beautiful and there really is something so lovely about adding a little copper or gold to your home, and of course wardrobe, to add a little luxe to it.

I’m also so thrilled so share that I’m running a lovely giveaway until Friday next week – the lucky winner will receive their very own wella luxe oil, which of course is the perfect luxury treatment for any summer damaged hair as we creep towards autumn. All you need to do is fill in your details below and of course share the above image to your preferred social media – either Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. The lucky winner will be announced on Friday the 7th of March. Good luck everyone and I wish you all a truly magical weekend. x

| rifle paper co cardbolina round copper mirror | kate spade gramercy grand | copper tre table lamprochas tote | wella luxe oil |

This giveaway has now closed – thank you all so much for entering. x 

Click read more to find out about these wella luxe oil items!

Read More

Organizing_walk-in-closet

parfume_tray

Shoe-rack_walk-in-closet

Tom-Ford-book

Walk-in-closet_stylizimo

Walk-in-closet1

Walkincloset It’s absolutely no secret that I adore Nina from Stylizimo’s impeccable style – everything that she touches turns to organised chic bliss and her beautiful new walk is closet has quickly become some of the most pinned images and of course the envy of every single woman in the world who dreams of a closet like this! My hubby and I have been staring at our annoyingly small closet for years now trying to work out how to make the best use of the sliver of space that we’ve been given, we still haven’t worked out the best option that doesn’t cost the earth! But now after seeing Nina’s absolutely beautiful walk in closet, we are now very very tempted to turn one of our spare bedrooms into a blissful organised space like this – with of course a gorgeous wall hung high heel shoe rack! x 

Made-From-Scratch's-Gift-Guide-For-Her

I absolutely adore this time of the year, Christmas is just around the corner, the summer holidays are almost here and you get to spoil your loved ones with beautiful gifts – with so many amazing products out there I thought I’d do a little gift guide for the gorgeous ladies in your life to help narrow the choices a little. I’ve become a tiny bit obsessed with delicate gold jewellery and watches lately, they’d be so pretty to wear over the festive season. I’ll be doing a new gift guide every few days in the lead up to Christmas so be sure to keep an eye out for it – plus make sure you take a peek at Made From Scratch’s Shop for more beautiful gift ideas this year. x

| gem cuff | solitaire diamond ring | metro kate spade watch | opi nail polish | tassel rope keyring | botanical rose iPhone casethe sartorialist : closer volume 2 | leather palm shopper |

more gorgeous gift ideas for her

1

2

3

4

5

6 Before we bought our home (please excuse the terribly out of date photos!) in 2011, Ben and I lived in the cutest (but coldest) little apartment in the city – we had such a fantastic time living right in the middle of Ponsonby and being able to wander to shops, cafes and restaurants whenever we wanted, plus having all our friends live close by was so wonderful. We absolutely adore our home and we’re so proud of what we’ve done to it, but we still talk about the ‘ease’ of living in an apartment sometimes – which quickly turns into dreaming about said apartment having to be in either New York, Paris or Sydney. I stumbled upon this beautiful Stockholm apartment via Coco Lapine Design a while ago and have been completely smitten with it – I adore the light and how simple and tidy everything with soft touches of gold, white and navy. It really does show that you don’t need a lot of space to have a beautiful home. x

shop this apartment

 

This morning I finally made it to one of Auckland’s newest and easily most beautiful homewares stores, Indie Home Collective – friends of mine have been telling me that I have to go, and go with lots of time to admire everything, and my gosh they were right. The second that you walk into lifestyle and interior stylist Claudia Kozub and partner Neel Giri’s stunning Newmarket shop you’re instantly taken back by the stunning gallery-like-setting with beautiful white washed concrete floors which are the perfect backdrop to Claudia’s carefully curated collection of vintage furniture, international brands such as Pony Rider, Fog Linen and The Sent Of Home & Ay Illuminate sit alongside beautiful customised pieces designed by Claudia herself. The whole space is an absolute feast for the eyes and everywhere you turn you’ll find something new and more beautiful than the piece you were just admiring – I’m not exaggerating at all when I say that I could have easily bought everything there, it’s just that beautiful! Also nestled inside the store is The Indie Flower Shop, a beautiful area full of fresh flowers for yourself or of course for a wedding or special event.

As Claudia’s says’, ”We’ve created a visually stunning space that is filled with furniture, homewares, jewellery, candles, lighting, fresh market flowers and more. It’s a place where you can come and set your whole living space, pop in to buy a gift, pick up your weekly bunch of flowers, or just come in and enjoy looking at all the beautiful things. It will constantly evolve.”

Indie Home Collective really should be on the very top of everyones shopping wish list, especially with Christmas just around the corner, I’ve no doubt that you’ll be able to find one or more beautiful items for someone very special – or of course yourself! Also be sure to take a peek at this lovely interview that Michelle from The Design Chaser had with Claudia just as her shop stunning new shop opened. x

Indie Home Collective – 51 Nuffield St, Newmarket, Auckland

Summer really is right around the corner and that means ice cream weather – it quickly becomes a little tradition of ours to wander to the dairy (corner shop) and get a ice cream while we go for a evening stroll, it’s just such a lovely way to spend a evening! So I thought what could be more perfect than whipping up a quick ice cream treat for yourself or your friends when they come over for a lazy summer BBQ.

Whenever I make a batch of ginger thins I always freeze half of the mixture so that I can whip up a few cookies whenever the mood strikes, there is something so lovely about having a homemade cookie without having to do any prep work. I’m also yet to meet anyone who doesn’t have a tub of delicious Tip Top Hokey Pokey Ice Cream tucked safely away in their freezer – it’s an absolute kiwi icon and is such a crowd pleaser. So I thought what could be more perfect than combining delicious crispy ginger thins with smooth crunchy hokey pokey and making a a few ice cream sandwich – the end result is amazing and the best part is how wonderfully simple they are to whip up for any summer party. x

Click read more for the recipe

Read More

1

2

3 Happy Halloween everyone, I hope you all have something wonderfully spooky planned for this incredibly fun holiday. I absolutely adore the Halloween Table Setting that Stylizimo Blog styled – the gold and black accents along with mini black pumpkins and bat place settings are so stunning, it really would be such a perfect setting for a delicious home cooked meal with a selection of your closest friends to celebrate the night away plus it would be so simple to set up. I hope you all have a fantastic night/weekend planned to celebrate Halloween, oh and thank you all so so much for your lovely messages about our anniversary yesterday, you’re all far too kind. x

1 2

 With Spring well and truly here I’ve been craving beautiful bright pops of colour, delicate pastels, neutrals and touches of gold – Spring really is such a wonderful time of the year where you’re able to shake off the darker hues and layers from Winter and enjoy that sun kissed feeling that the warmer weather brings. Here are a few of my favourite Spring finds to brighten your day, or of course add to your wish list for Christmas – I can’t wait for all of the Spring and Summer festivities to begin, I’ve a feeling it’s going to be the best Summer yet! x

| flowers | dress | diary | tape | duvet cover | vase | leather pouch | pencils | mini planter | earrings |