It’s not very often re-share my recipes, but I just can’t help but share my carrot cake recipe again – it’s wonderfully simple to make and really is so perfect. I made this delicious cake almost two years ago for Easter and thought it would be perfect to whip up again this Easter – especially with the horrible weather we’re having at the moment, I think it’s the perfect time to potter in the kitchen and fill your home with the beautiful warm spices from this delicious cake. And of course top with generous amounts of the silkiest cream cheese icing and you’ll have a dessert that everyone will adore this weekend.
I hope that everyone has a truly wonderful long weekend planned with your beautiful friends and family. After some very exciting news yesterday about my hubbies new job offer, we’re off to celebrate with some amazing friends of ours, go to a beautiful house warming and of course eat a silly amount of chocolate. Have a lovely long weekend everyone, I’ll see you again on Tuesday. Happy Easter everyone. xo
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With Autumn well and truly here, now is certainly the time to do a little Autumn/Winter shopping so that you stay warm and chic through the cooler months. I’ve always had a very soft spot for well cut jackets and cozy scarves (which is rather obvious from my Pinterest board) – pair this seasons jackets and scarves with jeans, a cozy knit sweater and a killer pair of heels and you’ve got the perfect ‘uniform’ for Winter this year. x
I was so honoured to be asked to share this beautiful campaign that style icon Witchery is running at the moment – it’s a simple and truly lovely goal, save as many womens lives as possible. Last week the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation and Witchery started their White Shirt Campaign to help raise awareness about Ovarian Cancer - a staggering and shocking 200 beautiful women in New Zealand lose their lives to this terrible disease each year. That’s over one a week, and 200 too many!
So Witchery and OCRF have teamed up and are helping find a cure for this heartbreaking disease through fashion, and during April Witchery will be giving 100% of the gross proceeds of every white shirt sold directly to the OCRF. You can also show your support and #uniteinwhite on the 1st of May when everyone will be wearing their beautiful white shirt to help support this amazing cause. This truly is a wonderful cause and something that I believe everyone should share, be apart of and help support in any way possible! Be sure to take a peek at the chic items that Witchery have designed for the White Shirt Campaign, do a little shopping and help save the lives of the most beautiful women this season!
It may seem a little early to start looking for Mothers Day gifts, but I just can’t help it – I love searching for the perfect gift(s) for my amazing Mum for Mothers Day, because she really does deserve the world! I’m also yet to meet anyone that isn’t a massive fan of Kikki.K, every season they bring out the most beautiful new range of paper goods, stationery and now homewares that have you leaving their beautifully organised stores with armfuls of stunning new goodies! Their Mothers Day range this year is just as beautiful, so I thought I’d share a little Mothers Day Kikki.K gift guide to help gather a few gift ideas to spoil your gorgeous Mum this year! xo
The ‘kiwi’ dream has always been to own your own home, with a backyard big enough for kiddies to run around and to have a delicious veggie garden. It’s a lovely dream and lifestyle, we own own own home and truly do love it. But after traveling through New York, Paris and especially Kyoto and Tokyo a few years ago Ben and I became a little in love/obsessed with the idea of owning a beautiful town house – something low maintenance, beautifully designed and nestled in a cool part of town. It just sounds like such a fun lifestyle and of course a little romantic too as you tend to see the most beautiful townhouses abroad.
So, as you can only imagine, my jaw completely dropped when I stumbled upon this stunning townhouse in Kyoto, expertly designed by by ALTS Design Office this home truly is a work of art! The high ceilings, crisp white walls, soft blond wood, the most stunning bold yellow kitchen island and of course the brilliant idea of building a little house within this home really does show that even the smallest of homes can feel open, full of light and beyond inviting! I could quite happily call this beautiful space our home. I hope everyone has a lovely day planned, I’m off to day dream/admire a few more beautiful townhouses!
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Kitchen’s truly are the heart of any home, there where every meal is lovingly made, where you enjoy those meals and where everyone tends to drift towards during any party! So it’s not hard to image why people have such a deep love for their kitchens – I’ve always had a very soft spot for either all white or black kitchens with touches of blonde wood and marble, which is very obvious from my pinterest board! I love the completely neutral tones, minimal lines, how it’s forever classic and a base that you can easily add colour when the mood strikes through flowers, beautiful kitchenware, art or of course through delicious meals! Everyone has a different dream kitchen, I’d love to know what yours is. x
A small selection of my favourite blonde wood, blush, natural leather, copper and mint tones from the always inspiring Douglas and Bec. If you haven’t been to their beautiful store, go, it’s a true feast the for eyes, or better yet make a lovely day out of it by visiting their beautiful St Mary’s Bay store and cafe hop to the delicious Zus & Zo next door. Happy Friday everyone, I hope you have a truly magical weekend planned! x