Parisian Flan

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I know that Bastille Day isn’t until the 14th but with all the beautiful and delicious celebrations around the truly stunning French culture happening this weekend I thought I’d share one of my favourite new dishes. A truly classic and completely perfect Parisian Flan. It’s like a ‘grown up’ vanilla slice – it’s wonderfully simple to make and the silky texture with the signature caramelised top is beyond perfection, I’m even going to be bold enough to say that it’s now one of my top 5 favourite desserts – and terribly popular with my hubbies work which is always so nice! So in honour of Bastille Day and one of my favourite countries in the whole world I hope you enjoy this truly stunning Parisian Flan – it’s a perfect dessert to make over a rainy weekend. x

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One of our absolute favourite things to do on a weekend is to cafe and gallery hop, not only is it a wonderful way to explore your city a little more it’s also the perfect way to discover new artists. If you’re after something to do this weekend in Auckland, I couldn’t think of anything more wonderful than having a little peek at the beautiful Sourced Exhibition at Silver Project Space (Whitespace) that is proudly sharing the work of Mareea Vegas, Ian Mcrae, Leon Rose, Laura Forest, Gary Baildon and Captured by Keryn – a few of her beautiful image were styled by the very talented Claire from One Lovely Day. This beautiful exhibition is closes this Sunday, so be sure to take a peek. Have a lovely weekend everyone. xo

Silver Project Space (Whitespace)

12 Crummer Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland

tue-fri 10-6 | sat & sun 10-4

Made-From-Scratch--Photos-by-Coralee-from-Coralee-and-Alex-(129-of-167) Happy Friday everyone, gosh this week has one of those weird weeks where it’s oddly calm but flat out busy! It’s been a week full of exciting changes surrounding my new design and logo, family matters that break the heart, delicious media launches and of course counting down the days until my hubby and I fly to Rarotonga next Saturday for a much needed holiday and a little down time. Our little holiday can’t come soon enough! After such a funny week full of every emotion known to man I’ve reached the end of the week so tired and a little unmotivated – thank goodness a break is just around the corner.

So I thought I would share something that brings so much joy to my heart, a little peek into something that two of my dearest friends help me style a little while ago – the truly talented Mel from All the Frills styled everything and my amazing friend Coralee (just wait until you see Coralee’s new brand and website, it’s incredible!!) photographed this beautiful dessert table, I quite like that you haven’t seen the whole thing as I can keep sharing bits and pieces from it. You can find all the recipes for these three cakes on the blog, here, here and here. I also want to share a few of my favourite things that I’ve stumbled upon during the week that you should defiantly take a peek at over the weekend. I hope everyone has a truly lovely weekend planned and to all the mama’s our there, Happy Mothers Day xo

a few of my favourite things

| bake this cake for Mothers Day! | follow this instagram account and fall in love | buy this coat for autumn/winter | and take a peek here and here for any last minute Mothers Day ideas |  


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

| floor lamp | tan envelope | copper spica light | gold lip dish | pink kate sylvester swan | brass cross stool |


Happy Friday everyone, I hope you’ve had a wonderful week so far – my goodness it’s been a busy one! I’m so excited about this weekend, two of our very best friends are getting married in the same spot that we did over three years ago – it’s going to be so special. I hope you all have a truly magical weekend planned, and if your planning on doing a little indoor plant shopping be sure to take a peek at this very helpful, and absolutely gorgeous, House Plant 101 Guide from the amazing DesignLoveFest! Have a wonderful weekend everyone, I’d love to hear what you have planned. x


The Foxes Den




The-Foxes-Den-2 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

lab beaker | wooden dip spooncrumpled cup | cake tester | copper cloth | tin watering can | wooden table lamp | bambi cushionbondi wash bench spray |




Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a truly stunning weekend enjoying this magical summer weather we’ve been having lately. I love settling back in to work on a Monday, checking my emails and seeing the most beautiful new season items from one of my favourite online stores – the ever stylish LET LIV. If you haven’t had a peek at their online store in a while you simply must go and have a look, there are so many new to die for items that’s it’s becoming harder and harder to choose a favourite. Right now at the top of my wish list, is the stunning hanging hammock chair, some new cushions and classic marble and wooden candle holders! What’s on your wish list? x

Phew, Happy Friday everyone I hope you’ve all had a truly wonderful week so far. Ours has been out of control busy with work, bathroom renovations and trying to keep the settling jib dust away from the rest of our home. Last weekend before the madness of ripping down walls started, I whipped up the most delicious batch of Blueberry pancakes – it’s something that simply had to be done as we’re experiencing the most stunning blueberry season at the moment! These incredibly simple and delicious pancakes were such a hit that I think I’m going to have to make them again as they really are so perfect for lazy weekend brunches. I hope you have a lovely weekend planned, and fingers crossed we’ll be able to share the finished product of our bathroom very soon. x

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