Saturday, May 21, 2011

Luck, Love and Happiness

I found this amazing proposal video and loved the whole creative concept of making a movie out of your love story. Very cleverly done, with great cinematography and music, and priceless footage of all their adventures together, inspiring me to take more videos! Watch and enjoy!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Twist Wrap Dress

I love the concept of a multi-functional dress that can change into a zillion different looks to suit any occasion. The Dessy Twist Wrap Dress is exactly that and all the styles modeled on the sight look so pretty. I would love one of these dresses in a nice bright summery colour to chuck in a weekend bag when I go on holidays! Perfect as a cover up in between dips or for a nice sunset dinner. If only I could get one in every colour!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Nigella Lawson's Instant Chocolate Mousse

I recently discovered Nigella Lawson's quick and easy recipes on youtube. She is famous for being sensual in the kitchen and I think her passion for good food - and not being skimpy with it - is really appealing, especially when she candidly admits to being tempted by all the yummy things in life. After watching this clip on her instant chocolate mousse, I realised I had all the ingredients in my kitchen and attempted to see if it really was that easy. I'm not a chocolate person so this was more of a treat for my boyfriend (who I've been force feeding mousse for a week now!) but the recipe was so simple, fast and a classic crowd pleaser that I'm so glad I can now add it to my dessert repertoire!

"Just glide serenely to the fridge and bring out these dark beauties." - Nigella Lawson
  • 150g mini marshmallows
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 250g dark chocolate chips
  • 4 tbsp hot water
  • 484 mL tub of cream 
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence/extract

  • Melt marshmallows, butter, chocolate chips with the hot water in a pot
  • Whisk cream and vanilla until it forms firm peaks
  • Fold chocolate into the cream
  • Fill glasses with the mousse mixture and refrigerate for 5 minute or until firm
My attempt - yum!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Madame Flavour

Recently, I've been fending off coffee and opting instead, for good quality tea - my favourite is jasmine! I began to search Asian groceries, Chinese tea houses and even online for delicious new tea flavours but surprisingly, I've found a nice little gem right down the road at my local Coles.

Madame Flavour's Green, Jasmine & Pear tea is amazingly fragrant and deliciously refreshing and soothing. The minute you open the box (18 tea bags for around $5), you are welcomed with a personal note from Madame Flavour herself, describing her venture to Sri Lanka to source and blend her teas. The tea leaves are housed in infuser pods and the minute you open the foil seal bag, you are greeted with the beautiful fragrance of unmistakable green, jasmine and pear - just like the box says! I've thoroughly enjoyed the my experience with this tea and would highly recommend it to you to try. Each pod can be re-infused up to 3 times so you can sit back and watch the natural tea leaves unfurl again and again whenever you need a little pick-me-up.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Royal Wedding

Last Friday the 29th April was the wedding of William and Kate, a modern day fairytale and a historic event that captured 2 billion viewers worldwide! The best kept secret and most anticipated detail of the day was Kate's dress, a custom made creation by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen that was tastefully classic yet modern  and drew inspiration from Grace Kelly's wedding dress more than half a century ago.

I think that Pippa Middleton, Kate's sister, looked gorgeous in her maid of honour dress (so simple and elegant, I loved the flowers in her hair!) as well as her sexy emerald green dress (love love love the colour!)

Finally, Will and Kate looked so happy on their special day! Amongst all the pressure and nerves that they must be feeling knowing that the whole world was watching, they carried themselves so well and really looked like any other loved up couple on their wedding day. She looks so happy to finally have her prince charming and he looks at her like she's the only girl in the world! I love fairytales and happy endings!