Dulce de Leche / Doce de Leite

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Edit: Thanks to my lovely readers I have now sourced some locations to buy authentic Dulce de Leche in Australia. Firstly online from Mi Casa Fine Foods, or at a store called La Torre, 9 Nelson St Fairfield. I was recently gifted 2 jars of delicious Dulce de Leche (or in Portuguese Doce de Leite) from my cousin who had just [...]

Obsessed with Ombre

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ombré noun – From the French word ombrer (to shade). Having colours or tones that shade into each other —used especially of fabrics in which the colour is graduated from light to dark. I have recently become obsessed ombre and first discovered this trend through cake. I loved the effect of tinting layers of cake a different shade. [...]

50 Shades of Grey… cupcakes?!

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I generally try and avoid literary band wagons. I avoided the Twilight thing like the plague and am still yet to generate enough interest to read the True Blood or Game of Thrones books. I recently starting hearing about a book called 50 Shades of Grey and I am sure any lady reading this will [...]

Cats at a sushi train? Genius!

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I saw this ad for Fancy Feast on the TV the other night and was beside myself with joy. I had to share. Cats at a sushi train?! It must be like heaven on earth for them! For more examples of cats starring in ads check out my Cats in Advertising post. Meow!

Banoffee Pie with Salted Pretzel Crust

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This month’s theme for the Sweet Adventures Blog Hop is PIE, something I don’t often make as I usually get distracted by cupcakes or cookies. Peanut butter chocolate pie, apple cobbler and pumpkin pie were a few of the ideas that swirled through my head but I finally settled on a well loved classic – the Banoffee [...]

Lately on Instagram…

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After perusing my Instagram photos for my regular “Lately on Instagram” post I didn’t realise how much I had been eating out. So that’s where my money is going! ♥ Finally made it to Gnome Espresso & Winebar After reading about the infamous Super Grilled Cheese Sandwich on Chocolatesuze’s blog, I dragged my housemate out on a rainy [...]

Vivid Sydney Festival 2012

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Vivid Sydney is a festival that takes over the city after dark from 25 May – 11 June this year and transforms Sydney into a spectacular canvas of light, music and ideas. I attended last year and was blown away by the light sculptures and projections and thoroughly enjoyed a performance by Bat For Lashes in the [...]

iPhone cases

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My beloved mint green encased iPhone has been possessed lately. It’s been ringing random people from my contacts list at all times of the day and night (including multiple calls to the UK) and driving me a little crazy (and confused). After speaking to a girl with the same cover I discovered her phone was [...]

Ladurée is opening in Sydney in July

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The squeals of delight from every foodie and fashionista could be heard echoing around the realms of Twitter when it was recently announced that iconic French patisserie Ladurée would finally be opening a store in Sydney in July! With stores throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East, it was only a matter of time before this [...]

MCA Zine Fair 2012

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On Sunday I attended the Zine Fair at the Museum of Contemporary Art – a fun afternoon of browsing and purchasing cute handmade zines (and a DIY mobile!) Love this paper spoon garland! Each year The Rizzeria has a great stand with posters, tea towels, bags etc. I’ve printed with them before – I love The [...]