November 29, 2013

I have another fabulous Friday Giveaway for you this week – perfect for summer entertaining and one I know you all will love!

Let me start by introducing you to MIlla Cordial, a wonderful gourmet cordial company who make the tastiest cordials from 100% Australian fruit, flavoured with unique tastes of the bush.

Milla Cordial is based in the fruit growing area of Orange in New South Wales and they have taken inspiration from old cordial recipes and added Aussie bush ingredients to produce unique and delicious flavours that will warm the heart.

The delicious flavours really are fabulous and include Lemon, Lemon Myrtle and Kakadu Plum as well as Apple, Ginger and Rosella.  Both flavours of cordial are available to purchase on their website here and their cordial packs make the perfect Christmas gift.

Today Milla Cordial would like to offer one lucky reader the opportunity to try their cordial by entering the giveaway.  This fantastic prize includes a bottle of each flavour of cordial, a pack of fun stripe straws plus this beautiful etched Mason drinks dispenser.  Your summer parties will be looking perfect with this great prize!

To enter the competition you need to do two things – firstly leave a comment on this blog post letting us know which Aussie bush ingredient or fruit you would love to see in their next cordial.  After you have done that just visit their Facebook page and hit the like button!

Entry is only available for Australian residents for postage reasons and we will draw the winner next Friday 6th December.

In conjuction with this great giveaway I have also reduced all drinks dispensers in the store!  Our stock levels are getting low on all remaining dispenser so get in on this great offer which will end next Friday when we draw the giveaway.  CLICK HERE to shop now!

That is it for another week everyone – we have been very busy on the blog this week sharing lots of interesting things so do check out all that we have been up to over the past few days.

Have a great weekend – see you next week!

Photography:  Leanne Ambrogio for Sweet Style

November 27, 2013

The 4th Annual Tomkat Studio Gift Guide is here once again this year.

Kim always puts together such a beautiful and stylish publication that is filled with wonderful gift ideas, delicious Christmas recipes and a wonderful selection of free printable gift tags.

I was once again fortunate to be included in the line up sharing a yummy french macaron recipe – you can see it on page 49.  These delicious treats when given a touch of bling make the perfect addition to either your Christmas table or wrapped up in a cute box and given as a sweet gift!  Dewi from Sweet Bloom Cakes make the lovely Macs and the gift tag by Paiges of Style is also available for free download in the magazine.

CLICK HERE to view the 2013 Tomkat Studio Gift Guide

Macarons :: Sweet Bloom Cakes
Photograhy :: Leanne Ambrogio for Sweet Style

November 26, 2013

Back in September I had the pleasure of spending a few days working as styling assistant with the lovely and talented Katie Quinn Davies on a shoot for Delicious Magazine.

I met Katie last year when she borrowed a number of props for her Delicious 2012 Magazine Christmas shoot so this year when she asked me to work with her propping for the shoot and on shoot day I was more than thrilled!

We shot everything in her backyard until a nasty storm hit mid afternoon and we had to move indoors – never a dull moment when shooting in the outdoors with food on a deadline!

The magazine is out now (and yes my name is in there!) so here are a few shots from the magazine plus two behind the scenes shots I snapped with my iPhone on the day.  Let me also tell you after a bit of taste testing on the day – the cheesecake is to die for!

November 22, 2013

Hello Friends – it is Friday once again and another busy week has passed.  We are headed into a big few weeks of end of year concerts for all manner of activities and this weekend we plan to put up our Christmas tree – I know it is a little early but I like to get it out and go through what we have and see what extra bits and pieces we need!

We have also been really busy here on the blog with lots of fun posts you may want to check out from Christmas Gift ideas, Gillian’s latest gluten free recipe plus some very cool drinks inspiration.

So now it is time to announce the winner of the Harry’s Ice Cream Giveaway.  Thank you to everyone who entered and from reading the answers it looks like the Pavlova flavour may have been the most popular of the three flavours although the Raspberry Cheesecake flavour has had a last minute surge in votes!

And so without further ado the winner of the Harry’s Ice Cream pack is

Please email me Nicole and we will organise to have your gift sent your way.

Images:  Leanne Ambrogio for Sweet Style
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