July 1, 2014

The first of July is here and in Australia that means plenty of Christmas in July celebrations!

Here is my pick for four must have items from the Sweet Style Online Store for your CIJ Party.

As a special offer for the month of July I am offering 25% off all RED cake stands!

Shown above
Red Milk Glass Cake Stand :: Petra Clear Glass Bowl :: Les Petite Sweets Bowls :: Jade Milk Glass Cake Stand

Price already marked down in store!

June 23, 2014

We are in birthday mode here in our house with Indi turning 5 this week!  I am currently working out what favour bags to  make up for her upcoming party and thought I would look back at what I have done in the past!

There are some cute but very simple ones in there so I thought I show you what I have done in the past that tied in with the various party themes we have done.

Calico Bags and Favour Pails always look very smart – the first was for Indi’s Sprinkles and Confetti Party last year and the second one is from Sienna’s Flamingo themed Pool Party

Themed cookies in pretty bags are simple and the great Paper Eskimo Treat Bag is one of my favourites.  Beautifully wrapped chocolate bars are also still a big hit!

A skinny jar filled with delicious colour themed lollies was the pick for Sienna’s movie party and this bag of popcorn with a thank wrap around it was something made up for a client to give to her guests.

This last idea below was from a party I photographed for my friend Dewi from Sweet Bloom Cakes.  She made up a great pack of treats to give to her guests which included chocolate bars, a cake in a jar plus chocolate – all served in a cute berry box and wrapped with twine!

Lots of fun inspiration there from parties of the past! Off to work out what we can do next.


June 11, 2014

We have been very busy on the Sweet Style website creating a new and exciting look which I am thrilled to be able to show off!  I love a good make-over and I am really happy with stage one of our new face!

Last week saw the 3rd birthday of the Sweet Style website and online store.  3 fabulous years already!  As you will have noticed things have changed a little this year and this was the perfect excuse to change up the website.  With the direction headed more towards photography I have reduced down the online store to be smaller and more manageable and I will just stock my absolute favourite cake stands and bowls that I know you will love as they are of great quality and design.  I will also stock a few of my favourite party products which are classic and perfect for any occasion.

Over the coming weeks, stage 2 of the new look will be here as I will also be giving the blog a new look!  I have been blogging for just over 5 years and it sill such a huge passion for me.  My blog has changed and evolved in the 5 years and now it is time for some more changes here as well – changes I am hoping a few of you will come on board with.

I am excited to announce that I am looking for bakers, crafters, graphic designers, collaborators, partners who are keen to be part of Sweet Style.  I know there are many people out there who have wonderful talents that they want to share and they are looking for a platform to share it on – I am looking for simple but beautiful projects that relate to the food, entertaining, wedding or the party industry.  I will photograph and produce the story for the blog with the ideas you have swimming around in your head!

I am approached all the time by readers asking how to get started – how to get their ideas out to the world.  Readers who don’t have time or the desire to create their own blog to share their ideas.  I am hoping I can help by giving you the platform you need.  I know it is hard to come up with new things constantly and to be honest my philosophy for life these days is all about simplifying!  I am looking for partners who want to be able to share a great idea once every month or two – something that doesn’t require the constant pressure of creating something new every day.

So first up bakers – I am looking for bakers who love to cook, have great recipes and they are keen to work with me to photograph and style their creations for sharing on the Sweet Style Blog – I am based in Sydney so obviously you sort of need to be local so you can get your goodies to me to photograph in my studio.  If you are interstate and have something that can be posted easily then that will work as well but for the most part the closer you are to me the better.

Graphic Designers, Crafters and DIYers with great simple easy to create ideas for parties, weddings or general entertaining.  Have you got some great ideas for a kids party activity or maybe a backdrop DIY – a lot of these projects are easy to pop in the post to me for photographing.  I love seeing easy and fun projects so talk to me DIYers.

If you are interested in getting involved please drop me an email – leanne@sweetstyle.com.au and I will be in contact.  Remember I love simple and clean but beautiful projects!

So now finally a special offer to celebrate the new site and the stores birthday!  For this week only I am offering 20% off everything in the online store!  All you need to do is enter the code HAPPY14 in the coupon box at checkout.

This offer can’t be used in conjunction with any other offers and postage is additional to the price. Offer ends Sunday 15th June.

I look forward to hearing what you think about the new site and the layout!  Special thanks to Nancy from Oranges and Lime who once again was wonderful to work with on the implementation of the site – if you are looking for help with your website or to get a website started them I could not recommend someone more highly.

May 23, 2014

So it is a wrap for my month of creative work with Royal Albert Australia.  I hope you have enjoyed a look at some of these gorgeous products.  It is wonderful how the products can slot into different aspects of life – whether it be for drink tea, displaying flowers on the table, holding supplies on your desk and of course celebrating with cupcakes!  They are perfect for a beautiful tea party or your afternoon cup of tea with a magazine!

All the products seen on can be purchased by visiting the Royal Albert store here.  Here is a look back at how I used my favourites from the range.

Photography & Styling :: Leanne Ambrogio | Sweet Style
Cupcakes :: Gillian Brown | Crumbs of Comfort Cake Design
Flowers :: Fiona Chandler | Fionakate Simply Gorgeous 

May 19, 2014

It really has been a busy start to the year with a number of new and exciting opportunities for me and Sweet Style, all of which include working with some wonderful and creative people.

One of those opportunities is the position I have taken up with Sweet Magazine as their Style Editor.  Lisa Brown is the editor of this new magazine that hit news stands earlier this year.  I came on board mid issue 2 and there are two articles in this edition that I have written – the first being the interview I did with party girls Kara Allen, Sarah Osmotherly and Claire Casey during the Confetti Fair and Kara’s Party Idea’s Workshop Tour earlier this year.  Such crazy and fun girls with a wonderful attitude and enthusiasm for this exciting industry we are all part of.

 The second article is on the dessert table I created for Sofia’s 7th Birthday last year which includes a fantastic tutorial  by Noo from Dessert Menu Please, on those ever so cute cookies that she created for me.

You can find your copy of Sweet Magazine in leading newsagencies around Australia.   It is also available for purchase for your iPad by visiting the Sweet Magazine website here.