January 6, 2016

With a new year always come new inspiration so I have decided to try a regular favourites post where I share four favourites from the week – anything from blog posts, to inspirational articles to new things I just love!  Here is my first one for the year!  Random things this week – things I think you should check out!  


First up is the recipe to this amazing cake & cordial I enjoyed last year!  Both amazing and both definitely worth giving a try.
Find the cake recipe here and the cordial here.

I have found a few great You Tube Channels to get into lately.  This weeks favourite is by Mimi Ikon.
Find it here.

I write a gratitude journal every day so when I read this article this week about setting goals for 2016 around what you already have it really resinated with me.
Find it here.

We are heading to the USA for a family holiday later this year.  I have always dreamed of staying at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica – even just one night would do me.  I might be dreaming but you never know!  Check it out here as it is just worth the look even if I don’t get to stay the night!  Would love to hear from you if you have stayed here or have any good tips for other places to stay in Santa Monica!


November 25, 2015

Hello Everyone

Dropping in with a picture of a beautiful cake from our Local is Lovely Workshop, but also to remind you that I am teaching my final DSLR photography workshop this Saturday morning at DTLL Workshops in Brookvale, Sydney.  Come along and learn how to really use that digital camera – start using the manual setting and take your images to the next level.

There are a few spots left and you can book by visiting the DTLL website here.
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November 13, 2014

I was looking back through some photos earlier in the week and realised that while I showed some photos of Sienna the week of her 10th Birthday back in August, I actually never showed any of the photos from her party.

This year we celebrated her birthday with a small slumber party with her 3 closest friends.   The girls arrived mid afternoon for some “girl time” which included afternoon tea with adorable themed treats – cookies, choc coated oreos and some mini chocolate bars – all made by Donna from Sweet Table .  We then headed out for an early dinner at a local restaurant and home for cake and movie watching.  The yummy bumble bee cake was made by Anna from The Floury Baker.

The next morning we enjoyed a delicious breakfast of smoothies, hot chocolate, banana bread, pancakes and eggs.

As the girls arrived they each received a calico tote bag with their Essentials Sleepover Kit inside.  These sweet bags were created by Nicole from Penny Lane Studio and inside I included pyjamas, a cute eye mask and some nail polish – all items the girls got to take home as their favour bag.

We had a wonderful wonderful celebration – Sienna has the most polite and lovely friends who made the party so much fun.  As is all the rage with 10 year olds they put together a fantastic Video Star clip which I have attached at the bottom of this post!  Another simple party with a few special details to tie things together!  Bit of a motto for life really!

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Birthday Cake :: The Floury Baker
Calico Bags & Cake Bunting ::  Penny Lane Studio
Photography :: Leanne Ambrogio | Sweet Style

Here is the link to the video they made on the day! 
Sienna’s Birthday Video


August 29, 2014

I thought it was about time I posted a few photos from Indi’s 5th Birthday celebration that was back in June. 

We seemed to have a bit of a continuing theme with Sprinkles for this birthday – something we started last year when she turned 4 (you can see that party here).  

The main inspiration for the party started with a cake I spotted on Pinterest – I asked Liv from Jack + Hunter to create her version of the cake and the other desserts I created from there.  As well as the cake we had giant marshmallows dipped in sprinkles, mini pots of yogurt with sprinkles.

Just a few simple details, lots of white with pops of colour and my perfect party was created! Enjoy!

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Photography + Styling :: Leanne Ambrogio | Sweet Style
Cake :: Jack & Hunter