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.

January 23, 2014

Hello and Welcome Back – I know this party started a few weeks ago but I have one word to explain my absence … summer!

So 2014 is off and running and I have been making the most of the past few weeks summer break to kick back with the kids, relax, read loads of books, dream a little. take photos, enjoy the sunshine and warm days. I am feeling very relaxed.  For years I have wanted to just switch off for the month of January so I have done just that – I had that pang of guilt a few weeks ago when everyone started to reappear online and back to work but those other lovely online friends convinced me to ignore it and take the time out!

So these lovely few weeks of non blogging have also given me more time to think, plan, dream and start to come up with a formula for 2014 – the direction for Sweet Style, the online store, the blog and importantly me.

Honestly I am not sure if I am 100% there yet – it seems to be a constant work in progress and I am getting closer to sorting it in my mind but there seems to be lots I still want to do, things I dream to do, plenty of things I desire to do but I also need to be realistic about what I can do!

One thing is for sure a lot of what I do this year will involve me and a camera! I am excited by the photography work I am involved in over the next few months and I am also planning a few shoots just for the blog.  I am now taking bookings for parties, styled shoots, food shoots and working on collaborations with some fabulous Aussie bakers and stylists.  I also have committed myself to doing two personal projects – a 52 weeks challenge involving the girls – one shot a week of the girls together, plus a 1 second everyday project which you can find out about here.  The first 3 weeks of shots from my 52 Project are below!

You will notice some definite changes in the online store – I have decided to streamline a lot more so while the store will be there for a little while longer I am focusing on cake stands and bowls for the time being.  This means the product lines will be greatly reduced but I will still stock the beautiful milk glass cake stands plus a few other gorgeous lines that I particularly love myself – there are some great bargains to be had at the moment with the remaining paper products so do drop in for a look as you may pick up the perfect item for your next party. (Click here to visit the shop)

I am also working on a blog makeover and look forward to showing more of the direction for the blog in the coming weeks!

I hope the start to 2014 has been exciting for everyone and as always I love to hear from anyone who drops by – I really enjoy hearing what you do like to see on my blog so I can make sure I keep it coming!

Here are those shots of the girls from my first 3 weeks of the project – it will be interesting to see how I keep them motivated for the entire year!




Images: Leanne Ambrogio for Sweet Style

May 7, 2013

Have you got your mum her mothers day gift yet?

We have so many lovely things available in the Sweet Style store that would be the perfect mothers day gift!

If you get your order in by Wednesday morning and you live on the east cost of Australia we can still get something delivered by this weekend – if you live a little further away then you have the option of a Sweet Style Gift Voucher which we can email to you within a few hours.

Click HERE now to shop for Mothers Day Gifts

I will be back tomorrow to show you what is on my Mothers Day Wish list.

February 18, 2013

Another new regular post that I am beginning today comes from reader feedback about products.

One of the most common questions I get asked is “what looks best in that” or “what else can you use that for”.

This first product feature is all about the popular mini glass pot.  This pot has so many uses and as you can see from my images the pot is perfect for jelly, mousse, panacotta or cheesecakes just to name a few.

You can find these pots here in the Sweet Style store under mini glassware.