Thursday, October 29, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
(August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was an American cook, author and television personality. She introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to the Americans through her, most notably Mastering the Art of French cooking (published 1961) and her television programme the French Chef which premiered in 1963. Mastering the Art of French Cooking is still available today in its 49th edition!
Julie Powell (born 1973) is an American author of Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen. While working for the Lower Manhattan Development Corp in August 2002, Powell began the Julie/Julia Project, a blog chronicling her attempt to cook all the recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The blog quickly gained a large following, and Powell signed a book deal resulting in Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen.
Friday, October 16, 2009
- the feel of the sun on my skin
- watching the sun rise on a summer morning
- craking open a boiled egg and pushing in a toast soldier so the yoke runs over the top
- swinging high on a swing and watching the sky zoom past overhead
- riding a carousel
- star gazing on a clear warm night
- the smell of a blown out candle
- standing on the porch and watching the lightning on a stormy night
- climbing into a freshly made bed and smelling the clean sheets
- feelng a soft kiss on the back of my neck
- my hubbie stroking my forehead as I fall asleep
- cuddling up by the fire on a cold winters night
- picking the first flower of spring and wearing it in my hair
- sitting in my nans garden, shelling freshly picked peas from their pod
What are your favourite things dear readers? ... x
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
So here it is readers only a month after the launch! Dita's first collection for Wonderbra came out last year but she still had many ideas left over for the new line.
'I wanted to re-invent the existing collection for a few reasons,' she said.
'One being that I love it so much myself and I was so happy with the new bra shapes Wonderbra made for me, that I kept fantasizing about having it in other colours and fabrics.'
The collection includes three different lines: the completely new, Sparkle Teese by Dita Von Teese (elegant, sequin-studded tulle with detachable red pom-poms); the sumptuous Satin Teese by Dita Von Teese (in flame-red or metallic mauve); and the irresistible Multi-Teese by Dita Von Teese.
To be completely honnest readers I am slighlty diaspointed that this range is almost all the same as the old range but just different colours. I did expect a completely new line of vintage style designs. Having said that I love the satine teese set and will definitely be buying myself the red version.
The new collection is avaliable exclussively in Europe. Check it out here! For those of you who are not in Europe the collection is avaliable at ASOS who will deliver worldwide!
So snap up your chance to get into Dita's undies dear readers ... x
Saturday, October 10, 2009
We both thought the musical was funny and highly entertaining. Burt Newton was warm and charismtic aand made you have compassion for the dasterdly wizard. Amanda Harrison who played Elphaba and Lucy Durack who played Glinda both had fantastic singing voices. The show is running until 29/11/09 at Sydney's Capitol Theatre and tickets are available here.
I was hoping to create a Wicked inspired outfit to wear to the musical but as we were moving house this week unfortunately I was way to busy so I opted for my blue 50's style dress with white spots and a red cardigan.
Had a created an outfit it would be something like this:
in my life recently due to the move and various other things I have plenty to blog about so keep posted for my upcoming blogs. I will bring you news of a recent theatre trip and details of the divine Dita von Teese' new range of lingerie with Wonderbra (only a month after the release!)
Thanks for your patience dear readers ... x