Planning a Party – Autumn inspired

First thing I thought of when planning a party was food. mmm… (like all good parties) The colour the tastes that remind me that it’s getting just that little bit cooler. Oh, then weather, it’s still warm enough to be outside but not with out the temptation of lighting a crackling fire and soft cuddly blankets as the evening progresses.

So this is my inspiration


The autumn season in Australia is still fairly mild and we definitely get a great choice of fruit and vegetables, this menu is based on all around the scrumptious seasonal best I can get my hands on.  Here is a little guide that I will be following


apples, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, figs, grapes, lemons, limes, honeydew melon, rockmelon, watermelon, nashi, nectarines, oranges, passionfruit, peach, pears, persimmons, plums, pomegranate, quinche, rhubarb


Asparagus, Asian greens, Beans, beetroot, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, daikon, eggplants, garlic, kohlrabi (green), leek, lettuces, mushrooms, okra, onions, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, shallots, silver beet, snow peas, spinach, spring onions, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips, zucchini



Belle Maison

just between friends

Just Between Friends

Honestly yum

Honestly Yum

Intimate weddings

Intimate Weddings


100 Layer Cake


I didn’t think all that long about this, it came to me like some sort of vision… no not really…more like the second they come into season I can not resist.. I’m talking about FIGS! So yummy and easy and fun to cook with, but truly the colours of figs are just beautiful. I think the colour combination is almost romantic.


Design Seeds

Vintage piken

Vintage Piken


Autumn to me is a little bit rustic, forest floor, woodland creatures. Also just honest, nothing to out there, a bit subdued, just lovely.

the stir

The Stir

wedding chicks

Wedding Chicks

happily wedd

The Pretty Blog

Project wedding

Project Wedding

Liz marie blog

Dream Book Design

finding home online

Finding Home Online

camille styles

Camille Styles

My inspiration…


Pastel Colour Splash – spring/summer 2014





Photograph by: Freshome


Photograph by: PomPom


Photograph by: Vintage Tea Roses


Photograph by: me

Kids pastels

Photograph by: Molly Meg

pastel room

Photograph by: Boligcious Blog


Photograph by: Kemi Boutique


Photograph by: My Scandinavian Home


Photograph by: WeddBook


Photograph by: 100 Layer Cake

Spring table settings

Take a hint from the world outside when setting your table this spring. Green is all around, use what you have, such as herbs, branches and leaves. Of course, flowers always make stunning table centres, but remember they don’t have to be large arrangements, a few flowers in a variety of bottles and vases will do the job nicely.


Photograph by:  House Beautiful


Photograph by: Kim Stoegbauer, The TomKat Studio; Photography by Laura Winslow Photography

I am a firm believer that simple and elegant is best.




Photograph by: Martha Stewart Weddings

So go on and celebrate that spring has sprung.