Heath Ceramics LA | April 30, 2010

Should I ever visit L.A again, I must take a peek at Heath Ceramics. Beautiful homeware in a gorgeous space designed by Commune.

posted under: Travel, Interiors, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Tableware

Bridesmaid Thank-you Cards | April 29, 2010

Imagine each of your bridesmaids receiving a handmade thank-you card with a beautiful silhouette of their dress, cut from watercolour wash paper. Such an adorable idea! Designed by Leslie Lewis Sigler of Lilly & Louise.

via Simple + Pretty.

posted under: Stationery, Weddings, Do It Yourself

Recipe Tea Towels from Mozi | April 28, 2010

These screen-printed recipe tea towels from Mozi are cute, proficient at drying dishes and they provide some handy literature to inspire yummy culinary creations.

I ask you, what more do you need from a tea towel?

posted under: Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Kitchenware

Tamar Mogendorff | April 27, 2010

Pretty fabric creations by Tamar Mogendorff.

posted under: Kids, Home Décor

Have you met Miss Jones 2010 | April 27, 2010

Have you met Miss Jones? Perhaps you already have. Still... she's worth another visit.

I especially love this blue milk bottle from her 2010 collection of white bone china.

posted under: Home Décor

briones+co. | April 23, 2010

Cute little store. briones+co.

posted under: Stationery, Parties

A Few Facts | April 22, 2010

The following are some facts about me that I should probably be too embarrassed
to tell you:

*I used to drink coffee, not for the taste, but for the swell of self-confidence from the caffeine high.

*I haven't read a novel in years because of the lack of pretty pictures.

*I truly miss Lorelei Gilmore.

*I used to think the phrase was "It's a doggy dog world".

*Ice-cream is my greatest weakness.

*I've stopped watching Grey's Anatomy due to a recently developed fear of mortality.

*I can't stand untidiness and mess. I am lazy and hate cleaning. Therein lies the conundrum.

*I've only just discovered the wonders of japanese novelty erasers and suddenly the world is a better place.

{ photo by Amy Moss }

posted under: Stationery, Found Objects, storytelling

Vanilla Ice-Cream Sandwiches by Tartelette | April 21, 2010

Ice-Cream Sandwiches are among my favourites in the "Ice-Cream" family.

After an exquisite meal at an elegant french restaurant, I have been known to politely refuse a chef prepared crème brûlée, under the pretext of 'fullness', in order to leave early and take an ungraceful dive into the nearest 7-eleven to acquire a, somewhat less fancy but, in my opinion, equally delicious, mass-produced dessert known as The Monaco Bar Ice-Cream Sandwich.

I am not ashamed by this fact. I stand by my love for these delectable creatures.

So, you can imagine my delight when I stumbled upon this recipe for ice-cream sandwich goodness on Tartelette!

Firstly, Helen has used my Ice-Cream Parlour cup designs in her beautiful photos! 5 points right there already.

Secondly, she provides a gluten free recipe for the cookies! "Hooray!" shouts my supposed wheat allergy.

Perhaps now, instead of indulging in convenience store, pre-prepared packages of sin I can instead learn to make these delightful goodies for myself and also avoid the minor wheat-related tummy ailments. Now all that's left to do is actually get me in the kitchen.

{ photography by Helene Dujardin }

posted under: Desserts, Do It Yourself, Food, Photography, storytelling

Ceramics by Mel Robson | April 20, 2010

I just adore these pieces by ceramic artist Mel Robson. VIew more of her beautiful artwork on her blog.

posted under: Home Décor, Artwork

Surprise... We Got Married! Part III: The Newlyweds | April 19, 2010

On March 28, 2010 I married my best friend and the love of my life in my mother's vintage floral wedding dress in a small and casual backyard wedding.

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posted under: Photography, Weddings, Engagement Party, storytelling

And the winners are... | April 16, 2010

Congratulations to Diana W, Rachel L and Nicola (who commented on April 14) for winning the giveaway! Well done girls, I will be contacting you shortly. You've each won a pack of French Navy notecards with your favourite design.

Thanks so much to French Navy for offering such lovely gifts to Eat Drink Chic readers!

posted under: Giveaway

Surprise... We Got Married! Part II: The Story & The Styling | April 15, 2010

So you've probably heard that Mark and I cheekily surprised all our guests with a civil wedding ceremony during our 'engagement' party. Well, the following article contains the whole story along with all the sweet little details of the event, styled by yours truly with the help of some very talented folk.

Just in case you're looking to create a similar style of event in Melbourne, I've also provided a detailed account of where to source all the bits and pieces and have compiled a list of some of the creatives in the industry you should know.

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posted under: Photography, Weddings, Parties, Do It Yourself, Vintage Style, Engagement Party, storytelling

Surprise... We Got Married!! | April 14, 2010

On Sunday March 28 at 2pm, our guests, believing they were about to attend an engagement party, began arriving at our beautiful backyard picnic.  One hour into the proceedings we shocked them with a surprise wedding ceremony!

The looks of astonishment and delight on the faces of our guests were pure gold.

After 10 years of friendship, in which the last 4 years we were an inseparable couple, Mark and I finally got married! 

This series of photos by Jonathan Ong depict our first kiss as husband and wife.

Stay tuned for more details and photos from the event. This is only part one in a series of posts!

posted under: Photography, Weddings, Engagement Party, storytelling

A Fresh Coat of Paint | April 13, 2010

Well, it took awhile to dry but I'm really loving Eat Drink Chic's brand new coat of paint. I'm calling it the 'Sexy Salmon' edition. Feels like a brand new home.

Speaking of homes, have you met Constance? She's a cute vintage caravan for hire and she's mighty photogenic.

Constance was featured in this cute little book called My Cool Caravan with pictures by Hilary Walker.

Me-oh-my HIlary takes some adorable photographs.

posted under: Photography, Vintage Style, storytelling

A Special Day in 1977 | April 09, 2010

When my mother and father got married, it was in a registry office in Sydney with 10 guests. Simple, small and intimate.

My mother wore a beautiful floral summer dress that cost her $45. She carried three red roses.

They married on New Year's Eve 1977.  I arrived 2 years later...


Just thought I'd share this sweet, nostalgic moment with you all :)

I'm still eagerly awaiting the engagement photos. So much so I'm having dreams about it.

posted under: Weddings, Vintage Style, storytelling

Giveaway!! French Navy Stationery | April 08, 2010

The lovely and etiquette-savvy Miss French Navy is generously giving away her stylish stationery to 3 lucky Eat Drink Chic readers! I love how her designs are so simple yet sophisticated. Each plain white notecard is graced with a cute silhouette or elegant text. Below are some of my personal favourites from her collection of designs.

To enter all you have to do is:

  1. Visit the French Navy website to view the entire beautiful stationery range.
  2. Tell us which design is your favourite by leaving a comment at the end of this post.
  3. Leave your email address  and your first name and first inital of your surname (i.e. Amy M)

You will then be in the draw to win a set of notecards with your favourite design! Only one entry per person please!

Competition closes Thursday April 15th at 10pm (Melbourne Time). The 3 winners will be randomly drawn from the comments and announced Friday April 16th.

Thanks all and good luck!

posted under: Giveaway, Stationery

Art & Ghosts | April 07, 2010

Loving these illustrations by Art & Ghosts. Many gorgeous prints available in her shop. So beautiful!

posted under: Illustration, Gift Ideas, Home Décor

i heart snow | April 06, 2010

In need of some inspiration this afternoon, I started flipping through old Frankie mags and happened upon these pretty shots from all the back in 2007 by Julia Schauenburg. Love the quirky fashion and photo-styling!

posted under: Photography, Fashion

60's Vintage Fabrics | April 05, 2010

I'm so inspired by the bright colours and bold patterns in these 60's vintage Scandinavian fabrics collected by Giddy Giddy. Don't they look amazing all together?

posted under: Home Décor, Fashion, Vintage Style

Come live in my heart and pay no rent... | April 01, 2010

I couldn't resist. Here's a little teaser of our engagement party photo shoot. More to come soon :)

Photography by Jonathan Ong.

posted under: Photography, Engagement Party, storytelling