Australia Day Housewarming | January 31, 2012

For Australia Day, Mark and I hosted a bbq for some friends and family. About a year ago we moved into our beautiful house in the 'burbs, so I guess you could say that the occasion was also a housewarming of sorts.  I'm still very much in the process of doing up our place- finding the right bits and pieces to transform it into a warm, cosy home.

For the celebration I decorated our dining table with some brightly coloured flowers in terracotta pots. The cane chairs, I'm proud to say, were picked up at an op shop for a mere $40 (for a set of four). They add some character to our dining setting. Best. Buy. Ever.

We're looking to eventually find a large, elegant, solid wood outdoor table for our deck but couldn't find one that we liked in time for the day so we settled for some cafe style tables and stools which ended up looking quite cute!

The gorgeous glass jugs in the pic above added a touch of Mexico and were found at Market Import (one of my fave homeware shops in Melbourne). I also laid out my ever-expanding collection of colourful bowls which contained the pre-bbq munchies.

Hmm... perhaps I should have made Sangria?

{ photos by Amy Moss }

posted under: Our Home, Interiors, Entertaining, storytelling

Gorman Winter 2012 | January 30, 2012

So it appears Gorman can do no wrong. Another gorgeous collection!

posted under: Fashion

Buttered Popcorn Ice-cream by Trotski and Ash | January 25, 2012

I'm intrigued by this buttered popcorn ice-cream recipe by Trotski and Ash. I'm sure it would make a great addition to a movie night with friends.

While you're there check out all their other cute recipes accompanied by the gorgeous photography of Lauren Bamford.

{ photo by Lauren Bamford }

posted under: Food, Desserts, Entertaining

Mixed Bag... January 23, 2012 | January 23, 2012

hario buono kettle from hario gear

green etched tumblers from ben pentreath

bright necklace from toast

mason jar shakers from terrain

urban garden duvet and shams from west elm

composition orange notebooks from scout books

'eat' sign from terrain

maple bedcover from country road

trio colour sleeveless dress from laura ashley

safari dining chairs from coco republic

embroidered garden recipe cards from terrain

posted under: Mixed Bag, Gift Ideas, Stationery, Jewellery, Home Décor, Tableware, Fashion, Kitchenware

Geronimo Spring 2012 | January 19, 2012

Another cute spring collection from Geronimo. Love the polaroids by Chloe Aftel.

posted under: Photography, Fashion

Vintage style fridges | January 17, 2012

Above is a collection of vintage style refrigerators from Big Chill, Gorenje and Smeg.

We're currently on the hunt for a new fridge and would love one of these beauties to brighten up our kitchen. Unfortunately, Smeg appears to be the only brand available in Australia and both of their models are too small for our needs. *sigh*

posted under: Home Décor, Vintage Style

Scout and Catalogue | January 13, 2012

Cute pouches from Scout and Catalogue.

posted under: Gift Ideas, Fashion

Mixed Bag... January 12, 2012 | January 12, 2012

Lasercut walnut necklace from Miju and You

Platters and salad servers from Country Road

Fancy Amber Tglass from T2

Large gold-plated bangle from Dinosaur Designs

Rose of Sharon Grand Vase from Anthropologie

Berber rug from Loom

Knitted painted fox jumper from Topshop

Reggio sofa spotted at Meizai in Richmond

Dr. Strangelove frames from Massada Eyewear

Biella Metallic Penny Loafers from J.Crew

Sheepskin rug from Toast

posted under: Mixed Bag, Gift Ideas, Jewellery, Home Décor, Tableware, Fashion

Happy 2012! | January 09, 2012

I hope everyone had a spiffy holiday season. I'm back at work after my break and ready to tackle a new and wonderful year on Eat Drink Chic!

Check out the beautiful collection of tunics, caftans and dresses from Two.

posted under: Fashion