Magpie Paperworks | April 07, 2011

Magpie Paperworks has such beautiful stationery for weddings in their super-cute shop! They also do custom designs.

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posted under: Stationery, Weddings

The Flavour Thesaurus by Niki Segnit | March 31, 2011

So, I'm no cook. However, it has occurred to me that honing my culinary skills would be immeasurably useful. Sure, I can follow a recipe, but construct a meal sans-instruction and it's a hit and miss affair.

Browsing through Avenue Bookstore in South Melbourne (a somewhat dangerous endeavour, judging by the number of books I ended up purchasing), I stumbled across "The Flavour Thesaurus" by Niki Segnit- A gorgeous hardcover reference that contains descriptions of the qualities and resulting flavours of hundreds of food pairings. My first thought was 'Brilliant!". It's exactly what an aspiring, often-times clueless cook, such as myself, needs!

In order to create a vaguely edible dish, it obviously helps to have knowledge of what flavours successfully complement each other and also to be aware of the more unconventional and unexpected combinations that are possible. (Chocolate and bacon, anyone?) Although I still may be lacking in technique, I truly believe that this compendium brings me a step closer to full culinary enlightenment.

It also just makes a rather interesting read. The author combines the more serious, historical facts with personal anecdotes and witty observations. Included are also handy recipes and cooking tips. Heston Blumenthal describes it as "An original and inspiring resource". Definitely a must for even the most adept cook.

And, what kind of style-obsessive would I be if I didn't remark on the gorgeous book cover design by Peter Dawson of Grade Design. It was, of course, the pretty rainbow of colours on the cover that initially drew me to the book. A beautiful gift idea.

Brains paired with beauty, just the kind of flavour I love!

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Note: This post contains a link to 'The Flavour Thesaurus' on Amazon. I am an Amazon affiliate which means that I receive a small percentage of any sales made when readers click on this link. This helps to keep this website alive. However, please note that I would only ever review and suggest books that I personally recommend.

{ all photos by Amy Moss }

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posted under: Books, Food, Gift Ideas, storytelling

DIY Rustic Wedding Table Numbers | March 29, 2011

I recently bought a set of wood coasters from Carina Sherlock in Armadale.  It struck me that they would look beautiful transformed into wedding table number signs for a rustic style wedding.

I thought they would look especially good when combined with a set of nature-inspired numbers I had recently illustrated.

After some research I discovered that I could use Lazertran decal transfer paper to transfer the numbers onto the wood surface and successfully create the table number signs I had imagined!

Continue to download this set of illustrated numbers and to get instructions on how to transfer them onto wood coasters.

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Parties, Weddings

Ruche Lookbook Spring 2011 | March 25, 2011

Loving this Lookbook by Ruche for their pretty spring 2011 collection entitled " A garden dream". Photography and art direction by Stephanie Williams and set styling by Jessica Haack and Sovy Designs.

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posted under: Fashion, Photography, Vintage Style

Our Wedding featured in Wedding Style Guide Magazine!! | March 24, 2011

I'm incredibly thrilled to announce that our wedding is featured in the latest issue of Wedding Style Guide magazine!!

I retrieved my copy from the mail on Monday and eagerly flipped to the correct page. I was elated to find that the feature was nothing short of perfect! Superb layout, beautiful words...  I couldn't ask for a better souvenir of our special day!

Wedding Style Guide consistently boasts the most beautiful spreads brimming with inspiring colour and innovative style ideas. I was so honoured to be a part of this spectacular Autumn issue amidst so many other gorgeous weddings!

For those interested in purchasing a print or digital copy of the magazine, go here.

You must check out the gorgeous Lookbook which will give you a taste of some of the great style ideas presented in the Autumn issue.

Once again I'd like to say thanks to all the talented vendors and family members who helped in the production of our special day. Special thanks to Jonathan Ong for his stunning photography. We never would have been featured in such a beautiful magazine without his incredible talent!

Almost an entire year has gone by since our wedding day. This is such a wonderful gift for our first anniversary!

The sweet folks at WSG were kind enough to include a photo of my Nan in the feature- it was a lovely touch. She passed away, unexpectedly, only a few short months after the event and I was so thankful that she was there to celebrate with us on the day.

Finally, for those who missed it, you can check out all the photos, story and styling of my wedding in my own account.

Thanks Wedding Style Guide! xo

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posted under: Photography, Press, storytelling, Weddings

The DIY Wedding of Tabitha and Cynthia | March 04, 2011

When I spotted the DIY wedding of Tabitha and Cynthia on Style Me Pretty, I instantly fell in love with all the amazing details, especially the beautiful and festive colours. You can see all the gorgeous pics and read the story (if you haven't already) over here.

{ photos by Beaux Arts Photographie }

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Weddings

A Cool Palette | March 02, 2011

 

01.  'Everybody on the Floral' necklace from Make Believe

02.  Card and envelope from Specklefarm

03.  Mr & Mrs Muse mugs from Jonathan Adler

04.  Retro Fridge from Smeg

05.  Cayenne Dress (grey) from Kling

06.  Turquoise 'Le Versha' chair from Anthropologie

07.  Harlequin socks from Kate Spade

08.  Ruffle pillow from H&M

09.  Heart cup and saucer from The Spoon Sisters

10.  Postcards from Specklefarm

11.  Megan Miller 'Caribbean' nail polish from Anthropologie

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posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Moody Hues, Stationery, Tableware, Vintage Style

Rainbow Coloured Fashion | March 01, 2011

Top: Colourful Cubes Bow Tie collar for dogs from Silly Buddy  { via decor8 }

Bottom: Kate Spade's super-colourful spring campaign with Bryce Dallas Howard.

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posted under: Fashion, Gift Ideas

Tea Party Hues | February 24, 2011

01  Sweet Dreams teapot and teacup set in 'Ice Blue' from T2

02  Creme Royale collection from Sohum

03  Cushion cover from H&M

04  Limoges tea sets from The Cooking Company

05  Royale Savon Bon Bon collection from Sohum

06  Macarons from Paulette Macarons

07  Madeline Chair from Urban Outfitters

08  Pavlova dress from Review

09  Perfectly packaged P.J.'s from Peter Alexander

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posted under: Drink, Entertaining, Fashion, Food, Gift Ideas, Home Décor, Moody Hues, Parties, Tableware, Tea Party

Some cute finds... | February 21, 2011

'Bubble Gum' print from Zara Illustrates, the most gorgeous bridal gowns from Sarah Seven { via green wedding shoes }, block necklace from The Little Drom Store, cute party goods from Shop Sweet Lulu, Holla gocco card from Pink Shirts and Car Wrecks, molecule necklace from The Little Drom Store

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posted under: Cute Finds, Fashion, Gift Ideas, Illustration, Stationery, Weddings

DIY 'Je t'aime' mini card sets | February 12, 2011

I really enjoyed creating the design for the 'Je t'aime' coffee cup wrappers' so I thought I'd also transform them into mini cards with polka dot lined envelopes, for those in need of a (very) last minute gift for a loved one! :)

Continue to download your freebies!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Illustration, Stationery, Valentines Day

DIY 'Je t'aime' coffee cup wrappers | February 11, 2011

Wouldn't it be cute to surprise a loved one on Valentine's morning (or any morning for that matter) with a cup of coffee for the road that literally says 'I love you'?  With this concept in mind I designed these love-themed wrappers that can be used to dress up a disposable coffee cup. The perfect romantic gesture for the caffeine obsessed!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Drink, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Valentines Day

Happy Holidays! | December 24, 2010

For my final post for the year I thought I would share with you some of the little details of my holiday decorating. In all the insanity, leading up to Christmas, it's nice to immerse myself in the the serenity depicted in these shots and I hope you enjoy them too.

You may recognise this little dove - it's the spring bird card from o-check. This beautiful frame was purchased from Est about a year ago. (Unfortunately, I can't remember the creator's name as I've lost the tag that came along with it).

These nifty white wire fairy lights were purchased from Ikea. They look amazing scattered around the apartment. My only regret is not buying more! The next time I was there they were all sold out.

I bought the larger tree bark votive holder a year ago from Est. The smaller votive was purchased recently from Capital Kitchen. My husband arrived home a couple of days ago carrying the biggest bunch of flowers I have ever seen! This lovely white rose was tied around the base of the arrangement.

This birch tree ornament was also a purchase from Capital Kitchen.

I want to say a huge thank-you to all my readers over this last year. It's been a fantastic journey! I look forward to returning in a couple of weeks time- January 10, 2011 with regular updates. Have a wonderful and happy holiday season everyone!

See you all in the new year! xxoo

{ all images by Amy Moss }

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posted under: Christmas, Holidays, storytelling

Pretty Frocks | December 22, 2010

Easily one of my favourite places to shop for dresses is Review. These are some of my picks from their pretty spring/summer collection. Gosh, with all this crazy rain we've been having in Melbourne I'd almost forgotten it was summer!

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posted under: Fashion

Stripe & Field | December 14, 2010

Adorable gingham envelopes and thank-you notecards from Stripe & Field. Also loving their holiday muslin gift pouches.

{ via frolic! }

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posted under: Christmas, Gift Ideas, Holidays, Stationery

Holiday Freebie: Typographic Gift Tags | December 02, 2010

Hope you enjoy this set of holiday gift tags I've whipped up for you. I had fun experimenting with some fancy hand-lettering! Continue to download your freebies.

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posted under: Christmas, Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Holidays, parenting, Stationery, Typography

Mini Interview with Wedding Photographer Jonathan Ong | November 04, 2010

One of the important tasks for my wedding earlier this year was to find a brilliant Melbourne photographer, someone with a unique vision who possessed a passion and keen eye for detail. I stumbled across Jonathan Ong while browsing through Australian wedding blog Polka Dot Bride and was impressed with his quirky and artistic style.

Jonathan recently launched a new website and blog.  "The website is meant to be an experience; a magical journey. I believe an experience cannot be rushed; it must have a relationship with time. The song playing in the background is written by a wonderfully talented friend of mine, Valerie. It's full of heart and I absolutely love what she has come up with. So close your eyes, open your heart, and follow me on a journey of faith, hope and love"

Jonathan was also kind enough to answer a couple of questions for Eat Drink Chic! Continue for my mini interview with Jonathan and to see more of his fabulous work.

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posted under: Photography, Weddings

Freebie: "Love and Thanks" Card | October 08, 2010

I haven't really taken pencil to paper in awhile, preferring to rely on digital means to create most of my designs. This illustration, however, began with a session of doodling and evolved into a concept for a thank-you card.

Continue to download your freebie!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Illustration, Stationery, Weddings

The Wedding of Zac & Kristy | October 07, 2010

I love this sweet and stylish reception for Zac & Kristy's wedding set in Red Hill, Victoria.

Continue for more pics!

{ Photography by Jonathan Ong }

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posted under: Photography, Weddings

Inspirational Wedding Colours | September 15, 2010

I love the combination of colours used in the wedding of Nick & Surya. Great bridesmaid dresses! Beautiful photos by Brisbane photographer Jonas Peterson.

{ via Once Wed }

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posted under: Fashion, Weddings
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