Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Beach Shack..

In this day and age we consider the dishwasher to be a necessity, at the very least two toilets are a must have and lets not forget the study, theatre room, parents retreat, games room and play area  - so it is wonderful to stumble on a home where neither a second toilet or dishwasher exist - this place is just well lovely, and lived in, and homey, and calm, and all about family. This is the home of stylist Jo-Anne Pabst and her family and they have chickens in the back yard... 

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love the bread boards! 

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Monday, July 7, 2014

The Croquembouche...

This is a proud mum moment  - Mr A has always been a keen cook - he makes dinner at least once a week and is a dab hand at whipping up a batch of muffins or cake..but this weekend we hit a whole new level  - it was amazing and in fact spectacular!!!  We hosted a birthday party for a friend - its was a bring a plate tapas affair  - 13 wonderful, fabulous girls who can all cook and like to eat and drink - you could not have asked for better day - it was sunny and we sat outside - but the pièce de résistance was the croquembouche... I was  blown away at that creation - profiteroles made from scratch, his first ever attempt creme patisserie and the toffee that was unbelievable - and this is the end result...yep very proud mum I am!!!