Saturday, December 31, 2016

Food in style around my home during the holiday season

With Christmas just over and the New Year just arrived, there is no shortage of food at home. That's because when everyone in your family knows you are a foodie, Christmas presents from family gravitate towards that theme. And with that gives me an opportunity to show you some of the delicious food I prepared around the holiday season, either from gifts I received or just generally, I had spare time on my hands to dabble.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Last Minute Christmas Shopping at Myer Warringah

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. This year, I avoided Christmas shopping in the Sydney CBD and ventured up to the new Myer in Westfield Warringah Mall store on the Northern Beaches in collaboration with Myer to shop and stock up on a few items in preparation for family feasts in the festive season. The items I got were for entertaining over the festive season but the chances are, the practical things I would buy for my home, I’m sure others would love too as Christmas gifts.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Stylediaries: Style for the Holiday Season 2016 with THEPEACHBOX

Season Greetings! With the holiday season upon us means I have more time to play with style and makeup. You can thank my Opera Australia singing friend Jenny Liu for the recent beauty and makeup addiction but also my greater awareness for skincare came from travelling where a skincare specialist I saw in Dubai during a spa treatment suggested I needed 'more nutrition' for my skin. My skin became dehydrated from flying, travelling and a lack of sleep with early morning itineraries but also, it has become less resilient to stress as I get older. So I've sort to fix that with a bit more research and chats with Jenny on skincare and also makeup generally and with new brands like Dr Jart, a Spanish luxury brand called Natura Bisse recommended by my spa therapist in Dubai now in my skincare routine and MAC, Bite Beauty, Makeup Foreever, Stila Cosmetics in my makeup routine, as well drinking more water, morning jogs during the holiday period until dance classes resume again next year and a good healthy diet, my skin is looking a lot better and brighter.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Travel Diaries: In Dubai, the peak of fine dining: High Tea at the Burj Khalifa

I stepped in the lift and watched the floor number display in the lift rise, rise and rise, 10 …20 …30 …40 …50 …60 ….80…110 …123. High Tea experience at the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world was nothing short of extraordinary. This literally was a (very) High Tea experience, at the At.mosphere Lounge in the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Christmas and Cakes 2016 in Black Velvet style

I've been a little absent from the Blog for a few weeks as I have been travelling the world: Spain and Dubai with Emirates Airlines to be precise and I've just landed back in Sydney and recovering from jet lag. All in good time I will tell you about my trip if you haven't already been following on Instagram and Facebook. It's taken me about 2-3 days to settle back in home and how hot is it in Sydney?! This is my first blog post in Sydney after my overseas trip and this is worth showcasing as we approach the festive season and time for decorative cakes!