Tuesday, May 26, 2015

La Pingouin Bar and Restaurant Clamart Paris



Do you get the feeling I am pining for another Summer in France?  If so, you would be right. Not touristy France, but the real France, dining on simple fare cooked by the locals.  Lunching here is just one such dining experience we recently enjoyed, thanks to Malcolm's inside knowledge of Paris.
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Friday, May 22, 2015

French Industrial Interiors Style in Paris Metal and Woods Versailles


This fabulous antique store is another of Malcolm's Paris haunts.  They source superior vintage industrial pieces, which in many cases are larger than life.  Who knew vintage 20th century 'junk' would one day be so sort after.  The store is in Versailles and is definitely worth a look, if you are in the area.  Meet me down the bottom for the address.
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Monday, May 18, 2015

A Beautiful French Home in Greater Paris


One thing I am keen to do with the blog, is better document our life.  If for nothing else than so my descendants can see what up we got up to.  And when I am old, it will help me remember just how damned lucky we were.  On our recent trip to France we had a lovely Sunday lunch with Malcolm, Cecile and their kids and this is their lovely home in Paris.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Newport Beach House


This beach cottage is just lovely.  Gorgeous covered deck areas, a spacious well laid out kitchen, and
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Friday, May 8, 2015

Styling Shelves in Coastal Blue and White


And now for some blue and white coastal shelf styling.
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Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe and a Wild Sydney Storm


If you are here for the scrumptious moist chocolate cake recipe scroll down, but first a bit about the wild week we have had.
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Friday, April 24, 2015

Modern Australian Newport Beach House


I have been coveting a covered back deck lately and I have been looking at how to arrange it with the existing roof line.  I found this lovely Newport Beach House which goes a large way towards illustrating the look I am after.  She is currently for sale, maybe we should just move. 
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Strawberry and Basil Salad


Strawberry and basil are a combination commonly used in jam, so why not in a salad?  This  strawberry and basil combo is another one that made it onto our Easter lunch table and it was so tangy and lovely, severed as part of a BBQ buffet.
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Friday, April 10, 2015

German Potato Salad and a Great Community Event


This German potato salad made it onto the family Easter table this weekend.  You can serve it warm or cold and it's really good, particularly warm with the Winter month bearing down hard upon us.
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Entally House Tasmania


Beautiful beautiful Entally House via Launceston Tasmania.  I can never resist the lure of an historic home. I linger longer in each room, willing the walls to talk.  I imagine the family sitting around the dining table and doing what families do.  History and home are my thing. I just love to see how people once lived and I find their stories fascinating.  I wonder what is the secret to their success and how they acquired such wealth. Usually damned hard work and a bit of luck, it seems.  A bit of crime never seems to have hurt them either.
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Friday, April 3, 2015

A Beach Cottage in Balgowlah


This lovely beach cottage in Balgowlah on Sydney's Northern Beaches, features some touches of the Hamptons.  I particularly like the kitchen. Not to mention the glorious park side location.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Quick Pot Makeover to Spruce up the Deck


I love a quick makeover that costs nothing.  My back deck is in great need of some love, so I thought I'd spruce it up with a few replanted pots.  Just so it feels like someone cares.
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Beach House Bar Stools - A Two Minute Makeover


When a magazine calls and wants to feature my home, of course my natural reaction is...... How nice, yes please.  I can tell you my second thought was,  oh well I better get a few of those little makeovers done, that have been on my mind for ages.
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Beef Fillet with Spinach Dip Wrapped in Prosciutto


As a rule I am not keen on putting lumps of raw meat on this blog for your viewing pleasure, but this fabulously impressive Beef Fillet with Spinach Dip, Wrapped in Prosciutto, has serious wow factor and it is so easy, that I hope you will forgive me.  If you try it, you will.  
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Palm Beach Cottage


Covered wide verandas, sandstone and beach cottage street appeal.  I love this house.
For all her details check this out.
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