Thursday, 26 July 2012


We are doing the table and stage decorations for the Ita Buttrose lunch next week so I am leafing through my Grandiflora Celebrations - Saskia Havekes for inspiration.
As you can see by the second image (courtesy of Vogue Living Australia) Saskia produces amazing free form work that I adore.

I wanted to share a snippet from her book because her words completely resonate with me and I thought there might be a few of you that feel the same!

"I always feel like a tightly stretched elastic band but maybe that's the part of the creative process, having that tension - for me it is. It's important to be mindful not to let it get too out of hand, utilising tension to push you forward into a creative spell"

I recently had some beautiful dusky pink lissianthus and disbuds in store so I might use something like them but then rough it up a bit, I don't want it to look too romantic.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Handy work

 Something about making your own bread that is so satisfying, teaming it with a lamb, coriander & garlic curry - lots of, oh and a glass or two of red wine equals happiness.

How great is the mortar and pestle, it is cast iron, crazy heavy but man does it make short work of, well anything you put in it!