Mar 29

Autumn has well and truly hit the west coast of A - the weather is warm but not too hot and the evening brings with it a beautiful crispness to the air that makes you want to pull out your favourite light knit. I really do love this time of year and while Perth’s vegetation certainly doesn’t boast the brilliant colours seen in other international cities (New York, I love you!), the beautiful deep tones of orange can be spotted in places. The colours of the season served as the inspiration for the second OVM in our series…

Do you like my attire for the evening? I’m going for something simple yet elegant. It is my best friend Trudy’s 35th birthday, after all…

Trudy told me not to fuss, that we’d celebrate at a restaurant but I would have none of that. So, we’re having it at our home and we’ll light it in hues of orange and auburn…

And of course the flowers on the terrace will match…

We’ll feast on the most divine of finger food like fried chicken served with Coca Colas in mini glass bottles, mango shrimp lollypops and pigs in blankets. Mmm…

And for dessert? Trudy’s favourite, of course - red velvet cupcakes and mini doughnuts…

*photos: 1; 2 & 3; 4, 5 & 6 

Mar 22

I’m so excited to launch the new weekly series called the outfit, the venue, the menu where we’ll match fashion with a destination and some delectable dishes. So, without further ado…

Come dine with us at our modern tree house…

I’ll greet you wearing something like this…

We’ll sit out back on the deck, sip wine and snack on marinated olives and baked mushrooms stuffed with ricotta as the sun sinks below the trees.

Dinner will be taken at the long table set simply with white plates, silver cutlery and candles. 

Rustic homemade pizzas will be served on pizza stones alongside crisp salads. Oh, and we’ll drink some delicious Chianti…

I think we’ll start with some jazz playing softly in the background and will probably end the night shoeless, dancing around the house and wondering how we ever complained about anything…

* photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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