Monday, 1 April 2013

Cellardoor magazine- My winter food styling and photography

 Check out Cellardoor magazines latest issue titled "The Music Issue" - and see my latest styling and photography for the winter food menu.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Moo Moo Woof Woof

On Saturday I visited a small exhibition "Moo Moo Woof Woof" by illustrators Laura Carlin and Chie Miyazaki. The exhibit show cased some of their latest works - a selection of ceramic animals. I have been a big fan of Carlin's work for ages and loved seeing how both illustrators similar quite naive and childlike approach to their works complimented each other beautifully.

I couldn't afford some of the larger pieces but couldn't resist  a few of Carlin's animal tiles...

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Toast Autumn/winter lookbook

Toast always create these beautiful calm cosy images that put you right in the mood for everything festive!
Here are some images that I love from this years A/W lookbook

Monday, 25 June 2012


I spent Saturday afternoon squeezing myself through the crowds of Portobello market- which I must say since I last visited a few years ago was slightly disappointing.  I was hoping to find a few antique gems but instead stumbled across lots of random odds and sods . However the silver lining is there was a food stall selling Spanish churros and it was delicious! Here is a snap I took with our little pot of hot dipping chocolate an' all! Apparently they are super quick and easy to make so I will have to try my own at home soon!


Here's the simple recipe-

  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • oil for frying
  • several Tbsp granulated sugar to sprinkle or honey 

    Pour vegetable oil, such as canola or corn oil into a large heavy bottomed frying pan. Make sure there is about 2 inches of oil in the pan to cover the churros. There should be enough oil so that they float freely while frying. Set pan aside.
    In a medium sauce pan, pour 1 cup water. Add oil, salt, sugar and stir. Bring water to a boil.
    While waiting for water to boil, dry the cup used to measure the water and use it to measure flour, since it is necessary to have equal parts flour and water. Pour flour into a medium-sized mixing bowl and add baking powder and stir.
    Once water boils, remove saucepan and begin heating oil in frying pan.
    Slowly pour boiling water from saucepan into flour mixture - stirring constantly with a fork until it is a smooth dough without lumps.
    Note: Dough should not be runny like a batter, but rather a sticky smooth dough.
    Immediately spoon dough into a churrera (a large cookie press) or pastry bag.
    Carefully squeeze dough into hot oil (350-375F degrees) and fry until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spatula or long-handled fork. Place on a paper towel to drain.
    Once drained, cut into manageable lengths. Sprinkle with sugar or drizzle with honey and serve.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Recycled glass gorgeousness

I have fallen in love with a lot of recycled glass vases and bottles recently. You can create simple elegant center pieces and displays by varying the heights, textures and sizes together, plus they're recyclable if you feel like trading them in! I think I need to do some flea market scouting to find some similar to these beauites!


                                          Travelling souk, from £17

                          Natural Simplicity, £12.50 set of three

 Recycled glass bud vases by West Elm (found on

VivaTerra recycled glass balloon vases; $39 to $69, (found at

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Inspiring headboard ideas ♥

Cellar Door Magazine!

Cellar Door is an online magazine started in 2009 by UK based Jade Cooper-Collins and Amy Power. The magazine is described by Jade and Amy as "feminine but quirky" and displays a mix of fashion, art, culture and all round great style. The magazine has contributed my Valentines decorating shoot to their blog just in time for Valentines Day - see the link below to read about it...