Monday, March 29, 2010

Just deLIGHTful...

JUST IN: Opaque lamps in irresistable animal shapes. Putting the fun in functional, these gorgeous animal shaped lamps are not only cute but look fantastic when lit.

The perfect size to add some mood lighting to your home, they would fit snuggly on your mantle piece, bedside table or chest of drawers. Available in snail, elephant, and cow shapes for $129.95.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pantone perfection...

Those in the design industry will be familiar with the Pantone chart, a universal language enabling designer, manufacturer, retailer and customer to match, identify, and communicate about colour.

Now we can all join the Pantone revolution with a fabulous range of homewares and gifts available in stunning pantone colours in store.
These sleek sterling silver cufflinks have a hint of eye-popping colour that is sure to add the finishing touches to any suit. A fabulous gift for guys. Available in apple green, aqua and cobalt blue, $99.95.
What's not to love about these coffee mugs? Bright, pick-me-up colours - Check! Large size for those difficult winter morning wakeups - Check! Can double as cute home or office decoration - Check! Available in pink, pale blue, pale green, apple green, peppermint green, orange, and more... $24.95.
Caffeine connoisseurs will be wrapped with the Pantone espresso cups. Available in pale blue and green, these mini-marvels are perfect for a shot of espresso or a babycino for bubba. $14.95 each.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Oh what a night..

Outdoors on Parade was buzzing on Tuesday night with visiting authors Kirsty Manning-Wilcox and Peta Heine launching their new book We Love Food in store. The girls demonstrated several of their delicious recipes including sweet potato and coriander fritters, silverbeet salad, and an array of gourmet pizzas and chatted about cooking for a family and growing your own veggies.

Thankyou to all who attended and to Kirsty and Peta for such a wonderful night!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Mad March!

There is definately a reason that March has been dubbed the month of madness. Those of you who have visited the store over the past couple of weeks may have been shadowed by the monstorous fort of boxes that towered of you at the back of the shop.

With our recycling bin now overflowing with flattened boxes and our shelves filled with fabulous new stock from some of our most favourite suppliers, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to show you some of our favourite new bits and pieces...

Em loves the stunning German made tea cups and saucers in fabulous bright colours... Jump on the 'Alice in Wonderland' bandwagon that seems to be taking the world by storm and host your self a mad-hatters tea party.

Georgie's number one pick are the quirky and chic Marimekko teapots... What's not to love about the spotted black and white print and funky handle?

Annie adores the gorgeous French doll necklaces that have graced our shelves straight from the streets of Paris. Delicate fabrics, dazzling sequins and dimantes galore.. these petite little gems have us saying oh la la!

Pop in and visit us to come see more of the fantastic stock that has just arrived...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Food Glorious Food!

Kirsty Manning-Wilcox and Peta Heine are busy mums who have discovered the secret to adapting dishes for all ages and coaxing even the fussiest of eaters and have recently published their fabulous new cookbook, We Love Food.

Kirsty, a freelance publisher and writer, and Peta, an ex-restauranter and whiz in the kitchen, have teamed up to make meal times much simpler by providing over 80 fabulous healthy recipes using fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden.

We are excited to be launching We Love Food on Tuesday March 23 at 6.30pm. Join us to celebrate such an exciting occasion and be treated to a cooking demonstration by Kirsty and Peta and have the opportunity to get your copy of We Love Food signed.

Tickets are $25.00 per person - all proceeds to the Royal Adelaide Hospital Burns Unit - and can be purchased in store (51 The Parade, Norwood) or over the phone (08 8362 8822). Tickets are limited so make sure you don't miss out!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

In the bag...

Style: Pour La Nana

The latest accessory to be dripping from the arms of celebrities is not from Prada, Pucci, or Christian Dior but German accessories brand George Gina & Lucy.

If you struggling making decisions, (or if you just absolutely love fabulous handbags) beware.. because choosing just one GG&L bag could end up being a very long and tedious task. The selection of styles and gorgeous bright candy and pastel colours ensure that there is a bag to suit everyone, every occasion and every outfit.

After spotting these beauties at the trade fair at the weekend, we just couldn't wait to tell you all about them and are just as excited for them to arrive in store so we can find them all a loving home.

If you would like to be notified when the GG&L stock arrives please feel free to email us at or phone us on 08 8362 8822.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The r(eel) deal..

Australian leathergoods company Pratten was founded in 2003 by Sydney sisters Justine and Monique Pratten. Their highly popular accessories range includes a gorgeous combination of wallets, clutches, belts, sponge bags, and coin purses in vivacious Eel Skin leather. Hot pink Eel Skin foldover clutch

For those of you unfamilar with Eel Skin leather, here's a quick tutorial...

Eel Skin leather is up to 150% stronger than cow hide and can last for over 20 years if properly cared for. It can come in a variety of bright colours, and boy is it SOFT!

Pratten's Eel Skin wallet was also featured in the The Oprah Magazine O List in January 2010, rocketing the accessories to must-have status and making it an instant lust-after item across the globe.
Pratten Eel Skin wallets as seen in The Oprah Magazine