Monday, 29 July 2013

A little peek into my workspace....

Today I have been updating my 'about ' pages in all my websites  which also includes an image of my studio. This is a little peak into my workspace where I usually sit and write my blog, edit photos and write emails to some of you out there.
There is a window on the left which I usually leave open to hear the birds melodies come through which I find very relaxing when  I need  a quiet time to reflect on errands. Various radio stations also filter through the day from Buenos Aires, Barcelona and UK and my collection of ITunes soundtracks when I need inspiration.
Above in the shelves is a collection of my diaries, ideas and sketch books. Bellow on the wall images is an eclectic mix of photographs; inspirational images, Woody Allen, childhood memories and some of my travel images from South Africa and Buenos Aires. Also a photograph of my father sits there as it is the closest I can have him since he passed away. I use the mug from NY everyday when I have my coffee to remind me I did visit the city and it wasn't all a dream!

Thursday, 25 July 2013

New Affordable Kitchen Wall Decor

As some of you might have read in my previous posts, lately, I have been cooking a lot for friends and family.
Having spent so much time  in the kitchen, it has inspired me to create a new collection of  affordable wall decor that can fit in any nook and cranny and brighten up the room.
These new set of photo cards can fit in any frame size 7 x 5" with a set of six cards  at $8 ( £5.35 ). There are also larger sizes 8 x 10"  $28 ( £18.70 ) and posters on request.
To view all the new kitchen wall decor click here.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Loving Our Summertime ...

What was your weekend like?

Lately I have...

*Enjoyed cooking for friends followed by dinner in our back yard
*Found time to chill under a tree to avoid full sun of 45'C and start reading my new book
*Got up at 6 am to go for a run and enjoyed it!
*Listened to old CD's I forgot I had
*Had a drink at my old pub in Notting Hill with good old Alex that is over visiting from NY 
*Laughed tons reminiscing old times with good friends over Pimm's
*Shopped in my local farmers market for lots of delicious fruit and veggies, took photos and then cooked them!

Friday, 19 July 2013

Happy Friday!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend with lots of sunshine wherever you are in this little planet of ours!
Image in my Etsy shop

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Jenny's Birthday Cakes!

Last Sunday it was my lovely friend Jenny's 30th birthday and I was very flattered when she asked me to bake a couple of my 'signature' cakes for her party! Lemon tart and carrot cake, which I think I must have baked about five times this month for various BBQ's and friends dinner parties!
We had a great time  chilling with friends' in the sunshine sipping cold wine with lots of laughter and fabulous food cooked mainly by her adoring husband, Ben.
Sweet summertime memories :-)

Lemon Tart

Friday, 12 July 2013

New Look to my Online Portfolio

Having time to focus on re-branding, websites and general admin is a rarity for me these days, so having had the last 24hrs to focus on my little projects that needed attention has been great for the mind! At last I have been able to adjust a few things to my new online portfolio with a new look to my home page and more information on my about page. Look out for my new online shop coming next week! Have a lovely weekend wherever you are :-)

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Britain's Next Top Models!!

Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure of shooting photos of our friends Jane and Alex's lovely daughters in the garden. We had great fun playing around with different outfits and looks and the girls were real star models! You can see more of the images in my website here  


Thursday, 4 July 2013

Delicious Gazpacho Soup

Summer temperatures haven't hit here in the UK so I've been reminiscing of my summer times in Barcelona in our family holiday home sitting by the pool sipping Gazpacho (cold tomato soup) made by my mother or Nona. This lunchtime i  had to make some for old times sake even if it meant having lunch in our cloudy and coldish garden!