Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A weekend at the markets

Lyttelton Market

On Saturday I went to the Lyttelton market with a friend, we were pretty impressed with the produce, fresh baked goods, antiques and clothing that was available.  I suggest you check it out for yourself this weekend.

Oxford Street Christchurch
 10am-1 Saturday

This would be a great tool for making gnocchi

A dog parking area, genius!

Pretty cauliflower

The first time I have tried a fresh pork pie, it would have been great if I had some mustard to go on it. Yum

How awesome is it that the lemonade has flowers in it?
 Opawa Farmers Market

On Sunday I went to the Opawa farmers market with a friend from work. The fresh bread and other treats looked amazing.  

275 Fifeild Terrace, Christchurch 
Sunday 9am-12

I bought a Japanese Daikon radish and some Pak Choi, I am still not sure what I am going to cook with them.

She Chocolat  has a stall at the Opawa market, I got to try their hot chocolate and oh my it was like heaven in my mouth.
She Chocolat has a chocolaterie, a restaurant and also hosts weddings and functions amongst many other things in Governors Bay, 79 Main Road.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pastel pink floppy hat

Keeping outfits simple when you are wearing brighter colours or overbearing accessories is always an easy way to successfully put an outfit together.

These pants are from the mens section at Save Mart, I always wonder who the old man was that used to wear them. These have been on a heavy rotation in my wardrobe at the moment. Also seen here.

Hat: Glassons
Singlet: Glassons
Belt: Cotton On
Pants: Save Mart

Friday, January 13, 2012

A very tasty treat

This cinnamon sugar pull-apart bread was on my mind for weeks and weeks, I came across it whilst browsing  Joy the baker's blog, recipe here.
 This bread intrigued me and I couldn't really stop thinking about it haha, so I went out and bought a loaf tin especially to make this.
It is a time consuming process as you have to rest the bread a few times throughout, but it is sooo worth it. This bread is amazing, if you like cinnamon scrolls you will fall in love with this.

Yeast added to flour

Trying to roll out the dough so it is rectangular 

After the dough is flat, you lather it with butter and cinnamon sugar yum. You then cut the dough into strips and pile them up high

After the dough has rested in the tin to rise
Doesn't it make your mouth water
We went to Wellington for a few days over New Years and I made this for the trip up there.
 It would be an awesome treat for a sugary breakfast.

Anywho, I'm going to the mall to buy some crocodile spiked shoes, oh I hope they still have them in stock and then hopefully i'll enjoy the beautiful weather outside today.
I hope everyone has a relaxing weekend filled with fun!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wedding bells in the air!

So, my sister got married a couple of months ago and I thought I would share some of the photos I took whilst we were getting ready.

The dress

My mums hairstyle for the day

My nephew Ethan getting a quick wash in the kitchen sink before the wedding, haha cute!

The beautiful bride Sarah getting the finishing touches to her hair
It was a lovely day and it was nice to see Sarah and her now husband Nick become an official family.

The ceremony was at the Tea House in Riccarton Racecourse, this venue has the longest aisle in history I swear and I have to say I was pretty nervous as maid of honor about being the first one to walk down it, luckily it all went smoothly and no one fell over.

My friend Craig from Furtography shot the official wedding photos, go here to have a peek at them.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Heavy machinery

Finally, I did a fashion shoot!
I have been running out of clothes to shoot, but luckily christmas came along and most of my presents consisted of clothing. 
I really enjoyed doing this shoot, and I hope you like the photos, because I ended up ripping this dress on a tractor :( so they better be worth it!

Dress: Jay Jay's $29.99,  Belt: Cotton On $9.99