Oh My...

I am incredibly humbled and somewhat mortified to be featured by one of my blogging idols, Holly of decor8. Just when I was thinking I had a good excuse to be a bit slack over the holidays, the pressure is now on to impress the discerning readers of decor8! Eek! Bare with me folks!

I'll try to make the next few posts as Kit-less as possible, because my life isn't nearly glamourous enough to compete with the beautiful people and beautiful places I often feature! I may slip in a few happy snaps here and there, but I promise I'll try to keep it to a minimum.


Except for this. My lovely Christmas dress deserves a mention, I think! A Summer Christmas might be a bit of a bizarre concept for my many Northern Hemisphere friends, so I might have to elaborate in further posts...

Oh and these are the desserts I made for Christmas lunch. Ok so these ones are straight from the recipe books, but mine looked quite similar...sort of! On the left is a deceivingly delicious concoction of strawberries macerated in caster sugar and balsamic vinegar, and topped with a dollop of mascarpone. Ridiculously simple and INSANELY delicious. And on the right is Eton Mess, an equally tasty mush of whipped cream, crushed meringues and strawberries...and I added blueberries, blackberries, mulberries and raspberries for good measure! Both are so simple to make which is great for kitchen novices like moi, and both received rave reviews...but from my family, so they're a bit biased. The recipes might just feature in a future post too...

And last but not least, these lovely goodies are care of my secretive Vogue Kris Kringle! The ladies (and a few lads) over on the Vogue Australia Forums are a fantastic community of fab people, and thanks to one very devoted lady, over 110 members sent beautiful presents across the country (and across the world) to virtual strangers and new friends! Huge thank you to Bec for being an organiser extraordinaire, and a big thank you to my mysterious KK for the beautifully wrapped candles, striking candle holders and matching white photo frame...my obsession with all things white is in full effect! Not to mention a big sigh of relief that my lovely KK liked her present too. Phew!

Ok so that was all about me, wasn't it? I have lots more to show you and plenty of inspiration from an eventful 48 hours...but with a busy day of winery-hopping in the Hunter Valley tomorrow, there might be a few more Kit-related posts too. I promise I'll talk about something more substantial though, here's a sneak peak of what I have planned leading into '09...


Stay safe, and stay tuned!


7 comments:

madameherve said...

wonderful blog, found it today! thanx!!tilda

Miss Karen said...

Congrats on the decor8 shout-out! Also, how delicious do your desserts look, super yummy :D

And I love the candle holders - they look so unique, what a great gift!

Mrs.French said...

when you are famous will you still have time for us? Cheers my dear! xo t

{this is glamorous} said...

Congratulations! {And your desserts sounded delicious!}

The Jaranian said...

Congratulations & your desserts look delicious!

Ms Unreliable said...

A very belated thank you to you all, and of course to Holly. New New Years Resolution - reply to comments sooner!

Ms Unreliable said...

And I'll always have time for you Mrs. French <3