Thursday, March 22, 2012

7 For All Mankind

As much as I love putting on a beautiful silk dress, sometimes you can’t go past a great pair of jeans when you need to be running around all day. Something comfortable that fits like a glove and only gets better with age. 7 For All Mankind jeans have long been a favourite of mine, and I’m so happy to again be stocking them in my stores around the country. The Slim Straight style is denim perfection. As their name would suggest, they’re slim fitting without being too tight, and they finish just above the ankle, so look great either with white canvas plimsolls and a tee for market fossicking on a Saturday, or with heels and a silk blouse for a weekend lunch.  And they look just worn-in enough. But if you do like that super-skinny fit, the Roxanne Original Skinny in this dark indigo shade will answer your denim dreams.  
Our staff have been specially trained to fit 7 For All Mankind, so come in store for a denim consultation and find your perfect jeans.

Also check out 7 For All Mankind's new marketing campaign directed and starring James Franco: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=atPE7ERKWDo







Thursday, March 8, 2012

CHISWICK

I was lucky enough to work with Matt Moran on my book, Food Fashion Friends, and luckily for all of us, he has opened a new restaurant. I was excited to go to the opening of Chiswick on Tuesday night. It’s at the former Prunier’s site in Woollahra, I love the new fit-out, and most importantly the food. Matt and his business partner Peter Sullivan have included a kitchen garden on the site, where they will grow a lot of the produce they use in their dishes.

Chiswick is all about fresh produce, grown and sourced locally, and shared with friends the ideal combination for cooking, entertaining and eating out.  I’m really looking forward to going back with a group of friends for a long Sunday lunch to try more of his delicious food.

The veal sliders were scrumptious, but even more delectable were the caramel ├ęclairs – the best I've ever had (and i've had a few, especially when in Paris).

Even better, Matt and the team will soon start posting some of their delicious recipes on their website http://www.chiswickrestaurant.com.au/  so that you can make them at home. That’s the sort of sharing I like.

CHISWICK
65 Ocean Street
Woolhara
NSW 2025
Tel: 02 8388 8688




Friday, March 2, 2012

Small Spaces

There’s a real move towards living more simply, that’s also tied in with leaving less of a footprint behind us. One part of this is living in smaller spaces, with fewer possessions, but those possessions are made to last, from beautiful materials. My good friend Sarah recently opened a shop in Surry Hills called, appropriately, smallspaces. A lot of the furniture and storage solutions come from Denmark and also Japan, where living in small spaces is a constant. There’s a certain minimalism at play in what Sarah has chosen for her shop, but also quirky, fun little touches and some great artworks. One idea is that the few pieces you have should be multifunctional, so there are side tables that double as stools, and ottomans that can also be used as side tables. Whether your space is small or not, you’ll find something beautiful to take home with you.
smallspaces, 674 Bourke St, Redfern; (02) 8399 3144
www.small-spaces.com.au