27.1.12

Alice's Casa


Considering we have all taken home SEVERAL products over the years, it's time we showed them off. First up- Alice's home. Some of the pieces are her mothers. Enjoy. 
Above- the famous coral, which was grown on a farm in the Great Barrier Reef under precise Government approved world class management arrangements. The long white box are the Cire Trudon matches.  



Two beautiful books- Alberto Pinto 'Table Settings', and 'Life and Work' by Marlene Birger.
{both absolute geniuses!}


A Christmas pressie from Sim & Kel- the FAB orange John Derian Plate.


The crown Kuhn Keramic mug, filled with Marc Jacobs pencils.


Can you smell that? Yummo- Miller et Bertaux 'a quiet morning' {curcuma, saffron, basmati rice, palm flower, orange blossom and Indian sandlewood}.
Annick Goutal 'petit cherie' perfume and body lotion- Larissa's favourite too. {pear, peach, musky rose, fresh cut grass & vanilla}
Maryse a Paris drawer fragrances. They make your clothes smell pretty.



Christian Lacroix notebook (which Alice can't write in yet as it is so beautiful) and a John Derian paperweight.

Hope you've enjoyed, there are more casa posts to come... 

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25.1.12

A Heavenly Home



Welcome to Larissa and John's beautiful home (SC owners). These vignettes were set up for a photoshoot for  House & Garden magazine early last year. The white vases/bowls are Astier de Villatte from France. The candles- Cire Trudon of course.


What an attractive garden. Larissa (& John) certainly have exquisite taste. They dedicate a lot of time to their garden and love entertaining it in. Some of our products are peeping through here- the cook books, the pewter jug and the Fink jug.

Those glorious hydrangeas- hand grown by the clever couple. Sometimes they make their way into the store- this summer has been a particularly good season for them! 

Wouldn't you love to have a garden party here? Yes please. AND, might I add- there is a woodfire oven behind this table- yumo!

More pics of their home to come.

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24.1.12

Light Up Your Life...


Add ambience with these amazing table lamps from Syria made from recycled bottles.
They come in a variety of sizes and add instant atmosphere to any space.

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Tea anyone?




Here is a snippet of our collection of Marie Daage fine Limoges porcelain. This range is considered to be the 'Rolls Royce' of Limoges. Each piece is painted by hand and signed.


Stuck for wedding gift ideas? Consider these- you can't go wrong!

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The models are wearing



Some of our Lee Mathews dresses, along with the new(ish) Inoui scarves, the famous Sophie Digard master pieces and hundreds of Zoe Bonbon necklaces. Quite irresistable we think....

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23.1.12

Assortiment de 12 petits macarons


Little rainbow delights. Hand made by Alice.
Kidding. 
They are the creations of Chateau Blanc  {Grand Patisserie de France}. 
Purchase these babies from Woolworths and they taste like HEAVEN! 
Or, you could come into the shop and buy this sweet book, which makes baking macarons seem easy...


Why don't we start a macaron making competition!? You bake them, bring them in, and we'll judge them! 

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de couleur creation...


Have a look at our most unusual chair covers...Perfect to change the style of a table setting, or even a one off in the corner of a room would be attractive. They are made in France and have been digitally printed. We LOVE them.

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21.1.12

Alice LOVES ...

'1270' by P Frapin & Cie. The company were originally known for their cognac distillery, which has been in production for over 20 generations. Located in the Grand Champagne region in France, their fragrance and cognac are created from rich, fertile soils. 



What makes this perfume Alice's favourite? The fact that the top notes are candied orange, nuts and raisins. You then begin to smell juniper, nutmeg, thyme and peony. YUM! It's almost edible.

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20.1.12

KELLY is the Queen

of selling Juliette has a gun. This is most likely because the fragrance smells divine on her and makes it irresistable. Her particular favourite is Lady Vengeance. You'll smell this fragrance on the streets of NYC, Moscow, Paris and of course Sydney. Launched in 2006 by Romano Ricci, it truly is a scent like no other...


J H A G - The gun symbolises the perfume- the females' weapon, or a 'simple accessory of bluff'.

The first two fragrances that Romano created were in collaboration with perfumer Francis Kurkdjian ( Le M├óle for Jean Paul Gaultier & Narcisso Rodriguez).  Lady Vengeance is known for its trail. Once you enter a room wearing this fragrance, people immediatly comment. The very elegant but thorny Bulgarian Rose marries patchouli and vanilla to draw a fine elegance, both contemporary and inevitable.


Trust us, it is worth coming in and testing it on your skin. WARNING: if Kelly serves you, you may walk out with a sneaky little purchase!

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14.1.12

BLACKBOARD

The blackboard has changed again! Alice finds the quotes from the books throughout the store, but is also open to any suggestions.

Here is the latest...



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Little Red Riding Hood & Sinbad the Sailor

The Cire Trudon limited editions have arrived in store. They are absolutely magnificent. The red candle is 'Little Red Riding Hood'- and yes, it smells like how you would imagine the fairy tale to smell. She represents the forest floor: moss and lilies of the valley fragrances with notes of barks and berries...
Sinbad the sailor is an insular perfume of warm sea, lichens, white musk and ginger.
Each candle comes with a little book- and the fairy tales are told in both French & English.
Cire Trudon also have a fabulous blog which is updated regularly...here is the link.

Check out the irresistable packaging...



Come in and smell our new favourite candles.

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