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A Quiet Night in

A QUIET NIGHT IN For me, there is nothing better than returning home after a busy day and not having to go out again.  Yes I am a homebody; a quiet night in with some wine, some cheese and family in my little house, is as appealing as champagne on a yacht! And so this gorgeous concrete platter from Fume, with a little halloumi, a pile of homemade Paleo crackers and of course a little coffee table styling makes for
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Tea Time

TEA TIME I’m really more of a coffee girl but I needed to style a dining space recently, for which I needed a beautiful teapot. My online travels were a little fruitless and I ended up spying a T2 store (ironically opposite where I was purchasing my Coffee Capsules) but they didn’t blink an eye when I went in sporting my Nespresso carry bag. This beautiful glass teapot took my fancy as did the little Japanese style cups. And so
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Style vs Price

STYLE VS PRICE Its the last day of winter and you couldn’t get much better here in Auckland City. I was lucky enough to be spending it with some lovely like-minded people in one of our most stunning spots. The Warehouse are about to release their Summer range and we got a sneak peak.  With the gorgeous sit-down lunch themed to match the new range what could be more perfect?  I will tell you what, The Warehouse has hired
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Sweet like chocolate

SWEET LIKE CHOCOLATE There is nothing wrong with honey! I mean bees make the stuff for goodness sake. From the flowers to your table and nothing much in between. Chocolate, well there is quite a bit wrong with that, but not if you make it like this; 1/2 cup coconut oil 2 tbsp organic honey 1/4 cup cacao powder Melt everything gently in a saucepan whisking ingredients together.  Add a couple of tbsp of finely chopped nuts and/or dried fruit
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Sunday Mornings

EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNINGS There is something special about Sundays. That lazy, slow day that never makes you feel guilty about being just that. I am amazed how many people still make their way out on Sundays, why not just stay home? This simple Coffee Guide from Sealoe and my Nespresso machine gives you a glimpse into Sundays at My Little House. Photography and Styling by My Little House
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Music to my ears

MUSIC TO MY EARS Tivoli. I’ve admired these for such a long time; something practical that is also aesthetically pleasing is a rare find.  I’ve not had reason to take the plunge and purchase one, that is until, the day of the rain. I like open windows and unfortunately sometimes I forget to close them so when we had a day of heavy rain, the open window, above the stereo kind of necessitated my purchase.  I wasn’t too
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Hygge (Hoo-ga)

HYGGE (HOO-GA) Denmark.  The happiest country in the world. I am sure there are a variety of contributing factors but at this time of year in New Zealand when it gets cold and wet I envy their tradition of Hygge.  Rather than fight their winter they make every effort to enjoy it, hence Hygge, which roughly translated means “cozy”.  While us New Zealanders are busy fleeing our beautiful country between June and August to somewhere tropical the Danes hunker
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Organic Interiors

ORGANIC INTERIORS Organic interiors are becoming ever more popular.  The ability to repurpose, reuse, or adapt items to fit into your home is at the heart of this design aesthetic.  Items claimed from the land such as crafted wooden furniture, clay pottery, plants and foliage, skins, furs, baskets, linen and weaving feature heavily and an emphasis on living simply is key.  Colour doesn’t feature in these homes, though even without the warmth is evident through the timbers and layers
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The Perfect Day

THE PERFECT DAY Every now and then you have the perfect day, right? Today was one for me. It started with a daily walk… and a little forage for my new vase… Then, a little work… styling up a bedroom space… Then, a little company for afternoon tea.  The problem these days is what to serve?  Almost everyone is sugar free.  But you have to love the internet because a quick search gave me this little gem… Chocolate
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Farewell Summer

FAREWELL SUMMER At the close of every summer, someone in our community has a little party. It’s a tradition and this year I’ve taken on the challenge with an afternoon tea. I’ve cut the last of the roses and stuffed them in glass vessels with whatever else I can find in the garden. The season is changing and there is little colour left. I finally resort to the herb garden, and beyond – the roadside gives me classic daisies
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