June 21, 2016

Jude's rustic themed Christening

A few Sundays ago Jude was christened. After months of much planning and preparation it was nice to see the day come. 

Preferring a romper over a traditional christening gown I dressed him in a Bebe by Minihaha romper. To keep his legs and feet warm he wore white stockings and Bebe booties. The cap, a Baby Beau and Belle, which I borrowed from a friend looked adorable. I wore a navy Elle Zeitoune dress from Glam Corner.

The baptism went well, Jude was well behaved. Not wanting a repeat of Gabby's christening I had a standby bottle of formula which I quickly gave him when he started to get a little grizzly.

After the baptism we headed to The Emporium for lunch. Seated in the outdoor garden I found the area with it's large wooden doors, timber beams and bricked wall perfectly complemented the rustic theme.

A rustic looking tray and candy jars were used to hold a variety of chocolates for the guests to enjoy, the chocolates were a hit, particularly with the little ones.

The decor was kept simple. Used jars dressed with hessian were filled with flowers from my garden and roadside stalls. Some of Jude's newborn photos were displayed, along with the baptism candle and bunting which I both made.

The cake containing two tiers, one naked the other iced was made by Essence Patisserie. The personalised cake topper, which I have seemed to have misplaced have now found, was ordered online from Sweet Savanna Cookies.

As a host it was a long but enjoyable day, the food as per a past post of mine was perfect, the service was friendly and accommodating. The benefit of a smaller guest list allowed me to mingle with everyone and also gave me the opportunity to sit, enjoy my meal and my glass of wine.

As for the Jude he spent the majority of the time fast asleep in his pram!

Now that the Christening is over it's time to start planning the next event, his first birthday!

June 15, 2016

High tea at The Cortile, The Intercontinental Sydney

Last week it was my birthday so to celebrate my friends and I + babies in tow headed to The Intercontinental for high tea.

Differing from other high teas, on the weekend The Cortile serves high tea buffet style. If tea isn't your thing they have 'high coffee' which I am yet but eager to try.

On arrival we were wowed by the set up. The buffet was colourful and plentiful, it was deserving of the hashtag #foodporn

After ordering our complimentary glass of bubbly we headed to the buffet. Starting with the savouries than moving onto the sweets I ate to my heart or should I say stomachs content!

Trying the majority of the savouries and sweets on display my favorites were, the chicken and pesto sandwiches, salted caramel macaroons, a chocolate slice and the mini New York cheese cakes.

The herbal vanilla tea which I ordered was quite nice too.

Overall it was a great high tea, with plenty of food set in a beautiful open space.

The Cortile, The Intercontinental Sydney
117 Macquarie Street
Circular Quay, Sydney

Outfit: Dress by Ministry of Style, Clutch by The Daily Edited.

June 5, 2016

Cake Bake and Sweets Show 2016

Display by Buttercream Bakery
Display by The Hunted Yard

Adriano Zumbo
The ultimate brownie, the best brownie ever, Adriano Zumbo
The Hunted Yard

On a wet, windy, cold Saturday what does a food loving blogger do? Pack her toddler, bub and babysitter mother (jokes) into the car and head to Homebush to the Cake Bake and Sweets show.

Like most food shows there was a combination of food stands, retailers, demonstrations, displays, competitions and samples.

My photos sum up some highlights of my day. With a toddler in tow there were other highlights such as a toddler on a sugar high, sticky fingers, a tantrum and lots of wet wipes but I thought I would spare you that.

Enjoy your day on this wet, windy, cold Sunday x