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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

How To Completely Screw Up The Diet

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OK so just in case I didn't tempt you to screw up any diets last week with the Chilli Cheesecake or Devilishly decadent Hot Chocolate... I am going to give it another shot today with this delicious winter comfort food.

Oh who am I kidding? I could smash a couple of these come winter, summer, or full moon.


Don't you know that you feel less guilty about eating this stuff when you manage to con other people into eating too?

Don't judge me! ;)

The diet starts Monday!


1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp raw sugar
1 litre water


Peel and core apples and pears and slice up. 
Add to the pot with the water, cinnamon and sugar.
Bring to the mixture to the boil and simmer until apples & pears are tender.
Let the mixture cool for 10 to 15 minutes and then strain excess water.


Your stewed apple mixture
6 sheets of thawed puff pastry
cinnamon sugar
1 lightly beaten egg


The apple turnovers are as easy as this;

Use a small bread and butter plate to cut circles into sheets of thawed puff pastry. 
Dollop some of your apple and pear mixture onto the centre of the pastry circles and sprinkle with a cinnamon sugar mixture.
Fold the circles in half and seal the edges and brush with a lightly beaten egg.
Bake in a 180 degree oven for 35 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with whipped cream and enjoy.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

We FINALLY Have A Home

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Creative Workshops
Exciting days you guys - we, and by we I mean DTLL workshops, has finally found a home.

Originally we had chosen a place at Mosman, a gorgeous little studio in a quiet area. But then we went and outgrew the space... before we even signed the lease.

DTLL Workshops
You see once we committed to bringing this business dream of ours to life, our confidence bloomed along with the ideas and we decided that if we were really going to give these dreams a good go, we needed to give them a home where they could have space to grow and become everything they were destined to be and more.

And so the hunt for a bigger space began and we had visions of an industrial space with loads of light and room to move. A place we could makeover and soften aesthetically with beautiful furniture and decor and a whole load of creative energy to boot.

Warehouse Conversion

Warehouse Conversion
So our new space at Brookvale on Sydney's Northern Beaches will now not only be home to the creative workshops, but to a whole creative hub with retail space, a photo studio, a business workshop mentoring space and creative hot desks where others can come and use the space to work and be inspired.

We are so buzzing and can't wait to share with you the process as we transform this empty canvas and get stuck into the many DIY projects we have planned.

Have you ever brought a dream of yours to life?
Do you have a dream just waiting for its turn?

Warehouse Conversion

Monday, 25 May 2015

A Stunning New York Loft Apartment

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New York Loft Apartment
We all know what a nosey Parker I am right?!

I mean it is exactly why I ask so many questions and love to wander around my neighbourhood and sit and people watch at cafes.

I want to know about how other people live, how they go about their day and how they interact with others.

It is one of the many reasons I am so obsessed with home magazines - because I get to sticky beak inside the beautiful homes that belong to other people and then imagine myself there... on their clean white couch drinking hot coffee and watching reality slop.

If I were braver - I would probably be one of those people who rock up to open house, just so I can have a gawk inside other people's homes, but sadly for me and lucky for them, I'm not that brave.

So I am resigned to a life of getting my fix from magazines and beautiful websites, websites much like this one belonging to Resolution: 4 Architecture.

It was this site that I stumbled upon after I fell down the Internet rabbit hole the other night and it was also where I happened upon this incredibly gorgeous New York Loft Apartment - Wadia.

It's still free to dream isn't it? Cause I am pretty sure that this one is out of my budget... like a galaxy out of budget.

If pictures of beautiful New York loft apartments and wall upon wall of white with not a hint of a grubby hand in sight is your thing (it's totally mine) then drool away lovelies and Happy Monday to you!

Could you see yourself living there? Does it float your boat?
Do you have a thing for New York Loft apartments?

New York Loft Apartment

New York Loft Apartment

New York Loft Apartment

New York Loft Apartment

New York Loft Apartment

New York Loft Apartment

 All images are from Resolution: 4 Architecture