Thursday, November 24, 2016

Well I'm back ..... after a long time!

and hopefully to stay!  These are some images from my updated website that I have been working on for some time... they are of our home "Cooloola" which means "resting place".

Beautiful artwork in our bedroom by a renowned and incredibly talented Australian artist "Craig Waddell".

Beautiful image by photographer, "Elouise Van Riet Gray".  Her photography is stunning.

Our lounge room ....

I found this beautiful antique mirror from the wonderful "Karina Gentinetta" in New Orleans.  Karina is a painter, designer and antiques dealer and has a showroom at the New York Centre and is on 1st Dibs..... Perfect with the crystal chandelier reflected in the worn patina of the mirror glass.  I think my head accidentally got in the photo as well!
I hope you enjoy them and if you would like to see more images they are on my website.
Have a wonderful day and make it beautiful!

M.A. the 2nd

All Images ~
Artwork ~
Antique Mirror ~ Karina Gentinetta at 1st Dibs

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Cakes and Crown biscuits!

Finally after a very, very long time ..... a post at last! Cakes and Christmas ..... very belated but better late than never....
I made this cake last week ... orange butter cake and so delicious!

I had these fabulous cakes made for Christmas, done by the very talented Nicky Svensen Cake Design ....

I found the design on pinterest and Nicky added her own touches ...

our Christmas mantel ....

We did make biscuits in crown shapes as well ....

and we also thought how perfect it would be to have peace for Christmas!  Hope the year has started well and here is to many more posts more frequently!
best wishes

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Invitation to a Blue Dinner!

I am feeling a little blue so an invitation to dinner would be most appreciated!  Especially in blue.... Exquisite table setting in blue and silver ...

the perfect set of antique aquamarine and diamond ear-rings to wear ....

definitely this gorgeous Dior bag would be in order ...

and I would love to wear this ensemble ...

and enter through this doorway .... what an enchanting evening it would be!!! 
all images via pinterest

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

How gorgeous is this setting for a Sunday soiree!!  I love the parquet flooring and the delicate gilded chairs!
Happy Sunday!


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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hello everyone!  After the week I have had I definitely feel that some pretty cakes are in order!  This magnificent creation by Laduree is awe inspiring!  Perfect for the French Queen herself ......

This delicate confection is so pretty ...

I always love using flowers to decorate cakes .... it just finishes them off beautifully and adds to the whimsy of the occasion .... 
xx M.A. the 2nd

credits ~ Laduree, Pinterest, Tata Chervonnaya photography

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Beautiful White and Green!

Beautiful white and green for the week-end....

This is me .... (I wish)

Roses and silver ... perfect....

Beautiful .... both living and sculpted ....
have a wonderful week-end
xxx M.A. the 2nd

Images: Pinterest, My blog, unknown but still searching!
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pink and Gold!

I am so loving pink and gold at the moment!  Well actually I have always loved it!  The powder room above is stunning.... I know it is very OTT but you cannot deny it is beautiful and breathtaking.  The balance of gold and marble is perfect and the little posy of pink flowers is perfect!

Then of course there is my favourite .... the Charbonnel Milk and Pink Champagne chocolate truffles ......

Suzanne Kasler style .... she is incredible!

Don't need to say anymore do I?  Chanel pink and gold!

Charbonnel again and rose petals ....

Carolyn Quartermaine's genius never ceases to amaze me ...

and Lisa Vanderpump's pink and gold room is so fresh and light ....

For my 50th birthday dinner I had an "All That Glitters" theme and I loved it so much .... enjoy and I will post photos soon of the cake and decorations ... they were amazing!
xxx M.A. the 2nd

Images via Pinterest, Chanel, Charbonnel et Walker, Suzanne Kasler, Lisa Vanderpump, Carolyn Quartermaine
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