It’s the power of pink

emotional pink

Photo Credits: Inspirational photo’s from House Beautiful , Martha Stewart Weddings, Google Images: Paper Lanterns.

pink cake

Photo Credits: Pink Champagne Cupcakes: Culinary Serendipity, Images Google search Pink Champagne, Marie Antoniette photo’s from official site, inspirational cake making ideas from Babushka Bakery.

pink oh la la

Photo Credits: Google search Images, Martha Stewart Weddings.

pink coco

Photo Credits: Google Search: Pink Champagne, Coco Chanel and Pink

pink shoes

Photo Credits: Shoes in top left corner: With the collaboration of Christian Louboutin and Jean-Francoise Lesage designing and creating these shoes . Should they come in a velvet, gold encrusted shoe box? Google Search: Marie Antoinette.Designer shoes for the movie Marie Antoinette designed by Manolo Blahnik. Photo’s from original Marie Antoinette site.

With the rejoicing songs of birds of a feather, it’s been a day of sun behind clouds and falling rain. I’ve been reading some of my design magazines on line. And nearly all of them have a design in PINK section, where every tone and shade of pink can be put into our homes. From kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, fridges,mirrors and wardrobes.

One of my favourite magazines is House Beautiful, from designer tips to choosing colours, I know I can get lost for hours.

Photo Credit: House Beautiful

…we pulled the pink into several accessories and details, but in a very subtle way so that the house wasn’t overly feminine—we wanted it to be light and airy but not too beachy in a resort-like way. I’m known for my use of color, but I really only use it as an accent,” says Suzanne Kasler

Photo Credit: House Beautiful

Subtle tonal pinks, I love. Icy frosty pink I love on cakes, I’ve even worn pink shoes. I love to dream about owning one of those Marie Antoinette dresses and living in that era.  And Chanel has always been known for pink.

Think of your childhood, does a colour come to mind?

Maybe Pink.

Candy sticks, fairy floss, bubble gum, and please, let’s hope photo’s can’t be found of me dressed up at the Grease premier as one of the Pink Ladies.

Linking to How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday

Have a great Saturday, Friends,


Friday Chatter

Here’s the update with some chatter on getting to know us all a little better…Mandy, from The Complete CookBookhas written a couple more questions and here are my answers…

1.  What 5 items are always in your fridge?

Milk,classic stock cubes,a jar of capers,parmesan cheese,bottle of prosecco.

2.  What 5 items are always in your pantry ?

Tinned tomatoes, flour,cornflour,polenta,couscous.

3.  Do you write a grocery list or do you shop off the cuff?

I always write a shopping list..on my favourite note paper. My list is written on the back of a $100 Dollar bill…(printed notepad) you don’t know how many people stop me and take a second look….it’s only paper!

4.  What is the most used item/s in your kitchen?

I’m a cleaning/germ  freak, it would have to be the cleaning sponge/cloth.

5.  What do you have in your kitchen that may seem strange to other people?

Gosh, I would hope to think that I’m normal and that you wouldn’t find anything strange!

6.  If you were to enter a Come Dine With Me challenge, what would you cook?

Starter:  A tris of ravoli with different flavoured centres. Each centre a delicate surprise a burst of gusto!.

Mains:A beef filet mignon, medium rare, encased with proscuitto, a rosemary garlic butter. Served on a creamy, cheese cauliflower puree and a medley of coloured carrots (orange/purple)

Dessert: A slice of pineapple cheesecake with thinly sliced fresh glazed pineapple . Freshly brewed coffee and a lingering tawny port.

7.  If you could invite any 4 living people in the world to dinner, who would they be?

Actors Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, actress, Julia Roberts ( she’s a beautiful lady and she’s a bucket of laughs and Kenny G.

8.  What is your favourite breakfast out?

Fresh fruit salad….I usually regret everything else I eat.

9.  What one condiment could you not be without?

Extra-virgin Olive Oil

10. Some people seemed to have a problem eating leftovers or reheated food, do you?

Oh, heavens no problem here, let a lasagna rest in the fridge 24 hours and see how better it tastes!

Have a great weekend, friends