Cocktail Hour: Floral Ice Cubes

I found a pack of beautiful edible flowers at my local markets on the weekend.  My first thought was to use them as a dessert garnish, but then I remembered seeing a photograph of these beautiful flowers frozen in ice cubes. So I decided to make a tray of them for my cocktail hour series. [...]

Madame Bonbon is on Blog Vacation!

 

Festive Season Countdown

I’m a fairly organised type of gal. I like to plan and I like to have everything in order, especially when I am entertaining.  Of course I have a list and I was recently asked if I could share this list and how I prepare for the festive season. Now I can hear some of [...]

I’m on Holiday!

A little courtesy note to let you know that I am on holiday in tropical north Queensland. I’ll be back online in about a week with some photos of the birthday celebration that I am coordinating.  I’ve had sooo much fun putting it all together.  You can check out my posts on the party preparation [...]

Holiday in Sunny Queensland

My daughter and I recently snuck away for a sunshine break in beautiful Queensland [whilst M. Bonbon was overseas]. We spent our time with my family in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast. We visited the West End Markets, where we shopped and ate our way through the huge array of stalls. We wandered the [...]

Taking a Break from Winter

Hello there!  I’m on holidays in sunny Queensland at the moment and having a terrific time. I’ll be back on Thursday, August 9th with a blog update on the holiday and some happy snaps to share. Image: My day at Moffat Beach on the Sunshine Coast.  Heaven! In the meantime, check out this beautiful DIY [...]

Interview with In An Instant Photography

I’d like to introduce you to Jess Pace, the creative lady behind the company, In An Instant Photography. Jess’ company provides mobile photo shoots for private and corporate functions using digital capture and Polaroid cameras. I love the concept! It’s a fun service that not only provides a fun interactive activity for your party or [...]

A few of my favourite things…

Most weekends you will find me at my local market in South Melbourne visiting my greengrocer, butcher and gourmet delicatessens. Last weekend as I was meandering the aisles with my Padre coffee, I came across a selection of Robert Gordon’s Parisian market bags. I have been searching for a practical and stylish basket for months! [...]

Bellabox

A couple of months ago my friend, Tamsin and I were reading the Smaggle blog by the quirky Lady Smaggle. We came across her article on Bellabox – a company that provides giftboxed samples of quality beauty and skincare products. The products are personalised to your profile and delivered to your door each month. Some [...]

25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes

Winter is fast approaching us in Melbourne and I’m slowly bringing out all of my winter coats and scarves.  I saw this fabulous video on YouTube and wanted to share with you too.  It was created by the beautiful, Wendy Nguyen from Wendy’s LookBook.  The video dances it’s way through the variety of wraps and [...]

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