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  • By Rebecca Thompson

    April 30, 2018


    RT & Giaan Rooney - All Things Mum and Beyond

    RT & Giaan Rooney - All Things Mum and Beyond

    By Rebecca Thompson - April 30, 2018

    What do you admire the most about your mum? My Mum had no reference point in her own life on how to be a good Mum, so she made a conscious decision to be the best Mum she could be when she had kids. I have so much respect for the love she gave my brother & I, considering she didn’t have a lot to go on in her own childhood. What is something about yourself you've learnt from being a mum? I have learnt so much about myself since becoming a Mum, some good, some not so good... I have learnt th ...

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  • By Rebecca Thompson

    April 30, 2018


    RT & Catriona Rowntree - All Things Mum and Beyond

    RT & Catriona Rowntree - All Things Mum and Beyond

    By Rebecca Thompson - April 30, 2018

    What do you admire the most about your mum? Where do I begin? My Mum is a classic Leo who is determined to care not only for her own pride, but for all those around her. How a woman so small can have such a fantastic cooking repertoire; place no pressure on her children other than ‘just do what makes you happy’; the importance of good manners and community spirit and just be such a pocket rocket. Mum has me totally in awe. What is something about yourself you've learnt from being a mum? Th ...

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  • By Rebecca Thompson

    April 22, 2018


    Spiced Apple Cider Sangria

    Spiced Apple Cider Sangria

    By Rebecca Thompson - April 22, 2018

    YIELD: 6-8 SPICED APPLE CIDER SANGRIA PREP: 10 MINUTES   COOK: 6 HOURS TOTAL: 6 HOURS 10 MINUTES This sweet spiced apple sangria is nice, light, a little bubbly, a tad sweet and an absolutely perfect excuse to celebrate the season. INGREDIENTS: 1 750 ml bottle of white wine (I like something light, fruity, and not too sweet. Pinot grigio is perfect for this sangria) 3 cups apple cider 3/4 cup light rum (the clear rum) 3 – 4 medium apples (I like the colorful combo of honeycrisp, red deli ...

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  • By Rebecca Thompson

    March 26, 2018


    Freshen Up Your Look With New Ways To Wear Your Wardrobe Favourites

    Freshen Up Your Look With New Ways To Wear Your Wardrobe Favourites

    By Rebecca Thompson - March 26, 2018

    Ideas on how to use your already existing wardrobe favourites in a new fresh way that maybe you’d never considered. I hear daily in store, “Oh I would never have paired those together” so this blog is about using some of your favourites from your wardrobe with some of my new designs and wearing them in different ways. Everyone should have at least a few of these staples (if not all of them) in their wardrobe: Black ankle boots (I have had mine for 3 years plus) Knee high boots (I have had ...

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  • By Rebecca Thompson

    January 30, 2018


    Garment Care

    Garment Care

    By Rebecca Thompson - January 30, 2018

    Before I was a designer I was a fashion agent, and before this I was an excellent shopper with all this “fashion experience” under my belt I know a lot about how to care and look after your investment pieces The biggest mistake we make is over washing our clothes. I really believe unless there is a real reason to wash items then don’t. Smells and stains, yes perfectly acceptable reason for washing, worn twice is not a valid reason. I often get asked in the store how to care for our clothes ...

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  • By Rebecca Thompson

    December 9, 2017


    Gin & Ginger Cocktail

    Gin & Ginger Cocktail

    By Rebecca Thompson - December 9, 2017

    Do you know how to make a red eye Mr Flanagan? Bryan Brown says to Tom Cruise in the movie “Cocktail”. I don’t, and nor do I care. This warm holiday season I’ll be making something fresh, bright and refreshing.  It’s like a gin and tonic but with a little extra kick. serves 1, multiply as needed INGREDIENTS 8-10 mint leaves 1/2 oz ginger syrup, (recipe follows) 2 oz gin of choice 1/2 oz fresh lime juice 2 oz ginger beer 3-4 dashes lime bitters, optional Ginger Syrup: 1 ...

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    December 9, 2017


    Best Ice Cream In Australia - According To Us.

    Best Ice Cream In Australia - According To Us.

    By Rebecca Thompson - December 9, 2017

    I found a new love and respect for ice cream when I was pregnant and some how this treat and slight obsession continues to see me taste test ice cream everywhere I go. Avoid disappointment,  here's out list of the best around Australia. NEW SOUTH WALES & VICTORIA Gelato Messina Messina is home to  40 delicious, freshly churned flavours with 11 of the hippest stores throughout New South Wales and three in Victoria. If the ice cream doesn't get you in then the tunes will. Messina is a ...

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  • By Rebecca Thompson

    October 29, 2017


    Hello Spring!

    Hello Spring!

    By Rebecca Thompson - October 29, 2017

    Hello Spring. Thrilled to have you here. You’re definitely my favourite season. I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to wake up to a chill-free bedroom. Where I can skip (not dance the freezing scuttle) down the hall to make my morning brew and feel the warmth of the floorboards from the sun under my feet. No more multiple layer on layer, day dressing. Just one layer (or two for us Melbournians) and you’re set. Spring time allows me to walk my son to school. Past the beautiful manicured g ...

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  • By Rebecca Thompson

    October 29, 2017


    Blackberry Thyme Sparkler Champagne Cocktail

    Blackberry Thyme Sparkler Champagne Cocktail

    By Rebecca Thompson - October 29, 2017

    Homemade blackberry syrup layered with gin and your favorite bubbly creates an ombre effect that is perfect for champagne flutes. INGREDIENTS 1 cup blackberries + 8 more for garnish 1 cup Water 1 cup sugar 1 bottle of champagne 4 ounces or 1/2 cup gin 4 long sprigs of thyme 1 cup ice gold baking sugar for the rim INSTRUCTIONS 1. In a small saucepan, bring blackberries, water, and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, until the blackberries are soft and the si ...

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    October 29, 2017


    Fresh Flower Crowns for the Spring Carnival

    Fresh Flower Crowns for the Spring Carnival

    By Rebecca Thompson - October 29, 2017

    With a growing obsession for fresh flowers in hair, these fresh flower crowns made by Melbourne Bayside local Half Moon Meadow have become my latest crush. For those of you not in Melbourne, we've done some research and can suggest these fresh flower crown talents. NSW Holly Hipwell’s The Flower Drum The uber cool and hip  Holly Hipwell. Her flower work is insane and her crowns are to die for. QLD Gardenbird Flowers Bespoke beauty in a crown. WA Jane and Jones Dreamy floral arrangements ...

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