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Tuesday, September 16, 2008
We started the night at 1806....
The Look: 1806 is a kind of cocktail apothecary featuring, amongst other things, a collection of vintage shakers and mixing equipment it is understated, with an old-world aura. Eighteen hundred and six was the year that the word cocktail was first used in print, and on the 13th of May that year, in the Balance and Columbia Repository, the word was defined for the first time.
To drink: 1806 is named in honour of the year cocktails apparently first made their mark in print. The 1806 cocktail list is as historically correct as possible and follows a time-line over the last two hundred years, capturing the essence of each decade and what people were drinking.
I got to hand pick 4 cocktails from the menu (1806 has just taken out the award for Best Cocktail List in the World at the New Orleans Tales of the Cocktail festival!)
My choices were:
42 Below Passionfruit Vodka, with Hibiscus, Aperol and Lime. Finished with a hint of Almond and served straight up. Crisp and slightly tropical, to ward off that winter chill.
Cointreau, Midori, and Fresh Lemon, served straight up with a Cherry. Pure 80’s chic, and darn tasty to boot!
Raspberries crushed with Jamaican Rum and Liqueur. Sweet, strong and gorgeous.
The perfect pick-me-up. Vodka with Coffee, Kahlua and Sugar.
To eat: The finger food was:
*Chicken and Macadamia Balls
*Coconut Chicken Sugar Cane Satay Sticks
*Beef & Burgundy Party Pie
*Moroccan Lamb & Pine Nut Puffs
*Basil & Fetta Tarts
After 1806 we moved on to Champagne Lounge (Hidden in the increasingly hip 'little Collins steet'. The Champagne Lounge is one of Melbourne's Best kept secrets) where we danced the night away.
Here are a selection of pics from the night.....
I'll post some pics from my Bride To Be Tea Party as well.... soon (lol)
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
This was my layout from Week 5- scrap a "non-person" LO - sooooo there must be no people in the LO. This could be a LO on your dog, your fave coffee cup, a tree you love - that sort of thing. You must have a frame somewhere on the LO, as well as a title and some journalling.
My inspiration for this LO was my fav Q Tea Kit to date.... Moulin Rouge (July Kit). The minute I saw the sneak peek I knew it would suit my pics from the night we went to the Moulin Rouge- I particularly loved the flocked wall paper and strechy mesh etc.
I love this layout, it is now one of my all time favs (alongside one of my idol entries from last year). I love that Idol challenges me to do some of my best work.... I was lucky enough to get through to the next round with the ooh la la layout- quite an accomplishment I think considering no-one knew who they were voting for.
The challenge for Week 6 was to create your own embellishments (no store bought ones are to be used on the page and you must include plastic, metal and fabric. Page must contain at least 3 different handmade embellishments!) Here was my layout:
I used a metal pull tab from soft drink can, made my own 'hambly style' overlay using clip art and an overhead transperancy + attached a plastic 'love' cocktail swizzle stick (also from the QTea Moulin Rouge Kit). I ripped lengths of fabric to make ribbon. The journalling reads (on the 7 Gypsies Admit One Card). Lizzie's Pub Golf Hen's Nights. Second last 'hole' of the ight included yummy cocktails. There is a lot more texture and dimesnion IRL, it didn't photograph well.
I was eliminated after this round which was probably good with the wedding looming very very close. But I would like to say thanks to Ali and the team at Embellished for the awesome opportunity and I look forward to next year!!!