Sunday, June 13, 2010

I Love NY!

Sex and the City 2 The Movie - smaverage. Sex and the City 2 The Party - EPIC.

Another weekend down, an exceptional amount of junk food consumed, gorgeous dresses and heels back in the wardrobe. Our Sex and the City 2 party was a huge success! The movie itself was not the highlight - I loved the first movie (despite it having some really sad points :( ) but I found the second one tried too hard to be funny and quirky, and the fashion in some scenes went a step too far (Even for Sex and the City!!). For example, the camel riding outfits:

Miranda looks like she's going to a Rodeo/Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat revival! And Charlotte's unfortunate "sand-wedge" incident wasn't far behind.

That aside, the theme made for a fantastic girls night. Here's a rundown of what we did.

Obviously heels and dresses were essential, and, despite it being the LAST colour Nicole or I would ever go for, our colour theme was pink and black. All we needed after that was some New York themed bits and pieces, some delicious food, and of course cocktails.

One of the highlights of the night - a giant yellow taxi! Made out of a huge poster board from Sweeney Todd that I scored from the video store, it was a cheap idea that ended up being a tonne of fun - and made for some different photos.

As is generally the case, we prepared way too much food, but luckily the leftovers made for a fab hangover cure :D Cake bites were definitely the go, this time with red fondant stilettos and flowers, and some extra easy I Love NY cupcakes! Throw in some vodka-pink-panther cocktails (and mandatory cosmopolitans) and some candy-filled noodle-gift boxes, and you're all set!

So there you go. Another successful weekend down. Week ahead isn't going to be an easy one. Crazy busy week at work, a very unwell puppy back home, and the overhanging threat of a cold that comes with this hideous season in Wellington. On the bright side - my precious order from Forever 21 arrived this week from all wrapped in tissue paper! It was like my birthday all over again. And the verdict on my new phone - shiny and pretty and fast, and hasn't been dropped - yet. Stay tuned.

- B xx

Monday, June 7, 2010

It's just too clean...

I'm a project person. Always have been, suspect there's no way out of it.

This long weekend it was cleaning - I thought what the heck, why not finally unpack from my last trip (now 4 months ago), find everything its own special little spot in the miscellany of my room, and in doing so find some semblance of achievement in a weekend otherwise lost to the sniffles. It was successful - I'm also a finisher - but thenI found myself sitting at my immaculately tidy desk, surrounded by a clear expanse of carpet, and bored out of my brain.

What else is there to do but blog? Bake.

If you've not yet been there, is a must visit. My project-less itchy-feet led me to think that the creations on the site were going to be easy and ridiculously fun. Thus ensued an expensive trip to the supermarket buying lollipop sticks, candy melts, gel pens, and a motley crew of other bits and pieces I didn't really understand the use of. I was perhaps a little ambitious.

Having said that, I have ended up with a random assortment of deliciously fatty goodies in the fridge, that none of us can bring ourselves to eat.

My favourites:

How could you not be happy looking at these? They are in fact balls of cake and icing, covered in Chocolate. Look up yum in the dictionary - this is what you'll find.

These were an epic fail on my part. Unfortunately the chocolate was not into my total-cake-pop-immersion plan, but luckily the drizzling that began as an accident, ended up looking like it was planned.

And some roses, just for the heck of it. Turns out fondant is actually surprisingly easy to mold to your will

So there you go. Cake-pop experiment one is complete. Good practice for our Sex and the City 2 New York party next week I'd say. I see red fondant stilettos in my very near future.

Next conquest? Figuring out what to do with a bunch of the worlds smallest bananas.

- B xx