Gro Company Event + Hamper GIVEAWAY!

One of the perks about being a blogger is attending product launches and mingling with terrific likeminded creatives. This week I attended The Gro Company’s excellent event, to celebrate the launch of their new Australian website! The party was held at a spectacular location; Jardin Tan’s Veggie Garden in Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens. They spoiled us with an array of delicious morning pastries and coffee and surprised the kids with an Easter themed scavenger hunt! The weather was simply stunning and we had an absolute blast! We brought our camera along to share the fun.

We started our morning with a garden selfie

Tiger loved the Easter scavenger hunt!

 Photo credit: Prue

We’ve got this Gro Company Easter Hamper valued at$496.40 to GIVEAWAY!

We’ve teamed up with The Gro Company to GIVEAWAY this amazing Easter Hamper valued at at $496.40!

Simply be following Cherry and me​ + The Gro Company AUS​ and comment bellow with your favourite Gro products is from their newly launched website – http://au.gro-store.com/

Hamper includes:
· Insect Shield Grobag – 0.5tog – $59.95
· Orla Kiely Grobag – 2.5tog – $84.95
· Orla Kiely Swaddle Grobag – Owl Newborn, Light – $44.95
· Grohush $49.95
· Groegg $49.95
· Groclock $59.95
· Carrie Cat Breathable Grofriend $19.95
· Gertie Guinea Pig Flat Comforter $16.95
· Giraffe Teether Comforter – $19.95
· Have a Giraffe Groswaddle $24.95
· Be A Dazzler Grosuit – 6-9 months $27.95
· Muslin 3 Pack – $44.95

Total Value $496.40

You can enter via our Instagram feed, Facebook page or here on our blog. A maximum of three entries per person please, (one comment per platform). Entries close 30/04/17 midnight. The winner will be randomly selected and notified privately via private message. Open to Australian + NZ residents only. Good Luck!

We didn’t leave the event empty handed… Tiger and Me were the lucky winners of the raffle draw and took home this brilliant Egg pram! How fabulous is that!

Thank you Gro Company for hosting us at your fantastic event! Take a look at The Gro Company’s newly launched website here: http://gro.co.uk/au/

Posted in Baby, Children's, Events, Giveaway, Outings | 16 Comments

Cherry and Tiger Make Nutella Hamantaschens

This week, Cherry and her brother Tiger celebrated the Jewish festival of Purim by dressing up in fancy costumes and baking Hamantaschens! Typically, Hamantaschens are filled with red jam or poppy seeds but we chose to fill ours with Nutella! We also added sprinkles to our cookie dough for rainbow flecks of fun!

Cherry and Tiger’s Hamantaschen Recipe:

  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 small tub of Nutella
  • 100’s & 1000’s
  1. Start by pre-heating a fan-forced oven to 180 degrees and lining 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, sift the baking powder, flour and salt together and set aside.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar on high speed for about 5 minutes until it turns pale and fluffy. Then add the eggs one at a time. (You may chose to add some sprinkles into the mix at this point like we did!)
  4. Next, reduce the electric mixer to low speed and gradually add the dry ingredients into the butter mix.
  5. When the dough starts to come together, mix  by hand and shape into a round flat disks. Cover with cling-wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  6. Roll the dough into small balls and flatten into flat disks, about 8cm in diameter. Spoon one teaspoon of Nutella in the centre of each disk and shape into triangles by pinching three sides together.
  7. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the cookies turn from blond to slightly golden. Allow to cool on a baking wrack and sprinkle with 100’s & 1000’s. Enjoy!

Notes:  To make a “nut-free” version, simply replace the Nutella filling with cooking chocolate.

Click here to see how we celebrated Cherry’s 1st Purim back in 2013 when she was only 2 years old! 

Posted in Children's, Food, Holiday house, Video | Leave a comment

Spotlight National Craft Month 2017

Every year I look forward to National Craft Month and love attending Spotlight’s launch parties! This year, they blew me out of the water with a superb soiree to showcase current craft trends and handy gismos to make making more fun! I left feeling super inspired to get my craft on a create something of my own!  Of course I brought my camera along to snap some of the fun!

The kids corner

Paper heaven for clever scrapbooking and card making

Australian Merino wools

Yummy and easy-to-make cake mix, colours and flavours – I’m looking forward to using these for Cherry’s birthday cake blog post coming up very soon!

 The hilariously kitsch and fabulous Fancy Free Craft Show, demonstrating their favourite craft accessory – The Hot Glue Gun!

Dawn and Me love bumping into each other at blogger’s events! Check out her beautiful blog here: roospotting.com

Thank you Spotlight for having us! Make sure to check out the official National Craft Month website for events happening at a Spotlight store new you!

Posted in Craft, Events | 4 Comments

How To Make A Christmukka Tree

A few years back, when I first started blogging, I wrote a guest post for  My Poppet; a crafty lifestyle blog that I was totally crushing on at the time! The project was called My first ever Christmukka Tree, and seeing that Hanukkah + Christmas both coincidentally coincide this year, I thought it was appropriate to re-share my step-by-step crafty tutorial!

How to make a Christmukka Tree cherryandme.com

Chrismakah cherryandme.comIt all stared with a mini pine tree I picked up from the “oh so amazing” Design Files Open House. This was my first… ever… tree! I come from a Jewish family and was just a little too excited to get my hands on one of these babies!

Christmukka cherryandme.com After officially welcoming the prickly beast into my home, I cleared the dining table and quickly got brainstorming on how to keep the theme “Kosher” for my Jewish roots.

Christmukka cherryandme.com I decided to decorate the tree with mini dreidels, iconic and totally appropriate for Hanukkah!

Christmukka cherryandme.comChristmukka cherryandme.comThen, with a little help from my clever sister, aka Aunty Nise, we attached twine around each dreidel top, to dot pops of rainbow and “Judify” the tree!

Christmukka cherryandme.comChristmukka cherryandme.comChristmukka cherryandme.comChristmukka cherryandme.comChristmukka cherryandme.comChristmukka cherryandme.comChristmukka cherryandme.com
And for the finishing touch, I twisted a foil Star of David for the cherry on top!

Christmukka cherryandme.comTa-da! The finished product! Isn’t she just the cutest? My first ever Christmukka Tree!

Wishing all my loyal readers a happy, healthy and most fabulous holiday season, however you’re celebrating!

Posted in Craft, Design, Flowers, How to | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

New Cherry and Me Printed Textiles

Drum roll please…. We have new products on the Cherry and Me online store!!!

I’m super duper excited to share our latest additions to the Cherry and Me homewares line! Following the success of our limited edition art prints, we have now introduced 2 new spunky cushions and 2 new sexy tea towels, printed on eco-friendly 100% linen and hand-sown at our friends, Frankie & Swiss in Melbourne, Australia.

Our new goodies are up on the Cherry and Me store right now, so please pop on over and have a perv! Go on, you know you wanna! shop.cherryandme.com

cherryandme.com

CUSHIONS
We think both designs look fab together and can also be paired with neutral tones to brighten up any living room, nursery or boudoir!

SIZE
45 x 45cm  $89 

cherryandme.com cherryandme.com cherryandme.com cherryandme.com

TEA TOWELS
These stylish, durable and ultra absorbant tea towels will add a pop of colour to any kitchen. Perfect for drying dishes, wiping up spills and even polishing up glass. They’re ideal for keeping freshly baked bread and pastries warm and can also double up as a tea-cosy!

SIZE
42 x 62cm  $29

cherryandme.com cherryandme.com cherryandme.com cherryandme.com

ART PRINTS
All prints are printed on premium sturdy 300gsm 100% cotton rag paper with archival pigment inks, which means the colours won’t fade over time.

SIZES
Small: 50 x 50cm  $159
Large: 80 x 80cm  $299
cherryandme.com cherryandme.com cherryandme.com

ORIGINAL PAINTINGS
Our art prints, cushions and tea towels all originat from these two original paintings, created by my daughter, Cherry and Me, over Summer while down at the holiday house. If a painting you love had already been sold, please get in touch to chat about a one-of-a-kind commission, just for you! elle{at}cherryandme.com

cherryandme.com cherryandme.com

We’ve loved collaborating with Frankie & Swiss and hope to soon transform our designs into bed linen, aprons and more! Shop.cherryandme.com

Photos by Simon Strong
Styling by Natalia Lubenfeld
Special thank you to Tammy Kanet

Posted in Design, Home, Interior, Shop | 4 Comments

NGV – Viktor&Rolf Fashion Artists

On Thursday morning I was invited by the National Gallery of Victoria to the Media Preview for their latest international exhibition – Victor&Rolf Fashion Artists.

The sun was shining! I put my Mirka Mora skirt on along with my favourite heals, blush lippy and a fresh new blouse and clippity-clopped down St Kilda road to grab a soy late before entering the gallery through the waterfall windows. I was re-living the days before I became a mum, enthralled in the wold of fashion, design and art!

The exhibition is a must see! Truly inspirational and a glimpse into the extravagant life of two incredibly talented fashion artists! On display are 40 of their spectacular haute couture gowns, 21 exquisite hand made dolls, behind the scenes runway footage, an electronic micro-sized runway, an entire room wrapped in a lifetime of imaginative sketches and an official Viktor&Rolf design store filled with T’s, totes, caps, cards, signature fragrances, a beautiful exhibition catalogue and a gorgeously illustrated children’s book staring their dog – Swan.

The children’s exhibition is also now open and I’ll definitely be returning with Cherry and Tiger for a special blog post!

NGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.comNGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.com NGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.com NGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.com NGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.comDutch duo Viktor&Rolf on stage with curator Thierry

NGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.com NGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.com NGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.com NGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.com NGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.comNGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.com NGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.com NGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.comNGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.com NGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.com NGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.com NGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.comNGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.com

The NGV Viktor&Rolf Design StoreNGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.comNGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.com NGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.com

ATELIER – Viktor&Rolf for KidsNGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.comNGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.com NGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.comNGV Viktor&Rolf cherryandme.comThank you NGV for a brilliant day!

Posted in Art, Design, Events, Fashion, Outings | 9 Comments