Friday, August 9, 2013

Introducing Wedgewood Vera Wang Sequin | Stemware & Giftware

Of the many artistic elements Vera Wang utilises in her bridal creations, the subtle sparkle of sequins provided the inspiration for a dazzling new collection of crystal stemware and giftware, Sequin. 

Sequin’s myriad of delicate octagonal crystal cuts creates a luminous display of natural crystal refraction.
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Introducing The Everyday Cook Network

Tanya Bartolini always knew she loved to cook, but it wasn’t until she took maternity leave from her high-stress career in accounting and finance and gave birth to her first son that she realised she wanted to do it for a living.

“I realised that I had all these recipes in my head and scrawled on loose scraps of paper throughout my kitchen cupboards. I wanted to share them with other like-minded people,” says Tanya. 

“I’m not a chef, I’m just a person who loves food and loves to cook good, hearty meals for my family. Coming from an Italian background, food was a big part of my upbringing and for me, food is synonymous with family. It began to dawn on me that there must be millions of people like me, who don’t want to tackle fancy recipes with a million ingredients and even more steps to follow. I thought I was time-poor before but becoming a mum only exacerbated that. It helped me understand the challenges people face every day in putting appetising dishes on the table.” 

It is for this reason that Tanya developed The Everyday Cook Network. Tanya’s aim for the network is to create a forum of food-lovers who can interact with each other, sharing recipes, food wins and failures, and tips and tricks for improving dishes. Tanya frequently films videos showing her preparing meals, to better instruct her followers on how to put together a dish step-by-step.

Followers are encouraged to email in their own recipes directly to Tanya or to post them on the accompanying Facebook page, to create interactive discussion.

While establishing The Everyday Cook Network, Tanya has written her family history, interweaving it with delicious Italian recipes to create her first cookbook, Blending the Cultures.

“My book is really about my entire family. After the second World War, Italy was a broken country and thankfully, my grandfather took the risk to come to Australia in search of a better life for his children and ultimately, my children. Throughout everything we’ve been through, food has been the thing that has kept us together and the book is a celebration of the way food can unite us and bring such joy,” says Tanya.
“I took my heritage for granted growing up – I thought everyone knew about gnocchi and cannoli and that everyone’s Nonna made rich tomato passata. Blending The Cultures is my attempt to share a part of the Australian story that isn’t widely documented and to both preserve and share these beautiful recipes,” says Tanya.

Blending the Cultures features recipes from simple spaghetti sauce and marinated eggplant to garlic soy BBQ squid and savoiardi cake. It outlines the basics of making homemade pasta and chicken stock, removing the fear of the unknown when it comes to cooking from scratch. The book is written in Tanya’s own voice, with mentions of her personal experience with the dishes and why they mean so much to her.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

ASN (Australian Sports Nutrition) Neutral Bay

 ASN (Australian Sports Nutrition) Neutral Bay are the experts in the highest quality supplements for weight management, muscle building and your health & lifestyle needs.

With your wedding and honeymoon being one of the most important times of your life, you want to look and feel your best.

The expert team at ASN Neutral Bay can give you all the support and advice you need to transform your mind and body for your big day..

With the biggest range of the latest in health and supplement products for both Bride & Groom, you can rest assured that you will be purchasing the highest quality and latest products.

To receive a 10% discount  from ASN Neutral Bay on selected products please mention "The Bride's Diary" magazine in all your enquiries.

Speak to Owner/Manager Shane Daly about a training and supplement program tailored to your needs.

To view the full range of products, see ASN's Website

Contact Shane  directly for advice or to make an order via email:
or directly via their facebook page.. Click Here


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Cristina Re | Age of Elegance High Tea

Mary Antoinette meets Alice In Wonderland with this exquisite designer tea ware range, Age of Elegance by Cristina Re, in a magical Pretty Polka and Pretty Stripe story. 

Made from the finest quality porcelain with an elegant 24ct gold trim, you will experience High Tea in style with this beautiful collection available in bold Ebony and Pretty Blush colour palettes.

Cristina Re is excited to announce that Sophie Van Den Akker is the new face of Cristina Re Age of Elegance High Tea in Style Collection. Sophie was a finalist in Australia's Next Top Model and the muse of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2012.
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