Archive | December, 2010

Retro Christmas

17 Dec

In the era of the great GFC it feels a little wrong to indulge in the consumerist Christmas of the noughties. When people are losing their jobs, houses and sanity it seemed appropriate to celebrate Christmas frugally.

How boring I hear you exclaim! God, who’s the Grinch someone else asks? Well, I said frugally, not ugly! I figured setting a limit meant my imagination was flexed, not my credit card.

So going all retro housewives, my girlfriend organised a Christmas Cook-off. Homemade shortbread and chocolate truffles from recipes handed down from her great-grandmother. I picture Great-grandma as a domestic goddess of her time and it seems poetic that she was probably making these for her family during the last GFC.

Previously allergic to cooking, I would definitely recommend the Cook-off; just make sure there’s great girls and lots of bubbles! As the day progressed we realised a 35 degree day isn’t ideal for making chocolates. Nor is consuming numerous bottles of champagne as motor skills are rendered useless, making it difficult to cut apart all the melted truffles!

Well, at least my family will have a gift made with love that tastes damn good, even if it does leave a little to be desired in the looks department. Oh, and since I had to “taste” some of the truffles, I still had to flex the plastic to replace the eaten gifts!

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Marie Claire Marvelous

6 Dec

Fashion marketing with Proven Marketing Felix & Mabel

She’s done it again – the fabulous Kim Spirdonoff of Felix & Mabel has made a splash in  a major magazine. Marie Claire featured the eco-luxe label in its January 2011 edition with a glowing report, “We’re lusting after eco-luxe label Felix & Mabel thanks to its commitment to style and sustainability. The flirty, feminine and limited-edition spring/summer 2010/2011 collection made from natural and sustainable fabrics is in store now. Shown here: Lotus Dress, $254. Visit www.felixandmabel.com.au.”

We love you Marie Claire.

xx PMP

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