Have your cake...but dont eat it too!

Aug 26, 2011

today I am loving ...the very cool blackboard cake as seen on Frankie Magazine - the cake you can have, decorate and design...but not eat! I also love these beautiful Eiffel Tower signature bubble baths and soaps from and the very cool recycled magazine bowl from Berkelouw Books. I saw this one in Cronulla Berkelouw today if you like it. Have a great weekend. x

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Luxe & Lisa Madigan

Aug 21, 2011



all images via eat read love (taken in the new store)
spring is almost here, and to welcome in the change of seasons, I hope to be featuring some fabulous and talented designers and inspiration from the NSW South Coast throughout the next month. Today I was lucky enough to stop by on the opening weekend of the brand new Lisa Madigan store in Berry on the NSW South Coast.... what a lovely place to start!

eat read love has been following Lisa Madigan's work for some time now, but it was lovely to finally meet Lisa, and see the beautiful fine art gallery, homewares and luxe gifts on display in the concept store. When I walked inside, set in lovely rustic white house in one of Berry's quaint streets, I was in 'inspiration heaven' - every corner of the shop beautifully styled. Chandeliers, hand made pom-poms, upcycled bottles, freshly brewed tea and cookies, hand made cards, luxury candles and stacked suitcases, and gallery, all with the signature Lisa Madigan style. The pics I took today should give you a little taste of what you can expect.

Lisa Madigan is a stylist, interior designer, fine art artist, and can also style your special event or wedding.

Go and have a look for yourself

shop 1. 70 albert street. berry. nsw. or visit

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Featured Artist - Pia Jane Bijkerk My Heart Wanders

Aug 17, 2011

have you ever seen a pear look so gorgeous.....?

fellow book lovers - my new favourite placemat!

beautiful fresh spring colours in the next three pics....

we should all follow our heart

love this book!

and some shots from the award winning blog

All images via Pia Jane Bijkerk

This weeks featured artist is the amazing and inspiring Pia Jane Bijkerk - photographer, stylist, author and blogger. For my special Eat Read Lovers who have been with me from the beginning, this post will come as no surprise. But in case you haven't seen this yet, here is a taste of some of the extraordinary and beautiful work by Pia. 

eat: food that looks like it should be painted before its eaten. I love the photo of the cake served on a book...and that pear! read: the wonderful books Paris: Made by Hand, Amsterdam Made by Hand and my favourite 'my heart wanders' a travel memoir in Paris, beautiful styling and photography on every page. The book is all about taking a risks and following your heart, something we all dream about but rarely seeing the beauty in everyday objects, sublime travel photography and gorgeous french style interiors.

Thank you Pia for kindly allowing me to post these beautiful images on Eat Read Love, but you can find a whole lot more amazing inspiration on the award winning blog 'enhance the everyday' and on the website.

Have a lovely week. Natalie.

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Fiji time.....

Aug 15, 2011

palm tree shadows

a lovely sunny day

clear crystal waters

blue starfish

sad to leave...waiting for the plane with a little help from 2 good friends of mine, coffee and an old edition of the New Yorker

love: there is nothing like a trip away to a warm, sunny and friendly place to awaken the senses and reset a busy mind......a recent trip to Fiji did just that for me. No emails, no deadlines and the only tough decision was what to eat, what to read and where to swim.....and of course I love 'fiji time'. Just a few little pics I wanted to share with you of some lovely sunny days and afternoon sunsets from the Coral Coast....but of course all good things must come to an end. I did miss my blog while I was away, and as a result I have loads of new ideas just waiting to post on eat read love...until then I hope you enjoy the pics above for a little armchair travel.

Go on and get busy planning that holiday or mini break that you have been dreaming of. You wont regret it!

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