Discover our gift guide, filled with little luxuries that will make your Valentine swoon.
The modern lover
Subtle details leaving a lasting impression. Our true French triple-milled Monogrammed Soap Gift Sets are that little touch of luxury, perfect for the Valentine with an understated elegant style.
The tropical lover
With hints of Tahitian lime and coconut, cinnamon and chai, this perfect gift duo will indulge your Valentine and make them feel as though they are being pampered on a tropical island.
The summer lover
Crafted from raffia, this stunning hat has an extra wide brim and woven hat band. A great summer companion and perfect gift for your Valentine.
This is a fabulous, simple slow cooker dinner dish that not only looks glamorous but tastes out of this world!
Serves 6 Ingredients:
For the Moroccan spiced beef:
• 2kg chuck beef, chopped into cubes
• 3 tablespoon David Bitton Moroccan Spice
• 1L water
• 4 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 onion, chopped
• Sea salt, to season
• 1 jar Tar 10 Moroccan Style Preserved Lemon
• Small handful of coriander leaves, to garnish
• Lemon, to garnish
For the couscous:
• 1 cup couscous
• 1 cup water (or beef stock)
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
Method: 1. Combine the Bitton Moroccan Spice mix and water to create a paste, then cover your beef with paste. 2. Set aside to marinade while you heat up the olive oil. 3. Add in your chopped onion and sauté for a few minutes, or until soft. 4. Next add your beef in batches to brown off. 5. Once your beef has browned, place into your slow cooker with the remaining marinade and Tar 10 Moroccan Style Preserved Lemon, top up with water. 6. Set to high for 8 hours. 7. To make your couscous, place one cup of couscous in a heatproof bowl, add one cup of boiling water, stir, cover with a lid or foil and leave to stand. Five minutes later, add olive oil, turn over with a fork to separate the grains and season to taste. 8. To serve, place spoonfuls of couscous on each serving plate and top with beef. Garnish with lemon and coriander. Lightly steamed beans or a green salad are all that this dish needs as an accompaniment.
We have all been motivated by the organisational queen Marie Kondo with her latest Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kindo. And who wouldn’t be, with the start of the New Year people often look to start fresh by decluttering their homes from the previous year, or years.
Kondo’s method of organizing is known as the KonMari Method. The KonMari Method encourages tidying by category beginning with clothes, then moving on to books, papers, komono (miscellaneous items), and, finally, sentimental items. Keep only those things that speak to the heart, and discard items that no longer spark joy. Thank them for their service – then let them go.
We explore our favourite pieces that are sure to spark joy in your life, as well as help keep your home decluttered and organised.
In the lounge room
A stunning sentiment to a faraway fantasy. This Sid Dickens Memory Block resonates adventure, personal exploration and growth. A piece to surely speak to the heart.
In the bathroom
Keep your vanity looking tidy and uniform with our marble storage jars, perfect to keep hand wash, cotton balls and toothbrushes.
In the kitchen Made from high quality glass and with an air tight lid these canisters are perfect for storing cereals, biscuits and kitchen ingredients.
In the bedroom Crafted from crystal with a rectangular design etched into the surface, these elegant and weighty lidded boxes look great on a bedside table keeping all your sentimental pieces stored neatly.
Be inspired by a soft desaturated colour palette that resonates the setting sun over hazy sand dunes. Raw timber furniture and textured place settings create an earthy feel, while the white on white intricate details of coral and stunning temple jars add texture and depth to the space. Pops of linen in washed out pink hues, tied back with soft green foliage provide the right amount of colour to the refined palette.
I can’t believe 2018 is coming to a close… and like many of you, we are thinking “where did the year go?”.
Well, 2018 was a big year of celebration for us as a business and me personally. In July we celebrated 20 years in business. What a milestone, which was only made possible with lots of effort, wonderful staff and loyal customers. So, thank you for supporting our Australian family business. As I’m sure you know, we love what we do and that’s why we keep right on going.
It was also an exciting year for our immediate family as well, meeting our third child, Harrington. On a business level, we have had some big changes with me stepping into mum’s, Jan’s, shoes. Both mum and dad are still very much involved in the business, but they have decided to take a bit more time to “smell the roses”, so to speak.
As a family, from Kev, Jan, Linda, Karen and I, we would like to wish you a very, very merry Christmas and prosperous 2019.
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