Tuesday 27 September 2016

ACME – Funky, fresh and fabulous

If you love to eat on the wild side of cuisine and sample culinary combinations never tasted before, then ACME is the restaurant for you. On walking in you are greeted by the destressed meets high design interior and happy, unpretentious staff. The menu sounds surreal and it is almost impossible to choose from such a tempting selection. But then your waiter appears, all casual and cool, and explains the menu in intricate detail so choice is possible. Don’t think you’ll get away with just a couple of plates though… be prepared to be decadent. Standouts for me were the burrata with citrus and curry leaf, baby calamari with lime and five spice, carpaccio puttanesca, black garlic and burnt chilli linguine, fusilli with pippies and corn, and all three sublime desserts. Trust me, you’ll be back. And yes, I did eat all of this and more at one sitting with just one other person. 

A very happy customer xo

Thursday 15 September 2016

Swing your way to a calm mind

With life becoming busier and more and more stressful, we all need to find ways to unwind. And as our home should be our refuge from the crazy world outside, we need to think of ways to create a tranquil and serenely calming indoor environment. Plants are immediately soothing to the busy mind and provide welcome oxygen into our personal space. But imagine something that has the same healing effect as meditation on your brain waves. If you have the space, a hammock or swinging chair will be the best purchase you make in a long while. Read in it, dream in it, zone out in it… you can even meditate in it and double the positive effect. And if you are feeling particularly adventurous, you could even suspend a swing in your living room or bedroom. So swing away your cares and woes with a new and enveloping piece of furniture.

Here are some of the most amazing real life inspirations for adding swing-time fun to any home or living space;

Living room swing with purpose in the room
Family room swing acting as an occasional chair
Bedroom swing - use your own imagination!

And best of all a rope swing with playground in the kids room!

Balcony or veranda swing

So why not swing your way to happiness in your home!

Please note: If you are renting your property you must apply to your landlord for approval to drill any holes or suspend any hanging furniture from the ceiling.