Saturday, 22 December 2012

Gingerbread architecture at The Sweet Spot

Some days ago, at The Sweet Spot pastry lab, where all the magic happens, several bloggers got together to take their chances with haute patisserie. Just to get an idea, here's Claire's post at KOOLFly (yeah, my pics) and Stella's post at Shopping Therapy.

This is Zoe Vidali, the youngest of the mother-daughter duo behind the pastry shop:

She's making the most basic house design, one that you can also make at home with this recipe here, found at The Sweet Spot blog (in greek only I'm afraid).

Just imagine what an architect/pastry maker could make... Blows my mind!

Extra tip: If you're not big on the architecture from pastry thing, you can try a ready-made ixe cream cone and turn it into a Christmas tree, just with some green coloured royal icing and sprinkles.

Since gingerbread house making was a little out of our league, so we started off by decorating our own Christmas trees...

Well, you know me. If I decide to make something, I'm gonna make it good!

You can friend The Sweet Spot on FB to keep all these sweet things popping up on your stream or find them IRL, at Andrea Papandreou 39, Halandri.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Notebooks I gave away and liked

You have certainly bumped on them on the internet at some point.

Archie Grand notebooks have been all the rage for quite some time now. What I hadn't realised up until now was how many damn different styles there are.

I mean, there are 62 of them!

These above are just a tiny selection of favourites.

And here is the best part: The cool guys over at Archie Grand headquarters in Sweden have sent over these two SECRET AGENTS I MET AND LIKED babies seen in the pics above, to give away to you! Perfect timing, with that Skyfall craze (watched it, loved it) and all this Christmas thing coming up around the corner.

So if you too want a little early present from Santa Archie and Mr Bond, please do leave a comment below, saying which one of the 62 notebook designs is your favourite and adding your email address, so I can get in touch with you if you win. Note though, that I will only be giving away the SECRET AGENTS ones. And hurry up, as I will draw a winner next Monday, December 12th, at 10 in the morning.

Good luck!

UPDATE: Sorry for the delay, I've been travelling around a lot (namely, from Athens, Greece to Iowa City, IA) so my blog scheduling went out of the window. So without further ado, the winners are... [drumroll] ZlatkoGR and mr_switters! 

Congrats guys! Just check your inbox for details on how you will get your notebooks.

Thank you all for participating and stay in touch, more give-aways are coming in 2013.