Hello friends! The temperature is slowly warming up here in Sydney and we are enjoying the first signs of Spring. The Magnolia trees are in full bloom, every bush is full of tweeting birds and the ocean slowly changing colour from deep greeny-blue (technical term...) to a lovely lighter shade of aqua. Though I am totally embracing the impending Spring, I am actually preparing for Autumn and the upcoming trip to my beloved Sweden. Yay! The kids and I will be leaving at the beginning of September and will stay for a whole month when we'll be able to enjoy the height of Swedish Autumn. My dear husband will join us for a quick and cheery weekend in Stockholm whilst globetrotting around the globe for business. Which incidentally will include pheasant hunting in England, a U2 concert in Rome and lots more.. In case you were wondering and/or feeling sorry for him.. :) xx
Autumn to me means rugging up & going for long walks, breathing the fresh crisp air and taking in the stunning foliage in all it's glory, lighting candles & fires at night, roasting chestnuts, & apples, raking & burning leaves, and cooking yummy dinners with friends & family. I am thinking rustic, hearty, yummy feasts served on a table dressed in Autumn colours & lots of candle light. A pitcher of red wine standing next to a tray of crusty bread and a vase of fabulous Autumn twigs & flowers. Mmmm...
And speaking of cooking, I find it hard (if not impossible) to survive Autumn & Winter cooking without a raft of reliable kitchen tools at hand. Be that for making an apple crumble with afternoon tea, a fun retro fondue feast, a Sunday roast, or a weekday casserole I think you all agree when I say that Le Creuset stands the test of time! Be it cast iron, ceramic, stainless steel, or stone-ware, their products are flexible, fun and easy to cook with. And they also look fabulous on table!! To me nothing feels easier & better than to cook-and-serve in the same dish and let me tell you, your food will never have looked so good as when served out of the Le Creuset 'Cassis range'!!
Thanks to the wonderful and generous CSN Stores, I am giving my dear US & Canadian friends a chance to win a $60 gift-card that you can spend towards a piece of Le Creuset cookware, or on anything else you would rather get for that matter.. It is all up to you and with more than 200 stores online there is plenty to choose from! I know you will have fun shopping there!!
Top left to right: 1. Unknown, 2. Canadian House & Home, 3 & 5. Le Creuset, 4. Pottery Barn, 4. Everything Fabulous, 6. tumbr
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So spread the word, start planning your Autumn fondue fiesta and await the reveal of the winner on Wednesday 25th August 2010. Best of luck to all my entrees!! For those who don't live in the US/Canada region, please don't despair - there will be a global give-away coming up very soon! xx
Bonne chance / lycka till / good luck!
And thank you to CSN once again!
And thank you to CSN once again!