LONG WEEKEND TREATS FOR EVERY BUNNY!

Just like bunnies, this year we’ve been hopping like crazy from one week to the next, and then one month to the next without stopping!

So, we are jumping for joy ahead of all that next week has to offer – the spicy sweet scent of freshly baked hot cross buns served with dripping golden butter, our ever-growing bounty of delectable chocolate treats, only for them to disappear faster than the White Rabbit as we while away the eggtra-long long weekend spent at home or away, with family and friends.

Join our Easter hunt as we discover some eggcellent ways to make next weekend seem even longer . . .

CHOCOL'ART

It could be easy to devour all of our chocolatey sweets before the Easter Bunny has officially finished doing his rounds, but having a basket filled with art-like treats almost makes them too beautiful to eat! And will most certainly make the weekend seem much longer if we take just one bite at a time . . .

  Quite simply, if  Ms Peacock  doesn't LOVE it, it's not on the menu.

Quite simply, if Ms Peacock doesn't LOVE it, it's not on the menu.

  A  Coco Chocolate  organic chocolate egg painted with cacao butter artwork simply melts away as the chocolate is eaten.

A Coco Chocolate organic chocolate egg painted with cacao butter artwork simply melts away as the chocolate is eaten.

Bibelot coloured gemstone Easter eggs are precious indeed!

SWEET SECRETS

HA! If only we could take just one bite at a time!

Our chocolate stash isn’t the only thing that we’ll be devouring next weekend. We’ll be putting our feet up, sinking deep in to a comfy couch and devouring all the latest interior design inspiration including the current April issue of Belle magazine featuring our beautiful Victoria Street project!

Dedicated to 'inspiring spaces decked out in luxury materials and sophisticated details' the annual 'Hot kitchens & cool bathrooms' special showcases a stunning collection of Australia's most spectacular new designs by leading interior designers and studios.

  We’ll be dreaming of cooking up an Easter feast in our  Victoria Street  honey-toned kitchen featured in the current issue of  Belle . . .

We’ll be dreaming of cooking up an Easter feast in our Victoria Street honey-toned kitchen featured in the current issue of Belle . . .

  . . . and then post-lunch when somebunny else is soaking the dishes, we’ll dream of sinking deep into the serenity of our Victoria Street guest bath. But shhhhh, it will be our  little secret.

. . . and then post-lunch when somebunny else is soaking the dishes, we’ll dream of sinking deep into the serenity of our Victoria Street guest bath. But shhhhh, it will be our little secret.

CHECKING OUT

Speaking of secrets . . . how about we get out of town and well off the beaten track? If we could hide away from it all next weekend and not have to share our chocolate haul with anyone, there’s nowhere we’d rather escape to than Casa Cook on Rhodes, Greece.

  Your poolside paradise awaits at Casa Cook Rhodes. The farther you go, the farther you’ll leave the crowds behind . . .

Your poolside paradise awaits at Casa Cook Rhodes. The farther you go, the farther you’ll leave the crowds behind . . .

CHECKING IN

But that would be terribly selfish of us . . . remember, sharing is caring!

So, perhaps we stay in town and re-live our childhood scavenger hunt days with a grown-up twist, as we adventure down the rabbit hole of Sydney’s inner suburb of Barrangaroo.

Seeing, sipping and salivating on all that the beautifully alive foreshore playground has to offer, I suggest we start at Smoke – the newest rooftop bar at at Barangaroo House.

   Smoke  has just been awarded Sydney's Best New Bar at the 2018 Time Out Bar Awards.

Smoke has just been awarded Sydney's Best New Bar at the 2018 Time Out Bar Awards.

  Make sure you dress to impress and match the stylish cocktails on offer at  Smoke .

Make sure you dress to impress and match the stylish cocktails on offer at Smoke.

Wishing every bunny a happy and safe looooong weekend.

HONEYED TONES & HIDDEN ASSETS

We were tickled pink to spy our Victoria Street project featured in both the 'Hot kitchens & cool bathrooms' section of Belle's current April 2018 issue.

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The annual 'Kitchens & Bathrooms' special issue is dedicated to 'inspiring spaces decked out in luxury materials and sophisticated details' and showcases a stunning collection of Australia's most spectacular new designs by leading interior designers and studios. Needless to say, we are in very good company! 

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'This kitchen renovation was part of a complete redesign of a Victorian terrace. When we stripped back the layers, the original sandstone walls were a beautiful surprise. We wanted to complement this treasure and chose to leave it in its raw state and explored using textures and finishes to highlight it. Once a small closed-off room, we opened it up to engage with the adjoining family rooms allowing us to incorporate an eat-in kitchen for this young family. The cabinetry's dark timber base was selected to contrast with the sandstone's warm honey tones and the bronze mirror reflects the stone, adds light and lets the owners keep their eyes on the children in the adjoining rooms even while washing the dishes!' Alexandra Kidd

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'Many years and many renovations had masked the history of this home. When we stripped back the layers, an unexpected discovery was a 'secret' room that we reimagined into this guest ensuite. The room is subterranean so the introduction of natural sunlight was paramount. For consistency with the overall theme, we explored textures and finishes to highlight the original features so this home's bathrooms all followed the same palette and signature but with the addition of a unique finishing element to personalise each one.' Alexandra Kidd

Pick up your April copy of Belle on sale now. 
Photography: Pablo Veiga

THE BELLE IN THIS MONTH'S BELLE MAGAZINE

Belle magazine recently invited Alex to draw on her design expertise to curate a selection of bedside tables for Belle Loves in their February/March issue. 

In combining beauty and function, Alex believes that the bedside table can be the piece that sets the tone for the bedroom, like a decorative frame to accompany a well-made bed. 

Learn more from our Director and design guru Alex in the full feature below.

Images via © Belle magazine