Pop Up Stores + Christmas Tree Highs

12.09.2012






We had some great nights lately at a colourful wild little pop up vintage store in Surry Hills.
That's where we met up with the lovely Trishie, were discovering quite some talented Sydney
bands (playing live in front of the store) and finding some really fun vintage bargains.
We have been enjoying the warm summer nights, chatting along to just met friends and no longer strangers.
Thanks everyone, for being so inviting and so much fun to hang out with!

Did I say I wasn't quite in Christmas mood yet?
Srsly, how on earth could I not be with all this incredible colours around?
There are red trees blossoming everywhere, and I came across a giant Christmas tree in the center of the city too.
I am actually very excited about this Christmas in Summer, and I will
try and make my own and first ever Pavlova!
So if any of you have any tips or recipes how to get it right, feel free and drop them down in the comment box! I would love to hear your suggestions.
I am collecting ideas for a wonderful Summer Christmas and bells are already jingel-lingel-lingin' in my head.

25 comments:

  1. Such beautiful pics, as always Liv. Good luck with your first pavlova - I'd give you tips but I've never actually made one (and I call myself an Aussie!!)

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    1. Haha, thanks!
      I will keep asking around and google some recipes, I am sure it'll work out somehow ;)

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  2. I so love pop up shops, I want to have one!!!

    You are so adorable...wish I could help you out with that recipe, but I haven't attempted something like that yet:/

    xo What are you doing for Christmas?

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    1. We haven't decided yet. Dave has a BIG family, so we see who is up for what.

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  3. breathtaking photos! i'd love to visit australia during this time of year!

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  4. good morning from not so nice, snowy berlin ;- ) the gorgeous part of it has turned into grey & muddy water. so, your sydney color palette come perfect, with my first coffee. I don't know about australia, but as I know it from nz, watch out for little st. clauses & angels in supermarket and shops. you will love it!

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  5. Hey! Thanks for popping into my space, it is always valued and appreciated :) A Summer Christmas will be a huge change for you I am sure! A recipe for a perfect Australian Christmas MUST include a BBQ with friends, beer and lots of sun baking ;) Enjoy making new Summer traditions x

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  6. Such beautiful photos, as always! I'm glad you're getting in the Christmas mood, I agree that those colors are all just so beautiful.

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  7. Whoa, that pavlova looks really intense. Let us know if it's a success. I made eggnog cookies last week and those were a winner

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    1. Eggnogg cookies!? That sounds delicious!

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  8. These pictures are gorgeous. I feel so much more Christmasy all of the sudden.

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  9. Oh gosh, that dachshund is absolutely adorable! And these pictures are magical! You live in such a beautiful place ;)
    xo TJ

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    1. I know! Dogs always make me so happy. Such a cutie that one!
      You gotta come and visit one day ;)

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  10. It's such a different experience to do Xmas in the summer... Beautiful images!!!

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  11. It's so hard to me to imagine living in a place where Christmas occurs during the summer season! MIND BLOWN. ;) Your snippets of Sydney look divine, as do you!

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  12. we're kind of having a summer Christmas as well here in florida! your photos are always so vivid :) vintage stores are the best!

    xo,
    kristyn

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  13. i'm so glad you're enjoying your time here, christmas in summer is definitely different from most of the rest of the world but i love it! pavlovas are so good, i can't remember the last time i made one so i don't really have any tips, but my grandma used to make the best ones!

    littlehenrylee

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    1. No worries, I will figure it out. We gotta meet up some time!

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  14. What amazing colours! Yes I'm sure you are going to love the summertime Christmas!

    My tips for pavlova - make sure your bowl is super clean, make sure you don't get any yolk at all in with the egg whites, once the pav is in the oven DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR until it is ready (otherwise it will flatten in the middle, I learnt this the hard way) and finally, don't worry about some cracks on the surface, the lathering of whipped cream will cover it.

    As an honorary Aussie, you need the Australian cooking bible - Stephanie Alexanders Cooks Companion ( http://www.stephaniealexander.com.au/books/the-cook%E2%80%99s-companion/ ) - hers is the pavlova recipe I use and it is fantastic.

    Good luck. x

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    1. Fantastic! Thank you so much.
      I will look her up and will follow all your tips!
      Mhmmm, yum! I can't wait to settle in the new house and try out the oven.
      x

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  15. Oh yes, Stephanie Alexander's Cooks Companion is a winner.
    That is a beautiful shot, that first photo.
    Lovely to know you'll be in Sydney this Christmas!!!
    Ronnie xo
    p.s. I'm sooo curious as to what you do for a living - are you a stylist? Make-up artist? I'm utterly intrigued by your Instagram feed. :)

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    1. I am a Makeup Artist! I used to be fashion designer and makeup is my second career. Get in touch if you ever need a Makeup Artist ;)

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  16. Summertime Christmas... And everything else here looks and sounds so nice!!
    I've never heard for 'Pavlova' before, but it sure looks yummy. :)

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  17. So many gorgeous colors and sites in the pictures, I love them! I have never been to a vintage pop-up shop, but I would love to! Wish I could host one of my own! Happy Friday to you!
    xo Hannah

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