drinks

DRINK UP

GRAPEFRUITOh gosh. My good friend Jesse has put together a pretty special drink over on DESIGNLOVEFEST today.

This guy is not only an amazing photographer, but one of the best chefs I know. And he makes a mean drink. I spent last October swooning over his homemade hibiscus cider in the LA sunshine. And the Christmas before, took his detailed instructions for a gin, mint and cucmber drink for my family Christmas. I'll be home in Adelaide again this year (hurrah), and think this delicious grapefruit number might be just right for a late afternoon festive drink by the pool , before all the madness of our seafood feast happens.

I love that he pulled out all the stops for this one, these sweet gold-rimmed vintage champagne glasses and the soft kicks of light on the shaker - beautiful work Jesse!

* Picture by Jesse F Narducci for DESIGNLOVEFEST.

MORNINGTIME

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I'm not naturally a morning person, mornings are hard for me and crawling out of bed usually takes all I have. I like the mornings though, like getting all I can out of the day and feel like an early rise puts me in a better frame on mind. I feel ready and on top of things and can take my time, I even manage to get to work before 8 most days and still fit in a little yoga stretch-out or a latte for the bus ride. One of the best ways to kick start my day is a smoothie. I'm starting to get better with green smoothies and more adventurous combinations, but still keep coming back to this classic. It's easy and sweet and I always have the makings in my kitchen...

- soy milk - almond meal - frozen raspberries - banana - cacao powder - a dash of agave nectar