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One of the simple pleasures of my weekends is heading down to the local produce markets. Read about the joys...
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Market Shopping

One of the simple pleasures of my weekends is heading down to the local produce markets. Read about the joys of market shopping.

Spring Flowers

Aghhh, sigh. Spring is here at last...and when I think "Spring" the first word that comes to mind is "flowers". It's almost like Mother Nature knows just how to...

Portuguese Good-Luck Roosters

Can we hear crowing from your kitchen? Hand painted in Portugal, these rooster are inspired by the legend of the "Old Cock of Barcelos" and are a symbol of...

Photos From Rena Patten's Superfood Demo

A big thank you to everyone who was able to make it to Rena Patten's Superfood demonstration and a special thanks to Rena for cooking all that healthy and...

Rena Patten Demo & Kale Lasagna Recipe

Rena Patten will be visiting our Collaroy store on Wednesday, 17th September (11am-2pm) to demonstrate some of her great new recipes from her new book, Superfoods. Get her Kale...

Spring Cleaning

As we advance into Spring it's time to open up the doors, air out the cupboards and give your home a good spring clean. Read about our tips for...

Decorating With White

When it comes to longevity in design and decoration, you can never go past white. An all white room never seems to date, always feels fresh and pure, and...

Rustic Furniture

Who doesn't love a good yarn or story about the 'olden days'? Maybe this is why I love mixing vintage furniture in with the cleaner lines of new tells...

Printers trays

Are you a little bower bird like me? I'm constantly seeing little sparkly 'things' that catch my eye, begging for me to take home. Learn how to display these...

Sid Dickens

In 1999 we opened our first AE store and it wasn’t long after opening that we discovered the talents of Canadian artist Sidney Michael Dickens. Read more about our Sid Dickens...

"Joie De Vivre", Sid Dickens' latest collection

I am pleased to announce we have just received our latest shipment of Sid Dickens blocks all the way from Canada. The Spring 2014 collection titled "Joie de Vivre".

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