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Recipe for Hot Smoked Salmon, Roasted Garlic & Apple Salad

This is an edited extract from The New Nordic by Simon Bajada, published by Hardie Grant, RRP $AU49.95. We hand-picked this recipe because we want to make it ourselves! Most of the smoked salmon that you buy in shops – the kind that is usually sold in flat slices – is cold smoked. This means […]

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Book Scout: All the Buildings in Sydney

If the illustrations in All the Buildings in Sydney look a little familiar, you might recall James Gulliver Hancock’s inimitable style from his remarkable first book, All the Buildings in New York. Dedicated to his one-time home, the book was the result of Hancock’s desire to familiarise himself and ‘map’ the streets of New York […]

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The New Nordic: Recipe for Berry & Skyr Popsicles

We hand-picked this Recipe for berry & skyr popsicles just for you from The New Nordic – and because we wanted to make them ourselves! We’ll leave it Simon to tell you all about skyr – but if you can’t find it in a shop near you, just use Greek-style yoghurt. (We also love the […]

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Book Scout: Snail Mail + WIN! Prize Pack

Every so often a new book comes along that makes you sigh with inspired satisfaction as you flip through every beautifully-designed page. And then you go straight back to the beginning and read it again carefully, engrossed in small details and new-found discoveries. Snail Mail, by Melbourne creative Michelle Mackintosh, is one of those special […]

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New Christmas Cocktail Recipes & Giveaway

Happy Christmas Eve, everyone! Tonight it’s time to kick back, with a Suitably Fancy Drink in hand, and enjoy your Christmas entertainment of choice (in our house, it’s watching Carols by Candlelight. Naff but awesomely true. Bring it on, Marina Prior’s Frock-n-Hair). I’m delighted to have on hand two new Christmas cocktail recipes for said […]

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Make & Do by Beci Orpin: Pompom Baskets

Beci Orpin is back with her third amazing book, Make & Do, and I’m delighted to give you a sneak peek in this very special excerpt on Wee Birdy today! I’ve chosen to feature her pompom baskets project, because they are really easy to make and you can give them a festive touch for Christmas. […]

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My Secret Sydney with Mr Jason Grant

Welcome to a brand new series on Wee Birdy, “My Secret Sydney”. I launched My Secret London back in 2008, asking local insiders and taste-makers to open their little black books and spill their favourite secret London shops, cafes, restaurants and places to relax. Not surprisingly, it’s one of the most popular series on Wee […]

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Book: Holiday at Home by Mr Jason Grant

Mr Jason Grant is Mr Stylist Extraordinaire. He’s also Mr Bondi. And his second book, Holiday at Home, is an homage to Australian living. A veritable feast of inspirational ideas on how to give your home a holiday makeover, it’s a fantastic angle for an interiors book. After all, who doesn’t want to capture that […]

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How to make Beci Orpin’s giant confetti wall

How amazing does this giant confetti wall look? It’s just one of the superb DIY projects you’ll find in Beci Orpin‘s fabulous new book, Find & Keep. Published by the super-cool Hardie Grant peeps (also publishers of Meet Me at Mike’s books), this book is definitely a find – and a keeper. Check out the […]

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