Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Get out of the kitchen woman...

(Ok... that got everybody's attention!)

and grab yourself a gorgeous apron : )

Okay... so I love to cook! But I also happen to be the messiest person I know... In every aspect of my life, I make a mess. In restaurants in Paris, I am embarrassed to say, they even used a sort of hand held vacuum to pick up all my crumbs I left strewn about the table - more than once!

So cooking and making my organic skin products is the worst thing I can do in terms of mess making - I dislike the aprons covered in plastic mammary glands and slogans... so I often end up covered ingredients!

One day when walking through the looking glass, I stumbled into Wonderland Avenue... I can say I was delighted to see the beautiful fabric and flattering designs!

So here you go girls... Wonderland Avenue aprons now available at Curious Oyster! In kiddy sizes too!

Handmade by a lovely lass in Byron Bay!

Wonderland Avenue
xx Annaliese

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Hmmm... I'm a day late! But it makes all the difference doesn't it!? 

Because today, all the days are getting LOOOOOOOOOONGER! and the northern hemisphere and all it's occupants, are getting the sun a few less minutes (seconds) a day - Ha Ha!!!

Ok... childish but true : )

So what am I a day late for? My Nilla Nilla Winter Solstice Giveaway!

So... who are the lucky winners? 

Princess Kirstie Jane
Iva Yaneva

Email me your details and flavour preferences (annaliese@curiousoyster.com.au): 
Mint Slice
French Cinnamon &
Black Forest



Thursday, June 18, 2009

To Market...To Market...

...to buy a French Cinnamon Nilla Nilla Pout Balm, or
...French and Australian Clay, or
...Pilgrim's Ointment or

...to just look at all the beautiful handcrafted goods for sale by some very clever Melbourne Indie Artisans!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


So we're  a few days away from the shortest day of the year and it is freezing here in Melbourne...

I find Melbourne odd in many ways... we think that because this is Australia, we don't need heat saving features like glazed windows and good insulation. I went through one of Europe's coldest winters(as well as their hottest summer!) in recent history. I was in the Dolomites and in Austria, but I have to say, I am colder here!

Rugged up as though I am about to hike in the snow, I am on my computer, fully recovered from my brief flu (and no, not swine!)... The common symptoms of a stuffy head and chest were thwarted by my little pot of gold... Pilgrim's Ointment

I know this is my product and this may seem like a bit of self gratification (for lack of a better term!), but I feel I must share... 

Pilgrim's Ointment has been much loved by family and friends for ailments ranging from leg and foot pain, migraines to back aches to muscle pain from too much exercise (the last one is not me!)... Hence why I never have any to put in my shoppe. But if you do manage to get your hands on a pot, be sure to reach for it as an organic and totally natural alternative to VICKS Vapour Rub.

Keep toasty warm...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Winter Solstice Giveaway!

What better time of year is it to have the yummy heart warming, and tummy loving flavours of chocolate on your lips? That's right... winter! 

To celebrate the winter period and the coming of the Winter Solstice we will be giving away 5 of the brand new Nilla Nilla Winter Pout Balms! Choose between, French Cinnamon, Espresso, Mint Slice, Jaffa or Black Forest... Yum!

To be in to win, simply follow my blog - click "follow" on the side panel to join... 

Drawn 21st of June - Winter Solstice