Canoe Inc's Press Day AW16

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I got invited to come along to Canoe Inc's press days at The Vinyl Factory.

Press day is where bloggers, publications and sometimes stylist come along to view what's new this season. Each PR company represents different brands or sometimes the same brand but a different collection than the other. 

The new Canada Goose collection.
It's evident our summer has been prolonged and any momentary glimpse of sun is to be cherished but not relied on. So yes I put my hopes in winter and I can't wait to invest in something so dreamy as this.

Nude Espresso - I picked up a cappacino and it was one of the best I've ever had and I'm not a coffee addict. It wasn't too strong or too light it was perfectly in the middle, and even without sugar it was a winner. 

Hawkes - a unique cider making company who creates their cider with the help of the community. Using apples that 'you' (possibly) from community spaces, local sourcing and back gardens.
One of their many great goals is to reduce waste and increase local food buying and sourcing, whilst creating a social community of warm people and great tasting cider.

Bjorn Borg - I loved the colour palette in his collection and different prints. The camo print, ribbed fabrics and deep rich hues of auburn - please inject this directly into my bursting wardrobe.

Cheap Monday - They have some amazing mixed fabric coats, great knits and cool detailing. Wish I had images to show but it's all the more for you to check it out when the seasons in.

- There were a lot of exciting collaborations and more brands at the press day but not all brands allowed photography of there upcoming collections.

Thank you so much guys and if you ever want to check out a Press Day there are loads around, whether your a foodie, in fashion or a beauty lover. Get in touch with a PR company relating to what you love/do and you could be given us the drop of what we have to look forward from there next Press Day.

© Jeaulina Cato 2016 all rights reserved on photographs

Happy Easter - Table Decor

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Happy Easter! - I've have patiently waited for the Easter holidays to arrive because it's one table I have yet to be creative with. What I love about this time of year is the weather, the colours & pastels that emerge from wardrobes and that cheeky indulgence on chocolate :)

Some of the tableware seen in these images were previously featured in my Mothers Day Post.
With personalisation being ever so more 'the' perfect touch to the way we shop, order and book things I wanted to bring that to my table and create a memorable Easter dining experience.

Sweetie bags - remember going to birthday parties as a child and receiving a 'goodie bag' towards the end of fun day well I saw these cute green & white striped sweetie bags in Tiger and couldn't wait to fill them with sugary treats and wrap them up with ribbon. Sorry savoury lovers, although a few pretzels would have been just as good right? Or chocolate covered ones hahaa!

Mini Nutella? How could I not, especially when it's on sale for £0.50 at Selfridges right now - stock up! Almost creating a stream of the mad-hatters tea party where anything goes, I rummaged through the cupboard and came across these Salt & Pepper measuring cups and filled them with banana sweets. The grass I picked up at Tiger, I'd normally use something like this as a table runner but as my table is quite long I used it along the width. 

Egg-fest - These metallic Favourina multicoloured chocolate eggs came from Lidl which was a simply touch to table.
Big eggs are great but they don't accommodate all tables well unless it's a nicely shaped chocolate figure that does't crowd or clutter your space. The Favourina Easter Egg mix contains three different eggs, milk, orange and strawberry, all so tasty. 

Thank you all for viewing and I hope you enjoyed viewing this just as much as I enjoyed putting this together.
Please leave a contact me for any further info, comment & share. x

© Jeaulina Cato 2016 all rights reserved on photographs


#TopDeckAsia x Kurobuta by Trends on Trends

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Trends On Trends put together a great lunch at Kurobuta to celebrate the launch of Topdeck's new guided trips to Asia.
Topdeck Travel unify's like-minded, adventurous people to travel across different parts of the world. 

Korubuta is a Japanese served restaurant, we was presented a 8 course mouth-watering meal to enjoy in the company of great creatives with a table full of camera's, exchanges of stories and present laughter to fill the room.  

The table full of personality had these cute pebble shaped crayons and a colouring in piece of paper which highlighted a ingredient that was highly used in that part of Asia. - Sooo cute!

It was a beautiful experience, meeting new people, sharing food and creating new memories with each other.

Chef Scott Hallsworth put together the most amazing dishes for us.
The food was so full of flavour and it really did go down a treat! Has to be the best Japanese food I've had.

Thank you for viewing, see you soon!

© Jeaulina Cato 2016 all rights reserved on photographs


Building The Table Spread - Mothers Day

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This Mothers Day my inspiration for my table came from my Resin Mirrored tray I have from Zara Home. This mirrored tray is beautifully framed with gold details, it catches my eye so heavily I could find no way not to use it. I wanted to build upon it with watered sky blues and a array of bright bursting colours. Our tea pot took and unfortunate turn for the worst and broke into some pieces. 
We hesitated in throwing it away and being the creative my mother is she found other use for it. 
As you see it's become a vessel for flowers. 

The plates used in this setting come from Ikea, they have a soft rigged edge and a fine curved line that follows around the plate. The cute and petite cake stand comes from House Of Fraser - Linea Pave it's out of stock at the moment but they may have it back in stock shortly. The blue placemats are a lot wider than this and can take up quite some space. I folded these smaller and then used a secondary gold placemat on top to tie in with the gold resin mirrored plate. I had floral blue mugs in a similar shade to the place mates but only two but I needed a third. I went digging in the cupboard for this gold lined, squared mug, which I can only describe as a 90's orange and it worked well.

Thank you for viewing and I hope you go onto hosting more meals around the table with friends, families or even your fellow creatives. - Happy Mothers Day!

© Jeaulina Cato 2016 all rights reserved on photographs

Birthday Dining Table Decor

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As my sister was away for her birthday a week later, after her arrival we wanted to host a birthday dinner for her. 

The round glass white plates are from Ikea, the napkins are from Next and the gold leaf napkin rings are from H&M home. The long rectangle serving dish comes from Asda, which you can find in-store. 

Sometimes platting dinner food can become a handful with portions and wanting to maintain a visual appeal. I used a range of different dinning pieces that had individual shapes and were made from a variety of materials; this will keep the eye on the table as a whole capturing, detail, colour and content. 

For dessert, I had made red velvet cake pops and served them in these Candlestick holders from M&S. Frankly,  it's not what you don't have it's about utilising what you do have. I had bought a set of ribbons for 50p and cut them into equal pieces and tied bows around the cake pop sticks. Our 3-tier stand is often used for serving cakes and scones as you would see at an afternoon tea. However, we decided to use biscuits, chocolates, cakes and wrapped treats.

Hope you found a sprinkle of inspiration or a new appetite, either one or both I'm smiling over.

© Jeaulina Cato 2016 all rights reserved on photographs

The Classic 5 For Valentines

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From a young age I had a love and obsession over perfumerie, scents and the ingredients which make them
what they are. I love collecting beautiful fragrances, unusual scents and also helping people find something new that suits them. 

This first fragrance was bought for me by my mother on her way to Italy, by Salvatore Ferragamo, Signorina - Eleganza.
It's beautifully airy and laced with base notes of patchouli and white leather and head notes of grapefruit and crisp pear. It's a dream like walking through a path of cherry blossom in spring. It's one I could always go back to. 

On my twentieth birthday, I was having a birthday dinner with my friends, I wanted to capture that moment with a scent and always remember that chapter of my life.

The first one I had was Promenade In The Garden but there was one that I kept going back which I had to get -
Lazy Sunday Morning by Maison Martin Margiela, it's like a white cotton sheet dream. It's clean and fresh blend of beautiful notes aldehydes, iris and lilly of the valley are just a few that unravel the soft lengths within this scent. The collection 'Replica' are to remind you of a place moment or even location. 

Diptyque is on of my favourite brands each fragrance has a story behind it and they do some of the most unusually beautiful fragrances and perfumes, simply because it just works. 

Eau Rose is a Rosie dream, it's full of charm, graces the skin lightly and carries so elegantly over time. Mid notes of rose, jasmine and geranium that delightly stay at the tip of your inhale. 

One I've bought repeatedly and also been given, Lancôme's La Vie Est Belle. It reminds of Barcleona as I'd bought it on my way there and wore it throughout my stay. It's almost like a subtle spice sculpted with sweet notes that enhances every moment. It's special. Another from Lancôme that I'm yet to get a hold of is L'autre Oud En Rose.

Chloé, one the first perfumes I fell in love with. It's a soft classic and original fragrance. It's chic and sophisticated and warning. It combines notes of peonies and magnolias, a powdery silk against the skin, wrapped with cedar wood. 

Thank you for viewing and I hope you have a memorable and fragrant Valentines xo

 © Jeaulina Cato 2016 all rights reserved on photographs
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