L-R Tetsuya Wakuda (Chef), Pearl Anniversary Shiraz, Bryce Courtenay (Writer), John Eales (Rugby Player), Collette Dinnigan (Fashion Designer), Prof. Ian Frazer (Australian of the Year 2006)

Penfolds has a long standing name in Oz for producing fine wine – I’m a big fan of Magill Estate in South Australia for an amazing dinner (with an even more amazing view).

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Penfolds Koonunga Hill – they got some fabulous Aussie names to design a wine bottle.

– Fashion Designer, Collette Dinnigan (Semillon Sauvignon Blanc)
– International Chef, Tetsuya Wakuda (Shiraz Cabernet)
– Author, Bryce Courtenay (Cabernet Sauvignon)
– Sporting Legend, John Eales (Cabernet Merlot)- Australian of the Year, Professor Ian Frazer (Chardonnay)

My personal favourite is the Collette Dinnigan bottle of course! These were released September last year, so get in quick! A portion of the sales go to the celebrity’s nominated charity.

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Bride to Be Feb-March edition has been released with the new wedding trends for 2007!

Bride to Be declares the hottest trends for brides this year are:


The stunning flowing fabrics and empire line of this dress is a soft style reminiscent of a Grecian goddess by Culture Shock


Karen Willis Holmes Bridal Gowns does a beautifully subtle fishtail skirt on this design.


The lace on this Baccini & Hill gown gives a romantic feel to an otherwise structured gown.


Modern ruffles add a whimsical touch to a bridal gown- this gown by Velani by Nicky creates interest to the eye while still being ‘wedding’


Jo Durkin’s stylish designs show off this divine silk gown- the shine and drape of the fabric resembles liquid.


This stunning chocolate and lavender; Mariana Hardwick gown has the sweetest of sweetheart necklines.

V Neck

Luci Di Bella is known for her slick womanly styles. This V Neck gown is covered with sequins and beading.


Nothing says ‘bride’ that the classic silhouette- this one by Dimitria Bridal Couture shows off the traditional bridal shape with a twist of tulle.

Out of everything wedding- the symbolism of the wedding rings is the most important part of the day. So when I came across Larsen Jewellery’s wedding rings I was thrilled to read about their design process.

With drinks and nibbles in hand, you and your loved one are invited to design your own ring, and then with the help of one of Larsen’s qualified jewelers, sit together and create the ring- from the very first melting, to the polishing- it’s all done by you- creating a wedding ring that is truly about you and made with love. To celebrate with a glass of bubbles is just the ticket!

Larsen are dedicated to making this experience memorable – photographs can be taken, a free lifetime of polishes and a beautiful box all add to what is sure to be one of the most memorable experiences of planning your wedding.