Tuesday, November 24, 2015

{ Behind the Scenes }

I know that the judges had a tough time choosing the winners of the recent hem sofa competition as there were so many great entries to pick from. Above are some of the entries that didn't win, but which we think deserve a special mention! Well done guys, you did brilliant!

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

{ Out & About }

On Tuesday night, Holly, Dave and I were lucky enough to get tickets to the Style Eat Serve event organised by Dish Magazine, Fisher & Paykel, and us - Citta Design.

All three of us having young children, it is a rare occasion that we get to dine out and experience delicious food and wine such as was served that night. Members of the wider Citta Design team, along with Muck floral, had spent the day styling the event and we popped along in the evening to enjoy the fruits of their labour! The space looked fantastic.

Food writer and stylist Kelly Gibson, of the Bonnie Delicious blog, prepared our beautiful dinner during a live cooking demonstration. She talked us through how to make each dish not only taste great, but how to make it look good too. Kelly was a natural host and very relaxed as she cooked. We all agreed that she would be the perfect friend to sit down and enjoy a nice glass of bubbly with.

The three of us had a fantastic night, and went home with full tummies and smiles on our faces. We look forward to the next event like this.

Carina x

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

{ This Week in the Office }

More beautiful colour swatches have arrived in the office this week. It will be hard deciding which combination of colours is best when they're all so good!

Friday, November 13, 2015

{ Snapshot }

Hey, look whose pretty cushions we spotted installed at the lovely Elk Eatery! The food sounds amazing in this Denizen review, and check out that beautiful long copper bench… This place is now officially added to our Must-Visit Eateries list!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

{ This Week in the Office }

If things have seemed a bit quiet here this week it's because half the office has been away working on our Winter 2016 photoshoot! Meanwhile Holly and I have been keeping the home-fires burning here in the design room, and wondering how it's all going. Today we got these intriguing pictures… Exciting!


{ Out & About }

Last Sunday Citta Design were participants in the Milford Fashion Show, so Julia and I spent the day backstage dressing our models and generally helping out. We were really pleased with how it all went — the people were lovely and there was a great vibe backstage. Of course there was the obligatory hairy moment when we realised that two of our models had to share the same pair of shoes, which meant grabbing them off one model's feet and quickly jamming them on the next seconds before she was to step out onto the catwalk!