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Embracing Those Curls

• Lindi McMahon

Something a little bit different on our blog tonight! This one's for all the 'curly girls' out there as well as anyone who is looking for hair products that are not only amazing for your hair but also for our future eco sustainability, after all we want to leave our planet in good shape for our kids and future generations, am I right? So if you were born with curly hair chances are you have spent a decent portion of your life not really loving them or knowing what the hell to do with them! I definitely had some disastrous trips to the hairdresser in my teenage years! From  coming out with my hair brushed (every girl with curly hair...

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Lemon Fish with Crispy Dill

• Lindi McMahon

This recipe is a favourite in our house, we head to our local Harvest Market to buy our fresh fish, if you're ever in Launceston make sure you check the market out you'll find lots of local fresh produce, flowers and food, oh and great coffee! This recipe is another one out of my Donna Hay recipe book. You will need:4 tablespoons butter1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil3 cloves garlic, thickly sliced2 large green chilies, seeds removed and chopped2 tablespoons shredded lemon zest4 6 oz firm white fish fillets, halvedsea salt and cracked black pepper, to taste3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, extra2 cups dill sprigs Method: Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the butter, oil,...

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Citta Home

• Lindi McMahon

We all know that New Zealand has a lot of things we wish we had! The obvious one is Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern! But they also have some amazing brands and one we've been trying to get our little hands on for a few years now is Citta Home. We were super excited when we finally secured the brand in August last year!   They create enduring design staples and limited edition seasonal collections for  your home that are always fresh and original. So you can fill your life with colour and beautiful unique designs that make your house a home.     Based on a relaxed antipodean philosophy of life and travel, their products are designed in New Zealand...

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Sage & Clare

• Lindi McMahon

The stunning Sage & Clare brand is definitely in our Top 3 all time favourites that we have ever stocked! It's such a good fit for Hope & Me with it's amazing colours and happy patterns that work back so well with another favourite of ours, Society of Wanderers! The clever creatives behind the brand Phoebe and her husband Chris just seem to get better and better each season! The new Terra Collection makes you smile whenever you see it and after stocking the brand for 3 years I'm still in awe of their ability to come up with the unexpected - combinations of colour and pattern that just work no matter how you put them together! It's clear to...

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Society Of Wanderers

• Lindi McMahon

Give me all the linen! It's no surprise we have a thing for beautiful linen and Society of Wanderers definitely delivers! Season after season they come up with beautiful colours and patterns in the most beautiful linen. Society of Wanderers always features in our property styling as it is so easy to work with and can work with so many different styles. It also works back with another of our favourites Sage & Clare. This luxurious french flax linen is unique and Australian designed, you can mix florals, leopard print and stripes back with the more muted or vibrant block colours. One of my favourite pieces is the ruffle flat sheet that adds that special touch to your bed styling....

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4 weeks in Europe

• Chelsea McMahon

Pushing my terrible memory to the test here, but, going back to February 16th was the day i left little Launceston for London on my first European holiday. I'll just start with i totally get the hype about going to Europe, it really is something else! The 22hr plus flight was nowhere near as dreadful as i'd thought it would be, courtesy of a sleeping tablet i won't lie.  We stayed in a picture perfect Air bnb townhouse in Kensington (HIGHLY RECOMMEND,) a 5 minute walk down the street and we were at Kensington Palace on the edge of Hyde Park. Every single place on earth should have a Hyde Park near by, it's so incredible.      We did the classic...

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Tomato Tarts

• Lindi McMahon

I very special friend gave me a Donna Hay cookbook as a gift a few years ago and this recipe is one of my absolute faves! It's quick and easy and delicious! Great for a lunch or a lazy Sunday night knockup! Ingredients 4 sheets (680g) store-bought puff pastry, thawed 500g mixed heirloom cherry tomatoes 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, sliced 2 tablespoons oregano leaves sea salt and cracked black pepper 1 burrata, halved (you can substitute for mozzarella if burrata not available) 8 slices prosciutto 2 tablespoons small mint leaves 2 tablespoons small basil leaves Method Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F). Cut 4 x 20cm rounds from the pastry. Place 2 rounds on baking trays...

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P. F. Candle Co

• Lindi McMahon

At Hope & Me we're always on the look out for brands that are unique and that are not stocked elsewhere, we like to bring something different to our local marketplace. Every now and then it's the story behind the brand that gets us! This was the case when we found P.F. Candle Co. and they happen to look pretty cool too! P.F. Candle Co. is a Los Angeles-based fragrance company owned and operated by wife and husband team Kristen Pumphrey and Thomas Neuberger. P.F. Candle Co., born Pommes Frites, was founded by Kristen in 2008. She lost her job when the recession hit, and relocated to Austin with the dream of making things by hand to pay the bills....

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Warm Up this Winter

• Lindi McMahon

Ok, so I've been a little bit busy over the last 12 months launching our new sister business Hope & Me Interiors with my daughter Chelsea, which means there hasn't been much happening in regards to Blog posts! Sunday's are my day off and my chance to cook some of my favourite meals and yesterday I made a chicken soup that has become one of my faves and after posting a pic on my personal instagram page I've had lots of requests for the recipe. It's been a chilly ol' day here in Tassie today so I thought I'd share it with you all, I'm sure it will become a favourite with you too! I've made a couple of little...

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Easy Meal with Loads of Flavour

• Lindi McMahon

If you're anything like me you're time poor when it comes to preparing meals, when I get the chance I like to find new recipes that are tasty and not too time consuming! Let's face it coming up with new meal ideas is a bit of a chore and we tend to stick to the same favourites because it's quick and we know everyone will eat it! So i'm guessing that's why so many people asked for the recipe of the Honey Chilli Chicken we posted last night! This is a nice easy meal that packs a load of flavour and I'm sure it will become a favourite! The quantities listed serve 4 but if you have hungry teenagers in...

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