Mr Price VIP Event

April 14, 2014

Last Thursday night I was invited to the Mr Price VIP shopping night which took place at the Cavendish MrP store.

Along with myself and a couple of other lucky peeps we got to shop the exclusive Winter edit. I love Mr Price events, they always go all out and make sure you leave with a smile on your face.

One of the highlights of my night was definitely the marshmallow roasting station, making s’mores and trying to find elegant ways to eat them.

By the end of the evening I was all sugared out and completely satifised with my purchases having had the opportunity to give back by purchasing a tote bag where 100% of the proceeds went towards the Red Cap Foundation.

Thank you MrP for an amazing night,
Looking forward to the next.

xxx EJ

Our VIP shopping gift vouchers, courtesy of Mr.Price.

Our VIP shopping gift vouchers, courtesy of Mr Price.

With my crazy friend, and one of the fabulous faces of Mr.Price, Sam Laskey.

With my crazy friend, and one of the fabulous faces of Mr Price, Sam Laskey.

Winter Wonderland: The marshmallow roasting station!

Winter Wonderland: The marshmallow roasting station!

Making s'mores hmmm

Making s’mores hmmm.

Cozy coats, frayed jeans & leopard print pumps. You can't go wrong with  little MrP in your life.

Cozy coats, frayed jeans & leopard print pumps. You can’t go wrong with little MrP in your life.

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Hot cacao anyone?

How about some macaroons?

How about some macaroons?

How cool is the iPhone cover?

How cool is the iPhone cover?

Getting my shop on.

Getting my shop on.

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Trying on some of the new Mr Price Winter edit items. Loved this kimono!

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Creature coat!

Talya Goldberg, also known as Shades of Gold, and myself shopping the new Mr Price Winter edit collection.

100% of the proceeds from the sale of these tote bags was donated to the Red Cap Foundation. `

100% of the proceeds from the sale of these tote bags was donated to the Red Cap Foundation.

Raya Rossi, The Visual Journal, grabbed as much as she could from the new Mr.Price collection.

Raya Rossi, The Visual Journal, grabbed as much as she could from the new Mr Price collection.

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Spending my #MrPVIP vouchers. Thank you guys.

I got a scratch card and won R100 off my purchases. Yay winner!

I got a scratch card and won R100 off my purchases. Yay winner!

I chose the fox… who wouldn’t.

Photo’s by myself & Justin Polkey

SALTED CARAMEL

August 27, 2013

One of my highlights this past week, which may seem weird, was a salted caramel tart I had on Friday afternoon.

I feel in love with salted caramel when I had my first Laduree Macaroon in London four years ago. It was the most unbelievable explosion I have ever experienced food wise, still so to this day!

So this weekend when I walked into Queen of Tarts in Cape Town and saw “Salted Caramel Tartlet” on their menu I knew straight away what I was going to order. Crunchy pastry, a beautiful burnt caramel centre with the slightest hint of Maldon salt. Perfection. Enjoyed in the morning Winter sun streaming in through the windows. I couldn’t have been happier.

So how did caramel develop a taste for salt? Well as far as research can tell it started in the late 1990′s when French chef, Pierre Hermé, known for his experimentation, invented a salted caramel macaron that inspired a small cult among American food professionals.

I love what Nigella Lawson has to say about this divine God-sent goodness: “Ticking off the holy trinity of sugar, salt and fat – salted caramel is the class A drug of the confectionery world.”

So basically what I am trying to say in this post is this…
If you have not tried a salted caramel ANYTHING do yourself a favour and try something, anything! It’s the perfect combo of sweetness and saltiness.

xxx EJ

Salted-Caramel

ABOVE: The irresistible salted caramel Laduree macaroon.

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ABOVE: The orgasmic ingredients when combined.

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ABOVE: My salted caramel tartlet at the Queen of Tarts in Cape Town, Observatory.

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