GRACIE turns one today


GRACIE is now one year old, yet forever young.

Superb cake creators, ‘Burnt Butter’, have designed a ‘Gracie Cake’ to mark this special milestone. You will have to take our word for the delicious, yummy chocolate mud cake flavour.

GRACIE birthday cake created by 'Burnt Butter'

GRACIE birthday cake created by ‘Burnt Butter’

‘Burnt Butter’ has opened a new store full of wonderful ideas and accessories for every event.  Owners, Glenda Flegeltaub and Lisa Loughman carry good taste on through their baking all way to the party accessories on offer.  Check out their website here.

Lisa Loughman presents with perfection

Lisa Loughman presents with perfection

In just one year GRACIE published 66 posts and 24 newsletters focussing on style, beauty, and interesting places, choosing topics and experiences to encourage and inspire.  To highlight the year in review, the Anniversary Newsletter #25 presents the most popular posts in each category.  There will be some you’ve read and some you’ve missed, so click through to review.

Travel – Chateau des Baudry – passionate offerings

We all love travel and France in particular.  This post on the Dordogne region was a winner.  Read more about it here


Beauty – Mascara – choosing and using

Mascara is a hot topic and this post proved it’s a beauty item we can’t live without.  Check out the link here


Out and About – The Miss Fisher’s Costume Exhibition

The Miss Fisher Murder Mystery series was a huge success as was this exhibition.  The costumes were amazing, which made choosing these particular photographs very difficult.  Take another look by clicking here.

Pearlescent sequins mounted on silk chiffon with silk inserts.  Dove satin slip

Pearlescent sequins mounted on silk chiffon with silk inserts. Dove satin slip

Style – Sneaking up on you

Glamorous sneakers are all the go and clearly what we crave.  These designs definitely had a following.  Look here to review your favourites.


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Features – The flapper factor

What a popular fashion era the late 1920 was and the popularity of this post really confirmed that.  Review the details here.

group of flappers

And finally, but most importantly –

Special thanks to team members Reece, Charlie, Richard and Georgia without whose amazing creativity and IT support GRACIE would never have appeared. 

AND the biggest thank you goes to you, the readers, for such steady and strong support.   Keep a keen eye and fingers clicking, for more to explore in 2016.