Amongst the little leaves

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Once again a triumph of the heart and, of course, to behold. As long as these go on, we’ll continue to meet, connect and collaborate with the kindred spirits that get drawn to these small dinners.

Kinfolk gathering – Wabi-sabi

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The year’s second Kinfolk gathering centred around this concept and invited us to leave our phones and pretentions at the door to enjoy “a messy meal” in each other’s company. Some gathered round the table and others on the floor, the finest food was savoured and the conversation naturally ebbed and flowed, most notably “ebbing” when those divinely succulent lamb cutlets arrived. They demanded our full attentions.

Other notable mentions. The revelrous texture of our ceramic bowls, deliciously rough to the touch. The winsome greenery strung from the rafters to transport us someplace magical. Candles burnt down to their stumps, a night well spent.motif-2

Host & stylist – Stacey Clark

Floral art – Fox and Rabbit

Tableware – Eucalypt Homewares

Hand lettering – The Articulate

Food – Kent Street Deli

Drink – Eagle Bay Brewing Co

Photography – Still Love

Film – Oriss Films

Gifts – Aesop Skincare

Venue – Hush Espresso

Kinfolk Gathering – L’Esprit De La Mer

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This is a sign of great and wonderful things to come in Perth and wider Australia.

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A massive high five to all who contributed. What an extraordinary bunch of people you are.

To Stacey. You encourage us with your talent and tenacity and make us all want to push our creative boundaries.

Stacey Clark Stylist

Laura Moseley

MAYDE

Kidogo Arthouse

Kent Street Deli

Custard & Co

Still Love

Poach Pear

Micrology Coffee Roasters

Oriss Films

Bread In Common

Eucalypt Homewares

Fox and Rabbit

Chicho Gelato

Lush

Type Hype

Eagle Bay Brewing Co and Vineyard

Bahen & Co

The Articulate

The Kinfolk Table

After much anticipation and many a bated breath The Kinfolk Table finally landed on our doorstep the other day. Most of you will know that Jinn and I are both massive Kinfolk fans and have been eagerly buying their magazine since they first started up (aside from the elusive first issue – argh!). The Kinfolk Table is a beautiful combination of gorgeous photography, inspiring recipes from all around the world and the stories behind them. As always, the emphasis is on small gatherings and genuine relationships. Their very words sum up an attitude to life that I aspire to – to “show up at life’s feast with an open heart and a genuine spirit”. This is a book crammed full of an abundance of simple, home cooked food that is real, tasty and unpretentious.

All images courtesy of Kinfolk

Kinfolk Volume 7

The latest edition of Kinfolk Magazine recently arrived on my doorstep. Kinfolk is one of my favourite reads – a stunning combination of beautiful design, gorgeous images and well written articles. It is created by a group of like-minded creatives with the idea to foster small gatherings and encourage people to reconnect with each other in real life (as opposed to online). We have every edition except the first (sadly sold out!) and recently subscribed for a year. I really love the photos and the style of this issue – dedicated to ice cream of all things!
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