Dining Delightfully!

Check out my blue tinsel lashes!

These were a gift from my sweet friend Nicole, who is soon to move to Australia, the cow!

My hairbow is from Nelly, and the top necklace is from Laos, the bottom necklace is from Kensington Markets, London in 1989!

The brooch is an opshop score, and I reckon it's probably 80's.

Jo was first to arrive.

She and are in our pinnies, ready to cook!

Discussing the menu inspiration.

Here's Justine!

A trio of lovelies!

Right, getting down to business!

My bow is getting a little wonky, must be the wine!

Jo opens her favourite bubbly!

As a wine critic.writer by trade, she has exquisite taste!

I just nod and hand over my glass every time she opens something!

My frock!

It's 50's, off Trade Me.

Fits impeccably, only G has to zip me up!!


O, pasta, let me sing to you!

've been assured this looks pornagraphic.

I assure you it is not!

This is the last of the bruschetta we had as an entree!

On a plate that G got in Japan.

The topping is chopped grilled artichokes, grilled peppers and 1/2 a kalamata olive.

Hard at work on the 2 fillings for our ravioli.

The fillings were field mushroom/porcini and veal.

Justine supervises!

We served the raviloi with a buttery marcapone/parmesan sauce and a side of braised leeks.

It was heavenly!
I love a dinner party!

I adore the planning,the prep, and cooking with/for others is so much fun!

Contented face #1.

Contented face #2.

Contented face #3.

Bon appetit!



Scarlett said...

Loving your pictures! Looks like a productive kitchen :o) Those eyelashes and the dress are A-MAZING! Scarlett x

The Brunette said...

LOve your outfit esp the dress and shoes x

Trees said...

This looks like SO much fun! I want to come to your house and make pasta.

Also - LOVE those shoes and the 1950's dress. Sometimes you can get some real jems on trade me :D

Alex said...

I want to come to dinner at your house please. Looks like so much fun! All the colour and wine and delicious food...ahh, heavenly.

Camelia Crinoline said...

Wow, those lashes are amazing. I'm too scared to put fake lashes on. The dress is gorgeous. I love the sparkly shoes too.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Bloody amazing night darl!! Please start your own cooking channel - you can frock up, cook, eat, get hammered and we can all pretend we're there with you. Oh lordy, the eyelashes and shoes are messing with my head - and the 50s dress - arrrggggghhhhhhhhh!!!!!! You look so utterly, utterly gorgeous and you have such scrummy mates - love all your make up looks mmmmmmm xoxo

Vix said...

Oh darling, I've already told you in person but those eyelashes, that gorgeous frock and the massive hair bow totally and utterly rock.
You girlies all look perfectly divine especially that shot of the three of you together. I'd love to come along and join you but that olive DOES look decidedly porno!
Love YOU!

Nelly said...

Oh what fun but least we can share it thru your wonderful blog.

Smashingbird said...

Y'all look super sexy, especially in your pinnies! Now my tummy is rumbling... xxx

Frocktasia said...

Dearest Helga,
A delightful fusion of prim 50s housewife, Dorothy & Priscilla.
Big YAY goes out to those fantabulous queen of the desert lashes :)
Clever kittens making your own ravioli too, looks mightyly yummy.
Take care luv,

Perdita said...

Those lashes are fantastic! I love their glitteriness.

Krista said...

Helga you just made my Monday better. There is nothing more wonderful than cooking with friends. This dinner looks incredibly delicious!!!! You are darling as usual with your sexy housewife look going on and your ruby slippers are to die for!

I love your accent too. I could just BITE you :)

pastcaring said...

What a delicious feast. And the food looks pretty good too, ha ha!

You ladies look gorgeous, your eyelashes are most fabulous, love the sexy housewife look, and happy to see that pasta machine - and you! - in action.

Good food, good wine, good mates - perfect evening!

PS. What did you do with G? Surely he wasn't banished to await you in the boudoir?

Vintage Coconut said...

Well all I gotta say is you made me hungry at 9:15 a.m. lol
The food looks so delish!!

And the 3 of you look great!

Bonnie said...

Yet another fabulous dinner party with you and your gorgeous friends!Loving your eyelashes. I have never made pasta but the whole meal looks delish! Pls do more videos!!!

VainGlorySinner said...

You should record whole videos of quick and easy recipes for all of us to follow along!


I adore that 50s dress of yours - the pattern and colour is gorgeous and it matches with those groovacious tinsel lashes!

Your dinner parties look like a lot of fun! xxx

lasophia said...

I frocking love your bow! All you ladies look beautiful and know how to do makeup. Did you glitter your ruby red slippers yourself? Love them!


Miss Rosette Brune said...

oh pretty ladies,
I wish I was there with you!

caroline said...

Hello Helga, first post from me but I've been reading your blog for a while now. I love your energy and your commitment to looking awesome every day of your life! I've been prompted to post because of the brooch in picture one. I've got an identical brooch which I acquired (ahem) from my Kiwi mother who had it before she set off for on her big OE in the early 60s so I reckon it must be 1950s at least. Just thought you might be interested.
Carry on the awesome work, I love reading your posts. Caroline

La Dama said...

You ladies look frockalicious and love all that eyeball skills. your always too cute making food,love you little vids amor.
your amigas are groovylicious, I want red eyelashes now.

Anonymous said...

I am convinced that you need your own cooking show! The apron is perfect with the dress and the lashes.

Caroline Ergy Erg said...

These photos are so cool! I love your kitchen, especially that Frida Kahlo photo frame :D

devilishlypleasurable said...

Good lord! A cook in blue tinsel lashes. I have to tell D my cooking getups are tame! You are amazing, Helga!

Miss Peregrin said...

Those lashes are totally amazing! Ditto for the frock - it looks fabulous, and I bet G has a great time zipping you up! I am still very much in love with your shoes also. What a gorgeous cook you are!

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Pastafantastic! You look divine in that delightful frock! As for the lashes.... disco fabulous! xxx

Misfits Vintage said...

HEY! I came back for another look at you in those LASHES and that BOW - and the comment I left yesterday has mysteriously disappeared! Perhaps in my delirium I didn't hit the Submit button?? Who knows!

You are all three so bloody GORGEOUS FABULOUS WOMEN! You look so divine and serene with your bra strap slipping and your bow askew and those SHOES and your pasta perfect. What a marvellous evening - I'm so glad you all had such fun!

Loveartichokes! Sarah xxx

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

What a fun night!! Your lashes are awesome.

seƱora Allnut said...

always funny to watch your pics and that pasta machine working!!, and you're really delightfully and glittery pretty ladies!!

Dashfield Vintage said...

Ooo what a fantastic kitchen you have!! Yum!