Favourite things November/December 2015 – What’s In your Beach Bag?

This November / December 2015, here at the Betty Butter Blog we are all about rounding up the end of the year with our favourite SUMMER things. That’s right ladies – hot summers, going to the beach real beach-chic = Country Road beach bags. Filled with lovely little bikini numbers, having spoiled ourselves with a little gift – the must have sunglasses of the season; fresh ready-to-go salads – Pitango, Lovebeets – as a dip to go with those chips your man loves to indulge in over a few beers, homemade ice-cream – divine rich creamy vanilla ice-cream to cool you down as the sun heats you up!

So Ladies what are you waiting for? Have you got any plans for this long hot summer, Christmas with family and friends? Spoiling yourselves, Your Babycakes and of course your lovely little ones…

Are you going to be looking at all the Christmas lights this year?

Will you be taking the kids to the Myer Christmas parade and pantomime in the city?

Have you thought about any end of year school or local community carolling?

Are your stockings filled? And what are you filling them with? Bettybutterblog has some great ideas coming up on show so be sure to keep your eyes on the blog.

Have you set aside the one present to be opened on christmas eve for the little ones? I personally love the idea of new sets of pjs for everyone to sleep in, while preparing for good Ole Saint Nick to arrive, or Babycakes of course….

Who will be coming down your chimney on Christmas Eve ready to fill your stockings with some loving……

BUT first… we present your must haves for November summer days… and sticky nights!

 

Favourite Things for November 2015

Love Beets

Love Beets

For several years now, beetroot has been trending hot and appearing on cooking shows, in magazines. Who doesn’t love a slice of beetroot in a salad, with sour cream or on a platter of cheese. Enter Love Beets. A delicious, home grown beetroot without the mess or fuss. Freshly cooked and ready to eat, the range come in vacuum-sealed packages ready to use. best of all they are shelf life until opened, when you have 3 days of beet-y deliciousness. Good luck keeping them out of your mouth that long. I love the pop of colour they add to brighten, balance and be the hero of your next summer salad for the whole family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Country Road Tote

Hot summer days, hot summer beach days, hot summer beach days with the kids! Who doesn’t love their good old faithful Country Road beach bag. The two trending styles at the moment are the classic black and white stripes or the coral pink with grey. Personally my favourite is the classic striped design. Very functional, long lasting, long wearing and perfect for throwing everything in for a day at the beach.

Hot summer days, hot summer beach days, hot summer beach days with the kids! Who doesn’t love their good old faithful Country Road beach bag. The two trending styles at the moment are the classic black and white stripes or the coral pink with grey. Personally my favourite is the classic striped design. Very functional, long lasting, long wearing and perfect for throwing everything in for a day at the beach.

What do you ensure is tucked away neatly in your bag? Hmmm let’s see where to start….. sunscreen, yes it has to be at least 25 or 50+ and remember to keep reapplying every 3 hours or so to ensure that summer glow doesn’t turn into a burnt peeling skin schamozzle requiring plenty of after skin aloe spray.

What else do we need? Plenty of soft comfy beach towels. Hopefully you’ve got the magnificent ones that are big enough to incorporate you, baby cakes and a small tot for cuddles. If you’ve got little ones obviously make sure you’ve got your stash of nappies, wipes, and swimming pants, plus a spare change of clothes.

 

givenchy-2016-spring-summer-eyewear-collection-05Givenchy 2016 Spring/Summer Eyewear Collection

What’s your favourite pair of good old faithful sunglasses? Check out the new seasons collection from Givenchy. Created by Riccardo Tisci for the 2016 spring/summer season. Produced and distributed by Italian company Safilo Group, the new range of optical frames and sunglasses takes inspiration from audacious architectural designs and is built from premium quality materials.

Sounds all a bit sophisticated to me…….so here’s the basics! Frames come in a black, nude, brown, and white colour palette and are paired with a mix of mirrored, shaded and flash lenses. Four stylistic categories are introduced this season: RAVE (characterized for being young and edgy), STYLE (an avant-garde, architecture-inspired range), ICON (refined frames that embrace Givenchy’s DNA) and STAR (timeless shapes with the iconic “star” detailing).

 

pitango_mealpot Have you tried Pitango?

Real, honest food and nothing else. Have you tried Pitango? I have and think they’re just scrumptious! The combination of real, fresh ingredients that gets your taste buds oozing with flavour. Their soups, risottos and lates. Pitango meal pots for one are great healthy options for the whole family. Whether its dinner time or fitting in a quick lunch, this is a cost effective and time saving food option.

A recent Pitango survey has found that the most common reason people are skipping lunch is because they find they are too busy! And that  72% have eaten lunch at  their desk in the past week! Pitango’ s goal is to encourage these people to get up from their desks and enjoy something fresh and healthy – yet quick and convenient!

 

 

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Moontide Swimwear

Summer is almost here, do you need your favourite swimmers replaced? I know I do. Thinking of a new sexy, fashionable look for taking the kids to the beach or local pool for a swim on those hot summer days?

Check out this season from Moontide. They have created an exciting collection embracing sumptuous bursts of colour in an extensive array of designs from Aztec to Vintage Florals and Futuristic Geo Prints.

That fab 60s high neckline makes a welcome return throughout the collection in a number of guises, while halter necks also star throughout the range along with the classic bandeau and triangle shapes. Whatever your bust size, I’m sure there will be something to make you feel complete and comfortable. The range wouldn’t be complete without a selection of one-piece styles in Moontides’s renowned flattering brilliance to hide those lovely tummies we all have.

With bikini or pant bottoms in every imaginable shape from tiny ties to contouring highwaisted 50s pants, there’s something for every body. I personally like the high wasted pants with the bikini top, who would’ve thought my post baby body could possibly look good in a bikini ever again! New styling goes all out with panelled tankinis and butterfly top and keyhole cut-outs while figure-flattering helpers include bra shelfs, boned tops, removable pads and adjustable straps (need all of those!). So many options to complement every-one’s body shapes.

I’m Betty, and Butter is a story of a full-time suburban SAHM ( Stay-At-Home-Mom) who practices Medicine in her spare time. My life heavily revolves around Babycakes, my husband, Bobby and Ben, my children and an acerbic tongued pug D’Artagnan.

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