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Pinch and a Punch - July

Maiocchi PR - Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Spiked Hot Chocolate with Grand Marnier Whipped Cream

Pinch and a Punch – It’s July! Now we are getting right into winter weather we thought we would share a heart-warming, cosy-oh-so-delicious (spiked) hot chocolate. 

Ingredients:
For Whipped Cream:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tbl. Grand Marnier
1 tbl. sugar

For Hot Chocolate:
1 cup semisweet chocolate
3 cups Whole milk
⅓ cup Half and Half
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ cup Baileys

Directions:
Whip cream, sugar and Grand Mariner in mixer until soft peaks form. Set aside.
For the hot chocolate, heat milk and half and half in a pot on medium flame until simmering, whisking occasionally so the milk does not scald.

Take pot off stove and add chocolate. Whisk until chocolate is melted. Whisk Baileys and vanilla into mixture until combined. Pour into your favourite mug. Top with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and orange peel for an extra-pretty garnish. 

Yum! x

*we must confess this is from bloglovin.com.

Win a VIP Fashion Experience

Maiocchi PR - Thursday, June 19, 2014

We are not usually one to “Kiss and Tell” BUT… we just had to tell you about our latest and most greatest competition!

With a swish and a swoosh you and a friend could be attending the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival in absolute Maiocchi–like style and grace. PLUS picture yourself sipping on champagne at the VIP Brisbane Arcade after party!

If you fancy yourself the winner of 2 x Tickets to our parade (Wednesday the 27th of August) , 2 x Fetching Frocks and 2 x VIP after party tickets, then follow the steps below.

Enter via Facebook by clicking here!

OR

Email us - pr@maiocchi.com.au

  1. Tell us who you will bring and why.
  2. Enter your email address and city of residence
Winner drawn on Thursday 3rd of July. Good Luck! x

Pinch and a Punch June

Maiocchi PR - Sunday, June 01, 2014

Coconut Creamsicle Margaritas

Oh My it's the 1st of June and the first day of Winter! We are still lusting after creamy summery drinks so today we thought we would share Coconut Creamsicle Magarita! Pinch and a Punch!

Ingredients:
60 ml grand marnier
60 ml orange juice
40 ml silver tequila
30 ml lime juice
30 ml coconut water
30 ml canned light coconut milk
30 ml simple syrup
unsweetened shredded + toasted coconut for glass rims
orange + lime slices for serving

Directions:
To rim glasses, fill a plate with coconut. Rub honey or left over frosting on the rim - anything sticky that the coconut will stick too - then place on the plate to coat with coconut. Fill glass with ice.

Combine all grand marnier, orange juice, tequila, lime juice, coconut water, coconut milk and simple syrup in a shaker and shake well for 30 seconds. Pour over ice and garnish with wedges of orange and limes. Drink!



Mum's The Word

Maiocchi PR - Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Perfectly Perfect Gifts for Mum



We asked some of our Maiocchi Mum’s want they would want for Mother’s Day and this is their shortlist:

1. Our Mother’s Day frock is the Into Eternity Dress in blossom. Nice long sleeves for those frosty morning and chilly evenings. Plus it's effortlessly chic.

2. Whoops, need a last minute card? Lucky for you we have made our very own printable Happy Mother’s Day Card. Print on some lovely handmade cardboard and you can even colour it in.

3. Have a hoot and a cookie with your mum this Sunday. Ceramic Owl Cookie Jar by Made 500 $46, available at our Paddington boutique.

4. We are crazy about this beautiful Shangri-La Jugs $54, available in our Maiocchi stores.

5. We know most mums love to curl up on the couch with a comfy cushion and a good book. Add to her collection with an exclusive Maiocchi Cushion made from our Japanese cottons. 

6. There is always time for tea and especially with mum. Kimono reincarnate teapot brooches $50, Wood & Kimono fabric & comes in gift tin. And Erst Wilder teapot resin stud earrings $20 which also come in a beautiful gift box. Available in our Maiocchi stores.



Plus enter our Facebook competition called Mum’s the Word. All you need to do is comment on the post and tell us the best piece of advice your Mum ever gave you for your chance to win a new Maiocchi frock.

Good Luck and we hope all our Maiocchi Mum’s have a wonderful weekend. x

Pinch and a Punch May

Maiocchi PR - Thursday, May 01, 2014

Pinch and a Punch 



Pinch and a Punch for the very first day of the month! Today’s punch inspiration is from apples and cinnamon! Enjoy.

THE CHESTER CIDER
Ingredients
60ml Fireball Whiskey
120ml. hard apple cider
1 apple slice
Cinnamon stick
Ground cinnamon

Add whiskey, cinnamon sticks and cider in glass with ice and stir gently. Top with apple slice and then sprinkle ground cinnamon atop.

Fashion Revolution Day

Maiocchi PR - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Who Made your Clothes?


This year we are participating in the Fashion Revolution Day on Thursday 24th of April. 
This marks the one year anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1133 people were killed and many more injured. 

The day aims to raising awareness of the fashion industry's biggest challenges and remember its victims. People are asked wear your clothes inside out and to prompt the question who made your clothes? If you want to know more check out the site.

We would love to let you know a little bit more about who made your Maiocchi Clothes!


Deanne Mayocchi is our designer and Queen Bee. Dee develops an idea for a frock based on fabrics, colours and flattering shapes.


Sallee is our extraordinary pattern maker and she turns Dee’s drawings into paper patterns which can then be passed onto Hai our in-house cutter. Hai lays out the patterns on the fabric and then uses the cutting machine to trace and cut the pattern.


It’s then up to our wiz bang machinist’s, Mary, Sandra and Noung to turn the pieces of fabric into a real life fetching frock.


We then add all the trims and treasures, buttons and ribbons to make it all the more spesh.


And just before it heads into store we press the dress and make sure they are perfectly perfect.


If you feel passionate about Australian made frocks we would love you to post a photo on facebook or Instagram of you in your insideout Maiocchi. Remember to tag #insideout and #maiocchi. 

And of course if you have any questions about any of the Maiocchi frocks please feel free to send us an email or contact us online.

Grandmas Anzac Biscuits

Maiocchi PR - Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy Easter Everybody!

During my Easters I remember baking with my Grandmother, so today I thought I would share her recipe with you and the girls in the studio! Yum.

Grandma's Anzac Biscuits

1 cup SR flour (or wholemeal)

1 cup Coconut

1 cup Rolled Oats

1 cup Sugar

2 Tablespoons Golden Syrup

2 Tablespoons of Boiling Water

115grams of Butter

½ Teaspoon of Bicarb Soda

Mix up all dry ingredients in a lovely big bowl

Melt Butter, Syrup and boiling water, once melted add in bicarb soda and add to dry mix.

Roll mixture into small balls and press onto tray with a folk or your hand.

Bake in moderate oven until golden brown

Enjoy with a cup of tea.

Dee. x

Happy Easter - Seasonal Store Hours

Maiocchi PR - Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wishing you all a Happy Easter Break!

Just in case you wanted to pop in and see us, here are our store hours:

Seasonal Store Hours:

Brisbane Paddington

18th April Good Friday Closed

19th April Easter Saturday Closed

20th April Easter Sunday Closed

21st April Easter Monday Closed

25th April Anzac Day Closed

Brisbane City

18th April Good Friday Closed

19th April Easter Saturday 9am – 4pm

20th April Easter Sunday Closed

21st April Easter Monday Closed

25th April Anzac Day Closed

Valley Store

18th April Good Friday Closed

19th April Easter Saturday Closed

20th April Easter Sunday Closed

21st April Easter Monday Closed

25th April Anzac Day Closed

Sydney Paddington

17th April Thursday 10am – 6pm

18th April Good Friday Closed

19th April Easter Saturday 9am – 4pm

20th April Easter Sunday Closed

21st April Easter Monday Closed

24th April Thursday 10am – 6pm

25th April Anzac Day Closed

Pinch and a Punch - April

Maiocchi PR - Tuesday, April 01, 2014


Pinch and a Punch first day of the month! 
We all love Champagne and we love the sound of something 'healthy' and different soo..

Our Recipe today is Coconut Champagne Punch!

INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh fruit
8 skewers
1 Large coconut water
1 cup pineapple or orange juice
1 bottle of champagne

Thread fruit on skewers and freeze for an hour or more, In the meantime, mix the coconut water and juice, add a drop of pink or red food colouring, if desired. Refrigerate (covered) until serving time. To serve, fill glasses about 2/3 full with coconut mixture, add a skewer and top with champagne.

Enjoy! x

Win a $1000 Whimsical Winter Wardrobe

Maiocchi PR - Monday, March 31, 2014


They say peculiar things happen on a new moon, so it could be responsible for our $1000 Whimsical Winter Wardrobe giveaway! 


Moonlight prints and fetching frocks could all be yours, simply tell us what street the new Sydney store is located on, by entering on Facebook or emailing us.

To win this dream like prize you must:
1. Like us on facebook
2. Share the post
3. Answer the question

The competition will run for one moon cycle, closing on the 29th of April with winners contacted on the 30th of April.

Click on the image above and enter via our Facebook Page. 

Don't have Facebook? Email your answers for the following two requirements to pr@maiocchi.com.au

1. Tell us what street the new Sydney store is located on.
2. Send your email address and city of residence.

Pinch yourself and you’ll find it’s not a dream but a chance to go to your happy place.

Fly me to the Moon so I can Shop!