“Wild” Animal Party – Celebration Box

Posted on: March 13th, 2017 by Carolyn Russell No Comments
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We loved celebrating our little boys 1st birthday in September.  I was in my element custom designing a Celebration Box just for him.  After how much he enjoyed his first trip to a game reserve in South Africa, we knew his theme had to be animal related and so I came up with the theme “Wild” Animal Party.  Bright…

Happy Birthday – Celebration Box

Posted on: January 10th, 2017 by Carolyn Russell No Comments
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Birthdays should always be celebrated in a fun and colourful way!  Our Happy Birthday  Box is all that and more and we love how it is not limited to age or gender!  We have no doubt that this box is bound to make all attending the party feel happy and inspired.  Bright colours and bold…

Modern Box – Celebration Box

Posted on: January 10th, 2017 by Carolyn Russell No Comments
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How about a little box geared more towards the modern day adult (although this box is certainly not only for adults).  Our Modern Box is trendy yet sophisticated and would work well at all celebrations.  We love the small touches of geometric lines which add a contemporary edge to this Celebration Box.  There are lots of…

Floral Bridal Shower – Celebration Box

Posted on: January 10th, 2017 by Carolyn Russell No Comments
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Our Floral Bridal Shower Box is perfect for those of you who would like to spoil a special bride-to-be!  Bright and fresh colours, polka dots and floral prints- can you think of a better combination?  You will love all the little details that will add that extra special touch to your decor – add some fresh flowers, delicious…

Oh Baby! – Celebration Box

Posted on: January 10th, 2017 by Carolyn Russell No Comments
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There is nothing more exciting than planning a special baby shower.  The colour palette of gold, peach and blue is probably one of my favourite colour combinations for a gender neutral baby shower.  We have added a little bit of black and white to add a chic touch to this box  and we absolutely love the result!…

Christmas is coming…

Posted on: December 22nd, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments
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Christmas is around the corner and I always find myself wondering how it came around again so quickly!  We are currently in SA enjoying very special quality time with family and friends!  Here is hoping you all have a fantastic festive season.  We thought we would celebrate with these beautiful Christmas biscuits and cake made…

‘Baking memories together’

Posted on: December 16th, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments
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  Baking with little ones must be one of the sweetest (and messiest) activities.  They absolutely love everything about this fun activity – the pouring, stirring, rolling and not to mention lots of tasting.  So it is no wonder that I fell in love with the very clever concept from Dubai’s BAKE ‘N CAKE.  BAKE…

Meet Monica from MHG Beauty…interview

Posted on: October 11th, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments
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Through `i am captivated` I have met such amazing and talented people and one of them is Monica from MHG Beauty.  She is one of Dubai`s go to ladies when it comes to hair and makeup! Monica has always been so supportive and willing to contribute her talents towards `i am capitvated`s` projects. It has…

Party Camel`s 3rd Birthday

Posted on: June 19th, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments
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Who doesn`t enjoy a party, especially one with a whole bunch of colour?  I was so honoured to have been invited to Party Camel`s 3rd birthday a few months ago and then extremely disappointed to have missed it due to a lack of planning from my side! It looked like such fun and it certainly…

Cupcake Bar…inspiration

Posted on: May 3rd, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments
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I have had a slight obsession with cupcakes for as long as I can remember.  There was a time when I was baking and decorating them almost everyday.  These cute, little treats can be used for any occasion and guests always get excited when they see them on the dessert table. We all know how…