Mi Casa

Dinner Parties

Famiglia,  Food

dinner parties. dinner parties. dinner parties.

dinner. dinner. dinner.

parties. parties. parties.

it’s all so exciting. for me, a good dinner party beats any night out on the town. there’s something that goes in to the preparation and being in the comfort of your own home that is just so lovely. don’t get me wrong, i love to go out for a great meal with great service and great company, but when you’re planning and preparing it all yourself, there’s a certain level of expectation. if you go a restaurant and they disappoint, you just don’t go back. but when it’s your home, you want people to return again and again. i don’t know, maybe i’ve put more thought in to this than the average person (probably.) i think i’ll put it down to my italian background, love for all things cute and weirdly obsessive compulsive tendencies? yeah. that pretty much sums it up.

so, i thought i would share my number one favourite aspect of these dinner parties (i really don’t have that many despite my overly positive vernacular.) i just love to set the dining table. create a whole atmosphere in the room. there is something about entering a space that you have been in before, but seeing it in a new light. the dim light and music playing, with oodles of candles and most likely a floral arrangement. it’s not just your ordinary dining room or backyard, it’s whatever you want it to be! yay! if the table that usually sits there doesn’t look quite right – move it! if you need to bring your couches outside – do it! it will honestly create a great atmosphere. so let’s say you can’t fit all the food on the table, a common occurrence in this household, why not lay it all out on another little table rather than cram everything in between your table setting?

i also think it’s nice to mesh the theme of the food with the theme of the room! the whole package usually gets people pretty excited! i like to come up with a name (don’t judge me), but something like ‘mediterranean nights’ or ‘the cabin’ or something else even more ridiculous. it generally helps to set a vibe for the night and gets people excited! it’s so nice to be excited about dinner! (the main source of my excitement probably) so, without confessing much more of my pedantic ways, let me share with you a few pictures of some fun food sharing moments that i have had in my life, and how i have loved to prepare every detail with my family!


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and many photos to come!
hope this inspires you to do a little extra next dinner party!

dan xx

engagement party

Famiglia,  Life and Love

i really wanted to share with you some photos from Penny and Sven’s engagement party. it was a really fun night, but most importantly, the flowers were out of control, like, so beautiful. and aunty fil’s cake was also to die for.


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aren’t flowers ridiculous? it makes me extremely happy to think that such beautiful things grow in my backyard.
also pictured above is me and my sisters and our pretty mamma; jordan and i; and penny and sven.

dan xx




Autumn,  Famiglia,  Food,  Outfits


jumper: A+RO
skirt: Zimmerman
necklace: Swellery
cuff: Doloris Petunia
clutch: Mimco


so it was my birthday yesterday. yay. i’ve officially left my teenage years behind me and have entered the mature world of the 20’s. i feel instantly more responsible.. joking. i feel exactly the same. but it is kind of strange to say that i’m 20. i could have sworn yesterday i was only 12. anyway i had a really lovely day. my mum, two of my sisters and my best friend and i went to must winebar in mt lawley for some tres delicieux french food. my mamma bought me this skirt and jumper too. which i lovve. the skirt is zimmermann and the jumper is a+ro. it’s bright and wild and probably a lot of people don’t like it. but it made me feel great. i must say i felt like i could have been anywhere in the world. i’m not sure if that at all makes sense. but you know when you wear things and it makes you feel like you could be anywhere? maybe? okay. well. point is, i like the jumpy. and this bracelet i also adore. my sister bought it for my birthday. from zara bryson. (great selection of jewellery there.) so there you go. that was me on my birthday. and my last piece of information for you..

today i got braces. so if i don’t upload a photo of me for a while, you know why.

dan xx

oui oui. paris

Famiglia,  Life and Love,  Travel

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just a few shots from paris. and despite all the rain it still charmed me. sorry about all the different photo sizes. i really struggled this time haha. anyway hope these make you a little bit jealous, but ultimately happy. i love travelling. something i will pursue for the rest of my life, and paris was just one of those places i wore whatever i wanted and felt pretty great about it. notice my stripes. one day i looked almost like a mockery with how frenchy i was. i loved it hehe. anyway here’s just a little descriptive info:

1. the eiffel tower for about the 4th time

2. the lourve

3. the cool metro sign

4. climbed to stair 669 of the tower

5. popcorn and pomegranate soup at the tower dinner

6. our tickets

7. the hourly twinkle after 9pm

8. my gorgeous sister

9. again in the rain after some vintage shopping

10. amazing chandeliers in the notre dame

11. dad and i after the moulin rouge

12. laudree box

13. macaroons to die for. (we spent an unethical amount of money there)

14. another stripy moment looking out on the boat tour

15. having way too much fun without our 4th sister in the hotel room

(wish you were there pen!)


lots of love.

dan x