Jules' Quote Picks

Cynthia Kersey has been writing about Unstoppable People for over a decade and found that living an unstoppable life always involves giving. People who give and are involved in a purpose that is greater than themselves are the happiest people and live the richest and most meaningful lives imaginable...

(Thank you Abang Zu for sharing this...)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Selamat Hari Kebangsaan!

To all Malaysians, Happy Merdeka Day, may we rejoice in peace and harmony, amidst this blessed Ramadhan, insyaAllah... :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

JulesAddiction Signature Tins 2010-2011

Alhamdulillah, JulesAddiction Signature Tins 2009-2010 made their final curtain call last Friday. I hope everyone who received JulesFudgyTins for their buka puasa were pleased... :)

Tins are indeed one of my greatest addictions, alongside boxes and baking pans :) Therefore, I am pleased to present the new range of JulesAddiction Signature Tins 2010-2011. It's a complete change from the signature black and white, but it's a perfect match to Jules Canisters this Raya 2010...

Top pix : top to bottom - Casablanca, Jordan, Petra

Stay tuned for more info on tin contents... :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Jules in Baroque & Rococo...

I first took a liking to baroque style admiring Denise Huxtable's eclectic wardrobe on The Cosby Show. She was my fashion icon, and there was a time when she wore only baroque, with pearl strands, lace and vintage brooches, oh I so loved them. Then, when I visited the Nymphenburg Palace in Munich some years back, I saw for the first time, the exquisite beauty of baroque art and styles, and the palace also had some element of rococo towards the end of its glory years, oh I just fell in luuuuuurve...

This Raya, I share with you my latest Alexandria Box, which I am so happy to say has the essence of baroque and rococo, with a distinct touch of Jules. I had intended to introduce this circa my 40th birthday, but due to inevitable circumstances, it didn't happen. And originally for Raya 2010, I was planning to do something with a middle eastern feel, namely Esfahan, Damascus and Marrakesh, my jewels :) But since I had had to defer my latest Alexandria Box earlier, I figured I'd introduce it now, while I was still in my 40th year, for it to mean something... My jewels I will keep for next Raya, insyaAllah... :)

I hope you will love Jules Raya 2010 Offerings... :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Selamat menyambut Ramadhan Mubarak

My family and I would like to wish all Muslim family/relatives, friends and patrons a very meaningful and blessed Ramadhan. Selamat berpuasa dan beribadah di bulan yang mulia ini, insyaAllah... :)

Jules' lates baking pan, Recipe For An Amazing Woman, is sold out, alhamdulillah... Delivery of JulesFudgyliciousness will resume next Friday, 20 August 2010. Thank you for your continued patronage, your kindest support and your undying faith in Jules :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

...A man in love...

...wants everything perfect for his engagement... :)

Yes, it's the sugar rush from Nadhrah's cake and muffins! I'm still wide awake! No, it's not my kopi 'o', caffeine does not affect me that way... :)

Anyway, yes, the engagement. May I say that, apart from my uncle, whose wedding I helped organise some 20+ years ago in Seremban, this is the second man I know who is genuinely involved in his own engagement; it was just so sweet... :) Oh, how fortunate his fiancee is... :)

A lot of hope and faith, and doa, were put into this special engagement brownie; because it would have really broken my heart had I not been able to give this young man what he had envisioned to be on his hantaran tray. Alhamdulillah, I feel truly blessed, that I was able to fulfill his request. Thank you Faisal, for the opportunity and for your faith in Jules... :)

Of Cinnamon & Vanilla...

...okay, so, when I'm on the roll, I'm on the roll! Hehe...

Got back from Nadhrah's about +2hrs ago. She made cake! And muffins! And I ate them all! Aaaaaaaaaaa!...Hehe... So, I'm trying to burn them off now (ya, as if!), by checking my mails, my fb, and checking out Chelsea Clinton's Vera Wang! Lovely, lovely, SO love that wedding dress... :)

...with my coffee, of course. And talking about coffee, I was watching "The Proposal" the other night, and Margaret (Sandra Bullock) actually likes her latte with cinnamon. Hmmm, and I like my kopi 'o' kosong with cinnamon too, and vanilla. But, in Jules' kitchen, you'll just get a stick of cinnamon and a vanilla pod plopped into your mug! Not daintily sprinkled over the fluffy milk froth! Hehe... I even plop them into my plain water; I have loads of water in a day, and the cinnamon and vanilla can be reused until you don't taste them anymore...

Again, this is me sharing the little bits of things I do to try to maintain a healthy eating habit. Try, that's the key word! Cinnamon and vanilla have a myriad of health benefits. Cinnamon, for instance, can help lower blood sugar, while vanilla can help prevent cancer and memory loss. Personally, I have always loved cinnamon and vanilla because of the beautiful scent; to me, the perfume itself is enough to make me feel good. I love cinnamon and vanilla even more now because they are the only scents I can have around the house, that do not cause my boys to start wheezing! You can browse to find out more about the health benefits of cinnamon and vanilla, I think you'll be amazed... :)

I make it a point to keep a good stock of cinnamon sticks and vanilla pods at home. So, on my trips to Bali, the first things I look for in Pasar Ubud are these two treasures... :)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Jules gets Personal...


...a much overdue JulesAddictionBox for Bella Bellina... :)

...for the sassy little diva, Myra... :)

So, I'm off to get personal with Nadhrah now, hehe... While the hubbys enjoy exchanging personal developments since the past month or so, and the young ones work on their interpersonal skills circa dinner, we'll ciao off to her work station to look into some cool personalised craft matters!

A piu tardi...Buona notte... :)

Oh, and please, please do stay tuned for my Raya offerings ya...coming soon, coming soon, insyaAllah... :)

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