This is the official space of Princess & The Yard Ape Blog. We want to offer you a cozy, beautiful space to hang out. We are so happy you are here.
This blog is a reflection of our life and is always changing.
Dave and I also are avid homebodies – WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE OUR HOME & GARDEN. We are constantly changing, creating and coming up with ideas to design our life. We share our projects, DIY tutorials and stories.
We specialise in restoration: be it a piece of furniture, family heirlooms, decor or plants.
Dave and I both work in the Landscape business, him more than I. He leads the Construction Division for a company. He does design/ build projects. I make things pretty with plants. I work specifically for one client on his estate but also take on small creative projects for those looking to bring beauty to their outdoor spaces by saying it with plants.
I trained over 13 years ago as a Professional Sommelier, and my greatest thrill in the world is giving recipes and wine pairings to people. I am constantly working to make things simple and easy to follow so that you never experience that scary feeling of being in the wine store not knowing what to buy.
Over the years, I have become completely disenfranchised by the marketing techniques and gimmicks used in the food and wine industry, that I have declared war on the whole thing. Even though I have a few rants here and there, my ultimate goal is to help people realise how easy pairing food and wine is. I want you to feel empowered, not timid when it comes to creating a great experience for those you love. My guarantee is, “If I can do it, anyone can!” So please, let me know how I can help you.
In 2017, we will be launching WINE CAMP events where you will have a chance to let your hair down in a fun, relaxed way in our garden. We will bring wine back to its natural habitat – out of the store and magazines. We will be running this online as well, so it would be a very good idea to leave us your email so we can let you know all the good news once we’ve got closer to our launch.
We can’t tell you how happy we are to have you join us and hang out for a bit. We hope that you come back often. If you ever, have a chance visit us. You will find that we are the same as we are online. So again, welcome friends. It is so great to have you visit us here at Princess and the Yard Ape.