A big thank you to all our DC friends and family who joined us for our first reader event, the DC Summer Gathering on Sunday December 13, 2015.

It was a wonderful afternoon and so incredible to meet all of you in person, listen to our inspiring speakers and take some time out during the silly season.

I am so grateful for your attendance, contribution and feedback and very much look forward to seeing you all at our next event.

In the meantime, you can reminisce our Summer Gathering here with our official event photos, including product from our incredibly generous sponsors, all featured below.

To stay in the loop for details to our next event, please make sure you are subscribed to our e-news here. If you have any questions about the Summer Gathering, please feel free to email me at: info@decisivecravings.com.au.

JC x

P.s – I promised that 10% of the Summer Gathering ticket sales would be donated to a local Melbourne charity. I have donated those funds this evening to the  Scarf Community who provide marginalised youth with hospitality knowledge, skills and experience. Our donation will be used for trainee support and program development.


DSCF1430Premiere Bulle – our Champagne sponsor for the DC Summer Gathering


DSCF0213One of our generous Summer Gathering sponsors, CAPI


IMG_8862My welcome pep talk


DC Gathering Drinks Sponsors Table copySome of our generous drinks sponsors including CAPI and Coco Vodka


IMG_1195Afternoon treats


IMG_1201Some of our Summer Gathering guests


IMG_8868Basi Natoli talking about his experience setting up kitchen gardens across Melbourne


SOIL by Leunig Basil Natoli copy

Soil by Leunig – used by Basil during his talk to articulate the importance of connecting with the earth


DSCF1404The basil seedlings which Basil kindly (and aptly) prepared for each guest to take home, alongside sprigs of wild rosemary from our garden


IMG_8918Kate Thompson of Winnie&Co.

DSCF0215Kate of Winnie&co’s heartfelt talk, as she reads to us from her notebook


DSCF0234A sweet surprise package gifted to all our guests by Kate Thompson of Winnie&co during her talk



DSCF1402The sweet surprise unwrapped revealed Zentangles, Kate led us through how to use them as a meditative exercise during her talk


DSCF1420Sarah Cowell of Tea Sense


DSCF1421Sarah versing a tasting of Taiwanese tea for us all during her demonstration and talk



IMG_8898Tea tastings being offered up


DSCF0264Basil, Kate and our guests


DSCF1394Meringue pots filled with cream cheese, maple syrup and raspberries by Kate Thompson of Winnie&co


DSCF1398Our sponsor’s table

DC Gathering sponsorsMore of our generous sponsors which featured in our goodie bags and on our afternoon treat table


Loving Earth chocolates finalEveryone received one of these delicious chocolates from Loving Earth


DSCF1396More afternoon tea treats



Yardmill’s raw treats which feature in their raw high teas


DSCF0246Gorgeous details at Frankie&Swiss


DSCF0244Freshly baked madeleines donated by Le Jolie Cafe


DSCF0075Raw cocoa, date and coconut balls direct from the DC site

Our most viewed recipe on the site, Coconut and Raspberry cake


DSCF0152The colours and walls at Frankie&Swiss


( Images by David Shen and myself)




DC Gathering Sponsor Logos Final


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