My hero turns 90 today. Dotty J has spent 90 years inspiring her world around her to be better, be nicer, dress snappy, live a little, and love a lot. I am ultimately who I am because of Grams. I only wish at 90 I could have as much love, strength, pure joy, positivity, energy, community and laughter (and wardrobe) as her. Another champagne and another margarita for this amazing human. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRAMSIGIRLS!! I LOVE YOU!!🥂 🎉🎂🍹PS I would fly the world one million times just to surprise you like we did last night. Sorry for all the tears. But not sorry for all the love. 😭
Smith & Farewell. It is with great excitement to share that the time has come for the S&D empire to grow without me & in the hands of a true culinary genius. Shannon will continue the incredible S&D legacy & expand it beyond all of your wildest dreams. I can’t wait to see what is next for S&D. True innovation at the hands of a true innovator. Farewell, friends - thanks for all your love & support throughout these sensational years. And cheers to the next unknown & exciting chapter for me!
Officially 10 YEARS today. When I left Melbourne in late 2008, I said if it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. I honestly never thought I could love anyone more than I did on March 6th 2009 - the first day Callum asked me to be his partner. This was the first photo of us as a couple on this day 10 years ago and I remember thinking I just couldn’t love him anymore. But it’s this crazy feeling x365x10 and some leap years which is even more. — I love you @callumpreston and it was meant to be and I can’t wait for all the rest of the decades of sharing this love with you. 🧀❤️
When someone goes to say “it’s really next level” and they can’t because the level they’re referring to isn’t even in this world. Congrats to @r_o_n_e on making his beyond wildest dreams visions come true. Without sacrificing anything in that vision. And for involving some of the best people in existence. I am honoured to call you my friend and a great inspiration for both myself and my favourite favourite person @callumpreston . You did it! PS I figured the epic photographs of Empire could use more small human and bird content. Promise I really do love the art. 😂 HURRY EVERYONE. Get tickets now. Opens March 6th for 7 weeks ONLY!
No one will ever know how hot it was filming @alex_lahey ‘s newest music video. But everyone knows just how incredible @callumpreston is all the time. I’m just so proud of his work juggling act. On this one he wrote, directed & produced this entire shebang all the while managing 10 other projects & being my best mate. So stoked to have shared this experience together. PS @dedbeet did a pretty good job distracting us from the heat with his humour & the big shoe melt of 2019. Thanks DQ. PPS Alex is a ripper of a human; sax & positive lyrics. Win! 🎷 🥼
The best gift Leslie Knope gave the world was a holiday all about ladies celebrating ladies. Galentines. It’s only the best day of the year. Tell your best gals you love them. And special thanks to @katweir for this amazing portrait of me wearing my favourite shirt & for making them for all the gals & for our annual Galentines celebration. It’s better than a dozen crocheted flower pens or a mosaic tile portrait made of my favourite diet sodas. 😘💁♀️
Update to working ON vs working IN. Still an adjustment, but learning & reminding myself... We have the best staff in the business. Our managers are truly super humans & incredible at their jobs. To step back from the day to day means not only implicit trust in these rad people, but stepping back & letting them do the jobs we hired them to do. Which, of course, they’re constantly exceeding expectation. We are so grateful. They’re incredible & we could not do this without them. Thank you for making these ships sail & being their captains while @shannon_martinez & I TCB. Thanks to all the managers & 2iCs present & past, both pictured & not pictured. Thank you.
New Year. New Mo. After nearly 5 years of being on the floor @smithanddaughters and 4 years of being behind the counter @smithanddeli It’s time. Work on the business not in the business. All the advice given, never taken with my hands on dedication to being alongside my staff and face to face with my customers. But it’s time to fine tune, grow this beast & make more S&D happen. Exciting new chapter. Thanks for your years of continued friendly faces, support, patience in queues, and love - it wouldn’t be possible without you. Catch you behind the scenes, friends! . (📷 @bonniesavage )
27 Days until all the hard work is released to the world. Not sure anyone will ever ever know how much work went into this little labour of love. (Eh @shannon_martinez @neighbourhoodcreative @bonniesavage @debkaloper @hardiegrantbooks @janeswillson @lozsm ???) I love @smithanddeli & I want the world to know it! #smithanddelicious #smithanddeliciousbook