Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday...Its Here! Cocktails and our super busy Friday with lots of pics.

Well, its been a fun Friday folks! fact...a Friday with all the other days of the week rolled into it!  
 Cathie and Martin
Thanks to Martin at the Flower Trap for his absolutely gorgeous floral arrangements in our beautiful Rinaldi urns which packed quite a presence on the main stage at the Brisbane Powerhouse.  We popped in for a sneak peak today, and were gobsmacked at his work.    He truly is just so talented, and cheers to a successful 11th Queer Film Festival.
Centre Stage at the Powerhouse

Girls can do everything!  We had a very heavy French Provincial table made from original French barge planks and an iron base sourced from a French Cafe dated back nearly 100 years to crane out today.  It was quite heavy, but as usual the girl power banded together as a force to be reckoned with and voila! they say...table assembled and sold to a particularly lovely lady who is going to position it in her courtyard where we are sure it will look amazing.
 Girl Power! Craning out our gorgeous Parisian Cafe Antique Table

And being complete gluttons for punishment, we then went on to the next 'SuperGirl Power Challenge' craning in a masive pair of iron feature doors, fit for a palace.  We actually stopped the traffic on Doggett Street with this operation.  But with Cathie in her heels and forever gorgeous, there were absolutely no complaints from commuters. 
    Top Truckie and Crane Operator Guy Pete Prepares the Doors for Lifting by Crane
Jen moves the doors into position....Skill!
And finally a place in their new home at Charcoal Interiors.....and now for a drink...its all very thirsty work you know!

Cocktail Friday
 The Low-Cal...but sooooo 'out there'...Pink Flamingo!

Hands up who has been naughty over the Easter break with too many chocolates and not enough exercise??....I know my hand is up, and counting by all the others we seem to have a problem here of mammoth proportions, so this called for an emergency meeting in respect to the Cocktail Friday dilemma.  So, we decided today on the 'Pink Flamingo' in keeping with the Queer Film Festival theme...and it also fits in with the Low Calorie requirements necessary for at least the next few days.
Here 'tis!!....enjoy!


  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 oz cranberry juice
  • orange peel for garnish


  1. Shake all the ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with an orange peel.
Optionally, use citron vodka in place of unflavored vodka for a fruitier taste.
Have a GREAT weekend with love from the Charcoal Girls...Colette, Cathie and Jen xxx