Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Very Big Thank You

I was pleasantly suprised to open the mail yesterday to find a book that I won on one of the more interesting blogs I read on a daily basis, The book had been sent across the seas Australia and arrived to me within a week. What service! Tom, I am not sure if you are a fan of flowers however these peonies were too pretty to overlook. A big thank you.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Night Drinks

I love ginger beer and lime so this pretty susnet pink concoction seems like a great way to combine them in an alcoholic drink. This cute Chanel pink dress would be an ideal cocktail dress. Happy Friday! 

Ginger and Guava Cocktail
2 limes, coarsely chopped
1 x 1L btl guava nectar
250ml (1 cup) ginger beer, chilled
125ml (1/2 cup) white rum
Crushed ice, to serve

Place the lime in a mortar and use a pestle to gently pound until crushed. Place the guava nectar, ginger beer, rum, lime and any juice from the mortar in a large jug. Stir until combined. Fill serving glasses with ice. Pour the guava mixture evenly among the glasses. Serve immediately.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Perfect Start

It is my birthday today and after a long sleep in this morning I was awoken to a beautiful breakfast prepared by Mr Maiden.  He made my favourite scrambled eggs and had picked a bunch of fragrant roses from the garden.  The weather was spectacular today, a cool crisp morning followed by glorious autumn sun.  It was a beautiful way to start the day.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Friday Night Drinks

I have just returned home after dinner at friends where we had a lovely bottle of Australian Rose.  I first fell in love with drinking Rose in Seville a number of years ago and whilst it is not a particularly fashionable drink I enjoy the slight sweetness and quaffability that this wine promises.  Happy Friday!

Friday, May 21, 2010


Im in love with the rainbow colours used in this shoot of Lydia Hearst for Vixen magazine.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Sweetest Sweet Shop

On a recent day out I stumbled across the sweetest litlle lolly shop in a tiny country town.  The candy coloured chandeliers and array of sweet treats on offer were very tempting!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Night Drinks

Drinks tonight are something quick, effective and to the point- a tequila shot is the perfect Friday quick pick me up. I love the bright yellow of this cute dress and a Mexican sunset on the beach would be a great place to enjoy. Happy Friday!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Country Lane

I snapped this shot of the lane that runs down the side of our property this morning, I love the colour of the leaves this time of year.  Happy Mother's day to all of the mothers out there!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

To Market

I spent a very pleasant couple of hours this morning wandering around the local farmer's market. Tonight's dinner will certainly feature some of the lovely local autumn produce I picked up.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Night Drinks

Im a big fan of everything Japanese so I was excited to get an invite from a girlfriend tonight to meet up at a new Japanese bar in the city.  Warm sake, hot wasabi and cold sushi make a excellent combination and while it is unlikely that I will be wearing fans out in my hair tonight I do love the styling in this image by Galliano. Happy Friday!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


We received a beautiful black and white zebra print scarf in the boutiques this week and while I am not usually a huge animal print fan this image reminds me of how fabulous an impact black and white stripes can make.  I think I will need to grab one of the scarves to wear as a statement piece with classic, tailored basics.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday Morning

As we approcah winter and the days get shorter and colder I am finding it increasingly difficult to drag myself out of bed. This morning was particularly bad, when the alarm sounded at 6:25am I could have sworn it was still the middle of the night, after repeatedly pressing snooze for 'just 1 more minute' I then had a mad rush to get showered, dressed and out the door in under 20 minutes. Wherever you are I hope your Monday morning was more organised than mine!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Jean Paul Gaultier

I love the structure and tailoring combined with the flamboyance of the skirt in this design by Jean Paul Gaultier.