Saturday, January 29, 2011

Late Summer Afternoon

It is a stunning late afternoon summer's day here today so I am off out to enjoy it.  Wherever you are I hope you are having a lovely, relaxing day.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday Night Drinks

Over the last week I have fallen in love with Marshmallow Kokettes from my favourite chocolate shop in the city.  I am not usually a marshmallow eater but these super soft and sweet squares coated in premium milk chocolate are too much for me to resist. In honour of this new found passion tonight's drinks are super sweet and girly.  A rich hot chocolate filled with pink marshmallow and laced heavily with rum.  Of course to wear it has to be something ridiculously frothy and pink.  Happy Friday!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

An Angel in My Shower

How fabulous and beautiful are these handmade angel wing soaps from SatinandBirch?  They are way too pretty to use but would make such a lovely addition to my bathroom.  See their etsy store here to purchase. Unfortunately for me they don't post to Australia at the moment so I will just have to admire online.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hair Love

Im off to an event next weekend and am looking for a hairslytle to go with a very simple shift dress that I am wearing.  I love the these three images above, my favourite being number 1.  Would love to hear your opinion on which I should choose.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Night Drinks

After a busy week I feel like something utterly frivolous and fun to drink. Pineapple juice and rum with loads of fresh ice is entirely appropriate and this flirty yellow dress (minus the black net veil and stockings) would be perfect to wear. The grilled pineapple and ice cream dessert is also very tempting. Happy Friday!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Space Wars

Fashion, art or just plain ridiculous??

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Swing

How spectacular is this image, it gives a whole new (glamorous) meaning to swinging from a chandelier.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Night Drinks

Although it is sickly sweet and guaranteed to induce a hangover, I have very fond memories of peach schnapps, usually consumed by shot at the end of the evening.  Eli Saab's 70s inspired peach frock adds the right level of kitsch to the evening. Happy Friday!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Clashing Brights

Wandering past a shoe shop in the city today I spied a pair of neon bright shoes (similar to pic one) that now have me lusting for all things bright and beautiful.  Completely impractical and a fast fading fashion trend I'm not sure that I will buy them but they are certainly spectacular to look at.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Deja Vu

Around this time two years ago Victoria, the State that I live in, was hit with the worst bushfires in the history of the nation resulting in a massive loss of life and wide spread devastation.  At the time I remember the number of text messages and telephone calls from concerned friends and family.  The roles are reversed this week and it is with a feeling of deja vu that I contact my parents, brother and family and cousins who are all in or close by the floods that are devastating South-East Queensland to check that are all right. With the death toll set to continue to rise along with the flood water it it is yet another reminder of the harshness of this beautiful country we inhabit.  Wishing safety to everyone affected in this area.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Arthur Elgort

How fabulous are these images from acclaimed Vogue photographer, Arthur Elgort.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy Sunday

Hope you are having a lovely, relaxing day. xx

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Paris on My Mind

Oh to be in Paris wandering the wintery boulevards today.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Friday Night Drinks

 Last week I visited a Melbourne dining institution, Pellegrini's Espresso Bar, a small traditional Italian cafe/restaurant which delivers bucketloads of history and atmosphere. On arrival you either perch at the bar or share a communal table in the kitchen (where a small Italian nonna will ask you what you would like to eat - no menu required).  Heaped bowls of steaming pasta follow with plenty of bread and a shots of espresso. All for under $20.  Tonight's drinks are inspired by this place, which serves no alcohol, so a Chinotto is a must. Of course for those who cant go past a Friday night without a little tipple, a splash of gin and a slice of lemon is a worthwhile addition to this bittersweet drink. To wear is has to be another traditional Italian institution, Prada, and a healthy does of black to fit in with the Melbourne uniform. Happy Friday!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Palm Springs

Im planning a trip to Los Angeles in early spring for work, at the end of this trip we plan to spend a few days in Palm Springs.  I have neve been to this desert oasis however I am fascinated by the architecture and natural location so I am very excited about the trip.  I would love to hear from anyone who has been there on the best places to eat, shop, stay and be entertained.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Pale Beauty

Pale and interesting beauties or unhealthy and in need of a good tan??  Would love to hear your thoughts.

Monday, January 3, 2011


I love this image by photographer Miles Aldridge, the textures and styling are beautiful.  It has a 1960s feel and although it is most likely meant to represent sadness, for me it is a very calming photograph.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

All is Quiet

After a hectic 2010, Im happy for the peace and quiet of New Year's Day.  I'm off to the see a late afternoon film followed hopefully by some home cooked food and a a peaceful evening.  I hope you are having a relaxing day, wherever you are.