Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sarlat, France (& its market day!)

Ive just booked 2 nights at this gorgeous looking B & B in the medieval town of Sarlat (about 2hrs east of Bordeaux). 
Apart from the fact that the little town looks divine one of the main reason we wanted to visit is for its famous produce market! 
Is it wrong to organise your trip around food? In france i think not :)

Our B & B, with the cute blue shutters! Les Cordeliers

Some scenes from market day in Sarlat!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Above the Bed!

A question/dilema that always pops up....what do i do with that blank space above my bed?!?
Thanks Lonny for these suggestions!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Pale Blue wow factor

Its amazing the wow factor you can acheive with pale blues!
Angela Adams Rug

via Domino

via la belle vie

Ruthie Sommers

Friday, May 25, 2012

Small but Stylish

via Apartment Therapy

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sparkly Wedding!

I have to admit, I've been a little scared to look at all my fav wedding blogs post wedding. What if i see something & think 'crap! i wish id done/wore that' !?  I did have a little peek at 100 Layer Cake last night though, & came across a super cool wedding that had used an idea we'd had! Being the giant canvas/polaroid awesomeness below! We ended up ditching the canvas & sticking them in a book instead (not quite as awesome) cause the canvas just wasn't going to fit in the car with all the other stuff i dragged down the coast for our wedding - & the photos will now stay safely tucked up in their cool custom made book (from Lorgie & Me)..... freaking cool does this look! 
It has some of my fav things - gold, pink, polaroids, striped wash tape...agh!

Table settings are bloody amazing too!
Love the striped runners with the gold sequins & pink peonies!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Do you ever see images that make your heart beat faster & make you feel 'all inspired'?
I do quite frequently! ....and most recently when i checked out the new website for Furbish.
Holy-mother-of-mis-matching-prints-and- all-my-fav-colours!!!!!
(you must read the about page on their website - it'll make you laugh)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Life Instyle Guest Post

Today I'm blogging over on Life Instyle Blog sharing my tips for a trip to the sydney Flower Markets!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012

2 months till Paris!

This time in exactly 8 weeks we will be at the airport about to head to PARIS!!!!
I am semi -flipping out with excitement! After 7 nights in Pris we will head to Reims (champagne ahoy!), the Loire valley, then road trip down to the south of france (think nice, monaco & st tropez....on a non celebrity budget!). From there we fly to Rome for 4 nights, spend a week in Positano, then back to Grenoble to cycle through the french alps for a week....holy CRAP im excited! Planning got left by the wayside for a while (pesky wedding) but is full steam ahead now - so any restaurants, towns, thing we must see or do in any of these areas would be great to hear!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Fav

There are just so many things to love about this image!
Makes me happy :)
Have a great weekend xx

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Black Beauty

I stumbled over these images on Pintrest last night via la dolce vita.
This brave & bold interior is the work of Cathy Echols (for a male client). 
I love its chic masculinity - its really quite beautiful isn't it?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A mid week boost!

When feeling in a bit of a slump the other day this made me smile!
I think we all need to climb up on a disco ball from time to time!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Block - Powder rooms

I deal with quite a few tricky bathroom spaces in my work - so i was quite impressed with what the contestants on The Block managed to do with the very small under stair space last week! I think its a perfect spot for a powder room! I also liked how Dale / Sophie & Dan / Danni left the wall of exposed brick (although they could have done with a small spot of colour!). Most of the products are from Reece & you can check out the list of products used on The Block Website!

Dale & Sophie

Dan & Dani

Monday, May 14, 2012

O.D.C Mothers Day Table

Yesterday we had a small & cosy mothers day lunch. We made a french inspired meal (& french bubbles of course!) & had the first opportunity to use some of our gorgeous wedding gifts - beautiful linen, vera wang napkin rings, crystal glassware & votive candles. 
Beautiful table settings, fresh flowers & spending time with family - the simplest joys in life! :)

Friday, May 11, 2012

Home tour - Alex Berlin {via The Glitter Guide}

Happy Friday everyone - i can't believe its winter & it almost hot 30 degrees in Sydney yesterday!
I am a little bit in love with Alex Berlin of Things that Sparkle's home that was featured on the Glitter Guide this week.
The grey ikat chairs, the gold lamp base, the empty Diptyque candle jars a brush holder & the pops of pink (& the pink moet!) 
All images via The Glitter Guide & Photography by Danielle Moss

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Seattle Eating Guide!

While we were in Seattle last November (after i checked out of the hospital) we seemed to manage to literally eat our way around (with some shopping thrown in)! I thought i'd share all these great places should you ever find yourself there! The food culture in Seattle is amazing, really inspiring, very much focussed on organic & local produce. Loved it. There are many many more, but here are a few we enjoyed. Must thank my brother & sister in law for introducing us to all these fab places- from take away to fine dining! So here no particular order.

A super cool french inspired cafe in Capitol Hill. Raw brick walls, a bar with liquor bottles to the ceiling, a counter with fresh pastries & amazing croissants that you have to get in early for! My other half loved the croque madame, i adored the lentils with poached egg & the mother in law the baguette with butter greens & sardines! Yummo!

An old school diner serving up classic pies! You'll feel like your back in the 50's!
I loved the pie jars - pies baked in mini mason jars!

We were sent here by Pam from Red Ticking (its just across the street!) in Madison Valley.
My fav was Goats cheese & caramelised onion

We celebrated my first night out of hospital here - a bit of a difference to my intensive care meals!
The venue itself is amazing - huge floor to ceiling windows & a central wine cellar with a bar & spiral staircase wrapping around it. The salads were to die for, as was the grilled farmland pork chop!
Try a 'flight' of matched cheeses & wines as a starter & sea salt caramels for dessert!

We celebrated a friends birthday here with an amazing meal.
I loved the boat street pate with cornichons & prunes for appetizer.

The diner that was inspired by the street food served from their airstream that moves around the city!
Ben had maple braised pork belly served on a waffle with an egg on top! Crazy right!
Theres also a full bar with a focus on artisan cocktails!

Fun & atmospheric mexican restaurant that we visit on every trip to Seattle.
I am a massive fan of their margaritas - try the patron agave!
Pretty much everything on the menu is awesome if you need a mexican fix!

Right next to Pike place market - a good lunch stop where you'll find booth seating & a retro vibe!
We love their Clam Chowder & pecan pie. 

Watch cheese being made in huge vats & do not leave without buying what they say is the worlds best mac & cheese - seriously yum! Grab a container to warm you up while you stroll around the pike place markets!

Yummy asian & sushi - another place we have been to both times we have visited!
We loved their agedashi tofu & the lemon walnut shrimp!

and a few doors down....
Amazing basque region inspired food
(there seems to be a lot of french inspired food in seattle!)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Life InStyle Blog Re-launch

Life InStyle have re launched their blog - Life InStyle.BLOG!
They recently brought us one of the best trade shows I've visited, with a focus on 'a collection of beautiful designer brands & products that demonstrate creative excellence & design within a beautiful shopping environment'. Sure was - I had to resist the urge to re decorate my entire apartment after that show! 

I'm excited & honoured to be one of the contributors along with this fantastic group of people!

Mr Jason Grant

Jen Bishop of Interiors Addict

Nikki Yazxhi of BellaMUMMA

Anne-Marie russell of The House That A-M Built

Claudia Lambert of Peep My Style

Natalie Hayllar of Eat Read Love


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