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‘Tis The Season


It’s hard to believe that Christmas is almost here again. In saying that though, it couldn’t come quick enough. I have been really excited to decorate our home for its first Christmas. It’s crazy but our faux fir staircase garland was one of the very first things I bought for the house…(Read More)

I have a confession to make, I feel like Scrooge. I have taken a year off from the Christmas decorating scene. Not being in our own home, plus having all our decorations and crafty bits and pieces in storage has meant an apathetic effort this year. Apart from my token Christmas Candle and Wreath, even…(Read More)

Friday’s Favourites takes on a Christmas theme this week. A big thank you to the lovely Kylie and Sam from DIY Decorator for including me in their Christmas Wreath Showcase. This is an opportunity for 12 Australian bloggers to share their wreaths and Christmas style. I gave my bell wreath (purchased recently from the…(Read More)

I am excited to be in Waikiki for tomorrow’s July 4th celebrations. I am hoping for some great sales and bargains (especially given the exchange rate is terrible!). I thought I would share some of my favourite red, white and blue interior images. I just love this classical colour combination. It is timeless and…(Read More)

Christmas Wishes


This is my final post for 2014.  I can’t believe I now have 85 blogposts under my belt. I could say I’m officially off my ‘L’ plates!  It has been a scary yet exciting roller coaster ride into an unknown world. I have met some wonderful fellow bloggers along the way who are…(Read More)

I love this time of year for so many reasons as I’m sure most of you do. I really enjoy the colours of Christmas, in the decorations, lights, gift wrap…..  The Christmas tree will always bring some cheerful colour into the home. I have usually stuck to the more traditional red and green myself…(Read More)

Top 5 Christmas Candles


Candles are one of my weaknesses and I love seeing the Limited Edition Christmas ranges that pop up in stores around this time. My ‘go to’ each year is the Glasshouse Night Before Christmas “Sugar Plums’ candle. As soon as I light it on December 1, the Christmas vibe begins in our house.  I was…(Read More)

In the ‘spirit’ (sorry!) of Halloween, today’s Friday’s Favourites are Orange and Black.  Believe it or not, I have found some beautiful spaces where these two colours are used, usually in combination with a little (or a lot) of white. via via ML Interior Design via Greg Natale Mona Ross Berman via House…(Read More)

Last week we were lucky enough to have a short getaway to the One & Only on Hayman Island, to celebrate a good friends’ 40th (without kids!).  I have never visited any of the Queensland islands and Hayman was so beautiful, I wanted to share a few photos. The resort has recently been renovated and…(Read More)

I have been anticipating the recent opening of the Hamyard Hotel in London’s Soho.  Each room has been individually designed in the classic style of British Interior Designer, Kit Kemp. I fell in love with Kit Kemps’ work a year ago when my husband and I stayed at the The Crosby Street Hotel in…(Read More)

Today on Friday’s Favourites I am celebrating the soft pastel colours that are synonymous with Easter; mint, pastel pink, blue, yellow and lilac. via Pastel colours are not only soothing but for me they provide a sense of happy nostalgia.  When I had my first daughter my whole world became awash with pastel pink…(Read More)