Friday, July 31, 2009

Party Time!

Have a fabulous weekend ladies! I, for one, will be whooping it up on the dance floor come Saturday night. I think it's about time this mummy let her hair down and I can't wait to laugh my ass off with my friends!!
Have a good one! xo

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Found! Cape Cod Pictorial Map c 1950's - 60's

My sister over at The Art Of Indecision mentioned she found the source to that gorgeous Cape Cod Pictorial map I posted about a little while ago. A little googling later and Bingo! (How good is google!) The Cape Cod Pictorial map is designed by Clara Katrina Chase, circa 1950's - 1960's. It comes in a small size $300 or large $450(usd). Go here for more information or to purchase, and yes they do ship internationally!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sexy Black

Gosh I am sooo in love with this picture, spotted over at the always fabulous this is glamorous blog. Who would've thought a black lacquered dresser could look so hot? It's kinda sexy and girly at the same time, especially next to that pink and white striped chair.....check out this is glamorous post on Black: Bold Elegance. for more hot black pics. Love, Love, Love it!

Image: Domino via This is glamorous

Monday, July 27, 2009

Blue Crush - Patterned Lounges

Sorry for my absence last week or should I say lack of presence(?) from my blog last week. To be frank, I have no excuse just a lot of stuff that needed to be done around the family home. Today I am loving patterned lounges, particularly in the seaside blue hues. Isn't it funny how much your taste changes? (Mind, mine seems to change daily!) I think I would get sick of a patterned lounge, but then again I don't think I would get sick of it if I only saw it on the weekends in my holiday home! Dream on....

Images via the following:
(1) Seacloth via patriciagray blog
(2 & 3): Anna Spiro at Absolutely Beautiful things Blog
(4,5 & 6) Unknown - sorry
(7) Coastal Living
(8) Home Beautiful

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Renovation Time!

Iam so excited! Finally our DA Application to renovate our house has been submitted to council and we are just waiting on an approval. We are going to enclose our patio area to make our (non-existent) loungeroom larger, complete with built in louvered benchseat! I have always wanted one of these and where it will go, the sun will shine on that spot all day long. I plan to incorporate storage in the bench seat so my little toddler can put her toys in it.... Oh dear now I need to decide on cabinetry! Ladies I need ideas!

All images via: House & Garden

Thank you my friend....

My dear sweet best friend picked up this lovely silk dressing robe for me whilst in Thailand.....The colours of the peacock are just so pretty and I can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can swan around in this's so nice to have such a great friend! Click on image for closer look.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Buttery Walls

When I was a little girl I wanted a house with golden, buttery-coloured walls with lots of arched windows and lots of light streaming in! (Perhaps this is when my decorating obsession kicked in?) to me they seem so homely and comforting. The over sized windows and doors in this house are just amazing and I just love that lounge room! You can check out more of these lovely images on the House and Garden website.
Images via: House & Garden

Friday, July 17, 2009

Gosh I love Fridays!

Golly gosh, how I love Fridays! it's my time to un-wind, have a wine (or two) and look forward to the weekend..... Don't you just love this photo? It absolutely epitomises my "down-time" and my idea of relaxing....This sneak peak pic is from the Seafolly Swimwear campaign for the Summer 09/10 season and boy am I impressed. Bring on Summer I say! Click here for more drool-worthy keenies!
Image via: The Vine

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lonny Magazine

Excited much? I'am! I Can't wait for the launch of this online decorating and lifestyle magazine in September. Michelle Adams and Patrick Cline, your my hero....I'm thinking this one will maybe satiate our souls and be the substitute for our dearly departed Domino magazine??
Image: M.A Belle

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pretty Petals & my sister's vase....

I bought these delightful pale pink roses from Aldi today, and what a steal @ $5.00! Just goes to show that even in this recession we can still have some pretty blooms in our homes! Now, that absolutely gorgeous black and white stripe deco vase is my sisters. She bought it from the Old & Gold Festival in Brunswick Heads (which unfortunately I couldn't attend) from a very reluctant seller. I wish it were mine! Well at least she lets me borrow it...Is'nt that what sisters are for?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Donna Hay Kids Magazine - Special Party Issue

Damn I love Donna Hay! I have three of her cookbooks and they are just soooo pretttty! Note to self: I must visit her store next trip to Sydney because her store looks utterly amazing! OK to the point; I picked up the Donna Hay Kids Magazine - Special Party Issue yesterday (personally I don't know how anyone could walk past it and not buy it, that cover was practically winking at me in all of its pastel gloriousness, as it jumped off the shelf and flew into my loving arms) and boy oh boy is it a delight! Choc-full of great recipes, ideas and styling for your little munchkins birthday party. It has certainly given me lots of ideas for my little Yasmin's 3rd birthday party coming up in September....

Monday, July 13, 2009

A Pretty Place

Isn't this just the sweetest location? Click here for a close up of these pictures. What a pretty little jewellery store. I am loving those mirrors which are all crackled and old.....
Images via: Light Locations

Friday, July 10, 2009

Book Shelf

I spent most of my day yesterday in the library (yes I am a library fanatic), hence the post on books. They inject so much colour into a room and add layers, and layers of interest. Whether they be sitting on a coffee table, perched on a shelf, on the floor, or in a colorcoded bookcase they are such a terrific decorating tool and I personally think you can tell a lot about people by the books they read......or just by how pretty they are! So tell me what is your favourite book?

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Image 1: Elle Decor via This is glamourous
Image 2 & 5: Domino
Image 3: Elle Decor
Image 4 & 6: via Absolutely Beautiful Things
Image 7: Paul Massey Photography

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Russell James Art Book

Giselle Bundgen

Heidi Klum

I simply can't wait to get my greasy paws on this one! Any picture Russell James takes is gold, and I just love a great coffee table book and this one full of glamour and fashion photography looks like a corker! I better start saving....
Images via: Russell James Photography

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Thank Heaven For Little Girls!

Oh isn't this just the sweetest room for dress ups?? A pretty place where a pretty girl can dress up and twirl around, a place, where all of her dreams can come true.....

Image: Unknown via

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Village Markets - Gold Coast

Well hello lovely ladies! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I certainly did, feeling rejuvenated from being down at the in-laws...Sunday saw us a fantastically sunny winters day on the coast! A perfect day for coffee, reading the papers, perusing the markets, and topped off with a long, lazy (liquid) Sunday lunch......... I have been wanting to go to the Village Markets ,(which are fantastic) for a while now. They are held on the 1st Sunday of each month, and are a community market for up and coming fashion designers, artists, craft makers and collectors of vintage fashion and accessories. What a great idea! Be sure to check them out if your ever in the area and you can also check their blog here for more pictures and information.

All images via: The Village Markets

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Summer Lovin'

Well ladies I am off to the in-laws for a couple of nights to smell the roses and won't be back til Friday.....I am however super excited to note that today & tomorrow is supposed to be a balmy 26 degrees and I will certainly be heading to the beach for a much needed tan (naughty, naughty I know!). I just had to post this picture above from the Victoria's Secret website (A fantastic dieting resource: It will make you re-knew your gym membership and dull your appetite so you will never want to eat again - well for five minutes at least, but be warned, it does come with a side dish of depression)......
Oh how I yearn for the summertime, and pastel colours, and that body of course........