I recently had these photos from my mate's wedding developed. Taken way back in March, during my brief hiatus from the chilly Canandian winter. I love the bush and each element of this wedding reflected the bush setting so wonderfully. All decorations, design were made locally and local suppliers were used. The perfect bush wedding.
Monday, November 28, 2011
The ARIA (Australian Music Industry) Awards were held last night. I love a good frock watch, here are a few of my favourites:
Kimbra in Jamie Lee.If you haven't checked out here collection, you should. Her clothes are a fabulous infusion of colour & ruffle. They make you happy just looking at them.
Delta Goodrem in Lisa Ho. An elegant twist on a long, formal dress.
Sarah Blasko, Holly Throsby & Sally Seltman (Seeker, Lover, Keeper). All three ladies look gorgeous in their formal causal outfits. I love the ruffle on the front of Blasko's dress & her red lipstick & nails. She brings a bit of Melbourne chic to the Sydney event.
Who was your best dressed ARIA pick?
PS I will post a Walkley Awards (for excellence in Journalism) edition as soon as I find some photos.
Source: Photos from Harper's Bazzar
Friday, November 25, 2011
|Source: Bonds clothing pics from Bonds|
I love this off centre jumpsuit. The little feet are just too cute.
The second outfit is a pj set. The pjs are actually a cool shade of hot pink, despite looking a little red in this picture.
And did you know, Bonds now have an online store, complete with Maternity stuff? Excellent for when Target doesn't have what you want in your size.
Are you a Bonds lover? I can't get enough.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Did you know that many of the songs on the new Muppet movie were written by Bret McKenzie from Flight of the Concords? Well, neither did I until a friend of mine posted a link to a New York Times article on it (see article here). What better collaboration could there be than the Muppets & Flight of the Concords? I cannot wait for the release of this movie.
Do you love the Muppets? Are you counting the sleeps until the premiere?
Friday, November 11, 2011
|Source: Donna Hay|
Making the macarons turned out to be quite easy. Of course Donna Hay has done the hard work. As long as you have a good hand mixer, you're set. This mix isn't like other mixes where you need to buy a shit load of other ingredients, all you need is a tiny bit of light cream to melt the chocolate, something you could skip in a pinch. My macarons didn't quite turn out as pretty as the picture on the packet, but they tasted great.
The perfect accompaniment to my macarons was a homemade gingerbread latte. It's that time of year again & the nearest Starbucks is 2000kms away, plus do you really want to spend your money & time there when there are so many other great coffee houses around? I figured that google might have a recipe for me & it didn't disappoint. I've typed out the recipe below, it was originally from here. All I will add is that I found the flavour to be stronger & more syrupy after refrigerating the mix overnight. All you need to do is add it to your milk before you heat the milk & it will be nice & strong. Also works well chilled.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
So fridge magnets can be a little daggy but what better magnets to have than your own instragram photos? Sticky Gram* turns your instragram photos into magnets for a small fee & they have free postage! Free postage means everything when you live in Alice Springs. They arrived within 12 working days. Also a small miracle given it normally takes at least 4 working days, if not more, to get a letter from Melbourne. Anyhoo, the magnets are fabulous.*This is not a paid endorsement, I just love the product
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Baby Bitar is a GIRL!! We are so excited. Well, we would have been excited either way, but it sure is nice to know. She was plenty squirmy during the ultrasound a few weeks ago, and she has her fighting moves down, balling up her hands into fists & covering her face with them when the technician was poking her.
My nursery inspiration has certainly narrowed down since finding out. We're thinking grey walls with lime green and yellow furniture/textile accents. Something not too girly, but still baby appropriate.
|Source: Apartment Therapy|
Sunday, November 6, 2011
You know when you pull up the carpet (more like when you watch Nick, Scotty & Jade pull up the carpet) and find lino & the all the tilers you speak to recommend pulling it up? Well then you know exactly what Nick is doing this weekend. Unfortunately (hehe) pulling up lino is not a pregnant lady job so I am taking it easy this weekend.
It has been a good weekend for collating inspiration photos. I am so excited about finishing off the painting and decorating the house.
Love a good chalkboard wall, perfect for shopping lists, event lists etc...
Great dining table & blue chair..
Grey walls with orange
|Source: A Girl in Transit|
Lime green & Orange walls!! Yay!!
|Source: Design Sponge|
Thursday, November 3, 2011
With Christmas just around the corner, this postcard set is perfect for sending out a little bit of winter cheer to a mate.
The photos were taken at Revelstoke Mountain Resort last winter. A world away from the Australian summer I'm experiencing right now!
Pick up a set here.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Last Friday night my friend hosted a 'Swap till you drop' night. We each had to bring six clothing or accessory items. We then received 6 buttons we could trade for clothes. Shopping our friend's closets while giving away items we don't want.
It was so much fun. Nibbles, champagne & girly chats. Since I'm pregnant & have no idea when I'll be back to 'normal' I restrained myself from collecting too much. I did, however, get a lovely vest and a tank top.
This is what I wore:
|Dress - Mink Pink from Mixed Lollies|
Boots - Random Store in Barcelona