Monday, October 20, 2014

Delicious Decorating

Pinterest is great but you don't often stop to see the source of the pic. I posted a gorgeous pic on our facebook site today and ensured I found the original source to mention it. Jackpot - like opening Aladdin's cave on delicious design. 

McGrath II is a mother and daughter team that creates space I want to live in. Colourful yet sophisticated and I say this is a positive way, restrained. I'd LOVE to recreate this look but I get a little carried away and my house kind of looks a little bit too fairy floss, but that's ok, that's me - despite what I desire and want to achieve, my home is my home because i've collected things I like, and if it looks like a unicorn has gone nuts with the rainbow dust, then so be it! (I also like scandi styling but I couldn't be more removed from that in real life if I try?!)

I've tried to refrain from re posting every image from their website here, but it was difficult!
Suzanne and Lauren McGrath are the business. Looking forward to following their work from now on x

Miss Kate, you'll be loving this as much as me i'm sure!!! xxxx

Sunday, October 19, 2014

New York..... New York....

My nearest and dearest are sick of me talking about going to New York, its always 'gonna' happen......

But this year has been ridiculous, and not in a great way. And while I know some of the things I want I have absolutely no control over, there are somethings I do. And how incredibly lucky I am to have what I have. So its about being grateful for those things and being proactive to plan things that I do have control over that will make me happy.

So I'm finally doing it. Despite the unknowns of the day to day in the months ahead, I'm locking in New York. May 2015. A whole month. I'm going to rent an apartment through airbnb and I'm going to live and breathe that place. On my own. Just starting the research tonight has me feeling lighter, and brighter... happy days! 

I'd love all the advice, tips, tricks and hints you have. From who to fly with (although QANTAS looked decent for this period), where to stay, what to see, where to people watch and where to wear out the credit card. Time to start doing. Living the life I'm planning to have. Now. x

Thursday, October 16, 2014

God Only Knows - BBC Music

This is beyond beautiful. I've watched it over and over again, and I still get goosebumps x

Any excuse!

I received a very exciting email earlier this week, asking if I was willing to have my home photographed for an internationally renowned home design and decor website... um, are you serious???
Shoot date is scheduled for November 10, and I'm not sure if that guarantees the photos will make their site, or when - so I shouldn't get too excited, buuuuuut, I do think it is more than a legitimate excuse to finally get some things for the SFC (single fronted cottage) I've been wanting for a while, right?!

Having said that, I don't have a lot of money to throw around so I have to be a little sensible (borrring)

I have ordered a coffee table. I don't have one - mainly because I've been searching for a reasonably price glass topped table for ages. West Elm's Terrace collection came to the rescue and I can't wait for this beauty to arrive. 

The lounge room also needs some decent lighting and I've been craving one of these copper pendants FOREVER. All the images above I have pinned. Please see here for sources.

I was concerned about the gold trim on the coffee table clashing with the copper. But good old 'Benita Sprout' (yes she's a good one!) thinks that i can get away with it. So I am. Yay.

Ok, I need a console table and I really haven't seen one I loved, especially at the prices - so I'm going with this. Yes that's right. For $65 I'm a very happy camper, love this more than the ones I say for $800?!

Hmmmm still deciding what else I can justify. Stay tuned. x

Monday, October 13, 2014

Ridiculously good reading.

Are you lucky (yes lucky) enough to have a friend that knows you better than you know yourself? Or knows just what you need when you have no idea yourself?

I am. Lets call her "Benita Sprout".  This year has been full of obstacles that I'm sure not doubt I will look back on and be grateful for - because everything happens for a reason, right? But its fair to say its been tough. Enter Benita and this brilliant bloody book.

It has been heartbreaking, healing, revealing, overwhelming, comforting and so. damn. good.

Cheryl Strayed is a best selling author who spent a few years as Internet agony aunt 'Dear Sugar' - this book is a collection of letters and responses. 

Capturing her incredible life thus far in her memoir, 'Wild' - she brought incredible honesty, compassion and reality to the responses she gave.

Finished the book last night, and have ordered "Wild".

Tiny Beautiful Things - Get this book, read it (with a box of tissues - in a good way. you know what i mean). Share it with friends. Please.

"Wild" was a number one New York Times best seller. Read the blurb here.

It's no wonder her story is set to be released as a movie....

Starring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl, and screenplay by Nick Hornby - it is going to be good.
See trailer here
Set for release in Australia  22 January 2015.

Cheryl also wrote Torch and its on my 'must read' list too. Read blurb here.

So excited to have found this incredible author, I know she has been doing her thing for a while but "Tiny Beautiful Things" couldn't have come along at a better time for me.

What are you reading?

Sunday, October 12, 2014

New Pretties to Purchase

Multi coloured word banner $18.95 - click to shop

Black word banner $18.95 - click to shop

Gold word banner $20 - click to shop

These Omm Design word banners are the business! They are so incredibly popular, they sell out quick and there are always back orders with the supplier.

So being the clever little chickens we are, we ordered LOTS this time, especially to cover the Christmas shopping period.

With 83 letters and symbols and a set of split pins, you can reuse over and over again. They are perfect for a celebration, a decorating item, and a friend of ours even uses them when she gift wraps, using the recipients initials. Friends with kids find it great to help their children with spelling, forming words and names. See, its even educational!?!

Our stocks are high of the black and multi coloured, we have a few of the gold left, with more gold coming in November.

Christmas Pop Up Shop Announced

Some how it is the middle of October already.... Christmas is on its way!
We are based in Adelaide and if you are in the neighbourhood on either December 5 or 6 2014, come to our pop up shop! Lots of awesome things to 'stuff stockings' with, great gifts at even greater price points, and of course there will be bubbles and christmas nibbles.

We are currently sourcing some sensational product, none of which has hit our website - so surprises are in store (literally?!)

Save the date and we will provide further details soon.