Tuesday, 8 January 2013

2012 IN REVIEW | part one

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. . . as we all adjust to a new year, fresh beginnings & writing a new date -- a quick review of the whirlwind of a year that was 2012. . . 

flowers, flowers & more flowers ; birthday picnics ; a new puppy ; furnishing the house ; jaunts through the countryside & cross-country travels ; the seaside ; a coveted item ; cupcakes ; long summer days ; & a chance to be on television

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2012 IN REVIEW | part two

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. . . with 2013 already racing by at an alarming pace, here is part two of 2012 in review . . .

pretty pink ribbons ; days spent at the zoo ; heart shaped waffles ; visiting iconic australian landmarks ; a sky full of birdcages ; a day at the races ; exciting deliveries in the post ; the view from above ; still more flowers ; a crafternoon ; layers upon layers of chiffon & tulle & georgette   

- wishing you the prettiest start to 2013 -

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Sunday, 6 January 2013

The Calling Card

In an age of emails & mobile phones & contact lists & text messages it is so easy to forget an era gone by where friends called on one another for tea, wrote long & languid correspondence & the mail box was always full of exciting & enthralling news. . .  Having already purchased many stationery sets over the years, & being an avid letter-writer of the snail-mail kind, I realised one such etiquette I had not covered was the calling card. & so today, I have been venturing through the internets in search of the perfect card to impart to new acquaintances, leave at the front doors of friends visited who are not in & in general, be a much lovelier, & far more glamorous mode of divulging ones contact information. . . 

Below are a few early favourites :

one | two | three | four

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Sunday, 30 December 2012

2013 : a fashion resolution

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Fashion fades, only style remains the same
                                    Coco Chanel

With a new year comes thoughts of getting older (& wiser?), & with age comes an evolution of style. Many resolutions will be made when the clock strikes midnight, & one of those is, simply, to invest in classic & quality fashion pieces going forward. The older I get, the more I am willing to purchase fewer items that will last longer, & translate to many different looks. 

In this age of instant fashion-gratification, at the click of the button, it is so easy to be too influenced by the millions of images floating through the internets, too easy to confuse your taste & style by this abundance of inspiration. . . but finally, I have discovered my personal style -- & this is not to say I will never buy a 'fad' piece again, but it does mean I am a wiser fashionista coming into 2013 & with a few key fashion icons guiding me, I know this is a resolution I will certainly be keeping. . .

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Wednesday, 12 December 2012


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" According to Greek Mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs & a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate beings, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves. "

Plato's The Symposium
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Although somewhat of a morbid sentiment, the idea of spending a lifetime searching for your other half, the one that can make you whole, is a truly romantic notion. . .