Thursday, December 13, 2012

Swimwear Purchases

Bikinis: Insight & 2Chillies

A couple of recent swimwear purchases.. I plan to spend as much time as possible in the water this summer, I'm a beach baby from way back ;-)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Weekend Outfit & Birthday Pressie

Weekend Outfit (Breakfast & running around!):
Dress/Shirt - Op Shop / Belt- Country Road / Stockings - Ambra / Boots - Midas / Necklace & Ring - Karen Walker / Watch - RumbaTime from Shopbop / Bag - See by Chloe / Nail Colour - OPI French Quarter for your Thoughts

My ring in the pic above was a recent birthday present - Karen Walker Filigree Band Ring.. So very spoilt! 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Loving this

Seeing Kimbra live at the Tivoli on 15 May. Can't wait! 

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Hood and Boots

Red t: Country Road / Leather panel knit: Country Road / Hooded jacket: Witchery / Skirt: French Connection / Necklace: Vintage / Bag: See by Chloe / Boots: Midas / Watch: RumbaTime from Shopbop

Torrential rain and quite cool here today but it didn't dampen our spirit to go out for our usual Saturday coffee (today at Brother Espresso at Bulimba) and a walk around some local boutiques. Quite the chain store mascot for my favourite chains today I realised ha ;-) I think I underestimated just how useful this hooded jacket would be, particularly in the rain! Later picked up some ingredients for the above slow roasted greek lamb recipe (Real Living magazine past issue), (30mins food prep / FIVE hours roasting.. wowsas) for a perfect night in snuggled under a blanket!  

You may also notice the wild growth in our planter box... 

Looking forward to snow peas galore! By the way, we are definitely not expert gardeners by any means and they popped up in a week - clearly would be a good beginners project if you are looking at starting a vegie patch yourself! 

Hope you've had a lovely Saturday!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Squid's Fist! SYP love.

Some Young Punks ( has been a firm favourite of ours for a while, we love the mash up awesomeness of all of their wines. It is fairly easy to tell a SYP by their labels, they are creative, quirky and sometimes retro. One of our favourites is the Squid's Fist, which is Sangiovese/Shiraz blend. When we heard about an opportunity to taste and talk with the winemakers themselves at a wine tasting recently, we jumped at the opportunity. They were lovely and so passionate about what they do. They had these posters instead of banners at their stand and they so very kindly gave one to us to keep, we figured we had to do it justice by having it framed and displaying it on our study wall at home!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Foodie Saturday

This is actually a delayed post from a couple of weeks ago. A busy weekend indulging in some Brissie foodie delights and antiquing for good measure!

Love this shop at Paddington! 

Yum. Picked up our favourite yoghurt and some gourmet pies!

Our newly discovered favourite place. Variety of boutique beers is amazing.

Are you okay back there beer? Safety first.

Outfit details: Dress: Vintage fabric (op shopped) made into dress by dressmakers / white top: Cotton On from ages ago / Belt: Country Road / Boots: Shopbop / Bag: Vintage (garage sale) / Sunglasses: Ray Ban / Bracelets: vintage & Tiffany & Co.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Midweek Treat

A midweek treat for the cooler months.. and medicine for my 'hump day' blues!
Boots: Nine West

These Giuseppe Zanotti booties worn by Anh from 9 to 5 chic

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cottage Gardening

Recent gardening efforts! Looks like just mulch in the planter but we have planted climbing snow peas and eggplant and have a pot with two varieties of basil and a pot with various salad greens  :)

Planter box- curbside collected.. (yep. I'm that crazy fitting this into the back of our car. It involved a call to Mr B to assist with lifting!)
Pots- curbside collected
One of the best books I have been able to find on vegie patch-ing with step by steps.

Ultimate goal? Rip up all our pavers and replace them with something that looks like this! (pics from a community garden near us) We love the idea of not needing to go to the fruit & veg shop.. being able to just access our back garden for some of the essentials. 

Oh and a pic of our quirky new indoor plant in antique mop bucket!