Monday, February 10, 2014

Goodbye My First Little Place

When I started to write this post I was thinking I'm saying goodbye to My First Little Place 
with a heavy heart ... but I'm not, really.

I'm not the most comfortable with changes as I am quite a sentimental person but I have decided 
as I'm now into 2014 and it is a new and exciting year for me with so many new things 
happening that it was time to finish up on My First Little Place. 

It has been 6 years since I started this blog and gosh it has been sooo much fun. 
Everyday I still can't believe you lovely people read what I have to say, it's crazy. 
And where do I start with the people I have met whether it physically or virtually.

But I am in need of change and change is always good. 

I have redesigned Our Little Place and developed a new lifestyle site. 
I will continue to write about interiors, fashion and travel - how can I not 
but I'm also spending a lot of time on wellness, health, fitness = life. 
As this is the direction of my life and the things in life that inspire me 
and allow me to live a more fulfilled life.

I'm going to be chatting with really interesting people from all different walks of life 
and hear what their stories are.
 I'm travelling - huge trip planned for this year that I would love to share with you all. 
And yes, you'll still be able to purchase the beautiful selection of coffee table books 
of the things we love from the book shop.

So I thank you all so much for being readers and followers of My First Little Place. 
It has done me so, so well and I've had an absolute blast.

I do hope you'll continue to follow my journey and jump on over to Our Little Place
plus follow on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

And if you would like to be a part of the new site, drop me a line at 
as I'm always looking for some really interesting people to contribute, guest post, interview etc ...

Thank you and farewell My First Little Place .... Hello Our Little Place ...

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Busy week that was ...

So much has happened over the last week so I thought I'd do a little catch up for you all.

This time last week we were celebrating Christmas with our work party. 
Fun night with fun, slightly crazy people.

It wasn't a costume party but decided to dress up

I found a new place to live - again! A place of my own. 
Can you keep up with how many times I move? I can't. I'll tell you more about that next week.
(yes I'm moving 4 days before Christmas, crazy!)

I had a celebrity moment.
I don't actually get star struck very often but I completely did this week when
 I had an encounter with KATE HUDSON! I kid you not. 

I got to chat to her for all of 5 minutes but whoah, best 5 minutes. 
She was super sweet and looked gorgeous with no make-up on, hair tied up, t-shirt and shorts - beautiful.
I was totally cool, didn't do any gushy celeb thing. Out of all celebs I've met, this is my highlight! 

I also celebrated 10 years with my company. 
It was 10 years ago that I started a journey that I never dreamed would have taken me on 
the adventures it has, enabled me to travel across the globe, 
allowed the most amazing friends a girl could ask for come into my life. 
There have also been many challenges that have really helped me grow as a person. I am blessed.


Naturally following from that, I need a holiday!! 
So I've booked in my long service leave for 3 months and will be heading overseas. 
Some of you may remember I was going overseas last year and it didn't happen? 
Well 2014 Paris, Munich, Rome and New York here I come. Let the planning begin ...

Christmas is here and each year Movieworld holds "White Christmas". 
It was really pretty, lots of lights, fake snow, Christmas music, a parade with Santa. 
Very sweet little thing to do.

And I finished my week off by heading down to one of my favourite spots on the Gold Coast - Burleigh.
We headed down for Breakfast at Canteen Kitchen (the best breakfast) 
and then over to The Village Markets for a bit of shopping.
Such a great way to start the morning. 

My two purchases, dress from Lilac Skin and Kimono from Wanderer

Such a great week. 

Here's to another one, hope you all have a great one 

all images via myfirstlittleplace

Friday, December 6, 2013


Struggling to believe in one week there were two deaths from two public figures. 

The loss of Nelson Mandela - a symbol of human rights - is truly a great  loss.

Nelson Mandela



18/7/1918 ~ 5/12/2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013


One of, in my opinion most beautiful streets (sorry avenues) in Paris is Avenue Montaigne. 
It is just such a pretty avenue, tree lined and so beautifully manicured.
It is home to all top luxury brand boutiques. 
The most recent addition to this line up is one of my favourite brands, Givenchy! 

Located at number 36 Avenue Montaigne the 370 metre-square has been 
designed by architect Joseph Dirand. 
As French Vogue describes it :

"darkly romantic with a hint of elegant aristocracy, embodying the French brand's
signature style to perfection"


The flagship store consists of two floors dedicated solely to womenswear. 
Only the highest quality materials have been used - green veined Breccia Verde Carrara marble, 
polished steel, golden tinted brass, solid oak floors and grey volcanic rock.


I cannot wait to visit here when I am in Paris next year, and I might just buy
 my wishlist Givenchy bag as a momento of my visit.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Last Minute with Montana

You know I love travel and many of you do too right?

A gorgeous friend of mine has made this short video as her entry into
the Spontaneity Ambassador competition.

And I have to say she is the perfect candidate for sure! 
Montana left the comforts of home, friends and family here on the 
Gold Coast and is now living life in London. 
Of course while there she has been exploring more of what the world has to offer! 

She needs as many views as possible so if you can please have a look, 
(even put it on repeat lol) and share that would be great.

Good luck Montana, you're living the life beautiful girl xx

images via Montana's Instagram @montanadaly

Monday Musings

Summer is here ...




Enjoy xx


Sunday, December 1, 2013


Paul Walker






12/9/1973 ~ 30/11/2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fashionable Wednesday - Poppy Delevigne







Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday Musings

Captured in black and white