Thursday, February 24, 2011

Weekend of Bazaar Stingray's!

I'm signing off for the week a little early. I have 30 of my work colleagues arriving on the Gold Coast this weekend ready for a 3 day conference on Monday. Looking forward to seeing everyone as we all get along really well, should be fun.

One place I will be taking them to is the very revamped Gold Coast International (GCI) hotel - now called QT Gold Coast. GCI has been around on the Gold Coast for years and was in dire need of a revamp. The restaurant, bar and foyer have been completed and I was super impressed when I went there for breakfast this week. This is a huge thing for the Gold Coast as we don't really have anything like this (Gold Coast is a little backwards in terms of commercial design). 
They even state themselves "a designer hotel haven unlike anything Surfers Paradise has seen before" and I strongly agree. 

This is Bazaar, no ordinary hotel restaurant. I've only been for breakfast and I was so impressed with the buffet available, it was truly delicious and as presentation is everything - was amazing. A friend of mine has had dinner there and also said it was fantastic. 

This is Stingray Bar - a sophisticated refuge from Surfers Paradise. They call this our local Californian Baja lounge. Haven't been here yet but I think I'll take a friend here on the weekend. 

This is the new foyer.

Cute hey? And it has a really great ambience.
I'm looking forward to spending some more time here before I move to Cairns (eek one more week til that too)

Have a wonderful weekend my lovelies, see you all soon 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Fashionable Wednesday - Leigh Lezark

I'm feeling the style of Leigh Lezark today. Love her hair, doesn't she just look so the part of a New York DJ/model....(which she is in case you didn't know)

Cute and fluffy in Chanel

 Love the skirt - style and colour

Adore the peacock feathers, so chic

In (and with) Matthew Williamson!

On another note, I'm getting my hair permanently straightened tomorrow, sooo excited. 
It's a lovely gift from the girls (and boys) at work as a farewell gift. After 7 years they sure know me well :) Has anyone had it done? I hope it lasts for awhile!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Blog shout out

I just wanted to share with you some really lovely blogs I've come across recently. 
I get so excited to "meet" new bloggers and be inspired by their blogs.

Thank you also to Romana of Nouveau Traditionalis for another Stylish Blogger award, I am humbled.

Nice to meet you ladies xx

Monday, February 21, 2011

A touch of black... ?

Is it just me but when you just think you've finished in a room, you see something that inspires you to make more changes?? Thanks must go to Ms Jen at Made By Girl, as her new guest room has inspired me to add some black to my bedroom.... I haven't stopped thinking about it since Friday!

Jen's guest room :

And my room :

What do you think, a hint of black would work yes or no???

images via madebygirl, myfirstlittleplace

Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

What a day...

Ok, so I know we aren't huge fans of somewhat depressing posts but you know sometimes you just gotta get it out. 

I've had a really bad day, actually make it week! You know when sometimes your best is just not good enough? You try to do the best for people and do your best to understand their situations and circumstances but then there are people who just will never see or even to try to understand the efforts you put in.

I know, I'm not responsible for how other people feel or react to situations but ...

And why is it that when something on a not so positive side raises it's ugly head, you really only ask yourself what did I do wrong? How could I have done it better? Which are good questions to ask but why don't we start to ask the question well what do I feel I did well in this situation first? 

I'm sorry to babble and even though I feel like curling up in a little ball and locking myself away for a couple of days, tomorrow is another, I have to get up, face the day and deal with what comes before me.

Please Friday be a better day!

image via everything fab

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Fashionable Wednesday - Mila Kunis

She's very good in Black Swan and whoever is styling Mila Kunis nowdays is doing a mighty fine job!

This dress is soooo gorgeous, I would love to wear this... just once

Hands down my favourite at this years SAG Awards

Not too many people can wear this colour, perfect for her skin tone

LBD done so well with 2 different looks

The dress is pretty but her make-up is stunning

World's away from Jackie (That 70's Show) don't you think?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pretty in pink

I came across this gorgeous event designed by Australian designers, Mim Design for the races last year and had to share it with you all.

Imagine watching the races from this area, sipping Rose Moet - oh what would I wear?

Isn't it simply gorgeous?

images via mim design

Modern space

It's a modern look but I am really liking these windows. 
There's only so much that can be done with modern windows and this is an element of difference if you were to build a modern home.

It's a nice space to have a cocktail party on a beautiful summer's night.

image via contemporist

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A little nook...

Don't you just love the utilisation of a little nook in a kitchen or a space somewhere to have a small workspace in the home.

images via roof over my head, a room for everyone, material girls, ashe+leandro, brich&lily, home beautiful, birch&lily