Sunday, October 28, 2012

Putting the dream together ...

Ok, so it's finally time I can start share to something with you all.
I just can't reveal everything right now but I promise I will very shortly.

As I mentioned a few weeks back I was going to be heading overseas. 
Well sadly that didn't happen, long story but at the end of the day things just change!
So I decided to take the money saved and the time I had to start an idea
I have wanted to do for over a year now. 

I am going to start my own business!
It's very exciting for me but has (still is) taking a lot of planning as I want to do this right. 

I've always wanted to have my own business for so many reasons but the main reason 
to put it simply is to live my life on my terms.
 I am under no illusions that it will be easy, I know it's going to be hard and a lot of work. 
But I say bring it on, I'm ready!

So I have been spending my days planning, researching, buying, learning, writing,
 taking photo's, being creative, putting together financials, emailing, organising, making decisions,
 being inspired and most importantly - enjoying way more than I thought I could. 

My motto is you never know until you try and there's lot's a different ways to try.

I am bursting at the seams to tell you all in detail as to what I have been working so hard on.
Stay tuned as all shall be shared in the next couple of weeks.

images via bottomoftheironingbasket, glitterguide

Friday, October 26, 2012

Space of the week ...


How adorable is this workspace. 

Still working from home but having that extra (external) space
is such a great idea. 

Little rustic but cosy.

Just so sweet.

image via theinspiredroom

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Catching Up

Apologies I have been M.I.A of late. 
I've been in Sydney for work this week.

It's always a really tight schedule when I go but I got to at least spend 
one day with a couple of girlfriends, which was so great to catch up with them.

After having yum cha for Sunday lunch we headed down to Bondi to see the 
Sculpture By The Sea which was kind of cool and something a bit different. 

Maurizio Perron - Paper Boats

Subodh Kerkar - The Chilly  (in the distance)

Paul Trefry - Knot Standing

Cave Urban - Mengenang (Memory)

Rachel Couper & Ivana Kuzmanovska - Mirador


Tae-Guen Yang - I Am So Sorry

Then it was straight into work and work dinners from Monday through to Wednesday,
 which fortunately was also very lovely. Oh and just a little bit of shopping sshh ...

So I shared this via my instagram

Over the bridge we go ...

Beautiful dinner at a private home, so lovely and great food

Heading up to  the Gowings Bar and Grill at the QT hotel



My new shoes, too cute and I ♥ them

I have realised though that the 3 hour time difference between Perth and Sydney 
is quite challenging for me to jump into 3 days of work, I must be getting old!

 images via myfirstlittleplace

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Fashionable Wednesday - Olivia & Johannes

I don't think it would be possible that Olivia Palermo and her boyfriend, model Johannes Huebel 
could be anymore stylish than they already are! 
Seriously, they look like their lives are part of an endless magazine editorial ...








Sunday, October 14, 2012

Blog Crushes

I have been a been really enjoying these 2 blogs of late. 
Whilst they are quite similar in many respects they are also both individual. 

The first one is  
I first came across Nat by this image of her at the ALT Summit 
which has been shared all over blogs and Pinterest (super stylish)

Very well written, Nat takes us on her journey of her life and work in New York
with her husband Brandon and their simply gorgeous little boy Henry, also known as Huck.
She captures her life in beautiful images and at times posts really cute little video's of Huck.



The next one is  
 written by Taza.

Having just relocated from Washington, DC back to New York with her husband Josh, two adorable children Eleanor and Samson and their English Bulldog, Kingsley we are given insight to a young family life through images of family, food, fashion, interiors, shoppping, streets ... 

Do you find over the years that you become attracted to different styles of blogs? 
Can certain blogs you like to read (consistently) tell you something about your own life? 
I'm kind of thinking that with these two beautiful blogs.

I thank both ladies for sharing their lives with us.

all images via natthefatrat and rockstardiaries

Space of the week

  overall industrial feel with soft white furnishings
  Balileke coffee tables (I so want one in white)
  the french windows opening out
  that kitchen with it's exposed wall

image via decor8

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Home Tour - Ivanka Trump

I think we all fell in love with her old apartment but Ivanka's current New York apartment, 
shared in Elle Decor highlights design elements that work really well for a his and her apartment.

Located on Manhattan's Park Avenue, Ivanka took on this renovation for the 
apartment with Interior Designer Kelly Behun.






I have to say, I'm a bit of an Ivanka fan. And I'll tell you why :
  • Overall she's a businesswoman, heiress, model, designer, wife, mother and some would call her a socialite
  • She has her BA in Economics
  • Is Executive Vice President of Development and Acquisitions at The Trump Organization
  • She designs a line of jewellery with diamond traders, Dynamic Diamond Corp which is in their "Ivanka Trump" store on Madison Avenue
  • In 2009 she married Jared Kushner and in 2011, she gave birth to their first child daughter Arabella Rose


So they're the facts but what I really like about her is that yes she was born into wealth, she was set for the rest of her life. However, unlike many other heiresses Ivanka went to college, got her BA and worked hard to acquire all she has now. She's not seen in the tabloids as being reckless or a wild child. In every interview or The Apprentice appearances she always speaks and holds herself very well. She's quite a private person in such a high profile family and quietly supports a number of charities.

I just thinks it's refreshing to have someone who has so much and so much access to the public that she has kept her head screwed on and has what appears to have a happy and fulfilled life, 
one for which she has been able to create for herself.

images via elledecor, kellybehun, googleimages

Monday, October 8, 2012


Why I love Audrey ...