Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Fashionable Wednesday - Oscars 2013

It's Wednesday and that means fashion! 

I haven't even had a chance to have a good look through the blogs
 discovering everyone's best dressed for the Oscars and I'm not going to do a big post 
about it here but I have to say my pick for the night was ....

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive


Her hair and make-up where perfect and she just looked stunning.

Friday, February 22, 2013


I love when friends come to town and we venture to many of the great spots
to shop and dine that Perth have to offer.
I did just that when my good friend Clayton of the sweet smelling blog, 
What Men Should Small Like came to town.

We made a visit to Mariposa, located in Mt Lawley. 
Filled with such a lovely collection of perfume, candles, skin care, cosmetics, 
Mariposa is a store I have visited before but to visit with someone who
 is so passionate about fragrance was a different experience.

Whilst I like perfumes, I don't have a huge passion for them. 
But as we know what I do have is the passion for interiors and this little 
tucked away store does not disappoint.


Modern, clean yet warm interior with visual merchandising that is actually really quite easy to 
view despite the significant quantities of product. You just want to take your time and 
wander and smell and try.


Great selection of Aesop in store, which is great for me as I'm a huge fan.


After trying a number of perfumes (and I mean a lot!) I came across the one above that I really liked.


Not seen in the top overall image of the store, the fixtures and fittings also have beautiful vintage
 pieces of furniture and different elements. It's a really well placed combination.


Mariposa is a great inspiration should I one day open up
the Our Little Place bricks and mortar store. 

all images via myfirstlittleplace

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Fashionable Wednesday - Chic Outfit

How chic is this outfit? 

I thought it was a perfect outfit for a Wednesday!

Bring on winter

image via dustjacketattic

Monday, February 18, 2013

A Favourite Movie - The End Of Love

I watched such a good film this week, The End Of Love. 
It might not be to everyone's liking but I really liked it.

It's called The End Of Love, written, directed and starred by actor Mark Webber. 
But actually he isn't the star of the film .... Isaac is!

I watched this film really knowing nothing about it except what I got from the trailer 
and knowing that it premiered at Sundance (I love a good Sundance film). 
After watching the film it really stuck in my mind, I wanted to know more so I did a little bit of 
googling and was surprised by what I found out but at the same time it all started to make sense...

The End Of Love is a story of Mark, a struggling actor and his relationship with his 2 year old son Isaac. Isaac's mum passes away unexpectedly and we go on the journey of Mark grieving whilst coming to terms that he is now raising his young son alone. 

What is incredible in this film is Isaac. 
He couldn't be any cuter, a gorgeous little blonde who is so inquisitive with lots of questions for dad.
I kept thinking what a great little actor but how at that age can he do that?
I guess it helps to be working with his own dad!
Isaac (real name) is Mark's real life son and that just made the film so much sweeter 
and an intensely personal film.



Anthem magazine recently did an interview with Mark and the answer he gave to this question 
gave a real insight as to why the film is so good :
Mark, you mentioned in a previous interview that your son Isaac doesn’t have the ability to be false because he’s in the present all the time. How did you use that to your advantage while shooting this film?

MW: It was nine parts really hard work and one part crazy magic.
As his dad, I understand his rhythms throughout the day and I know his moods. 
Early on during production, I let my producers know that we had to build this whole movie around my son. If he’s feeling a little cranky one day, it would be a good idea to utilize that for a certain scene. Everything had to be scheduled around Isaac. It was so exhilarating. 
The conversation that I have with my son at the end of the film about life and death, I had been saving that conversation. I only had that one opportunity and we could never repeat it. 
If the cameras didn’t work or something went wrong, we simply wouldn’t have it. 
There’s something about doing things like that, which creates this magical energy

 MW: Isaac’s not here because I don’t want this to be the beginning of his career. 
We want to protect him. Since we were able to make the movie in a way that’s noninvasive, 
he didn’t know that we were making a movie while we were shooting it, 
let alone that it would end up at Sundance.
 (you can read more of this Anthem interview here )

If you like a story, a real story in a movie then this is a film you might like.

The End Of Love

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Love this office space of jewellery designer Jennifer Fisher.

It's just cool! 

Yes, I want it all ...

image via matchbookmagazine, madebygirl

Thank You - Elements At Home

There are two things I love so much about this blogosphere that we engage ourselves in day in and day out and that is the people you meet and the support you receive from those around you.
It really can become very humbling and rewarding.

The gorgeous Kristie over at Elements At Home has done a beautiful post today for
Our Little Place on her very stylish blog.

Thanks Kristie your support and kind words about this exciting adventure in my life,
it really means a lot.

Please be sure to pop on over and check out the write up and to have a look around at Kristie's great blog, Elements At Home.


Monday, February 11, 2013

Words for Monday


Kind of simple really!

Have a great week everyone 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Celebrity Home - Reese Witherspoon

How sweet is Reese Witherspoon's weekend home in Ojai?

The home which was originally built as stables in 1923 for Edward Drummond Libbey 
(made his fortune in glassware) is situated on 7 acres of land that includes a swimming pool, 
a barn, horse paddock and guest cottages.









Reese with her nieces Draper and Abby James

I could definitely spend some down time here, what about you?

If you would like to read more, pop on over to Elle Decor.

all images via elledecor

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Fashionable Wednesday - Miranda Kerr

Just catching up what super stylish model, wife and mum Miranda Kerr has been wearing lately!

And I apologise to Miranda for supporting the pesky paparrazzi photogs who stalk you on the streets 
and at the airport but I just love seeing what you wear on a day out and about  : (








images via mirandakerrfashionstyle

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Polished Bedrooms

I don't know why but I've been dreaming of beautiful big grand bedrooms this week.
I like all styles of interiors - simple, understated, real but these real polished ones 
are what I've been thinking of ...




Yep, I need to do some work in my bedroom to make it feel more grown up polished.
I want all of these rooms!

images decorpad, lonny