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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Where to next?

Say you had a spare 3 or 4 nights in Europe in mid November...... Where would you go?


or London?

...but not both...

Homely snapshots

Yesterday I went to Ikea to buy a TV cabinet.  I had my eye on it from the start but I thought surely I can find something else that's french provincial, white and a bit fancier than Ikea?  Many stores later and wasted Saturdays - I returned to Ikea.  It was great to finally unpack the last box that held DVDs and knick knacks.

The soft furnishings have a long way to go, but I wanted to share a few little things that I have and love.

Vintage postcards from Belgrade from the 1920's.  These are original.  Handwritten with stamps on the back.  Belgrade is a special place for B and I.  It's where our love affair really took off :))

A vintage look postcard that the lovely V from In Sniff's Choos sent me from Paris.  It's framed and takes pride of place on my dresser.

A "thing" I picked up at Ikea this week for $15.  Plan is to paint it white and find a use for it.  Perhaps to hold pot plants, a lamp or to hold fresh flowers in the spare room when guests stay over.  Any ideas?

And hello from Monty!

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Colour blocking: 101

As the days get shorter and it's still pretty much dark when I'm leaving in the morning I'm trying my best not to resort to my uniform of layered knits every morning.  And it's amazing what a little bit of bronzer (NARS Laguna to be precise) does to pep me up on a cold morning.

I've been putting in some serious overtime this weekend (thanks June 30), but did take some time out to enjoy the winter sunshine and have breakfast at my favourite cafe.  Also really looking forward to attending the ballet tomorrow night.  Melbourne puts on really great indoor activities to pass the (long) winter.

Hope you all had a great weekend! X

Zara top
A-Store skirt
Cue belt
Wolford tights
ASOS boots
Le Specs sunnies
Plastic bangles from Bali

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Spanish stunner

Absolutely adoring this editional from Spanish Vogue.  Everything Erin touches turns to gold.
(via whowhatwearblog)

Wednesday, 22 June 2011


I love this dress and I love how Cam has worn it so minimal.  10/10!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Right now

Sunday night

  • reading Vogue
  • playing with the Nars duo in Rajasthan
  • writing a birthday card and wrapping gift
  • admiring my new Amrita Singh earrings (as worn by Serena in the Gossip Girl season finale)
  • painting nails Essie Chinchilly
  • filing my fashion journal with outfits I want to wear this week
Tomorrow I'm going to study.. I promise!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Recipe: Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee is without a doubt my favourite dessert.  When it's my turn to choose a restaurant, I'm always swayed by those that have creme brulee on the menu.

I've recently learnt to make it myself using a very simple Masterchef recipe.  It literally takes about 10 minutes (plus baking and setting).  I recommend making it the night before and leaving it to set overnight.

Remind me to get a torch to caramelize the sugar.  It's just not the same without snapping the caramel with the spoon, is it?

The mixture

Even divided into ramekins

Ready to "bake" with boiling water half way up the ramekins

The finished product - minus the burnt caramel....