I have been following the lovely Lu Diamond Flowers (isn't that a wonderfully whimsical name!?) on Instagram for a wee while now & totally adore the beautifully romantic posies she makes & sells. There are plenty of beautiful arrangements to scroll through on her feed that are all incredibly inspiring & has me wishing I could run off & immerse myself in pretty flowers for days on end!
Today though, Lucy was featured over on Studio Home where I learnt much more about the beauty behind this wonderfully new & exciting brand. As a trained photographer, it is easy to see why her Instagram feed is full of lust worthy imagery, that has me double tapping on every image I see!
... and this is how they do Christmas California style! The Boho chic vibe to this Christmas tablescape is just what you would expect from such an inherently sunny & warm state. It is such a laid back & modern approach to Christmas day & I love it.
These photos are another set that I had saved to my computer earlier on in the year, in the hopes of one day sharing them on a blog I was yet to create. I just love the use of colour throughout the entire home & the Moroccan feel that is created by the use of certain fabrics, textures & colour palette.
I could definitely see myself enjoying a long breakfast at this table or curling up on the window seat with the sun streaming in & a good book.
This weekend was all about Christmas for me... from Christmas shopping in Auckland to Christmas decorating at home. I blared my christmas music , wrapped presents & enjoyed a peppermint hot chocolate or two. It was the best! I just love this time of year (I know I say this a lot, but it's so true!)
It also feels really good to be organised for Christmas & know I wont get caught up in the crazy rush the week before. Yay!
I have been waiting for the new Adore Home Magazine to come out for awhile now, as their blog has been full of sneak peaks which has been building up my excitement & expectation of what was to be found amoungst the beautiful pages. And Castle & Things was one of those features I could not wait to see more of.
These exotically vibrant images show the studio of Rachel Castle, an artist who takes inspiration from funny little everyday happenings, such as dinner table conversations & her children. The work she creates is contagiously happy & is bound to make you smile. She says that "an artwork must personally speak to me. I know when it's right. If it makes me laugh or smile, it's a goer." I couldn't agree with you more Rachel, these works are bound to bring a smile to us all!
Well this past week has sure been an exciting one for me! I had one of my favourite people come to stay with me in my home town for a couple days last week. I took time off work & became a mini tour guide, mostly of the beautiful beaches we are surround
ed by up here in the north of New Zealand. We found ourselves chasing sun for the most part though, being rained out at a couple beaches & moving on. But this was all part of the adventure & a wild one at that!
We went on to spend a few days in Auckland where we watched our most favourite singer perform (Taylor Swift- don't judge!), indulged in plenty of good food, checked out the sights, got lost amoungst the art at AAG & even did a bit of shopping. Ahhh, it was perfect. Thank you for the fun & crazy times dear friend, I will always remember to keep dancing like I am 22 as long as you keep me next to you.
Much love guys, hope ya'll had just as magical a weekend as I.
I haven't posted in a wee while, but I do have a pretty good excuse for it which I will elaborate on in a later post! I just wanted to quickly share these drawings by illustrator Kerrie Hess. I recently shared some photos of the home of her sister Megan Hess here & at the time was not aware that her sister was also a talented illustrator! I just love the depth of the lines & how they seamlessly come together to create such gorgeous images. The use of the selected colour palette is also very much a part of the attraction- especially the pink!.
I only wish that I was in the Brisbane area so I could check out her current exhibition & perhaps even make a purchase!