Tuesday, 15 July 2014


I'll admit it. I am a victim of the winter blues. There. I said it. I have been finding great solace online, reading other peoples blogs & looking at all the fun & excitement happening in the Northern Hemisphere. It's helping, really.

During my virtual wanderings, I came across a couple other bloggers who had filled out this wee questionnaire & thought I would give it a go. Maybe it will help me get out of this funk, but that is probably much too hopeful.

Eating / Anything warm- brownie is my favourite right now (despite a deep feeling I must eat more healthily!)
Drinking / Red wine, one most evenings.
Practicing / Patience.
Mastering / The art of time management.
Learning / More about my style- fashion & interiors
Trying / To keep my plants living & lush- not over watering them or ignoring them altogether!
Playing / Is it weird that I have Beethoven on repeat?
Finishing / My latest assignment. As usual, I am procrastinating.
Reading / Girl Boss. So so inspirational.
Remembering / To take my vitamins.
Wearing / Shirts, leather jackets & snuggly scarves.
Cooking / Does baking count?
Working / Hard. Making every second count.
Traveling / Countdown to Japan/China/Korea is on. Did I mention that's happening in September?
Wanting / To exercise more. Or just exercise in general. It's hard.

Hope your day is as wonderful as I know it can be! Go out & treat yoself. Buy some flowers, do some yoga, eat some ice cream & take time for yourself... 'cos you know you want to!


Thursday, 10 July 2014


I stumbled across these images at the start of the week & couldn't not share. As we begrudingly see in  winter, the northern hemisphere welcome summer- & this wee party was the perfect way to do so!

The weather has been extremely rough here with strong wind & rain & crazy weather warnings all over the place. These images are the perfect mid-week escape!


Wednesday, 9 July 2014


This past weekend was a goodie. I visited one of my favourite people in her adopted town, where she currently resides as an artist. I know right? So freakin' cool. She spends her days in a massive studio with her artist uncle knee deep in inspiring activity. 

We spent the weekend out exploring, the beach & the forest. We brunched & got the best salted caramel gelato I ever did taste. We went to a New Zealand movie & we cooked. We spent an afternoon in the studio screen printing (I am a little bit addicted & keep thinking of more & more things I want to print!!) And we checked out this restaurant I have been wanting to visit for a wee while (more on that later though!)

It was just one of those amazing weekends, that make you feel stoked at life. 

We are currently in the middle of an extremely bad bout of weather, let's hope it doesn't linger round till the weekend! Check out more of my adventures on Instagram.


Tuesday, 8 July 2014


This Scandi- style home is completely stunning! Gorgeous herringbone floors surrounded by statement furniture & the most beautiful coloured accents make the most incredible space.

Love a colourful bookcase, makes any room seem so much more homely!

(Images via My Scandinavian Home)

Happy Tuesday!


Friday, 4 July 2014


What initially attracted me to this home, was the incredible art upon the walls. As I clicked further through the gallery it became apparent, just how daring the designer was with this home. It is truly incredible the fearlessness displayed in this eclectic home- it is beyond amazing!

Aren't those sculptures on the table beautiful? They complement the surroundings so perfectly.

(Images via Neuvo Estilo)

Whilst there are many different & crazy elements to this home, everything seems so well thought out & really works together incredibly beautifully.

Happy Friday lovers!


Thursday, 3 July 2014


Not so long ago I posted the bedroom from A House in the Hills blogger Sarah here. And now she has gone & posted this amazing exterior makeover on her home. Now, it's not an extreme makeover in that is has changed a lot in appearance, but it just goes to show what a lick of paint (of course it doesn't hurt that it's white paint!!) & some landscaping can do to a space!

In love with that outdoor rug, it ties all the elements of this outdoor space together really nicely. 

Bougainvilleas add that pop of wow to every space. They really are super stunning & the colour is just so darn good. I think I need to start growing a bougainvillea bush so I can enjoy the benefits too!

 (Images via A House in the Hills)

Hope your Thursday is treating you well!


Wednesday, 2 July 2014


There is something about the beach in winter. Despite the much cooler temps (often requiring a sweater & tights) there is a refreshing, free feel to being one of the only people on a normally popular beach. With the sun warming my back, we spent the morning at one of our favourite beaches, with my brother & dad out paddlesurfing- what crazies! The water was freezing.

I spent the rest of the weekend trying to recover from a lingering cold, but it was nice to be at the beach house- it always feels like I am on holiday when I am there, if only it had lasted a wee bit longer!

Check out my instagram for more of my day to day photos!


Tuesday, 1 July 2014


This home was featured on The Design Files quite some time ago, but it is still a favourite that I just had to share. I love how the home has been decorated with colourful art, cushions, books & flowers, with a natural base of whites & greys. An abundance of foliage is also featured both throughout the home & outside the windows, creating a fresh natural feel throughout the home. 

That book case is just wonderful! Love the way it has been styled with books in colour coordinated sections, as well as other important souvenirs. I also can't get past the gorgeous polished concrete floor, this girls dream is to own a home with polished concrete flooring. *Sigh*


(All Images via The Design Files)

Art work by the home owner- adds such a personal touch! I myself love creating wee bits of art to dot around the place.