Monday, February 28, 2011

Colour me happy

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Kate and I go back a long way. I collect her bags like others collect LV. Colour makes me happy and the new KS ad campaign featuring red head Bryce Dallas Howard has certainly put a smile on my dial.

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I've had my eye on the Essex Scout for a few weeks and these images have sealed the deal. It will be mine in a few weeks time!

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Do you collect handbags too? Who is your favourite designer?

All images Kate Spade

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The place we call Home

It's with a little (ok a lot) of excitement that I share these images with you. Our home has been featured in the latest issue of Australian Women's Weekly with Anna Bligh on the cover.

A huge thank you to the following people - Catherine Shields & Simon Kenny for writing a wonderful story and capturing our home so beautifully, Judy Elliott for styling our home so it was ready for Catherine and Simon and Anna Spiro for creating such a beautiful interior for us.

I'm also going to thank my husband for working so hard to provide us with such a beautiful space in which to live and create memories in.



Our Family


Our outdoor area enables us to enjoy the great outdoors with comfort


Our outdoor furniture was designed and manufactured by Verandah House


William and Olivia are sitting on The Raffles Chair from Verandah House



Formal Lounge


Children's playroom


My design studio


Olivia's room


William's room

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Love is in the Details

With all the talk of love this week I just had to play around with my camera and photograph these edible metallic hearts I found in NY Cake and Bake. I totally dig them.

I live by this motto too. Love IS in the Details.


Love is in the Details

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I {heart} raspberries

I was up early this morning fossicking the markets looking for ripe and plump fruit for a shoot I'm collaborating on with Jodie Randolph-Birch from W.Edding & Co. tomorrow.

I took one look at the fresh raspberries and knew exactly what I was going to make with them. Raspberry Friands. And they didn't disappoint.

I just had to bake them in little heart shaped tins I bought in NYC. I could have easily found them here, but I love using things I've purchased from overseas. Brings back the best memories.

I used this recipe from Australian Women's Weekly. Oh and speaking of AWW, there maybe a little story on our home in the next issue!

Raspberry FriandsImage credit Sharnel Dollar

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentines Love Notes

reasons why I love you

Images and styling Sharnel Dollar

I love these printables from Style Me Gorgeous for Valentines Day.

I used a cotton muslin bag and an iron on transfer and made these little love note pouches. I wrote down all the reasons why I love my children and will hand this to each of them on the 14th of this month.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Snow White

I'm sure you all ohh'd and ahh'd over this Snow White inspired dessert table by Belle Amour (who incidentally won The European Sweet Table Contest 2010) as much as I did.


Earlier this week this super sweet Snow White themed party popped into my inbox via Simone Norris at inviteme. I have a little soft spot for Simone and her gorgeous invites. I used them for both Olivia's 3rd and 4th Birthdays.

Fair Maiden invitation

Poison potion

Cup cakes

Colouring in

Apple biscuits

Take home tins

Isn't this party just totally adorable! Please head over to Simone's blog to learn more about her daughter Tessa's magical day.