Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Hurry up USPS!
Monday, August 29, 2011
It’s like a second home. I don’t know what I’d do without Sam’s family’s house down in Mollymook. I feel so lucky to have a place like this to escape to, and so blessed that Sam and his parents share it with me. Plus, it’s always full of inspiration…
The peak of Pigeon House at sunset…just slightly to the left of center
Friday, August 26, 2011
Happy Friday! Time for another round-up of internet wonders. I'm really starting to like putting these together. My week has been pretty busy and the weekend doesn't look like it will be much different! I have two trips into the city planned. First, I'm headed to El Loco tonight for a friend's birthday celebration. They have $5 tacos, a tequila bar out the back and are apparently one of the best Mexican restaurants in Sydney. (Ahem....although, I'll be the judge of that. You can't trust an Aussie to know good Mexican. Unless that Aussie has been to Mexico or a proper Mexican restaurant in the States. They just don't know what they are missing!) I digress....
Then on Saturday it's back downtown to catch up with an old friend from the US! There is talk of her moving to Sydney for work, so I'm going to do my best showing off this great place :)
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and of course, enjoy some of the feasting...
Ha! Love it. Only Marc Johns could sell a drawing on the back of cereal box for $75.
The founders of the Finders Keepers Markets, Sarah and Brooke, are really something special. They have opened a new shop in Surry Hills called Follow Store, and it boasts the same amazing wares as their infamous markets. I am so totally going this weekend. Here are just a couple of my favorites....
Totally obsessed with Jules and her style. Love absolutely everything she wears.
I'm gonna need to make a trip to THIS bar. Maybe while I'm out and about this weekend!
Aweeeeee puppers :)
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Asos, I heart you.
Pepe Jeans Shirt, Stripe Holdall, Island Cuban Heel Boots, Bird Print Dress, Floral Shift Dress, House of Harlow Necklace, Envelope Clutch, Contrast Tunic
Monday, August 22, 2011
Well, actually, the first half of it was great. Brekky by the beach with Sam and Amy, and then us girls spent hours on the couch messing with our cameras, trying to learn about photography. Haha :) No, but really... Amy just got a new Canon 7D and while I may seem like I know what I'm doing behind the lens, I'm still technically a beginner. So there was lots of manual-reading, test-shot-taking and laughing as we made Sam uncomfortable by secretly taking photos and video of him :)
I had one of those evenings where as soon as the sun goes down, so does your sanity. Stupid things got the best of me and I found myself on an unexpected trip to Crazytown. A long detour to the grocery store...
After dinner and a much needed glass of red, I thought I'd try to boost my mood by booking flights to the US for Christmas. A few weeks ago I came across this article by Brooke about booking reward travel with a mileage special. Brilliant! If it worked and seats were available, it would be such a relief. Flights in December are INSANELY expensive. So I had worked myself up into thinking this plan would totally work. We'd save thousands of dollars and be happily rolling in mileage discount glory.
But...it didn't work.
I have been missing home, family and friends so much lately and (full disclosure) daydreaming on a regular basis about snow, Christmas trees, and hugs from the people I miss. So I was heartbroken.
Two meltdowns later, we had brownies.
Brownies make everything better. And so does Sam....he suggested we try finding a one-way mileage flight. It wouldn't be as cheap, but it would help. Fingers crossed :)
Samantha Hahn via gallery hanahou
Jeremy & Kathleen
And also the watercolor illustrations by Emily Green, I posted here.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Happy Friday kids :) What do you have planned for the weekend? I'm looking forward to a fun night out tomorrow, because Fisherking is having an album launch show at The Brass Monkey! You can never have too many nights filled with great music in my opinion. I'll let you know how it goes....hopefully I can sneak some photos.
Onto the fun stuff....I think I have a little floral/watercolor theme going on here. Not intentional at first...but I'm glad it's happening now!
A new blog favorite - August Empress. I just kept reading post after post. You'll love it.
Continuing the Aussie love... August Empress posted about Emily Green, a Melbourne-based designer whose jewelry is cute, but I'm so much more obsessed with her own watercolor illustrations used in the product shots! See for yourself.... there are even more at her Etsy Shop.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Have a wonderful weekend you lovely people, you. I am escaping to Mollymook....away from the housework, alarm clock, internet hum, and To Do List. Hello glorious sleep-ins, brunches, market strolls, leisurely photo taking, red wine and fireplace. It's going to quite nice me thinks :)
So clever! Now, where can I get one :)
I love the styling of these chapter openers for the Design*Sponge book. Grace is so creative and has the best taste!
Yet another inspiring pet photographer. My list is getting soooooooo long!
I pretty much want/love everything on Ez's style pinboard.
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.
Discovered this great project by Louise this week. What a cool idea! An especially good way to get out and really see where you live. I'm inspired. 52 Suburbs.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
My favorite floral photos yet!
Sam brought home these gorgeous poppies on Tuesday and I have barely been able to take my eyes off them since! The lighting yesterday morning was perfect, so I snapped a few quick shots before work and then ran out the door. I knew they looked nice from the previews on my camera….but I wasn’t expecting this! The colours are so soft and pretty. And the delicate petals really show through with this morning light. I’m in love. I think these would look gorgeous blown up on a few canvases and hung on a stark white wall.
If by chance you’d be interested in purchasing the high-res images, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org :)