Happy Friday

Happy Friday

My cute new bed buddy (I’m old school, hot water bottles are the best on frosty nights). Happy Friday!

What’s new @ Lush

What’s new @ Lush

I love me some Lush so here are a few of my favourite things in the store currently;     Some pretty Christmas presents for a special person maybe?

Plants which help bees

Plants which help bees

As most people know, honeybees are becoming very scarce to the point of extinction in certain parts of the world, due to climate change, pollution and loss of natural habitats (as with a lot of animal, vegetation and insect life – devastating and so scary).  As you can imagine, this means far less healthy fruit and[read more…]

Father Rabbit (New Zealand)

Father Rabbit (New Zealand)

I just wanted to feature my enamel milk pan and porcelain ice cream bowl with spoon I purchased recently (I really am the worst spontaneous shopper but have been wanting a milk/porridge pan for ages) from Father Rabbit, a beautiful online homewares store from New Zealand. Their products are simple yet aesthetically very pleasing and practical, they have speedy[read more…]

Oh Deer vintage boutique

Oh Deer vintage boutique

How sweet are these dresses!  So nice and flirty for our impending spring I think, with some adorable shades to go with. Spotted via Daydream Lily and more can be seen online at their vintage boutique store; they are true vintage though, so there’s only one of each.  Click on the images to get to the original source/page.[read more…]

Hannah and Landon

Hannah and Landon

I love the dreamy, vintage and charming style of Hannah @ Hannah and Landon, a clothing designer and photographer who resides in New York and LA.  And there’s a shop!  A very very nice one called The Loved One so check it out via the links or images below. Oh and that kitty mask! Store items I covet: All[read more…]

Socks & heels

Socks & heels

This look is pretty specific, it’s not really the same as walking down the shops in your birks and socks. Although how comfy does that sound … (for some reason it reminds me of swot vac week at uni when my housemates and I would wander down to the 7-Eleven for supplies wearing our pjs and god knows[read more…]

What I’m reading

What I’m reading

So the other day I went ballistic and ordered a bunch of books from the Book Depository (I love clicking on their live feed and seeing what people all over the world are reading!).  It’ll take me about 1000 years to finish them but I don’t care, I just don’t feel like myself if I[read more…]

Happy Friday

Happy Friday

I love my new, sweet mug from SophieLouiseCreative. Happy Friday!

Lazybones (Australian made)

Lazybones (Australian made)

I just love this store based in northern NSW I’ve recently discovered, which features carefully chosen pieces such as wallpaper, cosy throws, cushions and bed linen as well as gorgeous 1940s/50s inspired women’s wear.  The thing I love about small business owners such as this one (and Etsy comes to mind), is the attention to detail; the friendly[read more…]

Etsy love – art by Emily Winfield Martin (the Black Apple)

Etsy love – art by Emily Winfield Martin (the Black Apple)

Recently I spotted the Black Apple, owned by Emily Winfield Martin, an author and illustrator based in Portland.  Emily’s art work is so lovely; fairy-tale in nature, yet melancholy at the same time.  Here are some of my favourites which you can click on to get to the original source: All images belong to Emily Winfield Martin

Bedding by Lazybones

Bedding by Lazybones

Here are some lovely vintage style sheets and a throw blanket I purchased recently.  The rosebank sheets and the aran hand knitted throw are both by design label Lazybones, who are based in the Byron Bay hinterland.  Also, you know when you buy a sheet set and sometimes the fitted lower sheet or pillow cases are too small?  These were a[read more…]

Etsy favourites

Etsy favourites

Some very nice things in my Etsy favourites (a few from one of my new favourite stores: Found By Her, a vintage store in Brisbane for a change).  See my list for the owners of the images/stores. Update: as you can see in the comments section, Jay from Found By Her has very generously offered readers 10% off any purchase[read more…]

Chocolate Moments (Brisbane)

Chocolate Moments (Brisbane)

Well we all have those don’t we? I received a lovely surprise for Easter recently; some gorgeous, handmade chocolates from Chocolate Moments, our only Belgian chocolatier in Brisbane.  Featuring flavoured truffles, fudge and the best salted caramel chocolate I’ve ever eaten, this chocolate paradise, owned by Gerrard Gosens, boasts 2 stores in our city as well[read more…]

Easter at Biome

Easter at Biome

So it’s Easter soon!  Chocolate and bunnies and all things delicious can be found from my sponsor Biome and some of my favourites are below (not a sponsored post at all, just some lovely things I thought people might like).  Just a reminder also that Biome is an ethical alternative for Easter, offering vegan and environmentally sound treats.[read more…]

Australian made – Aussie Farmers Direct

Australian made – Aussie Farmers Direct

My gran used to have milk delivered, in glass bottles left at the back door early in the morning (I’m not a hundred years old truly, this was back in the 90s).  Anyway, I loved collecting them for her and used to wave to the milk lady as she drove off in her little van,[read more…]

Style Milk Lilya Cosmic Dress

Style Milk Lilya Cosmic Dress

I really want this Boho shift dress from Style Milk but can’t justify it (also, not sure about the sizes as they seem a bit small and I’d hate to order it and not fit into it).  It’s so beautiful though! Image belongs to: Style Milk

Etsy love – Alison Scarpulla

Etsy love – Alison Scarpulla

I just love Alison’s website I spotted via Flickr and Etsy a while back.  Alison’s photos take you into another world; a 1960s, supernatural and bewitching world.  You can purchase her prints here and have a look at her fascinating Flickr stream. All images belong to: Alison Scarpulla and originally found at her Etsy store

Biome Christmas guide

Biome Christmas guide

I’ve put together a list of Christmas gift ideas from Biome, a local eco store who advertise on my site sidebar.  It’s wonderful to give and receive gifts however knowing your gifts are environmentally friendly and healthy is even better.  This isn’t a sponsored post or anything like that; I genuinely love this store and wanted to share[read more…]

Drinks trolley awesomeness

Drinks trolley awesomeness

I know they’re super hip right now, something I sort of pride myself on not being but .. I’ve always wanted a drinks trolley.  They’re so 70s awesome and well, handy if you think about it.  Australia is a very hard place to come by these pieces though (not sure why since most of us like a drink[read more…]

Would you care to sit with me, for a cup of English tea

Would you care to sit with me, for a cup of English tea

I love this very British, whimsical song by Paul McCartney, check out the lyrics: Would you care to sit with me For a cup of English tea Very twee, very me Any sunny morning What a pleasure it would be Chatting so delightfully Nanny bakes fairy cakes Every Sunday morning Miles and miles of English garden,[read more…]

Swinging in a hammock

Swinging in a hammock

I really really want a hammock but we have nowhere to put it (except our smallish deck and I have no idea how I’d hook it up etc).  Spotted these from Down That Little Lane today:

Mastering the Art of French Eating

Mastering the Art of French Eating

I received Ann’s book, Mastering the Art of French Eating the other day.  I’ve just started reading it but already it’s magical.

Diamonds are Forever (and some cute swimmers)

Diamonds are Forever (and some cute swimmers)

I love this 1960s, Bond girl inspired campaign by Wildfox featuring gorgeous swimwear (it’s from the Northern Hemisphere’s last summer but we’re just moving into summer here).   All images from Wildfox

The Fairy Light Company (New Zealand)

The Fairy Light Company (New Zealand)

I love fairy lights.  To me, they’re not just about Christmas, I love having them on all the time and whenever I see a store or restaurant which has them, I’m immediately drawn to it.  So recently I purchased two sets of wire fairy lights from The Fairy Light Company, which I’ve taken photos of[read more…]

Sock Dreams

Sock Dreams

I thought I’d profile one of my favourite online stores today, Sock Dreams of Portland (I love that their storefront is in Portland!).  I’ve purchased so many stripey socks from them it’s not funny (I love striped socks, they’re my favourite). As well as a huge array and variety of socks, they also cater for all[read more…]

Oh Leander

Oh Leander

I love this cute shop specialising in artisan hand-made goods and homewares situated in Santa Barbara, USA (happily they ship internationally!).  Here are some sweet and simple items (the best kind) on my wish list:    All images from: Oh Leander

Two Hills jewellery

Two Hills jewellery

I spotted this beautifully delicate jewellery collection via bawkbawkbawk the other day and was immediately seized with a desire to find my credit card … so tempting.  Two Hills are based in Melbourne and specialise in home made jewellery; they make to order which means no two pieces are the same and you can choose between sterling silver,[read more…]