Happy Friday

Happy Friday

I found some random photos of celebs this week.  Check out Robin Williams below as a lad!  It broke my heart into a million tiny pieces seeing him so young and cheeky.  Also, 15 year old Judd Apatow with Jerry Seinfeld (!) – history made eh? Have a great weekend all. All photos via: this is not porn[read more…]

Goodbye Mad Men, it’s been sweet

Goodbye Mad Men, it’s been sweet

Well I don’t know about anyone else but I went through so many tissues for the last ep!  Am a very sad panda now. And here’s to Betty Draper.  I know some people disliked her but she had so much depth and despite (or maybe because of) her many faults, I loved her, plus she was[read more…]

The Game (2014)

The Game (2014)

If anyone hasn’t watched the brilliant, underrated BBC show The Game, you really should.  I’m in the middle of this 6 part, British, historical, cold war mini series set in 1972; it’s wonderfully acted and fascinating to watch. The filming of this really gets to me.  There’s so much more to historical TV or movies than slapping[read more…]

The Cure – The Lovecats

The Cure – The Lovecats

Love love LOVE this song.  The Cure ♥ Record cover single of The Lovecats by The Cure and via Pennylane Video from: TheCureVEVO

Film Friday

Film Friday

A few old photos I found recently while digging out my photo albums. Happy Friday!

Nadja à Paris

Nadja à Paris

I spotted this little gem the other day – a delightful short film by French new wave director Éric Rohmer, which follows a young university exchange student, Nadja Tesich, in 1960s Paris.  Nadja narrates her way around her favourite haunts in Paris doing the simplest of things; running through a sunny park, people watching from a coffee shop, chatting[read more…]

Play Misty For Me (1971)

Play Misty For Me (1971)

As someone who loves old movies before my time, I felt I had to talk about one of my favourites; Clint Eastwood’s 1971 directorial debut (and starring in), Play Misty For Me. Set in California’s beautiful Carmel and Monterey (always nostalgic for me because I spent some time in that area with my mum’s family when I was[read more…]

Cocktail Fridays: vintage champagne cocktail

Cocktail Fridays: vintage champagne cocktail

We had these on New Year’s (revisiting a cocktail recipe from a few year’s back).  Just add a splash of Limoncello to a champagne glass, top with whichever sparkly you like and add a glace cherry. Happy Friday!

A look back at the 70s – Fleetwood Mac

A look back at the 70s – Fleetwood Mac

I love this band so much!  A bit before my time but I remember my dad playing them on our car stereo when I was a kid.  Plus, I adore Stevie Nicks, her style, clothes, 1970s bohemian life, everything. Happy Friday, peace love & mung beans all Images via: here and here

Cocktail Fridays: the Old Fashioned

Cocktail Fridays: the Old Fashioned

Blimey these are strong (they’re way more than a standard drink so be warned) though I felt so Mad Men and glamorous drinking one of these prohibition era cocktails – I don’t know how Don drinks them on the regular though, no wonder he’s drunk all the time!  And I’m the only one I know who loves those glace cherries[read more…]

1970s Etsy finds

1970s Etsy finds

Inspired by the 1970s, I’ve been eying off some nice things on Etsy recently (click on the images to see the original source):

Happy Christmas & cool yule

Happy Christmas & cool yule

I have this thing about swing and Louis Armstrong does it like no other. Have a lovely break all, stay safe and happy.   Christmas card images: via via via via via via

Celebrating vintage movies

Celebrating vintage movies

I’ve been getting into old Jane Fonda movies lately; Barefoot in the Park, Klute, Coming Home and On Golden Pond to be precise.  Gosh it was a different world back then!  I find it difficult enough to come to terms with how much the world’s changed in the last few years but to go back[read more…]

Salinger

Salinger

I always feel like a cliché saying The Catcher in the Rye is one of my favourite novels as a gen Xer, however I truly did love this novel when I read it at school and the several times I read it until I was around 20.  I tried reading it a few years ago and while I[read more…]

ANZAC Girls (ABC series)

ANZAC Girls (ABC series)

I’m really enjoying the new ABC historical drama series ANZAC Girls, based on true stories from war nurses’ experiences at Gallipoli and depicting a group of Australian and New Zealand nurses in WWI, their war work and personal lives.  As an ex-registered nurse I still love watching anything nurse related and this is so out of the realm of my reality it’s[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…]

Happy Friday

Happy Friday

Such a sweet photo of Audrey Hepburn and her pet deer; click here for more cuteness. Happy Friday the 13th guys! Image of Audrey Hepburn via: Buzzfeed

The Graduate

The Graduate

The Graduate is in my top 5 list of favourite movies ever; a classic which, for some reason, resonated with me when I first saw it at age 12 (maybe the fact that I stayed up late watching it on TV when I was supposed to be in bed).  I’ve seen it heaps of times[read more…]

These boots are made for walkin’

These boots are made for walkin’

I saw a cover of this on Love Child last night and wanted to listen to the original. Brilliant. Image of album cover, Nancy Sinatra via: CD and LP Video belongs to: weissebrauen

Rear Window

Rear Window

I’ve always had a thing for Alfred Hitchcock films – like a lot of people, I think he was a genius.  I remember first watching Rear Window, along with another classic, Psycho, when I was around 18 or so and I was hooked, completely freaked out by the creepy storylines and fascinated by Rear Window’s[read more…]

Breathless (UK)

Breathless (UK)

A new historical drama has just finished showing in the UK; Breathless, a 6 part series depicting doctors and nurses working in a London hospital in the early 1960s.  Much like Mad Men and Call the Midwife, it portrays the complications of life in a time of strict social expectations and upheaval. I love the look[read more…]

Lou Reed’s Perfect Day

Lou Reed’s Perfect Day

Not such a perfect day then. In honour of Lou’s passing, I thought I’d play one of my favourite songs.     Image via: fashiongrunge

Indoor plants for interiors

Indoor plants for interiors

I grew up with a mother obsessed with indoor house plants and gardening in general .. our home (inside and out) was filled with lush, bohemian greenery, macramé holders, potted maidenhair ferns (remember those? They’re so pretty and frothy looking) and leafy vines dripping luxuriously down bookcases and such.  Then I moved out of home and gradually over the years it[read more…]

Mouse pads with a difference

Mouse pads with a difference

I always seem to be on the lookout for a new mouse pad.  I spotted Etsy store Seaconnet Loft today with their wonderfully different designs, from which I’m now eagerly awaiting my order (I decided on Alice in Wonderland), and thought some might make cute presents for Christmas:

What I’m reading lately

What I’m reading lately

I don’t know about anyone else, but I always have a few books on the go, sitting on the coffee table or my bedside table in various stages of reading.  Books are such a huge part of my life, I have a house full of them, many old, some belonging to my parents, old school and[read more…]

Halloween spookiness

Halloween spookiness

We don’t really celebrate Halloween so much here in Australia, although I think in some parts kids might do a bit of dressing up and foraging for sweets and treats and such. The only Halloween I know was when I was around 8 years old or so and travelled to the USA with my family to visit with some friends and relatives[read more…]