Kling Summer 2010 | June 30, 2010

Soft and feminine fashion and photo-styling in this shoot for the Kling Summer 2010 Collection.

{ Photography by Antonella Arismendi. via Daydream Lily }

posted under: Photography, Fashion

Lalé | June 29, 2010

Pretty patterned fabric products from Lalé. Found at Smallable.

posted under: Gift Ideas, Kids, Parties, Fashion

Jamie Nelson | June 28, 2010

Love this dreamy fashion shoot photographed by Jamie Nelson.

posted under: Photography, Fashion

Joyous Colour | June 24, 2010

Forget your troubles and just get happy with fancy florals, a dash of red and a touch of crafty goodness.

Cushion by Clare Nicolson... Ooshka: Babushka Pattern Kits by The Red Thread...  Notebook by Scout Books... Diamond Tape from Pigeonhole... Orient Scarf by Oilily... Meow Floral Shoes from Need Supply... Illustration by Katie Daisy...  

posted under: Moody Hues, Illustration, Gift Ideas, Stationery, Fashion

My Perfect { Imaginary } Afternoon | June 23, 2010

My perfect { imaginary } afternoon consists of sitting on this gorgeous springtime button-tufted loveseat (Anthropologie), leaning back against this edith cushion (mimou), enjoying a delicious baked delight topped with strawberries (Bar Jules) whilst daydreaming and doodling creative ideas in this Nathalie Lete journal (Anthropologie) in a house decorated somewhat like this lovely home (belonging to Catherine Hammerton).

What's your perfect afternoon?

{ Catherine Hammerton's home - photography by Brent Darby }

posted under: Interiors, Moody Hues, Home Décor

Summer Floral Gift Tags | June 22, 2010

On this side of the world we are entering the depths of winter. Cold and Grey. Dark and Rainy. Don't get me wrong it's not all bad. 'Tis the season of hot chocolate, toasty warm fireplaces and blanket snuggles. But I still prefer the summertime. I miss the sunshine.

Inspired by the enviable weather in the opposite hemisphere and some vintage floral fabric designs, I've created these summer-themed gift tags which I'm sharing with you all.  Bright and cheerful, I've personally found these designs uplifting during this dreary season.

Regardless of whether you're actually heading into summer or you're simply dreaming about it you might find these little tags come in handy for decorating homemade drinks, gift packages, wedding favours, bunches of flowers... whatever you can imagine.

Continue to grab your free downloads.

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Vintage Style

Juliette Hogan Winter 2010 | June 18, 2010

Loving the style of New Zealand fashion designer Juliette Hogan and her "Winter 2010: So Pretty it Hurts" Collection.

posted under: Fashion

One Year Old | June 17, 2010

WIth all that has been happening in my life lately, I'd almost forgotten that Eat Drink Chic turned 1 year old on June 8! I can't believe it's been a whole year already!

Speaking of birthdays, this 'Bon anniversaire' cat paperdoll card by Livework is one of the cutest cards I've seen in awhile and it comes with a gorgeous little aqua envelope. I picked it up at a nearby paperie. It's also available online here at Pigeonhole. Be sure to check out the other cute cards in the paperdoll range.

{ photos by Amy Moss }

posted under: Stationery, Found Objects, storytelling

My Nan | June 16, 2010

A couple of weeks ago my nan Sylvia, or "Tiny" as everyone knew her, had an accidental fall in her home, hitting the back of her head.  She was taken to hospital that evening and we sat with her as doctors assessed her situation throughout the night. At this stage it didn't appear to be too serious as she was still conscious and  responding well to all the Nurse's questions. However, she took a turn for the worse the following morning and was immediately taken into surgery.

In the following week, we visited her regularly while we waited for her to rouse. We sat with her, talked to her, held her hand and kept her company. Despite our hopes that she would fully recover, Nan never woke up. She passed away almost a week later, on Friday June 4 surrounded by close family.

A month ago, to this day, Nan celebrated her 80th birthday and I was also extremely thankful that she was around to witness and celebrate my wedding earlier this year.

With a completely loveable nature and an eternal smile on her face, my nan will be missed by many. She was humble, giving, always put others before herself and constantly helped those in need.  She was the kind of person who would buy things, not because she needed them but simply to help out people with small, struggling businesses.

Her passing was very sudden and completely unexpected as she was in relatively good health for her age.

Admittedly, I am still in shock over the events of the past couple of weeks and trying to arrive at an acceptance of the fact that sometimes these things, though seemingly unfair and sad, are simply meant to be.

I take comfort in the fact that she did not suffer long and left us peacefully.

I appreciate your patience over the past couple of weeks as I've had to take some time away from updating my blog and answering emails to deal with this difficult situation. A big thank-you to those who sent me kind words during this time.

Life must go on. I am happy to be returning again to my blog with regular updates.

{ photo taken at my wedding, March 28 of this year, by Jonathan Ong }

posted under: storytelling