Social Proper | August 31, 2011

Ooh.. I like these.

From Social Proper.

posted under: Gift Ideas, Stationery

Gorman Spring 2011 | August 30, 2011

Wouldn't you agree that the start of Spring is the loveliest time of year? We thankfully bid adieu to the cold and then in marches the bright colours, the polka dots and the orange patent heels! Loving Gorman's latest collection.

Oh, and they've just recently opened up their new online shop!

posted under: Fashion

My Favourite Thing (at the moment) | August 29, 2011

When I was a little girl I watched 'The Sound of Music' at least 300 times. The songs were a staple in our household, making regular appearances in shower solos and impromptu hums.

Despite possessing the highest regard for this beloved musical, I never related to the song “My Favourite Things”. This is mostly due to the fact that I found Fräulein Maria's list of 'favourite things'  somewhat lacking (and, not to mention, rife with the 'cheese' factor). Sadly, “raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens” did absolutely nothing for me.

In addition, I found that prancing around in my bedtime garments and belting out the phrase "schnitzel with noodles"  helped little in the event of sheer, blinding terror.

I realise now that perhaps my indifference to Mr Hammerstein's lyrics is also due to one profound and glaring omission: green and black's 85% dark chocolate.

The stuff rocks. Buy in bulk.

{ photo by Amy Moss }

posted under: Food, Found Objects, storytelling

Rodarte for Opening Ceremony Fall 2011 | August 25, 2011

You simply must check out this Fall lookbook by Rodarte for Opening Ceremony. Beautiful.

{ photography by Autumn de Wilde }

posted under: Photography, Fashion

Scarves from Toast | August 24, 2011

Great mix of colours. Scarves from Toast.

posted under: Gift Ideas, Fashion

DIY Paper Popsicle Memory Game | August 22, 2011

As a kid I adored the game 'Memory'. The truth is, I still do. Sure, it's not exactly what you would define as 'challenging' but there's something charming about it's simplicity. So, for a bit of cute fun I decided to re-create the game with a slight twist. I've replaced the cards with paper popsicles. Who doesn't love popsicles, right?

Scatter these at a summer ice-cream social, bbq or picnic for a bit of interactive fun for guests!

Continue for more pics and to download your freebies!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Kids, Parties

Bokja Chairs | August 18, 2011

Would love to have one of these colourful beauties in my home. From Bokja.

posted under: Interiors, Home Décor

Poppies for Grace | August 16, 2011

Lots of pretty paper treasures at Poppies for Grace including some cheerful lolly bags, colourful string and tie envelopes and a gorgeous 'rose garden' swing tag box and writing set.

posted under: Gift Ideas, Stationery, Parties

Country Road Spring 2011 | August 12, 2011

I'm really loving the beautiful hues in Country Road's spring 2011 collection that encompasses both fashion and homewares...and that pleated maxi dress is just stunning- the colour just screams springtime!

posted under: Home Décor, Tableware, Fashion

A Recipe for Happiness | August 09, 2011

It has recently come to my attention that the combination of pretty novelty chocolate, shiny+glittery hats and a collection of colourful felt balls = happy!

So, if you're out and about in Melbourne and you're looking for some cheering up, here's where to go:

  • Simón Coll Umbrella Chocolates from 'The Department' ( a new and interesting concept store) in Prahran
  • Glitter hat from Woolworths (pick up some munchies while you're there) in Kew
  • Felt balls from The Colour Lab ( lots of pretty colourful things ) in Prahran
  • Happy Birthday candles from Daiso ( could spend hours in this cute japanese store. everything is $2.80! ) in Westfield Doncaster.

{ photography by Amy Moss }

posted under: Gift Ideas, Food, Melbourne Chic, Parties, Found Objects, storytelling

Mixed Bag... August 8, 2011 | August 08, 2011

Homework pencil case by Present and Correct from Haus

Salad serving set from Leif

Nail polish in 'Leprechaun Lynch' from Scotch Naturals { via Life's Little Jems }

Experimental typography by Anna Garforth { via formfiftyfive }

Mini sequin heart hairclip/brooch from

Mimi CDC dress by Marc Jacobs

Industrial stencil letters from Urban Outfitters

Mask bag by Atsuyo et Akiko from Smallable

Funky juice bottles from Dutch by design { via designlovefest }

DIY wool felt flower hair accessories from Make it and love it

Kissing Stags Flat Purse from Anorak

Repetto BB Patent Ballerina Pumps from Asos

Carpenter pencil set from International Arrivals

Mustard Rose Pillow from jillybeancraft

posted under: Mixed Bag, Typography, Gift Ideas, Stationery, Kids, Home Décor, Tableware, Fashion, Drink

And the winner is... | August 05, 2011

Congratulations Rebecca H! You have won a Happy Badge Party Pack from Tea and Ceremony! I will be contacting you shortly for your postal details. Thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway and a huge thanks to Sandra from Tea and Ceremony for contributing her super lovely badge set!

posted under: Giveaway

Croatia Vintage | August 05, 2011

Lovely vintage dresses on this cute etsy shop.

{ via bird and banner }

posted under: Fashion, Vintage Style

Manjar Cookies | August 03, 2011

Spotted these on Pinterest today- the cutest cookies you ever did see.

posted under: Gift Ideas, Food, Parties

Fab Four... August 2, 2011 | August 02, 2011

{ 1 }  Notepad from KikkI K

{ 2 }  Adriana knit top from Review

{ 3 }  Coca-Cola shoes from 11th Moon { via all the mountains }

{ 4 }  Chiffon pom pom duet set from

posted under: Gift Ideas, Stationery, Fashion, Fab Four