Wednesday, November 24, 2010

a few things a girl cant be without

killer pose
elegance and style

images courtesy of jak & jill.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I feel like Diane Keaton in 'something's gotta give' except for the whole divorced thing. I have been reading French books and listening to French music. I think i might have to find a French restaurant to visit? 

A friend of mine is off home to France for the christmas. He's visiting his family who live a few miles out of St Tropez and catching up with his friends in Paris. 

Suffice to say I'm deadly jealous. Christmas in paris would have such a divine feel. So i have been getting my paris fix from around the web. I must say this is what i love about the www. You can feel like you have been to another country without having to leave the comfort of your home. 

Via The Satorialist I have my outfits picked out.. We are just ignoring that its cold, this is a dream and you never feel the cold in dreams. 

here i am taking a breather after a long walk. ha

I know what i want to see, courtesy of this is glamourous 

beautiful interiors in fabulous houses


i think that I would also like to get lost in the back-streets and wind up at an amazing cafe, where I can spend hours drinking coffee and eating sweeties with champagne. Of course writing home to all my loved ones just to let them know that I'm getting by..

I would love to go to a party like this, courtesy of the cherry blossom girl

and i would say that would be enough for me.. maybe a trip to the Louvre and then home.. i don't know about you but I'm all tuckered out thinking about it. 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

really.. I'm done for the weekend.. i promise

I have been craving a dense chocolate experience for a few days now. Then i stumbled across this recipe for chocolate mousse cake on david lebovitz's blog.

I will be taking a trip to the farmers market tomorrow to get all the ingredients for this beauty.. 

Let you know how it turns out!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

i have not been very creative..

it seems that everyone else around the world has been very busy being very creative and inspired. I cant say that i have been inspired to do anything this week other than moan about the heat. However life goes on, and others seem to be doing so with such aplomb. 

Today on Jak & Jill, they posted about their adventures at the Lanvin x H& M 'haute couture' fashion show. 

Amazing. I think i'm in love. Perth fashion week cant really compete. 

And yesterday my mum sent me this great link to a NY Times blog written by Maira Kalman about American democracy, which appeared on the last Friday of each month in 2009. Maira has just recently published a book about america and her interests. 

On her blog, Maira talks about the issues that Americans are facing. I thought it was fascinating. I especially loved the way that she tells her stories. Throughout her blog she is reflecting on George Washington's 'the pursuit of happiness'. Here is a snippet... You can read the complete blog, through this link “And the Pursuit of Happiness,” 

Well that's all for tonight folks.  Happy Weekend!! I hope that it is a good one, full of adventures and fun!!

above image courtesy of luster.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

a weekend away from the city

Over the weekend, some friends and I packed up sticks and escaped down south. 

We didn't really have any major plans. We just wanted to check out a few wineries and enjoy the beaches.  

Saturday started with a quick trip to the general store in our pyjamas, to get some sour cream. I was making banana and sour cream pancakes from Ina Garten's everyday cooking. They were the most unusual pancakes I have ever had. I think they needed maple syrup, but alas we had none. 

We then started out on our first adventure for the weekend. First stop Laurence Winery, second stop Cullen, on to Pierro and then to Vasse Felix, where we had the best time in the cellar and I left with far too much wine. 

We had a lunch booking at Voyager Estate, where we sat outside under the grapevines, next to the stunning rose gardens. 

Saturday night was a scream, I cooked a mexican feast and we then decided to indulge in some parlour games. 

Parlour games were great and we all retired very full, very merry and woke up very under the weather. 

We headed down to the beach in and attempt to wash away our troubles and catch some sun, the morning was beautiful, over cast like most of the weekend but there was a gentle warmth peeking through the clouds. 

As the morning wore on, things got a little brighter, literally and metaphorically. We headed back up the beach to the house and prepared to return to Perth, back to reality. 

On the way back, we decided to stop off at one last winery, Watershed. Considered one of the best winery/restaurants in Margaret River we were eager to indulge. 

After Watershed, we hit the road and headed back to Perth. We plugged in the iTrip and partied our way back to town.

Thank you all for a wonderful weekend. Thank you Daisy for organising it and Michael for letting us invade your beach house.