Saturday, September 29, 2012

Day 29 - Photo A Day

#favnewtreat = Anti-Gravity Yoga!  Had my very first class today and loved every second.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Day 28 - Photo a Day

#makesmehappy = planning our next trip!  
Which happens to be a quick one - to Singapore next week for five days. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Day 27 - Photo A Day

#makesmecry = Anything to do with old people or small children makes me cry, 
but on a more positive note, my Jimmy Choo perfume smells so completely 
divine that it makes me want to cry!  Does that count? :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Day 26 - Photo A Day

#springsights = the cute little house my 5yo hand painted so a little
 bird could build a nest and have babies inside.  Too sweet! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Day 25 - Photo A Day

#favalbumcover = Icehouse's 'MAN OF COLOURS'.  All time favourite band as well!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Day 24 - Photo a Day

#iamdreamingof Life in Singapore, as there is a 
possibility we may be moving there in the coming months

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Day 23 - Photo A Day

#cantlivewithout = my beautiful husband and daughter

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Day 22 - Photo a Day

#iamaddictedto = Country Valley organic milk.  You haven't tasted milk
until you have tasted this!  Add two teaspoons of chocolate powder, I am in heaven! 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Day 21 - Photo A Day

#iameating - a gorgeous fresh salad with loads of my favourite organic
Botany Fetta cheese.  Super yummy & perfect for such a warm, sunny Spring day.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Day 20 - Photo A Day

#bestgiftever = my Tiffany pendant, a gift from my girlfriends in London before I left.  Still love it and wear it all the time!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Day 19 - Photo A Day

#someonespecial = my dearly loved Dad, who passed
away nearly six years ago now.  Miss you every day Dad.  xx

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

QT Hotel - Sydney

A brand new hotel has opened in Sydney this week - the QT, on the landmark site containing the historic State Theatre and much-loved Gowings building, on the corner of Market and George Streets in the city.  Looks amazing!

Article from ArchitectureAU:

Outwardly the two buildings remain distinct, with the Market Street level offering the public a taste of QT hospitality with restaurants, caf├ęs and bars leading into the hotel above Parlour Lane Roasters opens early as a coffee and breakfast spot, later switching to aperitivo wine bar. Its heritage-tiled floors are restored and original ornate shop display cabinets reinstated to house artefacts from the site alongside covetable design objects. Upstairs is the Gowings Bar & Grill where food director Robert Marchetti and QT Sydney executive chef Paul Easson (ex Melbourne Rockpool) present a European brasserie menu with a seafood accent for the Sydney palate. Upstairs again is the Gilt Lounge for a quiet after-dinner drink or cocktail till late.

Public areas and their styling are the work of architect Nic Graham’s team, while the hotel’s 200 guest rooms were done by Shelley Indyk (Indyk Architects). In deference to the vintage of these stunning buildings, the two design teams have gone for old-world allure with an eclectic edge, incorporating both conserved artefacts and newly commissioned art. Curator of the public area artwork Amanda Love brings together Adelaide artist and maker Richard Blackwell and Sydney sculptor Morgan Shimeld, whose work will feature in the guest rooms.

A lot of restoration and interpretive design work has gone into merging these two significant buildings. Heritage consultant Jonathan Bryant from Graham Brooks and Associates worked closely with the project architects Woodhead, and interiors consultants Indyk Architects and Nic Graham + Associates. Bryant describes the resulting pastiche as “spectacular.” A lot will be written about this project in the coming months, both from the perspective of interior design and heritage restoration.

Day 18 - Photo a Day


Monday, September 17, 2012

Day 17 - Photo a Day

#feellikeakid = going to the park with my 5yo and sliding down the slide and 
swinging on the swings!  I still love it.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Iron beds

When I started looking for a big bed for Isobel a few years ago, I found it really hard to get what I wanted (a cast iron vintage or vintage-look bed) without a ridiculous price tag.  I was lucky enough to find a genuine vintage one on Ebay - which I still absolutely adore, it was well worth the trouble to travel to pick it up.  You can see it in her room here.

If I'd seen these lovelies from Incy Interiors at the time, no doubt I would have been tempted.  And they are a reasonable price.  Loving the colours too.  Gorgeous!

Day 16 - Photo a Day

#fillyourcup = I love my Dean & Deluca extra large coffee cup! 
It also reminds me of my trip to NYC every day

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Day 14 - Photo a Day

#myview = the Carillion and Lake Burley Griffin as I went for a run this morning. 
It's a cracking Spring day.  Yay!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

It's about time!

Great news for peeps in New Zealand, the US and UK.  My very favourite brand of all time, Sass & Bide, now ships internationally! 

Day 13 - Photo a day

#iamreading = The Great Gatsby, and looking foward immensely to Baz Luhrmann's take when the movie is released next year.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Day 12 - photo a day

#happymemory = my bestie and I outside TAO on our recent trip to NYC.  
Seriously, best trip ever!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Day 11 - photo a day

#yournest = My favourite place to be, my bed!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Orla Kiely + Method

I am officially obsessed with Orla Kiely. I also love Method.  So you can only imagine my excitement when I came across this collaboration today!  Followed by massive disappointment of course, because these lovely items aren't available to us in lonely little Australia :(

Method and Orla Kiely Launch Limited Edition Collection of Hand Wash and Cleaning Products

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Today, Method, the leading innovator in premium, eco-chic household and personal care products, launches its first collaboration with designer Orla Kiely. Four signature prints from the Irish-born designer will now be available as a limited edition collection of Method hand washes and home cleaners in exclusive fall fragrances.
“We love Method’s fun and eco-friendly approach in designing their cleaning products so it’s been wonderful to bring our bright, colorful prints onto the bottles to complement these lovely new fragrances”
Orla’s graphic prints adorn her ready-to-wear clothing collections, house wares, furnishings, perfume and accessories. Method designers worked with Orla to select four bright and fun prints that would complement Method’s iconic bottle designs and inspire four unique fragrances – pear ginger, vanilla chai, bay leaf and primrose.
“Working with Orla and her team was a natural fit given the mutual love of color, patterns and design shared by both our brands,” said Sally Clarke, creative director of Method.
Method used Orla’s patterns as the starting point for the fragrance development with this collection. The coral-colored floral print inspired a primrose fragrance – an updated twist on a classic rose – while an herbaceous, rich bay leaf brings the iconic green stem print to life. The pear pattern inspired a fresh fragrance with a hint of ginger to create a bright, clean aroma that carries across hand wash to cleaning spray and dish soap.
“We love Method’s fun and eco-friendly approach in designing their cleaning products so it’s been wonderful to bring our bright, colorful prints onto the bottles to complement these lovely new fragrances,” said Orla Kiely.
Available this fall at Target stores nationwide and on, the Method + Orla Kiely designer collaboration includes gel and foaming hand wash, dish soap and all-purpose cleaning spray ($2.99 - $3.99). The biodegradable and naturally derived formulas are free of any dirty ingredients, like parabens, phthalates, triclosan and EDTA. And packaged in recyclable bottles made with 100% recycled plastic (PCR).

Day 10 - photo a day

#inspiresme = Spring!  
I feel so reinvigorated when the weather warms up and the sun comes out.

I've loved doing this Birdsnest photo a day thing.  It's gotten me right into the swing of things Instagram-wise.  I've been snapping all sorts of pics!

 A whole NYC outfit!  Vivienne Tam shirt, Seven for all Mankind jeans, Chloe shoes.

Oh, and arm party by Lindi Kingi Designs.  So in love with these!  
Hopefully soon to be stocked at KITT.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Day 9 - photo a day

#handwritten = from my little girl to me

Day 8 - photo a day

#inmyhandbag = on my way to the Red Cross Burlesque Ball at the Hyatt

Friday, September 7, 2012

Day 7 - photo a day

#favmag = The Bergdorf Goodman mag I picked up at BG in NYC a couple of weeks ago

Day 6 - photo a day

#birdsnest = Super cute bird's nest merit badge, part of the uber cool Such Great Heights range for kids, soon to be available through KITT!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Day 5 - photo a day

#favoutfit = super soft jersey KJ by Kirrily Johnston dress with Ash heels

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Day 4 - photo a day

#favaccessory = New Missoni heels and a Sass & Bide neck cuff

Monday, September 3, 2012

Day 3 - Photo a day

#Favclothing = My brand new Lovestate supercrop jeans by Sass & Bide!