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Christmas 2015 Holiday Decor

9 Nov 2015


The time to drag out the Christmas decorations is almost upon us, and what better time than now to add a few more holiday pieces to your collection.  I love a festive sale and if you're anything like me, you'll have collected a mix of odds and ends from the bargain bins over the years.  This year I think it's the perfect time to update the holiday decor and add a few of these luxe to less pieces into my collection.  When did the holidays start getting so stylish, no plastic Santa's in sight (he can still stay in the cupboard though).

Etsy + Bride Wedding Trunk Show

10 Oct 2015


Here's one for all the lucky Melbourne based brides (and grooms) to be!  Our favourite online market place for handmade and vintage goods, Etsy, is teaming up with Bride magazine this October for the very first Etsy + Bride Wedding Trunk show.  This is your chance to get up close and personal with those amazing wedding goodies you've been bookmarking away on Etsy, and to also meet some of the sellers.

Visitors will have the chance to try on gowns, get beautiful styling ideas or grab some last minute pieces to complete their big day.   There will also be three different workshops held over the two days of the trunk show, where you can learn how to fold origami, create a gorgeous flower crown or try your hand at a calligraphy class.  Get in quick, places are limited.

For more information and to reserve your place at the event or workshops, click here.

Etsy + Bride trunk show
Friday 16 October ­ 5pm to 9pm
Saturday 17 October ­ 10am to 5pm
1000 £ Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne


Here's a sneak peak of some of our favourites from a few of the sellers who'll be showcasing their stores at the event.

1) Anna Marguerite Laurel Leaf comb
2) House of Bec stamped spoons
3) She Fox Invitations
4) Bonlux candles


Kip & Co - SS15 Summer Storm

17 Sep 2015








Hooray!  Kip & Co have just released their latest collection for SS15, Summer Storm.  This collection, is maybe my favourite yet with it's vibrant hues and bold graphics.  Better yet, in addition to their bed linen and sleepwear, this season they have also released a stunning range of wall weaves and rugs.  Be sure to check out a couple of my favourites, the tassel bed throws and Storm rug while you're drooling over all the goodies!





Tiff Manuell - Handbags

4 Aug 2015


Tiff Manuell is the creative genius behind these 80s inspired wearable pieces of art. Tiff creates her bespoke range of hand made treasures out of her studio in Adelaide.   Each piece is hand painted, individually detailed and desined to be worn, used and loved.  The explosive colours and patterns in her range of handbags, clutches, tote and laptop bags are out of this world.  The perfect addition to your wardrobe! Buy yours now via her website or Etsy store.


Bella Freud - Parfum and Candles

3 Aug 2015



Hunting for a new signature perfume on the weekend at Mecca Cosmetica, I came across Bella Freud!  Oh my lordy, obsessed is an understatement for the way I feel about this new range. Available exclusively at Mecca Cosmetica in Australia, Bella Freud parfums and candles are from leading British fashion designer and award winning perfumer, Bella Freud and Azzi Glasser. The Bella Freud Eau de Parfum collection was launched in 2014 and has gained a cult following since - think Alexa Chung and Kate Moss.

The immediate stand outs for me were the Je T'aime Jane candle and parfum, an ultra feminine scent capturing Jasmine Night Flower, Queen of the Night Flower, Ylang Ylang and Orange Blossom. It has a romantic and seductive base accord of Black Oud, Sandalwood with a hint of Powder-Musk, making it completely intoxicating.  The Ginsberg is God candle is also sure to be popular in spring with it's fresh green scent, featuring fig, tomato and vine leaves.  Head to your nearest Mecca Cosmetica store and check it out!



Flower Posies - Delivery Services

6 Jul 2015

 
I love having fresh flowers in my home, but rarely have the time to head down to the local market or florist to grab some!  Even when I do get down there - I can never work out what goes with what or end up spending way more than I was hoping to.  Fresh flowers brighten up even the dullest and darkest of rooms in my CBD tiny apartment.  All I ever want is just a cute posy of mixed flowers, nothing too structured.  I've recently discovered a bunch (pardon the pun) of amazing little posy delivery sites thanks to my bff, Instagram.  For a small amount of money - $30 in most cases - you can log on and check out the daily posy of the freshest, in season flowers they have on offer and they'll deliver it to you or your nearest and dearest, ready to display.  Many sites even offer a discounted subscription service, where you can receive your posy on regular weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.  Some sites also offer little add on gifts, like candles and tea which you can add to your posy order to make it even more special.  

Here are a few of my favourite posy delivery sites:

The Little Market Bunch - Melbourne Delivery

 

The Little Posy Co - Perth Delivery 


Little Flowers - Sydney Delivery

The Posy Supply Co - Sydney's Northern Beaches Delivery

Daily Blooms - Melbourne Delivery

Hi Petal - Melbourne Delivery


The Finders Keepers Market

1 Jul 2015




A market that never fails to please are The Finders Keepers markets.  I head along every year, and always end up with a few bags of goodies to take home.  Each market has a uniquely curated line-up, with new debut stalls featured at every event, a Vintage emporium and a line up of live music, food & beverage stalls, Food Trucks, as well as bars and coffee stations.  There's so much there, you'll never need to leave (until they kick you out, of course!).  The Sydney event happened earlier this year, but if you're in Melbourne or Brisbane, you can head along to your local market this July.