Thursday, 29 December 2011


Can you believe this is a candid shot Mileys' mum took whilst doing laundry?  She certainly looks a lot more glam than I do when I am sorting my whites from colours.

Lipstick and laundry: Miley Cyrus applies lipstick during a sexy photo shoot at her local laundromat

Sultry: The teen was seen posing sultrily against the spin cycles with her sister Brandi, left and gal pal Denika

Trolley dolly: The Last Song star is also seen sitting in a laundry trolley with the two other girls posing alongside her

PS.  Why is Miley at a laundromat??

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Interior Love

Whilst conducting my daily Pinterest stalk, I came across this amazing home of Ana Antunes.  It is a tiny tiny bit of feminine overload, but it is really amazing! 

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Image via home-styling.blogspot

Following that inspiration, here are some of my favourite feminine decorator items I have stumbled across recently.  

Lucite tray from Dabney Lee (and fully customise it!)

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A cute feminine print from Red Direct 

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A storage box from Jayson Home
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A super cute pillow from love maki at Etsy

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Some very very cute Chariots of Fire wings from Zhush

Gold Chariots of Fire Wings

And easily my favourite, these storage boxes from Shop Ten 25

Glacier Box

Check out the rest of Ana's amazing home and her blog here.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

This Christmas

Traditionally my friends host a Christmas Eve party, and with it falling on a Saturday there was a lot less rushing about from work (I work right up to and through the Xmas period).

It is generally a day of over indulgence, and this year was no exception.  I found this recipe on Pinterest and just had to try it out.  I think it was devoured in about 10 minutes....!

Pizza Dip
Pizza Dip!!
  • 150 grams of Philly cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (nice rich creamy variety like "real" or "hellmans" brands)
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, grated
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • Topping
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded/grated
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 100 grams chopped pepperoni
  • 2 tablespoons capsicum sliced thin 
  • 2 tablespoons mushrooms sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons black olives, sliced 
  1. Mix the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, mozzarella and parmigiano reggiano and spread it across the bottom of a pie plate.
  2. Spread the pizza sauce on top and sprinkle on the cheese, pepperoni, green pepper, mushrooms and olives.
  3. Bake in a preheated 180 C oven until the cheese has melted, bubbling and golden brown, about 15 minutes.

You can substitute in and out your other favourite pizza ingredients.  Serve with some crusty sourdough bread.  Here is my version below, not as photogenic as the file pic, but you get the gist!

Christmas day was yet another day of over indulgence.  My uncle is Austrian and his mother was in Australia to visit so we were lucky enough to have apple strudel for dessert, a highlight for sure!

With custard, yum!
Being summer in Australia, lunch was a mix of cold meats, sushi and salads, and of course pork crackling :). (notice I blogged about dessert first. I know where my priorities lie)

The heavens opened in the early afternoon, and we were pelted with hailstones the size of golf balls.  The damage was pretty bad across Melbourne, we were lucky to only sustain one dent in our car...

A great Christmas nonetheless!  Got a good haul of presents too :)

Friday, 23 December 2011

Designer Love- Abigail Ahern

I stumbled across these images some time ago on Desire to Inspire by interior designer Abilgail Ahern, and immediately became a little obsessed.  Her style is very unique, but also very recognisable.

The first images are from a Notting Hill apartment that was for sale earlier this year.

Images via Domus Nova

That flat gives me heart palpitations.

Also in her portfolio:

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Continue reading about Abigail in her book and by checking out her blog.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

My blog got a Christmas pressie!

A new banner courtesy of Katrina at the The Media Maid!  

You may remember Katrina and her sister Amie who appeared & renovated like mad on the last season of "the Block".  They created my favourite living/dining space.  Just check out that industrial dining table and Xavier Pauchard 'Tolix' chairs.

Image courtesy of Channel Nine

You can also check out Katrina's blog here! Thanks Katrina!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Etsy Finds

This weeks' Etsy find is courtesy of the Melbourne based "the Love shop".  Gorgeous modern typography is their specialty, and the prints are suitable for a modern space, kids bedroom, or as part of a collage of prints.

They have a variety of sizes, and mine fitted neatly into frames from Target.  I am always a fan of easy framed pictures that dont require expensive custom framing.

Some favourites in the collection:

BONJOUR LE MOUSTACHE - Deluxe Print in Natural and Black - 8x10 inch on A4 modern poster Do What You Love - Inspiring print in 8x10 on A4 in Natural and Red VINTAGE LOVE - Deluxe 8x10 inch Print on A4 (in Sweet Pink)Simply French Love - Le Prix D Amour...Typography FRENCH QUOTE in 8x10 on A4Let The Good Times Roll - French inspired Deluxe Print (in Pink Blush and Red)THE FAB 4 - Beatles Forever Deluxe Print (in 8x10 inch on A4 in Jet Black and White)

But there are HEAPS more, so check out their store here.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Vogue Germany - January 2012

These images are going around the internet at lightening speed.  Absolutely stunning!

Images from German Vogue, via RDuJour

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Sunday Images - Festive Season Edition

Its the festive season, which means party, party and more parties.  It's also summer in Australia which means we have BBQ's and summer holidays as opposed to egg nog and open fires.  Fingers crossed for a hot Xmas Day!!
The best Christmas movie. 
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Can I have a pet deer?

Great photo arrangement
Is this festive, or an ep of Criminal Minds? 
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Sparkly Elie Saab
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Jessica Alba looking festive and sparkly

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For the office?  OK.

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I have also decided on my New Years resolution, which I will blog about in 2012!  Do any of you have NY resolutions?  

Images from theyallhateus, apartmenttherapy, citified.blogspot, feelingfrostytumblr, flickr