Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Melody Maison

A wonderful store for vintage chic interiors.


Monday, 18 October 2010

Mermaids & Fairies

Ever since purchasing Doreen Virtue's Magical Mermaid and Dolphin cards I've been kinda obsessed with Mermaids.  They're one of those things that even though deep down in the bottom of your logical mind you know couldn't be real, there's still a tiny piece of you that really really hopes they are.  Same with fairies...I've always been obsessed with them and will continue to talk to them in my garden regardless.

So the joy was pulsing in my twisted fins when I found this fabulous artist Hannah Lynn  We even share a second name, its truly divine guidance!  I went ahead and bought 2 of her cameo necklaces made with her artwork.  One for me, and the other for a Christmas present. For me, my favourite character of the bunch has to be Gypsy Pirate Mermaid.  I'll keep the other one I bought a secret in case the recipient of the the present reads this blog, I don't want to ruin the surprise.

My Gypsy Pirate Mermaid, Isn't she badass?

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Dream Hair

This is the hair colour/style that I am aiming for...I'm almost there...kinda...

Glamorous Grunge

My picks of the week from one of my favourite shops pretaportobello.com

Girls to the Front

Having spent the majority of my teenage years RIOTING GRRL STYLE.  I am intrigued by this new book.


Riot Grrrl roared into the spotlight in 1991: an uncompromising movement of pissed-off girls with no patience for sexism and no intention of keeping quiet. Young women everywhere were realizing that the equality they’d been promised was still elusive, and a newly resurgent right wing was turning feminism into the ultimate dirty word. In response, thousands of riot grrrls published zines, founded local groups, and organized national conventions, while fiercely prophetic punk bands such as Bratmobile, Heavens to Betsy, Huggy Bear, and Bikini Kill helped spread the word across the US and to Canada, Europe, and beyond.  

Home Exchange

This is something I have been pondering over for a while, but I now feel I am ready to take the plunge.

Home Exchange is where you swap your house for a number of weeks or longer with another person in a far off magical land.  In my case, this would hopefully be the USA and I will hopefully find an exchange in Seattle at the beginning of April to make the annual pilgrimage that bit cheaper.  I have been browsing numerous sites such as:

Can you  imagine my surprise and delight when I saw this architectural extravagansa right on Lake Washington in Seattle! Wow, just Wow.

Also who knew that in the movie Sleepless in Seattle Tom Hanks lived in a Floating Home!  I just assumed it was a house on the water's edge.  But there are similar properties on these sites to exchange in Seattle.  They're small, but look like fun!

sTori Telling

I am currently reading the New York Times Besteller (yes, really!) "Stori Telling" by Tori Spelling.

I have to say I love this girl.  She's no prize winning author by any stretch of the imagination but she certainly is witty and has that unique ability of being able to laugh at herself without being self-deprecating.  What I found interesting is just how similar her life is to mine, and probably thousands of other women which goes to prove that growing up in Beverley Hills and having a gazillionaire for a father doesn't really mean anything in the grand scheme of things.  She makes retarded decisions regarding men-folk, she has problems getting work, she argues with her mother constantly (mainly about interior design).  Most surprising of all was the longterm relationships she had, first with a boyfriend who was mentally abusive to her and then to a husband who was emotionally uninvolved with her...wouldn't you think with all that money you could afford to upgrade to the PERFECT guy.  Hopefully she has managed to do that with current husband, Dean.  But it gives me hope in knowing it took her until her mid-30s to find him.

Afternoon Tea Necklaces

By Etsy's charlieccbb

Saturday, 16 October 2010

The Highlight of my Week

I purchased a new bedlinen collection and a new teapot this week.  Life is good.