Tuesday, August 31, 2010


New Zealand shoe brand whywho has been nominated for the Westpac Young Designer Competition and they are my pick to win. You can click here to vote for them and also check out the rest of the lookbook here.

The brand is designed by Cate King and Sarah Busby, sisters from Gisborne and I love love love it. Not to mention the fact that a lot of my family are from Gisborne so I have a soft spot for the place.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Super Duper Things

Super Duper Things is a cute little etsy store full of handmade jewellery, accessories and homewares with mostly one-off items. I wouldn't mind the stag silhouette in the blue vintage frame hanging on my wall!

You can also keep up to date by following the Super Duper blog.

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend x

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Always, Sometimes, Never

(Le Portillon)

I saw this on someone else's blog and thought it might be a fun weekend post. Feel free to join in and if you do make sure you leave me the link in the comments below so I can come check it out =)

I Always:
♥ plait my hair before i go to sleep (i have naturally curly hair but this helps tame the chaos)
♥ check my emails every morning
♥ have a TV series I'm following on DVD. Currently it's "The Wire".
♥ listen to the Beatles while I'm doing housework

I Sometimes:
♥ feel too lazy to go to training
♥ go to bed without doing the dishes first
♥ singalong to songs that surprise my husband, like when rap comes on the radio in the car
♥ eat peanut butter straight from the jar

I Never:
♥ skip breakfast, i love it too much!
♥ miss an issue of
Frankie. eagerly checking my mailbox at the moment for the new one to arrive.
♥ sing in front of anyone other than my husband
♥ drink milk just by itself.. even the thought of it makes me gag.

Now it's your turn!

Friday, August 27, 2010

J’aime Mon Carré (I Love My Scarf)

I love Hermés‘ new campaign and website, J’aime Mon Carré (I Love My Scarf) , dedicated to their soon to be released line of limited-edition scarves.

The website features a group of girls from New York, London, Paris and Tokyo showing off different ways to wear the beautiful silk scarves- in your hair, as a bag, around your neck. I thought it was such a good idea for kicking off a campaign and generating interest before the product is even available!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Urban Outfitters

I am in LOVE with these polaroids from a recent Urban Outfitters shoot that I discovered yesterday thanks to the Velvet Bow. They're just another reminder for me that Spring is on it's way along with iced tea, picnics, denim cut offs and summer dresses.. bliss!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

GIVEAWAY: Sponsored by Darling Vintage


One of my lovely sponsors, Darling Vintage is offering a $30 giftcard to spend in her store for one lucky reader. It's the same deal as always, just comment on this post to enter and the draw is open until Sunday 12pm (NZ time.) You can still enter if you don't have a blogger account, just make sure you leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.

Good luck!

EDIT: This giveaway is now closed and the winner will be contact shortly =)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Where I work

I've been looking forward to sharing this post for awhile now. Some of you might remember I said I work part time as a Personal Assistant and part time in my bosses boutique jewellery and giftware store? Well now I can finally share with you some pictures of the new shop "Rox at the Base". Hope you like, let me know what you think!

Some of the displays:

Some of my favourite items instore:

There's also a Rox facebook page and Rox website you can check out and buy online :)
(me working hard)

Let me know what you think! Sorry it's such a picture heavy post, it was really hard trying to cut down how many to share cause there's so much I wanted to show you guys. And before I forget to mention, the lovely Emma from But Honestly and Ilana from See Me Everywhere are the store owners :)

Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt


A couple of weeks ago I joined in on the Much Love Monday meme but then somehow forgot to post about it since then so this week it's time for a catch up. Some things I have been loving lately:

♥ apple tea ♥ watching The Wire on dvd ♥ homemade burgers ♥ buying treats on etsy ♥ liquid liner ♥ inside jokes ♥ family times ♥ Spring & Summer being just around the corner♥ Penguin books ♥ crunchy apples ♥ snail mail ♥ Courtney Brims ♥ fresh flowers ♥ coke zero ♥ sleep ins ♥ bumping into old friends ♥ saving ♥ crumpets & jam ♥ mix cds ♥ quote books

Friday, August 20, 2010

Alena Chendler

Thank you to Alena Chendler from Siberia for todays photography inspiration.

Check out her flickr and blog for more beauty.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

long haired girl

So recently it felt like I woke up and all of a sudden my hair was really long:
And when you have long curly hair, products are your best friend for taming the long, wild mess. So I've been trying out a few different types and I've come to the conclusion that GHD wins all the way, especially these 3:
♥ Obedience Cream ♥ Polishing Serum ♥ Miracle Mist Conditioning Spray

Between the three of them I manage to get rid of all the frizz and craziness and have smooth, soft curls (that smell good too). So that's my recommendation for today, especially if any of you have hair like mine!

And while we're at it, it's no fun having out takes and not sharing them so here we are:
Haha xo

oh, it is love

Corezone is a ceramic heart-shaped vessel that you can place your thoughts, feelings and emotions into. Write them down on pieces of paper and put them inside. You must then physically break your own heart to free them.

I want one!!!! Found via and it's love.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Kling Spring 2010 Lookbook

Here in New Zealand the frosts of winter are disappearing, layers are getting lighter and the heater has been returned to the cupboard... that's right- for the most part the coldest days of winter are over and Spring is just around the corner. I'm so excited!

I do love winter and it's offerings- snuggly nights inside, hot soup, Sunday roasts and hot baths, but there's something so nice about summer and sunshine- bike rides, barbecues, ice creams, days at the beach and not to mention a summer wardrobe like the one featured in these beautiful pictures from the Kling Spring 2010 lookbook.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

all you need is love ♥

Beautiful handmade plates by Doe C Doe.

One of my favourite things about this online community is all the talent and creativity- so many inspiring people making art, taking pictures, making films and music, creating beautiful and unique homes and living motivational lifestyles. Inspiration overflow!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Take me away

(by wolvessss)

My internet at home is sloooow so this post took forever to create :(

Ahh anyway I'm just popping in to say hi and share a few pictures. How was everyone's weekend? The husband and I spent a lot of time holed up inside watching "The Wire". We are half way through season 4 and loving it. Has anyone else watched that program? It is actually one of the most amazing tv series I have ever seen.

I guess for some of you your weekend is still going but for me it's Monday morning and I am doing a bit of house work then heading off to work. I love how New Zealand is first to see the new day!
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