Friday, November 30, 2012


Only one sleep to go and although today it is still spring (and currently 30 degrees at 8am!!) I can't WAIT!

It is summer time! My favourite. Look out long lunches, swims in the ocean and fresh pineapple.


Image: via Pinterest

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Bikinis... Eeeek!

I can't quite believe that it is nearly bikini time. Times has really flown over the last few months and it will be summer in 23 days. 23 days! Ahhhhhhhhh

I am digging deep for any inspiration I can find as I feel like before I know it, I will be enjoying summer holidays not quite feeling bikini body ready.

So, I am going to create a new playlist, get my running gear ready and get back into it. Here is to hoping this post is what I need to maybe end up with a body like this... or just a healthier version of what I actually have! haha

Images via: Pinterest and Zimmermann

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Spring Clean

Last week I had the week off work and as much as I was dreading it, it was definitely time for our humble abode to have a serious clean out.

So, I did it. I filled garbage bags with clothes I never wear (this is huge for me as I am emotionally attached) and got out the cleaning gloves.

I organised the wardrobe, filed all my papers (what a terrible job!) and now for the first time in a year I feel cleansed - and the apartment looks amazing.

It is incredible what a clear out can do for your peace of mind. I can't even remember which clothes I gave to charity (clearly the emotional attachment needed to go) and feel all the better for it.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012


It is funny the way life works. I have just read back on the blog posts I wrote over the last few months and realised that I wasn't loving life like I normally did.

I was working in a job that didn't suit me and didn't bring out my best. The biggest problem was, at what point do you give up and at what point do you keep on trying?

I went to Hawaii and New York for a fabulous getaway and whilst sitting in NYC I realised I was dreading going back to work. That was when it hit me that life is too short to be doing something that doesn't make you happy.

So, I have left that job and am just about to start another - a role that suits me MUCH better. I guess you never know about a job until you try it. Experience really is important - it makes you who you are.

Images via: Pinterest

Monday, August 13, 2012


In less than two weeks I am away. Away to the beach and the big city. The biggest problem is that there is so much to do before I get there.

I feel like for the last few months everything I have blogged about has been work and how stressed I am. Stress is such a terrible thing.

I have always been one of those people that could shut down my work life and live my normal life but recently it has all merged into one. Sleepless nights and working on the weekends is not making me all that wonderful.

So I think I just have to pack and get on the plane. Work will always be there and I think a holiday is exactly what I need.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012


I have been stressed and working hard the last couple of weeks so my focus has been on work and I haven't had a chance to stop and enjoy the good things.

I am however finding inspiration in things like this..

I am sure it will all calm down soon but in the meantime, I will continue to indulge in fresh flowers and dream about up and coming holidays.

Images: via Pinterest

Monday, July 16, 2012


I am the fourth week in to my new job and wow, am I busy. So busy I can't quite believe it. We are halfway through winter and I have hardly noticed.

Change is such an interesting thing. I had forgotten how hard it is to leave somewhere you know and are so fond of to start a new adventure where you don't know everything. The systems, the people and the work. All new and somewhat overwhelming.

I have also committed to commuting to my new job which has made me have lots of thinking time as well as lots of time to chat to friends overseas and locally. The lucky things - very good friends indeed.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A few of my favourite things

With the new job starting, I have been so manic I don't know where to start and when to stop. I do however still find inspiration in a few of my favourite things....

 Beautiful Peonies

 Dreaming about my 'one day' beach house interiors

 Inspirational quotes

 The ocean

Images: via Pinterest

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New Job

I have resigned and am starting a new job soon.

 It is quite surreal saying this as I love my current job but the new opportunity sort of hit me when I wasn't expecting it and I am now very excited about the new adventure.

It is weird the way that can happen. It is like a sign that tells you that are sailing along but sometimes you need to rock your boat.

My new job is exciting and going to be a huge challenge - which I think I am up for.

I am moving from the wonderful world of cosmetics to fabulous fashion, which I have always wanted to do.

So - here is to packing up one stage of my life (and my office) to moving into the next.
Scary but exciting all the same.

Images via: Pinterest

Friday, June 1, 2012


Today is the first day of winter and my gorgeous boys birthday. What a time to celebrate!

It is amazing how quickly the seasons change and before you know it you are wearing tights and jackets everyday without realising. It is that time of year when things get cozy and you want to cancel all plans and snuggle up.

Saying that though our winters are still very balmy. Today the weather will be 17 degrees! Boiling.

Tonight we are off to celebrate the gorgeous boys last birthday in his 20's at great friends engagement party. What a way to celebrate the first day of winter with lots of drink with wonderful friends.

Images via: Pinterest

Friday, May 25, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Aloha NYC

I did it.

I booked a trip to New York! I can't WAIT!

I have a group of gorgeous friends that have set up shop over there so can't wait to get a tour from them and spend a few days living like a New Yorker.

New York is the one city in the world that I have always dreamt of visiting but have just never got there. So I booked. I booked so that I am there to celebrate my last birthday in the 20's.

 It is weird though as most movies, TV shows, books are set in the great city. I hope it lives up to all my expectations.

I also booked in a little stop over on the way for some R&R in Hawaii. Yes I know - spoilt. BUT it is on the way!!

I am already craving the mix of sunshine, beach time and then celebrations in the great city.

Images via: Pinterest

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Work shoot

I always forget that parts of my job are brilliant. I guess the longer you do a job, the more you get used to what you do and the fun parts get washed in with the day to day.

Tomorrow I am travelling to Sydney to shoot and PR a new campaign for one of the beauty brands I look after.

From hair and make-up to stylists to caterers, there is never a dull day on a set. From models arriving to being under the hair dryer and make up lights for hours, the shoot is always exciting but always long too.

 It is so interesting to see the new up and coming models and how gorgeous they really are close up.

Ahh the joys. Now just to find the energy to get through the next few days. Coffee please!

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mid week dinner party

I LOVE having people over for dinner parties. Catching up with great friends is what life is all about! Tonight, I have eight wonderful friends coming over for a mid week dinner party. Joy!

 I do however forget everytime that I have never really found time (or I guess the passion) for cooking. I could host dinner parties until the cows come home but it is the preparing of the meals that fills me with dread. It is the time that you get stuck in the kitchen and not chatting to your nearest and dearest that is terrible.

So in a dream world where I had a HUGE budget I would get a cook in to prepare and serve and I would sit back with a fabulous glass of vino in hand and just enjoy.

I would set the table with the most incredible fresh flowers and plates and cutlery and just relax.
Good friends and wine, isn't that what life is all about?

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