A little aside from the Christmas theme now, with these 2 new books on Paris. Beautifully put-together, these are real coffee table books. I'll get in early & add them to my Christmas wish-list!
Friday, April 27, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
You can tell this advent calendar has been created by a graphic designer - super stylish designs adorn little cardboard boxes that open to reveal a pre-Christmas treat. Found on Etsy - details to follow.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I recently decided the most dangerous words in the English language are: "Hello Sabrina Parrini. Welcome to Etsy". It's sure going to be hard to tighten the purse strings now I'm a fully-fledged Etsy member! I love this print I found on Etsy a while back. Will credit it as soon as I find the link.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Monday, November 28, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The latest issue of 'Maeve' magazine has just come out & it's all about Christmas! How charming are these photos from 'Little Brown Pen' documenting the streets of Paris during the festive season? Pop over to Little Brown Pen's Etsy store to purchase their prints.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Every time I see a moose I instantly think of Christmas & also of my favourite TV show from years back - Northern Exposure. I loved the moose that used to trudge up the Canadian street where the show was filmed in the opening credits. How awesome is this US artwork discovered by the lovely girls at 'We Heart Books'? (http://weheartbooks.com) Lou & Katie have impeccable taste & chance across the nicest things wouldn't you agree?
Sunday, November 20, 2011
I recently found out about the Geffrye Museum in London. Set in a stately Victorian manor, each December the museum pays homage to Christmas traditions in English homes over the past 400 years! Staff decorate each of it's 11 rooms in a style resplendent of that era. Here's their take on the 1970's.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
How interesting & cool are these mod Christmas trees displayed in Paris (Place Vendome) in 2010? They're made from white plastic tubing & fairy lights. These photos are courtesy of Lonely Planet's travel blog.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
LOVE the way London department store Marks & Spencer decorated their store last Christmas - very cool! Wish stores in Australia went to the same lengths to spread some Christmas cheer!
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Antonio Carluccio is an Italian-born UK chef who has made a quite a name for himself in London. He established a restaurant there called 'Carluccio's' many, many years ago but sold it for a tidy sum nearly a decade ago. The single restaurant has now been made into a restaurant & food-store chain and is still going strong. Carluccio's recently released their Christmas food range. There's some terrific things on offer including Italian nougat bon-bons!
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I've been lucky enough to be asked to style a few magazine & newspaper photoshoots over the past year. Here's the latest one I did for the 'Herald Sun' HOME magazine. The HS feature will be appearing in print Dec 3rd. Some of my other styling work will also feature in: 'Sumptuous', 'Take 5' & 'The Guardian'. Thanks to one of my besties Mariquita for allowing her unbelievably cute munchkins to be my helpers!
Monday, November 7, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
I really admire Michelle Obama. From everything I've read, she works just as tirelessly as her husband, US president Barack Obama. She started the 'Let's Move' initiative in the US a few years back. Her program encourages children to eat healthier & exercise more by embracing the great outdoors. She's an inspiration!
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Now & again I stumble across a stand-out Christmas decorating item. How's this Raylite Church (manufactured in New York in the 1950's) that I snapped up for $9.60! The first time I saw one was was years ago, but it was hideously expensive. I've always hoped I'd find a cheaper one, and for under $10 I couldn't say no. It stands at around 40cm tall.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
It's on again! One of my all-time favourite Christmas markets has just launched it's 2011 Melbourne dates!
Magnolia Square market is a treasure trove of homespun, crafty & creative homewares, gifts & general all-round gorgeousness. I love shopping for Christmas presents within the confines of Magnolia's creative walls & have happily been doing so for years. A definite 'must-visit' event!
Monday, October 31, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
'Jme' is the name of chef Jamie Oliver's signature homeware & foodstuffs collection. I really like the graphic design on his new Xmas pudding box, released a couple of weeks ago. They sadly don't ship to Australia, but do ship to the US & Europe for our readers on the other side of the world!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
UK chefs Jamie Oliver & Hugh Fearneley-Whittingstall are headlining this years 'Taste of Christmas' foodie festival in London in December. What a great line-up! Speaking of Jamie Oliver, here's a hilarious clip from a Christmas episode of Jamie @ Home. There's a very funny part right at the end with Jamie's mentor Gennaro Contaldo.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
I've fallen in love with these retro typewriters from BMT Vintage in Brooklyn. Not only would they make a quirky & interesting Christmas display, but how cool would it be to type up your wish-list to Santa old-school style?
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
For me, there are few things better than twinkling lights & the comforting glow they cast. I guess this would ring even truer for those who celebrate Christmas in the bleak mid-winter of the Northern Hemisphere.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
I'm not quite sure what to think of these Christmas decorations I came across the other day. On the one hand, I think they're pretty cool, funny & fun. On the other, I don't know if I like the implied destruction these grenade Christmas decorations issue, especially at a time when peace & love is supposed to abound! What do you think?
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
This new dress by Sass & Bide is gorgeous & perfect to cover the holiday season's numerous parties. This image unfortunately doesn't do it justice - it looks 100% better in real life!