Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Oh cripes! Look what just landed in my Inbox... Ladies and gentlemen I give you the Country Road spring Catalogue for 2011. I am loving their choice of colours this season. I can't wait to rock Spring in their range of fresh, bright hues. The fact that I am moving house gives me way to many excuses for colourful homey accessory purchases. . .


So ridiculously amped to see this here movie, It could be the perfect couples outing. I Am loving the combination of both girl and boy eye candy, so there is basically someone for the both of you to drool over. Sometimes I feel like I spoil you too much. Here is the trailer in case you need a little convincing, personally I just like looking at JT. You can book us tickets here,  just let me know time and place- it's a date.



I don't really think I need to explain this one to you, you all know it's fab and you all know you will have fun! See you there folks!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


 This coat is definitely one for the birthday list.



My mom always told me that if I ever came home with a tattoo, she would personally remove it with our trusty vegetable peeler. You know the super cheap ones that work a million times better than anything fancy you can get today. Jen ment business and I was not at all interested in getting my skin peeled off by my outraged parent so I let the whole "getting inked" thing slide and stupidly got my belly button pierced instead. Idiot. Due to the fact that I could not permenantly colour myself in, I have become something of a tattoo perve. I love the idea of tattoo'd people as the art rather than just the tattoo its self. If you catch my drift. Some Unknown person once said, " Your body is a temple, but how long can you live in the same house before you redecorate?" I have decided to take this a little sideways and choose to put the tat's on my walls instead of on my bod, I'm sure Jen will be pleased.

- Source unknown -   
 I would love to have prints of these two framed next to each other, to beautiful for words...

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- Shawn Barber -


I am something of a book worm, always have been and I hope that I will continue to be until my eyeballs get all frazzled, but that is what listeners library is for, so I'm not too worried.  The other day I lay in bed thinking about how many books I have read in my life, how many hours have been spent looking in on other peoples lives. . . sort of like a legal peeping tom:) It's freaking crazy! I started trying to make a list of them all, but there really were too many so I have decided to whittle it down to a round number of 54 books that I recommend you get your eyeballs all over. Please please feel free too add your own list in the comments section, I love nothing more than a good book recommendation so fire away.
The beautiful poster is courtesy of andrearosabella.

1. Winnie-the-Pooh – A.A. Milne 

2. Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame 

3. Where the Wild Things Are -  Maurice Sendak 

4. The story of Ferdinan - Robert Lawson 

5. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl  

6. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

7. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen 

8. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
9. Atonement – Ian McEwan   

10. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte 

11. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro 

12. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy  

13. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov 

14. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera

15. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee 

16. Disgrace – J. M. Coetzee 

17. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

18. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

19. Life of Pi – Yann Martel

20. Beatrice and Virgil - Yann Martel 

21. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown 

22. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

23. The Power of One – Bryce Courtenay 

24. Blood Sisters - Stephanie Keating, Barbara Keating 

25. A Durable Fire - Stephanie Keating, Barbara Keating 

26. In borrowed light - Stephanie Keating, Barbara Keating 

27. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres 

28. The Wedding Officer -  Anthony Capella 

29. Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts 

30. My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult 

31. The Harry Potter series – JK Rowling

32. The Millenium series - Stieg Larsson

33. The Spud series – John van de Ruit 

34. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time – Mark Haddon

35. Water for Elephants- Sara Gruen 

36. The help- kathryn stockett 

37. Born to run - Christopher McDougall 

38. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupery 

39. Chocolat – Joanne Harris

40. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – Alexander McCall Smith 

41. Q and A – Vikas Swarup 

42. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott 

43. Lord of the Flies – William Golding 

44. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis 

45. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne

46. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini 

47. Bridget Jones’ Diary – Helen Fielding 

48. Kane and Abel – Jeffrey Archer 
49. Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand  

50. Scar Tissue - Anthony Kiedis   

51. How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale Jenna Jameson 
52. Open: An Autobiography - Andre Agassi

53. Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

54. Go Ask Alice - Anonymous 

    Monday, August 8, 2011


    I have nothing wrong with this here mantra. Infact, I think im going to adopt it pretty much as a permenant thing. From apartment513

    Saturday, August 6, 2011


    My current favorites is the Moleskin Recipe Journal and anything from the Kiki-K kitchen section. I have recently been lucky enough to get my paws on one of there recipe boxes packed with gorgeous recipe cards- absolutely Love it to bits.

    How often have you been to a mates house and had something really really delicious, scribbled the recipe down onto a scrap piece of paper, put it in your bag or pocket and then lost it immediately? This used to be how I rolled until my mum gave me the most beautiful Roger La Borde recipe journal. My recipe journals are now some of my most prized posessions. Infact if my house caught alight, my handwritten recipe books would probably be the first thing I would grab. These scruffy, scribble filled books are filled to the brim with the recipes I treasure the most. The kind of recipes that do not come straight out of the bajillions of cookbooks that I have but rather the ones I have pinched from boozy dinner parties, been gifted by my mother, and mothers of friends and inherited from friends long gone. A recipe journal is something that every person should have, they make fantastic gifts - don't just give someone a blank one though, buy it, fill it with your favorite recipes and let them add to it. The lazy state in which we have become so accustomed to living means that some of the most beautiful old recipes are disappearing. It is so much easier to just go to Woolies and buy dinner prepared than to whip it up old school like your mom and moms mom used to do, but lets be honest, nothing is better than mom's cooking.