We usually stop off in LA on our way back from visiting family in the US, but this trip, we decided to stay overnight in our old stomping ground, San Francisco, instead. It's a pretty special place for us; we met and started our married life in the City of Love, and wanted to share some of our favourite spots with our girls - now six and eight years old. Read on for how we managed 24 hours in San Francisco with kids...
7 June 2016
It's been kisses and cuddles all week visiting my new 4.5 month-old niece in Seattle. We've been to Seattle a few times before and ticked off some of the touristy activities, so this trip we were happy to stay fairly close to home in Redmond, WA with the bub. Here are some of the fun things we got up to with our 6.5 and 8.5 year-olds girls...
19 May 2016
Goodness, Pottery Barn Kids sure knows how to create dreamy spaces that children adore. My girls are mad for all the looks created in collaboration with Monique L'huillier - it's a world of whimsy and elegance that stands out from the more graphic looks that we've been seeing in kids' interiors lately. Come along with me to the launch of the Monique L'huillier Collection with Pottery Barn Kids in Sydney recently...
7 May 2016
Arro Home has nailed it with these gorgeous rugs designed by Aussie weaving expert Maryanne Moodie, now living in New York City and owning the loom over there too. These pieces are gorgeous - I want both the Adamas and Desert Storm rugs - and look fantastic with Arro home's signature cat and eye cushions and range of bedding.
5 May 2016
Win this fabulous Mother's Day gift selection worth $200! We all deserve a little treat and this prize pack includes a ceramic mortar and pestle, cute art print (I'm picturing this one framed in a nursery!), a splash of colour for your bathroom, stylish side plates and a sweet timber wall plaque. To enter, comment here on Instagram. Closes Mother's Day - Sunday 8th May 2016. Read on for more details:
29 April 2016
Sydney wonder emporium Seasonal Concepts in Redfern, NSW is hosting a floral workshop for kids next Saturday 7th May. Send your 8-15 year old along for an hour and a half of creativity and be guaranteed beautiful blooms for Mother's Day!
27 March 2016
Kids InStyle Sydney is always a must-do on my kids' industry calendar - to catch-up with favourite brands, check out trends, and scout for new Australian kids' designers. The 2016 show in Sydney showcased more of what we've loved in the last year - pastels, monochrome, fruit, unicorns, Aussie-Scandi style, graphic prints on kids' clothes, and a lasting interest in children's rooms. Read on for my favourite brands and trends from the show this year.
18 March 2016
I'm lapping up the boho beauty of this lush tropical north Queensland baby shower for my friend Jess. Gorgeous photography by Rhea Tasvinda captures the sweetness of the afternoon in all its steamy gloriousness. Jess gives us the goods on the lovely event she created (omg - the cake!):
Organised by: Jess
Location: Mackay, QLD
Theme: Tropical, relaxed afternoon with friends and family.
Photography: Tasvinda Photography
Photography: Tasvinda Photography
10 March 2016
Seriously - how did they know? My girls are in years 1 and 3 at school and they aren't rote learning the times tables like we did when we were kids. So I've been thinking about printing them out and sticking them up in a high-traffic area. But I couldn't find a cute design. And then I get an email from Love Mae - ta da!!
3 March 2016
The Milan furniture fair (Salone del Mobile Milano) last year was full of timeless lush velvet in jewel tones on sofas and textiles, so you know this is going to be huge for years to come. Get the look this season with Incy Interiors' brand new velvet range of bed heads, ottomans and kids' sofas in indigo, teal and soft sorbet pink for the little ones. And how great is this styling - oh the drama...