Tuesday, October 30, 2012

the copper bathroom...

That bath.  I know!  It is beautiful, isn't it?

Here is a very grown up bathroom shoot I styled recently for the Sunday Age M magazine Savvy Shopper page.  There is so much beautiful copper ware around at the moment, and I love to use it with other warm metallics like brass and gold.  Luxe, shiny goodness.

And here it is on the page.  Do email me or leave a comment if you want to know where to get any of the products.

Mike Baker took the shot (genius lighting, as per), I styled and wrote the story and Fairfax Media owns the copyright.


Saturday, October 27, 2012

annual leave!

Well hello!  I've had a month off the blog, and have loads to report in on. Heaps of gorgeous Melbourne homes to show you, lots of new homewares that I have spied, and some other very exciting things coming up. But to kick off, I thought I'd share a small selection of my favourite photos from our recent trip to the States. It was the most amazing family holiday - with each day surpassing the last.  Those of you who follow me on Instagram will have probably seen most of these, and more.  This recount is a mix of  places, homewares and family - like many bloggers I know, it's really hard to work out how much of your personal life to include. Do readers like? Hate it? Is it professional? Should this be a work only blog? Aaargh. I have no idea. It's a bit of everything and I hope that's OK.

Our LA digs - the glamorous Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel - where poolside, it's like stepping into a scene from Entourage. Waitresses in high heels and bikinis. Yes.
The girls chill in in the foyer - the adjoining ballroom was home to the first Academy Awards and Marilyn M lived there for two years.  Fab Hollywood history and always a buzz.  TV shows being shot there, industry parties at night - it's a cracker.
My darling Al deep in thought with a lollypop 
Jez and the girls - I LOVE this shot

The first of 7000 Anthropologie stores I visited
Inspiration at a Johnathan Adler store

I bought this cute Diana to capture memories on film
Allie - about to have a fit after watching a scene from Glee being filmed.
Jez at his spiritual home
we arrive in NYC

the Brooklyn Flea Market - oh where was my shipping container???

the best meal we had - at MOMA restaurant upstairs.  Sorry for lack of more images - too busy eating.

Poor old me had to work a bit  - but how can you complain in a location like this?

The amazing wall and seat decals in a subway carriage. Metro trains are you listening?
They were probably texting each other! In the foyer of our first NY hotel, the Marcel at Grammercy.

Kate Spade  - no words

a year of saving pocket and birthday monies paid off for the girls.  They could shop for Australia,

public art on the Highline

Fab lightbox headboard with Lee Friedlander image at our second NY hotel, the Thompson LES.

A day of strolling through Central park
and a night at a Yankees playoff - we are talking hotdogs, crackerjacks and Derek Jeter.  So ace!

Thank you to my ever-patient family for waiting outside ABC Carpet & Home for what may have been hours...

This is in Vegas, our last stop.  I wasn't sure whether to be glad there was a hip restaurant space in our hotel (The Hard Rock, lol) or disappointed - we went there for tack!

and finally,  Jez.

So it's back to the real world for us.  And back to saving hard for our next trip - to wherever that may be.