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Happy Monday everyone, I hope you’re all having a lovely start to the week. I’m terribly honoured to share this stunning confetti shoot that my amazing friend Ellie from Jel Photo captured a little while ago – the second she sent it through Pharrell William’s song “Happy” got instantly stuck in my head, because really who’s mood isn’t improved with bright confetti! You simply must take a peek at the rest of this stunning shoot by Jel Photo, every photo is more beautiful than the next – plus how cute is their kitten! And of course if you’re newly engaged, an engagement shoot like this would be such a perfect way to get used to having your photo taken before your wedding. x

| photography, Jel Photo | props and confetti, All the Frills | hair and make up, Alison Brewer |

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Hello May

Hello May | Made From Scratch Goodness, can anyone else believe that it’s May already?! This year is flying by so quickly. I thought I’d share a little roundup of a few of my favourite photos from Instagram that I took during April – I’ve been having so much fun styling my feed a little more and really thinking about how I want it to look. I hope you’re enjoying my feed too, I love instagram, it’s such a wonderful community of people and where some of my dearest friends have been made. If you’re on instagram, I’d love to meet you, simply leave a comment under this photo on Instagram, I’d love to take a peek at your feed. I hope everyone has a wonderful month planned, fingers crossed I’ll be able to share my new logo and blog design with you this month – it’s time for a fresh start and a change, I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been busy working on! xo

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I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s finding it terribly hard to concentrate on work at the moment – the sun is shining, Christmas holidays are just around the corner, the weather is deliciously warm and it feels like all of New Zealand’s beautiful beaches are calling our names. Summer is easily my favourite season, I’m defiantly someone who adores the heat and warmth that summer brings with it – plus it’s the best time of the year to get outside and enjoy our amazing country. So I thought what would be better than a pretty, and bright, round up of a few of my favourite summer beauty essentials – for me summer is all about soft sun kissed skin, bright nail polish, loose beach curls and simple but pretty makeup. It really is such a lovely time of the year, plus if you’re running short of Christmas ideas everything above would be beyond perfect. Happy Summer everyone. x

sun bum suncream | bourjois colour boost lipstick | martina organics oil cleanser | hairband ball | remington hot pink curl itnars | wella professionals sun haircare | topshop false lash mascara | ted baker vinyl bow wash bag |

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Happy Friday everyone, and what an absolutely stunning Friday it is! I’m so so exciting about the upcoming Summer holidays, Ben is less than two weeks away from his MBA which means for the first time in two years we’re going to be able to enjoy summer, go to the beach and catch up with our friends and travel a little – we can’t wait! So I thought in celebration of the beautiful weather that we’ve been having lately (and will hopefully have all summer) I thought I would do a little roundup of a few of my summer essentials, I’ve shared a little peek of my favourites on Instagram here. There really is nothing more wonderful than a good book, large cozy beach towel, chic sunglasses, pretty nail polish, a beautiful new bikini, bright jewellery, suncream (I’ve become completely obsessed with Nivea’s new light feel suncream, I’m so fair that I have to wear suncream all the time and their range is fantastic!) and of course a breathtakingly beautiful spot on a beach with your friends to help create the perfect summer! I hope everyone has something wonderful planned for the weekend, I’m off to the beach with my hubby! x

| country road each towelray ban wayfarer | pride and prejudice | l’occitane shea butter | ciate nail polish | nivea light feel suncream | emily green mimi necklacehavaianas |

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With Christmas just around the corner I’ve been trying to sort out my shopping early so that I don’t get overwhelmed in the lead up to the silly season, it also means I get to really hunt out that perfect gift. I have to admit I’ve been doing quite a bit of my shopping online, its just so easy especially on day’s when you just don’t feel like battling the crowds. So I thought I would do a little round up of a few of my favourite stocking stuffer gift ideas – teeny tiny bit in love with the everything, especially the coral cosmetic bag that could double as a purse! x

mini sky planter | hanno the gorilla | pom pom garland | cosmetic bag | piggy bank | jasmine candle |

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8 Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a really wonderful weekend. Mine was total bliss, I spent a great deal of time pottering in our garden and giving it a good tidy up after winter and of course getting it ready for the warmer months. I have to admit I’ve become a little obsessed with our gardening at the moment, it’s just so lovely to get out side and of course see the rewards from all your hard work with beautiful blooms and delicious herbs and vegetables – it really is so wonderful!

I’m also beyond excited to share a few gorgeous images from our recent Flower Bomb Workshop at Studio 46 that was run by the amazing and very talented Amber from Red Creative and Annie O –  I’d never made a flower bomb before so it was such a wonderful evening creating beautiful little flower bombs and of course learning the tricks of the trade with a group of very lovely ladies, easily the nicest way to spend a chilly winters evening. You can of course see more of these gorgeous images from Sutherland Kovach on the amazing Hello May blog who so kindly featured the workshop! Of course if you’re keen to learn how to make your own beautiful flower bomb or attend any of our other workshops, be sure to take a peek at our schedule. x

| Featured in, Hello May | Photography, Sutherland Kovach | Workshop by, Studio 46 |

And of course a very special thank you to our sponsors!

| Homestyle | MOR Cosmetics | Red Creative | Annie O | Made From Scratch |

adore Oh my, does everyone else agree that every Wednesday should be a public holiday, I hope that everyone had a wonderful day off yesterday with their friends and family – the weather was far too perfect for words! I’d like to introduce you Alice Stephenson, she is the very proud (and lucky) owner of this stunning apartment, I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw it in the latest issue of Adore - isn’t her home beyond amazing?! I’d love to decorate our home like this one day, it’s so colourful, cheerful and inviting! Alice styled her lovely new abode with the help of her sister-in-law Claudia Stephenson and was beautiful photographed by her good friend Hannah Blackmore - I love how there are so many wonderful pops of bright pinks, oranges, patterns and textures, it’s styling at it’s very best! You can read more about Alice’s beautiful apartment on page 130 in the latest issue of Adore! x

Featured in Adore | Styled by Alice and Claudia Stephenson - Peep My Style | Photography by Hannah Blackmore |

Florida Fashion | Grey Likes Weddings Oh my, could this styled shoot by Grey Likes Weddings be any more perfect! I love the idea of your beautiful bridesmaids wearing bright dresses with gorgeous statement necklaces, it’s stunning! I could gush on forever about this shoot, to me it’s everything a wedding should be, fun, bright and wonderfully thoughtful – I have to admit I’m a little obsessed about the pineapple invites and oh so sweet table setting, it’s too perfect for words! x

| Photography: Ryan Ray | Styling: Summer Watkins of Grey Likes Weddings | Flowers: Nancy of Oak and the Owl | Stationery: Elaine of Paper Made Design | Wedding Dresses: from The White Dress in Corona del Mar | Hair: Dianna Lopez | Make Up: Amy Clarke | Hair Accessories: Renee Pawele |

p.s. you might remember seeing this incredible shoot in the last issue of Mag Rouge!