Hello, I hope everyone had a truly wonderful weekend and were spoilt rotten by your Valentine! I’m so excited to introduce you to one of the most beautiful new online shops that New Zealand has to offer, The Foxes Den! Based in Christchurch The Foxes Den recently opened their virtual shop doors to truly perfect selection of must have items for your home – they believe that “simple everyday events can become a pleasure when done beautifully. Like drinking wine from exquisite stemware or serving coffee with a saucer” and that it’s the little details in life that make everything feel like a luxury – it’s something I couldn’t agree with more! I must admit I’ve fallen a little head over heels in love with their sin paper porcelain plate range, each piece is lovingly handmade by Virginia sin in Brooklyn, USA – these really are a true work of art and a collection of these really would be such a special addition to your kitchen! I hope you enjoy having a little wander around their lovely online shop as much as I have. x
Goodness me, can anyone else believe that January is almost at a end already?! The first month of 2014 for us has been so wonderful for us, so I thought I’d share a little from Instagram of what we’ve been up too. We’ve certainly hit the ground running with work, renovations around our home, events that we didn’t get time to enjoy last year and of course catching up with family and friends. We’ve been renovating our home (I can’t wait to share some updated photos) constantly since we bought it in 2011 and we’re, almost, done with all the major interior work – the bathroom and laundry are the final parts to this never ending puzzle, as well as a little more work around our garden and we should, hopefully, be able to put our feet up and enjoy our home very soon. Plus I’ll have my office back soon, which I’m so excited about! I’d love to hear how your January has been so far and if you’re doing anything around your home how it’s going. xo
1. A little, and pretty, desk organising is the perfect way to start a year or week.
2. Summer is here and that calls for delicious fresh blueberries!
3. I’m completely in love with this garden wall from Freedom NZ, I’m thinking of making one for our garden- plus they’re now on Instagram, which is so exciting!
4. I spotted this gorgeous garden wall before a meeting one day.
5. The start of our bathroom renovation – I promise I’ll be sharing lots of photos once it’s all done.
6. Strawberry glaze donuts with sprinkles are always a good idea!
7. We, along with 9000 others, had the best morning ever being apart of the 5km Colour Run – you start off pristine in white and finish multi coloured, if you get a chance to do this event, do it’s so fantastic!
8. I can’t not mention that the beautiful Lorde, Ella, won two Grammy’s last night – it’s absolutely incredible and NZ couldn’t be prouder! I can’t wait to see her perform tomorrow night at Silo Park! xox
It’s absolutely no secret that I adore Nina from Stylizimo’s impeccable style – everything that she touches turns to organised chic bliss and her beautiful new walk is closet has quickly become some of the most pinned images and of course the envy of every single woman in the world who dreams of a closet like this! My hubby and I have been staring at our annoyingly small closet for years now trying to work out how to make the best use of the sliver of space that we’ve been given, we still haven’t worked out the best option that doesn’t cost the earth! But now after seeing Nina’s absolutely beautiful walk in closet, we are now very very tempted to turn one of our spare bedrooms into a blissful organised space like this – with of course a gorgeous wall hung high heel shoe rack! x
Oh gosh, I’m so excited about the end of this week drawing closer and closer – is anyone else excited that Christmas Day is only a week away and that our glorious summer holidays start this weekend?! I’ve had such a wonderful time teaming up with Tip Top Ice Cream creating delicious ice cream posts for you to enjoy over summer, that I thought it was only right to end 2013 on a lovely and very easy Ice Cream Sundae Dessert Table, complete with the cutest cake pops from Cake Pop Kitchen, that really does only take a matter of minutes to prepare for your gorgeous waiting guests. This delicious and oh so cute dessert really would be so perfect for any Christmas or New Years Eve celebration or of course a beautiful summer wedding – the best part is you can choose what ever flavours and colour pallets you like. I hope everyone is having a lovely week so far and enjoying the last few working days of 2013. xo
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Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a truly wonderful weekend. We were down at Mount Maunganui for the weekend for a running race that my hubby was apart of – which of course gave me lots of time to do a little shopping at the beautiful Paper Plane store. If you haven’t been you must, and if you can’t make it be sure to have a peek at their online shop – it’s beyond divine! I stumbled upon this absolutely stunning mid century home on Coco Lapine Design a while ago and have been dying to share it with you all – I could gush on forever about the beautiful textures in this home! The white walls, dark wooden furniture, marble and of course the stunning combination of different floors really is beyond perfect – I could happily, and very easily, call a space like this home. x
I’m yet to meet anyone who isn’t a fan of beautiful crisp white bed linen – it’s one of my favourite things in the whole world, it really is such a lovely luxury and of course makes getting out of bed in the morning that much harder! I’m always on the hunt for beautiful line, our linen closet is a little out of control, I just love it! I recently stumbled upon the absolutely beautiful Laura Thomas Linens a while ago and simply had to treat ourselves to a set of her beautiful Organic Stockholm Stitch Bed Linen - not only is it amazingly soft and strong, yet softens beautifully over time it’s also finished with the most gorgeous stitching details. I’m also completely in love with the fact that the cotton used is completely organic and not full of any nasty dyes, which you can of course read all about here. With the wedding and Christmas gift season coming up a set of stunning organic bedding or one of their delicious soy candles really would be the most wonderful gift for someone special this year, or of course a beautiful treat for yourself! x
Before we bought our home (please excuse the terribly out of date photos!) in 2011, Ben and I lived in the cutest (but coldest) little apartment in the city – we had such a fantastic time living right in the middle of Ponsonby and being able to wander to shops, cafes and restaurants whenever we wanted, plus having all our friends live close by was so wonderful. We absolutely adore our home and we’re so proud of what we’ve done to it, but we still talk about the ‘ease’ of living in an apartment sometimes – which quickly turns into dreaming about said apartment having to be in either New York, Paris or Sydney. I stumbled upon this beautiful Stockholm apartment via Coco Lapine Design a while ago and have been completely smitten with it – I adore the light and how simple and tidy everything with soft touches of gold, white and navy. It really does show that you don’t need a lot of space to have a beautiful home. x
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