mixtape // april

Wednesday, 16 April 2014



I've definitely not been giving my little corner of the internet as much love as I should, so I'm going to start a monthly playlist. Given that my musical taste doesn't really change much from month to month, this is going to be a challenge! It will also make me look for new music because I won't let myself share the same songs from the month before. Listen on Spotify here.

There's quite a lot of artists who have been around for a while, but I've only just discovered them recently. I am completely obsessed with Ed Sheeran's new song though. Play SING from the rooftops!!

link it // links

Monday, 7 April 2014

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Well I just discovered this post buried in my drafts. Here's a whole bunch of links from ages ago that I thought were cool...

the craft // lou teasdale

Sunday, 6 April 2014



Since I fancy myself a bit of a hipster (well, that's the label my friends would give me anyway), I was pretty thrilled to hear that my friends at Hardie Grant in the UK had signed up Lou Teasdale to write a hair and beauty DIY book.

Lou Teasdale is a hairdresser and make up artist and worked on The X Factor UK, which is presumably where she met and befriended One Direction. She's now their touring groomer, BFFs with Harry Styles, and bringing her grungy style and love of tattoos and pastel hair to the world.

The Craft is chock full of hair and beauty tips, as well as some seriously sweet design and illos by Faran Krentcil. Lou also shares her tips to turn pro for the aspiring hairdresser and make up artists. A thoroughly useful and mega cool book to sit on my shelf next to The Wah Nails Book of Nail Art!

Lou's twin sister Sam co-founded Bleach London where I got my hair dip dyed while living in London.

 As if it wasn't cool enough... there's a sticker sheet!!

Bonus photo of Lou with Harry Styles and Ed Sheeran at her book launch (that I probably could have gone to if I was still in London - *sob*) (source).

The Craft by Lou Teasdale, published by Hardie Grant, RRP $24.95.

travel // cruising through turkey

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

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Going on a week long cruise through Turkey was by far the most relaxing holiday I've ever experienced. The water was so calm, the weather was beautiful and the people I met were great. I highly recommend it!

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friends on instagram // ulrich

Saturday, 15 March 2014






If you've followed my blog for a while, you know I like to gush about my friends and how ridiculously talented they are. So I decided to start featuring some of my friends' Instagram accounts. To kick it off, here's Ulrich's account. Every time he posts a photo I seem to like it, so I figured it was a good place to start! Follow him here: @ulzzz.

travel // paris

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

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music // laneway festival 2014

Thursday, 27 February 2014

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Laaanewaaay! Well, it was a darn tootin' boiling hot in Melbourne. We arrived just after lunch to make sure we didn't have to stand around in the heat for too long, but it was still a case of sweating-while-standing-still unless you were in the shade. Thank goodness that Melbourne heat goes away when the sun sets. As I predicted, I bumped into so many people I knew and got to see friends perform - yay!

My housemate missed out on a ticket before it sold out, so we were on a hunt to find her one. At the eleventh hour (almost literally since it was about 10pm the night before), I put one last post on Facebook to see if anyone was selling one, and got a message from a friend in London who happened to be touring with Savages and they had a spare guestlist spot! Needless to say I made her pay for my food and drinks alllllll day!

So we saw Savages, Cloud Control, Chvrches (well I saw a couple of songs before going to Cloudies' signing to catchup because I couldn't get in touch since everyone's phones didn't have reception), Haim, Lorde and The Jezabels. I was so stoked that none of the artists I wanted to see clashed. I would have liked to see Vance Joy as well, but I wasn't that committed.

My friends also did an hour DJ set at the official after party, and the super nice Laneway driver guy picked us up, then said we were going to be doing a swapsie - we'd be getting out and Haim would be getting in. My eyes nearly bugged out of my head and I had to restrain myself from asking for a photo. So I got out of the car to have Baby Haim smiling at me. Mini swoon.

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sophie allport // cat collection

Sunday, 9 February 2014



I did a post aaages ago about my Sophie Allport Wimbldedon mug, and I just discovered that she's launching a CAT COLLECTION. Yesss. It will include everything from aprons, oven gloves, cushions, ironing board covers and tablecloths to fine bone china mugs, purses and bags. Check out more here. I hope they ship to Australia!






instagram // december

Thursday, 2 January 2014











happy 2014 everyone! hope you all had a lovely christmas and new years. i went back home to brisbane for a week and don't go back to work until monday, which is a nice break. i'm sad it's nearly over though!

01 // christmas gingerbread
02 // gelato messina finally opened in melbourne!
03 // dressing up 80s for my work christmas party
04 // divine present from craig & jon from the isabel marant for h&m range
05 // brunch at my favourite crabapple kitchen
06 // tasha!
07 // crab for christmas dinner
08 // eat street markets - stalls in shipping containers
09 // california design exhibition at qld art gallery
10 // falling back to earth by cai guo-qiang at goma

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