my backyard

30 Dec 2010

Margavine Cemetery, London

Margavine Cemetery, London

Margavine Cemetery, London

Margavine Cemetery, London

Margavine Cemetery, London

Margavine Cemetery, London

baking // gingerbread christmas trees

23 Dec 2010

Gingerbread Christmas Trees

The most delicious gingerbread I've ever eaten! Letizia and I were the House Elves (she was Dobby, I was Kretcher) and we made 3 batches of gingerbread under the watchful eye of Jon (and Ivan who was our supervisor), while Craig and Ivan put together a shoe rack. Over 100 screws screwed by hand! Then the next day the House Elves and a bunch of friends all descended upon the little house to decorate the stars and turn them into Christmas trees!

Gingerbread Christmas Trees

Gingerbread Christmas Trees

Gingerbread Christmas Trees

Gingerbread Christmas Trees

Gingerbread Christmas Trees

Gingerbread Christmas Trees

Gingerbread Christmas Trees

Gingerbread Christmas Trees

Gingerbread Christmas Trees

Gingerbread Christmas Trees

music // angus & julia stone @ royal festival hall, london

17 Dec 2010



i saw angus & julia stone last week at london's royal festival hall. they're one of my favourite favourite bands to see live and gave me goosebumps and tears again! we were surrounded by aussies and it felt like a little bit of home was in london.

i wondered why this video of my had almost 3000 views and then realised it was because angus & julia had posted it on their facebook wall. explains a lot!

cafe // dandelion & driftwood

1 Nov 2010


just before i left home, i caught up with some friends at a newly opened cafe, dandelion & driftwood in clayfield as bernie's friend penny runs it. they have two house blends of coffee - dandelion and driftwood. dandelion is the more feminine blend and driftwood is the most masculine blend. bernie had a driftwood short black - she used to be a barista and she found it very strong! it's a wonderful little cafe and they specialise in coffee and tea (of course) and do some gourmet sandwiches and sweets. the scones were yummy! penny was also telling us that they have different ties and aprons for different days of the week, and her daughter runs the little lolly cart, and whatever money she makes is hers to keep. isn't that a good idea for pocket money and teaching kids about business?

dandelion & driftwood
Shop 1, 45 Gerler Rd Hendra, Brisbane, Australia, 4011
phone: +61 7 3868 4559
opening hours: Mon - Sat: 08:00 - 16:00. Sun: 08:00 - 14:00









valentino @ GOMA

21 Oct 2010


my friend grace has her own brisbane art exhibition review blog called the swing. her latest post is about an exhibition i've actually been to - valentino, so i appreciated her review even more! check it out.

walk-in-wardrobe fashion fundraiser for youngcare australia

20 Oct 2010


if you're in melbourne this weekend, do pop into walk-in-wardrobe fashion fundraiser for youngcare australia on greville street in prahran. my friend sam is having a twin cat vintage stall and will be selling sale price vintage, sunglasses and pieces from her twin cat collection.

big issues // life will get better

18 Oct 2010


joel burns tells gay teens "it will get better"

this is one of the most touching speeches i've ever seen. please watch it.

music // TIGER BEAMS

14 Oct 2010

TIGER BEAMS @ Rics


Meet my pals Jeremy and Jesse. Two of the coolest guys you’ll ever meet. I mean ever. I wish I’d met them sooner, and not just a couple of months ago because now I'm about to leave and it’s much harder to hang out while in a different hemisphere. So I saw TIGER BEAMS last night and Jesse was sick, but managed not to lose his voice. He borrowed a friend's jacket and my necklace to be fringetastic. The suede jacket lasted all of one song before it got too hot though!



TIGER BEAMS @ Rics

TIGER BEAMS @ Rics

TIGER BEAMS @ Rics

TIGER BEAMS @ Rics

TIGER BEAMS @ Rics


And a somewhat dodgy video of BEAMS OF LIGHT.

coldplay & john farnham

11 Oct 2010


i can't help but feel patriotic when i see something like this.

friends // rebecca

8 Oct 2010


i took some photos for my friend bec today. i hope she doesn't mind if i post this one. it's my favourite shot and i think she looks especially like amelie! she's in the process of starting her own modern etiquette blog called social sugar. i've seen a sneaky preview and it looks fantastic!

bec, i'm sure you'll read this, so do let me know if you'd like me to take it down. :)

universal traveller // travel blog

7 Oct 2010


i don't like goodbyes and i'm doing a lot of them lately. i move to london in less than 2 weeks! before that i've got a 3 week trip to the USA and i decided to start a separate travel blog so friends and family can see what i'm up to. i think i'll be doing a fair bit of travel by myself while i'm overseas and with internet connection being everywhere, in all the downtime i'll have to myself, blogging will give me something to do. getting emails from travellers is always great, but i'm such a visual person. i love seeing photos too and attaching photos to emails is tedious. why not have text and images all on the one page? thus... universal traveller was born!

music // evermore

4 Oct 2010



i had a chat to one of my friends today and realised i've probably pimped all my other creative friends except his band, evermore! they're a pretty big deal in australia and new zealand and p!nk even asked them to tour with her through europe last year. i was so excited for them.

they're writing for album number five (wow, can't believe it's five already! their fourth was a greatest hits so maybe that doesn't count?). anyway, they posted this video as a teaser. i'm looking forward to it! (dann's such a dork, but so hilarious!)

EDIT: maybe i should've added some videos for their actual songs too. here's light surrounding you, featuring actress emily browning, and the international video clip for hey boys and girls. the little blonde girl kinda freaks me out, but the other kids are so gorgeous.




byron bay

3 Oct 2010

Byron Bay


i'm just back from a couple of nights away in byron bay. i was hoping for sunny weather and lazing on the beach, but as you can see, it didn't really work out! we were on the beach for all of about 10 minutes before we had to get out of the wind.


Byron Bay

Byron Bay

Byron Bay

fashion // twin cat vintage

 
 

i've just got back from a girls weekend at byron bay. unfortunately not with a tan since the weather was miserable, but we still enjoyed ourselves running for cover in the rain and eating out lots. my twin cat tote bag arrived in the mail while i was away though! i love packages in the mail.

memories from high school

27 Sep 2010

2008.11.12 - The letter


i'm moving overseas next month and starting to clear out my bedroom. i decided to start in my wardrobe at my gift bags full of old birthday cards. dad congratulated me on reaching the "age of consent" when i turned 16 (still not sure how i feel about that) and found a bunch of letters from my guy friends in high school. i asked them all to give me a letter for my birthday. the results were interesting. the more they wrote, the "deeper" they got, but mostly it was rambling about how they had no idea what to write. maybe it was my teenage misguided way of trying to get them to open up. i think i've given up now. they'll open up if they want to open up! and if they're a musician... maybe ask them to put it in a song.

music // angus & julia stone

26 Sep 2010

Angus & Julia Stone @ Tivoli

i'm not sure if i even have words for how special the angus & julia stone concert was last night. they are magnificent and amazing. i was lucky enough to get a photo pass thanks to my friend kate and my photos will appear on newsunlimited in the next week or so. their show sold out so fast and they ended up doing a total of five shows in brisbane.

angus and julia came out by themselves for the first song, santa monica dream and you could feel how still the entire room was. then they started bella and after the first chorus the curtain rose and everyone started cheering because the stage was beautiful. an entire backdrop of lights, a lamp post and a huge tree twinkling with more lights. i knew i wasn't going to be able to see much after i left the photo pit, so i just kind of sat and enjoyed julia singing a few metres away from me for the first song.

Angus & Julia Stone @ Tivoli

Angus & Julia Stone @ Tivoli

Angus & Julia Stone @ Tivoli

Angus & Julia Stone @ Tivoli

Angus & Julia Stone @ Tivoli

Angus & Julia Stone @ Tivoli

Angus & Julia Stone @ Tivoli

Angus & Julia Stone @ Tivoli

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