party // mad men halloween

24 Dec 2011

2011_10_29 Mad Men Halloween @ Villas copy

So it's almost Christmas and I'm just posting about Halloween. It was just before I moved into my house, but me and my new housemates had a Halloween party with the theme of... yep, you guessed it from the title of the post - Mad Men! So we all frocked up in our Sunday best and I finally got to bust out my vintage hat I bought in Glasgow. I made tea sandwiches - cucumber and egg of course - and we made some Halloween fairy bread in the shape of pumpkins and cats. FUN NIGHT.

2011_10_29 Mad Men Halloween @ Villas copy

2011_10_29 Mad Men Halloween @ Villas copy


2011_10_29 Mad Men Halloween @ Villas copy

2011_10_29 Mad Men Halloween @ Villas copy


2011_10_29 Mad Men Halloween @ Villas copy

2011_10_29 Mad Men Halloween @ Villas copy

2011_10_29 Mad Men Halloween @ Villas copy


2011_10_29 Mad Men Halloween @ Villas copy

2011_10_29 Mad Men Halloween @ Villas copy

2011_10_29 Mad Men Halloween @ Villas copy

2011_10_29 Mad Men Halloween @ Villas copy

2011_10_29 Mad Men Halloween @ Villas copy

links // link it

16 Dec 2011

Taken in Cambridge - we had lunch there. SO pretty.

I'm off to Berlin at stupid o'clock tomorrow. I expect I'll sleep on the plane and need a lot of coffee when I arrive! Here's some links I've been hoarding...

christmas // a gingerbread, erm, love story

14 Dec 2011

My friend Jon was posting these photos, accompanied by hilarious captions, on Instagram. I immediately demanded (yep, not asked, demanded) that he send them all to me so I could post them on the world wide web. Hilarious!

Note the Tiffany's couple from the upper east side. Little does she know that he's cheating with her best friend.

However after she left her cheating husband, like those before her, she sued him and ended up with a bracelet, necklace and a killer tan. And a Herm├Ęs belt.

In the meantime he had moved on to experimenting at the local homosexual club where he met men of all different colours. But all the same shape.

Soon his weekends became routine. Clubs full of faceless bodies. How ever was he to find love? And would she ever find love while spending her divorce settlement?!

He finally found love in the name of Rico. Rico enjoyed playing tennis with his shirt off and in his sparkly headband. Rico also enjoyed body piercings and long walks on the beach.

She found love in a billionaire named Stirling while shopping at Tiffany's. Yes his eye and mouth were slightly conjoined, but what were looks when money, I mean love was involved?! They married the next week and settled in Bora Bora.

He and Rico married the next week under New York's new gay marriage laws. Unfortunately it was ruined due to an inexplicable mob of tourists from the far east... He and Rico were briefly separated but found each other when the mob had passed. They vowed never to leave each other's side.

She returned to Manhattan from Bora Bora after a hasty divorce from Stirling... As hasty as her marriage to Stirling had been. Apparently a conjoined mouth and eyes had its issues. But as she gazed out from her Upper East Side apartment, she realised there were plenty more diamond studded fish in the sea. While Carrie Breadshaw wrote her sad single person articles, our Manhattan girl had married twice and now lived like a queen. She cheered up at the thought.

The End

friends // what laura made

9 Dec 2011

After finally settling into my new house and a crazy period at work being over, I need to get stuck back into blogging! I'm going to Berlin next weekend and will need research a bit more on that. How time flies!

So this is a post dedicated to one of my (new) housemates, Miss Laura. I'm actually living with two Lauras, and the other Laura is also super talented, but I'll save that for another post. This Miss Laura is a very talented baker. If you're in the London area and ever need anything made, give Laura a shout. I can guarantee her baking is amazing!! Now we're living together I think I'll be her official baking photographer.

Most recently she made a 3 layered carrot cake for our friend Lulu's birthday.

2011_12_03 Lulu's Birthday copy

2011_12_03 Lulu's Birthday copy

2011_12_03 Lulu's Birthday copy
Here's Laura!

A mojito cake for our ladies' party.

A blueberry bundt cake for Lulu's boat BBQ.
(Oh yeah, did I mention Lulu lives on a houseboat on the Thames with an amazing view of Tower Bridge?)





friends //

28 Nov 2011

I've just moved house and I'm in that horrid in-between week as I'm currently sleeping on the couch until housemate Peter moves out. I can't wait to start nesting and fit out my new room! My cousins helped me move and couldn't believe how much I've accumulated in a year. I was surprised at how many boxes I had, but really... I wasn't that surprised I have a lot of stuff. I like my stuff.

I've already talked about my friend Jess who is a graphic designer and artist and, of course, blogs! She's currently undertaking a massive fashion challenge - the No Repeat Outfit Challenge. I think it's such a great idea to get out everything you wear in your wardrobe. At the very least it will make you realise what you just can't wear, because if you don't feel comfortable in it, you'll never wear it. I also love Geneva's Wardrobe Rehab and think I'll be doing that when I get into my new room too!

Jess also designed the personalised stationery I bought for my friends as a wedding present.

bloggers // twin cat vintage and gary pepper vintage

14 Nov 2011

So this just might be my first jealousy post. I've blogged about my friend Sam before. She's now working as the Online Editor for Sportsgirl in Australia and runs Twin Cat Vintage. And now I've just discovered Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Vintage with photography and fashion sense to die for. Now, these two ladies are both adopted from South Korea (just like me) and I would like to have their lives please. THEY'RE JUST SO COOL. Ahem, excuse the outburst.

london // one year anniversary

13 Nov 2011

I've been living in London for one year already! Where on earth did all the time go? Since I left Australia I've been to: USA (San Francisco, Phoenix, Las Vegas, New York), France (Paris x 2), Switzerland (Lucerne), Germany (Heidelberg), Austria (Strasburg), Italy (Rome, Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Verona), Vatican City, Netherlands (Amsterdam), Belgium (Brugge), Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh), Ireland (Dublin), and Liverpool, Bath and Oxford in the UK. I'm going to Cambridge next weekend and Berlin just before Christmas - for the Christmas markets! I've managed to travel quite a bit, but there's still so many places to try and visit before I leave! The Greek Islands, Spain, Prague... and I want to go back to Paris and Italy again. The food in Italy is so so good.

I'm also getting excited about Christmas. Craig will be happy. I was a bit of a grinch last year and he is Mr Christmas. I've seriously never met anyone who's more into Christmas.

And I thought I'd post some photos from a year ago when I first arrived.

Royal Albert Hall - I still haven't been to anything there

Ice skating at Somerset House

Living with C & J

My first job


Afternoon tea with J - and we became housemates

And Big Ben... just because

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