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  • My Space | Jocelyn of The Inner Interior

    July 23, 2014 | Decorate, My Space | 6 Comments »


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    Today my guest for the My Space series, is the very lovely Jocelyn Cassey. Jocelyn leads a very interesting life and is blessed to live between two cities that really couldn’t be more different from the other; Arizona, USA and Hamburg, Germany. Her blog, The Inner Interior, explores the art of designing and exploring the artful life and while Jocelyn is an Interior Designer by trade and you can go there for some great tips and advice, what I enjoy most of all is that she delves a little deeper.  I have no doubt that like me, you’ll to be enriched by reading Jocelyn’s personal experiences and reflections on interior design and life. I’m so happy to have her here today, sharing her favourite space in her Arizona home with us.

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    Denise Vivaldo’s Upcoming Auckland Food Styling Class

    July 18, 2014 | Blogging, Learn, Styling, The Kitchen | 8 Comments »



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    Styling: Jazreel Chan and Photo: Dario Milano

     

    No, this is not my food styling, but it might very well be soon! Some exciting news is that I’ve been invited to attend the upcoming Denise Vivaldo’s Introduction to Professional Food Styling class in Auckland. As you can imagine, I’m over the moon about this!

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    My Home Featured on Design*Sponge

    July 16, 2014 | Decorate, My Home | 18 Comments »



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    Did you see it? My little home here in Auckland was featured in Design*Sponge’s Sneak Peeks. If you didn’t see it already, I invite you to pop over for the full house tour.

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    Lemon, Lentil & Spinach Soup

    July 11, 2014 | Recipes, The Kitchen | 15 Comments »



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    Lentil soup. It takes me back to when I travelled through Turkey. My friend and I were on a backpacker’s budget so we’d quite often find ourselves eating a bowl of this soup at cafés along the way. It was nourishing and utterly delicious, I always had to resist from ordering more.

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    Dinosaur Designs

    July 9, 2014 | Decorate, Design, Homeware | 8 Comments »



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    If there is one Australian design company that has incredible staying power, then the crown should go to Dinosaur Designs. Not only are they still around after almost thirty years in business, they have remained true to their brand and are even more relevant today then they were when I first fell in love with their work.

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    Maricor Maricar | Wall Hangings & Embroidery

    July 4, 2014 | Art, Decorate | 8 Comments »


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    I first discovered MaricorMaricar on a visit home to Sydney last year. At the time the twin sisters, aka Maricor and Maricar Manalo were exhibiting some of their embroidered and geometric patchwork textiles at Koskela entitled, “Maps”. The exhibition was inspired by photos and drawings of their time living in London after winning a grant by the British Council.

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    Simple Style Notebook Interviews Me

    July 2, 2014 | Blogging, Close To My Heart, Interview, My Great.ly Store | 9 Comments »



    Interview with Mel Chesneau on Simple Style Notebook



     

    It was such a pleasure to be interviewed by Amy from Simple Style Notebook about blogging, my online Great.ly store and what’s in store for the future.

    Being interviewed alone is such a great honour, but for it to be in her Inspirational Women column is very humbling, so thank you so much Amy!

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