It’s no secret here that admiring beautiful interiors is a favourite pastime of mine, so I was pretty excited to receive an advance copy earlier this week, of LeeAnn Yare and Larnie Nicolson’s second book, Rooms To Love.
I’m not usually one for sets, I personally go for the mismatched look, but sometimes a design ties in so beautifully together that I question this idea of mine. Douglas and Bec have recently released a bedroom furniture range that is every bit elegant and seamless in its design and workmanship. Of course, each piece would also work beautifully solo.
Last Thursday evening I attended the NZ House & Garden Interior of the Year awards. It’s the second year of the awards that celebrates the homes of creative New Zealanders. This year there were over 250 entries and all of the finalists and winners in each category are gracing the pages of the November issue, which hits the shelves today. To give you a little taste of the high calibre, I’m sharing a little sneak peek of some of the finalists with you today.
Oh I know. Plants, we just can’t get enough of them right now. Well I certainly can’t. This would have to be one of my favourite trends happening at the moment and I really hope that it sticks around for a long, long time.
Nicola Galloway is a trained chef, nutritionist, author of three cookbooks, and founder of the lovely food blog, Homegrown Kitchen. Her blog is jam packed with wholesome and seasonal recipes, with the ingredients quite often grown in her garden. The way Nicola embraces the best of the simple life, which was influenced by her upbringing, really makes me question the urbanite in me and suddenly I’m dreaming of my very own veggie patch, hens and fruit trees. She has also just released a 2015 seasonal recipe calendar, which I can’t wait to get my hands on! If you’re not yet a reader of Homegrown Kitchen, make sure you pop over to discover it for yourself and click on the motion video on her about page to get the perfect picture of what it’s all about. Today it is with great pleasure that I have Nicola as my guest, answering my 5 food questions.
We’re heading into a long weekend in Sydney so I’m off camping with some good friends today. Before I go, I thought that I’d share a little of my life’s soundtrack again with you today. I always enjoy discovering new music, so please leave your comments below of anything that you’re listening to right now. I hope that you enjoy mine…
What kind of interesting pieces of work do you get on the wall of a passionate illustrator? I was so curious to find this out, so I asked Yvonne de Jonge of Mouseblossom blog, to join us for this month’s “On The Wall” feature. As you’ll discover, she has an amazing collection and I was so happy to see that she included one of her illustrations to showcase here today. Yvonne is from the Netherlands and along with her blog, she has an Etsy store featuring her work which includes some very sweet porcelain brooches, so do take a look at that and pop over to her lovely blog to say hello.« Previous Entries