Since its very inception I knew that Melbourne based shoe label Habbot was going to make it big. It was Rosemount Fashion Week in Sydney when I first met designer Annie Abbot and her Habbot shoes. I was instantly drawn to her warm and infectious laugh, but at the same time could not stop staring at her sleek kicks in the brightest crimson. Fast forward three years, and I am so privileged to call her my friend. Annie  has worked as a buyer for Net-a-Porter and a business strategist for Sass and Bide in a past life, so it’s little wonder that she knew all the right steps to make her label a success.  Although she designs all of her beautiful creations right here in Australia, she manufactures in Italy, ensuring her shoes are the product of fine Italian craftsmanship.  I think of them as luxury shoes without the luxury price tag. The…Continue Reading
Someone once told me something I’ll never forget. “You can make yourself happy simply by smiling.” A smile is infectious, both to the wearer and its recipient. It makes us feel good and I don’t know if you’ve realized, also does wonders to our complexion! Try it! If you have a set of perfect dentition or pearl whites you have no excuse not to smile. All the time. But for the rest of us, there is Smile Brilliant. I recently had the chance to try this bespoke teeth whitening product from the States when Smile Brilliant sent me a complimentary teeth whitening kit. I was skeptical at first but there’s no denying it, the result was instant, and brilliant. Creating my very own teeth whitening trays was fun because I got to play with some blue coloured hygienic putty. I then sent my molds back to the lab and within a week,…Continue Reading
When you receive a personalized invitation in the mail welcoming you to a sensory tasting and cocktail dining experience with Grey Goose, the World’s Best Tasting Vodka from France, and Melbourne’s epicurean establishment Saint Crispin, you clear your calendar. And also in my case, get a baby sitter. We were delighted to attend an intimate dinner at Saint Crispin’s private dining room upstairs. The three-course bespoke menu was created by head chef Joe Grbac and the cocktails by Joe McCanta, mixologist, jazz pianist, Grey Goose’s Global Brand Ambassador, and the host of last night’s incredible dining experience. The French have always been an authority on style and taste, and Grey Goose is no exception. Created from the finest ingredients from France, captured from field to bottle with only one distillation and filtration process to ensure more taste and less neutralization,  it’s no wonder that Grey Goose vodka would also embody the subtle sophistication that is signature to the French.…Continue Reading