I was finally able to get to the Leonard St flagship store at 132 Gertrude St after wanting to check it out for the longest time.  It turns out they were having a VIP Sale that day, so they were equipped with cakes along with their usual amazing wares.  Not only do they stock some great pieces for me to wear, they also have a cute children’s range called Little Leonard St as well as some homewares such as some awesome quirky cushions.  Perusing the racks, I instantly fell in love with this Brick jumper. Gazing at this simple yet mesmerising tessellation, I had an epiphany – there is a truth that applies equally to bricklaying, style and life - to build something great, you have to start with the foundation.  I seem to be learning that lesson over and over again.  In some cases, the lesson relates to literal foundations, such as with…Continue Reading
It’s so true that a home is both an extension and reflection of one’s style. The last place hubby and I owned was eclectic, colourful, and thanks to my previous hobby of hoarding, cluttered. But over the past 7 years, my sense of style has evolved dramatically. The ‘less is more’ mentality finally seeped through as I began appreciating more classic and timeless designs. This is not only evident in my personal style, it has also impacted my taste in interiors. Our new home is an art deco house built in the 20s. It still boasts original cornices and ceiling panels. Although it needs some expansion and restoration, I like to think that it has ‘lovely bones’. However since I don’t know much about interior design aside from collecting pretty Pinterest pictures, I need some guidance before we start giving our house a face-lift. The World of Style by Porter…Continue Reading
Guess what amigos? I have a new category on the blog aside from Life & Style, it’s Date Night! Hubby and I have decided to set aside regular time to spend just with each other, sans baby, see our last date night in this post with Grey Goose at St Crispin. It’s not easy to have couple time once baby comes along, but I read somewhere that it’s paramount to plan, protect and prioritize your relationship. After all, happy parents equal happy baby. As you know I’m a hopeless sweettooth so it was not difficult to pick Om Nom Kitchen & Dessert Bar as our dream date destination. You’ve probably see Christy Tania in action on MasterChef Australia, she is an authority on desserts. Her creations are meticulously crafted pieces of art, guaranteed to delight with every bite. Remember the stunning dishes from the Om Nom high tea event in this post? Whether or not you’re a die-hard dessert fan, you’ll be glad to…Continue Reading
Behind the scene 4
They say that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. But we know that what a girl really need in a life is a loyal pet, a loving man and a lot of shoes. But if it’s Chopard diamonds we’re talking about, then we’ll make an exception. Last month, two of my favourite ladies in the bloggersphere teamed up to create a look book for Chopard’s Happy Diamonds collection. The 4 looks are Cocktail, Work, Casual and Streetstyle.  Both photographer/illustrator/blogger extraordinaire Garance Doré and new bride /model/socialite Poppy Delevingne inspire me no end. Oh how I wish I had their talents and looks, maybe even more than the Chopard diamonds? But hey, a girl can dream… Poppy Delevingne never puts a sartorial foot wrong. She revealed in an interview during the Chopard shoot that she has a very sentimental relationship with jewellery. She may wear only a few pieces but she wears…Continue Reading
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