Karen Millen Multi Stripe Dress // Vintage Bag // Robert Robert Heels Photos by  Karen Woo, taken at 25 Lynch St Brighton Can you remember how freezing and wet it was last week? All I wanted to do was to curl up in a turtleneck with chocolate by the fireplace. Well, I found just the turtleneck for the job: this limited edition striped wool knit dress from Karen Millen. It’s so soft and effortlessly chic, there are only around 20 in the country! You may be wondering if this is my house, I wish! Thanks to the unpredictable Melbourne weather, I have been seeking more indoor locations to create photos for the blog. Thanks to Hodges Brighton, Karen and I had the opportunity to do a shoot at this stunning property in Brighton. Just when Karen asked me to step down the porch, it started to pour and shortly afterwards, hail. I stayed put whilst…Continue Reading
Hey guys, guess what? Turns out the primary reason I found it difficult to juggle all my commitments last month is due to lack of sleep. I have a little man who doesn’t sleep through the night yet. Waking up 2-4 times every night has become the ‘norm’ for me. According to health experts, we can’t function fully on less than 6 hours of sleep a night. No wonder I struggled! With our lives becoming increasingly busy, fast-paced and hectic, it’s easy to skim on sleep without realizing the detrimental effects. Without enough rest, our health, appearance, habits, emotions and productivity all suffer. So to encourage you (myself included) and your loved ones to rest more, I’ve teamed up with the Park Hyatt Melbourne to create a series of blog posts called “I Rest My Case: R&R at Park Hyatt Melbourne”. Everyone, meet the Ambassador Suite, 165 square meters of pure luxury. Walk in wardrobe, tick. Gas fireplace, tick. Italian marble spa bath, tick. Panoramic views…Continue Reading
Out of all the cities I’ve had the privilege of travelling to, my favourite would have to be Paris. It’s the City of Lights, the Fashion Capital, the most romantic city in the world… Hmm….but then again, it’s also one of the coldest places I’ve ever been to, the home of the snootiest people I’ve ever met, and the only city outside my home town I’ve had food poisoning in. Some of the most embarrassing moments were created there, so maybe it’s not that romantic after all… That’s why I was a little surprised when a dear friend invited us to her wedding in Majorca, Spain. Being a UK resident, she could have chosen anywhere in the world, at least anywhere in Europe, so why Spain? Why Majorca? For those of you who have traveled to Spain (and Majorca), you’ll have to forgive my ignorance as I’ve never been before. From as far…Continue Reading
A few Sundays ago, hubby and I enjoyed a much-needed stay-cation at The Blackman. As mentioned in my previous post, last month was hair-raisingly hectic so when an opportunity for some R&R came up, I couldn’t pack my weekend bag quick enough. This was no ordinary sojourn though, we had to be on our best behavior as we took part in Art Series Hotel Group’s “Reverse Reviews“. Always ahead of the game and full of innovative ideas, the Art Series Hotel Group has turned the tables on traditional hotel review systems. Instead, they are trialling a new tongue-in-cheek program called Reverse Reviews where the hotel staff reviews its guests. Guest behaviour is assessed and ranked based on a point system. Don’t worry, it’s all done in a fun and light-hearted way. The reviews are published online. Guests who score a rating of five stars will be rewarded with complimentary stays. What a…Continue Reading
My heart skipped a beat when I laid eyes on this Micky In The Van rose-print jumpsuit at Estelle’s boutique. The saying “Everything’s coming up roses” came to mind. But at that particular moment in time, everything was anything but rosey.I’d just come out of a really hectic period of over-commitment and not enough rest. I had so much on my plate that I was feeling drained, physically and emotionally. I found myself in an indecisive, impatient and incoherent mess. I started questioning why I couldn’t ‘do it all’ anymore? Hubby gently reminded me: “Honey, you’ve never juggled so many balls before!” Looking back, maybe combining full time work with another part time role, a blog and a baby wasn’t the wisest decision. I didn’t like being told  that I couldn’t ‘do it all’, but as a result, I learned that when you juggle too many balls, sooner or later, they will…Continue Reading
Ever since setting sights on the Renault Captur, I’ve been counting down the days to test drive it. I first met Renault’s crossover car in this blog post. It’s called a ‘crossover’ because it has all the great features of a SUV and a hatch: generous ground clearance, large wheels, wide tracks… and like all ‘halfies’ I know, it’s absolutely stunning!I test drove Renault’s Clio last year and it was awesome fun, but the Captur blew me away! It’s so perfectly suited to people with kids, pets and mess. Driving the Captur this past fortnight, I got to discover its ‘virtues’ firsthand. The Renault Captur is considerate, smart and stylish: it’s like the bestie everyone wished they had. The Captur makes you look good. From its sleek, sporty and stylish exterior to its cat eye shaped dashboard, the Captur is style car-sonified. The slightly elevated height of the Captur gives you good clearance of the road and is perfect for stepping…Continue Reading