Monday, April 22, 2013

*having a break*

{Dear haven't heard from GG for a while as I re-group and drink coffee.....bear with, lovelies!}

Saturday, December 1, 2012

*winter woolly warmers*


J.Crew ski sweater / Toast over sized sweater, $230 / Dolce&Gabbana knit top / A.L.C. a l c / Topshop/ matthew williamson 

{Oooooh I can't tell you how cold it is! London looks gorgeous in its glistening frostiness, but what should a girl be wearing to stay snuggly and warm? One of these delicious jumpers of course!}

Sunday, November 25, 2012

*luminous and fine*

*photos reproduced with the kind permission of hiliary ann

{Pinterest gets me every time. Click, click, repin and edit....before I know it, the sky has darkened outside, my husband has given up trying to have a conversation as the dinner is left uncooked and I am concocting plans to make a 6-tier pavlova and to sew my own aprons as I'm immersed in a world of creative genius and inspiration. I know I am not alone in my obsession. There is nothing to be ashamed of people. 

Of my 35 boards and counting, my  'jewels' board is a fave, where dinky triangles, ethnic colourful beads and wonky designs seem to feature prominently; my cover love are the 'Orb Spinner' rings from an absolutely fabulous jewelry designer Hiliary Ann of Portland who sells her creations on Etsy in her lovely shop lumafina, meaning luminous and fine. Chevrons, turquoise, greys, yellows....I adore it all! Check out Hiliary's gorgeous shop right this second - and her 'about page'...inspiring for people like me who are wondering why they are letting other people have all the creative fun!}

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

*sniffle sniffle cough cough...time to cozy up*

*my oh my what a gorgeous collection of pics! Gorgeous Hugo Throw from Melanie Porter; snuggle slippers from the ever-wonderful Toast; cozy Cottage Slippers by Plumo; how to choose a mug from this fabulous Orla Kiely lot? Everything else is from my findings on Pinterest - let me know if you want me to source your image!*

{Why oh why do I have a cold again? Its not fair is it, but at least I can snuggle up under my duvet and catch up on The Great British Bake Off. Any tips for getting over this? Hot toddie seems like the only think that might work, wink wink}

Monday, September 24, 2012

*shine on people, shine on*

{shine on people, shine on}

*check out the gorgeous prints from society can even get an iphone cover in this lovely ziggyzag. The beautiful words are from lisa congdon's project 365 Days of Hand Lettering*

{Did I mention, dear readers, that I went to Guyana to visit my extraordinary twin brother? He has lived there for a year and I couldn't be prouder of him and his lovely friends who are working so hard for the greater good. The Guyanese are roughly split into three groups: negro, Indian and Amerindian. It was this last group that captured my imagination; they are a most beautiful people, and really do shine. My Monday inspiration}

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

*polka face*

*top left: from sukan via design sponge; sofa from anthropologie; wonderful dotty fabric from the talented  holly zollinger at spoonflower my own photo from the best brunch in ages and one amazing outfit from pinterest*

{Dotty for dots! We're not talking everywhere, on everything, but a subtle smattering of colour blobs can brighten any space, no?}

Monday, May 28, 2012

*sunshine yellow and....*

*purlease take some time to look at the amazing work is not a job...*

{Well let me tell you folks that one of the hardest things to do on a sunny day is job hunt! My attention span has been about 20 seconds and my ice cream intake has given obese Texan teenagers a run for their money. But needs must. Gotta pay the bills, right? Does anyone out there in blogworld need a professional pinner to help them out? A picture editor? A guest blogger? Well, its worth a try...}

Saturday, May 26, 2012

*travelling without moving*

*bustling hoi an, from my beloved becky's travelling with stripes*

*turkey, from the absolutely wonderful mr & mrs globe and be inspired to give up the 9-5!*

Breakfast at PP by Amanda Gilligan

*one day, i will stay at peacock pavilions and be the happiest woman on earth, from my marrakesh*

{Greetings from my back garden, where the blazing sun is making my factor 30 work ever so hard and my desire for endless amounts of Ben & Jerry's Phish Food shows no signs of letting up...on lazy afternoons like this, why travel anywhere at all when you can sup a Pimms and travel sur le net!}