Wednesday, September 30, 2009


This is my second post of the day but Completely necessary under the circumstances. Have I been living under a rock, or did no one know that Chanel does the most fabulous sport gear?
(I don't know if my boyfriend would approve of ever playing catch with me using this ball, but I love it)

Not like I could or would buy any of it. But a girl can always dream!! (Ok, I might buy the rackets if I ever had enough money)

My Wishlist

I always dream about what my perfectly designed abode would look like.
I dream of the perfect size and textured faux zebra rug (Minus the hideous big flat screen tv)

I dream of the most chic, inviting workspace

I dream of the most perfect pintucked duvet draped over the coziest place in the home

I dream of the most fabulous space for entertaining and hosting guests

Although I'm fully loving and enjoying our stay in Australia, I think I'll be happy when we return to the States and try to develop some sort of stability. In the last year I have moved places 5 times and all my belongings have been stuck in boxes. Not so fabulous. Hopefully next year we can find a place to call home for just a while.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tried and Tried

I've written three different posts and was dissatisfied with all of them. So I'm giving up today and leaving with this print that is hugely popular right now.

Have a lovely hump day every one!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Rachel Zoe Home

Every time I watch The Rachel Zoe Project, I have to occasionally catch myself drooling over the fabulous clothes, effortless chic styling's, and I often re-watch the shows to catch the interior design of her spaces.
Interestingly enough, (stop staring at the shoes...I know...its: bananas) her house is minimalistic in design and very sterile. This may be in part to her hectic schedule and desire for a calm, peaceful place to "relax" when not at her studio. While she loves color, flair and especially furs when styling her clients, her home is quite the opposite.(Ok, the furs are still very pervasive in the design) She is heavily influenced by the 70's fashion period with the bold, eccentric prints that can be seen frequently in Missoni's designs.
Although Rachel may be tiny-sized, her attitude and fashion opinions are super-sized. Glimpses of this are visible in her home, especially with her luscious over-sized bed.

Rachel Zoe's backyard
From everything I've seen, I'm a huge fan of both her and her home. The only thing I would add in my design would be more eye-catching focal pieces in certain areas such as her living room. But as a whole, it is a relaxing, soothing space. And I definitely wouldn't mind picking up one of those books and cuddling into that bed!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Feeling At Home

I've been living in Australia for one week now. And it's made me really appreciate how the small things make someone feel comfortable and at home. The first couple days were tough: jet-lag, new house, different bed, different everything. But now that we have had a few days to explore and be on our own (our hosts have gone to SF in the States for 2 weeks). I was happy that I did bring somethings with me to make it feel more like home:
I always have candles by my bed at home, so before I left I stopped by my favorite candle store in Healdsburg La Farmacista and picked up some Volspua Travel Candles. (I also love the owners of this shop!)

A soft, plush oversized throw blanket$list4$
My favorite go-to, last-through-anything sandals: Rainbows
My own pillow from home

Oh and lets not forget my boyfriend. We both admitted that we would have been miserable here if we didn't have each other.
What do you have to have when you travel to make things feel more homey?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A walk down a pier

Today me and the boy went for a little drive down the small coast near Melbourne. We walked down this seemingly-never ending pier and enjoyed the serenity of it. Sometimes life keeps crazy and chaotic, but being able to step back and relax can make it all worth while.
We were both slightly homesick last week, but knowing that we have each other here makes it much better.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I'm BACK! and In Aussie-land

Hello fellow bloggers, I'm back and ready for some action. Blog action I mean. I have finally settled into the land down under and now feel as though I can resume responsible blogging duties. To catch everyone up real quick:
Left the states this time last week, have finally recovered from Jet-lag, finally have an Australian bank card, took my first trip into Melbourne, and fell in love. Here are just a few images from my first of many trips into the city of Melbourne.

They had all these graphic cook books! and a book on Melbourne
Both taken in a quaint home decor store called Rap products
I fell in love with these owls!

I had the boy with me today so we did Queen Victoria Market, got some tasty treats and tasted some wines and then wandered around the town just to get familiar with it. I can't wait to go do much more exploring! It's going to be fabulous.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

roll tide and mojito time

Well today is kick off day for Alabama football. Which for any of my non southern subcribers means drinking, snacking and a lot of cheering. Although it's only my third football season in football country (read-the south, mainly on the UA campus, I know the routine. Thus I have armed myself with veggie burgers and delicious low cal mojito recipes. Should b a good season although this year I'm escaping to Australia and I'll regain my boyfriends undivided attention, they don't have espn there right?!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I apologize

I apologize for my absence from the blogging world. I've been traveling and had a horrendous time with my flights home and spent a full 24 hours awake and in an airport. WITHOUT free wifi, thanks Chicago O'hare. I'm still frantically getting everything ready for our trip down under and will get back to this beautiful blogging world very soon. Stay with me friends!