i’m currently…

Listening to:

Lady Antebellum. I am infatuated with this Grammy Award winning 3 person country band. Their latest album Need You Now appeals to a wide audience (like country fringe dwellers like me) , but it’s still essentially country.From a instrumental standpoint they have some beautiful piano-driven love songs but it’s mostly about the guitar, and they are both beautifully played by Dave Haywood. The lead vocals come courtesy of Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott and they are strong, honey-dewed melodies and rich harmony. Check out my fave song on the album here:

Reading:

Knowing that I didn’t read many crime novels (other than the Millennium series), and being a big fan herself, my beautiful friend Mandy gave me the first of Karen Slaughter‘s Grant County series, Blindsighted, for Christmas and I was hooked from the first page. I’ve read the second book Kisscut and now I’m onto the third in the series called A Faint Cold Fear. It’s quick paced and a subtle mix of complex entangled relationships between the protagonists and the crime they investigate in rural Georgia.

Lusting after:

This beautiful dining setting from Dare Gallery.

Wishing I was wearing:

the shia wedge boot from Sportsgirl

Planning to do today:

I love Sundays! I’m going to have a nice big mug of coffee followed by poached eggs with spinach & bacon at our fave cafe in Glebe; walk Harley; unpack some more; do some serious piano practice (la fille aux cheveux de lin by Debussy is practically calling my name!) and make Donna Hay’s chicken with haloumi and honey for dinner!


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Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

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