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I am now on holidays for 10 days; woo hooooooo!

Tomorrow we’re starting our road trip that will lead us up the NSW coast to Byron Bay, which is the cutest & most beautiful seaside town with the Eastern most point of Australia.

After a full week of back-to-back visitors and a hideous workload, I was really happy to have a full day to myself.

I ran errands, ate brunch out, did a wee bit of shopping and generally just had a great day by myself!

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Perfect Sydney weather! Hope Byron is this good!

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Something from the latest Frankie magazine.

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Coffee at my fave local cafe.

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My adorable coffee date; Harley.

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I’m quitting sugar! If you haven’t read this book by Sarah Wilson or another book called Sweet Poison by David Gillespie, you need to go out and find yourself a copy of both life changing books. Highly recommended.

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My only regret is that I wasn’t born with more fingers!

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I’ll leave you with this gorgeous quote from King Lear;
‘Take joy in the mystery of things,
as though we were the spies of gods.’
~ Shakespeare

Happy Thursday!

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shades of turquoise | holiday gifts

turquoise Southern Hemisphere summer…

the shades of turquoise remind us of azure waters, tanned skin, the scent of coconut oil and balmy nights spent under the stars with friends

all additions can be made via Etsy below:

iPhone case
cushion
painting
dress
earrings
makeup case
brooch
bowls

the week in instagram

instagram green smoothie | activating almonds | my artwork | Harley’s bathtime
lunch | our balcony | my pretty bookcase | Friday Flowers
AustralianMuseum stairs | AlexandertheGreat | Jay&TRex | St Mary’s Cathedral
at the fish markets | Buffalo Wings | cherry toast | lunch
bangles | street art | sunny beers | my artwork
Blackwattle Bay | trinkets on my dresser | always be a unicorn! | Harley
turquoise bangles | running kicks | What Katie Ate table | skull apron

tout ce qui brille | all that glitters

If you’re like me, your jewellery box is a bazaar of trinkets; old, new, precious & everyday costume bling.

During my last week of holidays I’ve been sorting, organising & spring cleaning.

I thought I’d share a peek of all my jingles, jangles & pretty shiny stuff.

IMG_20130110_14102320130110_132418my favourites on display on my dresser 

20130110_140110-1 earrings, necklaces & rings

20130110_140419-1 necklaces (mostly bib-style) & bangles

bangles bangles

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I love my Tiffany & Co charm bracelet. I’ve been collecting charms for seven years! If I’m lucky, I get them for birthdays, Christmas & anniversary presents.

  • the little silver heart is from Jay for our 6th wedding anniversary
  • the blue enamel T&Co box is from Jay for my 30th birthday
  • the little silver handbag is from my Mum for my 30th birthday
  • the little blue enamel bag is from Jay for Christmas 2009
  • the little silver crown is from Jay for my 31st birthday (I’m his princess!)
  • the silver padlock is my wedding present from Jay in 2005
  • the silver Eiffel tower was my present to myself when I became a certified Project Manager (and so happened to be after we came back from Paris in 2008)

braceletsL – R:
 Tiffany charm bracelet ♥
♥ Longines DolceVita watch ♥
♥ Witchery charm bracelet from my girlfriend Tam ♥
♥ Balenciaga bracelet & earring set (pure rhodium) –
(pre-wedding party celebration gift from Jay a month before our wedding) ♥

Do you wear certain pieces of jewellery everyday
& what are some of your favourite trinkets?

travel treasures

Travel is the common theme of these sweet treasures I found on Etsy.

Luggage tag [via]

Vintage Camper Birdhouse [via]

Leather duffle [via]

Toiletry Case [via]

Ceramic travel mug [via]

Paper Plane Necklace [via]

Adventure map [via]

I’m going on a little weekend adventure with my BFF Gracie next month, so until then, the adventures will remain in my daydreams…