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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!

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…