WEST – Photographs of LA + Vegas by Derek Swalwell

Everyone knows I love LA and a good dose of Palm tress so its no surprise that Im loving this!

“WEST is a new series of landscapes by super cool architecture and interior photographer, Derek Swalwell a collection of photographs captured from Los Angeles to Las Vegas moments and urban impressions of Los Angeles to LasVegas, effectively his own take on the Californian mood and topography. It features dated buildings, low-rise cityscapes and a sun bleached 80s colour palette.

Take a look of the exhibition online here.  www.west-lalv.com or if you happen to be in Melbourne head in to JCP Studios 51-57 Cubitt St Cremorne Melbourne until 11 May.

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think pink

A little colour to brighten up your day – it’s grey and raining here in Sydney today! picture taken at Paul Smith on Melrose in LA (my happy place!)


pretty n pink

A picture tells a thousand stories. The Paul Smith store on Melrose in LA is iconic and photographed often it’s the perfect shade of pink especially on a perfect blue sky day because you have to love that contrast!


Photography Mr Jason Grant

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postcards – coming home


I have had such an amazing trip, but Its time to come home and back to reality (for now) I have loved sharing my adventures and journey with you. Travel is everything. I have come back so inspired with many ideas to come. A HUUUUUGE thank you to new and old friends alike I have met along the way – you all have been a part of this amazing trip too! I hope to see you all again real soon.

THANK YOU to Bludot for being a BIG part of this (USA book tour) happening JG

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the piece collective

IMG_3469The Piece Collective is one of  my moist favourite stores here in LA, I always have to head back when in town- I mean take a look at the front of the store, I think its one of the most instagrammed and pinned on Pintrest images ! have seen. It has a cool edit of things and I love the minimal but upbeat decor of the store – hello I love yellow! Head to Venice not just to see the beach!

The Piece Collective

1629 Abbott Kinney Venice


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griffith observatory

IMG_3221LA is HUGE and I love the view of the city in all it’s expanse from Griffith Observatory It’s one of my favourite places to visit here a definite must do when visiting LA.

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more la la la

IMG_3216As you can see I’m totally loving LA! Of course no visit is complete without lunch and The Ivy and a visit to Kelly Wearstlers Flagship boutique. I discovered  Crystalarium and did a little window shopping at Marc Jacobs (I’m still lusting after that bag) and Bookmarc and coffee from Alfred Coffee and Kitchen on MelroseIMG_3820 IMG_3821

bludot LA

IMG_3221The awesome team from Bludot Furniture are hosting my 4 Book Event whilst Im here in The USA – check out their La store…


Bludot Los Angeles 8000 Melrose Ave

Click here to see their Collection
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bludot la event


IMG_3221Thanks everyone who came to Bludot LA for my first book event-  was so nice to meet you all JG

Photos Grace Cassio



hot cactus

IMG_3469Everyone knows Cactus are cool – but I found the coolest Cactus store in LA. Cactus Store. Yes they just sells Cacti, all kinds of them big and small, its a mini desert  in store. I love the simple design of the space with the terracotta pots and bricks.

Be sure to put it on your to do list when in town!

The Cactus Store 1505 Echo Park Ave Los Angeles

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