Beci Orpin – Sunshine Spaces

My Buddy Beci Orpin is the Queen of craft and has released a fourth book with Hardie Grant Books ( go girl!)

Sunshine Spaces its about bringing a little of the outdoors into your home. Inspired by the colour and beauty of nature, Beci shares her ideas and guides you step-by-step through fun projects for indoors, outdoors, party and play.

No surprise Im loving the cute dog house project below for you know who!

Featuring some of Beci’s favourite materials, including wood, fabric, plants and recycled objects, Sunshine Spaces will tell you everything you need to know about bringing the sunshine into your life and home.

in all awesome book stores now!

Photos Chris Middleton

Vogue Living 50

Last week I was thrilled to be invited to celebrate Vogue Livings 50th Birthday celebrations in Sydney.

It was a fabulous evening – heres a look inside the party with the who’s who of the design industry with the likes of Editor in chief Neale Whitaker and his team from Vogue Living, Collette Dinnigan, Sibella Court, Stephen and Louise from Dinosaur Designs, Tim Ross and wife Michelle, Justin Hemmes, Darren  Palmer and special guest (performer) Tina Arena and plenty of more people

It was a night to remember!

 

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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pink and blue Wayside Bondi

Im proud to be one of the Ambassadors for Wayside – An organisation that helps those in less fortunate situations

With community services centres in both Kings Cross and Bondi, youth space and outreach service, mental health program, twilight team, community cafe and our Aboriginal project are all designed to ensure the most disadvantaged members of our community have access to essential health, welfare, social and recreational services.

Each year, thousands of people visit Wayside for assistance in gaining equitable access to essential health, welfare and related services. In the last year alone, Wayside provided, amongst other services, 7,680 community meals, 6,776 changes of clothing, 14,100 hours of support to people with a long-term mental health issue, and 1,991 social and recreational activities for the whole community to participate in. People purchased over 86,100 low cost items in our café, there were 6,699 instances of support for youth at risk and8,703 members of the community visited Wayside to learn more about our work.

With winter approaching and with so many people sleeping it rough on the street, now is the perfect time to lend a hand a make a donation click here to do so

Otherwise

shop at their Op shops

Wayside Op Shop Kings Cross

29 Hughes Street

Monday to Friday: 9am-4pm

Saturday: 10am-2pm

Wayside Op Shop North Bondi

40-42 Warners Avenue

Tuesday to Friday: 9am-4pm

Saturday: 10am-2pm

or click here to book a stay at their very own Bondi Air BNB apartments 

“Palo Santo”

It’s no secret I’m somewhat a (modern) hippy – I practice daily meditation with The Broadplace I’m attracted to candles, crystals and burning sage. Well my latest discovery thanks to my friends at Totem Road is “palo santo”  these lovely timber sticks from Peru can be burnt to promote good luck, clean your house of bad energy and enhance relaxation and best of all they smell beautiful

Major Minor Sydney (table cloth) marble basics tray and board Kelly Wearstler  bronze lips Rock and co crystals

Hotel Ravesis Bondi

You have gotta love a pastel makeover where the new cocktails match the decor right! I have been crushing on the new (ok not sooo new) Hotel Ravesis makeover, its opposite Bondi Beach so there are awesome ocean views, the colourful interior upstairs by Corina Hicks is fun without being too in your face, the food and cocktails are superb! and of course him loving the splashes of Peach – the perfect Instagram backdrop!

click here for more details 

behind the scenes bondi wash

I couldn’t help but post this super cute picture of Belinda ( Bondi Wash Founder) and Sophia from a recent shoot. I love working on this local brand ( I have from the start) It’s not often as a stylist that you get to work with a brand from its beginning, from the start I have worked Belinda to create the brands unique visual identity and with each new shoot we as a team push the continue to create fresh beautiful images (thanks to the amazing native botanicals) that reflect the brands message, style and core values.

Another perk of working open this great brand is that I love and actually use all their products as does Sophia!

see more or shop the Bondi Wash collection here

 

ikea new Stockholm collection

When Ikea gets it right they get it very right

Im loving the brand new Stockholm collection that has just landed in store now, its easy, simple, relaxed and not complicated. I’m loving the cosy velvet, the blue glassware and the light timber and rattan, it’s scandi ( sorry can we not use this word unless its actually scandi! such an over used word) but feels perfect for an Aussie home too!

The trick is to not fill your place with things from just the one store, its all about creating a mix, tricky with this collection as I have my eye on lots! The Rattan Cabinet is totally a stand out for me!

 Click here to see more or head in store

hunting for george – welcome home

The team behind Hunting for George always create awesome visuals each season  (perfect in this Instagram world) Im loving their latest for “welcome home” this light filled apartment set up showcases their vast collection for the home including a covetable curated collection of art works all available here now that daylight savings had ticked over its time to get cosy and cocoon any home.

Photos Martina Gemmola

food to make you glow

Im loving Lola Berrys latest book Food to make you glow – a great cook book full of good recipes and good vibes available in all good book stores now – I love her positive attitude and healthy feel-good recipes – its guide to eating for wellness – go check it out!