Our family have been living in Asia now for nearly 7 years, and yet last weekend was our first time to visit Cambodia.  And what a weekend it was.  Our delay in visiting the country was in no part to do with Cambodia itself, rather we have been waiting for the kids to be old [...]

October 29th, 2015|Favourite Places|

Style Guide: Kids room vintage style

Last week I took over a friends house to style a kids bedroom two ways - using the same furniture I added items to create a girls and a boys room with a vintage look.  In decorating terms, the vintage look has been popular for a while and shows no sign of becoming passé.  Modern furniture and [...]

October 26th, 2015|Home & Decor|

Beautiful Art by Kimmy Hogan

Flat lay II. Limited edition fine art print. I recently started a wish list page on the blog.  Like some things in life, I started it...but then slightly forgot about it - my intention is to keep updating it (because if nothing else it is a great reference tool for those wishing to buy [...]

October 23rd, 2015|Art|

Pink Peppercorn Pavlova

I am bringing you today a gorgeous piquant pink peppercorn pavlova (try saying that three times)!  This is a beautifully simple and delicious twist on the usual pavlova.  I first tried it when we moved to Singapore and invited our neighbours over for a barbecue and they brought the dessert.  It was the start of [...]

October 18th, 2015|Food, Food & Entertaining|

Brand Highlight : Castle

I am often asked for advice on where to go for bedlinen.  Searching for good bedlinen is a topic close to my heart so I am always happy to make recommendations.  Without exception the first place that I send people is Castle.  I am a huge fan of this brand (it is bordering on an addiction and [...]

October 12th, 2015|Home & Decor|

The home of Paddo to Palmy

I am bringing you today one stunningly beautiful home, owned by Paddo to Palmy founder and creator, Heidi Correa. I first met Heidi in Hong Kong when she moved from Singapore.  Since then, the family has returned to Sydney and upon returning they purchased a beautiful Paddington terrace and a home in Palm Beach. Heidi got to work renovating [...]

October 5th, 2015|Home & Decor|

Homemade Fruit Bread

When I lived in London and planned my trips back to Melbourne my Mum would always ask if there was anything in particular I would like her to cook.  I always put a request in for apple pie (we would have it for dessert in the evening and I would then eat it cold for breakfast [...]

October 2nd, 2015|Food, Food & Entertaining|