I love online shopping. I’m not sure if it’s because I spend so much time online and it’s a natural extension from that, but it’s something that I’ve been hooked on from the beginning. I guess it also really started to take off at a very convenient time for me, when I started having children and I didn’t have that freedom to go out and hit the shops. A couple of weeks ago, I got the news that Indie Home Collective was about to open their online store so I waited in anticipation because I knew that the owner, Claudia Kozab would do a mighty fine job with it. She didn’t disappoint.
I’m so excited to bring you this week’s giveaway. It’s something that I enjoy everyday in my home, and would love for one of you lovely people to also, a Jo Malone Candle.
Our friend Teia, has spoilt us many times with his homemade hot smoked salmon. I remember the first time he made it for us; Guillaume and I felt like it was a bit of a revelation. It’s something we quite often purchased pre-made, but when you taste the homemade version… well it really is something else.
It’s always a good day when you’re featured on Decor8 wouldn’t you say? Earlier this week, Holly Becker wrote about my rebrand story for her Blog Trends series and, well that just almost tops the cake for me!
This is the first of six weeks of giveways to celebrate the rebranding of this blog!
If you want to bring a bit of fun, texture, drama or sophistication to a room, then creating a feature wall is a great place to start. Some very good news today is that Milton & King are giving one lucky reader worldwide, the chance to win two rolls of wallpaper from their newly released Scandinavian inspired, Ingrid + Mika range.
It’s been a hectic couple of weeks for me. School holidays arrived what seemed like only a few weeks after the school year begun. Normally I prepare a little in advance for these moments, but with the relaunch of the blog, that all got swept under the carpet.
In the weeks leading up to leaving for my European backpacking adventure, my friend Lee, whom I was travelling with with told me that she was reading this incredible book. I told her that I was reading one also. It turned out that we were both reading “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. His words forever stayed with me, “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” What was the likelihood of reading this at the exact precise moment without the other knowing? I call it a seal of fate of what lay ahead. I had little idea of how defining this trip would be for my future.
This Wednesday, a sweet smelling service is launching in Auckland. It’s called Bloom Social and I’m certain it will be a hit. Do you know those business concepts that turn up and fill a gap in the market? Bloom Social is that. I haven’t heard nor seen anything like it before now and I think it’s brilliant.