This photo proves my point that chilli is seriously the cure-all in my life.  I reach for chilli when I’m sick and need sinus-clearing, when I’m hungover and in need of some seriously spicy salve…and when puppies escape our backyard.  I’m babysitting C’s gorgeous dog, Spike, but Peach + Spike = serious mischief, as I found out yesterday when I got an amused phone call saying the puppies were on the loose.  I know from hilarious experience that Peach is not a fan of chilli, so, armed with Sriracha and some bricks, I set to the house holing up any possible escape routes and spraying Sriracha for good measure.  I’ll let you all know if they escape again!

Hope you all have wonderful weekends, and here’s some awesome posts from around the web.

Phillip Lim for Target is confirmed!!  Whoo hoo!!!!!!

An inspiring read for Mothers Day, plus some fabulous gift ideas – hope you all give your mum the love and hugs she deserves!

Cheddar jalapeno biscuits – yes please.

Things no one will tell fat girls…shout out for body love.  This is awesome.

Pictures of people who mock a photographer – people can be disappointing sometimes.

This dress is achingly cute!

Behind the scenes pics of The Empire Strikes Back – reminds me that I really need to book couch time for a Star Wars weekend.

I’m seriously not a fan of jello, but these sound really intriguing.  Add vodka maybe?

The Designer Says – a funky book of quotes and quips of designers.  Would make a cool coffee table book!

A sweetly comedic outlook on depression – well worth the read, an insight into a debilitating disease that affects so many of us.


I totally love Garance Dore (I mean, who freakin’ doesn’t), so I was seriously stoked to discover that she’s selling her illustrations online!  Posters start from $40.00, and art prints, which are limited edition, numbered and signed, are $400.00 so there’s something for every budget.  Garance’s illustrations have that French chic aura down pat –  I would love to put some of these up in our study or living room for some parisienne flair.

Check out the shop here.

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All of a sudden, the temperatures have skyrocketed from pleasantly mild to a sweltering simmer!  It’s wonderful though, it means summer’s finally here!  I would dearly love some time to sit by a pool or even go to the beach, but unfortunately that’s not going to happen in the near future.

First it was Vera Wang, then it was Karen Walker, now Monique Lhuillier is doing engagement rings.

Awesome destination wedding, for drizzle mah nizzle shizzle dizzle.

Would you wear ear cuffs?  And separately, leave Bieber’s overalls alone.

Find out what Michelle Lee, model maker, looks for in a model.

Granola crusted nuts. (No dirty thoughts)

Sexiest LBD ever.

If you have some spare time this weekend, try this DIY Chevron Christmas tree, it’s got free downloadable templates!

Wouldn’t you love to work at this amazing architecture office outside of Madrid?

Have an amazing weekend, and I’ll see you on the other side!

PS.  Don’t forget the Pinterest Gift Guide.

Image credit – Picture of Melissani, Greece

Whew, it’s Friday!  It’s been a whirlwind week, but it’s finally here.  Unfortunately (or fortunately!) it’s going to be a whirlwind weekend too, but more on that on Monday when we reach the otherside.  I’ll be kicking off the weekend with a girl’s night out at Alfred & Constance (where I also went last weekend…looks like it might be a regular haunt for us!).

Have an amazing weekend, and check out these cool links from around the web!

Eating in Paris for under €10!

The best apple crisp you’ll ever have.

The dating little black book for Brisbane restaurants.

Awesome bedroom makeover.

Vietnam looks amazing for a honeymoon – check out Sapa!

Oof…this pretty mini sequinned dress had me at hello.

A love-heart print suit for your man – oh yes.  There’s also a scarf.

Chanel No. 5 and Marilyn Monroe.

Don’t forget the Pinterest Gift Guide!

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What are you up to this weekend?  The weather’s been a bit dreary of late, so if this carries on through the weekend, I’m looking forward to baking, cooking soups and reading good books.  I’m really excited to be going to the Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show – I went two years ago with my parents and had the most unexpectedly good time, so this time I’m going with my boy and a cooler bag – I’ll be the one demanding wine and cheese.

Have a great weekend, and here are some links that caught my eye around the web.

Are you as big a foodie as I am?  Here are the top 10 best films about food – don’t watch these hungry.

Carrying on with the food theme, these are the cookbooks every home should have.

Better Book Titles.  Hilarious.

Omg.  Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake.  Seriously.

Relationship lessons from watching couples at IKEA.

Lusting after this dress.

33 things you didn’t know about the Titanic (the movie) – fascinating!

And don’t forget to check out the Pinterest Gift Guide if you’re stuck with any present ideas!

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Have you guys discovered Pinterest yet?  I must have been living under a rock, but this website is awesome – it’s an online virtual pinboard!  Seriously cool.

Obviously, I’ve been pinning non-stop since I’ve discovered it, and it’s so much fun.  You can check out all my boards here.  I may or may not be a pinning addict.

I’m also really excited about Christmas – I’m one of those people who love looking for gifts and I really try to put a lot of thought into gifts, so finding the perfect gift makes me really happy.  Whenever I’m trawling online, I always think, “oh, that would be the perfect present for so and so” but when it comes to said person’s birthday, or Christmas time, I can never remember where it came from.

But that will happen no longer with Pinterest!  I’ve started up a board for gifts which will help me SO much, and will hopefully help you as well, with the upcoming holiday shopping.  Best to get in early!  So I’ll be pinning anything and everything that I think will make perfect gifts for all those special people in your life.  The gifts will be in all price ranges and I’ll be trying to cover all the bases, from Dads to puppies to stocking stuffers, so there’ll be something for everybody.

Here’s a link to my gift guide, and if you see a great gift, drop me a line, I’d love to have a squiz!

Image – Marshmallow Sampler Pack via Etsy