Monday, April 29, 2013

Lady Lavender

Lady Lavender dress available now in my etsy store

Over the past few weeks I've been working one some special one of a kind dresses made with vintage fabrics. I thought it would be nice to give each dress its own post. Not only will each frock have its moment to shine but it will also give me a chance to show you around my neighbourhood.

We snapped these photographs late yesterday afternoon just before the sun sank behind the mountains. As we were walking out the door I grabbed some Lavender and Rosemary to adorn my bob with, one of the many perks of having a garden! This colourful street is one of my favourites to stroll through, the vibrant autumn leaves are some of the finest I've ever seen. With winter just around the corner I'm already mourning the loss of these beauties, however seeing these same trees covered in snow will surely be a treat for the eyes.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Call her green and the winters cannot fade her

Autumn has rolled around yet again. It seems like only yesterday I was kicking my well worn boots through the falling leaves in Brooklyn. We had the smallest glimpse of summer upon our arrival back in the Southern hemisphere, before plummeting head first into the chilly season. Loving woolly blankets, crisp mornings and warm cups of tea as I do, I couldn't be happier.

My beautiful Mum has been staying with us this past week. I can't believe it had been over a year since we last met. Rest assured we've been making up for lost time with plenty of mountain sight seeing and endless champagne toasting. She was a regular day tripper to the Blue Mountains as a kid in the 1960s. It's been so lovely revisiting all her favourite haunts that have since become mine. I'm chuffed to hear it hasn't changed much in the past 45 years. My suspicions have been confirmed, we're living in a time warp!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

California Dreaming


Photographs by Megan McIsaac

Our last fleeting moments in Los Angeles were spent in the company of Megan McIsaac, her partner JP and their handsome kitty Linus. I couldn't imagine a lovelier way to spend the last 48 hours of our American odyssey. We've been avidly following Megan's blog for years now, dating back to the Free Dolphin Ride days whilst we were planning our own American road trip. Her photographs evoke the kind of freedom and natural beauty that I was hoping to see first hand in the land of opportunity.

The first photograph has a special place in my heart, it was taken outside LAX just before we embarked upon the 15 hour flight back to Australia, it perfectly encapsulates that moment in time. For almost a year we had been living on the road, completely free of responsibility and routine. All of our worldly possessions were either shoved into our suitcases or draped on our persons. Everything was about to change and I was filled with anticipation for what lay ahead and nostalgia for the land we'd be leaving behind.

For anyone that isn't familiar with Megan's work, do yourself a favour and familiarise yourself post haste.