Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Burrow & Be X Outdoor Living X Ottoloom

Im kicking off todays blog with a few of my favourite pieces by talented designer Catherine of Burrow & Be.



I mentioned in yesterdays posts that it feels much more like Winter here in our neck of the woods rather than Spring. That hasnt stopped me dreaming of long balmy evenings, however.



We have an amazing deck with an incredible view. We also have a gorgeous new outdoor fire coming in the next couple of weeks which I will show you at the time. I am now planning and working on our landscape. I am what you would call a very novice gardener. I love gardens, in saying that, the weeds tend to love them too. And me, well I am not so great at keeping on top of the weeds. Yes I have actually googled - how to keep your garden organised! Any tips would be greatly recieved. You guys are always a great help. And if you know of a great landscape designers in my area, send them my way. I think it might worth it for us as we are extending our lawn and parking area, planting an orchard and putting a guest room in at the bottom of our garden. Lots to be done over the next year or so.

So yes, I have been madly pinning outdoor and garden images. Above a few of my favourites. Images via 1, 2.



And speaking of sunny days, Ottoloom, a brand that I have loved since the beginning have lots of exciting new things happening and some gorgeous new products in store. Their Japanese range is on wishlist for this summer. Above is their new Brera line which will be online as of next week. Such good quality. Perfect Christmas or wedding gifts.

And lastly, I am just going to put this out there. I have a desire to put my design hat on again. An urge that I often get. Actually, an urge that has never gone away since as long as I can rememember. I am on the hunt for a new project. To collaborate with an amazing brand that fits well with Milo and Mitzys aethetic. My last design project was a 100% pure wool blanket for Forestry Home which sold out world wide within weeks and was named by New Zealand Design Blog as 2014's blanket of the year. (A made up award by Alana, but we will take it!)

So if you have any ideas to put to me whether it be fashion, homewares, furniture, kids clothing or products or whatever please do drop me an email, my mind it going nuts with designs. Id love to get a project underway again. miloandmitzy@gmail.com

Amy x

Monday, September 26, 2016

Home Tour X Grey + Wild + LET LIV Stationary

Are the rest of you in New Zealand getting this rain? Very much ready for it to end now. My kids are in town with the husband at swimming lessons so I shall attempt to post todays blog feature. And can I just say, on my previous post, I asked for suggestions for Frankies birthday present. Oh my goodness, one of my lovely readers, Anna, came back to me with the most perfect present for our little dancer. It is from Romp Stomp and it is called a Flower Fairy Dance Kit. It comes with a dance dvd for kids to follow along to, a tutu, flower garland and a fairy wand. Honestly the most beautiful gift. Pop over and check them out. Such a dream for a little girl.








Modern, clean, contemporary. Easy indoor and outdoor living. This right here is Courtyard House by FIGR Architects. So well designed and so beautifully styled by Ruth Welsby. That kitchen/dining and living area is on a whole 'notha level right? Photographed by the talented Tom Blachford.


New Zealands Grey + Wild just keep on upping their game. I am head over heels in love with the pieces from BANGBANG Copenhagen that they stock along with so many more amazing ranges. This Sweatshirt!




I am not what you would call a very organised person. Hence the reason that I have made a little pact to myself to become more organised and sorted in my day to day life. Don't get me wrong, I do get things done, but I tend forget the likes of dates and town jobs easily. I have been on the hunt for some products to help me with this. LET LIV have a fantastic range of stationary which should definitely see me right.

Amy x

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Aura Home x NOZOMI x Scottish Farmhouse

Can you believe that we are nearly into October? My wee Frankie has started counting down the days until her birthday. Just under two weeks and she will be four. Crazy! I ask her to stop growing but she insists on getting bigger! I have no idea what to get her. Quite a unique character. Very creative, loves music and talking. You would call her girly but in a tomboy sort of way. She enjoys getting messy and rough and loves to run! Can you see my challenge? Any ideas greatly received please. It is also term three school holidays and thank goodness for that is all that I can say? I have piles of house work to catch up which mounts up on me during term time when I am teaching. Wish me luck getting things sorted. Right enough about that, onto the good stuff.



First up, Tracie Ellis of Aura once again shows us the goods and I can honestly say that this has to be my favourite range yet.


Next up, I received an email from Mitch and Erin who have just launched unique homewares store, NOZOMI. (You had me at unique homewares!) Upon checking out their website, I was so impressed with what I saw. Not the same same that tends to be on the boring side. Ethical, unique and different products of amazing quality. I could have shown you the lot but I wanted to show you first and foremost, the product that is at the top of my wish list from NOZOMI. I absolutely adore this handwoven Pom Pom banana leaf floor basket. And what makes it even better is that profits fund educational training programs for the women who handcraft these products.





We should really finish off this evening on a high note. How is this amazing Scottish Farmhouse photographed by Martin Kaufmann? Give me mulled wine and a babysitter and I am there.

Just before I go, please do let me know if you have any great birthday ideas for Frankie. Also if anyone can recommend any gardening sites or social media pages, id love to hear them and lastly, I am just updating my makeup and skincare products. If you have any amazing recommendations, please do flick me a message.

Amy x

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Monday Mix Up

Happy Monday to you all. Last week of term three so just the two days left of teaching for me. I have a list, a mile long to achieve over the holidays - gardening, clean the pantry, finish painting the bathroom, clean the windows, spend time with my family and of course catch up on the blog. Lets see how I go with it all, huh? A couple of goodies for you today. The incredible work of Lynda Gardener of Gardener & Marks, The coolest handbags you ever did see and why not start the week with a recipe as the kitchen is where I will be spending a lot of my day.



Lets talk how amazing these leather bags are from Malababa. I am such a sucker for a leather handbag.






Lynda Gardener. A styling genius. Somebody I have admired for quite some time now. The way that she can put a room together is unlike any other. Her ability to team old with new is spot on. This here is the gorgeous Trentham Estate, boutique accommodation just an hour from Melbourne's CBD.


Now that Cauliflower doesn't cost the earth, its back in my shopping basket. The kids and I are going to put this soup on for lunch. Fingers crossed it turns out. Get the recipe here.

Happy days.

Amy x

Monday, September 12, 2016

Father Rabbit Linen X The Pavillion House

Happy Monday to you all. I hope you all had a great weekend. I was out and about with the kids while the husband was working. We missed him but had lots of fun in the Hawkes Bay sun by ourselves and also catching up with friends.



Photography and styling by Amy Tennent for Milo and Mitzy

Today I got to experience first hand, just how incredible the new Father Rabbit linen really is. Soft. beautifully designed and amazing quality. Mind you, I wouldn't expect anything less really.








And while we are on the subject of amazing things, I am absolutely head over heels in love with this weekend getaway, The Pavillion House located on Sydneys Palm Beach. I need to get here!

Sorry not too many words tonight. Off to bed. Have a great rest of your Monday.

Amy x

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Shop Small NZ









I love this site, Shop Small, that has recently been set up. The logo simply states, buy good things from real people, shop local. Such a wicked cocept bringing all of these amazing local businesses together. This makes things so easy to find rather than trawling the internet for hours. Its all in the one place, brilliant.


There are so many amazing products and brands I wanted to include in this post but I had run out of room. Perhaps I need to write out another feature on Shop Small.

Amy x

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Mid Week Mix Up

Shoot, hump day already. Apologies for my absence. We have been under the weather a bit in my household. Spring they say? It is feeling very much like the middle of winter today which is not great as we have new little lambys being born by the hour on our property at the moment. It is fair to say, I may have a couple of new pets come this afternoon which I am sure the kids will be happy about. Actually funny I mention that, Milo and Mitzy was actually named some 6 years ago now after my 2 pet lambs in the paddock, Milo the male and Mitzy the female. Id just had this crazy idea to start a blog, I could hear my hungry lambs in the paddock, and so it begun. And yes I wish I could change the name now a days to something a little more professional sounding, but what can you do, right?




I have always admired the work of New Zealand interior designer and freelance stylist, Amelia Holmes. Amelia has worked closely at times with architect firm Ferron Hay, whos project I watch closely also. Her style is on trend yet individual and her ability to source unique pieces to suit each property is right up there.




I have featured New Zealands Duffle & Co previously. I wanted to share some of their new product with you today. The reason being, number one, I flippen love their work. I am so partial to tan leather its not funny! And two, I am getting organised for Christmas early this year, that's right.... Christmas (Mini freak out right there) I am getting one these Duffle & Co bags for the husband and I am going to fill it with a few of his favourites, such as coffee beans, a summer tee and some bathroom products. Do I sound organised or what? And is that not the best gift for your other half??


Lastly, I am posting an image of my own living room because, A - I love love love our new sofas from Early Settler and B - I need to get some new cushions. If you want to talk cushions, drop me a line. Id love to hear from you. Stay warm.

Amy x