Monday, May 25, 2015

Saben Style

Being a massive massive Saben fan, I was over the moon to be given the opportunity to style 3 of their gorgeous items, two hand bags and one clutch. And boy, did I want to keep them all! Saben bags each have their own unique personality, yet all are contemporary, stylish and playful.

First up we have Tilly. A rad little clutch that surprisingly fits a lot. This little beauty will see you through from day to night.  Included in this image is the Julia Kostreva planner and THESEEKE products all from Father Rabbit. Perfume and Karen Walker sunnies belong to moi!

Next we have the amazing Yasmin. Sleek, sophisticated and hard working. A fantastic day to day bag to carry everything that you possibly need to get through your busy day. Included in this image, Wilson and Frenchy bib, Julia Kostreva planner, Barr Co handcream, Bensimon sneakers all from Father Rabbit and sneak peek of a new range of Milo and Mitzy jewellery.

And lastly we have Lotte. Lotte is that smaller version of the every day bag, claiming to unwind and  enjoy a pimms or two on a Friday evening, Lotte boasts all of the inner compartments that one needs to carry the Friday night essentials in. Included in this image is the Saben key ring, Julia Kostreva planner from Father Rabbit and everything else is my own.
Thank you so much to Saben for the opportunity. I already own one Saben bag, something tells me I need another.
Amy x

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Boho Home Tour


The lovely Shannon of re:address introduced me to todays fabulous interior designer and I couldn't be more thankful. Exactly my style. A little bit modern, a little bit vintage, a little bit boho and a lot or cool! Let me show you Amber of Amber Interiors latest project. Shes a goodie alright.

LA based Amber Lewis is drawn to mixing patterns and being bold with colours. If you ask me, she has nailed it.

The touches of brass mixed with wood, white leather and kilim completely had me at the word go. I am currently on the hunt to add some more kilim to my own house. Its the way I like to add colour. Where do you shop for your kilim rugs and cushions?
Amy x

Monday, May 18, 2015

Home Tour

Happy Tuesday. I trust this finds you all well and warm. Lately I have been searching through websites seeking inspiration for my own home. We moved into a gorgeous home a year ago. Luckily for us all the work had been done to enable us to live easily and comfortably. Me being me, I have my own unique style and like to put my own stamp on things (this will happen eventually, when time and money allows, however I am not a very patient person). Our near future jobs are to tidy up the landscaping and not that the husband knows it yet but I am looking to change our stove top splash back and hang some pendant lights above the breakfast bar. Heres hoping these can be done at a small cost. For now, I shall keep gazing upon the gorgeous homes of other clever people.

This gorgeous weekend home found thanks to Inside Out Magazine, belonging to Australian designer Shareen Joel ticks all my boxes. Black and cedar on the outside, a fantastic mix of textures and a gorgeous selection of statement pieces used throughout the home. Photography by the talented Sharyn Cairns.

Please please can somebody in New Zealand make me a chair like this or could someone let me know if they have seen one around. I love the mix of leather, linen and wood. Have been lusting after something like this for what feels like forever. A timeless piece to add to your home.

Again another winning combination, kilim wood and linen. Visit Father Rabbit to pick up a similar sofa from MCM House. They really are amazing! Also check out their range of linen cushions in store or online. And how can you go past those incredible Mark Tuckey side tables. And to finish off your space visit Siggada and choose from one of their ridiculously rad kilim rugs.

Check out The Vitrine to get a similar table and bench seats to add to your entertaining area. They even make a very cool indoor dining and again see Father Rabbit for a gorgeous selection of linen bedding and cushions.
Happy Tuesday.
Amy x

Thursday, May 14, 2015


Hello Winter. We love you. That is the email I received today from the wonderful Pampa folks. Winter, a time to add warmth and texture to your home. I am loving these new images from Pampas latest collection.

Byron Bay based Pampa is the kind of business that one can only admire. Passionate about fair trade and uniting cultures, Pampas designers Victoria and Carlyon travel between Argentina and Australia working closely in rural communities to bring these gorgeous pieces to our shores. See here for details.
Amy x 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Izzy and Jean Co

A huge apology for my absence. We took a much needed break to visit family and friends last week. Its always so refreshing to go away and to come home again and feel inspired as well as appreciative of what you have got.

Today I wanted to share with you some new goodies from a favourite of mine. Always on my radar, always bringing something different to the table, Izzy and Jean Co. are forever introducing handcrafted traditional homewears, kids wear and fashion to New Zealand and further abroad.
With a selection of new stonewash linen, wooden brushes, gorgeous throws and the raddest collection of Espadrilles, Izzy and Jean Co. is a definite must visit.
Amy x

Thursday, April 30, 2015

I Dig Denim from Kiddy Couture

I am all over Swedish based children's label I dig Denim, right now. I Dig Denim - fashion forward, stylish, super rad and understated cool. 

I Dig Denim designer Hanna Clavegard has carefully considered every detail. The collections are characterized by the best quality, perfect fit, unique washes and the ability to feel relaxed and comfortable whilst looking super cool. The perfect tee to pair with the perfect pair of jeans. What more could you need for your child.

I am excited to announce that my favourite kids clothing company, Kiddy Couture has this ridiculously rad label available for you to purchase online. The most understated cool that you can ask for.
Amy x

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Andy Coltart Architecture

Todays post is close to home for me and dear to my heart. I have grown up watching the work of Hawkes Bay architectural designer Andy Coltart.  (Literally used to pass these properties every day on the way home) Watching Andys work develop has been mind blowing to say the least. Being fortunate enough to visit a few of these properties is something else altogether. (We hired a couple of them for our wedding party) And I plan to visit many more in the future. (I hope my husband reads this!)

You can recognise an Andy Coltart property from a mile away. Dotted around the hills and on the coastlines of Hawkes Bay, Andy, born and bred in the province learnt that design and architecture was his calling, when previously a farmer, he took on the renovation of his own home.

Andy has been responsible for turning Hawkes Bay into a thriving, stylish tourist destination along with business partner Kim Thorp of Black Barn vinyards. Most of these properties pictured are available for rent. Seriously a must do.
Stay warm.
Amy x

Images by Brian Culy

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Home Tour

I thought that it was about time I brought you another home tour. My favourite part of the blog. I am a nosy person, so yes, looking into someone else's home is right up my ally.

This home has been styled beautifully by real estate giants Fantastic Frank. (I guess you could say that it is a cheats version of a home tour, but all the same, it is an inspiring home to look at)
What particularly caught my eye was the brass detailing throughout the home. Its fair to say that I am pretty obsessed with brass at present.
I am on the hunt at present for some new cutlery. I just love love love that brass set picturd. I have found a similar set here from Anthropology but if anyone knows where I could purchase something of the sort from in New Zealand, please do let me know. Collected do some gorgeous brass servers also.
Happy Friday to you all.
Amy x

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Teeny by Incy Interiors

You know me, mad about kids interior right? Always on the hunt for the newest and coolest. Hence the reason I am super excited to introduce you the latest range from Incy Interiors, Teeny by Incy Interiors. Created out the longing for fashionable yet affordable cots and change tables, Teeny celebrates classic Scandinavian design and functionality as well as capturing that simplistic, minimalist feel that works so well in any nursery.  

With features such as rounded corners, removable sides and the ability to grow with your child, transforming into a toddler bed, the Teeny cot is a must for any Mum to be. The change table does not disappoint either with three shelves that transform into book cases as your little one gets older.

Head over to Incy Interiors to see more or shop here. Also a big thank you for the emails I get about new products that might suit Milo and Mitzy. Keep them coming in and sorry if I take a wee bit to get back to you.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Pure wool pompom blanket

Monday....grrrr. What brings you here? I wasn't ready for you yet. After a fabulous weekend with friends away in Auckland I am back and ready to face the new school term.

Something that I have had my eye on for a while now are the pure wool pompom blankets from The Foxes Den. Hand woven on wooden looms using traditional methods, these blankets not only add serious style to your bedroom but they are super cosy for the up and coming winter months.
Amy x