Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Home Tour X Tiny Dots X Papu Clothing

Im back! Our computer was couriered away to be fixed. Took over a month and low behold, they cant fix it. Its fair to say we rely on computers a lot. I struggled to get blog work and school work completed on my phone. I suppose it was good to have the break. Over that time, we've had school holidays, a big 5 year old birthday, Frankie starting school, myself starting a new job at her school, also and we had a magazine come and photograph our home last week. Its been all go and Im struggling to catch a breath. Life huh! Anywho, massive apologies for the lack of posting and communication. I will make it all up to you, and drop me a line if you are wanting to touch base with me. I am here and ready now!  









This house, situated in Sydneys Paddington suburb, catches my eye in so many different ways. However, the major selling point for me is the central garden courtyard and the huge bi fold doors that open out onto it. Each of the living areas open up onto this inner city courtyard garden. The fact that architects Aileen Sage have blocked out the hustle and bustle of the outside world to create this beautiful oasis is a massive thumbs up. City living at its best. 





I am a sucker for beautiful fabrics. Always have been. Having a daughter is a good excuse to stock up on pretty materials. I put them away with the intention of creating something one day. Usually Frankie finds them and ends up making blankets for her dolls.  Good looking blankets might I add.  I was stoked when I recently discovered the work of artist, Maggie Lam of Tiny Dots. Maggies designs contain timeless, classical patterns with a bit of whimsy in a range of gorgeous colours and all fair trade and ethically made.  Pop over and check out Tiny Dots here. 





I am loving Scandinavian kids clothing brand, Papu, now available in New Zealand from Scandinavian Clothing Co. Full of beautiful colours and quirky designs, Papu combines creativity, fun and functionality. And super comfortable might I add. That's a must for my children being the busy little bodies that they are. Frankie and Patch give this brand their tick! Scandinavian Clothing Co also stock some other very cool Scandi brands. Loving the fact that we don't miss out on these cutting edge designs. Happy shopping.

Amy x

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Farmers Home Styling


Recently, I was fortunate enough to be asked to go in and pick out some products for my home from Farmers.  Lucky for me I am an avid Farmers shopper. Their range is always fantastic and SS17 is no exception. The rich hues that they are bringing into the tableware, the large range of incredible linen bedding, beautiful rugs and quality furniture were all products that I had my eye on.



Farmers have worked hard to bring in an outstanding list of brand names such as Domani, Your Home and Garden, Tilly@Home and Sheridan bedding. Each piece has been thought about and carefully selected taking into consideration the lifestyle that New Zealanders lead.

I was particularly loving the tableware in dark navy and green hues. Teamed with a touch of a brass and I'd say that is the perfect start to a great dinner setting. I certainly know where I will be heading to get all of my Christmas shopping done, that is for sure.


This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own and I only work with products and brands that are true to my style. Thank you very much to Farmers for sponsoring this post. Such a privilege to be able to style products such as these. The quality of the Farmers Homewares is second to none. 

Head over to Milo and Mitzys facebbook page to win yourself a $100 Farmers voucher. Good luck. 

Amy x

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mama's Brew Shop Kombuchery

I have been a massive fan of Mama's Brew Shop Kombucha since the get go. Their raw, organic Kombucha is made from the best tea, herbs and spices. With two flavours to choose from, Love and Warrior, I find it hard to pick a favourite. I drink Mama's Brew Shop Kombucha by itself as a refreshing drink or mixed with a gin or vodka as my new alcoholic drink of choice. 







So when I heard that Mamas Brew Shop were opening a Kombuchery in Helensville's, I had to get onto sending talented photographer Samantha Donaldson in to capture the place for me and you. Decked out in incredible trestle tables from The Vitrine, with amazing green tiling and an outstanding piece of artwork by Greg Straight, Mama's Brew Shops new Kombucha Taproom is the perfect hangout serving Love and Warrior Kombucha along side of Eight Thirty Coffee and Eats and treats to tempt the taste buds. 

Thank you to our hugely talented photographer, Samantha Donaldson. Check out her website here and please please do follow her gorgeous instagram page here. Her wedding and lifestyle photos are really  quite something else. 

Amy x

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Robson Rak X Saben @ Tea Pea X Copenhagen Bistro

Not too much to say today. Monday spent getting ready for the week of teaching, styling and writing jobs, a new 8 week bootcamp and another school visit for Frankie. I had the opportunity to talk at an event over the weekend and got to style a boys room. Was a cool experience and something I may look at doing more of. 






Yet again, Robson Rak Architects nail it with their skills. Another incredible home that they have produced. And can we just take a quick moment to appreciate that kitchen island! Lordy shes a beaut!




Saben know a good clutch. If anyone does, these guys do. Ive got a green crush going on at present. That green has my name all over it. These along with others avaliable from Tea Pea Store. 






How cool is this Copehagen bistro and coffee shop, Les Trois Cochons? Furniture, walls, floor, you name it, they got it! I think I have a thing for green at the moment. Images by Chris Tommesen. 

Happy Monday.

Amy x

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Hotel Les Roches Rouges X Souk Collective X Band of Boys









How insanely amazing is Hotel Les Roches Rouges? Honestly, can someone please fly me there? (When someone eventually does fly me somewhere because of my blog, that's when I have decided that Ive made it!) But honestly, the styling is impeccable, that burnt orange and olive. The swimming pool is heaven. Whats not to love?



I don't know what it is with me and chairs. I have this crazy obsession with them. Id have them all throughout my home if I could. The amount of incredible chairs that I have walked away from at second hand stores because I don't have the room, so sad! (First world problems, I know) 

Souk have some absolute beauties online at present. My picks, the Anya Lounge and the Rattan Lounge and the beauty is that both of these double as outdoor chairs, too. 




My Patch is a real boy. I know that sounds like, yea yea, all little boys are like that. But honestly, this kid! He doesn't know the meaning of walk. So generally I just buy cheap basics for him to wear. Lately however, he has become interested in what he wears. That is where Band of Boys comes into play. I have always brought a few pieces from this brand for 'good'. This year, Patchy and I chose together. He was very into it. Its hard to find really cool boys clothes and honestly, Band of Boys absolutely nail it. Every piece is of such good quality and every piece has been designed with the little lads in our lives in mind. (Not designed for the parents if you get my gist.) I cant speak highly enough of this brand.

Amy x