Sunday, February 26, 2017

Simone Haag x Sans Ceutical x Urban Home

Happy Monday to everyone. A much darker morning here. Does that mean that winter is on its way? Surely not after the dismal summer that we have had.

On Friday I attended the New Zealand House and Garden walk here in Hawkes Bay. It was beautiful. I came away incredibly inspired. I also came away feeling like I wanted to change my whole house. Some of these homes were a bit show homeish for my liking and some of these home were filled with the most beautiful things. What you could see, was that each of the home owners had filled these homes (the ones that I really admired) with pieces that they either loved or that had a significant meaning to them. Sometimes we fill our homes with things that are on trend. (I do it, I even fill my home with things that might photograph well!) Crazy really. So what I did learn from probably the 6 out of 9 homes that I loved is to fill your home with only things that have meaning to you or that you absolutely adore.








Speaking of filling a home with beautiful things, someone who does it well is talented Australian designer Simone Haag who's beach house seen above was featured on The Design Files. This gorgeous beach house which can be rented out by the way, is situated on Phillip island on the Victorian Coast . With a Californian cool vibe, this renovated beach house has seen many good times for Simone and her family who visit regularly.





While I was on the New Zealand House and Garden tour, I received a goodie bag at the start. In it was the most beautifully wrapped Sans Ceutical package. Inside contained a gorgeous wee bottle of body, hair and face oil, which prompted me to investigate more. Although not a new name to me, I have never actually tried the products. After using this oil through out the weekend, I will definitely be looking into getting more. What I love about this brand is the fact that founder Lucy Vincent has created seasonal products. That's a no brainer really and more companies should be looking into this. Their aesthetic is beautiful, their packaging is spot on and their story is one in which I admire.


I adore everything that New Zealands Urban Home stock. The fact that they are different to everyone else. They have some gorgeous brands on board and some beautiful, quality pieces for your home.

Amy x

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Garden Love x Hatchet Duffel x Alex & Corbans Berlin Throw

Happy Sunday. Its always a goody when you kick it off with no hangover. I have sent the kids out for a picnic while I attempt to get some work done. I have pages and pages open on my computer screen. Half of them are blogging things and half of them are school things. Multi tasking at its finest.






My family and I are I guess you would say outdoorsy people. (Does it count if I meant enjoying a wine outside?) Living on a farm, we are lucky enough to have a lot of space. The next big project my husband and I would like to do, is the landscaping on our property. We have a fairly blank canvas which is great and I love gardens but it is safe to say I need a bit of help. Some expert advice one layout and plantings. This landscaping and planting above is so up my alley. Lots of greens and lots of structure. Husband is dreaming of a tennis court, I am dreaming of a pool. The reality is, neither of us will get either for a very long time! This contemporary garden is designed by Melbourne based Eugene Gilligan.I (Can we fly him over?)



I love these duffel bags from New Zealands Hatchet. Made from a mix of oiled leather and waxed canvas. With removable straps and lockable zips, these duffel bags make the perfect overnight or weekender bag.



How good is the Berlin Throw from Alex & Corban. Made from wool, this throw is the perfect addition for any bed, sofa or reading nook.

Amy x

Friday, February 10, 2017

Frankie Wears for Beau Monde Babe




It has been a while since I have popped a Frankie Wears on the blog. This gorgeous dress is an Aubrie dress from Beau Monde Babe and although Beau Monde Babe have sold out, I thought that it was only fitting to pop this on here as I wanted to mention the quality of every piece that we have ever owned from Beau Monde Babe and the selection that Emma chooses for her store is unlike anything else. I often browse Beau Monde Babe and could seriously buy the whole lot. Emma has new winter stock arriving weekly at present so do pop over and check it all out.

Amy x

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Kitchen Tour x Mahsa x Belle Hawk

Happy hump day after a long weekend for us here in New Zealand. We enjoyed a family wedding which was really lovely at Black Barn Vinyard in Havelock North. And on another note, the summer dream is over for me. I am back at school teaching after a long 6 weeks of not. First day yesterday. A scramble to get everyone out the door, however we made it and I had a great day being back in the classroom.






Kicking off today is an amazing kitchen with a slight industrial, slight country feel by the very talented Leanne Ford Interiors. Those tiles, that shelving unit, the table and light oh and not to forget that sink. All of Leannes work is absolutley incredible. I would highly reccommend checking the rest of her projects out.





I recently discovered Mahsa, a clothing label designed and made here in New Zealand through one of my favourite go to stores, Charlie Who. Using raw fibres such as silk, cotton and wool in beautiful earthy tones, Mahsa pieces are easy to layer, elegant and timeless. Mahsa is dedicated to the modern woman, offering an effortless collection that is easy to wear, yet still making the wearer feel beautiful. Those bow blouses have my name all over them.




Belle Hawk have been on my radar for quite sometime now, producing beautiful functional products for the home. In 2016 saw the introduction of Belle Hawk art. From original abstract paintings to painting on ply and linen as well as my favourite of the lot, these very cool whimsical, graphic collages pieces which can be hung in either landscape or portrait format.

Happy days.

Amy x

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Slow x House of Jamie x Cultiver

Thursday, my last full week before going back to school. Eeek. Im rather enjoying being at home. We have a family wedding tomorrow at the beautiful Blackbarn in Hawkes Bay which I am very much looking forward to. And although this rain is good, perhaps holding off tomorrow would be a good idea.





I am completely in awe of Balis The Slow designed by George Gorrow, the original co-founder of Ksubi. No wonder it is so darn cool. Oh and jeepers I have to get to Bali one day. Is that where all the best of the best designers hang? Seems like it.


Oh would you look at these? I will take one of each colour for Frankie please and do you make them in adults sizes? No but seriosuly, if anyone wants to order one these amazing ruffle jumpsuits from House of Jamie, let me know, I would love to jump in on your order to cut shipping costs.




Cultiver, you get it right every time. Every god dam time! So many things to choose from, so much inspiration, always on top of your game.

Short and sweet today, sorry but this gal has got a lot to do before the tribe get home from preschool.

Happy weekend.

Amy x