Saturday, July 31, 2010

inspiration for a day

"i came to live out Loud..." (reads inside)

Love it.

I saw this quote on a KOCO card in 'my' beauty salon's window this morning. Set the springboard type of tone for my day.  FYI, KOCO New York's Typo series is inspired from the 20th century art form of typography and the play of fonts, ideas and art work. Cleaver kiddies.
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Friday, July 30, 2010

Roses are red, violets are...

image le love

I've done a decent amount of thinking lately - why is it that this only happens with a bright phone screen screaming a flashing 2:56am on a weekday? Probably proving I'm not 'doing' enough at the moment? A week home after wisdom teeth coming out does that to you.

I'd like to begin this post with Thanks going to those highlighting my single status of late. You know, all the bambino-poppers, engagement planners and wedding-invite-senders. Thanks for spinning my thoughts  'round all things relationships. It's made me realise that aside from all those great life 'experiences,' my life in the love lane has been nothing short of "bold and the beautiful" worthiness (a giant sh*t show). My current thought process goes something like this...

Knowing full well that life is no romantic comedy, I'm sure we've all fallen (I have) into the trap of thinking some things are just meant to be. I hear you sighing. So, we stick it through. Failure to play out the most common of common sense, we find it tragically difficult to take a leaf out of our own relationship guide we (by we I really mean I) freely dish out to anyone willing to listen and put it to practise for ourselves. Stepping out of familiarity and changing one's status to a big, fat, SINGLE is a toughie. It's just you and... well, you together with your bundle smacking the floor until you reach out and grab it by the ehhhm. Only then, once you've (speaking from experience) claimed your single's-pride and picked up your woes, can the days get a touch brighter.

Long story short, as delighted as I am for all the love-struckers and baby-poppers out there, I'm taking a moment to announce that until I can safely hand over key and note reading "don't f*ck this/me up," I'm carrying on quite content (sometimes...occasionally needing a helpful reminder of just how content) in going solo. Even if it means watching the lovers sway their way to Michael Buble's wedding waltz whilst I guard the abandoned table and eat my dessert (and the ice cream off the unattended plate next to me)...solo!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010


Yes, rent may be due and some probably couldn't justify the pennies for just 'another' scented candle (including my fridge's empty shelves).... but, This is life to my modest studio home! #worthit

Vase? Elaine, I swear you said plate.

Arguably the most amusing way to consume a few slow minutes as we head closer to Friday's 5pm joy. This site takes a witty look into the exciting lives of the people who live in our catalogues.

To market to market

It's time for a blog. Since 'moving in' to Melbourne, I've  had plenty of time to myself to think, rethink and venture out and stumble across so many lovely treats, treasures and foodie finds. This city really does spoil you - it's the side you rarely see as a 'visitor'. Last weekend's meeting with a friend of friend showed me exactly what this place has to offer and satisfied my latest craving of organic produce was a perfect example and reason for why I need to start keeping a record of these wonderful things; destination, Prahran markets (I know all Melbournians would be eye-rolling in a 'been there done that' fashion but this is a fine treat for a newbie). Mr John Cester and his poultry and game stall offered what has become my instant favourite - Fresh Duck Stock (made on the premises). Gawking at the goods, I was standing around surrounded by bakeries, cafes, and fresh cut booms, every second person passing with a pooch by their side. Locals had a good ol' chat with their grocer of choice, everyone nibbled away at great food and deli get the picture-perfect-ness of it all.


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