Owl eyes

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It's all in the details. 

The clash

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By Proenza Schouler Fall 2013

This is what heaven must look like

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Just change up the mens shoes for a few pairs of Jimmy Choo's and Sophie Webster's and I'm sold.  

Who wouldn't want to get dressed in here every morning??

All gold everything

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Anniversary

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Dave and I are approaching our first anniversary so I've been trawling the net to find some gift inspiration and during my latest surf session I found this image.  Apparently the owner of this little abode, purchased the giant Damien Hirst love heart artwork on the back wall as an anniversary gift..... riiiight.  Don't think I'll be getting something even remotely similar but it's nice to dream.  

Style personality

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If I had to describe my design style as a person it would be.... Bianca Jagger walks into a gentleman's club with bare feet.  

It's over the top, glamourous, a little bit dark and masculine, but comfortable.  

This pic puts it in words.  

Image of Bianca Jagger in Jean-Louis Scherrer, dining at Maxim’s, 1977.  

Image found on the Glitter Guide Tumblr

Elizabeth

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My Nan was also named Elizabeth and I'm pretty sure she lived by the same philosophy that Elizabeth Taylor did. 

Colour Palette: Something Pink

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For more pink visit my P!NK Pinterest board here

Karlie Kloss at home

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This little sneak peak into Karlie Kloss's  first home literally made me want to cry... 

And not in a happy way.  More in a, you are only 21 and you have the most ridiculous life I have ever seen kind of way.  

And to top it off, it was designed by my perfect gay man crush Nate Berkus

I mean, 10 points to her.  She has worked really hard to earn all that cash and buy a house.  

But I mean, come on! What were you doing when you were 21???? 

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Dinner Party Food

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Last night we had some friends over to our place for a dinner party and the recipe that we used for the main course rocked my world.  So just wanted to share it here... mostly so I don't loose it myself - I plan on making this again for sure. 

It is a great dish for those who love fragrant Asian flavours, but could do without the spicy heat - making it a great option when you are cooking for other people. It also checks the box for people who are Gluten Free or don't eat meat.  

We complemented the fish curry with an entree of Kingfish Carpaccio with a Ruby Grapefruit and radish dressing.  And for desert we served a huge platter of fresh fruit with this delicious honey and brown sugar dip that my mum makes.  


Tumeric and Coconut Poached Barramundi

Ingredients

  • 1 lemongrass stalk, outer layers removed, trimmed & sliced finely

  • 3 coriander stalks, roots trimmed & leaves separated

  • 2 tsp ground turmeric

  • 2 tsp ground ginger

  • ½ tsp ground cumin

  • 3 tsp grated palm sugar

  • 2 tbsp fish sauce

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 brown onion, chopped finely

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • 1 cup fish stock

  • 4 x 180g barramundi fillets (we used fresh but I'm sure you could use frozen as well if you are on a tight budget)

  • 1 bunch choy sum, trimmed & cut into 10cm lengths

  • 2 shallots, sliced

  • Steamed rice & lime wedges, to serve

Equipment

  • Sharp knife

  • Grater

  • Mortar & pestle

  • Large wide-based saucepan with lid - we actually used our big Le Crusset pot.

  • Spoon

  • Ladle

Preparation method

Make spice paste Place lemongrass and coriander roots in mortar and crush to a paste with pestle. Add ground turmeric, ginger, cumin, palm sugar and fish sauce. Grind to combine. 

Make sauce Heat vegetable oil in saucepan over medium-high heat. Fry paste for 2 mins until fragrant. Stir in onion and cook for 3 mins. Add coconut milk and fish stock; bring to a simmer. 

Cook fish Gently lay fish into sauce and cover saucepan with lid. Reduce heat to medium and poach fish for 8 mins until nearly cooked. With 4 mins to go, add choy sum, re-cover pan and cook until tender.

Serve Garnish fish with coriander leaves and green onions. Serve with steamed rice and lime wedges. 



Colour palette: feeling blue

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For more colour inspiration click through to our Blue Moon board on Pinterest.

Girl Crush: Margot Robbie

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Small space, big personality

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Got a small space? Turn up the volume! Use a wallpaper to transform your powder room, hallway, or even a closet into the proverbial jewel box.

Here are a few ideas to get you going.


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Wallpaper 101

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This week I'm losing my wallpaper virginity with Publisher Textiles.

I have a tiny little hallway in my apartment that connects the lounge room (painted in Dulux Namatji), bedroom (a soft calming green colour that I can't remember the name of), study (dark nautical blue) and bathroom (grey and white) which means it's a high traffic area that needs to work with several different colours. 

To help the decision making process I ordered a few different samples for various companies and blue tacked them onto the wall for a week of two. Then if Dave didn't object, it meant I was onto a winner.  

So in the end, I decided on the Magnolia Print in Fig, Linseed and Mali (in the pic above). It's my attempt at injecting some personality in the form of a floral and hopefully Dave won't notice because it's a dark colour.  It's being printed as I type and the install is happening on Friday.  Eek! 

The team at Domaine tried to convince me to do it myself, and I did seriously consider it for a while. But I think hanging wallpaper is best left in the same category as baking for me - best left to the professionals.  

If you do decide that you want to tackle the challenge yourself, I highly recommend watching this video from Domaine


Love a little leopard in my life

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Such a chic combo.  Black, white and leopard all over.  



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