Sep 30, 2011

Morning light

The last few days I've definitely noticed a change in the time the sun rises. I find I'm sitting in my running outfit longer waiting for some light so I don't have to go running in the dark. I better get used to that though with the Canadian winter approaching! This morning the light was really nice streaming through our window. Speaking of which, the glass could do with a clean :/

I'm on a hunt for some things to feature in a little relish today followed by a cooking class tonight, looking forward to it. I hope everyone is having a nice end to their week.

Sep 29, 2011

Real Living Magazine

This is a little shoot I styled for Real Living Magazine prior to leaving Australia and it has now featured in their current October issue which means I can share! Photographed by Toby Scott we setup an outdoor area with a Spring, relaxed, rustic pizza oven theme with a neutral base and hints of purple and teal. How cool would it be to have your own pizza oven in your backyard!

I have been very quiet on the blog posts as I've thrown myself into learning French the past few weeks. My head hurts to say the least and there is a cloud of French words floating around in my head that I'm struggling to string together. I know it will be a gradual process. I'd love to know any hints by those who have had to learn a language when moving to a new country.

And lastly A little relish issue 2 is underway. I'm enjoying working on the Montreal issue and very much looking forward to sharing it with you.

Sep 20, 2011

Photo inspiration

A few images I love from via shadybitch. Be warned, some NSFW pics on there!

Sep 18, 2011

At home in Canada

We have finally moved into our apartment and unpacked suitcases and boxes. It feels so good to be settled. I'm in love with this apartment. Timber floors, tall bay windows overlooking green (soon to be white) trees, high ceilings with exposed timber beams and it has been styled beautifully. We're renting a furnished apartment and actually only have it for 6 months, but it's really nice to be here and able to live here for a while. The owner has really good style and having explored her kitchen I can tell she loves to cook. Very happy about my little finds so far including 2 Le Creuset Cast Iron pots which means I can hold off a little longer in spending the money on my own.

So here's my little 'at home in Canada' food post - maple & peach bundt cake. The pureed peaches in this make it really moist. Dust it with icing sugar, make a cup of tea or coffee and it makes a nice afternoon treat.

Sep 15, 2011

Monk Bodhi Dharma

How cool does this cafe look! Love the mix of timber, brick walls, green enamel lights and concrete floor. Monk Bodhi Dharma opened last year in Melbourne Australia and it's a specialty coffee and tea house with the aim of serving healing and sustainable food made from scratch. Those lucky ones in Melbourne should check it out.

It's our last day in temporary accommodation today (hurrah!). I'm so looking forward to finally unpacking bags and getting sorted in our new space. That and some home cooked food! Eating out has been great but it's not good on the hips and I'm craving some simple healthy food. I also started French lessons this week. Boy does my head hurt. I will be attending the college every morning for the next month so I'm hoping that it eventually starts to make a little sense, although I hear it can take a couple years of learning and practising.

I have also started planning the next issue of a little relish so looking forward to sharing it with you.

I hope everyone is having a nice week.

{ monk bodhi dharma images by josie withers, found via 16 house }

Sep 10, 2011

Joe Beef

I've read a lot of good things about Joe Beef and finally reserved a table tonight. Having eaten at Liverpool House I was excited to dine here. Like Liverpool house the restaurant is petite in size and very stylish. Quirky elements adorn the walls, a large timber chopping block sits at the front where fresh bread is sliced and shared among the tables and the food is served on old school plates with check tea towels acting as napkins. As with Liverpool House the staff are very friendly and we really enjoyed our meals. If I was to choose a favourite, I'd perhaps lean towards Liverpool House but both tick all the boxes in terms of style, atmosphere and taste.

Sep 3, 2011


One of my favourite designer labels to lust over is Chloé. I love every campaign, the models are stunning, the clothes beautiful, the name is pretty and the list goes on. I'm yet to own a piece but hey, a girl can dream. Their winter 2011-2012 campaign is again very alluring.

What brand do you love?