Monday, January 30, 2012


Ok so ive decided to try to use my limited graphic design skills to attempt to re design the blog myself!
Stick with me while it changes every 5 minutes - and feel free to comment! Trying to work out the right size to design the header in photoshop - anyone know the exact size?!
sal x

Blog Makeover

So - one of my new years resolutions (oh must post about those!) is to give once daily chic a bit of a makeover! I really just do it for fun, so its a tad sloppy (sometimes pictures bleed off the page, the header is enormous, i think i might blind a few of you with the background get the drift!) Now that im working for myself & will be putting work on it & my blog is also getting a few more readers (thanks!) i thought as a favour to myself & to you, id like to spiff it up a bit! I just used a simple template when i started it & it really hasnt changed much at all since! Id love to know of anyone who's designed blogs or who you got to do yours? Fire em at me! Do you design them yourself?! Help! Oh this is a bit exciting!

Friday, January 27, 2012

New Blog (& giveaway) Space Healer

A lovely freind of mine & extremely talented interior designer Bron from Complete Pad & Touch Interiors (you may have seen her work in Belle & Adore!) has just launched her blog Space Healer. She's only just getting started but im loving what im seeing so far - if this womans style is anything to go by it is going to be a fabulaous blog! To celebrate her new blog Bron is giving away one of these amazing Tree Of Life artworks! Go become a follower & enter - you've got fairly good odds! Tell her i sent you :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Simple Pleasures

True! Ive really been enjoying my cycling lately! Really need to be too - if i have any hope of getting up those french mountains!

Monday, January 23, 2012

New Years Wardrobe Edit!

Ok, so at the risk of sounding totally OCD (which i admit i am...just a little bit!) i find cleaning out my wardrobe quite satisfying! It also doesnt help that we live in a tiny one bedroom apartment with a tiny wardrobe (that i share with the man!). It actually makes you feel really good! Not only do you free up space, but you find things you may have forgotten about, see things in a new light, and get rid of stuff to either good cause (Vinnies or the charity bins) OR make some extra cash by selling things on ebay or holding a market stall! I do Kirribilli markets maybe once or twice a year with a girlfriend & not only is it a fun day out, but we usually come home with a few hundred bucks, all from stuff we'd never wear again! When i saw this on Mimi & Meg i thought it was a great place to start or inspire you to clean out your wardrobe! Its a bit small to read well here so click on it & see the larger version & off you go!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Honeymoon Freakout. Help!

Ummmmm, so how did it get to mid January & we havent booked or planned anything for our honeymoon?! I guess planning a wedding, quitting your job, starting your own business, health scares & random trips to America will do that to you!

The rough plan is France, Italy & maybe Spain. About 4 weeks (or whatever the budget, which is not a lot, permits!). I know i want to spend at least 5 days in Paris & we have locked in a cycling tour in the French Alps for 8 days. Apart from that.... no plans! Italy -  Tuscany, Amalfi, Cinque Terre? Spain - Barcelona?

Help!!!!!! Places to go, places to stay & eat! Hit me with your suggestions! I dont mind the big cities but its the smaller places id love to hear about too, great little towns with amazing cheap local restaurants & markets, all that kind of thing!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Kitchen Tea!

I have to say i am quite excited about my kitchen tea! Could there be anything more fun than an afternoon with all your favourite family & friends drinking tea & champagne & eating yummy morsels while chit chatting about weddings, life & all the things to look forward to? Im sure a lot of people would beg to differ, but personally i cant wait! Im especially looking forward to going to the flower markets & borrowing some divine crockery from Bens cousin who works for Royal Doulton (how lucky am i!). Mum & i did the invites on the weekend, they are Christina Re & as soon as i saw them i grabbed them .....even though i know im not supposed to be doing this stuff for myself i couldnt help myself (yes control freak here!) Mum will probably kill me for putting a photo of her on here (sorry mum!)

Mum & the gorgeous invites!

And heres some more from the 'inspiration files'!
How cool are the chevron napkins against the pink!
And the gold cutlery! omg!
(100 layer cake)

Divine crockery!

How beautiful if you were having a sit down occasion

I am obsessed with this cake!

I think this image appeals to my ocd side!

Maybe we will make punch & have flowers in the ice?

hmmm, wonder if i can convince mum she needs a new fridge for the occasion!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Dear Sydney - Where the &#*% is the sun?!?!?!

Dear Mother nature - excuse my not so lady like language but seriously...WTF?!?!?! Part of the fun of living in Australia is a hot sunny Christmas - so what the hell are you playing at lady? Plus i had planned to lie by the in laws pool over january to get nice & 'glowy' before the big day. Sort it out!

Vintage Luxe

Anantara Maldives

Soho House Miami

Friday, January 13, 2012


I literally was just pulling up outside our apartment & a DHL truck pulled up & out of the back came a 'Barneys' box...and over to our letterbox he shoes are here! I feel like after all the blabbing on & on ive done about finding these bloody shoes i should give you a little sneak peak (no theyre not the miu miu ones, someone sensible pointed out that at 15cm heel was only going to end badly!) Oh...and 8 weeks today ill be sitting having my makeup & hair done about to walk down the did the time go...crazy! You'll have to excuse my random posting & the fact that my blog has been taken over by wedding 'thoughts' lately...i feel like my head is about to explode with ideas, to do lists, needing to go to the gym, needing to start training (yes training!!) for our cycling honeymoon....
oh, yeah...and work! aaahhhh

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Find Your Seat

Im trying to work out a cool way to show people to their seats at our wedding - i THINK ive decided (much to bens amusment - he thinks im a bit nuts) but here are some of the things that have been in my 'ideas' folder. Argh weddings, i think its taken over my brain - im actually feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all - i seem to do a lot of thinking about things & have so many freaking ideas but havent managed to control them all into a cohesive plan...and the wedding is less than 2 months away now. OMG.

This is cool but im not sure how our parents would think about drinking wine out of jars all night haha

Have always liked this idea too - must be the architectural elements!
This ribbony idea is fun?!

ohhh this is pretty!

Love this look - suits our colours too!
would take forver to nail all those hooks into a board!

This looks beautiful, but then, practically what do you do with the keys once you get to your table?

This looks great & is made with paint chips!
Thats quite fun! And would suit my profession! :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012


With all this planning i havent really posted much about grooms inspiration! I think the groom & his guys sometimes get a bit forgotten about & its all about the girls & their dresses! We finally went & organized their suits last week - they look pretty sharp i reckon! Ben got his suit while we were in LA actually, but we got the boys here so they are a bit different! Ben actually said he 'wanted to channel chuck bass' on our wedding day - i was really hoping he meant the style & not his behaviour haha.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Puppy Love

We are looking after our dog (who is rather large & lives with bens parents since we bought our tiny apartment) at the moment & im loving having his company...i find myself having long conversations with him while bens at work! He is a alaskan malamute x golden retriever & is basically a giant furry sook! Love this image below! So true - makes you want to go hug your dog doesn't it?!


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