Monday, September 29, 2014

Birkenstocks are back!

The last time i wore Birkenstocks was 11 years ago when i backpacked around Thailand as a 21 year old… 
Seems they are making a MAJOR comeback. 
When we were in Europe everyone was wearing them.
I was skeptical, but hey, we all know they are super comfy & these ladies make them look damn stylish. 
So what do we think - yay or nay to the comeback of the Birkenstock??

Friday, September 26, 2014

Beni Ourain Rug for Sale!

While in Marrakech in July, i purchased some beautiful Beni Ourain rugs for our new home.
Only the thing is we bought 4…and we only have space for two…
I have sold one of them, but have one beautiful rug left & available for sale!

I would love it if this beauty found a home with one of my dear readers!
I spent a full day with a carpet dealer & carefully chose them after literally viewing 100's of rugs. 
Beni Ourain rugs are made in the Atlas Mountains using natural undyed wool.
This gives them their beautiful creamy colour & they are lovely, thick & soft underfoot.
They look fabulous in most interiors & add a great eclectic look to any space.

Here she is…..

Beni 1 - 1.8m x 2.9m 
Beautiful double diamond pattern.

As it weighs around 15kgs, it would be ideal if you are able to pick up from me on Sydneys northern beaches.
Or you are welcome to organise your own courier.
Please feel free to email me on if you are interested or have any questions.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Kitchen Inspo - Timber & Stone

I am just loving this kitchen featured in Australian Home Beautiful!
That timber! The stone! Beautiful!!!
All the details here …. save your pennies 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014


I have quite a bit of leopard in my wardrobe at the moment.
{including the raddest leopard print jumpsuit i bought at Zara in Italy!}
In fact most days i have to make sure I'm not sporting 'double leopard' haha
Gone are the days when leopard print was horrible & tacky - Do you love leopard too?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wednesday Wisdom

Some 'hump day' wisdom for you :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Citrus in Pots

Sorry for not showing you my Beni Ourain rugs as promised last week
Would you believe after i posted that i was contacted by a few people who were interested & have sold them already!
If i get any more in (or decide i don't actually need two for myself) ill be sure to let you know.

Maybe its the recent European trip thats done it to me, but I'm suddenly inspired to grow a bit of a Mediterranean garden on our balcony.
I'm thinking big pots of rosemary & dwarf citrus trees!
I grew up with an amazing lemon tree in our backyard, but have never grown citrus in pots - have any of you tried it? Any tips?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Beni Ourain Rugs - Inspiration

If you follow me on instagram you will have seen that while we were in Morocco i fell even more in love with Beni Ourain rugs
…and subsequently purchased one two…four of them…whoops!
Two we are keeping - one is in my office {I'm loving it - sooo soft}
 The other has found a home in our dining room {and if anyone spills anything on it they're dead! Joking….kind of…}

The other two i am selling! 
Ill share images & details of them tomorrow incase any of you would like to join me in my rug love!
For today though I've found some of my favourite Beni inspo images - enjoy!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Magical Morocco

Its taking me a while to get over the post trip blues, but I'm straight back into work with some great new clients which is helping!
One of our absolute favourite parts of our trip (which was also a spontaneous unplanned side trip!) was our 5 days in Marrakech.
It was truly magical & we are dreaming of returning to Morocco & exploring more of it.
Such a beautiful place, rich in history & such interesting, kind people.
Sometimes you had to remind yourself you weren't in a movie set!
Sitting in a cafe on the main square eating a lamb tagine while donkeys pulling carts trot past, the smell of sweet mint tea & spices wafting in the 40 degree air & the sounds of the flutes of snake charmers echoing across the square….honestly, amazing!

It was also ramadan while were were there which added another element to the experience.
While the locals were fasting from sunrise to sunset, it didn't make being there difficult at all.
We were respectful by not eating or drinking on the street, although it wouldn't have been a problem if we did.
The locals we spoke to were all very open to the fact that we were visitors & didn't need to do as they did.
 But also obviously appreciated the fact that we made an effort to cover up & eat/drink in private.

Hearing the call to prayer wafting through the balmy night air and seeing 1000's of people pray outside the 12th century mosque each night was one of the most amazing experiences I've had while travelling - really special.

On our first day we hired a guide for the day which was the best decision.
If you are ever planning a trip there email me & i am happy to share his contact details.

We stayed at the amazing Riad Dix Neuf la Ksour - it was even more beautiful in real life!
{Those of you who follow once daily chic on Facebook may have seen the story i posted about the fact that i'd had an image of this riad on the pinboard in the office for years without knowing the source…when i was browsing for somewhere to stay in Marrakech i stumbled across riad dix neuf la ksour & saw that very image on their website - needless to say i had to book it!}.
I highly recommend it if you are ever in Marrakech.
Beautiful pared back decor & wonderful staff.

Here are a few of my favourite shots. 


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