Friday, February 25, 2011

Alun Rhys Jones Opening Night

Sonya 2010 by Alun Rhys Jones

Sonya 2011 by Alun Rhys Jones

Tonight marked the opening night of the Alun Rhys Jones solo exhibition at Edwina Corlette Gallery.  I couldn't take any pictures inside as there were so many people!!!!!!  But let me tell you it was buzzing.  Congratulations to Alun on a hugely successful evening!  Uncle D well done!  I liked the paintings.  Clean. Bold.  Modern.  Vibrant Colours.  Well worth a visit.  I love the combination of fuchsia & orange in Sonya 2010 (top)  Actually, I wouldn't mind Sonya 2011 on my wall at home..........better save my pennies.  Here are a couple more - enjoy!

Karina 2010 by Alun Rhys Jones

Kate 2011 by Alun Rhys Jones

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

GG chic in pink!

GG  & TT

How chic does our Governor General Quentin Bryce look in pink? 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hipstick Lipstick - My favourite Lipsticks Right Now!

My new hipstick shades

So the other day I was asking y'all what lippy's you like to wear?  You know that I am OVER lipgloss and am on a mission to get some new lipstick.  Estee Lauder had a gift on.  Well what is a girl to do?  Buy two lipsticks of course.  I bought one called Stay Rose and another called Chelsea Rose.

My Estee Lauder Lippys

I love the gold cases with the EL stamp don't you?  So feminine.  The other one from the gift is called Rose Tea.  Are you noticing a theme here?  What is the deal here with all of these roses?  I know.  Trust me they are all different.  But when it comes to make up I think it is important to wear what suits your skin tone and makes you look pretty.  It's that simple really.  I am quite a fan of Estee Lauder make up these days.  Another Lauder lipstick favourite is Pink Sand - but do remember to define your eyes well when wearing this soft shade on the lips.  For when you are on the go a terrific neutral you cannot go past is Crystal Baby.  Love it a lot!!!!!!!!!!

Another terrific shade I am wearing right now is Uber Pink by Bobbi Brown.  I love love love Bobbi Brown.

Uber Pink by Bobbi Brown

It has a bit of coral in it.  Perfect and fresh for this warm weather.  Bobbi has a new book out too.  I think I might have to buy it..........

Beauty Rules

How gorgeous does this girl on the cover look???????  And how young??!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Story Bridge Brisbane
I live in a city called Brisbane (or some say it is an overgrown country town - put it this way, New York it aint!)  It is located in Queensland, Australia.  You might know it?  It is often referred to as Brisvegas or Brizzie.

It is a comfortable place to live.  A leafy river city.  Relaxed lifestyle.  Sunshine.  Blue Skies. 

typical queenslander style home
Tranquil suburbs. Charming Queenslanders (see pic)  Big back yards.  Hot lazy days.  Friendly neighbours.  It is my home and I love living here..........

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Picture Postcard Perfect

So far this Summer we have not set foot on the beach. I know -  how pathetic is that??!! So today we went.  It was glorious.  We built sandcastles, swam & had lunch at the surfclub. We basically just chilled.  My idea of bliss.  There was the merest hint of a lagoon for the mittens to paddle about in and the water was crystal clear.  You know how usually when you go to get in it takes a while because it is waaaaaaaay too cold?  Not today.  It was perfect.

Burleigh Heads
My sister lives at Burleigh on the Gold Coast and these pics are taken from her balcony.  Can you imagine looking out at the ocean like this every day?!!  Lucky you BJ!  I love the the way what are you up to next Sunday?

Friday, February 11, 2011


Children come up with the best expressions for things.  Take lipstick for example.

Mitten 2 calls it "hipstick".  She likes to eat hers just as much as putting it on.

Right now I am over lip gloss.  I just want a good old fashioned lippy.  A solid splash of colour on the lips. Something glamorous and ladylike.

Or you could get creative.  Just don't try to eat anything.

 When both the girls were really little I hardly ever wore anything on my lips at all as I spent so much time smothering them in kisses.  Little babies - you just want to kiss them, especially when they are yours.  What is your favourite lipstick?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

It made me laugh

fridge magnet
She now resides on my fridge.  Any all girls private school will do it to you.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

It's the monkey in me..........

Molly and Millie Monkeys
 If there is only one toy your child should have it is most certainly the monkey rattle by alimrose. It is a modern Australian classic. My daughters love theirs.  Each was given theirs as a baby and they still play with them today and my eldest is 5.  They get up to all kinds of monkey business.

riding in the pelican
I found them riding in the old Pelican that our neighbour Ross gave us.  Cheeky monkeys.  Go to to find them plus lots more goodies......... 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Tea for Two, Two for Tea............

I come from a long line of tea drinkers.  I love my tea first thing in the morning.  At the moment I take it white with two.  I do drink coffee, usually mocha, when I am out. Yesterday I went shopping with my gorgeous sister B and we went to Chermside.  I discovered this shop
I have their tea at home but had absolutely no idea they had an actual shop!!  Anyhow I bought these two tea cups and saucers.

Aren't they so pretty?  I look forward to seeing you soon for a cuppa at my place.  Fancy a cuppa anyone?  xx

Thursday, February 3, 2011

For the love of Pink and Red

 Well this week I have been shopping up a pink storm for my pink swap partner Clare from Ohio.  I cannot show you what I have got her yet so as not to spoil the surprise.  However I got these gorgeous ballet flats -
they're for me not Clare!  And I have my eyes on these shoes from Sambag.  You like? go to

Ali Pink Cheetah Print Pony

spade bon shoppernera

How gorgoeous is this spade bag in my favourite colour combo from Kate Spade?  And nera shoes to match?
These lalita shoes are on sale!!!!!!!!!  Have I told you about my Kate Spade obsession?

frosted felt magazine totedate night ring
Here's more Kate Spade.  Love this bag and date night ring.  go to

I might need to add a few items from eclettica too.

Ahhh I could go on and on...........  Pink and Red are my favourite colour combination.