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Friday, March 26, 2010

Easter Picnic at Montalto

I love Easter, I love Autumn, so my favourite time of year is almost here, & a picnic at Montalto awaits! It really is the most gorgeous experience, one to be shared with family, friends or of course, just for two. Ideally it is best suited to one of Melbourne's idyllic Autumn days - sunshine, blue sky, & perfectly temperate for a picnic amongst the orchards on the spectacular landscape of the Mornington Peninsula, at Red Hill South.

Whether you choose to dine upon the hill, enjoy sea views, or picnic adjacent to the orchard groves, your gourmet delights will arrive by Morrey, the much loved red Morris Minor. Whether you choose to authenticate the experience by dining on the lawns, or indulging with crisp white linen & table attire, a picnic at Montalto in Autumn really is a gorgeous experience.

Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove
Red Hill South

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Magnolia Square Begins At St. Kilda Today

March Magnolia Square Begins TODAY!

Beautiful wares for yourself, your family, friends & home...

Treat yourself to coffee & cupcakes amongst gorgeous new creations & collections from 80 bespoke retail collections...

NEW VENUE - St. Kilda Town Hall

Today, Thursday March 18th, 10am - 9pm

Friday March 19th, 10am - 5pm

Saturday March 20th, 10am - 4pm

Friday, March 12, 2010

Chasing The Birkin...

The 'Must Have' Book For Autumn

Hermes Heaven!

Hermes Collier de Chien bracelet in Croc

Vintage Black Croc Kelly Bag - A lifetime investment, divine!

Hermes "H" Croc belt in fuchsia

Stylish, savvy, successful & fabulous - Michael Tonello

'Bringing Home The Birkin", by American Michael Tonello, is a gorgeous take on high society's passion for the divine "Birkin" Bag. A latest release that comes highly recommended,
"Bringing Home The Birkin" recounts Michael's travels across the globe for the better part of a decade to nurture client demands for the 'must have' Birkin Bag. His entrepreneurial spirit made the Hermes waitlist obsolete, providing same day Birkins to his elite clientele including celebrities & socialites the world over.

I suggest you invest in this delightful read, for soon enough bringing home the book will be as sought after as bringing home a Birkin!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Haven Home Visits Whiteport

Recently I was interviewed by Jennifer McCabe, founder & owner of the gorgeous online furniture & homewares business, Whiteport, in Sydney ( for her Whiteport blog -
I first came across Jennifer's love of all things white in Home Beautiful a couple of years ago. All the images on her wonderful website are shot on location at her divine beach house on Sydney's northern beaches. I dream of having my own white beachhouse on the peninsula one day, and so was instantly drawn to write a feature post on her fresh, simple, stylish & timeless interior style (refer my post, "Whiteport for Home" February 25th, 2009).
Enjoy the new "Foolproof Decorating" series on the Whiteport blog, & visit to read my tips on successful decorating, & when your visiting Jennifer's blog, make sure to browse the many delights you will find for every space & room in your home this season!
Thanks Jennifer:-)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Season, New Style...

Since discovering TOAST, the brilliant UK lifestyle brand, incorporating travel, home & fashion, I absolutely love it! As another season begins, their collections are bursting with inspired colour palettes, bold designs patterns, ikat prints, eclectic & vibrant combinations of colour & texture...interesting, interesting, interesting!
The latest catalogue, shot on location in Mexico, is a style bible for wardrobe design, featuring the latest trends & a rich display from which to pick something fabulous for everyday & every occasion.
Divine co-ordinates all work together with effortless chic - tunics, blazers, shirts, pants, knits, dresses, in shades of lilac, lapis blue, apricot, indigo, gelati yellow to hibiscus. Accessorise the look with an array of gorgeous necklaces, bracelets, bags & flats with 'less is more' statement details.
TOAST online means you don't need to miss out if you can't shop in person. Whether shopping for flats, shirts, scarves or dresses, TOAST provides precise guides for you to measure your shape & size, converting UK, US & "continental" sizes to fit their range.
Although Autumn has just arrived here, nothing like transeasonal pieces, so TOAST for Spring is perfect for me - the "Shibori Print Shirt Dress","The Jazz Shoe" in Fawn tied back with "The Benny Bag" in silver/natural will work very well with my stone anorak & cashmere wrap for the crisp Sunshine of the days ahead...