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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Corner Blooms

Fleur McHarg, renowned floral designer & event stylist, can take a simple bunch of beautiful blooms, & turn it into a stunning artwork. She has just opened her divine new boutique store in Armadale, Melbourne, aptly named "Fleur". As one of Melbourne's key floral artists, Fleur caters not only to private clients & corporate events, but the annual calendar events on everyone's social agenda.

Not only is her new village store a very welcome addition to the gorgeous Rose St/Beatty Ave village traders & clientele, but also for the residents who delight in visiting on their daily walk, on their way home from work, & on a Saturday morning amongst the weekend cafe activity.

Her expertise in working with fragrant blooms, unusual foliage, seasonal favourites & what makes the perfect gift is in every arrangement she creates. Integral to this destination location, Fleur is now catering to children's birthdays, creating parties full of fun, colour & activity delight. In fact, many mothers are already asking if she can recreate birthday luncheons for them, perhaps not with with baby pink cupcakes but something equally divine fitting for their own celebration! Fleur is passionate about her work & her clients, & her stunning array of beautiful blooms entice you from every corner. The fragrant & aesthetic appeal is sublime, & really, who needs a reason to enjoy such a divine experience?

13A Rose St.,
T: 03 9804 3522
F: 03 9804 3722
Open: Tuesday - Saturday

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Timeless & Classic Design in Black & White

Black & White: Classic, Dramatic, Chic, Glamour, Elegance, Style & Sophistication.

Janelle McCulloch's latest release, "Design In Black & White" is all of the above & so much more. Janelle has divided this gorgeous bible of style & reference into four categories: 'Classic', 'Country', 'Coast' & 'High Glamour', incorporating a visual richness to every perspective she shares. From the simplicity of a black & white display of books, to spectacular architecture in New York, Melbourne & Paris, this renowned journalist & photographer captures the very essence of what is black & white - sophisticated, understated, elegant & timeless.

I had the great pleasure earlier this year of meeting Janelle, and what an amazing woman she is, full of inspiration, passion & wonderful energy. She is one of those people you meet in life who injects such happiness & spirit into your day, & it was wonderful exchanging our ideas & sharing our "love for beautful places, spaces & inspirational interiors". She later reminded me upon our next encounter to never forget my passion. I very much look forward to meeting with her again, thank you so much Janelle for sharing yours:-)

"Design in Black & White" by Janelle McCulloch
(images Publishing, 2010)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Have You Seen Hamish & Grace?

The most divine new homewares haven has just arrived in Carpenter St., Brighton, absolutely gorgeous! Owner Kate Cartney (with help from an amazing family team), has just opened 'Hamish & Grace Homewares', and upon walking through the front door, you are welcomed with a beautiful array of the latest pieces and bespoke artwork that would work brilliantly in any home space.

Durance , Silke jewellery (swedish design) Sacha Dobinson Yates artwork, Barrier Reef coral (stunning focal point pieces), custom made & ready made furniture, lamps for every space, room & interior, portugese soaps wrapped in a stunning array of papers & prints (the perfect touch on the bathroom basin or gift idea), as well as simple, stylish & bespoke pieces to complete & compliment your home style, whether it be a city, coastal, country, contemporary or classic interior.

As your arrive, you are immediately welcomed into the wonderful ambience that Kate's signature merchandising creates, & the hardest decision you will have to make is what to look at first, & when to stop buying!!

Yes, this divine new homewares & interior store will very soon become the village destination location that Brighton has long needed and will certainly welcome & enjoy! Parking is readily available across the road, & you can savour a latte before or after the divine experience to be had at Hamish & Grace.

Hamish & Grace Homewares

29 Carpenter St.,Brighton VIC 3186

P: 03 9592 7419


Hours: Monday - Saturday 9.30am -5.30pm