Liv Loves

Happy Friday everyone! With it being the first week of winter, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s time to embrace the season. From hot chocolates to warm winter blankets and winter baking there definitely is a few things to love about winter and this long weekend kicks it off nicely!  I hope you have some nice plans for the weekend – we’re going to be spending it painting the house – but before I put my painting scrubs on, here’s a few things I’ve been crushing on this week…

Breakfast inspiration…

Cosy Hammocks with lots of blankets

Open fireplaces and freshly chopped wood… (you honestly have to check out this whole house tour – amazing!)

Spiked Hot chocolate..

And to top it all off…

Life’s a Banquet!

This week I’ve been obsessing over all things entertaining, dining and pretty just anything to do with food and the experiences we enjoy while tucking down. Getting together with friends or family for a home cooked meal would have to be one of my most treasured activities. So with that in mind, I thought this week I would share a few things that make for great entertaining.. Happy Friday ya’ll!

Round tables for the best conversations…

Gorgeous gold flatware…

Banquet seating for when space is tight…

Dream kitchens for prepping all the goodies…

And of course, food to feast your eyes on…

Happy Mothers Day!

Hey Peeps! What’s happened around here this week? A lot of celebration (for our one year wedding anniversary), some online shopping, late nights painting around the house and very busy days at work! All in all, it’s been a full-on week and it’s not going to be stopping until about 6pm on Sunday. This weekend I’m going to be helping out a friend at the Finders Keepers market in Sydney. While I’m going to be there to actually work, I’m really looking forward to checking out all the vendors and feeling the vibe of this type of market. It looks to be a bit higher end than the typical town centre market and I think there is going to be more than a few inspiring stalls that will have me wanting to empty my bank account! Anyway, before all the fun and madness begins below are a few moments and inspiring bits a pieces from the week that was. I hope you all enjoy your weekend, if you happen to be in town stop by the markets!

Bathers’ Pavilion– Is where it all happened last year, so we thought it only fitting that going back to the scene of the crime would be a perfect way to celebrate. I absolutely love it here, the perfect spot for a relaxed breakfast or special dinner – it’s casual, but elegant. The food is divine, delicate and perfectly balanced. The architecture is timeless and to top it all off, Bather’s is nestled in our of my favourite pockets of Sydney – Balmoral beach.

Just Dessert– So I just couldn’t not share this with you all! Strawberry mousse, raspberry meringue, lychee sorbet, Prosecco jelly, orange cream and a crystal rose petal – this was the most incredible dessert I have ever had. Yep, my mouth is (still) watering too.

Time to wash– Now moving on from favourite moments, and back to favourite finds -how great is this laundry? We’re in the process of renovating ours and hopefully it’ll be just the inspiration required to stop the procrastinating and get on with the job!

A home in Paris – Herringbone timber floors, perfectly draped curtains, cream linen – this room ticks so many boxes! Follow the link (in the picture) for the full home tour, it’s just divine!

Mothers Day-And of course a special shout-out to all the mums out there – May this Sunday be everything you wish for in a day that’s dedicated just to you! Happy mothers day!

Rembering the ANZACs

Can you believe it’s already Friday again? After the week of weather we’ve had, the first half almost felt like it rolled into one day and here we are as quick as anything on the cusp of the weekend again! Not that I’m complaining -this weekend is going to be a pretty nice one with my Mum coming to stay, I’m really looking forward to some quality time with her and perhaps a little mother-daughter shopping! If you’re in Sydney I hope you have kept safe this week and have something lovely planned for the weekend! With all that being said, here are a few things that inspired me throughout this stormyweek…. 1. ANZAC Biscuits-This time of year always calls for them and this year especially as we remember 100 years since the landing at Gallipoli in 1915 by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

2. Poppy Flowers – along the same lines, this iconic red flower is another beautiful way we remember the soldiers who fought for us in World War 1.

3. Bold patterned floors – with shaker cabinetry and stunning bevelled edge mirrors…

4. The Painted Ladies of San Francisco– We’re visiting San Francisco in August so with all the rainy weather, dreaming of these beauties has been an instant pick-me-up!

5. The perfect reading nook for rainy days – I actually think I could live in this little corner!

Liv Loves

Nothing makes me smile more than knowing the weekend is right around the corner, and even better since this week’s journey has been a little shorter! I hope you all have something fun planned for the weekend, whether it’s staying in or having a fun night out. Tonight, the hubby and I are driving down to Canberra for one of my good friends Hen’s party (we’ll that’s what I’ll be doing -the hubby will be in his element helping a friend fix a few things around her house). But before we hit the road, here are a few things that warmed up my week…
Raw &Natural textures in the kitchen

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A reminder to be pretty on the inside too…

Be pretty amaazing

Soft & sheer fabric layering…

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Blush with copper & grey

blush + Copper

Autumn cocktails to warm the soul…

autumn cocktail

Dreaming of the Beach

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week. On Wednesday I had my wisdom teeth removed, so have been a little sore and off work for the back half of this week. All the same, I’m glad it’s friday! This weekend we have the whole family coming around for lunch so we’ll be having lots of fun getting everything together for that. But before I get too deep in planning and prepping, below are a few things that have kept me distracted from the pain this week…

Hanging indoor plants

English Ivy - Indoor Plants

Get away style

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The beach – any beach will do, but this one looks perfect – Noosa

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White on white

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 Bathrooms with Persian Rugs

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Magical Fridays

It’s that time of the week again – time to kick of your heels and enjoy the next couple of days any way you please. There is something magical about Fridays – whether it’s dark and stormy (like it is right now) or warm and sunny, they never fail to disappoint. So in the name of all that love and anticipation, below is my share of love and inspiration… Happy Friday everyone! xx

Pretty corals and a pop of pink

Pretty corals and a pop of pink

Wildflowers but even more, what I loved most about this image was the caption: “Flowers appear on the rocks when there is faith that their small seed will be fruitful even in most unusual circumstances”

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A beautifully framed window

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I scream, you scream…

ice cream

And finally, those lips…

Gold lips

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Hooray for Fridays! Has anyone else’s week flown by faster than the blink of the eye? I could swear I went to bed last night and it was Sunday but here we are already! I hope you’ve all had a lovely week and have something nice planned for the weekend, but before we sign off for the week here are a few items that have been keeping me inspired over the past few days…
Gorgeous Blush & Charcoal…

Blush Arm Chair

Lovely bathrooms with marble & timber details…

bathroom

Innovative Bunk beds for small spaces

bunk beds

Beautiful & Oversized Pendants…

Lovely Kitchen

And the ever delicious Hot Cross Buns…

hot cross buns

 

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Thank Goodness for Fridays! I hope everyone had a lovely week and is ready for the weekend. We have a quiet couple of days planned, so I imagine that means I’ll be running around the house trying to get all the odds and ends done (so much for sleepy Sundays!) This weeks Liv Love’s are floral inspired and will hopefully inspire us all to stop and smell the roses…
Fresh blooms and morning light in the kitchen…

kitchen details

Something to think about…

Words to live by

Petals and cupcakes…

Edible Obsession

Rest-full spaces…

neutral bedroom

An abundance of Bougainvillea…

boganvillea

 

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Happy Friday everyone! Can you believe this weekend marks the end of Summer? I’ve been in a bit of disbelief, but after the overcast week we’ve just had I’m coming back to reality. While it’s always sad to see summer go, I am really looking forward to falling leaves, hot chocolates & seeing new trends for the cooler months. That being said, in proper Friday fashion I’m sharing a few things that have kept me going & inspired me this week…
Fruity Nachos

fruity nachos

Words to live by (at least for the weekend)

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White with timber details in the kitchen…

Shaker kitchen

Pink & Grey…

 

Pink + Grey

Hot Cocoa…

hot choc

 

mmm…I can almost smell it through the screen…