Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bird and Banner Sewn On Invitations

Today I have another good for you from Bird and Banner.  They are oh so clever with their invitations and design and I can't get enough of them!  Just check out this sewn on detail to Jessica and Jamies's rehearsal dinner - restraint, chic and with just a little touch of DIY these are beautiful!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

An Amazing DIY Blogger Bedroom

I am positively swooning over this bedroom.  It comes from the clever Jo from Nuestra Vida Dulce and she has done a brilliant job at pulling this chicness together.  All of that artwork?  She made it.  The bedspread?  A new purchase from West Elm.  And the gold lamps?  Well I'm not sure where they are from by I am LOVING them!

Source: Nuestra Vida Dulce

Monday, November 28, 2011

Throw Cushion Tuesday - Font Inspired!

Welcome to Throw Cushion Tuesday everyone!  I've been feeling like it's time to get some font detail happening and Honey Pie Designs is just the ticket!  Made striaight from NYC by the clever Lana all her cushions are bright, fun and not too expensive.  She's definetly one to keep on your list.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Random Mio Facts

1. I'm 5'6" tall
2. I have Hazel eyes which tend to switch between vivid green to squirrel shit brown
3. I have a brother who is a Radio 1 DJ and a sister who has 2 beautiful kids (Isobel + Adam)
4. I'm a qualified First Aider and in Food Hygiene 8D
5. My favourite colours are : Black, White, Pink, Red and Turquoise
6. My obsession with Hello Kitty borders unhealthy
7. I have a scar on my tonsil where I ripped it open as a kid
8. My natural hair colour is dark brown
9. I haven't been my natural colour in over 8 years
10. My childhood toy is called Dolly and she still sleeps with me in bed :3 i loves her!
11. I used to play drums in a band
12. I listen to more 80's music than modern music
13. The first gig I went to was Cradle of Filth, bare goff man!
14. I'd give anything to see Suede and Adam Ant live!
15. I've had over 50 piercings
16. My lucky number is 7
17. I love having my feet rubbed and my back scratched, only by Josh of course!
18. I only eat Chicken and Fish, I've always hated the taste of beef, pork and lamb. The only exception is bacon, but it has to be super crispy!
19. I lovelovelove pizza, spaghetti and pasta nomnom
20. Bellybuttons make me feel sick, i cant touch my own!
21. The dip in my back makes me feel ill as well ;3;
22. I miss Josh a lot right now :(

Random fact of the day 1

I have 'Watching - Thompson Twins' playing in my
head whenever I cross the road!
"Look left, right! Left, right! Left, right!"
Road sense and an awesome yet underated 80's tune at the same time :3

A Pastel Wedding

Have you been over to Style Me Pretty Lately?  Not only do they have a Style Me Pretty Australia they also have this goodie, a pastel inspiration shoot from Jemma Keech.  The dreamy chic feel is just divine!  I'm loving the tux look on our groom, the tulle goodness of our bride and those flowers from Natural Art by Rebecca Grace are be-aut-iful!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Do You Furbish?

It's every now and then that you find a shop where you think the owner is a kindred spirit to your own style.   So say hello to Furbish Studio - run by the very clever Jamie of I Suwannee her products and fun, bright and full of personality.  Furbish is full of goodies from trays (I love) cushions (how about this beetle cushion!!!) all the way through to custom day beds (in the most beautiful fabrics) She ships all round the world so you can shop easy and the prices are young home owner friendly!  Go check it out.

Source: Furbish Studio

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Perfect View Into A Girly Bedroom

Say hello to Myka, one half the brains behind Sitting In A Tree events.  She opened up her bedroom to Glitter Guide to talk all things style. What struck me was her beautiful arrangements - jewellery, knick knacks or shoes, It didn't matter what it was everything was perfectly presented with a feminine touch.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Throw Cushion Tuesday: Be Stills Shop

It's time for another throw pillow store and a new name for this segment, I'm thinking Throw Pillow Tuesday (Corny I know!) Today this we are looking within Australia at the very sophisticated and chic Be Still Shops.  Helmed by Sarah Robinson her background as a Industrial and Graphic design has led her to do beautiful things with fabric and pattern.  The price tag is a little more than last weeks pillows but I think its well worth it.  Go over and check out her store here.

Source: Be Stills Shop

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Instagram at A Wedding

This is Patrick and Shelly's wedding.  But instead of it being captured by the super skill of a photographer these images are coming straight from their friend Mariah and her Instagram.  I've got to tell you that I am loving the vibe Instagram gives.  The day was overcast but you wouldn't know from these pic's - they are looking perfectly quaint and charming.  

Source: Size Too Small

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Broken people are dangerous because they know they can survive.....
"Tora revised"
19" x 7" x 4"
 "Tora revised"
 Cognac and Crestwood Tobacco browns

"Tora revised"
Opal umber

Friday, November 18, 2011

Happy Weekend = Stationary Goodness

Happy weekend my darling one's.  What's on the cards?  I'm very excited to say I have an extremely lazy weekend planned.  I'm planning to start on my Christmas preparations by making some gift cards ready to put with my presents.  Whatever you do I hope its amazing!

Lovely Links:

I NEED these Ikat calling cards
Say hello to this Great Gatsy meets Breakfast at Tiffany's wedding
Opposites Attract
Tiny pies in mason jars
Love getting an insight into how this post was set up
 Source: Ritzy Bee

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


There are two reasons Viva is completely head over heels about one of Ottawa wedding photographer Blair Gable’s recent engagement sessions. 1) Viva loves Elgin Street Diner poutine. 2) Viva loves when an engagement session really represents the couple and in some way tells you something fun about who they are.

Viva’s favourite weddings aren’t always the most glamorous or the most expensive. A wedding full of special touches that represent the couple are. And while the latest trends can be tempting, your wedding day should really include details that exemplify you as a couple - trend or not. Viva believes the same goes for your engagement pictures and this fabulous engagement session shot by Blair demonstrates just that.

After chatting with bride and groom-to-be Kaitlin & Keith, Blair discovered that they ended many dates with a late night poutine at none other than the Elgin Street Diner of course. And so the photo shoot begins. The video below by
James Park is a sneak peek at the behind the scenes. Be sure to head on over to Blair’s blog to view some of the very cool images taken of these soon to be newlyweds.

Poutine Engagement Shoot - Behind the Scenes from Blair Gable on Vimeo.

A Clever DIY You Could Try This Weekend

The weekend is nearly upon us and I have a brilliant DIY idea to share from A Beautiful Mess.  Inspired by her favourite song lyric and a surplus of art.  She made this clever little piece of art using Helvetica letter stickers and white paint.  Boy she's clever.

You can check out the full step by step here (PS - Does that make anyone else think of NKOTB? hahaha)  Or take a look at this little snapshot of the fun.

Source: <` href="">A Beautiful Mess

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Perfect White Wedding Backdrop!

I couldn't resist sharing this with you - check out this amazing white paper floral wall from the blog of Therese Jacinto Design and produced by Hartmann.  I'm dying over the unique feel this gives to a traditional white wedding space.  

Source: Therese Jacinto Design

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Throw Pillow Series: Pillows for under $22

As regular readers will know, I'm often banging on about throw pillows. They are the perfect way to breathe new life  into your interiors.  But often, those trusty little pillows come with a $50 price point - well not in this case.  Introducing ElemenOPillows - a little Etsy shop of goodness full of bold modern prints at a get outta here price.  All single pillows are under $22 and the deals for a set of two, three or four pillows are brilliant.  :You could get 4 pillows for $54!!!!  Can you believe it?!?

Source: ElemenOPillows

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Loving The New Lonny Issue

Welcome back to the week my darlings.  What did you get up to?  I for one was checking out the new issue of Lonny.  It sure doesn't disappoint and is always a source of home inspiration.  My fav part had to be the round up of Jonathan Adler's office space - happy interiors at their best!  If you haven't checked it out already then go here!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Secret Beach Saturday

I know its Sunday and I don't normally post but I could not resist sharing this with you!  Yesterday The Big A and I got up early and along with Bo Bo we visited a tiny secret beach where doggies are aloud to visit (on lead) Its behind a tiny little boat club and it couldn't be more adorable if it tried.  I'm already thinking of the picnic dinners we can have down here! Take a look at a little snapshot of our secret beach Saturday.......

Happy Weekend = Gardening Goodness

Happy weekend my lovelies.  Do you like the picture of my little garden?  Its tiny but it makes me happy :)  I'll be getting into the great outdoors and going to a special tiki inspired birthday party.  Have a great one!

Some Lovely Links:

Loving This Garden
Pantone Inspired Place Cards
Or how about some edible Place Cards
Audrey Hepburn Inspired Fashion
Some stylish inspiration

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Loving: Glitter Girl Tumblr

Do you ever read sites just to feel inspired to live a more pretty life?  Well for me that is the Glitter Girl Tumblr.  They profess to share anything that is girly, chic, sparkly and beautiful and it suckers me every single time.  Here's a selection of the goodness I'm loving right now.  

Source: Glitter Girl Tumblr

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Yay! Sneak Peak of The New Real Living

Last night I got an exciting little package in the post.  Say hello to the new issue of Real Living, not due on the stands till next week.  I've been day dreaming about the Christmas and home goodness that was going to be in this issue and it doesn't disappoint.  There is beautiful gift-wrapping, awesome gift guides and some lovely homes to boot.  Check out this little sneak peak I shot!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Inexpensive Art For Your Home - Oil Paintings

Oil portraits by Janet Hill Studios.  Expensive?  Nah, these puppies are $38.  All that refined goodness for a good good price.  You can get a his and hers.......

Monday, November 7, 2011

Emma and Andy's Perfect Summer English Garden Affair

As you know I am a total sucker for a happy wedding.  With bright and cherry decor and a couple that has some 60's style going on, this happy wedding from Retrosight is full of goodness.  Emma and Andy were married in Andy's parents garden with a distinct DIY feel.  Hundreds of yards of bunting, homemade ale, an italian ice cream cart and a blue grass band made the day feel special, unique and utterly beautiful! PS. For more real wedding fun check out here!

Source: Retrosight Photography