happy monday

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All too quickly, the weekend has come and gone. The warm autumn days started with coffee, always coffee, accompanied by soft boiled eggs with toast, leading to light lunches out on the porch. Then in the evening, a robust dinner of lasagna followed by a get together in the far hills for the most beautiful night of stargazing. Plush blankets were laid out, sweet drinks passed around and magnificent telescopes were set up. There was a glimpse of Jupiter and its three moons neatly lined up in a row, the magic of the Milky Way, and all this was topped off by my first spotting of a shooting star.

Hope you all had a romantic weekend.

-T.

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happy weekend

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And oh, how the weekend is already here. Does it seems like the days are flying past us or is it just me? The last time I thought about it, I was lazing about on my front porch enjoying my long summer holiday. And yet to think that in two weeks, we are halfway through the first school term. New York and London fashion week have flown by and Autumn is soon upon us (hooray! I’ve had enough of Perth’s stifling heat and humidity). But before the weekend is over, here are a few weekend links:

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one | white on white, beautiful garlands that would be a delight in any room
two | chocolate peanut butter cheesecake, need I say more?
three | lovely geometric jewellery
four | a natural scrub with four simple ingredients
five | what beautiful floors!
six | a citrus wreath, such a different but clever gift

Happy weekend!

-T.

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Happy Friday + weekend links

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one | a weekend project – create a skyline with washi tape
two | a freshly baked notebook
three |floating candles –  a beautiful festive idea for the home
four | new tape from oh hello, friend
five | free font!

And hooray, it’s the weekend. But unfortunately there is very little time for me to rest, with work continuing through the weekend and the days getting busier and busier as the holiday season is upon us. But perhaps you can take some time out on behalf of me. Maybe even take a look at one of the projects above that are so befitting to the weekend.

See you next week.

-T.

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Happy Weekend

Amidst polished pianos, piles of beautiful thick paper and the recent weather heating up so much it seems to have caught everyone by surprise,  the week is at an end. With the weekend beckoning at us, there are talks of trips to the beach, early coffees on our patio and picnics to be planned as we take advantage of the pleasant temperature that still remains, at least until the intense heat of the summer invades our city. But until then, here are a few weekend links from around the globe:01.ACupOfJo.ChristmasParties

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one | a fantastic idea on taking photos are Christmas parties
two | what a brilliant idea for a birthday present
three | I think these glasses were made just for me
four | a scratch and sniff wine book. Yes, I said scratch and sniff
five | a sweet print of blueberries in a bowl. Speaking of blueberries, they taste amazing brownies. Especially these brownies. I tried it this morning.

And Perth locals, don’t forget about the following events happening this week:
+ Carnaval Macabre (25 October – 03 November)
+Italian Fireworks Night {sounds amazing!} (8 November)
+Festival Batizado (02 November)

Have a lovely weekend.

–T.

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Happy Weekend + Perth weekend events

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With hours spent at the piano learning meticulous notes and ensuring accuracy in preparation for concerts, little time has been left to go out and enjoy the spring weather (however, now that I think of it, the heavy rains and wailing winds have made it a tad difficult to do so. Perhaps between you and I, that can be my pitiful excuse). Unfortunately, writing too has been off the agenda. But do not despair, here I am offering you a few events to check out if you happen to be in the area or are planning a delightful weekend:

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BarDeHalcyondiscover: explore what Chinatown has to offer and come along to the City of Vincent’s Chinatown Discovery Tour this Saturday morning (21 September 9.30am – 11.30am)
festival: pick up some freshly cut wildflowers as a part of the Kings Park spring festival or if you have young ones, bring them along to the Fantastic Faraway Festival, a spring festival just for them! (21 September 10.30am – 02.30pm)
art: take a peek at how artists view our city and visit the Black Swan Prize Art Exhibition (20 – 30 September)
music: get your music fix at this free Appalachian Spring Concert by featuring of Perth’s top classical musicians (Sunday 22 September 3.30pm – 5.00pm)
eat: visit newly opened small Bar de Halcyon (read a great review here)

Have a great weekend!
-T.
PS. Don’t forget to check out these fantastic art exhibitions while they’re still on

Happy Weekend

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The weekend is here, but what a shame that the blustery winds and persistent rains make me shy away from the adventure that awaits me, with the Perth Fashion Festival on its last legs  and so many cafes and restaurants on my list to try out. Oh, if only I were more brave and not nestled in my fort of blankets and pillows, going through the beautiful photos from the festival that have been uploaded by other bloggers (such as Where They Styled Things Are and Le Fanciulle) who have braved the weather and done a sensational job covering the event. But whilst I’m snug as a bug in a rug, allow me to share with you a few links for the weekend:

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one: a collaboration between Audi and Bosendorf. Love it or hate it?
two: an DIY trivet that doesn’t even look handmade at all
three: a pie clock!
four: beautiful travel inspired wedding invitations
five: dogs + planes = awesomeness

And on an end note, did you see the photo of Anna Wintour, the Ice Queen of the fashion industry, slip a sweet smile when she was sitting next to little Harper Beckham at the recent Victoria Beckham show? It sure has caused quite a storm – Anna Wintour smile?! Amazing!

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Anyway, hope you’re having a grand weekend!

-T.

Top image via Refinery 29

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Happy Weekend

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Happy weekend everyone! Have any big plans? Today, J and I had a lovely stroll through Hyde Park and spotted these beautiful swans and their little ones. Isn’t it nice to just pause and marvel at the beauty around us, even if it’s as simple as the warmth of the afternoon sun on a cold and chilly day? As usual, here a few links for you weekend:

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one: free iPhone wallpapers | Eat Drink Chic
two: beautiful artwork Hair Studies by Brittany Schalls | Design Crush
three: the coolest candle holders ever |Design Milk
four: Garance Doré is writing a book! So excited to see what she will come up with | Garance Doré
five: lovely office inspiration

Hidden Spaces

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Imagine living in a beautiful home with sky high ceilings, French-style paneling and hidden doorways. Now, wouldn’t that be divine?

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{ 2 |Vertical Pivot System Door which leads to a simple minimalist kitchen }

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{ 3 | hidden doorway leads to a powder room }

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{ 4 | French style panels in a majestic home office }

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{ 5 | behind the beautifully wall papered panels is a sunny sitting room }

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{ 6 | hidden staircase }

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{ 7 | romance awaits behind the doors of this magnificent library }

On this beautiful winter afternoon (more like fake-winter) (Perth isn’t very good at cold winters – the days seem to turn out rather sunny with a slight chill in the air), the Duke and I drove along the riverside in search coffee beans. And coffee beans we found, first at Typika followed by another purchase at Elixir. Tomorrow morning, hopefully we will be able to make a small trip to Mary Street Bakery and purchase a small bag of beans by Pound (all these beans are locally roasted in our little city of Perth). Why so much coffee, you may ask? Sure, we may drink a fair amount of coffee but the numerous purchases are in fact all in the name of research. The Duke is rather keen on finding out the difference between the different blends (by means of a thorough taste test of course) and next week, he will be my guest on this humble little blog, posting his results and findings. But until then, here are the usual weekend links:

Interior: beautiful monochrome wares Australian company The Minimalist
Design: a printer that sits on top of the paper, no print tray required
Paper: beautiful calligraphy by Julie Song Ink
Fashion: loving the fall shoot in September Vogue, featuring Jennifer Lawrence
Kitchen: my favourite brownie recipe

See you next week!

-The Fine Duchess

{ image 1 | bathroom is hidden behind elegant grey-blue walls, belonging to fashion designer Francisco Costa of Calvin Klein }

Sunday’s Child

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…is blithe and gay, and what better way to be so than at an enormous picnic with your closest friends and family. So just before the working week begins again, Sunday’s child takes full opportunity to relax with her loved ones, may it be with a delicious picnic feast, a rowdy game of bocce (how could a game bocce be rowdy, you may ask. Trust me, with endearing younger ones and the family pets joining in, things very much have the potential to get out of hand) or lazily flipping through her favourite design magazines with the hum of chatter and the occasional burst of laughter (always from the cheeky ones) in the background.

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Ad Campaign: Tommy Hilfiger. Meet the Hilfigers Fall/Winter 2010/11
Photographer: Craig McDean

And as always, here are five weekend links I’d like to share with you:

Etiquette: the art of conversation
Kitchen: infused sugar sounds so sublime
Resort: pre-spring 2014 favourites by michael kors and burberry prorsum
Renovations: an amazing kitchen makeover
Design: incredibly sweet cartoons on everyday furniture. Brilliant!

-The Fine Duchess

Happy weekend

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…though it may be more appropriate to welcome the new week. My my, how the weekend went by so fast. But before the week begins again, may I indulge you with a few lovely sketches from architect and artist Richard Seedorf. And as usual, a few links from around the world.

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Images via sprk and can be purchased here.

Design: a vase that accepts a flower’s death and celebrates its beauty | design milk
Photography: polar bears performing water ballet | first seen on Design Crush
Wedding: beautiful travel inspired airmail wedding invitations
Encouragement: some uplifting words | oh, hello friend
DIY: super fun projects if you have a moment to spare | Poppytalk