a fresh start

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Life seems to have caught me up in a furious whirlwind of activity and as a result, the past few months have left this small blog looking a bit sparse. But after a long leave of unnotified absence, it is now time for me to get back on board with writing.  The recent months have unveiled to me that balance in the everyday clockwork of life is so very important;  work, play, and love – it is all a delicate balance. Before I disappear to run a few errands on this sunny winter’s day, I leave you with a few notes that I have picked up over the recent months:

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Hope you’re having a splendid day.

-T.

image: Alaina Kaczmarski’s beautiful apartment via the everygirl

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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Some recent posts you may have missed:
+ four favourites: calendars
+ lemon muffins
if I had to choose only one cake to eat
clever sound
+ Andrew Christie – a good looking man

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

Perfume Masterclass + 5 weekend links

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Mariposa Perfumery in Mt Lawley is hosting a fragrance masterclass in the next two weeks. At the class, those in attendance will learn about the history of perfume, distinguished scents of some of the finest perfume houses and how to differentiate between each one.

Date: Thursday 15 August 2013
Time: 5.00pm and 7.30pm (5pm attendees will receive a goody bag too)
Venue: Mariposa  – Shop 5, The Astor Arcade, 665 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley
Cost: $50, which can be then redeemed on a fragrance that evening
For more details, click here.

I personally don’t finish teaching piano until quite late so am still thinking about it. However, I can not think too long as I have been told that the spots are filling up very fast. Cool kids of Perth, will you be in attendance?

Before I sign off for the weekend, below are some links for you to browse through:

August: with a new month comes a new wallpaper by Jethro Wilson
Food: dead cheese
Design: a beautiful home in Melbourne
Typography: by Zachary Smith here and here
Fashion: love love love this dress by Giambattista Valli Couture (autumn/winter 2014). See more here

Enjoy your weekend!

-The Fine Duchess

PS. And in case you have had a busy week, below are a few links you may have missed:

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