Thursday 31 July 2014

Rose Seidler House

A couple of months a go, friends of ours mentioned they were going to a talk and tour of Rose Seidler House. I'd always wanted to visit, so jumped at the opportunity. It totally lived up to my expectations... I couldn't stop taking photos and I really didn't want to leave.

Rose Seidler House is considered to be one of the finest examples of mid 20th-century modern domestic architecture in Australia. Amazingly, almost all the furniture and fittings are complete and form one of the most intact post World War II design collections in public ownership.

Rose Seidler House was designed by architect Harry Seidler, for his parents Rose and Max. When completed in 1950, it was 'the most talked about house in Sydney'.

To learn more about Rose Seidler House click here.

I'll be sharing some interior shots in my next post.

Monday 28 July 2014

One morning...

These days we're up early and out and about exploring. Sydney has perfect weather for being outdoors (even in winter) and Teddy loves spending time outside. Unfortunately, we don't have a garden where we live, so the next best thing is the local parks and beaches that are super close by. We try to explore new places on a regular basis, keeps it interesting :)

Happy Monday folks. Have a great week.

Tuesday 22 July 2014

In the kitchen

I love the light in our kitchen. Have you noticed how much my plants have grown?

Whilst we're in the kitchen, I want to tell you about a new blog our good friends have started, it's called Mostly Saturdays and it's by Will and Maria. They share beautiful photos of food, stories of cooking and eating, as well as delicious recipes. We've been lucky to have shared many meals with Will and Maria and they are brilliant cooks. Go check it out, your mouth will water and your eyes will love the gorgeous photos too.

Saturday 19 July 2014

Still life

I was lucky to receive some lovely native flowers from Teddy for Mother's Day back in May. I love native flowers, they look so interesting, when cut they last a long time and lastly they dry so beautifully. So, I've got remnants of the beautiful bouquet in our lounge room - these gum nuts, pictured above, and also banksias and proteas. Thanks Teddy.

Thursday 17 July 2014


I must say I'm really enjoying winter this year.. Although, we are lucky that our winters are mild in Sydney. Nothing like the five winters we experienced whilst living in London. This winter we have been:

Enjoying a lot of time outside...
Cronuts and coffee dates with good friends...
Reading books in our pyjamas in the sun...
Buying fresh produce and trying new recipes...
Visiting the local beaches for walks...

If you're in the Southern Hemisphere, I hope you're enjoying your winter too.

Monday 14 July 2014

Lunch date

The other Saturday, a couple of weeks ago, Polo and I had a lunch date in Newtown. We had a delicious Ramen for lunch at a pop-up at The Rising Sun Workshop and after we had a wander up Enmore Road to Young Henry's Brewery

I work in Erskineville, not far from Newtown, but it's been a while since we visited the area to have a meal. There are so many new places, cafes, bars and shops. We plan to go back again soon.

Thursday 10 July 2014

Traveling with bébé

Looking back at these photos, has reminded me how little and young Theodore was when we holidayed in Europe. Polo and I were laughing at the photos and the things we did with him, including: spending an entire day beach hopping on a boat, hiking in the mountains, catching chairlifts with him strapped in a baby carrier, spending days at the beach and visiting restaurants for lunch and dinner. I'm glad we did all these things and it was actually the perfect age - 5 months. Doing those things now, with a 16 month old would be totally different.. I don't think we could do them all / they wouldn't be as enjoyable. Teddy is at the age now, that we wants to explore and run around. 

We're heading to Bali in August for a week. We've found a great villa with our own pool (16 metres long!!) and a lovely tropical garden. It will be a different holiday, maybe not as relaxing as past holidays, but having our own pool will be wonderful. My sister and cousin are also coming, so hopefully they'll be happy to babysit a couple of nights, so Polo can I have some relaxing dinners :)

Monday 7 July 2014

Shade / Sun

When we visit the beach, I like to find a spot that's got sun and shade. I've got fair skin, so am always careful to cover up and wear lots of suncream. I do manage to get a tan in summer, but it's quite slight and it takes we a while to get there. You'd probably say more sun kissed than tanned :). My best friend Edwina has very fair skin, so she's the perfect beach companion for me. Too bad we currently live on opposite sides of the world as she's my fellow big hat wearing, shade loving sister from another mister. She's got a term that I love, it's called 'lizarding'. It's sun-baking, but all covered up, lying on a towel with a big hat over your face. You soak up the sun, without getting burnt :). We have lizarded together in Croatia, Sardinia, Barcelona, South of France and Sydney. I very much look forward to future lizarding action somewhere in the world in the future with her.

Hope those of you in the Northern Hemisphere are enjoying your summer!

P.s I love how these two pics almost line up perfectly...