Monday, October 29, 2012

Elizabethan inspired

A most captivating era named after Queen Elizabeth I...the era of explorers, Shakespeare, the first theatres, the sumptuous banquets, the enchantresses - also known as "wicces" -  such a fascinating period in history...
Elizabethan architecture

Elizabethan gardens

Elizabethan inspired wedding dress

Elizabethan theatre
 beautiful Elizabethan inspired fabrics by Melissa White for Zoffany

via here
via here
Love them.

Have a fantastic week

Claudia xo

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Inspirational art

I saw these amazing drawings on Mia Linnman's blog Solid frog and had to share them.
They are beautiful.

Read more about them here

I hope you are all having a great + creative week

Claudia xo

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Grey + pastel love

Beautiful + inspirational colour combo via Sanctuary

Hope you are all having a great day

Claudia xo

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Postcards from Port Stephens

Schools are back and everything is back to normal. We have enjoyed a few days away in Port Stephens (2 and half hours drive north of Sydney). We stayed at Peppers Anchorage a beautiful resort right on the water, it was magical! We all needed the break and definitely enjoyed the walks, the spa and sauna (especially moi!) the pool, buffet breakfast and all the rest.  You do get a bit spoilt at Peppers! :)

view from the captain's bar

our rooms (bottom right hand side) were the perfect spot to admire the beautiful yachts 

the pool - the kids loved it

the view from Gan Gan lookout

kids mocktails at the captain's bar
 Thanks again for your comments and your support especially lately that I haven't been able to comment on a lot of my favourite blogs (it's very frustrating) but it's great to see how you still take the take to stop by and leave a comment - I appreciate it a lot.

Well, back to work now...wish you all a great rest of the week :)

Catch up soon xo

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Waterside Haven

Sculptures on display by the sea...A truly brilliant idea and most enjoyable + inspirational walk.
You've got to love Sydney!

images my own

so much to admire...

Monday, October 1, 2012

Inspire me Monday / natural beauty

It seems crazy but it's true, it's October! What are your plans for this month? Anything in particular?
This month I'd like to cross a thing or two off my "to do list"...fingers crossed!
We are still in holiday mood here, kids are enjoying their break. There's always so much they want to do during the holidays but not enough time - we always run out (!) We do try our best but I guess it's also nice to have something to look forward to for the summer holidays ;)

In Australia we are very lucky as we are surrounded by so many beautiful parks, amazing landscape everywhere we go - making it incredibly easy for parents like me to organise a day out with the family.

The Bobbin Head national park for example is only a hop and a skip from where we live, it has a lot to offer and although the kids have been many times over the years it's always lovely to spend the day or half a day there

There's a lot to see, a lot to discover

An incredible light in the afternoon...

and gorgeous views...

images my own, location bobbin head national park

What more would you ask for? Very spoilt indeed.

Wish you all a fantastic week :)

Claudia xo