Saturday, July 30, 2011

Weekend inspiration...

Have a lovely weekend everyone whatever it is you are up to. I've just forced myself out to bed to go and meet some friends for breakfast. Very long and tiring week! Going to spend the rest of my weekend doing some bits and pieces and reading a first draft of a book my very clever friend has written. Have a great one and thanks for stopping by G&G this week :)

Abbey x

Image from here

Friday, July 29, 2011

This week's love...

...ok so there are two this week. First up, the new edition of Rue is live here. If you are suffering through the southern hemisphere winter, all the summery goodness in this latest edition will warm your soul, trust me!

And the second is the fantastic new online shopping concept from the super-talented Anna Spiro. I'm sure many of you are already all over this, but if you haven't heard about it get over here and check it out! It's a unique and clever concept where you can find gorgeous vintage and limited edition pieces that you can hand pick from the seasonal vignette. Naturally I've already made my first purchase which I will definitely show you soon...

Have a great Friday all :)

Abbey x

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The perfect dressing room...

I don't know about you but getting ready for a big night out at my place usually involves trying to shove hubby out the way of the bathroom mirror in order to get a mere peek to do my makeup! So naturally the concept of a dressing room appeals to me very much. All that room to swan around in, arrange your precious items, kick back and relax whilst the nail polish dries...wouldn't it be lovely?!

Abbey x

Images via 1, 2, 3 & 4

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


What a colourful, inspiring place Mexico is! Definitely on my (long) list of places to see in my life...

How fabulous would a Table Tonic Mexican Suzani be?! Get one (in many great colours) and lots of other lovely goodies here

Until tomorrow...

Abbey x

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Big Aussie moment...

Proud Aussies everywhere are calling for a public holiday after Cadel Evans became the first Australian ever to win the Tour de France. Don't think our PM will be persuaded but huge effort and so good to see all that hard work finally pay off. The only bike I ride is a stationary one at the gym but the combination of Cadel's big win and these pretties may sway me...

And some cool vintage looking Tour artwork available here...

And where it all ended...

One of my favourite things about the tour is definitely the sensational scenery!

Abbey x

Images via 1, , 3 &

Monday, July 25, 2011

A stylish Brooklyn abode...

These painted chevron drawers are a real focal point in this great little Brooklyn apartment designed by the very talented Nick Olsen. I think there is so much skill involved in furnishing a small space well and separating the spaces so there is some division between inter-joining rooms. This apartment has so many little features yet it doesn't look cramped or overdone. And of course the colour palette used is gorgeous too!

Abbey x

Images from House Beautiful via

Friday, July 22, 2011

This week's love...

Just a little collection of my favourite images for the week. Hope it was a good one :)

Abbey x

Images via 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Colour competence...

I thought this was cute, and apt in our household. Hubby declares himself to be blue/green deficient. I declare him to also be purple/blue deficient as he is forever telling me the Cadbury wrapper is blue not purple!

Abbey x

Images from here

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Now this is glamorous...

How glamorous is this gorgeous wedding styling?! It takes a classic black and white theme to new levels with the addition of silver, pink and green. Plus lots of glitz and shine...

Abbey x

Images via Style me Pretty

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


This is a little collection of horsey goodness especially for my Aunt. She loyally reads my blog everyday even though she's not so interested in the things I write about, being much more concerned with her beloved horses...

Have a great Tuesday :)

Abbey x

Images via 1 - Flickr, 2 - Pretty stuff tumblr, 3 - Florence Broadhurst via the Elephant Room, 4 - here, 5 - here , 6 - The decorista

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Weekend inspiration...

Despite the continuance of freezing, awful weather here in Melbourne, I'm determined to have a bit of colour and fun in my weekend! Kicked it off last night with a trip to the movies where we watched the final Harry Potter. Loved it of course but a little sad that we're at the end.... A few other fun outings planned and as hubby is on holidays at the moment, the house is spotless and not a second of my precious weekend time will need to be spent on housework! Gotta love that :)

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by G&G this week :)

Abbey x

Image via NYC run fashion blogspot

Friday, July 15, 2011

This week's love...

Forget the catwalks, the street style surrounding the Paris couture shows is an event in itself! If I were in Paris right now, I'd be perched on a bench somewhere in couture territory watching it all unfold - best seat in the house...

 ps. If I were a Missoni, I too would don some fabulous leopard skin pants with killer heels....

Abbey x

Images 1 - 5,  6 & 7

Thursday, July 14, 2011

SJP in Vogue

SJP is one of my all time favourites so was excited to see her and her gorgeous family in the latest US Vogue. How beautiful are these photos by Mario Testino?! You can see more at Vogue here. She looks amazing - as does the rest of her clan. What a perfectly styled mess...

Now back to the realities of a far less glamorous life :) Enjoy your Thursday!

Abbey x

Photos by Mario Testino for Vogue