Friday, April 11, 2014

Looking Back

Another new show I've been enjoying lately is Looking. I love shows that really reflect where they're filmed, and Looking makes San Francisco look so beautiful. Especially those amazing old wooden buildings.

I never got around to sharing any photographs from my trip to San Francisco. These are all way old now, but better late than never. Mr Meet-Cute and I spent two nights in San Francisco, and we packed a whole lot into that time. These were all taken around the Haight Ashbury on the afternoon before we flew home.

After living in Wellington for nearly ten years I was used to hearing the comparisons between the two cities, so it was awesome to finally visit San Francisco and see for myself how similar they are. These photos are also a few years old, from my old neighbourhood the last time I was in Wellington. My landlord was a colour consultant for dulux paints - dream job! She chose the colours for many of the houses in the neighbourhood, purple being a particular favourite.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Baby Proofing

We've reached the baby proofing stage with Ray. This bottom shelf in our kitchen used to be home to half empty bottles of booze and random bits of pottery. Now that Ray can reach his little hands in I had to change things up and now it houses my collection of cookbooks. I've never kept them all together like this, it's so much better!

Only now we are moving house this weekend, so it's time to pack them all away again, along with everything else to be shuttled across to our new, bigger place. We've lived in our current apartment for four and a half years, and now that there's three of us we have well and truly outgrown it.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Books for the Little Ones

I've always loved giving books to kids as presents, and now I love receiving them for Ray. There are some blimmin' awesome childrens books around right now. Here are some of my favourites.

This Moose Belongs to Me, by Oliver Jeffers. We received this one as a gift from a sweet friend. Ray's a little young right now to appreciate this quirky, lovely book, but I've been enjoying it!

Amazing Babes, by Eliza Sarlos is an introduction to a whole bunch of incredible women, some of whom I'm ashamed to say I'd never heard of. I bought this for my niece Evie, and must get a copy for Ray too.

Lost Sloth, by J. Otto Seibold. I bought this one for my godson Oscar. I was cracking up as I was reading it in the store so I had to get it.

And finally, this is clearly not a book, but how cute are these lil' tooth pouches for gifts for kids? Made by the super talented Evie Barrow, you can buy through her etsy store.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Mike Perry + Broad City

I love comedies, and Broad City is my new favourite. Each episode is a hilarious delight! Also delightful is the show's opening sequence, a different one each week by designer Mike Perry.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Nineties Teen

At my parents place I came across some of my old photos and diaries and thought they were worth sharing with the whole internet. I was a teen in the nineties, so get ready for a grunge overload!!

Slacker, a defining grunge era film. I believe the film still used with this review is from the 'Madonna pap smear' scene. I haven't seen this film since it was released 20 years ago (JEEEEEZ), but I still remember that scene.

I was a massive Pearl Jam fan.

It was shocking when Kurt Cobain died, but I wasn't that sad about it, which you can tell by the 'RIP Kurt Cobain" followed by 'Yay! It's the weekend!' I went to a friends house that evening and one of the boys was hiding in the bedroom crying. We were a bit mean about that, because we were terrible immature teens. I was more upset when River Phoenix died.

One of my pals, rocking the Bjork do. So Nineties!

Lyrics to the song Super Brian Krakow, by the band Krakow, which was me and my friend Debbie.

I was also a massive Lemonheads fan.

The article says Courtney is filming an 'arty' movie, where she plays a prostitute. I think the film was Basquiat. I don't think her character was a prostitute though.

No one was cooler than Drew Barrymore in the Nineties. I mean, could any actress today get away with flashing a talkshow host, and still be the COOLEST GIRL IN THE WORLD??

Elastica !

'Nineties teen bedroom with school blazer'.

And here I am a bit later on in my room at one of my flats while at University. I rememebr those New Balance sneakers! I wore them every day.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Llama Llama

The Llama Blouse from Obus: I would like this for my Autumn wardrobe.

While everyone in the Northern hemisphere breathes a sigh of relief at the end of a tough Winter, I am rejoicing in the cool change here in Melbourne. I love these months in between the extremes of Winter and Summer, and Autumn is my absolute favourite. I love being able to layer up in tights and cardigans!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Going home

Ray and I just got back from visiting my parents in New Zealand. It was my first time home in two years, and Ray's first time on a plane (he did very well).

I drank lots of cups of tea.

And ate cheese rolls: a Southland delicacy.

My parents friend and neighbour made this adorable jersey for Ray. I can't wait for Winter so he can wear it all the time.

My Mum made pavlova and we celebrated Ray's birthday again.

My Dad went floundering.

And he smoked some salmon for me. My family are pretty into fish.

I couldn't believe how much everything had grown since I was home last. It won't be as long between visits from now on.
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