Monday, 31 August 2015

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday my friends! 

I hope your weekends where as relaxing and enjoyable as mine. Over the weekend we cooked, went to the movies, caught up with friends, played tennis and enjoyed some time at home. It was the perfect two-day break from real life! 

However now that the weekend is over 'sigh' lets jump into my favourite fashion finds! 

Ok these new Seed Heritage sandals are darling. I bought a pair last week and fell in love straight away. Check out all Seed shoes here.

I bought this Michael Kors satchel at the beginning of the season and it has seriously changed my life. It is the perfect size and even fits my laptop. The colour is gorgeous and the leather is super soft. Check out all Michael Kors bags here. 

A few people asked where these pants (featured on my Instagram) were from. These babies are Seed Heritage, they are super comfy and look great on. You can find them here. 

Finally every girls needs a simple silver watch. Marc by Marc Jacobs does great basic timepieces, all reasonably priced. You can find this one here. 

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday ladies! 

Lou xxx 

Friday, 28 August 2015

Weekly wrap-up!

Happy Friday Ladies! 

The weekend is so close I can smell it and I can't wait! This weekend I will be catching up with friends, cooking and catching up on work (in my pjs of course)! Here is what I have been up to this week and what I am loving right now. 

This week we headed to PawPaw Cafe for family lunch. These halloumi tacos where seriously amazing and an all round crowd pleaser. 

The interiors of the cafe are also gorgeous. Great food and beautiful interiors, whats not to love! 

With just over two months until we leave for Vietnam, I am in full on planning mode! The more research I do, the more excited I get. There is so much still to plan and organise. But I know as soon as we land it will all be worth it! 

This weekend I am baking this white chocolate cheesecake with pistachio base. It is a family favourite in our house and is dangerously delicious. (Recipe will be up in 'recipes I love' next week) 

I am love love loving Phebe Starr's music at the moment. It is constantly on repeat on my iPhone and I will definitely be dancing in the kitchen to 'Alone with you' as I cook this weekend! 

Lastly something to remember this weekend and always! 

Have a great weekend my loves! 

Lou xxx

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Lemon- Blueberry Twist Popsicles

Hello hello everyone! 

In celebration of all the hot weather we are experiencing here at the moment, I have decided to share one of my favourite summer recipes with you. This weeks recipe is Lemon-Blueberry twist popsicles. Yummy! There are seriously simple to make and the perfect summer treat! 

You will need 

15-ounce can  

6-ounce cups  
custard-style lemon yogurt 

whole milk 


  1. Drain the can of blueberries, reserving the juice. Set aside 1/3 cup of the blueberries. In a blender, puree the remaining berries and 1 tablespoon of the juice until smooth. Fold in the reserved berries.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt and milk. In pop molds or paper cups, alternately layer 2 rounded tablespoons of the yogurt mixture and 1 tablespoon of the blueberry mixture. Swirl with a knife.
  3. Cover and freeze until firm. (About 3 hours)
  4. Serve to family and friends! 

See you all tomorrow for the weekly wrap-up! 
Lou xxx

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Grace's Table by Sally Piper

Hello my lovely friends!

For this weeks well-read Wednesday I am reviewing Grace's Table by Sally Piper. Sally lived in the UK for almost ten years before returning to my own home town in Australia to complete her creative writing degree at my alma mater and write 'Grace's Table.' I was really excited to read the works of a local writer and the book didn't disappoint. 

Grace's Table centres around the gathering of a distant family who's past hasn't always been pleasant. Both good and bad memories come flooding back to the family members highlighting cracks in the foundation of their relationships. However this book also celebrates the extraordinary bond that families share and resilience of the human spirit. 

"This moving and often funny novel dissects the lives of women over three generations, explores the pull and power of memory and celebrates the triumph of endurance." - Good Reads 

I read this book while on holidays last christmas and thoroughly enjoyed it! Grace's table will make you laugh, reminisce and leave you in awe of the force that is family. You can purchase it here. 

Lou xxx

Tuesday, 25 August 2015


Good Morning Everyone! 

This weeks travel post is all about Switzerland! Switzerland has to be one of my all time favourite travel destinations. I have visited a few times before but our last trip was especially memorable.  Surrounded by France, Italy, Austria and Germany, Switzerland is a small but stunning land locked country with views that will leave you breathless. 

Because Switzerland is famously 'Neutral' there are four native languages including french, Italian, german and Romansh. 

This was the view from our hotel room in Wengen. Not a bad way to wake up! 
During my past visits I have stayed in both Wengen and Lauterbrunnen. Both gorgeous spots with a variety of accommodation options suitable for every budget. 

An absolute must do when visiting Switzerland is a visit to the top of the Jungfraujoch or (Jungfau for short). Home to the highest railway station in Europe and located 3,545 meters about sea level, the Jungfrau provides you with uninterrupted views of all four surrounding countries as well as the spectacular swiss landscape. 

Covered in snow all year round the Jungfrau is home to a vast amount of activities (all subjective to weather conditions) that will keep the kids (and energetic adults) busy all day long! They include, skiing, sledding, tubing, iceskating and even zip lining. There is an ice sculpture museum for the kids and even a restaurant. 

 The Junfrau has something for everyone and was a big highlight of our trip. 

The day was completed with an introduction to this gorgeous newfound- land bear dog. This guy just happens to like riding the train up and down the swiss mountains with his owners while making friends with tourists. By the looks of this picture he too had a great day visiting the Jungfrau! 

So there you have it! Switzerland is an absolute must when visiting Europe. No matter the season this pint sized country will take your breath away with its natural beauty whilst securing a place in your travel-heart forever! 

Lou xxx 

Monday, 24 August 2015

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday Everyone! 

I hope you all had a great weekend! To start off the week I am sharing my favourite fashion finds. These are a few things I have bought lately and love. 

I bought this H&M wool hat while we where in Europe earlier this year and I love it. For only $29.95 it is great quality, the perfect travel accessory and also looks super cute with a shift dress and booties. You can find it here. 
I love my new Seed Heritage Tencel Shorts. I am super excited to wear these beauties as soon as it is warm enough! Check them out here. 

I posted a pic of this gorgeous Samantha Wills necklace on my Instagram yesterday (you can see it here). I am totally in love with this piece, it looks great with jeans and a tee but can also dress up a more formal outfit. The perfect accessory. Check it out here. 
For basics like this black and white stripped tee you simply can't look past H&M. At $9.95 this t-shirt is a steal and will last you throughout the season. This one can be found here. 

And thats my favourite fashion finds for the week. See you all tomorrow! 

Lou xxx

Friday, 21 August 2015

Weekly Wrap-up!

Happy Friday Y'all! 

I am looking forward to a quite weekend catching up with friends, family and unfortunately some work. Sigh! Oh well here is what I have been up to this week and what I am loving right now. 

I received this super cute card from a friend the other day and had to share it with you. Fox and Beau are the creators of this gorgeous cards and equally define invitations.  Check out their online store here.

Next up, my OPI colour of the week - Birthday Babe. Although it isn't my birthday :(  this is one of my favourite colours and is guaranteed to bring some cheer to your week! You can find it here. 

I am in love with my new Seed Heritage Broderie Lace Top. I am wearing as I type this and plan to show it off to friends and family this weekend! You can find it here. 

Finally I am obsessing over my new Kikki K Travel Journal. Not only is it the perfect place to write down memories from your trip but it is also a great planning tool. I am using mine at the moment to plan out Vietnam trip which is coming up soon. You can find this one and tones of cute stationary here. 

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! See you Monday for my favourite fashion finds. 

Lou xxx 

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Caramel stuffed choc-chip cookies!

Morning Everyone! 

This weeks recipe is a new one for me but is quickly becoming a favourite. I tried this recipe out for the first time on the weekend and family and friends went nuts over these cookies. They are super easy to make and are dangerously delicious. I know you will love them as much as I do! 

You will need 
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (12 oz) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 block of caramel centred chocolate, broken into pieces 
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl combine flour, soda, and salt. Mix well with wire whisk and set aside.
  • In the large bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl with an electric hand mixer) blend sugars at medium speed. Add butter and mix to form a grainy paste, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add eggs and vanilla extract, and mix at medium speed until just blended. Do not over mix.
  • Add the flour mixture and blend at low-speed until mixed. When completely mixed, add chocolate chips and blend or stir in with wooden spoon until fully incorporated.
  • Scoop out balls of dough a spoonful at a time. Flatten each ball into a disk in your palm and place a caramel in the center. Fold up dough around the caramel so the candy is fully covered by cookie dough. Place seam-side down onto a cookie sheet lined with silpat (or lightly greased with butter). Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

See you tomorrow for the weekly wrap-up! 

Lou xxx 

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Yes Please! by Amy Poehler

Happy Wednesday Everyone! 

This weeks book review is all about Amy Poehler's new book Yes Pleas! Not only is she a Saturday night live legend, movie and tv star, but she can now add New York Times best selling author to her resume.

 Amy's new book Yes Please! is a funny, emotional and honest insight to the highs and lows of her life as well as a detailed look at her diverse and successful career. From motherhood to marriage Amy's book will make you laugh, cry and laugh some more.

This book is a great read if you are looking for something to brighten your week or just want something lighthearted! I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it to any 21st century woman! 

You can purchase Yes Please! here. Happy reading y'all! 

Lou xxx

Tuesday, 18 August 2015


Morning Everyone! 

This weeks travel post is all about Venice! We travelled to the floating city in September last year and had the most wonderful time.  Venice is not only visually stunning, but is filled with a vibrant culture, fascinating history and some damm good food! So here is our Venice trip! 

We arrived into the city via boat, which I think is a beautiful way to enter. It also allows you to gage a better sense of where you are. If you have been to venice you will know it is a total maze,(with 118 small islands all connected by bridges) so having so sense of direction from the get go is a great start. 

What a gorgeous way to arrive in a new city after a long flight! 

A walk through Piazza San Marco is a must. The architecture is truly breath taking! 

We visited Venice in late September and it was wonderful. There where few tourists and the weather was great! As you can probably guess Venice floods pretty easily (being a group of islands and all) so rain can make Venice pretty miserable. Luckily we experienced nothing but sunshine this trip and it was warm enough to not need a jacket! Perfect traveling weather! 

 The top of Il Padrone Bell Tower. I mean seriously look at that view!

We took a mandatory tourist Gondola ride through the city and where lucky enough to have a gondolier who was very insightful about the cities history and geography. 

Last but not least - Food! My goodness Venice certainly delivers on the food front! From Pasta to Pizza to Gelato Venice has it all! I swear I would move to Italy just for the food alone. 

Overall I fell head over heels for Venice and know you will as well! 
Have a beautiful day and see you all tomorrow for Well-read Wednesdays! 

Lou xxx 

Monday, 17 August 2015

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday Ladies! 

I hope you all had wonderful weekends filled with food family and friends! 
I have decided to post about my favourite fashion finds on Mondays from now on. Things that I love, or have just purchased and think you should all check out. So here we go! 

Firstly my Seed Heritage heel sandals. I bought these at the beginning of the season and wear them constantly. They are great with jeans or a cute shift dress and they only cost $80! Win! 

I haven't seen this style in stores in the last few week however all Seed Heritage shoes are gorgeous, so have a look here. 

Next is my new bangle from Taju. They have a huge online store which also stocks clothes but their jewellery is my favourite. They are super cute pieces, inexpensive and make great gifts. 

Check out their stuff here.

Finally new gorgeous new Peter Alexander - Love Art Silk Sleep Tee. This is so super comfy and is also ridiculously pretty. Seriously I want to wear it as causal clothing! 

All Peter Alexander PJ'S are soft, long wearing and look beautiful. I usually leave the store with more than one bag and more pyjamas than I will ever be able to wear! Check out this sleep tee and more PJ'S here. 

Hope you like my latest fashion finds. Here's to a great week ladies! 
Lou  xxx

Friday, 14 August 2015

Weekly Wrap-up !

Happy Friday Everyone! 

Thank goodness the weekend is nearly here! After a very long week I am looking forward to doing a whole lot of nothing over the next few days! Here is what I have been up to this week and what I am loving right now! 

I love love love my new Seed Heritage - Frill Dipped Tee. It comes in white as well as black (I bought one of each!) It is soft, comfy and looks great on. What can I say I love anything Seed Heritage. Check out this shirt here. 

My nail color this week is Alpine Snow by OPI. You can pick it up here for just 7 bucks! 

Wednesday was a public holiday here, so a few friends and I headed to the annual races. Aka an excuse to dress up and drink champaign! My dress was from Finders Keepers the label. There stuff is gorgeous, elegant and simple. Click here to view their current line. 
Finally a little bit of inspiration for your Friday! I saw this the other day and had to share it with you all.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! 

Lou xxx

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Coriander-crumbed Lamb Cutlets


This weeks recipe is super simple and totally delicious! A perfect mid week meal when you are shot on time but looking for something a little more exotic than take-out. It is Bill Granger's Coriander- Crumbed Lamb Cutlets! Yum'o! 

You will need 

  • cup plain flour 
  • tablespoons milk 
  • eggs
  • cups fresh breadcrumbs
  • large handful fresh parsley, chopped
  • tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • teaspoon finely grated lemon zest 
  • teaspoon ground cumin
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 12 French-trimmed lamb cutlets or rib chops
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Herbed Yogurt (to serve) 

  • Method 
  • Add the flour to a shallow dish. In a separate shallow dish, lightly beat the milk and eggs. In a third dish, toss together the breadcrumbs, parsley, cilantro, lemon zest, and cumin, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Dip the lamb cutlets into the flour, then in the beaten egg and finally into the breadcrumbs.

  • Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Panfry the cutlets in batches, until they are golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer the lamb cutlets to a warm platter and serve with the herbed yoghurt.

    I hope you loves these as much as my family and I do! 
    Lou xxx
  • Wednesday, 12 August 2015

    Man Repeller by Leandra Medine

    Morning everyone! 

    This weeks week-read Wednesday is all about the genius that is Leandra Medine. Having found worldwide success through her blog 'Man Repeller' Leandra decided to further enlighten her devoted readers with her humorous antics and quirky fashion in a book of the same title. Thus 'Man Repeller' (the book) was released in 2013. 

    Leandra not only understands the minefield that is the modern dating world, whilst exploring fashion hits and misses but begs the question, what the heck are men actually looking for in the 'perfect woman'?  

    This is a great read, which will make you laugh out loud, shudder in sympathy and remind you that women are amazing, funny and strong no matter their relationship status. I loved this book and hope you will enjoy it too!

    Lou xxx