Scenes of Boston: My first snowstorm

Scenes of Boston: My first snowstorm

Like most Bostonians this morning, I had fun strolling around the empty streets checking out the effects of snowstorm Nemo. I moved to the US from Australia last winter, which I have been told was not a ‘proper’ winter so today was my first experience with the legendary Boston snow. I’ll admit though my first … Continue reading

A Travel Must: Storm Watching in Tofino

A Travel Must: Storm Watching in Tofino

Tofino, an isolated rainforest and coastline town, located on the western corner of Vancouver Island is best known in summer as the place to be for serious surfers.  The winter recreational sport in Tofino is storm watching from the comfort of your hotel with a glass of champagne. I chose to do the winter option. … Continue reading

10 clever ways to reuse old glass jars

10 clever ways to reuse old glass jars

So now that you know how to clean off those old spaghetti jars, now you can put them into good use! Here are some of the ways that I love using my old jars… Never buy flower vases again! Bring some vintage style to your bouquet with old glass jars. Storing random knick-knacks like buttons, … Continue reading

Top 5 Etsy Gift Ideas of the Month

Top 5 Etsy Gift Ideas of the Month

With Easter coming up I thought it would be a great excuse to put together an etsy gift guide. I can see myself doing this quite a lot because I got that satisfied feeling that you get after a day of great shopping without the guilt of spending anything.  That said however whenever I have … Continue reading

Dress for the Oscars, Vintage Style

Dress for the Oscars, Vintage Style

My ‘best dressed’ nomination for the Oscars goes hands down to Jean Dujardin with his effortlessly chic French style and elegance. Of course second in line goes to George Clooney who can never put a foot wrong in the style department. If I were invited to the Oscars I would be wearing this Les Bernard … Continue reading

2012 Easter Cards from Rifle Paper Co

2012 Easter Cards from Rifle Paper Co

My favorite holiday is around the corner, Easter. Unlike my frustration at department stores putting up Christmas decorations early, for me Easter eggs can’t come into the stores fast enough. Why is it that chocolate tastes better in Easter egg form? Check out these cute Easter cards from our favorite store Rifle Paper Co. The … Continue reading

DIY: Chic vintage art on the cheap

DIY: Chic vintage art on the cheap

It’s so easy to give your home some vintage flair. You can take anything from antique postcards to vintage sheet music and make a beautiful piece of framed art for your abode. And you don’t need to spend more than $15 to do so. Plenty of antique stores offer stacks and stacks of artistic possibilities … Continue reading

My favorite things: Antique postcards

My favorite things: Antique postcards

This lovely gem was found at Pickering Wharf Antiques Gallery, an awesome antique store located just north of Boston in the very historical town of Salem. If you can’t make it out the message, here it is: “It is very warm here today. We went in to N.Y. yesterday and nearly roasted. We visited the Aquarium … Continue reading

DIY Project: Mason Jar Chandeliers

DIY Project: Mason Jar Chandeliers

One of the first Americanisms I embraced was the book club, a great place to chill out, drink wine, eat cheese and mull over a range of topics, besides the book. Discussion at my last book club meeting turned to mason jars, when my friend mentioned what a great blue and white Mason jar chandelier … Continue reading