Month: October 2015

The Dick Whittington Tavern – Interiors By White Chalk

The Dick Whittington Tavern – Interiors By White Chalk

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This month we were lucky enough to be featured in the commercial online magazine Total Venue.

It is one of our recent commercial designs and we love it….

Click the link below to read all the details..


Clarins Self Tan – Radiance Plus Golden Glow

Clarins Self Tan – Radiance Plus Golden Glow


I think I may be bordering on tan-orexic…

You know…when you think you’re never quite brown enough…but everybody is telling you that you most definitely are?

I’ll admit I am a little obsessed with self tanners.

Ok. I’ll admit I am a lot obsessed with self tanners.

I have a cupboard full of tanning creams, foams, gels, sprays, mitts, aftersun, before sun, during sun and everything in between. I may even consider myself somewhat of an expert in the self tanning field!

So when this little bottle of liquid gold appeared in my hand recently, (thanks Mum) I was intrigued.


What it is:
A skin booster to be mixed with your day and night cream for a radiant, sunkissed glow.

What it is formulated to do:
Three drops to sunkissed skin. This is the first ever self-tanning innovation from the Clarins laboratories. From sunkissed to sun-drenched, simply mix with your regular day or night cream to gradually develop natural-looking, beautifully bronzed skin. Golden Glow Booster’s 99.8 percent natural formula combines natural DHA and erythrulose with aloe vera extract to help preserve skin’s softness while giving your complexion a healthy-looking glow.

What else you need to know:
Golden Glow Booster must be mixed with moisturizer—never use straight from the bottle. You may resemble an Oomp-Loompa. And remember… wash your hands.

It’s actually marketing genius. The bottle is cute and bronzey and because its so small (15mm) it gives the impression it must be a very powerful elixir!

And,  you ‘customise’ how many drops you add, so you feel like you are more in control of your level of tan. But in reality, we can just spray more, or foam more if we want a deeper tan the old fashioned way with the regular products.

I used it for the first time in the AM. You know how by the end of a working day you can look a little washed out and tired? Well, this booster quietly kicks in around noon and slowly  washes you with some sun kissed glow. Thus, reducing the need to touch up makeup, and you look a whole lot fresher.

Overall, I liked it.

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RRP is $35 and available from Sephora, David Jones, Myer and Mecca.

Treat yourself and give it a shot….


Baubles For Your Ears…

Baubles For Your Ears…

Spring has certainly sprung.

Social gatherings and events have picked up their pace.

There are 10 more Fridays until Christmas.

Ok. Now Breathe and take a look at these beautiful sparkly creations I recently found at an online store called The Accessory Concierge.

They have the perfect sparkling little baubles to glamourize any outfit.

Think.. Summer Nights, Spring Racing Carnivals, Christmas Parties and Functions.

I picked up a few trinkets for myself, all in the name of research…and now I must patiently wait for them to arrive.

Half the fun is the waiting, then forgetting you bought something, then the parcel arriving, then getting excited again…A double treat!


Accessory concierge

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Click this link to go direct to their website :

Halcyon House…

Halcyon House…

Travelling, hand in hand with design, inspires me, motivates me, propels me forward, I swear it makes me a better person! …and sometimes I choose a destination based on one ‘must see’ item.

It could be a restaurant fit-out, a fashion store design, a boutique hotel lobby or even a house that I may have seen on Instagram or social media. I adore turning fantasy into reality and my life is pretty much based on this theory.

Enter stage right – Halcyon House.


Halcyon House is located in Cabarita Beach, New South Wales, Australia and was the brainchild of sisters Elisha and Siobhan Bickle. The girls purchased the property when it was the The Hideaway Motel.  At that time the idea was to turn it into a family beach house, according to Vogue Living who profiles the hotel and restaurant in the July/August 2015 issue. Instead they turned it into a 21-room hotel that evokes the feeling of a 1960’s beach motel with a modern interpretation.

Upon landing on a recent family vay-cay in Surfers Paradise, Qld, we made a sharp right turn out of Coolangatta Airport, and headed due South to Cabarita, with full intent on seeing this magnificent property in real time, and determine if it stacks up to all of the hype.

That would be a solid Yes.

It evokes chic Hollywood Glamour, but in a refined beachy Miami Keys kind of way. Bleached white buildings, striped navy and white detail everywhere, old school pink and blue bikes parked out the front for beach boardwalk rides, and the sound of the gentle waves rolling in.

The restaurant, Paper Daisy has a menu to die for. But it ain’t cheap. However, the food was fresh and quite magnificent and service was brilliant. And the Rose was chilled just right.

Think… Palm Springs. 1965

Imagine… The Classic Hamptons Style.  With a twist.

Daydream… The Bahamas. Necker Island.

Halcyon House is the boutique hotel you go to when you are wanting to step back in time and remember Summer Holidays passed. Old school. Create new memories.

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