Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Princess & the Pea

I've been having sleepless nights lately & I'm just not sure why... sometimes lying awake until 5am without so much as a wink! I never used to be like this, I was always a good sleeper. I'm pretty sure over the weekend that I looked just like the Princess & the Pea above. In fact I probably still look like that!!

Now to figure out what my "pea" is that's keeping me from my beauty sleep...

~ Clare x

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Honeymoon in Greece

Spring is finally here in Sydney, the weather is warm, the sun is shining... which got me thinking about sunny holidays. I started reminiscing over photos of past holidays and decided to share my photos of beautiful Greece. My honeymoon was in 2007 and we spent a week in Paris and then 3 weeks in Greece. I have already shared my Paris photos here.


There's me, feeling very minuscule against the Temple of Poseidon



All images property of Looking Glass

I hope you enjoyed a little trip to Greece today!
For a couple of my favourite holiday snaps, see my first ever blog post here.
For a quick trip to Italy, see here.
For any readers who have never been to Sydney, Australia, see a few pics I took on a harbour stroll here.

Have a great weekend!

~ Clare x

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Whimsical Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

Isn't this 4 year old birthday tea party just fanciful? Dann found it over at Imprintables and sent it to me. I couldn't help but share, it's just delightful!

How stunning is that mirror?

I wonder how they did the chairs? They look great and the kids could colour on them!

Images from Imprintables
Table Design by Hello Naomi

~ Clare x

Monday, September 20, 2010

August: Osage County


Yesterday I saw Steppenwolf Theatre's extraordinary production of "August: Osage County" at Sydney Theatre Company. I was left speechless. What an outstanding cast! What an outstanding play! Written by Tracy Letts, it was said to be in the tradition of Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller, so I knew right away that I was going to like it but.... wow! Each performance was mind blowing and the set... just look at it...

This photo just doesn't do it justice. Every time I sat down (there were 2 intermissions as it's 3 hours & 15 minutes long) I was mesmerised by this three story Southern country house and every little piece of furniture or prop within it. The sound was perfect too, so chilling in parts. 

For such a dark play, it was so funny at the same time that I simply did not notice how long the production was and I didn't want it to end. I cried, I laughed. The performances were so amazing that I felt so invested in many of the characters. It's very easy to see why this is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 

If you live in Sydney or anywhere that this production is coming to, I suggest you go see it. Highly recommended. If I'm ever in Chicago, I'll definitely be heading to the Steppenwolf Theatre to see some brilliant theatre.

~ Clare x

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Collette Dinnigan's Home

Iconic Australian fashion designer, Collette Dinnigan, is selling her 1880's restored sandstone home in Paddington, Sydney. I believe this is my dream home...

Look at this kitchen opening out to the pool area...sigh....

The chandeleir, the table, those chairs, the little French doors... all perfect!

All images from Domain but originally found at My Sweet Prints

A girl can dream right? 
As the White Queen said "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." ~ Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll.
...And I haven't had my breakfast yet...

~ Clare x

Friday, September 17, 2010

Ice Cream Parlour Party

Yum! Was the first word that sprang to mind when I caught sight of these delightful pictures at Eat Drink Chic.

Images from Eat Drink Chic

Be sure to check out Amy's blog for lots of free printable labels such as these from the Ice Cream Parlour Party:

All Images from Eat Drink Chic

Happy Friday everyone!

~ Clare x

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Just because...

Image from here

I keep seeing this advertisement for Domayne and I just love this image so much that I had to share. I wish this was a room in my home. Except perhaps with the lounge the correct way up :-)

Nearly the weekend!

~ Clare x