Friday, July 30, 2010

Got the blues

Well, I've got the post-holiday blues & the rainy, dark, cloudy day blues, but other than that I'm pretty peachy. I never stay blue for long. I'm a super positive person & always find a way to make things seem brighter. But I do find that every time I get back from a holiday I get restless & feel a little blue about life going back to that daily grind...
Here are a few pretty blue pics to perhaps take away my blues.

Image from Malmaison

Above 2 images from Update Interiors

Image from here

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Image from Country Living

Image found at Stylejunkiejournal originally from

Feelin' chirpier already!

~ Clare x

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Vegas Neon Boneyard Sesh. on Rock 'n Roll Bride

Ok, so it seems that after being home from Vegas for a week and a half, I'm still not over it. Vegas is still in my system and I'm dreaming of going back.

So.... I was very excited to come across Jessica & John's "Vegas Neon Boneyard" photo session on Rock 'n Roll Bride. This has got to be one of the best day-after-the-wedding photo shoots I've ever seen. This amazing photography comes from Love Me Do Photography.

Photography by Love Me Do

I'm so in love with this photo shoot, I wish I got married in Vegas hahaha!

For more kick ass rockin' weddings be sure to check out Rock 'n Roll Bride. Kat Williams has a nack for finding the coolest wedding shoots ever. For more uniquely stunning photos check out Love Me Do Photography. A big thanks to Carina & Amanda for allowing me to post their photos on Looking Glass and also to Kat for allowing my re-blog!

~ Clare x

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


This would have to be one of my favourite movies EVER! I could watch it over & over again. I love every little thing about this film, Amelie's quirky personality, Jean-Pierre Jeunet's way of capturing the little idiosyncrasies of each & every character, Audrey Tautou's mesmerising performance... I even love the soundtrack by Yann Tiersen.

Today I came across this Amelie inspired wedding photo shoot at Nonpareil Magazine. Don't you think these whimsical images capture the essence of Amelie perfectly? I do!

"Without you, today's emotions would be the scurf of yesterday's."

"A woman without love wilts like a flower without sun."

All images from Nonpareil Magazine

"Amélie is a shy young woman with a pronounced taste for all life's small pleasures : immersing one's hand in a sack of grain, cracking the crust of a crème brulée with the back of a teaspoon or skipping stones on the Canal St-Martin."

What are your favourite small pleasures in life?
~ Clare x

Monday, July 26, 2010

A Country European Holiday...

...just outside of... Sydney?

Today I'm introducing you to Woodbyne a "small European style country Hotel offering fine accommdation in the heart of the green rolling hills of South Coast, New South Wales."  

I haven't been here but I came across this beautiful place through Country Style magazine & fell in love with these images...

Aren't the gardens magical?

Inside looks perfect too...

All images by Woodbyne

O'Keeffes Lane
Jaspers Brush via Berry
Ph: 61 2 44486200

~ Clare x

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Patricia Stewart Design

The weekend is almost over unfortunately, but I made the most of mine & packed in as much as possible. Friday night I saw Long Day's Journey Into Night at Sydney Theatre Company starring Robyn Nevin & William Hurt. I had an amazing seat & could see the tears on Robyn Nevin's cheeks! She was phenomenal, I couldn't take my eyes off her. A truly brilliant actress. 

Saturday I had brunch & shopping with friends and then went to Linda's birthday party which had an 80's theme, plenty of crazy outfits there! 

Today I slowed down & had a lazy lunch with friends, a favourite thing for me on a Sunday. Now it's evening & there's a storm outside, so I'm sitting by the heater & drooling over some cosy pictures, perfect for this weather. Here are some images from Patricia Stewart Design.

All images from Patricia Stewart Design

I wish I could jump inside these images like Mary Poppins does with those paintings....

~ Clare x

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Birthday Setting

On the weekend it was my sister's birthday. We had a simple bbq dinner with the family. Great food, wine & desserts made this intimate birthday occasion special and festive.

I thought I would share some pictures of the table setting my Mum put together (with my help). Simple yet pretty!  She picked the roses from her garden.

All photos by me

Nearly Friday - yay!

~ Clare x