A few from Kew

So, last week for my 26th Birthday, we travelled up to Kew Gardens after 10 years visiting this beautiful place.

We stopped off at Chiswick Fire station for some grub on route, another visually inspiring place if you’re into your interiors! Then walked the rest of the route to Kew.

You’d have probably guessed already but the main features I wanted to visit were the green houses. Just like last time, I was blown away by the tropical houses but my love this time round had to be the dry desert room. Think cacti galore, beautiful earthy colours and so much inspiration! I also got to see the Jade Vine up close, the most exquisite shade of jade….a real gem!

Here are a few snaps of our day! 

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Wednesday Wander

Morning!

I thought I’d try out another new series over here for you guys all about inspiring places that I’d love to visit. It could be a shop, cafe, Gallery, island…..anything that I’m currently dreaming about. So, to begin, I thought I’d start with a biggie! ….Salvation Mountain!

Now, I could just round this up and list the many different places in Palm Springs and California that I am so in love with, but I think they deserve their own little write up.

I’ve always been drawn to Salvation Mountain through photography and I think it’s mainly the mix of beautiful calming colours in a desert location as well as the wonderful message it portrays. I always feel a sense of tranquillity, completion and literal salvation whenever I see the beautiful piece of artwork by Leonard Knight, who created his masterpiece over three decades as his tribute to God and it must be 1000 times better in person.

So, yes, Salvation Mountain in my first #wednesdaywander

IMG_5369.JPG Photo by Kaya Danae who wrote about her visit to Salvation Mountain here

 

ROCK N ROLL BRIDE

It all started with an excited comment on Kat William’s instagram page when she was holidaying in a beautiful tropical paradise last year.

I’d recently come back from my honeymoon and had major wedding blues. So, seeing those tropical photographs just threw me straight back to our big day again.

Thankfully, great timing meant that Kat saw my comment and checked out my account in response. Having already posted a few of our professional couple shots from our big day on there, Kat commented on a few of my pics and asked me to submit to her beaut of a wedding mag.

If you haven’t come across Rock n Roll bride before, which I doubt, then let me explain…

Rock n roll bride is a wedding magazine and online blog filled with inspiration for current alternative brides to be and includes a whole bunch of creative inspo from real weddings through to suppliers, DIY’S and ideas towards your big day.

The main difference this mag has above the rest on the high street is its celebration of unique wedding design for those who truly want to be themselves and have fun with their day.

Rock n roll doesn’t just mean crazy cool rock chick! It’s for anyone who dares to be different and that’s why I love it!

So, a few months have now passed since that initial invitation to submit and I can proudly say that our tropical DIY wedding now sits proudly in Issue 13 which is out in stores and online NOW!

A massive thank you to Kat and her team for featuring us and for anyone who is pondering whether to submit to a magazine, read the submission details and GO FOR IT!!

While I’m here, I just want to thank all our wonderful suppliers again from our big day….

Ami Lowman of Lo & Behold– Who did all our Wedding Styling & Styling Photography!

Oana Damir – Who photographed our big day!

Karen at Vinnies Vintage Vehicles– Who drove us round in her powder blue beetle.

Carl at Carl Christian Cakes– Who made us the most beautiful 3 tier marble cake ever!

Soraya and her team at Ultraviolet- Who bought my wild protea bouquet to life!

Sarah at Rosies Vineyard– Who did all our catering and reception details!

 

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HAUS SERIES: RUG LIFE

Good Morning!

I’m back with a new #hausseries all about the rug life! For those decor enthusiasts like myself, you’ll probably all agree that a rug can have a big impact on your space.

Whether its a flat rug, thick pile, shaggy, modern, traditional, abstract, oriental, vintage; a rug can be a statement maker, space filler, grubby carpet cover and overall killer item!

I didn’t choose the rug life, the rug life chose me. Here’s my top finds this season…

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