Happy friday everyone. I cannot believe a week has passed since the kids and I arrived in Australia. The weather has been miserable. We caught the tail end of winter and it's been a nonstop mix of rain and wind ever since. It does gives me a good excuse to wear all my new fall items that I probably won't get to otherwise. I can't wait to share more photos of this city with you once the weather warms up enough to venture out. Hope everyone had a great week and a great night out at FNO.

accessoriesplatter.jpgI love using ordinary objects in unexpected ways. Like this three tiered afternoon tea platter, it's the perfect way to display jewelry and nail polishes that I'm currently using. 

migrationseason.jpgI took this photo the day before we left for Australia. You know it's time to migrate to warmer shores when the birds start leaving in flocks.

playingcatchup.jpgCatching up on my all time favourite magazine, Monocle. This is a great read for anyone interested in design, international affairs, culture and fashion. The July/August edition is particularly good as it ranks the top cities in the world. I do love reading about cities. 

theperfectbrew.jpgMy first coffee back in Melbourne, Australia. Although the latte art is nothing spectacular, but after living in a place where the only coffee options are Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts, this was heaven in a glass. 


Three coloured manicures are perfect for days when the sky is grey and the air is chilly. I'm loving the combination of Essie Mink Muffs (taupe), with Essie Nothing Else Metals (chrome) and Essie Nice is Nice (lavender).