adding some colour to my sandwiches

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Working in an office has given me great insight into what one should never bring into work for lunch. Parmesan cheese is something best left to enjoy at home, for example. A sandwich on the other hand, you can never go wrong with (ok, unless it’s curried egg. Again, best left for a special night in… alone).

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this week’s top seven creative finds

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1 | I love a good book (well, homewares book) and I love the opportunity to eat, drink and gossip. How fitting then that this awesome tea towel from Tea Towel Empire came my way this week. I love their ban on floral designs and their tongue-in-cheek approach. They have a whole world of varying text-clad tea towels, but this one has to be my favourite – love the colours!

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my top five market picks for a colourful kitchen

It’s no secret that I have a small aversion to a beige colour scheme. My kitchen lends itself to much the same aversion. If there’s one space you can splash out and be a little daring, it’s this room! So while things might be a little dreary outside this Autumn, get a little bright and happy with these market picks (and do let me know what you love).

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a rainbow of colour at opus design co, paddington

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You know you’re a home decor addict when your friends send you pictures of the inside of homewares stores, saying “you have to check out this place”. That’s exactly what happened with Opus Design Co; my friend Jess shot me a photo of the inside of the store via her iPhone and as soon as I got the chance I ran in there to take it all in. It’s like a decorative rainbow exploded, in the most awe-inspiring way possible!

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my top five market picks for a cosy autumn

Winter is but a few months away and this past week in Sydney has been rain-filled and chilly. For me, that means a state of unadulterated bliss, as I love everything about Autumn. Ok, the death of daylight savings was not welcomed, but I adore the chance to rug up, get the fingerless gloves on, eat like it’s going out of style and generally hibernate. Here are my five market picks to make that chill a little bit cuter.

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the kikki k maja and max collection

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I’ve said it numerous times; I have one foot in ‘crazy cat lady’ territory and the other is about to step in at any given moment. Being an owner of (or slave to) two cats has definitely impacted on my interior decorating choices and I am always on the lookout for cute cat accessories for my home. It was a glorious twist of fate, then, that Kikki K has just released a dog and cat collection titled Maja and Max – The Best of Friends.

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flowers, food and fun at the EQ village markets

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I’ve been ordering my groceries online lately. Advantage: I have more time of a weekend to do store tours. Downside: I don’t get my in-person food fix! A trip to the Entertainment Quarter Village Markets was about to change all that, as I wandered through this extravaganza of fresh produce, flowers and random wares. It was the start of a blossoming romance!

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the kikki K enjoy the little things collection

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It’s no secret that I’ve been obsessed with kikki K since I first wandered into the store about eight years ago. And while I’ve had a few gasp-worthy moments over their recent happiness range, I think I’ve found a new nirvana – the enjoy the litte things collection!

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the antique magic at the bronte tram

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It’s not often I wish for a red light when driving, but every time I go past The Bronte Tram I pray to the homewares gods to give me the red! When I’m lucky enough, they answer my call and I get to sit there long enough to take in the beauty that is this amazing antique, homewares and collectables store. This time around I parked the car, braced myself for oncoming heart palpitations and went on in – camera in hand.

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