this week’s top seven creative finds

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1 | I’ve raved on and on about my love for Stone Inspired coasters before – and when I saw they were having a sale on these scrabble-inspired ones this week, I just had to grab a few. This ‘D’ is a pressie for my Mum and I just love the simplicity of the design. Typography is such an easy way to personalise your space – and what better way than on a coaster?!

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so I just discovered koskela (omfg!)

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I must start this post with an apology; Koskela, I’m sorry it took me so long to discover you. However, now that I’ve experienced the magic of your store, I’m declaring my love for you and intend to serenade you with that John Mayer song, Your Body is a Wonderland. Because, truly, that’s how I feel after having walked around the space last weekend. Creatives, have a medic on standby for this store tour. It’s colourful, it’s quirky and it’s a whole lotta lovely!

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this week’s top seven creative finds

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1 | I got invited for an exclusive store tour of Papaya in Mosman at the weekend and had a stunning time snapping their wares. What might surprise you is how many cute toys they have for kids (or big kids who love a playful home!). My fave creatures had to be these plush bunnies – hanging out in a basket by the Papaya courtyard. Store tour pics coming this week!

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a chat with tv garden guru charlie albone

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The foolproof recipe for a successful home makeover show requires one part host, one part interior designer and one part guru for all things garden. Landscaper Charlie Albone is the latter in this equation. His expertise in the outdoor arena are unparalleled, and contrary to what a lot of us think when it comes to these shows, Charlie actually does the hard work. I caught up with him to discuss all things Selling Houses Australia, being a dad and life outside of the show.

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a chat with tough love tv host andrew winter

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Ever since Selling Houses Australia premiered in 2008 I have found Andrew Winter, the tough love host who isn’t backward in coming forward, to be the hilarious backbone of the show. While his real estate knowledge is unbeatable, I find his first impressions – where he tells home owners the truth about their property – to be the standout segments of the show. I caught up with the no-nonsense patriarch of the award-winning Lifestyle Channel series to discuss real estate, living in Australia and what really happens behind the scenes on SHA.

this week’s top seven creative finds

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1 | Mother’s Day has just been and gone and this year I was well prepared. I sourced this gorgeous little Rifle Paper Co card from the best place for books and stationery in Sydney – Pentimento in Newtown – along with the a few pressies from the area. I love the font and florals combination here and so did Mumma Creative, so it was a win-win all round!

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mother’s day markets at the grounds

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It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of The Grounds of Alexandria. I’ve shown you just how breathtaking this venue is before on my garden tour. So when I caught word that they were putting on Mother’s Day markets, well, it kicked my excitement levels into overdrive and of course, I had to check it out. From flowers to food to farm animals – it was all there – and I snapped it like a fiend for your viewing pleasure!

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tips for getting your herb garden going

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Now it’s no secret that I’m a tad garden challenged. I do love to buy plants for my courtyard, but I seldom seem to be able to keep them alive. I am tinkering with the idea, though, of a herb garden this winter. Naturally, I turned to foodie, blogger extraordinaire and more importantly – skilled gardner – Melanie from The Adventures of Miss Piggy, to give me some tips on how to get my herb garden going.

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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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snapping the beauty at terrace outdoor living

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I first came across Terrace Outdoor Living courtesy of their pop-up store at the Supa Centre Moore Park. I was a little saddened to hear they were closing down until I realised their flagship store in Woollahra housed everything that their pop-up store did – and then some! I took to this Eastern Suburbs haven for all this green and outdoors and snapped my fave pieces!

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