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gift idea #21: the anthro addict

gift idea #21: the anthro addict

Ok, I’ll admit up front that this is more of a “lusting for” post than a “gift ideas” post but I know I’m not the only Anthropologie addict out there so there’s a good chance somebody on your list is too. In exciting news, the […]

gift idea #20: the shopaholic

gift idea #20: the shopaholic

Shopaholics can be among the most difficult people to buy gifts for because whenever they find something the like, they buy it for themselves! Instead of trying to beat her to the store to buy that new thing she has to have, why not give […]

gift idea #19: your mother-in-law

gift idea #19: your mother-in-law

The boy’s mother arrived back in Brisbane yesterday ahead of Christmas and at brunch this morning, she revealed that living in a former-Soviet state makes it a little hard for her to buy clothes – and she hasn’t actually bought anything for two years! Buying […]

at the movies: heartbreaker

at the movies: heartbreaker

I saw the trailer for Heartbreaker (L’arnacoeur) a couple of months back when I went to see Eat, Pray, Love. I thought it looked fabulous and it even starred my favourite French actor, Romain Duris (L’auberge espagnole, Molière, Paris). The plot centres around Alex (Duris), […]

gift idea #18: the linguist

gift idea #18: the linguist

In my early 20s, I studied in Paris and I’ve been struggling to hold onto my French ever since. I have a few friends in a similar situation so I started thinking about presents that could help us out. I’m sure you’ve seen those magnetic […]

gift idea #17: the bookworm

gift idea #17: the bookworm

As a self-confessed bookworm, I often unwrap a book or ten on Christmas morning. As much as I love receiving books, I also love jewelry so it’s great to find a way to combine the two. If you have a bookworm of your own to […]

gift idea #16: your little brother

gift idea #16: your little brother

I always find my brother to be one of the hardest people to shop for at Christmas. It’s just so difficult to find something that he’ll think is cool (being the old fogy I apparently am). One approach I’ve discovered is to focus on TV […]

gift idea #15: the distant relative

gift idea #15: the distant relative

We all have those distant relatives we only see on Christmas day. Because you rarely see them, your conversations are punctuated with awkward silences and you have no idea what to give them (note to self: giving a box of chocolates five years in a […]

gift idea #14: four-legged friend

gift idea #14: four-legged friend

Yesterday I put my parents’ dogs on a plane to go join them in Canada. It’s going to be a bit of a shock for them going from balmy Brisbane to snowy Toronto so I think they’ll need a cozy Christmas present of their very […]

in the news: fashion royalty

in the news: fashion royalty

My closet crush on Kate Middleton’s clothes continues with the release of her and Wills’ adorable engagement photos. Two official photos were released earlier this week – one casual and one formal. While I love the casual one as a photo the best, I am […]

gift idea #13: sit on it

gift idea #13: sit on it

I was trawling through Etsy today looking for cool gift ideas and became quite enamoured with the fabulous designs of Alexandra Ferguson. Her recycled felt cushions look great and have sassy phrases that tell your recipient exactly what you want to say. Whether it’s a […]

lusting for: soft sakura skirt

lusting for: soft sakura skirt

With Christmas only 12 days away, I’m finally putting up my tree tonight and it has me wondering what I’ll wear on the special day for feasting, frivolity and fun. I haven’t found anything more perfect than Sleeping on Snow’s Soft Sakura Skirt. I think […]