July 2nd, 2012 — 7:01pm, Comment »

In case you haven’t heard, my friend Jane’s new online store Velvet Lane is up and running here.   This is just one of the to-die-for, one-off pieces in the furniture collection.  Do you love it?  Me too.  Velvet Lane is about high quality designer fashion – 36 collections in total,  cutting edge art and furniture, home ware and luxury items.  Douglas and Hope,  Megan Park cushions,  Pedro Garcia shoes, Juliette Has a Gun fragrance, and much much more.

It’s a gorgeous site – easy to navigate, inspiring design, eye candy galore.  There’s  lots to lust after.

Remember, you saw it first at My Pink Door.

 (photos by Megan Cook)

The style queen

May 4th, 2011 — 5:55pm, 3 comments »

and stylist extraordinaire.  I am so excited to see my friend Jane’s home featured today on The Design Files.  I know you’ll want to go there to have a look, but here’s a little preview.

photos by Peta Rudd, The Design Files

Isn’t it amazing?  It’s a home with colour, compassion, courage and heart. Just like Jane.

She also has the fashion boutique Pink Inc in Canberra, situated in the very hip Lonsdale Street, Braddon.  You should visit if you can.  Send her my love and tell her I hope to pop down soon.  You could also say hello here.

PS   I said I was over decorating, not over other people decorating…

A night out

April 3rd, 2011 — 2:31pm, 5 comments »

Hot off the press … Just arrived home and thought I’d tell you about dinner while it’s fresh in my mind. My hubbie who spends his week travelling and eating out, comes home for a – well, home cooked meal – and I’m just dying to get out of the house. So tonight we ventured to our newest local – Egg Bistro in East Brisbane. Very European, Melbourne decor, I like…

Just so you know, Egg Bistro is BYO.  I was a little disappointed as I do like to try out new wine by the glass when I’m out.  There is a bottlo over the road, but it’s pretty limited.  Not to worry, I survived…

Now, can you see, well how could you not, hubby’s T-shirt?  We bought ( I made him buy) it the other weekend in Bangalow, where I want to move and own a groovy shop.   I loved the stripey, kind of tie dye look.  At the time, the teenager said, ‘cool, cool, very indie…’ However, tonight he wasn’t so sure, and I have to admit I was a little startled myself when I saw the hubby dressed for dinner. A  little dizzy, no doubt due to being faint from hunger, or the onset of a migraine. Stripes can do that to me.   His ‘look’ was also a little familiar.  I’m thinking escaped prisoner,  ‘Oh Brother Where out thou’ . (Have you seen the movie? If not, you must.)   How could I have been so wrong, the T looked so right last week?  Anyway, my beloved didn’t seem to notice that I looked anywhere but at him the entire night – just in case I threw up  (stripes can do that to me).

Anyway, the food… Our meals were delicious. I chose well – duck on lentils, red cabbage and cauliflower – and something I would never cook myself.  Unfortunately I forgot to take out my camera so I can’t show you any photos.  I did consider asking the diners at the neighbouring table if  I could photograph their meals instead, but my companions persuaded/manhandled me not to.

Teenagers… Here’s the kid who was dining out at 2 weeks old, attending cocktail parties at 6 months, asking for billy goat’s cheese at 3 years, making a mean salad dressing at 5, and at almost 15, slurps his drink like a neanderthal – no hands – in public. I rest my case.

I think this could be the last time this man is seen wearing this T-shirt.

PS  I did take a few days to actually get this post up – so it’s not technically hot off the press anymore.

PSS  Have you got a headache?

News flash – silver slippers

July 11th, 2010 — 4:15pm, 1 comment »

I must interrupt my Chinalogue with some very exciting news…

This morning my neighbour dropped over a package that she had retrieved from my front steps while we were away.  It took me a moment to figure out what it could be – something I had ordered from Etsy …  Oh yes, the vintage shoes …

I just love opening an Etsy order – they are always so beautifully wrapped, boxed and presented.  This one was no exception – thank you to Marte Marie Forsberg at Le Voyage Créatif.

I just had to take a photo …

or two …

I bloody love them!

or three …

and they go so well with my flannel PJs. Best of all they fit – like a glove – I feel like Cinderella!