18 September, 2014

Country Road Homewares



I have been shopping at Country Road for the past 20 years and 
filling my home with their platters, accessories and homewares.

I still have some of those early purchases and every year or so I add a few pieces, not that I really need them but because I can't help myself! Whenever I pop in there to check out the latest ranges there's always something there that I can't resist! They are affordable, good quality and right on trend. They suit the Australian way of life and my casual entertaining style. They are great for decorating a beach house and they've always got a 'must have' hostess essential ready for summer entertaining.

Natural textures, modern patchwork, metallics and wood elements in pastel hues of grey, lemon, mint and melon all feature in their Nordic inspired Spring 2014 homewares collection. Known for their clean and fresh designs, this season you can expect to see colorful geometric pieces, organic porcelain, textiles featuring grid patterns and herringbone prints, as well as chunky weaves and knits. 

So freshen up your home for Spring with their pretty sorbet cushions and throws
 and a bunch of fresh flowers.

Melissah xox

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17 September, 2014

Exotic Outdoor Umbrellas



Bali Style

Create your own personal garden paradise with an exotic looking outdoor sun umbrella.
 A great addition to any outdoor space, 
a garden parasol will shade you from the sun and look beautiful,
 bringing colour, style and a touch of magic to your garden or courtyard.

Great for a party or a special occasion these gorgeously adorned umbrellas will
remind you of exotic places and faraway lands.

Hunt around outdoor furniture suppliers specialising in Indian, Balinese and Moroccan furniture.
Look for ones adorned with tassels, tin hearts and coconut beads for added glamour.

Melissah xox

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16 September, 2014

My Pan Fried Calamari

Calamari is one of my favourite summertime dishes.
It looks fabulous and it's so easy to whip up
a batch of these golden, crispy rings.
They don't even need much dressing up just a squeeze of lime
and a sprinkling of sea salt.
I served this up to friends on the weekend.
A few minutes in the kitchen then I'm back on my deck 
relaxing and laughing with a Gin Fizz in hand! 

Melissah xox

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15 September, 2014

Clifftop Retreat - Mykonos


 Turquoise Resort Rport

 Rustic Provincial Style

This villa on the Greek Island of Myknonos caught by eye
because of the creative blend of styles.
Greek Island architecture is very distinctive and
 they have there own unique way of decorating ~
so when you see Cycladic architecture decorated in a French Provincial style,
it really captures your attention and imagination
and you say ...'Why not?'

Melissah xox

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14 September, 2014

Coasting Along

Casual Beach Style




I'm loving the casual, laid back look of this recycled teak.
It's robust, chunky, rustic feel is perfectly suited to a relaxed beach house.
We had teak in our least beach house and 
it suited our carefree way of life.
The kids were little and messy back then so
it's easy-care nature meant that we didn't have to be too precious with it.

Melissah xox

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