Travel essentials one

When I travel abroad, there are a few staples I buy that help me better understand the country I’m visiting. One of them is a Lonely Planet guide and the other is Vogue magazine. First stop during transit was Germany and the issue was incredible. I can’t find a place to scan these images so I’m taking photos, you still get the idea. This was my favourite editorial in the mag.

MINXY for sure!

In the age of “I want it NOW” when everything is so instantaneous and at your fingertips the second after you think it, why is it that we still seem to be spending large portions of our time waiting?

How much fun would a beauty shoot with these be?!

I’m currently waiting for MINX nails to make their shiny and sparkly way to Perth. Until then I’ll just have to wait and covet…

What’s Dine for Life you ask?…

This is a passion project I started in 2009 and officially launched on the 25th May 2010. The premise is to create a simultaneous dining experience across Perth’s top restaurants followed by an after party at a secret location to close off the night’s festivities.

Dine for Life is a fundraising project with many layers. First and foremost we host these events to raise funds for local charities whose voices aren’t as loudly heard as other well established and popular charities. Second, we saw a gap in the social culture of Perth during the week. All over the world and even the Eastern states, people are out in cafes, restaurants, bars Monday to Sunday. Why Perth remains so sleepy midweek was always an issue for us as we were regularly out closing off our days in a restaurant with no-one around. And lastly but as importantly, we wanted to support local business and other entrepreneurs that shared similar values to those we espoused within our own businesses and companies.

This all came to a head at the Dine for Life launch that saw us raise $12,000 for The Global Good Foundation (a WA based charity created to support those affected by domestic violence). Some amazing restaurants hosted the dinners and at the end everyone came to the after party location that was disclosed on the night. Food, wine, cocktails and a divine dessert were devoured throughout the night and the celebrations carried on well past the official close of the evening.

The next event is going to launch summer on December 1.

For more information visit us at

The menu and after party invitation for the guests at their restaurant.

The divine dessert & cocktail pairing by Cocktail Gastronomy at the after party held at 1907 Bar.

Dine for Life founders, Natasha & I.

All images by Heather @ Red Images.

Centro Galleria catalogue chosen as finalist!

This Centro Galleria catalogue, produced by brainCELLS and worked on by a fabulous team has been selected as a finalist for this year’s Australian Catalogue Awards! Go team!

So hot right now…

Loving what’s going on in fashion and beauty right now. So much inspiration to choose from, so many different looks that can help you express the mood you’re in or the vibe you’re putting out there on any particular day.

A couple of my personal beauty faves right now…

The strong lip. Love this look from the Dior show, a bright lip in the dead of winter…HOT! This look will never go out of style.

Dying over the gray/blue rinse/silver tones through the hair! Whoda thought? I remember seeing Kristen McMenamy in a Vogue shoot almost 15 months ago with long silver toned hair and thought ‘omg this looks amazing’ thinking it was her actual hair.