Friday Flights of Fancy

Image credit: Typoe’s ‘Confetti Death’ via Visual News

♥ This woman has a SERIOUS case of Bridezilla-itis. Is she for real? “if you think by affordable its going to be a $25 forever 21 dress then your going to the wrong wedding”. Amazing.

Wonderful quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The man is a legend.

Dancers among us is very, very cool – love the reaction of the people in the background in some of these shots!

Biggest tattoo spelling fails – how does this actually happen? Did all of these tattoos happen before the days of smart phones? I don’t understand!

What fashion week really looks like. So funny to see this behind the scenes look, and testimony to how amazing some photographers are!

All very light and fun today – some Friday jollies for you 🙂 Does that sounds rude?

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy a bit of extra sleep and time to dream. Loving the extra light daylight savings is bringing us here in Melbourne, very good for the mood and I seem to get more done when the days are longer. Hope to bring you a couple of posts over the weekend, so check back.

L xx


Friday Flights of Fancy

Photo credit: The Gingham Owl on Etsy

Its so bad that when I type ‘Friday Flights of Fancy’ I have Rebecca whats her face singing in my head. I’m not going to quote the lyrics as I don’t want you to have the dreaded song in your head – oh whoops, is it too late? Sorry about that! 🙂

Got to love a bit of travel porn!

♥ The internet is a weird, strange place isn’t it? You fell asleep watching a DVD. I mean, what??

♥ If you are in Melbourne, check out one of the many food trucks around the city this weekend. Yum!

♥ Fancy a cosy weekend watching good shows on the couch? Here is a list of ten awesome documentaries.

♥ It just goes to show that you do not need fancy props and full on staged poses for your engagement shoot. Matt and Nathan prove that all you need is a shit hot photographer and plenty of love.

The best 100 opening lines from books.

♥ A crazy Zombie wedding ceremony. Whoah!

Have a happy weekend! L xx

Friday Flights of Fancy

Photo credit: Kelley Ash. Phoenix Rising by Alexandra Valenti. Styling by Rachel Hunt of Sisters of the Black Moon. Make up by Jacqueline Fernandez. Hair by Lati Domi. Jewellery by Leslie Crow. Cropped scarf blouse by Tracy Conti McCarty of Prism Of Threads. Assistance by Alicin Ciscernos.

Hello from stormy, rainy Melbourne!

♥ I would like to be checking out any of these amazing swimming pools right now. This weather feels more suited to a bath – any of these would do me just fine! I have a bit of a thing about luxurious bath tubs.

♥ Some really cool nail art ideas happening here!

♥ These are some of the best wedding photos I have seen in a while. I adore the beautiful juxtaposition of the traditional Indian elements with the gritty urban style photography as you scroll down the page.

Incredibly beautiful and poignant images from the National Geographic photo contest 2012.

Wherever you are, have a wonderful weekend! Mine will be restful and laidback, spent relishing the company of my loved ones and enjoying some simple pleasures, and certainly hoping to throw in a luxurious nap or two here or there!

L xx

Friday Flights of Fancy

Photo credit: Melbourne street art by the Euskadi 11

So many great Friday links today – enjoy!

♥ I love a good list! Time make some of the best around. Here is their 50 best websites of 2012

♥ Did you know that the smily icon you use denotes your age? I am totally showing my age – I’m all about the nose! #leahdinosaur I just had to add in that hash tag to show that a) I understand the function and b) to be funny about the fact that at 30 I am still able to make a joke about being old…ok I’m done, promise! #cringe

♥ Tim Ferriss may be a bit of a maniac, but I am very excited to see the results of this study on nutrition and ending fad diets once and for all

♥ XOXO Conference blows me away – might just have to coincide any future trips to the states with this event! This run down from Jason of Kottke only makes me more envious of anyone who was able to attend.

♥ I adore Seth Godinthe difference between congratulations and well deserved is very distinct!

♥ I am so excited for season 2 of Girls! The first taster/teaser has been released, and oh god I can’t wait. If you haven’t watched the first season of girls, you MUST get right on that!

Have a fun weekend everyone. I am keeping it chilled and plan to drink a lot of tea. On Sunday I am off to get made up by the super talented Jemma, (who seriously knows all there is to know about make up) which I am very excited about. Her fledgling blog A Little Rouge is destined for big things!

L xx

Friday Flights of Fancy

Apologies for the sparse posts this week – I am in Sydney and the sun is shining so brightly I just want to be out and about! Check out my view at lunch today – incredibly cool.

♥ They found a new kind of monkey in the Congo! It’s eyes are amazingly human.

♥ This article on adopting zen practices at work is so good, and definitely contains advice I need to draw on more often.

♥ Tips for buying a wedding dress online

♥ Artist Ulric Collette has created the second part of his series of portraits of the genetic similarities of the members of his family – very interesting and kinda creepy all at once!

♥ I am so excited that the ladies of the One Fine Day wedding fair have announced the second event on the first weekend of February 2013! The ladies who run this show are incredibly talented and I am definitely going to do my best to get to Sydney for this. For anyone who wants gorgeously original, exciting and unique ideas for a down to earth and expressive wedding day, this fair is a must visit.

So beautiful! At the inaugural One Fine Day fair earlier this year there was a swing dancing display, food and cake tastings and a beautiful real life proposal… Can’t wait to immerse myself in all that loveliness.

Thanks to Jess from Silk Truffle Photography for the use of her delightful images.

Have a fantastic weekend wherever you are, enjoying the pleasures that the weekend has to offer. I’m off to eat Mexican, visit the Paddington market and head to see Kenny Larkin dj at The Spice Cellar…and making the most of the Sydney sun of course! L x

Friday Flights of Fancy

A quick FFF today, for a couple of reasons – firstly, I have an exciting night out tonight, and secondly I have been so busy this week that I have not been able to browse the net and discover any exciting stories/snippets/general internet goodness. Work has kicked my bum reaaaal good!

♥ My New Years Day is sorted – how incredibly exciting does this day sound! Let them eat cake is a journey into musical decadence, garden party opulence and culinary excess… Um that sounds like EXACTLY how I want to welcome in the New Year!

♥ Chanel’s Bollywood collection is absolutely gorgeous.

♥ I want Roald Dahl mugs!

♥ An oldie but a goodie – This is Glamorous’ take on iPhone photography and great photo apps. If you have seen the photography on that blog, you’ll know the advice is worth taking

♥ This dramatic reading of LMAO’s ‘Sexy and I Know It’ is just too, too good! Wiggle wiggle wiggle…

Right, I am about to go make myself a watermelon lemonade and add a splash of vodka 🙂

We are off to see Steffi tonight – what you got for us lady?

That actually ended up more substantial than I thought! Have a fantastic Friday night xx

Friday Flights of Fancy

Psychedelic fantasy by Joe Charley

Oooh lala, its that Friday kind of feeling…

♥ I am having heart palpitations over Audrey Kawasaki’s new paintings. One day I WILL own an original, I will, I will!

♥ In the late 19th and early 20th century some artists depicted what our world would look like in 2000. Check out the amusing results!

♥ Today marks 15 years since Princess Di died. What were you doing on that day? I still remember being at my friends house, and we had tried very unsuccessfully to wax my armpits. (There may have been blood). I was 15, and pretty unfazed by the whole thing, but thinking of Princes William and Harry walking behind her coffin still makes a tear spring to my eye.

♥ Speaking of tears, I ran a film screening last night of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, which is a must watch, especially for those living in Australia. It is such a topical, powerful and moving film, and I for one am really keen to be part of a movement which demands more from its leaders, who play on racial fear to get votes.

♥ On a lighter note – celebrities reading mean tweets is gold

♥ What about the Charlotte Dawson twitter issue? The internet can be a scary place sometimes! I agree with the sentiment of not saying anything to someone online that you would not say to them in person.

♥ What, no wedding related links? What am I thinking! Harking back to my Great Gatsby wedding post last week, check out this 1920s wedding over on Rock n Roll bride. Unbelievably authentic!

♥ Some crazy kids hooked up an ipod to a squid and the electrical impulses caused colour changes on the squid’s skin. This blows my mind! Sheeeet, two flash backs to being 15 in one post!

I’m about to pour myself a cheeky pinot and enjoy a movie date with my boy. Tomorrow I am doing a visual merchandising short course which will help me to set up beautiful market stores and settings for the online store I hope to have up and running in the next couple of months. Throw in a Mad Men party, a call to my mum and a 21 degree sunny Sunday (hey, this is Melbourne ok, we take what we can get!) and I am a happy camper this weekend.

Have a good one sweethearts. L x

Friday Flights of Fancy

Via Scoutie Girl

♥ Oldies singing Blue Monday, too funny!

♥ Oh how I want to go to New York. I enjoyed this post by This is Glamorous on the big A.

♥ Great ideas for wedding ceremony and photo back drops. I love Painted on Paper.

♥ Cannot WAIT to see the Diana Vreeland doco. Hoping to rope in some girl friends to do a visit to the ACMI here in Melbs.

♥ I SO need to utilise some of these great tips on how to find time to blog. My head is whirling with everything going on in my life!

Searching for a stunning wedding or ‘special occasion’ dress? Collette Dinnigan has launched her online store. Ooh la la!

♥ These guys are both air traffic controllers, so they got married on a plane! Check the ‘in case of love sickness vom bag – haha!

♥ I work in a dry, conservative open plan office, so this incredibly attractive, light filled working space really gets me going.

I am sure there is a feeling of spring in the air here in Melbourne. I woke up to the sun sneaking through my blinds twice this morning, which was such a delicious feeling after what feels like months of dullness. I’m feeling amazing today after some acupuncture and a remedial massage yesterday arvo – such bliss. I’m going to let my body wake up naturally tomorrow, indulge in tea and toast (is there a better thing in life?) and get stuck into some creative endeavours. Then I am going to check out Women of Letters in Thornbury on Sunday arvo over a glass of red, which I am so excited about! I have heard nothing but amazing things about this event, and plan to get a group of ladies together to check out the next one.

Have a happy, contented weekend! L x

Friday Flights of Fancy

Friday, friday, gotta get down on Friday….

I am going to see Sir David Attenborough’s live show tonight and I am so very excited! I grew up watching ‘Our World’ on Sunday nights with the fam and it will be surreal to hear his dulcet tones in real life!

This is such tongue in cheek styling – love it! Mmmm cocktails.

5 reasons to have a paper bouquet on your wedding day! Check out this origami one too, its pretty gorgeous…gotta love etsy.

I listened to Grace Bonney from Design Sponge’s excellent mp3 on work/life balance on the tram this morning. It is something I am struggling with, as I work full time in a high paced events job, try to get this blog off the ground and create enough jewellery to start my own little online business. There are lots of areas of my life I have to make sacrifices in order to try and fit it all in, and I still don’t get as much done as I would like! It is exciting and I am full of ideas, inititatives and inspiration, but it would be awesome to have more hours in the day.

I also enjoyed the marvellous Danielle LaPorte’s take on the work/life balance scenario too. I love most of what comes out of that awesome woman’s mouth.

I hope your weekend is delightful and full of relaxation and fun! Thank you so much for all the encouraging and truly lovely feedback so far. I have a long way to go and lots of lessons to learn in this confusing blogosphere, but I am so excited to be entering into it.

Friday Flights of Fancy

From imgfave

♥ Such an important sentiment to carry along in your heart as you start a new creative project. It is hard, and there are often times when you feel vulnerable. Whenever I feel that way though, I think of Brene Brown’s TED talk and it helps me to remember that what makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful. Yay!

♥ I’d be keen to get married in my backyard if it looked like this too! Lovely.

♥ I enjoyed this article called ‘Why is everyone on the internet so angry?’. I am always amazed at the venom and vitriol that is spat out in forums and comment streams about some very trivial stuff. “Communication, the scholars say, is really about taking someone else’s perspective, understanding it, and responding”.

♥ In saying that, there is only so far understanding and compassion can take you in some situations! Like anything to do with Chris Brown. Chloe Papas’ album review of his latest “catastrophic cluster*ck of an album” is just plain awesome. This article by Clementine Ford raises many valid points too!

♥ This music festival style wedding makes my heart sing!

♥ I can’t choose between Jasmine or Pocahontas!

Have a wonderful weekend. I hope to have at least two hot alcoholic beverages – its freeeeezing! I am tossing up between hot toddies or mulled wine… mmmmmm.

Hope all is good in your world!