Everything for my wedding was organised and ready to go. The dress, the cake, the venue, the flowers, the invitation. Then my shoes arrived and we hit a little speed bump. They were the wrong size. I called the store and told them they’d given me a size too small, and if they could send me the right size instead. Unfortunately, they had none left in my size and it would be at least a month before they did. A month was too long, and I had no intention of walking down the aisle in bare feet, so I tried to find a similar shoe at another store. I came across The Designer Bridal Room, and straight away I could tell they were one of the finer wedding dress shops Melbourne has to offer. Best part? They did shoes, too! I found a pair of wedding slippers even more beautiful than the ones I’d already ordered, so I bought them instantly (in the right size, of course!) What could have been a disaster was in the end a better option, and I owe it all to The Designer Bridal Room. Anything you need for your wedding – dresses, shoes, jewellery – these guys have got it all and they’re simply stunning. Check them out.
Finding a removalist in Melbourne is actually pretty easy. There’s quite a few companies out there we’ve used over the years and plenty of them are good enough. There’s none I’d really rave about with the exception of Melbourne Cheap Removals.
I was having a killer day last week when we needed to move my mum into her new apartment. It’s this really lovely building and it’s all retirees basically and while there is a lift, it’s not massive. Mum has a lot of beautiful old furniture her and dad had collected over the years. It’s stuff she is obviously very fond of and in fact we all are. The whole experience was very emotional for her and stressful for me but Melbourne Cheap Removals were really supportive and compassionate as well as doing a fantastic job. They are a great removalist Melbourne.
Not all of us have a green thumb and like spending our afternoons and weekends pruning the garden and pulling out the weeds. Maintaining a garden is hard work and if you hate the job than hiring a gardener to do it for you is even more work in the office! Continue reading
The demands of running a small inner city gallery in Melbourne well exceeded my expectations but it’s a workload I’ve slowly grown accustomed to. Like anything, you learn to work smarter and start to build professional relationships with a great community of local businesses.
Sticking to a diet can be really tough. We have all been in both of these scenarios. The first is the ‘tomorrow never comes’. I’ll start tomorrow, I’ll binge tonight and eat all of my favourite foods, get it out of my system and then tomorrow I’ll be ready to start. Only you don’t …and get in to a cycle of binging and putting on even more weight. Continue reading
What do people look for when they are buying a home? What do you really want out of your home? For some it is space, being able to enjoy a big backyard, separate bathrooms, guest rooms, and a large kitchen.
There are lots of reasons to want a more flexible appearance and it helps to master certain make up techniques but one of our key identifiers is our hair. Whenever I’m looking to fly under the radar or stand out beyond my usual, I turn to clip on hair extensions.
You look around at all the conveniences we enjoy these days and it’s hard to imagine where all the time goes. A lot of people keep food journals and things like that so I decided, just as an experiment, to keep a time journal.
The Australian wine industry has gone from strength to strength and the number of quality wine makers within a stones throw of Melbourne is ever growing. Many of these wineries are on beautiful estates and boast excellent food and of course, wine. A day out in the Yarra Valley or Mornington Peninsula is a great way to spend your time and there are plenty of great operators to help you make the most of your time.
I recently hosted my daughter’s engagement at my home in Camberwell and it was my first time planning an event on a larger scale in such a small time frame. They had their engagement party only two weeks after her fiancé proposed which gave me little time to plan and fewer options to choose from, for the evening.