Sunday, July 24, 2016

Simon turns 40!

Simon celebrated a milestone birthday on the weekend. 
Cheers to 40 years!
I can't believe that we have spent more than half of our lives together. It's amazing to be able to share all of these memorable moments and to look around and see all that we have created as a team.

We celebrated the day with breakfast and presents in bed, Simon popped into work for a couple of hours and then we had his family over to share in the festivities at afternoon tea.

We've got a big party planned for family and friends next weekend so this was just a little tease ;)

Here are some photos of the day......

I made up a couple of platters, one savoury and one sweet and it was great to sit around catching up with everyone, washing down the nibblies with beer + champagne.  I also added a couple of festive touches with a birthday message on the lightbox and a gold foil balloon banner that I picked up from Kmart (it comes with all the letters for birthday but I couldn't fit it on the mirror!)

We had given Simon a surf trip to Bali for his birthday present and he flew back home on Thursday looking tanned and rested from his little break. ( lucky thing! )

We're looking forward to continuing the celebrations next weekend!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday Drive - July 2016

It was our first Sunday in a while that we had no plans and nowhere to be. After a quiet morning at home we decided to get into the car and go for a drive. The sun was shining, we had the music on and we headed up to West Head and Akuna Bay in the Kur-in-gai National Park for a little family outing.

The bush was looking beautiful and the view across Pittwater over to Barrenjoey headlands and out to Palm Beach was stunning. Everything was lovely and green after all the recent rain and the sun was sparkling off the water.  I took the opportunity to grab some photos of the boys and the family. The boys are growing up so fast, they are changing by the day!

We took a little stroll down one of the bush trails up at West Head and promised the boys that we would come back another weekend for a longer bush walk.  It was a great impromptu outing.

How was your weekend? Did you head out for a Sunday drive?

Thursday, July 7, 2016

How to host a bohemian dinner party

The gorgeous girls at Spell have put together another beautiful, bohemian get together.

Dinner under the stars with a bunch of girlfriends. It all looks perfect!

Here is how it all came together........

We have been loving the concept of the backyard dinner party – not the kind that could only be possible if your best friend runs a catering business, or a wedding venue… something anyone could recreate in their own back yard (hills hoist and all!)
Life is busy. So busy. Sometimes it’s hard to stop, but when you make the effort to create a truly beautiful space it gives you a wonderful excuse to STOP – and enjoy it! And when you create somewhere special like this, and see all your loved ones stopping to enjoy the moment too, well, then it’s all worth it!
We had an amazing night under the stars (and festoon lights!) with a beautiful bunch of ladies who work with me at Spell, girls from the design room, the warehouse and in sales, graphics and marketing. And guess what, we achieved it on a tight budget! We were lucky to loan some beautiful pieces that made it a bit more luxe, but mostly everything was created on a shoestring – so no need to wait for super special occasions, just get out there and do it on any old Friday or Saturday night! And in the meantime… happy pinning!
xx Lucy {+ team Spell}

Isn't it stunning?!
You can read more details here

And see more beautiful Spell events here and here

I am obsessed with that bohemian style at the moment. 
I'm on the endless search for the perfect rug to bring it all together!

All party details and photos via Spell & the Gypsy Collective

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