December 21, 2012

Bassike = Kids: 21.12.12

Ok, so as you are probably all aware I love Bassike clothing. I am not going to lie, I may or may not have a slight Bassike clothing problem....lets go with the latter. 

This very wearable, comfortable and stylish Australian label has made quite the impression on my credit card in the past few years and today it happened again, BUT not for me.... for Oscar!
Enter the baby dot tee, get yours here

I just couldn't resist, this ridiculously cute tee for O - I am picturing/styling it up with some cute stripe shorts (of course) and some nike kicks.
Good work - Team Bassike we Love.

L xx

December 18, 2012

Our Christmas Table: 18.12.12

This year we are holding Christmas Day lunch at our house. Yikes! 
I certainly have alot to live up to, as my Mum is the Christmas table dresser extrodinair! 

Over the weekend I was doing a little Grocery shopping when I came across the most perfect bon bon for the Chrissy table.Enter Woolworths (yes - Woolworths) multi-coloured polka dotted bon bons! These couldn't be any more perfect for my Christmas theme.

Yesterday I ventured to my local Spotlight to purchase a few 'Preston style' Christmas table decorations.
I wanted a variety of bright coloured cotton voiles in pinks, orange's, blue's and yellow's. 
The above pic. is what I ended up with and I am very very happy with the selection I ended up with!
These are going to be used for the Christmas table decorations - table runner, Napkin holders... you get the general jist.

What do you think??

And finally my diy paper-mache "noel" letters painted in hot pink and glitter. Oscar and I had a morning of painting and making a big mess, but we had fun all while listening to none other than Michael Buble's Christmas album - Love a good Christmas tune.

I would love to hear what you are planning for your Christmas table themes.

L xx

December 06, 2012

A day in the Life: 06.12.12

Can you bloody believe it, It is less than 3 weeks till Christmas......Ahhh

First Things first Have you made your Christmas List? 
Here are a few things on mine.
1. Petite Grand Necklace (purchase here)2. Country Road Neon orange + spot Pj's (purchase here) Rachel Castle canvas tote (purchase here) and some amazing Loeffler Randall Gladiator sandals (purchase here)

I just hoped off the phone to my husband (I think he thought I was crackers - Ha, a Christmas cracker! jeez I am hilarious) and I was telling him everything that I have to do in the lead up to Christmas,it's almost as if the world is going to end. I feel the need to be writing 50 "to do lists" and NEVER seem to get any of it done. Please tell me someone else is feeling this way?!

Anyway, this morning O and I got up bright and early and went to the beach to meet with my good friend Lainey and her sister in law and niece and nephew. The perfect way to start a day.
I enjoyed a Nudie Coconut water. Delish!

I managed to go to Beacon Lighting and pick out two ceiling fans which are getting installed next week ..... our new air conditioning units are also getting installed as well. The 40 degree heat last week sent me over the edge! I was to also pick out a pendent light for above our dining room table but got completely inundated....there were just to many!
Here are a few that I liked....suggestions please

Must be off need to start wrapping some Christmas pressies.


November 29, 2012

Rue Magazine: 29.11.12

Just in time for the weekend the new issue of online mag Rue is ready to read full of great Christmasy things....
Ohhh how I love this time of year!

Hmmm I need to start planning my Christmas lunch. What are you doing for your Christmas Lunch??

L xx

November 15, 2012

All Things Style turns 1: 16.11.12

A year ago today I decided to start a blog and All Things Style was conceived!

 What an amazing ride the past 12 months have been! 
Thank you for all your love and support - please keep on reading as there are a lot of exciting things happening in the next few months.
 I can't wait to share more with you.

lots of love,
L xx

November 13, 2012

Amen - Ottolenghi has done it again 13.11.12

I come bearing exciting news! 
Yotam Ottolenghi of fabulous London based restaurants Ottolenghi, has done it again, enter "Jerusalem" the 3rd installment to the  current cook books "ottolenghi-the cook book & plenty"

Jerusalem has been co-written with Sami Tamimi. It explores flavours from both Ottolenghi's and Tamimi's childhoods, both now accomplished chefs they don't only explore their families cuisines but delve into the incredible history and richness of the exciting city that is Jerusalem.

Has anyone already purchased or cooked from this cook book? I would love to know what you think.

L xx

November 05, 2012

In the post today: 05.11.12

This morning I had a very early visitor at my front door.... my new bestie Mr Postman, coming to deliver a few parcels
 I honestly can't think of anything better  first thing on a Monday morning than a pile of delicious goodies arriving at your front doorHow about you?

My amazing Juju hat arrived from tabletonic - which is oh so divine. This was a 30th birthday pressie from a very dear friend and fellow blogger, Lindsay from the suburban hacienda - a must to bookmark.
 My second parcel,also from the lovely Linds was a how-to book/guide by Heidi Adnum on taking great photos. 
Ladies, this is going to be very useful in the coming months - exciting times are ahead!!!

My third and final parcel was my Inside Out magazine subscription. Yippee!!
I am so excited about the cover, I am guessing this is going to be a good issue....  

What did you get delivered today??

I would love to hear.


November 01, 2012

Things I Love: 01.11.12

Just at the moment I am having an explosion of inspiration

Here are a few things that I am loving right now......

pic: easton pearson cruise 13

pic: Mexican blanket

What is inspiring you at the moment? I would love to hear.

L xx 

October 19, 2012

Easton Pearson "Coromandal": 19.10.12

Those clever ladies at Easton Pearson, Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson have done it again! Another fabulous collaboration with Australian rug company Designer Rugs. As you would expect it is a visual explosion of bright bold colour in gorgeous floral prints. 

Lydia's eclectic Brisbane home, filled with covetable mid-century pieces was the ideal backdrop in which to showcase the collection.

October 18, 2012

L.A love affair: 18.10.12

I don't know what it is... could it be this beautiful sunny weather, could it be all the colour and print via fashion and home wares that is around at the moment could it be my new found health kick or could it be that Mr.P and I are currently planning an L.A visit? But just at the moment I am having a complete love affair for all things L.A,the city of Angels.

Here is a short list of all things  L.A that I'm loving: 

pic: The Chalkboard website

Last week I found great online magazine The Chalkboard which encompasses everything about  L.A lifestyle, I highly recommend you bookmark this if you haven't already.

pic: LA in Bloom blog

Blog: L.A in Bloom by Heather Taylor. A super stylish L.A local with local insider knowledge and tips - another bookmark worthy blog.

pic: clare civier blog

Shop: Clare Vivier gorgeous L.A based handbag designer.

pic:Oli & Me website

Jewellery: Oli + Me by Grace Lee - designed and made locally Oli + Me is divine,super chic delicate jewellery. 

pic:viceroy website

Stay:Viceroy Santa Monica this "terminally hip" hotel is the place to stay not only for its great location, fabulous food and poolside yoga/pilates sessions BUT the interior was designed by none other than L.A based Interior designer Kelly Wearstler - book me a room Mr.P

Can you suggest any other fab L.A based designers,blogs,hotels, eateries that are inspiring I would love to check them out.

L xx

October 16, 2012

Lonny Magazine: 16.10.12

Check it out ladies the October issue of online Magazine Lonny is ready to read and it is good - real good!

Check out page 28-29 on the new West Hollywood boutique Garde. The brainchild of former director of retail development for Georgio Armani, Scotti Sitz. This beautiful store is inspired by her travels throughout Europe and of minimalist architects and designers from Belgium.The shop is an electic blend of high style objects from around the globe! Drool... 

pics: Lonny Magazine

Scotti also has an awesome blog. Check it out here

This store is just another reason why hubby and I have to get to L.A ASAP..... (our pre-planning has begun, more on this later)

Enjoy ladies!


October 09, 2012

Chalkboard Mag: 09.10.12

Soooo this week I came across online mag "The Chalkboard" and it is safe to stay I am a little obsessed!! 

I am positive you will love it!!

Chalkboard Mag covers everything from food + nutrition, fitness + well being to style + living AND to make it even more of a priority to check out the amazing LA based interior designer Kelly Wearstler is this months guest blogger!
Hope you enjoy it as much as I have! 
Let me know what you think.
L xx

October 02, 2012

Happy Birthday: Oscar Howard 02.10.12

A year ago today my darling baby boy, Oscar Howard Preston, arrived into the world! 

Happy 1st Birthday baby boy - you have brought so much joy and happiness into our lives. 

We love you to bits.

September 29, 2012

Bohemian Rapsody: Isabal Marant Spring 2013

Take a deep breath ladies.....she has done it again! Isabel Marant has just shown her Spring 13 collection at Paris Fashion week with a rather bohemian rhapsody feel.Check out some of the looks courtesy of I love the coat in image 4 and the vest in image 5.

What do you think of the collection??

L xx