Image credits: 1) Once Wed, 2) Erin Grace Photography via Oh so beautiful paper, 3) Styling by Julie Kenney & photography by Henrique Wilding, 4) Design by Tom Scheerer, photography by Francesco Lagnese
A while back my sister did a shoot featuring some beautiful fern fabrics and wallpaper from Sanderson’s new Maycott Collection. So fresh and pretty. Ferns are often overlooked when it come’s to flower arranging and in fabric choices but as you can see here, there’s something quite lovely about them. These botanical fronds are a little more old world but can definitely be reinterpreted to create a contemporary feel.
Image credits: 1 & 4) Erin Grace Photography via Oh so beautiful paper, 2 & 3) Styling by Julie Kenney & photography by Henrique Wilding, 5) Design by Tom Scheerer, photography by Francesco Lagnese
I came across these beautiful floral arrangements on sköna hem and had to share them with you. It goes to show that all you really need is some creativity and a collection of interesting vases and bottles. You don’t need a whole bunch of flowers either, rather carefully select just a few striking flowers. Aren’t these too gorgeous?
Image credits: Photography by Pernilla Hed for sköna hem Issue no 5, 2013
I recently upgraded my phone and so I’ve finally joined the world of Instagram. A bit late but loving it nevertheless! It’s fantastic to get a sneak peak into some of my favourite bloggers lives and being able to see what’s going on in their city and surroundings. So I thought I’d start a weekly series where I introduce some of my Instagram favourites. First up is Alice Gao who is an amazing food and lifestyle photographer based in New York. These are just a few lovely pics that Alice has shared lately. Alice has an incredible eye for detail and every photo is just perfectly composed, even if it’s only for Instagram. Be sure to check out Alice’s Instagram feed and follow her. Do you have any Instagram recommendations for me? Let me know in the comments. Oh and you can follow me too of course!
All photography by Alice Gao
Last week I popped into the recently opened In Good Company in Claremont, just opposite Cavendish Square. Light and airy with a cheerful yellow door, this pretty little shop is filled with fun party goodies and unique gifts. They stock everything you would need for a birthday party or special event, from matching paper cups and plates to paper straws, napkins, cupcake liners and more. They also stock some fabulous lifestyle books, imported knitted, wooden and retro toys, vintage party games, stationery, washi tapes and personalised notebooks. I spotted some lovely iPhone cases by Rifle Paper Co. and the latest issues of Sweet Paul magazine. It was certainly difficult to leave empty handed!
In Good Company, 4 Cavendish Street, Claremont
Tel: +27 21 671 4852
Photography by Lana Kenney & In Good Company
Lovely words and illustration by Stephanie Ryan