Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What is your density....I mean, your destiny.......

24 years ago I watched Back to the Future for the first time at a grade 5 sleep over party, and my life hasnt been the same since. I mean, Dad had/has the BEST 50's record collection to grow up listening too (and great taste in music too I must add), and I LOVED Happy Days and classic matinees as a very young girl. And lets not forget I adored my Grandmothers....but....... nothing catapulted me into 50's love like Back to the Future.....I could go on and on with how it influenced me, but I wont bore you to your eyeballs with all the gory details.

However, I DO want to share with you how much BTTF helped me appreciate and adore the whole semi geek look, as classically portrayed by Crispen Glover, aka George McFly. I recently posted on Facebook how much I love George McFly, but I dont think anyone really got it (insert smilie face here). Think about it gals, shy, talented, misunderstood guy overcomes his fears, braves his 'arch nemisis' and 'lays him out' to help a gal in, what is not to love about that ???????? What a legend !!! Doesn't every gal like to think she is worth fighting for????? Yes George McFly, you are a hero in my books, and therefor I am a humble adorer of the whole semi-cool-geeky look thanks to you. Nowdays 50s/60's glasses make me go weak at the knees, because long before George McFly wore them, Buddy Holly sported them first.......

So, crazy as it may seem to some, I would take a guy with 50's style glasses over some man power, Jamie Durie style bloke any day of the week thankyou very much. And George, I am happy for you to be my density or destiny anyday !!!

And here are some more, what some might call, preppy-geek-glasses look guys for anyone like me with a 'thing' for this !!!  If you want to share more of this look here....please-oh-please be my guest !!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Paul Bangay Open Garden....

A couple of weekends ago I had the honour of attending the open garden of Paul Bangay's amazing home "Stonefields " near Woodend in Victoria ..... I was totally inspired (as was to be expected) by the caliber of his design and the beauty of the garden, I simply had to share the stunning images with you.......

I do love open gardens as they provide a chance to glean ideas and be inspired,  it is so interesting to observe how traditional plants can be melded into either funky contemporary designs or used in a classical manner, or even in a combo of both. Open gardens are also such a divine chance to frock up and enjoy tea and scones in heavenly surrounds.....and who wouldnt be keen on a little of that !!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Great Venues - The Luwow

 Wow, oh wow, oh wow.......I have just been to The Luwow bar in Johnson Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne and it was wonderful !! I had the great privilege of being able to attend a sensational 40th birthday bash for Jamie of Press-tone records last night at this happening place - and was thoroughly honoured to be able to be there - but I just wanted to encourage anyone who is visiting or living in Melbs to check out this south pacific paradise style tiki bar....the cocktails are to die for, the decor is eccentrically tiki (which equals totally awesome in my books), and the music is killer. After all, when one walks in the door and 'Stranded in the Jungle" by the Cadets is playing, lets face it, your not going to walk out in a hurry !!!! So here are a couple of picks of my best friend Brooke, darling pal Carola and I enjoying cocktails, atmosphere, and inspirational company at the Luwow Bar..... oh, and keep your ear to the ground, I understand that Thursday nights at the Luwow next year are not to be missed (but more on that later perhaps !!!)

Happy Birthday Jamie pictured here with his amazing cake!

Thanks to Brooke Orchard and Chrissie MacGill for the photos above.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Quote of the month - November 2011

This month I wanted to share some rather inspirational quotes from a book I read almost 20 years ago now, about transforming the world - socially and environmentally..... I hope that some of these words have the power to lift up your spirit today, as mine has been, by the simplicity of loving acts from 3 dear friends on this one day in November.....

No one person can change the WORLD, but you CAN change the world for one person.

Faith is the key to fit the door of hope, but there is no power anywhere like love turning it.

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

Happiness adds and multiplies as we divide it with others.

The earth has enough for every mans need, but not enough for every mans greed.

We have the resources but do we have the will? We can no longer sit in self righteousness and blame God for the unethical distribution of His wealth.

It is always a relief to believe what is pleasant, but it is more important to believe what is true.

Tell me how much you know of the sufferings of your fellow man and I will tell you how much you have loved them.

It is better to dream too big and be laughed at than to dream too small and be limited.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Guess Adds

I love Guess Adds !! Certian campaigns really do capture the glamour and feel of the 50's, and leave me breathless with inspiration !!! Guess Adds have proved the 'breaking ground' for a number of women who then went on to modeling superstardom - Claudia Schiffer, Eva Herzigova, Anna Nicole Smith and Laetitia Casta to name a few. I was intrigued to read that Michael J Fox's costuming in one of my favourite films "Back to the Future" was entirely provided by the Guess company also. So here are a few of my favourite images from various campaigns for you to enjoy today - I do hope you are inspired too......

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