Saturday, September 29, 2018


It is always great to pack your bags and get away for a few days. This time around we stayed at the great Surfside Beach House on Phillip Island, Victoria. We fell in love with the closeness to nature and the nautical feel this place had. The house had 3 levels (top floor was a cosy little loft with ocean views and it was a favourite hangout spot for the kids who loved to spot birds with the binoculars). 

The loved how the owners had styled this architectural gem.  There were plenty of bespoke furnishing and the cool tiki influences was a nice touch. The kitchen and living was on the second floor which boasted large windows with lovely nature views. It was so easy to relax here and the dining table nook was our favourite spot to hang out and playing cards and share some lovely meals in the evening. It felt like you were down in the galley on a ship accompanied by the soft light in the roof and the stars outside the windows. 

We also loved the assorted books that was available to read in the book shelves. 
Before going on this holiday I had tried to find Jules Verne's 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea for my husband. He had mentioned he really wanted to read it again, but I ran out of luck finding it in my local book shops before leaving. As I was going through the books on the shelves, my eye caught a familiar name... and low and behold there it was..a original edition of Jules Vernes book! It was almost like it was meant to be that we came here. Needless to say my husband was absorbed by the book and finished reading it while we were there. We also read through some great architect inspirational sources like Frank Lloyd Wright and the kids loved reading Ray Harryhausen's Animated Life

Fortunately for us this place was also pet friendly so we brought our cat Kirby (who honestly is more like a dog than a cat) who absolutely loved this place. He was glued to the windows and enjoyed the odd walk on the beach with the kids. 

At night we set up our little portable projector and watched some old classic movies like The Black Hole and The City of the Lost Children. After our 4 days were up we sincerely wished we had a few more to stay... all the saltwater air and great views really put us in a relaxed state and we all agreed we would have to come back to this little gem of a place again very soon.

Sunday, August 12, 2018


D wears: Skull Robot Sweatshirt by nununuCircle Patch T-shirt by nununu / Skull Robot Patch baggy pants by nununu.

There is something about black on boys that I just love. It looks cool and let's face it, it will last a long time in the world of dripping ice-creams and bolognese stains! It is no secret that Israeli brand Nununu loves skulls and for this collection they teamed up with talented artist Shay Id Alony.

For their FW18 range they turned their inspiration towards the ancient tribal language, which perfectly reflects nununu's basic clean graphic world and ongoing inspiration coming from tribal art, particular tribal masks. The result is a bold monochrome statement that will be loved by both young and old.

This will be a favourite outfit for quite some time to come. Find nununu latest range over at Buckets and Spades who carries some great pieces from both the latest and previous seasons.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

EXPLORE | Seaside Strolling

M wears: Ying Yang sweatshirt by Bobo Choses / Denims by I Dig Denim.
D wears: Cats & Dogs Sweatshirt by Bobo Choses / Pants by Zara.

Sunday and some harbour exploring in Williamstown. Boats, piers, fresh seafood and ice-creams to round off with, we are NOT complaining. We were hoping to get another glimpse at the Sea Sheppard but she's off on another voyage, protecting sea life somewhere out there on the big blue ocean.

New Bobo Choses - The Happy Sads are now in stores!! The kids were happy to get to wear their new comfy sweats from Buckets and Spades. Loads of fun prints for all ages so be sure to visit their shop if you are after some comfy new threads.

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