A few of my favourite things…
Here’s my go-to list of stores, brands, and products that I love and continue to support…my little black book if you will! I’ll be sure to update this list with my new gems that I find along the way.
FASHION & ACCESSORIES
Diish | www.dissh.com.au
I love their range of easy and affordable linen pieces, especially the matching sets.
Lovisa | www.lovisa.com.au
I definitely have a ‘thing’ for a statement earring. Although after Coco, they are only worn on special occassions when she can’t grab at them constantly, but when I DO get a chance, my go-to place for affordable earrings and necklaces that easily updates an outfit is Lovisa.
Une Piece | www.unepiece.com
Full disclosure, Une Piece was founder by a good friend Carly Brown. However that’s not the reason why they’re in my Little Black Book. Une Piece has such fantastic, stylish and sun safe swimwear. My favourite is this one (which I own)… umm you had me at BOWS!
BABY & KIDS
Dockatot | www.dockatot.com.au
I used a Dockatot ALL the time when Coco was born. It was the best gift we were given. Made travelling with her, having overnight stays away from home so easy, or napping next to me on the couch a breeze. She used it every day until she grew out of it around 4-5 months… I can’t remember the exact age – was a bit of a blur.
Louvelle Hair wrap | www.louvellewear.com.au
THE best hair wrap for drying your hair and the most stylish shower caps for keeping your blowdry fresh. Did I mention they were listed as one of Oprah’s Favourite things for Christmas? Yep! And again, Louvelle was created by a very dear friend Simone Taylor. What can I say? I have super talented uni friends!
Byredo Gypsy Rose Hand Cream | www.mecca.com.au
This beauty is not cheap but it’s by far my most favourite hand cream. A little goes a long way and it smells SO good. It’s perfect to give as a gift or as a very special treat to yourself.
IT Cosmetics Your Skin but Better CC Cream | www.sephora.com.au
My absolute go-to foundation. I have tested so many over the years – affordable and expensive. This still remains the only foundation that I get compliments on. There’s a reason why it’s always out of stock at Sephora, so if you see it – buy it! I wear the shade Light.
Hot Haus | www.hothaus.com.au
Contemporary glass studio in Melbourne. Can’t get enough of their gorgeous handmade items. I recently bought one of their stunning paperweights, after missing out a few times because they sell out SO fast!
FLORISTS & GIFT HAMPERS
Everbloome Dried Flower Bouquets | www.everbloome.com.au
I just love these dried flowers. They are so pretty and best of all they last forever! I have purchased a couple for special birthday gifts and also house warmings and they never disappoint. They also make a for a beautiful addition to your home for flowers all year round.
The Gift Edit | www.thegiftedit.com.au
The Gift Edit has the perfect collection of simple and sophisticated gift boxes. My favourite is this one, the Rose gummies are delicious and I have also purchased the Baby Girl and Baby Boy which are beautiful.
FOOD & WINE
Stories to Gather | www.storiestogather.com.au
If you’re in Sydney and wanting a grazing table then Lia at Stories to Gather is your go-to. I met Lia in my mother’s group and we instantly connected – firstly over non sleeping babies, but secondly over a love of food and pretty things. She creates STUNNING grazing tables for special events and functions but also limited edition grazing boxes which make the perfect gift or idea for a Saturday night in.
The Confectionist | www.theconfectionist.com.au
Absolutely incredible decorated iced cookies. I used them in a Parisian theme for PR send outs with the launch of my SOJOURNE Bon Voyage bag and I can personally say they taste as good as they look. They also do stunning themed tins for Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s which make the most beautiful gift.
TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION
The Calile, Brisbane | www.thecalilehotel.com
My absolute favourite place to stay in Brisbane. I’d stay for months if I could! It has everything – stunning rooms, decor, location, incredible food and instagram worthy hotel pool. I cannot wait to go back!
Halcyon House, Cabarita Beach | www.halcyonhouse.com.au
If you looked up ‘Boutique beach hotel’ in the dictionary then Halcyon House would be there. This is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed at. Every detail has been considered. There are almost too many gorgeous things to look at you don’t know where to look! But it also feels like a home away from home. The onsite restaurant Paper Daisy is so delicious, there is no need to eat anywhere else. We stayed there for one weekend, and it really was not long enough. I would go back in a heart beat, and I definitely will!