Monday, December 27, 2010

Just sayin'

I know I over use this. Its just a little phase. I'm sure it will pass.
This is from here. Just sayin'.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to you

Image from Selina Lake
Today I bought my dog some handmade gourmet dog biscuits dipped in carob and blinged up with sprinkles. In the shape of Christmas trees. Cute stuff.
I have decorated pears with gold glitter in an attempt at table top mastery. I have gold glitter in places you don't want to know about. So does my dog who reluctantly had a bath at 9 pm during the Carols - it was when Ricki - Lee wasn't hitting the high notes. Just sayin'.
A top holiday tip from event planner Colin Cowie "Give your space a little sparkle with creatively incorporated glitter." I'm ahead of the game here it seems. I often am. It seems. See Kate Moss rocking a fringe now.....

Just about to dip my Christmas batch of bon bon's in chocolate.

Happy Holidays from my family to yours. xxxxxxxxxxxxx
That's all.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Those things you never do.....

I never go to the ballet or the theatre. And I want to. I missed out on the nutcracker at the Sydney Opera House. It was disappointing. I saw it once when I was little. There is a story here but its embarrassing so I won't tell you. I would really like to go and see Love, loss and what I Wore. Its starting soon at the Opera House and sounds like its right up my alley.

I never go to Pilates or yoga. I want to. I've been before. I enjoyed it. I secretly want someone to come with me. I tried convincing my Gal R to come but she's hung up on aqua aerobics. I need to do the Pilates to be seen in my swimmers to do aerobics. Got it?

I really want to be one of those people who has nice canisters with sugar, flour, tea whatever. All matching. I want the Nigella blue ones. But I need around 20 of them so it would be a bit pricey. I really don't like my unmatched pantry. Its obviously not a huge issue but it bothers me. I just don't ever do anything about it. The intention is there though.

At this time of year I really wish I had organised some charity work. Help at a soup kitchen on Christmas eve. I just never do it. I should. I will.

I was saying to my Mum yesterday, we really should spend one Christmas away with my family at a beach house somewhere lovely. We could have a seafood lunch by the sea. I can picture it in my mind but we don't ever organise it. We say we will. We just don't. Then December rolls around and we think, "Oh yeah... that great idea."

I wish I would print all our photo's and put them into albums. Matching albums from Symthson of Bond St preferably. Get your act together lady.

I would like to start a grown up drinks cabinet situation. Then I could offer you a gin martini next time you come over. Just sayin'.

I wish I would buy things when I see them. Don't buy for an occasion - buy what you love when you see it. I read that in Vogue once and it made perfect sense. I just don't do it. I can see myself regretting a navy striped jacket from Alannah Hill I recently tried on and didn't buy.

So basically I feel bad because I haven't done any Christmas shopping and it has reminded me of all the other stuff I never do. But want to. Hopefully next year I can tick something off my list. Maybe I can go to Pilates on my way to buying some canisters, and get a start on next years Christmas presents. Or I could go back to watching Toddlers and Tiara's. Whatever. x

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Rachael's Favourite Things

So its like a week and a bit till Christmas. I've had my tree up for over a week. A wreath on my front door. I've listened to carols. I've made Christmas cookies. I've helped my mum set up for a Christmas party. I've made 50 bon bons. Its been stinkin' hot. I've had a fight with my husband in a shopping centre... and yet it still doesn't really feel like Christmas.

I don't know what's happened to me but the magic just ain't here yet.
In the meantime my nails can look good. Silken cord is this gorgeous colour... holiday red is almost always guaranteed to put a twinkle in my step. Happy Wednesday... x

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Rachael's Favourite Things

Its going to be a hot December if the last few days are any indicator. I am not auditioning to be a weather gal, just getting cross at myself for a sun burnt back. It was in the name of fashion.

My face however I can smugly say has no lines or wrinkles and my freckles have faded. Thanks to this and some other chemicals.....

Elle Macpherson. I. Salute. You. (And not the sun.)
Invisible Zinc from adore beauty.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Rachael's Favourite Things

I would be happy if this darling necklace found its way under my tree.
I am holding out for some last minute Oprah tickets. crossing my fingers and toes. Wish me luck.
Necklace from shopbop.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Rachael's Favourite Things

In honour of Ms Winfrey being down under at the moment I am channelling one of my favourite yearly episodes into blog form. I'm not sure if that sentence makes sense or not.

So with fanfare here is the first of my Favourite Things for 2010.
These trousers may be a gift from god. I have bad pins. Veins, fat knees, white legs.
I love dresses but they can't really be worn without a spray tan to hide the above. Skirts same issue. Sick of maxi dresses really. This summer I have been embracing the slouchy pant. Just as comfortable as pyjamas. Happy days.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

W is for....

Image from

Vera Wang you make me happy. With shades of grey.

Vera Wang Fall 2011 collection from here.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Don't you just love a good card? - Christmas edition

As promised some funny and one cute card with a dog. My fav is the namaste snow man.

Don't you just love a good card?

Found one. From here.
Stay tuned for a special Christmas themed Don't you just love a good card. It will be thrilling. Strap yourself in.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Why I love Christmas - Part two

I have started to think about my Christmas Day outfit. I have been thinking about it since I saw a dress about 8 weeks ago.

Now a Christmas day outfit can be tricky. For instance you don't want to be to obvious with your colour choices. You don't want to clash with any Christmas tree decor in a family photo. You might need a practical outfit if you are the host and required to coordinate with an apron. You may have to dress for more than one function. Or you could need a selection of outfits appropriate for the different family gatherings. That's another blog though really. How to dress for multiple Family Christmas parties in one day. Next year....I won't let you down.

I have found the perfect dress. Neutral colour, beautiful detail, venue appropriate and feels festive without going OTT. A winner!

Last year I tried to get my family to wear black tie. I told my husband and he said he would have to try on his tux. Bless him. He's pretty gullible. That's why I love him.
Just sayin'.

Beautiful Anu dress from Go online to see their Christmas shopping competition!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Blog post 267

I have neglected you oh little blog. So just to recap........
I've moved house.
I'm looking forward to the Nate Berkus show. I love a man in a cardi on tv.
I am waiting for my fake tan to dry. So I can go to bed.
I maybe writing this blog in my underwear.
Just maybe.
I'm back... Just sayin'.

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