My Summer Icon

White hot beach sand. My summer icon. Weekend trips to the beach in flip flops and excessive heat. An icon which should come with a warning label. Blaring hot sun. Endless days that turn into endless weeks of temperatures in the 35 degree to 45 degree range.

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8 Essential Long Haul Flight Travel Items

Do you dread the thought of a long haul international flight? I do. Especially as I have lived most of my adult life in one of the worlds most isolated city – Perth, Western Australia. My definition of a long haul international flight is anything lasting 10+ hours. So to combat the dread and help improve my long haul, in-fight experience, I always carry 8 essential travel items.

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15 Surprising Things About Florence

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For me, the attraction to visit Florence was its long association with leather goods artisans and craftsmanship rather than its abundant Renaissance art, medieval history or famous architecture.

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42 Things I Learnt From Watching The Fashion Collection

I am not usually one for purchasing boxset movies, but I couldn’t resist The Fashion Collection. Four fabulous documentaries that give you an insight into the wonderful world of fashion. Dior and I, About Face, The September Issue, and Jeremy Scott The Peoples Designer.

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My Old-fashioned Laundry Habit

I love wearing beautiful clothes as much as I love doing laundry, especially what some might consider the onerous act of hand-washing. Both require dedication, time and effort. Both seem inherent in my fashion DNA.

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Moods & Memories: A Special Top to Brighten My Day

I love how clothes and colours affect your mood. Orange. So bright and radiant, bound to lift any melancholic mind. And I love the way that clothes you buy in special places become special in themselves, snapshots of time seared and locked in your happiness memory bank.

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Geese in Flight: A Spring Skirt & My Wanderlust Heart

I love my BOB By Dawn Oโ€™Porter skirt which I purchased in England last spring. Its called The Jane – Geese in Flight and speaks to my wanderlust, free-as-a-bird spirit. Just ask my family and friends. I am happiest when free to spread my imaginary wings and fly where ever I fancy.

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Stilettos or Flats?

I love both flats and stilettos. Its just that stiletto heels hurt. Well at least for me they do therefore I am probably a bit biased towards flats. Comfort over pain. And so I really believe there is a time and place for stilettos and flats alike.

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My Brief Encounter with the Paris Syndrome

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This post is about the time in September 2014 when I caught a mild does of the Paris Syndrome. A psychological condition experienced by tourists (almost exclusively by Japanese tourists) who are disappointed when Paris, the city of lights does not live up to their romantic expectations.

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