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Wednesday, November 21, 2012


I love lists, and this To Do list is now on my desk at work, with an awesome printable version available here. It's super useful for the super-organized like I am! Pinned! 

I thought this was a great idea - we currently don't have a coffee table in my new fabulous flat - and crates nailed together would be a super cute idea! I would probably do a wash of white over them as well! Pinned!

With Christmas coming up, I always love to wrap presents prettily! These flowers are super easy to make with a bit of fabric, and would look so elegant under the Christmas Tree! Pinned!

Aren't these bottles just gorgeous? Over our Summer Christmas I'm imagining sipping soda and cranberry vodka cocktails out of old glass bottles! A great way to recycle also! I would get these adorable mini milk bottles from Little Ink! Or some pretty glass jars to make homemade Mojitos! 

I'm enjoying that it's growing warmer over here now - I no longer need to wear stockings to work, and walked to work with bare arms! I'm looking forward to a summer of sun and laughter. 


Friday, November 9, 2012

Travel Series: Venice & Other Things.

Ahh, Venice, I think I could fall in love with you. My cancerian-water-sign heart swoons when surrounded by water - and I think I would feel right at home in Venice. Even if it is sinking! 

Cruising along in a gondola (I think everyone must do this once, even if the price is high!), eating fantastic Italian food, listening to music, drinking red wine on a warm summer night, exploring the side streets and wandering around markets. I could get lost here for days I'm sure, taking in the scenes, people, and la dolce vita. 

I think I'll stay for a few days. 


In other news, I'm moving this coming Monday back into the city back into the old apartment block I used to live in. I'm moving in with two lovely girls, one of which is a fan of the blog (yay Mal!), one of which is headed to Europe for our Summer, the European Winter (brrr!), so we have a Swiss-German girl in her room for Summer. It should be a blast to live with lovely, like-minded, positive people, and I know I thrive best in an environment like that rather than the oppressive one I have been in the last 6 months. Hopefully you will be seeing more of my own photography on the blog as well! 

What was also completely awesome was Mumford & Sons, whom I saw on Monday evening thanks to a fabulous friend! It was a bit touch and go there for a bit with tickets, but we pulled through! On Sunday I was standing about 2 feet from Marcus Mumford himself. Yes, they are amazing live. Yes, you should go see them if you ever get the chance because their stage presence is amazing. Here is a video of Little Lion Man. Yes it was amazing.  

xx Olivia 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Travel Series: Munich, Germany

From Lauterbrunnen I will travel to Munich - home of Oktoberfest (BEER). To be honest, I don't have much knowledge of this city. Museums, art galleries, and nude sunbathing are what I've heard. It seems to be a very old city, dating back to 1158 (according to the all knowledgeable Wikipedia!).  

It has quite a rich history to do with the World Wars, and was damaged extensively - it would be interesting to see this history in person! 

The architecture of the city and the back alleys and people are what interests me most about visiting new cities. Diversity and the lives of people who live there. 

I think I will most definitely be getting on the beer, when in Munich! I think the best way to travel around many European cities is by bike - one of the best ways to see a city! I love all the cobbled streets in these old cities that you never see in New Zealand (unless artificially done). They give such character!

Does anyone have any pointers as to what I should do and where I should go while in Munich? xx