Monday, April 25, 2011

love; ten things i love this week
1. Roses blooming in gardens. There is something special about a rose that is home grown. You definitely can't beat the smell of them and it's always a pleasure to stop and smell them as you walk on by a bush. LOVE!
2. Absolutely Fabulous. Yes definitely showing my age here! I was reminded about this show by a friend of mine this week and how hooked I was on it during the nineties. If you're unaware of it, get onto youtube and check out some clips. Too funny! LOVE!
 3. My friend explaining how her three year old daughter broke her arm. Alicia thinks she is an actual fairy and while dressed in her fairy costume, she attempted to fly off her bed and instead, broke her arm. Such a sweet story! So often it is about a boy who wanted to fly like superman not a girl who wanted to fly like a fairy! LOVE!
4. Italian Easter Eggs. They are usually made with dark chocolate and soooo overly decorated with the words Buona Pasqua written on them. They are then wrapped in cellophane and ribbons to boot! LOVE!
5. Italian Easter Cake. It's actually called a Colombo which means Dove. Similar to a Panettone it is traditionally given to each family for Easter and is soooo YUM! It has a crunchy sugary top with almonds while being soft and fluffy with orange rind pieces on the inside. LOVE!
6.  People wearing bunny ears! I loved that people got into the spirit of Easter rebirth by wearing bunny ears! Seemed like everyone from shop assistants to bar tenders were onto it this year. LOVE!

7. Booking my ticket back to Lala Land! Goodbye Australian winter, hello Californian summer! Be there June 20th! LOVE!
8. Chasing the sun! My plan to never experience winter again seems to be coming to fruition! Those of you out there that know me, know that I hate winter or being cold and my dream is to have a house in the Northern Hemisphere and one in the Southern Hemisphere and never have winter again. Looks like that will be happening this year! Am working on a plan for next year too! LOVE!
9. Receiving a replica of Princess Diana's engagement ring in the mail! My friends mum sent it all the way from Canada; a bit of Commonwealth comradeship. I wore it out one night catching up with a few people I haven't seen in a while and their eyes went straight to my finger as if I came back from The States engaged! LOVE!

10. This piece of graffiti down the street from where I now live in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne is known for it's street graffiti but the suburb I'm currently living in isn't known for it. I came across this during the week and loved that it's a Chinese girl spilling out a real deck of cards with the words Be Free written next to her (especially as Ai Weiwei is still detained by the Chinese Government with no word yet). Be free to live. LOVE!


  1. I really liked your list and I totally envy your princess Diana ring! I love that ring!


  2. lovely list!!

  3. Such fabulous graffiti! Fabulous Easter eggs, too!

  4. Love those eggs. Would be hard to watch them be eaten if you were the artist!
    Enjoy your california summer, it's snowing here :)

  5. Thanks guys for all your lovely comments! Yes it is very hard to take that first bite out of those Italian Easter eggs but something oh sooooo satisfying when you do do it! Madie, I'm sure you can get a replica of Diana's ring from the internet somewhere. They are going for a dime a dozen at the mo!

  6. That graffiti is rad, love all the art in Melbourne... bet you're so excited bout your trip too!!


  7. The graffiti in Melbourne is amazing! So nice to live in a city that really does embrace it rather than cover it up! And yes, Angela, soooooo excited about returning to Lala Land! What an inspiring city! I'm planning to map out the writing for my fantasy novel and create edible sculptures with some of my L.A friends! Sooooo exciting! Will be posting pics of the sculptures on eatpinklove's Facebook page so get following to see the progress!