Wednesday, August 3, 2011

love; ten things i love this week

1. Starting a new blog! As most of you know, I'm currently doing research on carousels in the States. I decided to create a blog that will act as an electronic visual diary of all the things I come across in my research to share with you guys. I will be posting works I create along the way, so sign up and receive updates on my latest posts!
2. Having friends in different cities. The great thing about this is not only do you have a personal tourist guide, but you have a space to lay your head. LOVE!!!
3. Christmas in July Parties! Now this is the way we experience Christmas in Australia...heat, beaches and cherries! We do Christmas in July to enjoy the wintry experience in Australia so it was nice to see Americans enjoying the way we do Christmas. LOVE!

4. Receiving an invite from 'Carousel News' founder Roland Hopkins to join him on a two day tour of carousels in New York city!!! An antique carousel is being installed right now under the Brooklyn Bridge and on this tour, not only will be taken there, but I will also be taken to places that are not open to the public!!! Royal treatment, here I come!!!! I will have to wear my tiara for the personal tour, for sure!!!!! LOVE!

5.  This video!!! OMG! I think I will have to plan a visit to Europe based on an upcoming performance by these guys. Royal de Luxe are amazing! Click here to see an amazing wall of pictures of their creations. LOVE!!!

6. This might be crazy! LOVE!!

7. Fairy lights and flowers! I made this today to warm up my room as my room is looking way too much like the travelers room, without character or personal touches. Looking forward to settling again so I can decorate. LOVE!!

8. Helping a friend make the decision to live on her own. She has been living in share houses all her adult life and it just happened to be the right time. Her apartment is art deco and is truly a beautiful bachelorette pad. LOVE!!!

9. Rooftop outdoor settings. Two of my friends live in apartments with access to rooftops. It truly is a great way to drink wine while watching the day turn into night. LOVE!
10. Water. I've been seeing A LOT of people cleaning pathways here in Los Angeles using water. It makes me cringe everytime! Maybe it's the Australian indoctrinated attitude towards water, but i feel this is such a waste. Learn to love and appreciate water!


  1. When are you coming to NYC? I can take you to some of my favorite places! You know my email....also there is a nice carousel right in Bryant Park in NYC. Hope your friend is taking you there!


  2. LOVE THAT!!! i'll be flying in on the 23rd Aug until the 6th Sep. An antique carousel is being installed right now under the brooklyn bridge which is going to have a glass enclosure!!! I'm pretty excited about that! See you soon in Lala Land Danielle!