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The Little Blush Book {property selling edition}

I recently wrote about our experiences selling our house which included some tips and tricks that I learnt during the selling and moving process. As promised, here is the list of people and companies we used to help us keep sane during the move. Real estate agent We used Daniel Cachia from Phillips Pantzer Donnelley and couldn’t have been happier. Daniel sold our house quickly – not…

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Book review: The Underwriting by Michelle Miller

Corporate deals are a strange beast – they are entirely all-consuming, taking up all of your time and then suddenly, almost without notice, they are over. The Underwriting, the debut novel by former JP Morgan employee, Michelle Miller, about the initial public offering of a Tinder-like dating app, is similar. Set between Wall Street and Silicon Valley the novel plays out through the voices of…

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Leaving Lawson Street: lessons learned, tips & tricks to reduce moving madness

The first thing you may notice about this post is that it is not called how to have a stress-free move. I am not entirely sure that such a thing is possible, and I can assure you our ‘half-move’ {we have moved OUT of our old place, but still haven’t found our next home} was anything but stress-free.However I did learn, sometimes the hard way, a…

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#createorcredit {Part 2}: misleading and deceptive conduct on social media

In the second edition of my #CREATEORCREDIT series we dig a little deeper and look at the fine line between valid promoting and what may be misleading or deceptive conduct on social media {specifically Instagram} to ensure you don’t get caught on the wrong side of the law which can attract hefty financial penalties. These posts are part of my business & financial insights for the style set series….

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What I gifted…

So, what did I gift this Christmas? A special package for my girls featuring pieces from some of my favourite creative Australians. And the best bit? Pop over to my Instagram page to find out how you can win the whole lot {including personalisation of your leather business card holder with your very own initials}. Oh… and I may have kept one of each…

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Personal style // ballgowns with basics

Ballgowns with basics is one of my favourite style mantras, for both fashion and interiors. Combining a fabulously luxe piece with something a little more pared back.  You don’t literally have to team your ballgown with a basic tee – but of course you can! And for my first personal style post, I’ve done just that… Maticevski skirt // linen tee a gift from my bestie…

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Create personalised gifts with Officeworks

This post is sponsored by Officeworks I really do love a little personalisation – from initialed leather {more on that in a later post}, addresses on stationery and books filled with memories – there really is nothing more special that receiving something that has been made especially for you. Officeworks makes it affordable to create personalised gifts for your loved ones this festive season. You…

Adore Magazine home shoot | Image styled by CATHERINEGRACE | Photography by At Dusk | www.catherinegrace.com.au

Behind the scenes with Adore

I was so thrilled when Loni from Adore Magazine contacted me a few months ago asking if she could feature our place in her magazine. Of course I said yes! On a beautifully warm day in September – just days before we left for Paris – the gorgeous Hannah Blackmore arrived to take the photographs, I took charge of the styling and our mutual friend…

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Personal style // uniform

During my corporate years I almost never wore a full suit. I owned them of course, however I would wear the suit jacket with a dress, or suit pants with a silk blouse. It just wasn’t in my nature to wear a full pant or skirt suit. While I always dressed appropriately for my office environment, I did like to have a bit of fun with…

Walking through Paris: a love letter to her buildings

As many of you can imagine the organisation tragic in me wants to set out my series on our France trip in chronological order, however the creative in me just wants to share with you what is inspiring me right now. And today… the creative wins! I have been very fortunate to have been to France a number of times prior to this trip. When I…

CR8: Laura Blythman / Laura Blythman Studio

Melbourne based artist Laura Blythman, of Laura Blythman Studio, is one of those people who just spreads happiness! Her bright and colourful artworks are universally popular with the design and artist set, and her corporate illustrating work – designing for brands as varied as Finders Keepers Markets, Lark Store, Click On Furniture and Typo – is constantly in demand. Laura’s  limited edition prints and artworks can…

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Superheros + rockstars: a four year old’s birthday party

A little while ago I was asked by the lovely Sam from Dunne with Style {and new venture Ivy & Oak} to contribute to a section in issue 4 of Sweet Magazine that she was guest editing. The issue was all about boys – young and old – and providing party inspiration to men of all ages. I decided to style a four-year old’s birthday…