The space swap {part 1}: a new play area for Little Miss

A new play space for Little Miss in our open plan living / dining room I recently flung my hands in the air and declared “we have to move house!” Why? The way the living / dining room was set up was just not working for me, for our family or for Little Miss. I couldn’t see her when she played, the space felt cramped and I…

Window shopping: catherine & grace merchandises Quincy’s window

Quincy collaborates with local creatives and asks catherine & grace to contribute Quincy, a gorgeous shoe and accessories boutique on Queen Street in Woollahra, part of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, is teaming up with local businesses and businesswomen enabling them to showcase their skills, style and specialities by creating a window display utilising products stocked at Quincy.  I’ve been working with Quincy for almost a…

Documenting… MamaPapa

Documenting… a series dedicated to finding the unique and the stylish – places you will want to visit, explore or know about – as seen through the eyes of CATHERINEGRACE Mama Papa, Avalon, Sydney’s Northern Beaches I can’t… I mean… I literally have no words! I actually drew breath when I walked into Avalon’s Mama Papa. The store is seriously beautifully and impeccably curated; a truly enchanting space to…

Toss-able tableware you won’t want to toss

Single-use eco-tableware with style and substance {the review} Standard bamboo tableware has been my go-to for events requiring single-use plates, bowls & cutlery.  I’ve stamped it with names {for a christening and an engagement party}, used it for serving canapés and served everything from brunch to a late night snack on it at various functions.  And they haven’t failed me yet!  So why would I now look for…

Flower drumming

A Hitched magazine Style Sesh with Holly Hipwell of The Flower Drum {the day} Take self-taught floral {super} enthusiast, bucket-loads of market fresh flowers, a room full of eager students and style it all up like only the Hitched team can and you have the makings of a truly wonderful day. Today I was luckily enough to spend the day with Holly Hipwell of…

The {wedding shoe} edit

Looking for the perfect bridal shoe… look no further! {the details} + all shoes available {at the time of publication} at Quincy, in Woollahra and online. + styling & photography by catherine & grace

The bride wore Blahnik

As a child, I had never dreamt of my wedding dress, or how it would feel to be part of a big white wedding.  I had, however, thought long and hard about the shoes!  So, it could be none other than Manolo Blahnik’s white satin D’Orsays from Quincy in Woollahra. . . . I wanted a simple, elegant silhouette for my gown and chose…