Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Oh I do love a doco, hot weather (not) , all the netflix & the electronic book thingy.



Happy New Year and all that.
Back at work now but was fortunate enough to have two weeks off. First week with all of the extended family in Noosa, second week at home to do all those jobs that you just don't get done unless you have a week put aside.... But it was too hot (what jobs??)  So I set up a pillow fort and bunked down in the lounge room where the air con is. And the television and my limitless wifi....

First up - two documentaries you can hit up on ABC iview. Been around for a while but first time I've seen and still so fabulous.

Mademoiselle C - a doco on Carine Rotfield's solo venture after leaving French Vogue and the development and launch of her first 'fashion book' - CR. Loved it all. The glitz, glamour, fashion, vision, hard work, the fashion shoots, and her! Whether or not it was the angle the doco was taking - I really warmed to her. Passionate, hard working, love for her family, collaborative and oh so flipping stylish.  Had pigeon holed her in the 'devil wears prada' mould but was pleasantly surprised. To me she is the ultimate, and that hair! pleaseeeeee. Karl Lagerfeld is a crack up, and Tom Ford kills me. Available on iview until 16 January. Click for link




Mission to Lars - 2012 doco about English siblings who attempt to arrange for their brother Tom to fulfill a long term passion of his, to meet the drummer of Metallica, Lars Ulrich. Tom has Fragile X Syndrome, a genetic condition causing intellectual disability, behavioural  and learning challenges. It's a beautiful story and with a brilliant ending (I won't spoil the story!...bet you can't guess,,,) - certainly a great 'feel good' given some of the 'not so good feeling' stuff that is going on with the world at the moment. WATCH IT! - its on iview (which is free by the way!) until 22 January. Click for link.


I've been known to lose whole weekends to 'the netflix' (or Stan, Presto etc. I don't discriminate) - When 'Please Like Me' first aired on ABC I was traveling a lot overseas for work so I was unable to string consecutive episodes together. I'd caught them here and there and loved it and understood enough to follow it loosely, but on a good tip from Kate after talking about our mutual love of Rosehaven  (click here to start if you are stoooopid and haven't seen it yet - available til Feb!),  I sat down and watched all four seasons from start to finish (3 seasons on Netflix, last season on iview).
Bloody frickin' heck Josh Thomas, you are the bomb. You and the people you collaborated with to write, direct, produce and act in this series. Laugh out loud, cringe behind your hands knowingly, weeping openly - feel all of the emotions. So brilliant on so many levels. As someone who has lived with and managed (not always well!!) mental illness since last year uni (i'm not doing the numbers but its been a while) - the accuracy to which this shitful condition is dealt with across all four season is incredible. In the clinic? oh my lordy lord, its been some time since I have had to spend time there but gosh it was done well.  Put it on your list people and watchhhh ittttt. Not sure how long netflix keeps series available, but if you want to ensure you see all of season 4 on iview, the first episode of the season finishes on 13 January, so hurry up peeps! x For first episode, start here.

Speaking of all things netflix and stan - what are you watching? what should I be watching?? - Loved 'Younger', can't wait for the next season of  'Designated Survivor', devoured 'The Crown' (love all things Royal despite being a Republican. Because I can...
Started Billions - still warming to it.
oh oh oh - LOVED Minimalism. Must watch.




One thing I always wanted in my home was a wall of book cases/shelving. And it had to cover the whole wall, over the door way. I spent a fortune and my little SFC (single fronted cottage) now includes said wall. Happy days.

I already had mountains of books and magazines and 'stuff' - so the cabinetry was easy to fill. But I've tried to cut down my spending (don't laugh) - so magazines are few and far between, mainly because I never found time to read.... and books - I only ever read once. So from a cost point of view and a 'stuff' point of view (see reference to 'minimalism' doco above!) - I finally succumbed over the Christmas break to 'Kindle-ing' , or as I succinctly refer to it  - the electric book thingy.

Well, it's fair to say I've taken to it like a duck to water :) - reminds me a bit of netty flix etc.
First up - a book I had heard about through another book I read. Well, well, well. Ding, ding, ding. A bloody brilliant read. Apparently, statistically there are a lot of us - but amongst my dear friends now, we are few and far between - 30 something  (fucking brilliant) single women. 

If you are one of these women and feeling a bit fragile about not being loved up and married with kids like the majority - stop what you are doing and read this god damn book. Hard copy, electric book thingy copy - I don't care, just do it. If you need me to buy it for you I will. It just mad me feel good (not that I was feeling super shitty to begin with, btw), and I'm about to read it again ( I know, I know). Thank you Sara Eckel. You are the business. Oops, almost forgot to tell you the name of the book, but I think that is because I don't believe it does it justice. Its so much more. READ IT LADIES!!!  - It's Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You're Single


Currently reading Jessi Klein's 'You'll Grow Out Of It" - LOVE. get it in your kindle here

Ok- that was some serious old school blogging. Yay. 

Don't forget the little brown button trading shop has a stupid sale on - Sunnylife Inflatables 50% off, Ban.do 2017 agendas more than 50% off with free shipping. And all the bling is shipped free of charge.



K x

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Majestical......



Merry Christmas! It's currently that fabulous time between Christmas and New Year - and if you are lucky enough to be on holidays right now, the days really roll into one another and you really have to think hard about what day of the week it is, I love it.

It's fair to say that 2016 won't go down as one of best we've had, but definite highlight for me was a fabulous New Zealand movie called 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople'. It's now out on DVD and we shared it with family you who hadn't watched it last night.

Julian Dennison's role as 'Ricky Baker' is definitely a highlight, and its a character he reprises for Air New Zealand's Christmas campaign with Ronan Keating.

If you haven't seen the movie, get a taste for it here.

Happy Holidays xx

Monday, July 25, 2016

Oh hai......


Um, so how can it be I haven't posted anything since February?!? And its almost August - what the flip... Time flies....

What can I say, I've been busy. And one of the things that has kept me busy at BBT HQ is our new range of jewellery. A long time fan on statement jewellery, we now stock a colourful range of earrings, necklaces and bracelets.

A few of my favourites are seen above, clockwise from top left:


To view the whole of 'BBT Bling' range, see here.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Going old school



One of my nearest and dearest is the reason why I started blogging. She even came up with 'brown button'. How things have changed. We caught up on the weekend to do some 'binge watching' of Nashville (or as we like to call it 'nashy') - we got hooked via netflix, I've paid and down loaded third season on itunes and because I don't need any further excuse to leave the house I haven't signed up for foxtel to get it in real time, so we will keep downloading (legally)

Ms 'White and Wander' has seen me through my darkest days (she's a keeper I tell you!) and we've had the best of times of well. Speaking of which....

She married her perfect partner in crime on new years eve and it was such a fabulous night (i may have made a killer play list on spotify for the d-floor that was only occupied by me, :P- but i'm sure that assisted, right? ) - When you know, you know. No messing around (and i stole a pic, tell me to remove but it needs to be on the interwebs xx)

Where was I? - that's right. Why I started blogging. And how things have changed. We blogged because there was no pinterest. No instagram. Shit, there was no facebook (but that makes us look wayyyy too old so i'm not going to go there) - it was a way of sharing stuff we found with friends.

But the blogs today? Wow. Amazing. And so much respect. And thankfully because of all their effort and time and original content the best ones are making it their full time occupation. But gosh its intimating. Because I've never had the guts or the talent to make it a full time thing. And those that do have the most unbelievable talent and skill and they (hopefully) finally earning an income off the back of the original and creative ability. My blog has always been about sharing stuff I loved (with the proper credit given of course) as well as the dodgy pic of something I did at home.

I have been incredibly lucky to enjoy a successful career in my chosen vocation (which couldn't be further removed from what i carrying on about here) and it brings me great satisfaction - so I'm going to let go of those feelings of inferiority - and every now and then I think it will be good to  head back here to do what I started this blog for - sharing some awesome stuff  (according to me...), the old school way. Because its my thing and I enjoy it.

Em - I was going to send this to you via email or some other interwebs thingy... but pfft, lets do it the 'old school way' - I give you Channing doing the best Beyonce you will ever see. And Channing's wife doing the best Channing you have every seen. You are welcome xx





Thursday, January 21, 2016

OZ DAY SALE


BIG....... HUGE...... SALE......... secretly starts tonight! (9pm AEST) , finishes midnight Tuesday 26 January.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Christmas Pop Up Shop



That time of the year again friends. If you live in Adelaide we would love to see you at 19 Brigalow Avenue, Kensington Gardens for our Christmas Pop Up Shop. 20% off all full priced stock. Special guest retailers, nibbles and bubbles (of course!) xx