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Daydreaming of You

Daydreaming of You

Sometimes you need to take time out for yourself. Time to lounge in the sun, drink some lemonade and plan your next adventure.

2015 is a year of adventures for me. I’m pushing myself to be braver, try harder, trust more and believe I can achieve. It’s tough and tiring but I’ve made little steps towards completing my goals. Inspired by local pinup beauties like Miss Victory Violet, Miss Charlotte Cake and Soda Fontaine I’ve applied for calenders, shoots and submitted for magazines. It hasn’t always worked out, but I’m proud of myself for trying and I know one day I’ll get there!

Basically what I’m saying is, well, failure isn’t failure. Failure is just eliminating a path that doesn’t lead to success so you can find one that does. I’ve learnt that behind every inspirational woman (or man) is a string of events that they aren’t known for, but that made them who they are. Be who you are. Work towards who you want to be.  Try, learn, and try again.

This post hasn’t actually gone where I intended, but that’s okay. It was supposed to be a summary of my goals for the year, but maybe this semi – inspirational spiel was something I needed to tell myself as well!

Leopard print and kisses,


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Hello Homemade Lemonade!

Hello Homemade Lemonade!

Oh summer you sweet thing!

This weekend was the start of the golden weather. I wore short shorts, lay in the sun, and made homemade lemonade with this easy recipe from For The Love of the South.

Sweet and tangy, I’m pretty sure this old fashioned lemonade is the nectar of the gods. Garnish with some mint leaves to bring out the freshness (or a dash of citrus vodka to bring out your freshness!) and top with ice for a perfect sunny afternoon.


Our lemon tree grows a variety called ‘Lemonades’, which are sweeter than regular lemons. If you can beg, borrow or grow some, I highly recommend it! Their lush mellow flavour means you can halve the sugar used in this recipe.

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