Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Summer Treat

Sago, mango, coconut milk, lychees, pineapple, lime juice & mint. The perfect summer treat to eat al fresco with a pina colada.

Thanks to my mate Meisy for making this yummy dessert & also to Charlie for having a birthday so we could eat it.  

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Summer Days

It's been scorching hot here in Melbourne for the past few days and to me, hot means beach so today me and my pal drove over to Edithvale for a swim and some sun. We loved the little beach boxes that lined the shore and the water was so crisp and clear, what a perfect way to spend the day.

Friday, February 15, 2013


Have a happy weekend ya'll :)

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Matsuri means Festival

If you know me, you'll know that I used to live in Japan and as a result I'm in love with all things Japanese - yukatas (summer kimono), tako yaki (grilled octopus balls) and taiko drumming to name a few. So to celebrate one of my favourite countries in the world, I went along to the Japanese Summer Festival in Melbourne today. I photographed the beautiful yukatas with their brightly coloured patterns and intricately knotted obis, I queued up for about 30 minutes to eat tako yaki and stood front of stage to watch the incredible taiko performance. Ahh Japan 愛してる ❤. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Dusty Roads, Guitars and Gum Boots

I recently did a shoot for singer songwriter Chanelle Davis' new album cover and for her New Zealand tour with fellow kiwi songstress Kerryn Fields. We were lucky enough to have stylist, Joanna Morton from The Visualary along for the ride too. I'd never used a stylist for a shoot before and it's safe to say that having another pair of creative eyes (and hands) involved was a huge plus!

Note to selves for future, there's tiger snakes in them there grasses. . .