I’m a big fan of ONA, who make beautifully built bags that are gorgeous on the outside and SLR-friendly on the inside, complete with compartments for lenses, cables, iPads or MacBooks. Just a few weeks ago, Ben got his first ONA (I invested in a this one a while back, some pics here), so I snapped some shots on the way home during one of those gorgeously bright evenings we’ve been having.
So simple, and so pretty – Chicago-based photographer Paul Octavious carries Pantone colour cards and matches them up to every day backdrops.
See more shots on the ONA blog.
Does this make you want to go to Electric Picnic or what? Gorgeous vid by Antidote. It also reminded me that I never posted my shots from last year’s EP. Why? I haven’t a breeze. But going through them now has me all excited – I’m looking forward to pulling on the wellies, rolling out the tent and discovering what surprises are in store this time ’round.
Can I just say: wow. The past few weeks have been utterly bananas – deadlines, shoots, an incredible weekend in Dubrovnik and the biggest news of all – I am an aunty again! My beautiful sister gave birth to a healthy baby girl. (I was there for the whole thing. Yes, the whole thing.) Isobel is almost three weeks old now, and changing every day. Her big brothers Ethan and Noah have been very sweet and lovely so far .
I can’t wait to go over and take a few more pics, and feel that teeny tiny hand wrap around my finger.
This Max Wagner print is very high up on my wishlist, so I am delighted to see that Bri has it as a downloadable desktop wallpaper this month. There are tons of others too!
I’m fairly new to Arrested Development. Ben is a huge fan, so planned a small get-together with other hard core fans to watch the Netflix stream of the new season (all 15 episodes of it) on Sunday. I tagged along on the promise of a barbecue breakfast (a delicious egg, sausage and rasher bap), some jokes about never nudes and for a chance to try making a frozen banana. Have you ever tried frozen bananas? Turns out they’re delicious. Of course, anything dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with hundreds and thousands is bound to be tasty. Anyway, here’s a little recipe of how we did it, just in case you haven’t made your way through all of the new season yet and need something to help fuel you along.
1 x bunch of bananas (five is loads)
1 x bar of dark chocolate (Lindt are now doing cooking chocolate, but we were going to wing it with Cadbury’s Bourneville until Ben’s mum whipped out some amazing stuff she’d frozen earlier)
Variety of toppings (we had chopped almonds and lots of hundreds and thousands. Guess which one was left un-touched?)
* Chop the bananas in half and insert a lollipop stick or small bamboo skewer into each. Five bananas will yield ten banana-lollies.
* Lay the bananas on a greaseproof-paper lined baking tray
* Pop in the freezer for 15-30 minutes, depending on how frozen you want them
* Once the bananas are out, slowly melt your chocolate in a bain-marie.
*Dip the bananas, sprinkle with the topping of your choice and enjoy – they pretty much just taste like banana ice cream, which is kind of awesome.
Last Saturday, one of my oldest friends and I met up to celebrate her birthday with some afternoon tea at The Westbury Hotel. Perfect little sambos, warm scones, delicious macaroons (the salted caramel one was my fave, by a long shot) and lots and lots of lovely cups of peppermint tea. I loved the view across Grafton St, which was absolutely hopping, and the near constant pop of champagne or giggle in the background – afternoon tea is very much having a moment right now (two other places I contacted where totally booked out!).
A recent work trip saw me in the pretty little seaside town of Bearna in Galway. We stayed at the fab Twelve Hotel (more on that soon) and headed down to the pier on a sunny Saturday for a stroll and a glass of wine in O’Grady’s.
I’m seriously lusting after this playful and colourful iPad envelope from Anve. Not massively practical, but very pretty.
A little sneak peek from a recent baby photoshoot. How adorable are those teeny, tiny toes? It was my first time using this new prop too, a gorgeous and super soft multi-coloured blanket that was a joy to shoot.