The Pretty And The Mayhem: 24.08.14

Erik Mattijssen paintings
Painting by Erik Mattijssen (see link below)

Happy Sunday!

I hope you’re having a great weekend so far. I hosted a brunch for a few of my girlfriends on our rooftop terrace yesterday and the weather turned out to be be fantastic for it! Could Spring have already sprung? I sure hope so! Last night, my friend Jo also took me to a great little Italian restaurant in St Kilda, if you live in Melbourne I definitely recommend you check it out! Their pizza were delish and the prices very reasonable.

Anyway, enough about moi. Here are some wonderful links I found for you in the last week!

♥ I am obsessed with these paintings from artist Erik Mattijssen, the colors are just stunning.

♥ A ‘pool pawty’ – also known as the cutest.thing.ever.

♥ 4 steps to creating a a professional flower arrangement. I’m in love with that bouquet!

10 things you learn in a good relationship.

♥ I can think of quite a few people who would love to receive these Lego shaped chocolates

♥ 15 inspiring designers to follow on instagram. I ♥ Orlando Soria.

♥ I know the Frozen theme song has been done to death but this wedding toast is still a winner.

199 thoughts you have when you shop at H&M – OMG yes!

♥ Yummy things to make this week: smashed avocado, feta and mint on toast, lemon artichoke pasta, and pumpkin and walnut cake.

♥ Do you keep a food journal? I’m thinking it could be a good way of tracking my pizza intake ;)

3 ways to update a ponytail. Also interesting: what your ponytail says about you.



  • Oh thank you so much for sharing my Smashed Avo, Feta, Lemon & Mint on Ciabatta recipe!!! There are so many brilliant links here. Oh yep – you’ve gotta love the food in St Kilda! I’ll have to check out the pizza place next time I’m there (I’m a total sucker for pizza!!!!). xxx

  • Pizza date next time I’m back? \”.”/

    Also, sooo hating my self-imposed two week carb ban – that lemon and artichoke pasta looks freaking delicious… <3

  • I so love Taylor Swifts new video, it’s so great that she can have a laugh at the industry. And yes, completely agree with the H&M thoughts. All the time.

    • I already know all the words to that song! It’s so catchy! And yes, the video is super cute. x

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