September 30, 2012

this week

sisters reunited
steviie jewellerys new 'turkish delight' collection on its way to dear september store
weather is getting warmer but my legs are not quite ready!
blooms! summer is around the corner
mum's san choy bow
my favourite boy
old photos...were still together
my signet ring from when i was 12...its a  pinky ring now
and cheese platters are the best

thank you jamie...

sunday night dinners always call for something hearty, tasty, easy and a little bit cheeky.
the best way to finish the week is a big bowl of pasta!
jamie olivers 30min meals is a bible in my house, fresh, fast and delicious meals.
i tried my hand at the 'trapani-style rigatoni'.
a blended mix of blanched almonds, chilli, garlic, tomato and anchovies add the perfect mash up of flavours to toss through rigatoni, i would definitely recommend trying!


September 29, 2012

b i a n c a j a g g e r

she wore a suit to her 1971 wedding to mick jagger, married a rock star in saint tropez, was known as the life of the party at studio 54. close friend of andy warhol. a former model, actress, a mother and also a grandmother.
bianca jagger.
but it dosent stop there....
not just a pretty face the nicaraguan born beauty is also a social and human rights advocate.
Jagger currently serves as a Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador, Founder and Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, Member of the Executive Director's Leadership Council of Amnesty International USA, and a Trustee of the Amazon Charitable Trust.
Over the past thirty years she has written articles and opinion pieces, delivered keynote speeches at conferences and events throughout the world and participated in numerous television and radio debates, about numerous issues including genocide, the war in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan, the war on terror, war crimes against humanity, crimes against future generations, the Former Yugoslavia, Sri Lanka, Central America, Iran, Iraq, India, children and women’s rights, the rights of indigenous peoples, climate change, the rainforest, renewable energy, corporate social responsibility, the ensuing erosion of civil liberties and human rights, and the death penalty.

its hard not to like her!

homegrown eyewear...

iconic australian shoe label tony bianco is releasing a new eyewear collection this summer for the very first time!
girl crush model bambi is the face of new super sleek campaign.
here is a taste of whats to come... if its anything like their amazing shoe collections then ladies we better watch out!
better yet they are super affordable, priced around $90 a pair! 
check out their website to view the full range here.

happy long weekend.....

never say never.
weekend wise words, be inspired & have fun!

t.a.k.e. m.e. t.o. c.u.b.a.

more precisely take me to h.a.v.a.n.a.!
imagine the hot air smacking you in the face as the plane door opens. 
dry intense heat. 
explosions of colour. 
street vendors. 
tropical fruit. 
candy coloured lane ways.
night life...
havana. the capital city of cuba. the third largest metropolitan area in the caribbean region.
the city is said to be an eccentric mix of both the old world and the new world.
today i imagine myself there wearing a vivid headscarf, bikini and some form of plastic fruit dangling from my ears.
where would you rather be?....

September 28, 2012

waiting for happy hour....

the writtings on the wall....

we here at dear september have a massive crush on wallpaper!
so much so that we have been doing some research on some different uses and ideas for using wallpaper.
be it metallic, textured, velvet, bright, bold or pastel, wallpaper can be a great way to revamp any room or piece of furniture without breaking the bank, plus its a great DIY project!
give furniture a new life, add some colour to doors, book shelves, ceilings, create feature walls, even frame it! 
here are some great ideas to get you inspired!
we also found another list of great uses on the home decor DIY furnishings blog click here to check them out.

September 27, 2012

dont read if hungry....

one half of dear september was recently lucky enough to visit positano on italys coast.
an array of colour, beauty, food and fragrance.... it was hard not to fall deeply in love.
the food for me was one of the best ways to experience the culture..... good excuse i know!
upon returning i started hunting down for the best way to continue my holiday back in sydney..... solution has been found!
'amalfi coast recipes' by amanda tabberer. her second book on amalif coast, if you havent been lucky enough to devour her first book 'my amalfi coast' then i suggest you do this also!
this new recipe book however will have you drooling....
Flying squid and potato stew, Fish in crazy water, Spaghetti of the convent.
Already the food of the Amalfi Coast is intriguing.
The star is fresh produce from the sea, complemented by sun-kissed local ingredients: cherry tomatoes, artichokes, garlic, seasonal herbs and the famous Amalfi lemon.
Amanda Tabberer spent two decades living on the Amalfi Coast, and was made welcome at the tables and in the kitchens of passionate local cooks. Here she shares authentic Amalfi recipes that have been passed down through the generations.
available online from penguin here.

blue moon....

blue moon, blue lagoon, blue eyes, blue bell, blue bird, blue ocean, blue sky.......never want to stop thinking about the amazing summer upon us?
pastel blue nail polish is the perfect reminder! its on the top of our list this summer as the must have colour!

wish upon a chair...

denmark designer hans j wegner created the wishbone chair for carl hansen & sons back in 1949.
 the chair has been in production without  interruption since 1950.
the chair designed as both a dining chair and the perfect chair for relaxing. its gentle bent top rail allows both comfort and movement. the chairs design involves more than 100 by hand production steps in order to produce its beautiful y shaped back and form and the seat is hand-woven by 120 metres of paper cord said to last up to 50 years.
the chair is still today one of the brands most popular pieces and became best known when it was used in the famous tv debate of  presidents john kennedy and richard nixon.
check out their website here for more great designs.
we think they are just perfect in any room for any setting
.... is it too early to start santas list?