Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Eye Candy Alert!

Bill and Giuliana Rancic recently revealed photos of their newborn baby boy Edward Duke... The whole world appeared to be happy when they announced that they were having a baby via a gestational surrogate. And to see that beautiful image of Bill holding his baby in the palm of his hand... Melts even the hardest of hearts!

Bill holding baby Edward Duke... precious...

That photo of Robbie Williams with his newborn baby girl is so cute... Him covered with tats whilst gentle cradling that delicate little baby is such a contrast.  It also got me thinking... How beautiful is it to see the soft side of even the hardest of men...

Robbie & Teddie at 2 days old

So I did some research (that's what I'll call it...) and found some well know sexy men showing their softer side...


ahh... 'Mr Big', Chris North with his little doll!

Scott Disick with baby Penelope

Swoon... Orlando & baby Flynn when he
was a newborn

Chris Hemsworth, Thor, besotted by baby India Rose

Jay Z protecting baby Blue Ivy

At 57, there is no stopping Bruce Willis showing off baby Mabel
on Instagram
David Beckham with newborn Harper... His little

Harper Beckham with her famous daddy at Disneyland
earlier this year

Matthew McConaughy  is about to become
daddy for the 3rd time, Levi is 3, Vida is 2
and baby no 3 is due early in the new year!

And our very own 'sexy' daddy, Jim, with Benita at
6 weeks old!  My personal favourite photo!

Loved doing this post...

Chat soon!


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Little Bali Love - Jem

As some of you might know, I love travelling and one of my favourite places for peace and relaxation is Bali.  I have been to Bali a number of times and I am about to go again in a week!

With many of you going to Bali during the school holidays and beyond, I thought I would ask lovely Jem from Little Bali Love to share some of her great tips of where to go with little people in Bali

"...Now dividing my time between Melbourne and Bali, my love affair with the Island of the Gods first began many years ago when I first travelled to Bali as a teenager. Fast forward a decade and a half and many trips and adventures later, Bali is now my home away from home for me, hubby and my two little girls aged 3 and 2. Some people head down the coast for their summer breaks, but my family jet off to Bali for some fun in the sun, new experiences, nasi goreng and quality family time. After dishing out email after email to fellow travelling families on where to stay, where to eat and other tidbits about the island, I  decided to launch www.littlebalilove.com which now provides families all over the world with advice and tips on all the best places to eat, play, shop, stay, see, experience and explore when holidaying in Bali.

Here are my tips on a perfect (jam-packed!) day in Seminyak...

Sunrise, a walk on the beach, then a morning coffee stop with the cool cats at the Corner Store

Fill up on a big beautiful, beachside brunch at Bali institution La Lucciola

Followed by a quick mid morning caffeine hit and babycino at Sea Circus

Then a snack, swim and a play at El Parque

Lunch at Grocer and Grind

Then the “Pampering and Playdate” package at the Cubbyhouse Kids Club at the Semara Spa & Resort

Afternoon High Tea, cakes and treats at beautiful Biku

Glam Sunset Drinkies at Ku De Ta

Followed by whatever tickles your fancy for dinner - Nasi Goreng, Japanese, Greek, Italian,  Pizza... the options are endless.

Of course in amongst all this the shopping is great for mummies, daddies and little people...

Then home to your villa or hotel for beddy byes! Nitey nite. x..."

For details of any the above places as well many shopping, eat, staying options please visit Jem at www.littlebalilove.com along with Little Bali Love facebook page!  An amazing guide for all things Bali!

Jem, along with all our special guest blogger's, has kindly given us a peek into her "Bali" bag... One thing is for sure the sunblock & water bottle are a MUST!

Thanks so much Jem...  love all your work!

Chat soon!


Monday, September 17, 2012

My Little Jedi - Vesna Vasilevski

Through my work I am very privileged to come across some amazingly talented and wonderfully generous people.  One of those is the always elegant Vesna Vasilevski.  Vesna is a very busy lady!  Apart from being mum to her gorgeous 3-year-old boy Aniken, is also the creative director of My Little Jedi, one of the most gorgeous event styling businesses around, along with an online magazine of the same name!

We are so pleased that Vesna has been generous enough to offer us an insight to an event she recently styled...

My Little Jedi - Celebrate in Style

Vesna writes:

Ballet Shoot

"Every little girls dream is of becoming a ballerina and when I had the opportunity of choosing the theme for the Tomkat Studio Australian Party Designers Challenge, I couldn’t go past this beautiful theme.  Anything that has to do with the ballet evokes elegance and femininity. The first thing that comes to mind is tulle, pretty ballet dresses, pointe shoes,  soft and feminine d├ęcor, ruffle cakes and pretty little details all around. 

I started searching for the perfect location for this shoot and once I saw the ballet studio at the Sydney Dance Company and I was instantly in love. My vision was to capture real life as well as keeping it authentic and believable so I chose two beautiful real life ballerinas.  I chose lots of pink accents as well as grey and white hues to keep everything looking dreamy but also in line with Tomkat Studio Ballerina Printable Collection

For the main cake I wanted to combine my love of ruffles and beautiful ribbons so Dewi of Sweet Bloom Cakes made the most beautiful four tier cake, wrapped in pale pink ribbon (which reminded me of the ballerina pointe shoes) and the last tier featured amazing rose inspired ruffles which completed the cake beautifully.  We wanted the main focus to be on the printables so we kept the sweets to minimum. Dewi made the delicious cake ball tower, macarons with bows, ruffle cupcakes and the delectable tiramisu in jars which were a hit on the day.

Working with Tanya of Tindale Images was a dream, she captured every single detail beautifully and the whole concept is almost tangible throughout the magnificent images. Olympia looked super cute, she wore the most beautiful dresses from Tutu De Monde which were made from the soft silk, twinkly sequins and ballerina style tutu skirt that cries out to be twirled in. As a professional ballet dancer, Christina is very passionate about ballet and she every step she takes it looks so effortless."


To find out a little bit more of our guest bloggers I have decided to ask them to show us what's in there bag... You find out so much about a person from what they carry with them day-to-day!

Thanks Vesna for allowing to peek into your bag!

"As you all know, women tend to put a lot of things in their bags and I am no different, however recently I decided to become little more organized so I can easily find my mobile and car keys (as they always get lost in my bag) so now I only carry what I really need and use daily. I was very excited when Helen asked me to be a guest on her blog and show “what’s in my bag” because I have never done this before and I thought it would be fun to share what it is exactly that I’m lugging around every day. V. xo"

What’s in my bag:

1.     Diary – Call me old fashioned but I still like to put pen to paper. Working as an event stylist takes a lot of planning and follow up so I have this planner with me at all times to keep me organized.
2.     Mor hand cream – During winter my hands get dry from the wind and this lovely cream works a treat
3.     USB – you never know when you will need one so I always keep one in my handbag
4.     Chanel lipstick – I use to be a lip gloss girl but i have recently switched back to lipsticks and I have never looked back. I love the beautiful Chanel rouge coco lip stick shades
5.     Nivea tinted moisturiser - I usually don’t keep a lot of makeup in my bag other than moisturiser and lipstick for quick touch ups.
6.     Nivea facial cleansing wipes – you can never have enough of these wipes!
7.     Nail grooming kit
8.     Iphone – I LOVE my iphone, it goes everywhere with me. I can't imagine life without my email and all of the extremely useful apps. 
9.     Listerine mint floss
10.  Kate Spade wallet – I love big wallets as I always keep all my cards and important documents with me.
11.  Mini ipod  - I like to listen to music when I go for a run
12.  Ray Ban wayfarer – my favourite shades!
13.  Kate Spade bag – I have been a fan of Kate Spade for a while and I adore her style. My latest purchase is the gorgeous gold and natural handbag, it’s the perfect size for everyday wear!

Again I would like to thank Vesna for taking the time out from her busy schedule to share her beautiful work with us!

Vesna's work has been entered in a competition for the best Australian Party with the prestigious TomKat Studio. To vote for My Little Jedi's Ballerina Inspired party please click here and leave your comments on the Ballerina Post!  I am sure Vesna/My Little Jedi would appreciate your support!

I hope you enjoyed this post!  More guest bloggers in the coming weeks!

Chat soon!