Sunday, June 27, 2010

Robin Street Market

Some months ago I came across a new online store, well a market. Robin Street Market is a online store of a handmade goodies from all around the world.

You can buy everything from everywhere, from America, UK, Europe and Asia. As well as Australia. You can get accesories, homewares and art. The list goes on and on. They also have a blog.

Robin Street is all about buying unique gifts, wears and goodies. This give you luxury of buying from many market stalls from all around the world from the comfort of your own home. Robin Street gives you a brief Bio on the artists and if available a link to their website.

I thought I would share my purchase, a Linocut print of red teacups by Narelle Badalassi. See Below. Narelle is based in Blackmans Bay in Tassie. Unfortunately there is none of these left.

If I save my pennies I have put the following on my wish list as my next purchase.

"Atom" Rectangle Cushion Cover by Sarah Robinson
Bangkok, Thailand

(RIGHT) Limited Edition Print "Summer Dream" by Dilka Nassarova
Trieste, Italy

 (LEFT) Print "In The Woods"by Carolina Grönholm
Stockholm, Sweden

I love the idea and worth a look. Support this new site and buy a little something for yourself or someone else. My teacups look pretty on my wall.

Take a look, it is worth it.

Hope you had a good weekend.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Christmas Presents that last all year

I love subscriptions as pressies, they last all year round. There is nothing quite like getting home from a long day at work and finding the new copy of Frankie in the letterbox. Love it! I shall read and report tomorrow. Goodnight Cherubs. x


I came across website last night, I am not sure how I got to it, but I am glad I did. Naomi Murrell is an Adelaide based creative who make wooden and perspex jewellery, letterpress cards, cushions and Pretty screen prints.

The Prints caught my eye. I am always looking for a pretty addition to the Palace's new wall. The great thing is that the prints fit perfectly in a Ikea Ribba Frame. I heart this Hope Pear screen print (AUD$55) and her whole store. Great Pressies, and I know I special someone that will love this.

Hope Pear screen print (AUD$55)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Hidden Coffee Gem: St Ali South Melbourne

Today one of my dearest friends took took me to St Ali in South Melbourne. Named after the patron saint of coffee, it is hidden down Yarra Place off Coventry Street. Housed in a converted warehouse, you would have not known if it was down this pokey little side street if it wasn't for the crowd of people outside waiting to get a table. Across the Place from St Ali is a "Waiting Bay". Here they make you coffee while you wait for you table.

We were lucky, we only had to wait 5mins for our table as we were a "two". Communal eating is the way we are seated. Staff were friendly and super bubbly for a sunday morning.

We get our coffee. OMG it was amazing, the best coffee I have had in ages. Two enthusiatic thumbs up on the coffee. The roast on the premises and can be purchased to take home

Next order my Brunch! I peruse through the menu, and St Ali have put a different spin on there breakfast/brunch. I am a traditionalist when it comes to breakfast, I am a poached eggs and bacon type of girl. So i cringed slightly at the menu of their breakfast with a twist. My friend tells me that Matt Preston is a regular and he always orders "My Mexican Cousin" which consists of corn fritters and poached eggs. Which after waiting nearly 40mins they arrived at the table (which didn't bother me as I was too busy talking and admiring the disjointed, industrial interior. They meal was different and great but the chutney that accompanied it was a little too much (Remember Lady Fable is a traditionalist when it comes to Brunch).

All in all a good experience. Loved the coffee. And also loved how this place is tucked away with no signage. The crowd outside showed how popular it is.

Open for breakfast and coffee 7 days and Dinner from Wednesday through Saturday.

St Ali
12-18 Yarra Place
South Melbourne, Vic, 3205

Ps. i am kicking myself for not taking pics!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

My First Decorating Project: Dining @ the Fable Palace

White walls everywhere and what to do. I have been inspired by scandinavian design for the last couple of months. I have been scouring the internet for inspiration for my little place.

I blogged about a bus roll I purchased some months ago and i decided that this would be the centre piece of the dining area in my palace. So I got this beauty framed at The Picture Box in Lygon street East Brunswick.

Next was the dining tables and chairs. The chairs were easy as i know what i wanted from day one, Eames Dining Chairs. I got these from Replica Furniture in Abbotsford. The Guys here are were really great and were a lot more friendly that other Furniture Company that i visited.

The dining table was something I was searching for weeks, but i could not find what I was after. My Last stop was Ikea. And i hit the Jackpot and bought this extendable table. This best thing is it was a steal for $229.

Lastly is my lamp. I came accross this by accident. I was walking down Brunswick Street and went into Thomas Gannon for a look and I found this lamp. A nice addition I think.

Table Accessories were gifts from friends, table runner from Ikea and the large vase is from Target Home.

Close up of my framed bus roll

Excuse my absence

Well I have been missing in action for some months. I am sorry and I have wanted to share some of my adventures and tales for so long but have not found the time to sit down and type. :)

So what has the past couple of months involved?? I have seen some of the most beautiful cities in the world, but my big milestone is purchasing my own apartment. Over the next couple of weeks I will share with you what i have done around the the place and some of my decorating.
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