Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goodbye 2011

At the start of this year I posted my new year resolutions. As a reflect on the year that was and the resolutions I made I am one happy lady... Here is a quick recap:

1. TO NOT BE A BAD BLOGGER: Note to Self, if you write another post saying "i have been a bad blogger" due to not posted you might as well delete the blog. This will not happen. Once a week is my aim with the chance of more
    • Well I haven't been the best blogger but i have made a change to make it better. I undertook Holly Becker's e-couse from Decor8, Blogging your way. Here I learnt so many things to improve my blog. One thing that I am proud of is that I "Came out" and shared my blog with my friends and family on Facebook and I have seen and increase in readership. It was highly inspiring and I recommend it to anyone that has started or is starting a blog. The great thing also is you can connect with students during and after the course which is so valuable.
    • The other thing that I learnt is if i don't have anything to post.... Don't post a thing.
2. TO SHOWCASE LADY FABLES PALACE: My one love that I have actually accomplished last year was to show case my Palace. I will continue to do this and share my inspirations.
    •  The Palace is moving along smoothly and I am happy with its progress.....I am currently putting the finishing touches on the study and I can't wait to show you
3. This one is a little far fetched but..... To somehow have A MENTION IN REAL LIVING MAGAZINE. Real living is my favourite mag for all things House and home. it says it in the name and i can totally relate to its contents. My aim for 2011 is to some how get a mention in it.
    • Ok, this didn't happen. I entered the Real Living decorator competition but unfortunately i didn't get a mention. But the one thing I did learn is that if I am happy with my "Palace" and how I decorate it, that is a reward enough. As much as Real Living is one of my favourite mags, a mention is not the be all and end all.
4. TO CHILLAX: I am a stress head, i worry about everything and how we are going to get it done. This year I want to get my priorities right and learn to be relaxed with myself.... and to realise that when I have nothing to do, it will be ok and just pick up a book and take some time to relax
    • This took work but i think that I have accomplished this. :)
So for 2012, what do I want to achieve? Not much really, I am so happy with where I am at the moment, both professionally and personally. but I have a few minor things that I would like to work on:

  1. Increase Lady Fable's readership and content
  2. Get out more and explore the great city I live in (Melbourne, for those who don't know) and document it for my blog
That's it really. simple.

Do you have any great dreams for next year? Did you fulfill your resolutions from last year?

However you celebrate the night tonight, enjoy and be safe. I will see you all next year. May it be great.


Lady Fable

Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday Fable

I have completely lost track of what day it is. It always happens to me this time of year, which is great. So today ladies I will post the last Friday Fable for the year.

Source: via Lady on Pinterest

We are human after all...

Enjoy your last day of 2011 tomorrow.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

I have the Golden Recipe's!!!

Two Christmas's ago, I posted about my dear Babicka (Grandmother), and her divine Christmas biscuits. The Queen Mother has gave her a recipe book before Christmas last year so that she could write in the recipes and give it to me for Christmas. It didn't happen.

My 30th was in March, all I wanted was the recipes..... that didn't happen either.

She kept on telling me that she needed to translate the recipes from Czech to English and how much of a painful task it was. The funny thing out of all of this is that she doesn't refer to the recipe as she has been making these bikkies for over 50 years she knows them off by heart.

But alas Lady got her recipes on Christmas Eve, not in the recipe book as Babicka didn't know where to write them. (cute). So, she wrote them on the back of old Christmas cards. (Genius idea for recycling Christmas cards).

There is something really nice about your Grandmothers writing so curly and delicate. She also wrote a little note that she made one of the biscuits with certain nuts as that is what my Dad likes. I was expecting a long difficult recipe as it has taken nearly two years to get them but really they look simple.

I am planning to share with you all, but first I will test them out for myself (Just in case Bab's has missed a key ingredient).

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tis the Season....... to be Sadie the cleaning lady!

If anyone of you are like me at Christmas, I clean. I have been cleaning and going through the Palace (it is small but bi-jingo I have hidden something in every nook and cranny). I have come across three years worth of Real living, Frankie and Shop mags. I could not bear to part with them but I have gone through them all and torn out the things I liked and loved. Filed them away in neat little piles and will be used for a future series of posts.

But I have found the most amazing letters and cards from my gorgeous Lady's. I am such a lucky girl to know that I have some of the greatest Friends and Family.

I have also gone mini project crazy. I am really just trying to make the most of the 10 days I have off. My two main aims is organise and finish the office and work out what is going above the bed. Please note that for the past two months we have had various things stuck on the wall with blu-tak to see if we liked it. Since doing this most of the items have fallen off and all we are left with are randomly placed blobs of blu-tak on the wall. Now that ain't pretty!

What have you been doing over the break? Cleaning, relaxing etc.

Stay posted my pretties for the unveiling of the clean, project mastered palace.


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas from Lady Fable

Merry Christmas! May you day will be filled with Cheer, gifts and love. Enjoy! I hope Santa was good to you all and look forward to sharing my adventures with you in 2012.

Lots of Love

Lady Fable

Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday Fable

What a year it has been..... "Don't give up" has been my motto this year. As work finished up today, I reflected on my commute home on my year and what I have accomplished. It has an amazing roller coaster and I survived and got there. Now for a short but great break with family friends.

How will you spend your Christmas break?

Enjoy the days ahead.


Lady Fable

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday Fable

They days are just flying and i keep missing to post on a Friday. Christmas really has creeped up and got me this year.

With all the functions that are on at this time of year, you are always puzzled on what to wear. Today's post is about the most important thing you can wear. A smile. It doesn't matter how nice your shoes or you make up is, if you are not wearing a smile your outfit will definitely will not be rockin'

Happy Weekend Ladies!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Monthly Macaron: La Belle Miette


I have been waiting for the day that I could sink my teeth into the loveliness of a La Belle Miette Macaron. I had heard that these were divine and possibly a contenter in the Best Macaron in Melboure. I have in the past month had several attempts to visit the store, but as I didn't check the hours before leaving home I was always too early or too late.

Yesterday I was in luck! There was not much left but I walked away with 6 different flavours complete with the cutest little box.
Complimentary Box that you get your Macarons in
Shop front of the Hardware Lane Store
 The flavours I tasted were:

Strawberry & Vanilla
Violet & Blueberry
‘Bastille’ – Moet et Chandon and Blackcurrant

They were all amazing. Consistency and texture were equal amongst all of them and flavour was 10 out of 10. I would say that these are the best macarons I have tasted in Melbourne so far. I recommend everyone to go down and have a look and a taste.

I wanted to have a try of the Salted Caramel and the Vanilla and Olive Oil, but there was none left. I now have an excuse to go back and buy some more.

For Christmas they have special boxes and gift tags that you can purchase for an additional cost.

They have two stores, one in Hardware Lane and on in Church Street Richmond. They are normally closed on Sundays but up until Christmas the Hardware Lane store will be open. Yay!

Its going to be hard to find a Macaron that is better than these babies in Melbourne. Can anyone suggest a worthy contender?

30 Hardware Lane Melbourne 3000 &
432 Church Street Richmond 3121

Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Fable

Yesterday I attended a Women in Business Network Luncheon. It was great to be invited and was inspired by the guest speaker, Chris Helder. A very funny, loud, yank, that captivated the crowd of 450 chatty women. He spoke about communication, engaging and attracting people. He finished with a Helen Keller quote that has stuck in my head since. "Life is eiter a daring adventure or nothing"

Source: via Jessica on Pinterest

So I jumped on Pinterest and I came accross this Etsy store, Happy Deliveries that sells this print for $20USD.

Happy Friday!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

TDF Open House

One word, WOW! I thought by getting up early this morning I would beat the crowd and get to TDF Open House just before it opened. Early, yes! Beat the crowds, no! The hype about the open house lived up to everything that I thought it would be, and most of Melbourne that seemed to have visited agree.

For those who are not aware The Design Files Open House is the brain child of Lucy from The Design Files and Ester from the Project Agency. Together they have put together this mammoth pop up shop for 4 days only in the back Streets of Fitzroy, Melbourne.

I got there just before 10am and like me, there were about 10 eager beavers waiting out the front with the same intention of getting in early. The roller door went up and I went in. Upon entry I didn't know where to look, there was something on every wall, nook and shelf! I was in heaven.

The home is a warehouse conversion. Everything on the floor was up for sale, I mean everything! (Yes, even the kitchen sink!)  The house had a master bedroom, ensuite, kids bedroom, dining room and garage downstairs. Upstairs was an open plan kitchen, meals and lounge area. Also upstairs was an outdoor terrace with furniture from Jarden and a coffee and sweets stand (which I bypassed as I am saving my sweet tooth for my Monthly Macaron post next week).

TDF Open House. All pictures taken by Lady Fable
The influx of people made it difficult to take a lot of pictures but here are some snapshots I took on the trusty iPhone using instagram.

Runing from left to right from the top down:
  1. The A-frame letting you know you have found TDF Open House.
  2. Mini Christmas trees from Joost 
  3. The first thing you are greeted by when you walk in - Racing Red Mini Cooper 
  4. The most amazing planter wall
  5. Collection of some of the work available to purchase. works by Kat Mcleod, Kirra Jamison, Kate Tucker
  6. The Outdoor area, umbrellas by Basil Bangs and Furniture from Jardan
If was a great Sunday morning to visit. For those who didn't get down there, never fear TDF Open House are going online as off tomorrow. So you can buy anything that was in the house, with guaranteed delivery before xmas (I am pretty sure that will be only for domestic Australian delivery).

So Did Lady purchase anything you may ask? Well, as much as I wanted the vintage Bally poster from Galerie Montmarte that was in the Kids Room.  I walked away with The Design files 2012 calendar and Conversations with Creative Women.

Friday Fable

Well the week has been manic and the new two are not going to be much better. Why does time fly so quickly. I must be having too much fun! I am posting this this week as I have said "everything is going to be alright" about twenty times this week.

Every little thing will be alright,  everything will get done the best we can but we need to also remember we are human.


Source: via Teresa on Pinterest

TDF Open House. Last day & Melbourne Design Market

Hi there Fable followers!

Today is the last day of TDF Open house. I am making my way down there today to have a look. From all reports it is amazing and it worth a look even if you are not planning to buy anything.

You will find the Open House at:

40 Lt Napier Street, Fitzroy

Also the Melbourne Design Market is on today in the Fed square carpark. It is great and is the perfect place to get some Chrissy pressies. I went last year and it was mayhem with people everywhere but I picked up some great goodies.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

For those who are not in Melbourne, i am going to post some pics of my visit to TDF Open house later today.
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