Velvet Green.

Yeah so like I said, I’ve become a HUGE gardening nerd. HUGE. Constant trips to nurseries, umming and ahhhing over pots, sneakily grabbing random cuttings on walks, surfing the net to try and learn what the hell to do with said cuttings, running out in the morning to see what has changed or blossomed. I love it.

And I’ve just found a girl after my own heart – Kelly Ash. Horticulturist, writer, photographer.

Photos: Kelly Ash

Nick Brandt.

I’m extremely lucky at work to sit next to my friend who has the same off (off) beat sense of humour as I do. She makes me laugh all day without fail. And I mean really laugh. Like, tears in the eyes, laugh. She also loves animals as much as I do and has this beautiful Nick Brandt elephant shot as her screensaver. Every time I see it I’m shocked by how striking it is. Africa sure is a long way from Australia but it may be getting about that time to pay it a visit.

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Photo: via Jade HopcroftPhoto: via Jade Hopcroft

An Aussie Party.

A little while ago an Aussie wedding on Green Wedding Shoes caught my eye. It was stunning, simple, beautiful. I couldn’t stop thinking about it and how much I loved the warmth projected. So when my lovely friends at Elle Decor South Africa asked me to contribute a guest post for their International 25th Birthday issue – lightbulb moment. And how beautiful are Tim Coulson’s photos? De-vine.

Photos: Tim Coulson