Friday, January 15, 2010

Fabbo Friday - the fab four and an award

How quickly this year is speeding by! It's scary to think we're nearly half-way through January. Here are four fab things I've enjoyed this week.
1/ Frankie Magazine's Afternoon Tea cookbook. Today my daughter and I baked a cupcake recipe from this lovely book. This cookbook is pure Frankie. Lovely vintage linens china, photographs that make your eyes ache with their nostalgic prettiness. It reminds me of my Nanny and her ever-ready overflowing cake-and-biscuit tins filled with homebaked love.
2/ Lazybones. How I love Lazybones and their very pretty, comfortable frocks and nightgowns. I have picked up a couple of frocks from this Australian-based company. My last purchase was the Alice Paris print. Seen here worn by the lovely redhead. Of course I had to have the Paris print!
3/ Revlon Red Matte lipstick. If it's good enough for Nigella Lawson to rave over it's good enough for me, if slightly more orange toned than I'm used to wearing. I normally like a blue tone red. However, I do love the fifties feel and look of this lippie and the price is much sweeter than my usual LancĂ´me red.
4/ Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson. My Magic Hat Bookclub read and a very enjoyable romp it is! If you feel like a few laughs then I'd recommend. I must or bust see the Johnny Depp film now.

In other news, I have been awarded another lovely award by the beautiful Kesenya at Alice Jean's Guide to Vintage Living Blog . This is the beautiful Bloggers award and I'm chuffed to receive it as Kesenya's Blog is terrific and a real fave of mine. I love her vintage Australian take on things. A very talented doll and if you pop in do say hello to this lovely lady.
And there are only a few hours left if you want to enter the giveaway at another talented Australian. Sophie's gorgeous literary whimsical Blog Her Library Adventures is having a giveaway. Always cause for a celebration. Here's a link, so run don't walk!
Enjoy your weekend. Hope it is filled with beauty, inspiration and more than a spoonful of magic. Thank you for visiting me. xx


  1. ooohhh, some great links there! that dress is superb, i'm a sucker for paris prints too, and i keep picking up that frankie book in the newsagents but always talk myself out of spending the money. very interested to hear about that lipstick - i like a brownish red and am devastated that i'm coming to the end of my stockpile of long-discontinued poppy matt lipstick. congratulations on more beautiful blogging! p x

  2. Hello Josephine

    Happy New Year! I hope that the temperatures in Sydney are cooling down a bit for you. I'm not a big fan of heat either.
    Sorry to read about you possibly having osteo-arthritis, how is your back, any better?

    Well done on your award! It was interesting to find out more about you. Lazybones is full of lovely dresses!

    I liked your list of resolutions, several matched mine...More time for me (is one I really must try and achieve this year...)

    Have a lovely weekend
    Warm wishes
    Isabelle x

  3. I'm so very glad you are still blogging! And look see - you have an award for your efforts. I just love all the 'stuff' you chat about and I think it's about time I bought a new lippy, too. Thanks, Tale Peddler! xx

  4. Hello!

    I'm Ruth. Kesenya's blog led me here and I so enjoyed my visit. congratulations on your new award. Thank you for the link to Sophie's blog. will hop on to it now.
    Happy Weekends!

  5. Congratulations! And thanks for sharing your lovely finds with us :)

  6. I bought 2 Lazybones dresses last year and everytime I wear them I get compliments.They are really pretty. I also own the Frankie cookbook. Just the pictures are enough for me. Stunning.

  7. Pinry, Poppy King is back in business with a very similar range and so I'm sure she would have your colour in her new line. I've seen her lipsticks in Sydney Myers and they say if you liked Indolence you'll love etc etc...
    Isabelle, always so great to see you here. Back is still not good. Had my bone density tests today so should know more soon. I'll keep you posted!
    Helen, a new lipstick is always a good pick me up and there is something so lovely and retro about Revlon.
    Ruth, lovely to meet a friend of Kesenya. I shall pop over to your place and say hello. Thanks for leaving a comment.
    Jennifer, thank you as always. I love seeing all your buys and lovelies as well.
    Simone, we have such similar taste in things! I could see you in the Lazybones frocks. They are so suited to the Australian climate being such a cool light cotton. I'm popping over to Beach Vintage right now! xx


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