Friday Fashionista :: Emerald green loveliness.

Can you believe it’s Friday again?! It feels like yesterday I was sharing all that fabulous Winter Inspiration from last week’s Friday Fashionista. 🙂 Anyway here we are again and today’s feature is on special request. So sit back, relax and scroll through this sea of sparkling Emerald Green prettiness!
Love this fedora. I think I wore mine almost every second day this summer. Green chiffon, aviators, gold skinny belt, fringe bucket bag, gold jewellery, studded pumps = what a great outfit.  
Love how the colour pops against Emma Stone’s beautiful hair!
Fabulously sparkly pants teamed with classic demin and gold flats. Love it.
I wonder if they brought the umbrellas in to match.. 😉
Preppy emerald. A winner with tartan and navy.
And again for the boys, emerald with tartan. 
For the girls, rock it with cream, cobalt blue and tan.
Love this shade of green.. So lovely against dark denim and red rimmed shades.
So many greens in one pic!
Green and tan really are great friends.
And again, above and below.. teamed with faded denim = perfection! 
Love the leopard skinny belt and all these lovely jewels.
A darker shade.. 
I’m on the hunt for more of these chunky scarves.. they are SO versatile!
Matchy matchy.. stripes and checks.
Just thought I’d throw in a summer shot to cheer us all up. 
Only 6 months to go guys.. 😉  
And to finish, this stunning outfit was featured as part of Harper’s Bazaar’s London Fashion Week Fall Street Style 2013. The textures of the skirt and this exquisite coat are just divine! And that whispy braid just exudes effortless glamour. So friends that’s it for me.. hope you liked these pics. Let me know if you have any requests for next Friday! Happy weekend! (Now I’d better get back to packing…. eek, moving day tomorrow!! :-/)

nat x

Your declaration creates.

Hi peeps happy Thursday 🙂 How has this week been for you? I’ve had a good week.. writing away, packing boxes like they are going out of fashion (how funny is that saying when you think about it..) and anyway, I’m just really excited for a NEW SEASON! 
As you may have heard me share, my theme at the moment is to stir my expectation to actually believe that “anything can happen”. And for me this is usually coupled with a declaration. However, I have discovered that in order for me to actually believe what I am saying, it needs to start in my mind first.
When I’m declaring that “anything can happen!” and that “something amazing is going to happen to me today!”, I have to actually believe it. I’m not sure if this happens to you, but I’ll declare something huge over my life, but then it’s like it takes my mind a moment to adjust and enlarge itself to be able to fathom and believe it. Does that make sense? But we have to stretch our minds to think like God thinks. And He thinks big. 
He stretches out the stars over northern space,
and he hangs the earth on nothing. Nothing! 
The sun is 150 million kilometres away. It takes 8 minutes (travelling at 300,000 mt per second) for light to reach us from the sun. Alpha Centauri is the brightest star in the sky, because it’s the closest star to earth. By ‘closest’ it is 4.3 light years away. 41 trillion kilometres away! This is 300,000 x the distance of earth to the sun. Now this all hurts my brain and amazes me, but it also makes me look up and stand in awe of the One who created it all in one breath!
And at the same time as creating all that splendour, with one word, 
the power of His declaration also created this teeny little thing.
So whatever it is in your heart.. remember: your declaration creates. It creates either life or death. So let us stir ourselves up, renew our thinking and make the biggest declarations we can possibly imagine! Cos guess what? If God promises He’ll do “superabundantly far over and above all we dare ask or think”, then as soon as you’ve even thought it, he’s already matched you and raised you! So you’d better start declaring crazy big 😉 Because something incredible is going to happen to you today!
Have an amazing day 🙂

nat x 

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5 Minute Vacation :: 12 Things to Do in Paris.

Welcome to Monday morning ma’ friends! How was your weekend?! Well, I continued my lovely packing journey, and still managed to play the “let’s hide all the boxes by shoving them in the laundry and garage” game so I could have people over Friday and Saturday night! (And hey, let me say it was well worth it!) So, anyway.. here we are at the beginning of another week, and what better time than a Monday morning to head to Paris, don’t you agree? How beautiful is the above pic.. this is where you will be staying for the first half of your stay, complete with a scrumptious breaky on the balcony overlooking the Tour de Eiffel. Perfect. 🙂
Here is your stunning Parisian apartment.. and below, the view from another balcony. Hello!
Rather than doing the ‘touristy things’,
here are a few fab “off the beaten track” things you can do on your trip to Paris:
1. First up…. shopping.. House of Chanel on Rue Cambon of course. 
(Well, maybe a few others will be doing this, but hey.. it’s simply a must in my books).
2. Followed by a wander to check out this city’s fabulous street fashion. 
Ain’t nothin’ like it.
3. Stroll through the 4th arrondissement and check out the stunning flowers at Marché aux Fleurs et aux Oiseaux
4. Visit Fontaine de Médicis, the stunning water feature in the Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th arrondissement.
5. Upgrade yourselves to the luxurious 5 star Hotel Le Meurice, located in the 1st arrondissement between Place de la Concorde and Musée du Louvre

6. Meander through the backstreets and admire the spectacular architecture. 
Ivy + planter boxes + open windows = a wonderful sight.
7. Ok back to shopping.. we are in Paris after all.. 😉
8. Stroll through Gallerie Vivienne and discover the many other undercover shopping passages hidden in the 2nd arrondissement. 
9. Throw the map away, get lost, and take lots of artistic photographs.
(I never knew a row of lamp posts could be so beautiful!)
10. Grab a coffee and chocolate croissant in Le Marais.. 
Located in the 3rd and 4th arrondissements. 

11. Bask in the afternoon sun somewhere.. if it’s raining, all the better 🙂
12. Head to Restaurant Le Dali for dinner!
Have any of you guys ever eaten here?!?! Oh my goodness, I can imagine the food would be food is truly divine. So there it is guys.. a fabulous Paris list. Happy Monday and happy daydreaming! 

nat x

Friday Fashionista :: Winter inspiration

Woo hoo Friday is here! So with the weather turning a little icy.. I know I know it’s nothing like Europe in the winter or anything.. but hey, my head felt so cold when I woke up the other morning I literally felt like I was outside! Anyway, here’s some fab winter outfits to get us inspired to layer up, beanie up and of course scarf up. Enjoy!
Doesn’t this pic just exude “comfy”? 
Cable knit, thick scarf, blanket, book and of course a lovely cuppa.
I ADORE this scarf.. especially against the grey and pale blue denim. Ah.
Neutral and black. Fab.
Boys.. scarf + cardy = winner. 
(and of course the bowling bag… hmm)
Pastel prettiness. Love this.
Very Ralph Lauren.
This photo reminds me of a lovely friend of mine.. 
Great outfit. But so much better with the flowers don’t you think?
Love this look.
And snug as a bug. 
Navy and grey with a pop of red = great combo..  
Well I’ll have to admit, these pics have made me feel slightly happier about this chilly weather 🙂 So let us keep inspiring each other with great fashion ideas hey! What are you all up to this weekend? I am moving house next Saturday so I am planning on being in my trackies all day Saturday, packing my house and planning for the week. I’m feeling pretty organised, with all my printed labels (I am such a packing nerd) ha! So I’m believing it’s going to be an easy move…:) Ok peeps, well I am off, have a fab weekend and I shall see you in your inbox on Monday morning!

nat x

ps.. any thoughts for next week’s Friday Fashionista?

5 Minute Vacation :: Lake Como

Hi Writers Ink friends, how are you? 🙂 I wish this was a video blog, so then I could see you all and find out how you’re really doing! What are you are up to this week? Feel free to leave me a little comment below.. I’d reeeeally love to know what’s happening with you! For those of you in Melbourne, how cold is this weather?! Well as much as I will admit I am loving all the layers, wearing boots again and rugging up with beanies and scarves, my heart will always, always belong to Summer. 🙂 
And for me, Summer is actually not too far away, because I just found out…… I am going to Canada and Alaska in July for work! For a month! I’m going on our ‘Canada and Alaska Summer Tour’, and I’ll be writing articles and pieces on all the wonderful places we travel to. I’ll tell you more about it over the next few days, but let’s just say it’s a huge answer to prayer and I am very excited about it all! So let me encourage you.. seriously.. ANYTHING really can happen. Anything. Anyway, enough about me and more about you. Let me take you on a little adventure today.. and whatever you’re up to, I pray you will be refreshed and blessed by these stunning photos. So off we go to Lake Como…. First up, you’ll be attending a very swish gala event here at Villa del Balbianello
And below is the villa you will be staying at.. this is the sun room.
Take a stroll through these gardens..
And after all your meandering, you’ll definitely deserve a coffee..
So sit back and enjoy the view. Then go for a wander under these beauties..
Before taking an afternoon trip into Varenna. 
And then, at the very end of a magical day..
We will all gather together on the terrace for a beautiful meal! 
Be blessed today as you faithfully serve doing whatever you are doing. 
Just remember, despite all the changes that may be happening in your life, 
He has gone before you and made a way where there appears to be no way.

Here’s to something incredible coming your way TODAY! Anything can happen. 🙂

nat x

Image 1 – Pinterest 
Image 2 –  Five Star Alliance
Image 5 – Image – The French Tangerine
Image 6 – Image – White Sofa
Image 7 – Image – Purple Wisteria
Image 8 – Image – James Brandon
Image 9 – Haus Design

Great is His faithfulness.

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High,
Will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust.”
Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare, and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”
You might be in the best season of your life, or you may be in the middle of a storm…  whatever it is you are facing, He is your Shepherd. He is carrying you, and He has fresh strength for you today. I’m praying for you 🙂

nat x

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Friday Fashionista :: Ravishing Rose Gold

Well hello there and happy Friday!! I hope you have enjoyed your week and are all set for the weekend! Today’s Friday Fashionista request was “Rose Gold” ~ so here we go! Rose gold is a lovely, warm choice for winter I think. I just love this photo collage above.. the more bracelets the better I say!
These little sparklers are just fabulous with green capris. Stunning.
Doesn’t she look so fun?!
Michael Kors watch for the boys.. Love it.
And bubs does not have to miss out..
Love this studded Alexander Wang bag..
Shiny shiny..
Rose gold with navy, beige and tan = a winner.
And introducing the 1837 Tiffany rose gold cuff… 
She’ll only set you back 10K.. 😉
Love these Zara sandles..
Well I hope you enjoyed my little Rose Gold extravaganza!
Have a fantastic day.. and and even better weekend. Bless you heaps 🙂

Love Nat xxx

Interior Love :: The Great Gatsby Suite ~ The Plaza Hotel, New York

If this image doesn’t take your breath away, let me introduce to you a friend of mine and hopefully by the end of this blog you will be in love. Meet The Plaza Hotel. With refined sophistication, she stands in the heart of New York City, right beside Grand Army Plaza on the corner of 59th Street and Fifth Avenue. Soaring majestically 20-storeys into the sky, she peers elegantly over Central Park with effortless beauty and grace. 
Below is The Plaza’s Fitzgerald Suite. This suite was recently designed in celebration of Baz Luhrmann’s stunning adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Let’s a take a tour shall we?
Stunning isn’t it! This dramatic colour palette just oozes 1920’s elegance.
Charming portraits of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald grace the walls..
As dazzling chandeliers and fresh flowers warm and soften the space.
Love the hardwood floors against crisp white doors and skirting boards..
Pretty posies, black and white frames and textured rugs.
Love those luxurious wallpapered panels.. and that chandelier!
So what do you think?
Who would like to stay?
Whether it’s the Fitzgerald Suite, or one of their other spectacular suites..
This hotel is a DEFINITE on my travel list. 🙂
Ah.. just imagine walking through these doors..
How about you? Is The Plaza somewhere you would love to stay one day? How amazing would it be! What a crazy thought but I’m putting it out there and believing I will stay here in the not too distant future! And if you’d like to stay there just believe it! Cos remember… ANYTHING can happen.

Have a fab Tuesday!

love nat x

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Friday Fashionista :: Luscious Lime

Hi friends! Happy warm-weather-Friday!! It’s 25 today in Melbourne which is VERY exciting. I went to the beach yesterday afternoon.. it was so stunning! Anyway, here’s a bit of colour to brighten your day. I love how lime still has a strong presence in stores and online, and it looks like it will be with us again through winter. Yay.. anything that is NOT black gets my tick of approval!!)
Simple but so stunning! Love these white lace jeans.
Beautiful texture on this jacket.. and these pants. Love!
fabulous lime shoes
Little pop of colour on the tootsies.

hermes birkin bag
And off we soar on our private jet.. How many Hermes bags shall I order?!
They’ll set you back a cool $26,000.
Doesn’t this skirt make you just want to twirl?

lime shirt
Lovely lime shoe tips 🙂
So I hope you are inspired with this lovely colour! Have a fab weekend!

nat xx

Anything can happen.

What did you want to be when you were little? For the girls, was it a princess or a singer? Or a teacher or maybe it was Cinderella being whisked off to the ball? Guys, perhaps for you it was superman, or spiderman.. or a fireman or a policeman? Whatever it was, I’m sure it was extravagant! I know when I am asking my ten year old niece what she wants do when she grows up, it’s never something mundane and small! Why? Because kids default to extravagance. They’re fearless and they simply believe anything can happen. Extravagance is their normal.

Expectation is so powerful. And when we add words to our expectation, these become our declarations. This works positively and negatively of course. Life and death is in the power of the tongue, the bible tells us. So when we are negative, always declaring “things will never change, I always have this problem”, we are actually carving out a path for ourselves with our words and our expectation. But, today is a new day… so you get a fresh start!

When we stir our faith to believe that things ARE going to change, declaring with our mouth “something is about to happen in my life, I can feel it! I declare a shift in my situation! I expect something to happen this week and I take the limits off!!“.. things begin to change and we start to get excited.

A few weeks ago I decided to write three words on a piece of paper and stick them on my desk. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN. Every few moments I would look at them and allow my mindset to shift to the place where I actually believed it. Sometimes it would take a few moments, but after a while, whenever I glanced at the words, something in my spirit would leap, believing that without a doubt anything could happen. And I began to expect it.

Superabundantly far over and above all we dare ask or think – that’s the Amplified version. Think about that. Whatever you imagine, God has already matched it and raised it. So keep dreaming bigger! 

Over the past week a number of miraculous opportunities have presented themselves to me (which I will tell you about very soon!) but in short, I have been completely shocked and overwhelmed at the faithfulness of our wonderful God. 🙂

So let me encourage you to get ready. Lift your vision. Make room. Because something is about to happen in your life. I don’t know what it is, but it’s going to be good. So stir your faith. Take the limits off and renew your mind, because guess what?

It can, and it will. So believe it today. And please let me know when it happens so I can celebrate with you!

Happy Monday friends…

love nat x