In honour of my new-look blog, this is my new weekly post, Fabulous Friday. Every week, I’ll share a little about my week, the good stuff (I’m not into the negative), a little retail therapy and a few fun moments. Then it’s your turn. What made your week? Did you find a fashion bargain? See a great movie? Read an inspirational book? Leave a comment below.
1. Rosemount Australian Fashion Week (RAFW): Anyone who’s anyone in fashion and beauty in Australia has been in Sydney this week for RAFW. I’ve gotten over the fact that clearly I’m not anyone but what’s cheered me up no end has been the constant updates from the “anyones” on Twitter and Facebook. Was so engrossed the other day/night that I totally forgot that I wasn’t actually in the front row of the Alex Perry show … I was in the front row of my lounge room, does that count? (Stay tuned, I’m currently dissecting all the looks and info from the shows. I’ll bring you your essential Spring/Summer ’10 looks next week so you’ll be front-row ready by September.)
2. Buy of the week: Powderfinger tickets for the band’s final Sunshine Coast show … ever. Trust me, this felt like winning the Lotto. It was just days from my husband’s birthday and I had the heads-up on the pre-sale for the event. The fan club allocation disappeared in minutes, but I thankfully scored through Visa. Best part was pretending to my husband that we had missed out, and then presenting him with the Ticketek print-out in a box on his birthday. Good. Wife. I. Am.
3. Lust-have of the week: I’m contemplating investing in a new everyday bag (aforementioned husband doesn’t agree and likes to point out my existing bag collection … which, of course, is SO LAST YEAR). Cannot stop lusting over this handcrafted DeLuca tote by Luisa Clare ($429 plus $10 postage). Doesn’t help that it’s available for sale in my shop! Love the bold design of chunky, faceted beading, combined with a striking colour – it’s effortlessly chic but in a size that would be the powerhouse I need it to be to get me through whatever a work day dishes up. Have I justified this lust-have enough?
4. Long, winding roads: On Tuesday, I drove a very long way for a meeting – 3.5 hours to be precise – and then an hour later I promptly turned around and came back. Was a great reminder that the world does not end once you drive over the Great Dividing Range – in fact it’s not only beautiful but when you venture beyond your geographical comfort zone you often meet some really lovely people. This was the case for me – and one even turned out to be a distant relative!
5. Love and marriage: I love a wedding at the best of times but last Sunday was simply one of the most special I’ve been too. A gorgeous couple, married in an idyllic location, followed by a reception that rocked. Did I mention they provided a party bus for us to get to there and back? Thanks Monqiue and Kyle, may your life together continue as it’s begun … with champagne, great friends and bad dancing.
6. Happy Mum’s Day: It’s two more sleeps until Mother’s Day. My almost-five-year-old son announced yesterday afternoon that he was going to be very busy at pre-prep today. “I’ve got to make a card and go to the shop by myself with my dollars. I won’t have time to play, Mum.” Translation: “Mrs Nicholls has told us boys that we’ll have to focus on a task and not play Ben 10 in the tree with our mates but that’s ok, Mum, because I’ll be able to buy you a really awesome present with the $2 you sent in for me to buy a gift from the Mother’s Day stall, which you and all the other mums donated to.”
To all my mum readers and those who are lucky enough to be spending the day with their mum, Happy Mother’s Day. Give the mum in your life a big hug. She’s SO worth it.