Weekend recap

Seriously.  When is my skin going to grow up?  I’m 28 (almost 29 goddamnit) and I still have to wield a concealer brush like a pro.  I’ve given up on porcelain skin.  That’s not my lot in life.  I’m fair and freckled and easily sun-damaged, but I’d like to be rid of pimples please.  Ok, I know it doesn’t help that I’m a mirror scrutiniser – it’s my OCD nature – but surely the delights of puberty have an expiration date?

The weekend (when I wasn’t applying foundation) was a pretty cool one.  Friday unfortunately was a drank-too-much experience, and while fun at the time, I always end up feeling so remorseful when I’m lying in bed with one foot on the floor and one hand on the wall.  Poor body, I’m sorry.  We had dinner at Narina Trogon and then headed to Kitchener’s for far too may whiskeys.  The place was teaming with the cool kids.  Yes, that’s right, I managed to get off the couch on a Friday night and frequent a cool place.  Pretty good right?

Saturday was spent wearing sunnies, eating carbs and wanting to get horizontal.   I watched Mao’s Last Dancer – oh wow!  He’s beautiful!  And OhEmGee what I would give to be able to dance like that!  And then last night I watched Inception – Leo is back in my good books after years of irritating me (and being too pretty).  It’s an AMAZING film – watch it.

Today.  Call me Seriously Sloth.  I cannot for the life of me get going.  It’s days like this I wish I drank coffee!

One exciting thing today (amongst the meetings with builders and lighting guys) is a meeting with Gin and Chocolate.  I’m super amped.  Someone’s going to have such a pretty studio! 🙂


 Yesterday I took myself off for a Thai massage.  I’ve been feeling in need for weeks now, all stiff and sore, and I’ve also  acquired a yoga butt injury (or lower-right-butt-cheek injury to be precise).  The little lady worked on me for 90 minutes, sparing no energy when it came to stretching, pummelling and pushing her elbows and knees into me.  It was great!  I walked out of there feeling limber for the first time in weeks…and then 10 minutes later felt like hell.  I won’t go into the gories, but clearly la petite masseur released some serious toxins, and they had to get out! 

I have just returned from a physio appointment and am feeling a little rough after a sore yoga practice this morning.  One of those days that I should’ve listened to that voice in my head who constantly advocates the easy route (“just stay in bed”).  

The studio building continues – roof is on and painted, outside walls are painted and the floor has been thrown.  I love building terminology: throwing the floor, chasing the wires.  All very active!   🙂 

Now it’s just the finicky stuff and all the damn (but pretty) finishes.  I just want to move in now! 

If today, like me, you’re in need of something along the lines of ‘keep calm and carry on’, here are some words of wisdom: 



Via Busy Being Fabulous and The Diversion Project 


Vamp it up

Lord I love this furniture!  I’m in the midst of deciding what I want for the FWJ showroom (besides everything).  Too lovely.

See more from Vamp Furniture here.

Essential furniture? OMG YES!

Crikey I can faff.  I yoga’d this morning (pat, pat, gold star) and it has literally taken me until now to start to get my work groove on.  The last few days have been a whirlwind of bath, basin and tap shopping, with loads of antique shop perusing added for good measure.  Not a lot of work done then!

I am pretty much head-over-heels for this shop.  If I could kit my entire house/studio out in Essential Life I’d be blissed-out. 

Monday reading

It’s Monday again.  I spent the weekend in Plett supporting The Boyfriend in his first half marathon run.  It was fun 🙂  He of course spent yesterday hobbling around and swallowing pain killers, and I spent it under a duvet (it was freezing!), sipping on tea (or bubbly).  Not too bad! 

Last night was the final game of the Soccer World Cup.  I feel decidedly day-after-Christmas-ish.  I had a little cry when Spain was handed the trophy, and all the Dutch tears really tugged at the heartstrings.  I can’t resist a cute man crying 😉  The fireworks display was spectacular and all-in-all I’m terribly sad to see the end of the festivities!  I hope we can hang onto all the feelings of positivity and camaraderie . 

Need to distract yourself from Monday’s workload?  You can have a read about my decor daydreaming for the new FWJ studio space.  Pretty pretty pretty!  I’m going to catch up on my favorite blogs now…to distract myself from Monday’s to-do list!