10 Dec



So, what did you get up to last week? Oh you know, just hung out with bestselling author, illustrator extraordinaire, homewares designer, devoted mother and wife, and one of the nicest people I’ve ever met – you?! HA!! Yep, #SOZNOTSOZ to rub it in. Last week we had some much needed MUMMY-MIA time, attending an intimate book signing and VIP shopping night with Megan Hess, at CO.CO in Port Melbourne. This was the second time MG has met Megan, sorry ‘Princess Megan’ as she’s now known in our house, and OH, WHAT A NIGHT! A big thank-you to Lisa, Sue and Josh for hosting another fabulous soiree, oh-boy can you style a room Lisa (and a Christmas tree!). If you are Melbourne based and LUUUURVE homewares, beautiful furniture, gorgeous gifts and lifestyle prettiness in general, twinkle-on down there for a shop (or online from the comfort of your bed/toilet!). A huge congratulations to Megan and the team for another truly captivating and beautiful book – Iconic, The Masters of Italian Fashion. I have to say, I am always partial to a little GUCCI, so when I walked in to see that incredible print covering the entire front wall, I almost died!

To SHOP Megan’s entire collection / or SHOP CO.CO, please see my links below. P.s each book sold on her website will be personally signed, and beautifully gift wrapped in her signature paper and ribbon. The PERFECT Christmas gift.

ICONIC: The Masters of Italian Fashion // 

In Iconic: The Masters of Italian Fashion, Megan Hess explores ten of the most well-known and loved Italian designers – including: Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Valentino, Pucci, Prada, Miu Miu, Missoni, Gucci (MY FAVE!) and Armani. For centuries, Italian fashion has been known for its craftsmanship, creativity and luxury. From floral brocades and leopard prints, to show-stopping dresses – the masters of Italian fashion know how to make a statement! This book is the perfect gift for Christmas, as is everything else on her website – UGH, where does it end?! I just purchased one of the limited edition GUCCI prints (while writing this post!) for my office picture wall – woo-hoo/whoops! 

PHOTOGRAPHY : Gene Bradley Kehoe // www.genekehoe.art/



CO.CO // 

The CO.CO family are a gorgeously talented team lead by the lovely Lisa, who are share a passion for living beautifully – and that’s an UNDERSTATEMENT! CO.CO has a diverse range of homewares and gifts, furniture, and of course, all things Megan Hess! Whether it’s a cool, quirky print that transforms a blank space into a lively conversation, a scented candle that fills the room with a little big of magic, or the most wonderful Christmas tree and ornaments you’ve ever seen (seriously!). 

This year I have decided to go ALL OUT to celebrate a pretty special year! The theme is > pink and metallics (gold, champagne, silver). What a surprise, I know. I normally take great pride in decorating our tree and LOVE a good Christmas  styling-sesh. However, this year the lovely Lisa (#treeguru) is bumpin’ us in – with a little help from Miss Mia Grace of course. After 2.5 weeks (and counting!) of sickness, I seriously thought it was November today. I also have all my shopping to do, and now eight weeks into #mumlifeoftwo, I’ve learnt to accept help and delegate! YASSS! I cannot wait to share some pics and videos! Stay tuned… 

WHERE TO FIND CO.CO : 59 Bay Street, Port Melbourne – Victoria, Australia. Social media > @co.co.xo