Friday, 1 May 2009

Tagged and enjoying the sunshine

Image from Kiss the Groom
I adore this image. It's the sweetest thing. 

I'm sitting outside with my laptop absolutely loving the sunshine and warmth. I love this weather at the moment. It's warm with a coolish breeze. I'm learning to appreciate the little joys in life. Right now besides my laptop I have a book and two wedding mags to read through and a Moleskine notebook for ideas. I'm almost a fanatical fan of Moleskins now. They are so smooth to write on but they have to be blank pages. I have a weird obsession with needing blank journals/notebooks, but if there are lines I don't mind either =)

Anyway, I was tagged by Lenkalovee. I haven't done one of these for awhile so this should fun!

What is your current obsession? 
Definitely wedding blogs, magazines, pretty dresses, pretty interiors and just beautiful images and things in general. They are always on my mind. 

Who is the last person you hugged
Jason. Last night when he took me home after his indoor soccer game. Though it was more of an armless hug cause he hadn't had a shower after the game =p

What's your favourite dinner
Hmm....this is a hard question. Coming from a filipino family background (though I'm Aussie born) we love to eat. One of my favourite filo dishes to make and eat is called afritada. It's a type of stew. I prefer using beef than chicken. It has a tinge of spice to it and it's soo good! I do love Mexican and Italian food too. 

What was the last thing you bought? (to wear)
That would be a long gray cardigan to bring to Bathurst. I was going to say dress for my friend Laura's wedding. But Jason actually bought it for me lol.

What are you listening to right now? 
Ahh 'Quest.' It was a piece written for the Moccona coffee ad. I loved the music from that ad I had to look it up and download it. It's so relaxing. Check out the ad on my youtube link. It's only a short song. 

and Cinderella is one of my favourite fairytales so this ad is a favourite of mine.

What is your favourite weather? 
Days like today. Sunny, warm but cool breeze. Although the clouds are covering up my sun. Sigh go away clouds!

Say something to the person/s who tagged you?
Lenkalovee is a new blog that I've been following and I adore it and her already. She posts beautiful images and thoughts and they are so inspiring to see and read. She's definitely someone I could be friends with in real life =)

Tea or coffee? 
I'm more of a tea person, especially green tea. But I do like my coffee as well, especially with Moccona ads =) 

What did you want to become as a child? 
As a child it varied. A nurse was one of them (apparently for the white shoes my family told me later =s). I also wanted to be a writer. But that dream went away as I got older. 

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour where would you go? 
Europe is always a favourite. I would love to go to the USA though to shop at the stores that we don't have here =)

Who do you want to meet in person? friends! That would be fantastic to meet the people whose lives I read about on an almost daily basis. Maybe one day....

What is your most challenging goal right now
Besides planning the wedding (maybe challenges), I would have to say to stop worrying and to keep faith with God with everything that is going on in my life at the moment. 

What is your weirdest obsession? 
I think I have a couple (that Jason can attest to). Some like my almost unhealthy obsession with stationery or always reading kids books. I think my weirdest would have to be needing to list things down on paper even when I have Mac laptop and iPhone. I use my paper calender and my paper diary and notebooks instead of doing it all electrical. 

Why did you start a blog? 
I'm not really sure. I liked to read blogs and I had other friends who had them on and off. It seemed like a good way to share creativity, beautiful images and write about life.

What is your blog about? (2-3 elevator pitch)
Ahh my life, creativity, thoughts, pretty things....It's a jumble of different items.

Which blogs are you obsessed with at the moment? 
Miss Laura - My friend Laura. She has the most beautiful style. Her wedding photos, her own photography and some wonderful images she finds. 
Kiss the Groom - Gorgeous! Wedding and other romantic images.
This is Glamorous - Laura told me about this one. It's beautiful! 
Lily-G - I haven't even been to the store yet but her blog is amazing. Lovely interiors and I can't wait to check out the shop.
100 Layercake - I adore the colour boards they do. A wedding blog of course.
Once Wed - Another wedding blog filled with inspiration. 
Polka dot bride - An Australian wedding blog. Filled with mood boards and real weddings. 
Style Me Pretty - Of course this link is here. I've been obsessed with this blog for ages. 

What is your dream job? (realistic or unrealistic)
I guess to have some type of business, mainly stationery, letterpress and other creative items. To be able to do that full-time. 

If you could change professions or careers, what would you like to try? (realistically speaking) 
To sound nerdy I've been thinking about being a librarian. Even to the point that I might go back and study. 

Who is your favourite designer at the moment?
I don't really have a favourite designer, but there are some pretty clothes I wouldn't mind. I do have to say I love Sarahseven

Image from Sarahseven

Image from Amanda Archer

Yes I'm loving dresses for some reason. I just thought of a designer well brand that I like, Thread. Too many styles I like there to show each one. They are an inspiration for my bridesmaid ideas, so I'm sure to do a post about them some time. 

What's your favourite brand of jeans?
I love to wear jeans. But my all time favourite pair are my Sass and Bide. They are the comfiest jeans ever! I've had them for a few years and they are starting to fade but they are still worn a lot! So I guess you could say Sass and Bide. I wouldn't mind trying some Bettina Liano ones. Really I don't mind brand as long as they are comfortable. 

One thing that you would snitch out of someone's closest, with no regrets?
Real life friend I would say this dress from Laura =) It's so pretty. From Forevernew, a store I'm quickly starting to like a lot. 

Image from Miss Laura
Sorry lovely girl...I wouldn't really steal it with no regrets, but if I bought it we would be the same lol

What piece of designer clothing would you most like to own (new or vintage)
I have loved this dress since I first saw it on Etsy. It's by Sarahseven. I've loved it for ages.

Image from Sarahseven

Ok well I have to tag some people so.....Which you don't have to do of course lol. 

And anyone who wants to join. I hope you have fun reading this =)


Miss Laura said...

Oh Bella, what a beautiful post, I really caught a glimpse of your precious heart... I will have to work on making a special post of this sort!

I don't know where to start but:
* I just discovered the kissthegroom site myself, and found it to be so so beautiful! I love the pic you chose, maybe we could do an engagement pic like this?
Ohmy if Brodie got that camera I am eternally jealous! I would love to take some pics of you, yay! But Brodie can too if he wants hehe x

*Kudos to your obsessions, which mags did you end up getting? There are so many beautiful ones, although some awful horrid ones too. Beware of tacky wedding mags! Hehe

* The quest music is STUNNING, I think this could be beautiful in your wedding :)

* As for o.s travels, I think we should defs do a couples trip in our future! All of those places sound amazing.

* I think you would be the bestest librarian, and perhaps you could even do your stationary on the side, don't EVER give that up!

* Sarah Seven, you have introduced me to a new love, WOW. How beautiful is the dress you love? I saw that she said she could do it in long also, that would be a beautiful wedding dress.

* You must borrow my dress from Forever New sometime :)

Signing off, till I write to fulfill my tag :)
Love xo

Anastasia said...

what a gorgeous post and thanks for tagging me - will try to do this next week!!
love SarahSeven's dresses - so beautiful and some lovely new blog links!!

Yelena said...

:] i loveed reading this post. :]
first of all thank you for the kind words and i totally agree with you, the more i read, the more i see how much we have in common! :]
i lovee dresses by sarah seven. they are so gorgeous!
and i have that weird obsession too. doing everything on paper: to-do lists, planner, notes, reminders, everything is on paper even though most people have moved on to stuff thats more..well..technologically advanced! lol. :]
oh and i lovee that first image. so sweet. :]
i hope you have a great friday! :]

Yelena said...

one more comment. lol.
i just checked out that Moccona ad..
oh. my. goodness.
i think thats about the best ad i have ever seen! :] lovee the song. the guy is cute. and the ad gives you hope. oh wow. i sound so weird and nerdy. finding hope in a coffee {hope thats what they are selling} ad. lol. :]

paula said...

I just adore sarah seven too:)

Andhari said...

I'm obsessed with pretty dresses and pretty images too :)

And the last dress that you're obsessed with basically makes me go crazy too. Hot!

Anastasia said...

Hey sweet - i tagged you for a 'style challenge'!

Artifax said...

What a beautiful post! I think one of your childhood dreams has come true .. you are a writer! :)

Hope all the wedding planning is going well!