Outdoor Living Ideas

Cinco de Mayo

If you sitting here looking for an excuse to drink margaritas, wear a sombrero and shake your maracas today is your lucky day!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Now you could head to you local Mexican restaurant or better still host your own party. To set the tone you are going to need to decorate your table and I have found the perfect inspiration…

Cinco De Mayo themed table setting (image from Pinterest)

Cinco De Mayo themed table setting (image from Pinterest)

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Tree Tent by Luminair

It appears everyone I know is going camping this Easter holiday.
I love the idea of heading off into the great outdoors in search of adventure.
It’s just the promise of nonstop rain that has slightly dampened my enthusiasm.


However, if it was on a trip into the forest to a Tree Tent by Luminair I could be swayed!
What a rare treat to wake up high in a thick green forest canopy…


Tree Tent in the forest (image by Luminair). camping. adventure

Tree Tent in the forest (image by Luminair)

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The perfect way to enjoy a night under the stars – The Cristal Bubble from Bubble Tree

A night under the stars is such a romantic notion.
Until the first mosquito swoops in.


Wouldn’t it be nice if someone thought up a clever design to allow you to sleep out under the Northern Star or the Southern Cross without becoming an insect’s breakfast and the recipient of the Dengue Virus or some other delight.


Thankfully Pierre Stephane Dumas from the imaginatively entitled Bubble Tree was thinking the same thing when he created the Cristal Bubble. Continue reading

Will 2012 be the year of the artisan & craftsman?

As the rain continues to fall I can’t help but think of floods that swept through Queensland at the start of this year. I was lucky that my home wasn’t damaged but I got to see firsthand the damage it did in my local area. I have clients who are only now getting back into their homes.


Is this rain making them feel a bit nervous? Yes of course but as one client said it forces you to really evaluate what is important in your life and what you want for your future. Continue reading

Eva Solo Table Grill

Tomorrow is the first day of summer…

And the first day of December…

I still haven’t quite got used to the fact that I won’t be battling the cold from under a huge overcoat, crunching through the winter snow.


For me, one of the great joys of a Summer Christmas in Australia is fresh seafood on the BBQ as close to the beach as possible. The salt air is invigorating and somehow manages to make everything taste just that little bit better.


I have been on the hunt for a Grill or BBQ that is both portable and stylish to make that sunset tapas feast of fresh prawns that little bit more wonderful…


Eva Solo Table Grill (image from Eva Solo)

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