Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Airbnb + Paris

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One of my favourite things to do is look at interior design online. Another one is to look at hotel websites and visualise myself staying there (sounds a little kooky but its a little technique I picked up from Creative Visualisation, also helps to motivate me and limit procrastination).

My fav fake hotel trips have included the Tokyo Park Hyatt and the Hotel Plaza Athenee in Paris. Imagine my delight when I stumbled across airbnb.com. It's basically a site where people rent out their apartments (the entire house or rooms) to complete strangers... I spent a good two hours looking at all the Parisian apartments and settled on this one... my crazy dream is to be able to rent this pretty thing out for a fortnight, eat Laduree + tea (my name is french so I can get away with being so stereotypical ha!) everyday for breakfast on the balcony while working on Wikifashion. A girl can dream right? (also love the painting on the wall, it looks like a hipster version of my boyfriend, which he scoffed at!)

My trip will then include these gorgeous abodes in Barcelona, London and Berlin.... comment below with your favourites. The site is like crack to me at the moment and I need to stop looking at it. So I'd appreciate your finds!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I think I've finally turned into a fully fledged geek. It happened a few weeks ago when I explained to my super coder boyfriend about this new app I had found called instagram. I spent around two hours on it, pouring through the gorgeous images.

Basically it's photo fairy dust for the creative klutz, like me. See I tend to just put whatever I'm photographing into the middle of the frame, point, click and fail. But instagram is pure genius. Just select your inferior photo and add a filter and you're Henri Cartier-Bresson. I've included a few of my snaps below..

très jolie Deli...

Monday, November 22, 2010

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On my way....

I just came across this pic on someone's tumblr account and love it! The Wizard of Oz is one of my favourite movies and this photo really pepped me up. Last week was pretty rotten. It included two hospital visits (not for me- lucky!), my phone was cut off (stupid me forgot to pay it and now my family think I've become homeless) and what seemed like all of my friends leaving for long term overseas trips. But I don't like to dwell and this week will be better. Here's hoping all of my lovely readers have great weeks too.

By the way, I think I'll change my profile name to wikigirl, everyone seems to think my real name is Lola and it is confusing people a lot! What does everyone think about that? Probably won't be a big deal seeing as I've been so lazy on the commenting front as of late...

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Me and Manu...ooh la la

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(note to self: buy some frizz free serum, or a hairbrush!)

I went along to the Good Food and Wine Festival today in Brisbane with my boyfriend and our friend. Earlier in the morning I'd casually mentioned to the guys that Manu was going to be there. They of course said Man-a what? Silly boys, how can they not know Manu?

After only being at the festival for about 30 minutes we walked around a corner to see Manu having photos taken with people. I pretty much screamed his name and my friend dragged me over for a photo. Me being the introverted mute that I am, didn't say anything but smiled at him like a crazy person. Then he called me darling in his gorgeous french accent and I died a little inside ahhh. The boys couldn't stop laughing at me being all giddy over the french guy.

We managed to make our way around the crowds and picked up a few bottles of moscato, Byron Bay beer and some yummy pomegranate liqueur.

How were your weekends?
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