Five Grams: Jubilant June

Five Grams: Instagram collection by Hapless & Hopeless. June 2016

June was a month of celebration: marking my 30th birthday with delicious brunch dates and a decadent cocktail party, then later celebrating the hubby’s birthday at Werribee Mansion. With winter setting in, Instagram was a sea of cool tones, soft knits and a few snaps of glorious (but crisp) sunny days. Five Instagram Faves 1 | Thick cut bacon, Gruyere potato hash brown and Beetroot relish at the Wide Open Road cafe, Brunswick, Vic. 2 | Styling fluffy cotton is my new interior obsession. 3 | I never say no to lemon gifts. 4 | Sartorial street shot at the […]

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Five Grams: April Blooms

April represents change for me: in London it is relief from the cold as Spring arrives, in Melbourne it’s the vibrant colours of Autumn and today, the last day of the month, it is my nephew’s birthday, which always makes me feel old! This year, though, April has been the start of party planning, as I have decided to host a Long Winter Lunch for my 30th birthday in June. As such my Instagram feed is bursting with flowers as I try to gather inspiration.

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An Inspired Lunch in Kangaroo Valley

Inspiring lunch with fellow creatives at The Cottage Kangaroo Valley

What happens when an artist and two photographers hold an Instameet lunch? Magic, that’s what. So excited to share some snaps from my spontaneous weekend away in Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales. All the information on where I stayed and list of suppliers for the lunch are detailed at the end of the post. I hope it will inspire you to explore more, I know I’m certainly planning a few decadent lunches with dear friends!

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Get Smarter: 1 book, 15 mins

Blinkist caters for the time-poor and resource restricted, hiring expert writers to condense their ever-expanding online library of non-fictional literature in order to help you to read it in a fraction of the time. Simply put, they want to help you read more, do more and learn more, in less time, boldly claiming that they can make you smarter in just 15 minutes! But how exactly?

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Five Grams: Jan Edit

Gorgeous handmade jewellery from Tasmania, by Bellebird Handmade. This chunky Macrame bangle with copper link is gorgeous. My latest purchase!

January was actually pretty darn good. No New Year’s resolutions meant I didn’t once feel like a failure! Instead it was filled with good food, weird weather, friends welcoming new babies and one drunken night that still makes me laugh/cringe.

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Five Grams : July Edit

Kinfolk magazine and cup of tea, perfect!

After a Summer sojourn in London and the discovery of fellow creatives in this vibrant city (and overseas), my Instagram feed has never looked more enchanting. Fresh flowers, meandering rivers and luscious landscapes have inspired and enthralled. I’ve even enjoyed the cosy snaps from the Southern Hemisphere as they rug up for Winter.

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Circus Runaway

Unique exercise class that shapes your body and your soul.

It has been a strange couple of months, a time of awakening, per se. In February, I joined the circus and every Monday night, I run away with them for 2 blissful hours. What started as an attempt at finding ‘fun’ exercise has ended up being the saviour of my sanity and a beautiful insight into the notion of ‘community’.

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Getting Yourself Out There

Have you ever got yourself stuck in a rut where you are bored with everything but don’t know what to do about it? Where you have avoided everyone and everything for so long that you are now too scared to make the first move to try something new to get back out into the world?

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