Sweet on the Inside

Today 27 June it’s Pineapple Day – a day to celebrate the fruit that is neither a pine nor an apple but an extremely popular herbaceous perennial  – the Ananas comosus. The pineapple plant is indeed a handsome plant with architectural leaves. It’s probably well over the fact that some people think pineapples grow on a […]

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A giftwrapped lesson

Mastering any skill takes practise, practise, practise and learning from the best. All the best athletes, performers and musicians continue to hone their craft throughout their career. Now clearly it is a bit cheeky to place myself in the same comparative sentence as say Usain Bolt or Kevin Spacey or Yo-Yo Ma, but I do know […]

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Allegedly

It is submitted that 12 April is International Be Kind to Lawyers Day.  And goodness knows they need this day because lawyers have a bit of an image problem. They’re the object of some derision…..until you need a good  one. Roy Morgan’s annual Image of Professions survey for 2015 shows Nurses at 92% are leading the way […]

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Vivienne on Vivienne

Well no prizes for guessing that I like all things Vivienne. Despite my love of Vivien Leigh, there is a special place in my hear for all the Vivienne’s spelt with 2 V’s, 2I’s, 2E’s and 2 N’s. Thank you Brad and Angelina for choosing the superior Vivienne spelling for your little one. So today I am […]

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Treading the Boards

Today 27 March is World Theatre Day celebrated annually since 1961 by ITI (International Theatre Institute, an NGO in formal associate relations with UNESCO) and the international theatre community. Events are organised nationally and internationally to mark the day. I had no idea that the undoubted high point is the circulation of the World Theatre Day […]

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What a bottler

Daily Wrap Today 10 March I am continuing my blossoming love affair with tissue paper which I am viewing through new eyes. Used in the wrong places in the wrong way, tissue paper is well… wrong and thin. But used to wrap and flounce bottles, it’s a heap of fun. I matched pink spotted tissue paper with a strong […]

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Silver Dotties

Today 7 March I am in store wrapping for The Paper Empire which has expanded from its Melbourne HQ to another new shop at the Puk Collective under the Story Bridge in Brisbane. Loving Brisbane and loving the this fabulous silver dotty tissue paper with an aqua almost Tiffany colour grosgrain ribbon. Mmmmm. The tissue comes […]

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Dami’s In

Well today 3 March is a momentous occasion because today we found out just who will be following in the footsteps of Guy Sebastian and representing Australia in the 2o16 Eurovision Song Contest. And as if that wasn’t enough, the announcement was made by none other than last year’s  Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst (previously honoured […]

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Make No 2 your No 1

Derek Zoolander and Hansel been busy of late … they have appeared in the windows of the Valentino store in Rome, starred in perfume ads, graced a Vogue spread and popped up on Saturday Night Live. Just what you’d expect in the build up to the release of Zoolander No 2. Blue Steel. Magnum. Le Tigre… all the looks and all the […]

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Tour down under

Today 24 January is the final day of the Tour Down Under with a race around the  streets of Adelaide. I’ve been to the TDU heaps of times and it is fabulous hubbing out of Adelaide and into the picturesque surrounds of beaches, mountains and wineries. I’ve seen a few of the really big names […]

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