Garden party dining for Melbourne

What a treat awaiting us in Melbourne. Like walking through the pages of House and Garden magazine, The Commons at Ormond Collective is an alfresco garden sanctuary with a garden style straight out of Europe. The sprawling gardens have been enhanced with topiary and burgeoning florals. Foxgloves and hydrangeas spill out of basketry, wooden troughs…

Chateau life…

I don’t think you could ever tire of rolling down a French country lane through ivy-covered woods, with glimpses of a stunning french chateau in the distance. In fact, it’s not hard to see how you could fall in love, dream of buying it and live half the year in France.  Well Australian couple Suzie…

Soho Rose Farm thrives in new home

When the beloved Soho Rose Farm went up for sale, Kristy and her family took a huge risk to relocate 6000 roses. Their first season was more than they could have hoped for.

The Circle Perspective

For a simple shape, the circle is full of meaning and design aesthetic. It’s synonomous with weddings (wedding rings) – for symbolising infinite love, love with no end, union – but also harmony and protection. Then there’s the cycle symbolism – the cycle of life, of seasons and of the use of materials. In ancient…

The best flower markets in the world

Ohhhh flower markets. Like a candy store for a flower lover. What is it about a market that we love so much?  The word alone conjures up romantic notions: breadsticks, baskets and bunches of blooms. Markets offer something real that other forms of shopping can’t – the abundance of freshness and colour, connectedness to the seasons,…