You know those people who take photos before their meals and you just look at them in the restaurant and you’re like “Dude your food is going to get cold”. But their just so into getting the perfect shot for their Instagram feed?
Cough cough! That is me!
Inspired by my little babe “JET” and her love for Beau Taplin, she suggested we have porridge at Mount Lawley’s Cantina whilst reading poetry on hashtag humpday.
Recently, I have been trying to focus more on myself and what makes me happy as opposed to putting others first. (selfish – some may call it) Though, for me I see it as self-love, inner strength, connectedness to oneself and inner peace. Here’s an excerpt I read during my poetry sesh that supports this;
“The trick with rebuilding yourself is to be sure you use the right materials and tools for the job. A healthy mind and body, a worthy goal, and dependable friends are all vital components in the construction of the new you. Remember, a skyscraper is only as strong as the steel it is made of.” Beau Taplin.
I highly recommend taking some QT for the old soul with a little help from Beau Taplin. Check out his Instagram: @beautaplin
Thanks to my beautiful friend @jessicaemilytait for our date and my blog inspo.
Also a shout out to @663cantina for the delicious and nutritious soul satisfying food.
Lots of love, peace & bananas from your girl…
Wool Store Fremantle
South Terrace, South Fremantle
South Terrace, South Fremantle
Wool Store Fremantle
Wallpaper Wallcandy, Fitzroy, Melbourne (Guest photog – @ashtreeom)
Wallcott Street, Mount Lawley
Laneyway behind Nicholson road, Shenton Park
Wallcott Steet, Mount Lawley
Wallcott Steet, Mount Lawley
Recently I have been taking public transport as a means to look at life in a different perspective. I feel that with our beloved technology, we no longer enjoy saying ‘good morning’ to the people we pass or waking up and enjoying the sun from the bedroom window before scrolling our feed.
I decided to no longer take my phone on morning walks and even went so far as to not check my phone during times of stand still. With this decision, above are some of the images I captured and enjoyed.
“Open your mind to the world and the many different ways that can be found in it”.
I hope you enjoy my current wall obsession, please share your crazy loves post tech addictions in the reply box below.
Love B&B xxx
I love it that everyone is like “bell bottoms/flares” are back… Im like, when were they out?
I feel as a woman with a tiny waist and a big bottom that these are the perfect fit for my body. They elongate my legs, provide shape to my body and most of all, they are just crazy comfy.
What are your favourites from the images above and where do you suggest to buy the best bell bottoms from at the moment?
Peace and Love in advance for your suggestions fashionistas.
B & B xxx
In Australia, we use the terminology ‘pole position’ when we park directly in front of where we want to be. In Gili Trawangan, we landed in this position at ‘Casa Vintage Beach’. Situated right on the beach, my rooster and I were able to chill out and watch the sunset whilst drinking icey cold Bintangs from glass jars and swinging in tree chairs. We stumbled across this little gem whilst riding to salute the sun, is this not the best location ever?
Growing up in Western Australia, I have been spoilt rotten by our sunsets, so this was a new experience for me. The sun set over a glorious mountain, through a fluffy cloud which left the best after glow one could ever imagine.
Nestled in home made chairs, and vintage decor that has not interfered with mother nature, it was indeed a magical experience that I recommend to anyone who is hitting up Gili Trawangan.
Casa Vintage Beach serve Caribbean food, fresh coconuts and smoothies. You can chill in their hammocks, listen to epic music and chant by their bonfire. There is also a vintage shop and a spa that is open, however, the sunset bar is where its at. – They’re located after Exile, and before Villa Ombak Sunset if you are coming from central.
Love Bunupsandbananas xxx
Today called for an “I MISS MY SISTER” blog post. We snapped these dope images out the front of Fremantles epic Woolstores. According to my Freo walkabouts, they are renovating this building into NYC apartments? If thats the case then, I urge all Freo lovers to get down asap and take your happy snaps in front of this awesome building as it won’t be here forever.
In regards to me missing my sister… I’m throwing all positive vibes back to her side! This day meant the world to me.
If you have a sister – hug her right now.
If you want a sister – haggle your mother.
If your sister is coming (Georgia) hold your breathe.
Love, light, energy and soul sister vibes to everyone.
B & B
As a model and skin enthusiast, I’m quite particular as to what products I use, especially on my face. We are all aware that we need to drink copious litres of water per day, though, sometimes this may be difficult to do due to the busy lives we all seem to be leading nowadays. With the right skincare and balanced diet, your skin can be flawless without being pregnant or having a post sex glow.
Whilst scrolling through my all time favourite social media tool ‘ Insti’, I stumbled across ‘SkinMade’. Immediately drawn to how organic and natural their page was, I wanted to get in touch with the beauties behind this skincare revolution.
I emailed SkinMade and received a beautiful reply from their team. Positive, honest and enthusiastic, they happily sent me a wee package of products to try. – They actually do this… YOU CAN BUY SAMPLES. Winning!
I’m an advocate for organic, hand crafted and environmentally friendly products. Not only is this an Australian product and I love to support ‘home grown’, we are taking care of our environment whilst using these products as well as ourselves.
SkinMade sent me a scrub, cleanser and bright skin oil. My favourite was the cleanser, as the smell of lemongrass takes me back to living in Thailand, so it was a lovely nostalgic smell that also left my skin feeling soft and looking radiant. Each product had a lovely scent, from almond, pomelo, lemon myrtle or oat.
I highly recommend these products for ALL skin types and look forward using more SkinMade products in the future.
Add SkinMade to your Instagram: @skinmade
Or start searching for your products on their website at: www.skinmade.com.au
Happy Skin Loving…
NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS INFO:
Dates: 18 – 29 March 2015
Times: Opens from 5pm on weekdays and 4pm on weekends
Location: Perth’s Cultural Centre
Cost: Entry is FREE
- Left over percolated coffee 2 cups.
- Organic coconut oil 2 spoons.
- Almond oil 1 tsp.
- Cocoa oil 1 tsp.
- Vanilla oil 1 tsp.
- Cassia oil 1 tsp.
Step 1: Place coffee in a large bowl and sift through with a fork to ensure it’s free of lumps.
Step 2: Add oils and blend until combined thoroughly.
Step 3: Place coffee and oils into glass jars and store in the fridge.
Step 4: Smile and Scrub!
A coffee body scrub can help eradicate cellulite because when the caffeine it contains comes into contact with the surface of your skin, it helps redistribute fat cells and decrease the formation of more cellulite. Coffee scrub can also prevent veins due to the caffeine acting as a vascular restrictor which shrinks blood vessels and therefore helping reduce the veins appearance.
Coconut oil is a babe of a massage oil for the skin as well. It acts as an effective moisturiser on all types of skin, including dry skin. It also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections. Coconut oil also helps in preventing premature ageing due to its well-known antioxidant properties.
Almond oil is rich in vitamin A, B and E, which is amaze for skin health. Also, almond oil improves the complexion of the skin that retains glow.
Finally the blend of Cocoa, Vanilla and Cassia oil is added to harmonise and balance the sense. This blend creates a sense of comfort and reassurance, reduces stress and helps combat exhaustion.
Get scrubbing Bunupsandbanana lovers and #lovetheskinyourin
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Omg (looking into your cupboard, full of clothes) – I have like absolutely nothing to wear!!! Says every women, everyday.
Stress no more ladies…
These are some of my old faves that I have pieced together. My skirt (yes, skirt – not dress) is from Cameo The Label. My saggy singlet hails from SportsGirl, it had an old hole in it, so I ripped the back open and tucked it into my skirt. Wrapping around a vintage belt and popping on some $5 gladiator shoes… you’re good to go.
Have a play with your old maxi skirts, find a colour to match your skirt and put a belt on to break up the colour. You don’t have to keep buying babes.
Love B & B xxx
A relationship between two people usually consists of the yin and the yang. When we don’t see eye to eye with our respective other, whether it be with a partner, friend, family or co worker, it is quite common that we throw in the old saying ‘opposites attract’ and be done with it. We think of opposites attract, what does it really tell us?
Opposites, or perhaps more accurately, “complements” do attract. Introverts and extroverts, morning people and night people, impulsives and planners, steady plodders and adrenaline junkies, adventure-grabbers and security-seekers
The French view the old saying ‘opposites attract’ as ‘Vive La Difference’ in which we don’t just use the word ‘opposites attract’ as a bandaid but rather we celebrate those differences.
It is important during hard times in a relationship to write down the differences you are having, once you have written them down, discuss them and then find a way to celebrate them.
Remember, we need to love and continuously send out good vibes to our world and our lovers.
Who’s going to be next on your list to celebrate Vive La Difference?