The Organic Collector

March 7, 2017

I’m constantly collecting things from Mother Nature that inspire me. Such as these beautiful dried up mini fynbos flowers I found while shooting in 40 degree heat out in Worcester South Africa.

fynbos: courtesy of Mother Nature
vase: @home The Homeware Store

photography: Justin Polkey 

DIY Colour Block Vases

November 3, 2014

– Repost from Song of Style. I saw this post and absolutely adored it and simply had to share it.


As an interior designer, I am always looking for fun and easy ways to be creative and add a little something new to the house. These color block vases were not only really simple to make, but I was also able to recycle some of my @JuiceServedHere bottles from by juice detox!

Here is what you will need:

  • 6 empty glass bottles
  • 1 can chalkboard spray paint
  • 1 can metallic spray paint
  • Scissors
  • Painters tape
  • An empty cardboard box
  • A couple of plastic bags



1. Wash all of your bottles squeaky clean and then dry them with a paper towel.


2. Use the tape to make various designs on each of your bottles. I am making three chalkboard black, 2 golds and one half & half. Steps 3-6 should be done outdoors.


3. Cover any part of your bottle that you don’t want exposed to the paint with plastic bags, and feel free to secure them with tape if necessary.


4. Place your bottle in the middle of the box and start spraying the bottle evenly in all directions. If you are spraying with your bottle standing up, be sure to stuff the top with some tissue paper or crumpled newspapers so the paint won’t get inside.


5. Let the paint dry for about 15 mins and then add a second layer of paint so the color can really pop! Let each bottle dry for about 40 minutes with the plastic covers still on.


6. After 40 minutes of drying, the plastic bags and tape are ready to come off!


7. Viola! Your chalkboard & metallic gold vases are ready to use, add some pretty flowers and you are done! Wasn’t that too simple?



September Favs

October 1, 2014

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Lazy Sunday Mornings // Jasmine // Marchesa SS15 // New Witchery Line // All white outfits // The iconic Love bracelet by Cartier // adidas Superstar sneakers // Lace details // Catbird rings // Jack Johnson, In Between Dreams vinyl // George Clooney’s wedding.


Moody Blooms

July 10, 2014

Greetings from New York City! I can’t even begin to explain what an amazing place this city is. Within two hours of arriving I had fallen in love.

Hence the reason for being so quiet on the blog the past couple of days. I’ve been walking the streets like crazy taking every little inch in. I’ve been tracking my walking and it’s sitting on 25-30km a day!

Got so much travel stories and tips to share with you all, can’t wait. But for now here’s a look post we shot before we left South Africa.

Cape Town looks like it’s been freezing and one of the best things to wear when it’s cold is a chunky knit. I suggest Country Road, they have a rather large knitwear collection that I am absolutely gaga for. I can’t walk into CR without buying a new knit.

Instead of wearing a beanie this Winter try teaming your outfit with a veldt hat like below.

xxx EJ

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Jumper: Country Road
Leggings: Mango
Hat: Woolworths
Clutch: Colette Hayman
Boots: Aldo
Flowers: Woolworths

Photos by Justin Polkey


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