Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday sessions

Monty's Chocolates, Paddington

If you are in the area of Paddington (Brisbane), you HAVE to get to this place - Monty's Chocolates. 
...A tiny, cosy little store filled with walls of chocolates and sweets (are you sold yet?) The hot chocolate is to die for (not your run-of-the-mill hot chocolate but real hot chocolate... liquid. chocolate. in. a. cup.
The store is owned and run by husband and wife Steve and Dory. The service is wonderful. You feel like you're having hot chocolate at a friends place (a friend with a super-gorgeous place, that is) As well as beautiful decor, fresh flowers, reading material... What more could you want!? 

This lovely little chocolate boutique is my new favourite place.

Have you been somewhere especially great lately? Do tell! x

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Thing For

We've just stumbled across this beautiful, inspiring site... A Thing For
Each post is a themed collage of inspirational images. 

1. Andrea Ferrari, 2. Michael Eastman via Hidden in France more @ [d]r
3. Corinne Day via BerlinRocks @ tfs see more @ [d]r, 4. Beach Chairs
image via

The above is my favourite. Reminds me of my trip to Sorento and Capri... Just beautiful. What's your favourite piece of inspiration?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What a weekend!

After our wonderful day at the markets, we headed back to the Valley to scout out somewhere to rest our bones and cool us down in the crazy heat! We found Flamingo Cafe. An awesome little laneway cafe off Winn St (behind Ann Street, Fortitude Valley) The best smoothies, the cutest interior/exterior and the most entertaining staff. What a kick!

We had smoothies (forgotten what they were called though) and a sausage roll with spicy pumpkin jam (yum!)
Would definitely recommend you check this place out. Perfect place for a Sunday afternoon pitstop... Or anytime for that matter! Check it out here

What's your latest favourite local find? 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

What a day!

Our first foray into the market scene for 2011 went wonderfully! Thanks to all who visited the TRUNK to browse, buy or chat. So good to meet you all! We met so many lovely people yesterday, looking forward to the next sell dates (TBA, keep checking back here or our facebook page for dates) 

The TRUNK has been undergoing some alterations (a facelift if you will) and is looking quite lovely (thank you to my Dad, the official Mr Fixit for the NOW&then TRUNK, yay!) but we are by no means there yet...
We have big plans, so stay tuned!

If you bought a NOW&then boutique piece yesterday, we'd love to see it out and about on it's new adventures with you!
Send us a pic to nowandthenboutique@hotmail.comd

Can't wait to hear from you guys!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

We're back!

And selling from the NOW&then Boutique TRUNK 
this Saturday at the Brisbane Valley Markets!
- Vintage sequin dinner jacket $56
- Retro green stone, gold earrings $8
- Retro diner dress $22
- Retro juicy scarf $5
- Oriental raw silk tunic with pearl buttons $26

Come visit us and check out all the awesome new-old pieces.
Can't wait to see you there! x

Monday, February 14, 2011

Monday morning blues

I never usually feel it but today I have the Monday morning blues. 
Not sure why... Maybe because the weekend was a particularly good one
What makes you feel better on a down day? 

Friday, February 11, 2011

A little bit in love...

...with the JCrew spring collection 

...Warm neutrals, with a few earthy tones, a splash of zesty colour and a little bit of sparkle. Perfection. 
My favourite piece is this beautiful metallic maxi skirt. (Wow!) 
I'm just wondering where I would wear it... Cocktails with the girls? Dinner on Valentines Day? Work (when I need a bit of a boost)? 
Honestly, It's so pretty, it doesn't matter where it's worn... I just want it please!

What do you think? Do you have a favourite piece?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

And for him...

Mix tapes. 
Rewind the years and make him a mix tape of your favourite songs together.
(Or if you'd rather be al techy and cool, check out this quirky mix tape usb stick from BusyBoo. Love it!)
A little bit of love. 
These lovely little recycled paper heart stickers. 
Stick them in a different spot each day and remind him just how much you love him. From CaliforniaCraft
Food, glorious food! 
Warm his heart (via his tummy) with these cute little pies in a jar
Order them from the lovely AllJarredUp Etsy store (US only)
A big day out you can both enjoy!
Take him on a roadtrip to his favourite place of old and rediscover your inner child. 

What are your plans for Valentines day?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I've been lusting after this lovely necklace from OneLifeJewelry for quite some time now. It's the perfect gift to to go at top of your wishlist this valentines day.

We also love... 
Gorgeous diamond eternity rings from EidelPrecious
Flowers. Store bought are beautiful but hand picked from your garden is so much better! Image from here
A hand written note. Image from here

What are you wishing for this valentines day?

Monday, February 7, 2011

The magical Mr Magorium

What a magical film.
I wonder why life doesn't always feel quite as magical and wonderful as it seems in the movies... Is the magic something we grow out of, or forget... or do we just forget to remember? 
Well I want to live in a world like Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium...
And if I can't do that, then at least I can dress like I do...

Spotted Scallop Collar Dress, Topshop
...wear it like Mahoney with a classic denim jacket
or layer over a fun patterned skivvy like so

Accessorise with your very favourite hat, just like Eric
Some wonderfully cosy, colourful socks paired with bright ballet flats
 And finally, your very own "Block of Wood" just like Mahoneys!
(hopefully yours is magical too) 
Hat from kumimakiko, necklace from FancyPop 

"Your life is an occasion... Rise to it!" - Mr Magorium