I've been a big fan of HOORAY since it first landed seven issues ago. It was formerly named Hitched, and focused predominantly on weddings, but has recently rebranded and gotten bigger and better, with a much broader offering. Now, HOORAY covers events, party planning, occasions and celebrating the everyday. In the latest issue - out today - The Life Creative features!
I love event styling. I've shared my infatuation for this art on the blog before, and am filled with all sorts of joy and rapture when I discover websites that inspire this type of creativity. Today on TLC, I'm introducing you to the mecca of event and party styling websites: Oh It's Perfect - and giving you the lowdown on their exciting new platforms.
You guys know how smitten I am with Hitched Magazine. It's the country's most-colourful bridal mag and go-to publication for all things pretty in event styling. News has just hit my inbox that the mag is morphing; changing names from Hitched to Hooray Magazine come July - and bringing with it some new and exciting surprises!
I attended a friend's wedding at the weekend and fell even further in love with bridal styling and event planning. The concept of putting together something special for someone on their big day really appeals to me - and being surrounded by all that love during the reception on Saturday evening brought about all sorts of warm and fuzzy feelings (the glasses of white wine probably helped too).
It's safe to say that I'm addicted to sugar. If I didn't run regularly I'm not sure in what state my body would be in (actually, a pretty blissful one). In any event, I was delighted to pop into the wonder that is Sparkle Cupcakery at the weekend and finally try one of their fantastic cupcake creations. I'm going to keep it real and admit that they're going to be a staple in my diet from here on in because they're that good. And on a sidenote, I will need to run more.
I really am a bad Sydney-sider. I continue to write blog posts that start with a "I can't believe this place has been under my nose the entire time" type vibe. It's sad but it's true, and it happened to me once again recently as I was strolling down Bourke Street in Surry Hills and saw the flora outside Garlands calling my name. I stopped for a moment, ensured my heart was still beating and high-tailed it in there - camera in hand, as always.
Sometimes you stumble across a creative who truly epitomises the concept of making it big and living the dream. Case in point - Melbourne-based Jenna Spence from Mister Moss - who took her genius creation and turned it into a fully-fledged business, producing a product that I'm currently going gaga over. I took five with this creative to get the lowdown on these glorious hanging plants and how it all came together.