As a fellow Interior Designer, I am particularly drawn to Jessica’s blog Life’s Little Jems. Filled to the brim with inspiration of the interior, fashion and food variety (hello!), it’s definitely on my must-read list. Here are some bits and pieces of Jessica:
::A random fact::
I’m super double-jointed. The first time I realized I was so flexible I kind of freaked myself out. Now it’s an interesting conversation starter I guess.
I’m a dessert girl so I’ll have to go with Chocolate Crater Cake. Anytime I have an opportunity to be with friends or family, I pop one of these bad boys in the oven. It’s super easy to bake and most importantly it’s delicious.
::You can’t live without::
Sadly, I’d have to say my Blackberry. I really wish I could live without it though.
My 30th birthday is just around the corner so I’ve been feverishly pinning loads of things onto my Wish List. At the top of that list is a Celine Black Luggage Mini Tote. Fingers crossed! *editors note: It’s Jess’ birthday today! (No.1)
::Your daily reads::
Wow this list could go on for ages… The Goods Design and Mimi+Meg for interiors, The Life Styled and Atlantic-Pacific for fashion, Frou Frou Fashionista for lingerie, Honestly WTF for DIY’s, Eat Drink Chic for pretty things… I’m constantly reading blogs and looking to be inspired.
::On your playlist::
Jeff Buckley, Empire of the Sun, Gotye, Adele, Erykah Badu, Our Lady Peace, Madonna, Cat Stevens, Hall & Oats, Bee Gees, my husband, Roy Marx… I could go on forever. I don’t discriminate when it
comes to music!
::Your favourite quote::
“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” –Coco Chanel (No.2)
::On your night stand::
A lamp, a candle, a ring dish, and a photo booth strip of my husband and I from our wedding. However, the real magic happens IN my nightstand… that’s where I store all my designer bags. (No.3)
::Your favourite designer::
I have to go with my mum. Not just because she gave birth to me, but because she is so talented. I really do wear Gold Hawk every single day, and her new Fall 2012 collection is insane. (No.4)
::In your wishing well::
I’d love to eventually design and build our dream home. Being a designer I tend to have very expensive taste and an unwillingness to compromise. I’d love to create this magical place where all my dream finishes and furniture pieces live together happily.
::Your dream home::
I often think about this… I’m not really attached to a particular style, but it definitely needs to have a lot of character. I guess in a dream world it would have elements of traditional French charm with simple modern lines and a hint of Moroccan flair. I love dark and moody spaces with pops of bright color. (No.5)
::Your happy place::
Easy! Spring, Paris, Me, My Husband, a Flea Market, and Ladurée macarons. Done! (No.6)