Wednesday, April 17, 2013

hey now

I am looking forward to so many things.

Hashtag, grateful.

{right this very moment}

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


The latest Lorna Jane bootcamp, I believe is one of the most positive actions to come of the Move Nourish Believe campaign yet. In checking my emails this evening I came across the Believe Bootcamp. It's all about self-love and quelling the incessant, insistent destructive voice of the ego that is more than often, ever present in young women today. We are consumed by comparison, stress and self-loathing, and it is truly about time we put that to rest. Realistically, this can be a little easier said than done. But if it's something that you know is about time you conquered - here is a great place to start.
Thoughts become things. This is also a little something I like to have sent to my inbox every weekday. Sometimes a little unbiased perspective and a pick-me-up is all you need to centre yourself.

{image courtesy of Lorna Jane}


It's all in the details.

{life simple pleasures}

Saturday, April 6, 2013


Saturday finds me up early, skyping with my dear cousin and Godson. Pushing a few design bits and bobs around and enjoying the cooler morning with a cup of Irish Breakfast tea and delicious golden crumpets.
Whilst on my usual blog perusal I came across the prettiest nails I have seen - watercolour DIY nail painting via A Cup Of Jo. Delicate and intriguing, with the right amount artist embellishment. On to the ever-growing spare time to-do/experiment list!
I'm off to enjoy the Autumn sun and light breeze by the river.
Happy Saturday!

{image via Jo}

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

don't you be wasting

... all your money on syrup & honey.
Spend your time on love.


where we be

Design collab meeting at one of the hottest hipster hangouts on the Gold Coast. If you're down this way, make sure you take a time-out and sit amongst the antiques & organic clutter.
Coffee - delish, company - grand, today - just as good.
Keeping it real, beyond the peel.

{G'day Gov}

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


... reminders of a holiday just gone - declarations of the heart on the streets of Melbourne. I'm feeling it.
Love, love is all you need.

{my snapped up heart}

Monday, March 18, 2013

bobby pins, bread vans & brogues

Thankfully today was much cooler than the weekend, and so I believe Autumn must be on it's way back. Come on!
I'm loving the idea of bundling up in scarves with wild bobby-pinned hair, the smell and taste of freshly baked sourdough baguettes and stepping it out in brogues.

Feel me?

{regular destination}

some days

... I'd fancy getting about in something like this.
Comfortable creativity, yeah?

{found someplace}

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

can we

... dance in our very own kitchen some day?
It'll be so nice.

{traveling toward}

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

high frequency

It just so happens that more days of the week than not these days, I am at a gorgeous and quaint little coffee shop in Hendra, an inner-city Brisbane suburb, with the most immaculate attention to detail and well-dressed staff.

It's also home of the Queensland Barista 2012 and well, the coffee - is unbelievable. Boasting two signature haus blends and ever-changing single origins on offer, I believe I'm about to embark on a unique and a little unexpected journey. A journey, or an education that is awakening the senses to say the least!

It's funny what life gives you. Curve-balls followed by simple pleasures... Aaaaahhhhhhh!

{images courtesy of The Weekend Edition}

denim and white cotton

I can't say I've ever been a big Kate Moss fan, but I just love this casual, sexy, natural look she has going on in this photo. 
Channelling simple beauty.

{ain't no hate}

Monday, March 4, 2013

l'automne est la

Autumn is here. And the weather is undecided here is Brisbane. Rain for days or humidity - or both. I am looking forward to the crisp, fresh mornings, the inviting smell of warm, roasting coffee or a pot of freshly brewed tea. Soft doonahs, Saturdays in layers, blankets by the TV. Scarves and boots and t-shirts in the sunshine... The multitude of colour on the branches of the Plain trees and the crunchy ones fallen beneath your feet. I look forward to Easter at home with family and Love and a mischievous cat.
What warmth does this time of year bring you?

{automne inspired via pinterest}

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Enter the feather bound portale.

Seek, beyond.

© Chloé Newby | 2013


... of what's in the works.

For The Quill And Ink.

© Chloé Newby | 2013

no bees

... in this bonnet.


Just birds in my mane, ready for imagination to take flight.

{nest unknown}

Monday, February 18, 2013


{well traveled}

home made

Monday afternoon finds me at home post job interview & rainy travels, in the kitchen baking accompanied by Birdy's latest album. My goodness.

Sweet serenity. I am in a good place.

Happy Monday,
from a Monday Child fair of face.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

let them show

Synergy is, we can recall, responsible for a bewildering flash of the elements. If you hang in there, you'll follow your true calling before you move on. Let your weaknesses show. Execute.
-- Quasimoto

{get inspired}

Monday, February 4, 2013

free fire

If you cannot be paid to do what you love right now or to get creative and piece together visual wonders may you have a sketch pad, a blog and a will to search for inspiring notions to share with the world - for those that come across you and your space. Your little place on the world wide web.

This is mine and I'm on a journey that seems a little obscure at the moment. Perseverance however, is my key to pushing forward and pursuing that dream. Every now and then it's nice to wander through the blogs and inspirational sites you're fond of to rekindle a little creative fire. Spending 'free-time' amongst the applications and such, in search of the wonderful things that resonate with me.

What lights your fire?

I came across this today, and it's pretty much right on point.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Whilst working away on design pieces for a Brisbane restaurant, downtime sees me renewing my love for Pinterest and lifting ones spirits with the inspirational quotes and beautiful typo/photopgraphic artworks you can find there. In my explorations I was lead here, and had to share the quote landed upon and simple beauty evoked through her collected imagery.

No nonsense. I'm on that journey.

enough said


{pinned positivity}

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

food for thought

Today, I read small stories of Hope and then looked at myself in the mirror. I was resolved to ask The Universe, God, question upon question if for nothing but to clear my mind.

Let insecurities fall away and the light of hope, thankfulness and love be your source of energy for the day.

Let Hope get you high.

{inspired by Hope}

Friday, January 18, 2013

bring it in

Day 18 of the new year and this is my first post. What's been keeping me? Well, as the year ended last year a curve-ball caught and a breathe of fresh air has seen some serious behind-the-scenes work take place.

So without rambling, I have waited til now to blog. To share a little quote to carry through your day, week, year, rest of your life. Sometimes you don't know whether it's good luck or bad luck, but what you do in the interim without giving up surely counts; and let's the Universe know you're ready for the next big thing.

Make your habit a good one.

Happy New Year!
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