Monday, April 4, 2011

5 lovely things I can't live without {Lona de Anna}

Hello lovelies, welcome to a brand new week. Autumn has definitely arrived here; turning our clocks back on the weekend meant that it is now official and with it getting dark by 5pm, we can no longer deny that summer has ended. 

Today, I am thrilled to introduce you to fellow Sydney-sider Anna, who writes the inspirational Lona de Anna. Anna's blog is one of my daily reads; her taste in decor is very similar to mine so it is always a pleasure to read her inspirational posts. Please do take a peek if you haven't already!


I really love that fact that the lovely Rachel put this question to it really got me thinking about what I really could and couldn't live without.

Of course the obvious always comes to mind first...being Family and Friends.

But when I had a really good think about what  "Things" I tried to think of 5 things that would stimulate all of my five senses.

See , Smell, Hear, Taste , Touch

And came up with the following -

{one} Books - I am a serious book worm and would happily spend a whole day sitting in a library or book store, I love to read almost any kind of literature fiction being more my preference..whether its a great biography or  the latest issue of InStyle Magazine... Reading is knowledge... it opens your heart and your mind to dream, discover, learn, reflect, escape, be inspired.

{two} Tea - It wasn't till I met my husband that I truly grew an appreciation for Tea as he lived in Japan for over 4 years and showed me that there is an actual art form to drinking and appreciating tea...seriously! I love the fact that there are hundreds of different blends and aromatic fragrances that are available and those gorgeous little tea pots and cups you can drink out super adorable.. I love the fact that you can easily choose a blend to suite your mood or change it, Chamomile to calm, Peppermint to Pep Up..and so on. To me there is nothing better than having a lovely cup of my favourite tea in one hand and a new magazine to read in the other

{three} Music - Or I like to call it Sound for the soul. 
From the music, to the lyrics, to the soulful voice of the to me truly is a universal language....if we fail to understand each other...we can almost always understand each other and convey our message through song.

{four} Perfume - This is a little luxury item pick....but I just adore this fragrance...not only because its a Chanel product ( I LOVE CHANEL) but because it is a very sentimental smell to me...this fragrance was the first perfume my husband ever bought me as a gift and has since become my signature smell that I am always sure to be spoilt with by him come birthdays or Christmas....I don't think I will ever tire of this fragrance....and when I'm not wearing it I feel very naked and unsexy.

I could walk out of the house without a hint of makeup ..but if I wearing my Mademoiselle...then I am all prettied up.

{five} Bed - Of course we can't all live without sleep...but for me having a soft, comfy, crisp and clean and quiet place to sleep  is HEAVEN.

I love my bed, I love my sleep, I love my nanna naps...(when I can get them) and so having a gorgeous place and space to lay my head and unload the days stresses is really important to me.

And so there you have it...5 of my favourite things I couldn't live without....of course I could have easily added another 5 or more ; )


Thank you Anna; I'm definitely with you on the comfy bed and I always love a nanna nap!

Have a wonderful Monday.


  1. Loved Anna's post- agree and love every single one.

  2. What a wonderful post! A very stylish way of sharing the things you can't live without. have a wonderful week!

  3. True!!! and add to them one more important thing: pop-corn while watching one of ur favorite movie at night ;) lol great post.

  4. I wholeheartedly agree with every single one :)

    Happy Monday, sweetie. Hope your week is off to a wonderful start! xoxo

  5. I think on point five I meant to say " Of course we CANT all live without sleep"
    Thank you so much lovely for having me as a guest blogger on your beautiful blog..I feel very honoured and privileged..and it was so much fun to do :) xxxx

  6. Love it girl... I wish there were more hours of sleep to go with an extended weekend! :) Your so right sleep does equal heaven!

  7. Anna, thanks for picking this up! I just updated it :)

  8. Well Anna I have to say 'Snap!' to each and every one.
    Although I would probably rearrange them in order of priority - sleep being Numero Uno at the moment, each of you sensory picks resonates.
    I too wear Mademoiselle Chanel & it evokes special memories whenever I put it on.

    Thank you also for introducing me to Rachel and this lovely space.

    x Felicity

  9. Rachel I love that you have featured Anna!! I love all of her choices although I prefer a nice latte over tea.

    Art by Karena

  10. So fab to see you here, Anna. Yep, all brilliant choices although I'm really only a peppermint tea girl and only on special occasions! Ooh, a nanna nap would go down so well on Planet Baby but that never happens ☺. J x

  11. great question to make you really think about the necessities of life...Anna's list is spot-on with the top good things about life and all its goodness.

  12. I totally agree with books and cups of tea! I couldn;t do without those :)
    I love Chanel purfume as well. I have a set of mini bottles so I change from day to day. They're all lovely xx

  13. Found your blog through Anna and wanted to say hi! Love this post, I love all of these 5 things :) Chanel rocks!

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  14. Anna's 5 things are easy to relate to, simple and really important. Her blog is so lovely!
    Hope you get the best things out of Fall season:)

  15. Truly lovely things! Enjoy the wonderful day, Kellie xx

  16. Love this post! I'd love to learn even more about how to savour and really appreciate the art of tea! + completely agree with the Chanel. Even wearing nothing else it makes you feel sexy and pulled together!

  17. Hi - sharing a few favourites with Anna!! Tea, perfume, sleep, music!!! definently! And Mademoiselle is one of my favourite perfumes too!!
    Lovely post!
    Laura xx

  18. I love your five things, Anna and how they tap into the senses. Tea, sleep and music are me. Hubby is allergic to perfume (and a few other things) - I would wear it if I could. Need to make more time to start and finish a good book these days. Lovely post x

  19. I love Anna's five things. Book and tea together make a particularly delightful combination.

  20. I love this 5 things post you do. Such a great idea and never boring!