Tuesday, 7 January 2014


Minus the weather ~ I love this time of year.  It's a chance for me to reflect on what I've learnt in the last few months and an opportunity to set some new goals for the year to come.  
Starting this blog was my goal a loooong time ago ~ and out of some blood, sweat & tears ~  it became a great source for my personal inspiration & growth.  So it's with a heavy heart my friends that I have to step away and take a little break from Talbany. Some next chapter - life moments, kinda stuff is demanding my attention. And a girls, gotta do.
I'm forever grateful you chose to take this journey with me - I will be back soon. 

Here's to a brilliant 2014.  


Tuesday, 10 December 2013


Following my recent obsession with Etsy - (I sourced all of my Holiday stationery this year from Love Love Me Do Designs & Cerulean Press), 
I decided to put together a little Holiday Etsy Gift Guide based on just some of the wonderful pieces I found on their site.  
It's a great feeling knowing you are supporting a small and/or local business and I quickly learnt that the Etsy community has a name for such a thing, it's called ~ paying it forward. How perfect.


Thursday, 5 December 2013


Once the weather gets cold, it's common for me to be envious of anyone that's travelling down south...{I live in the wrong country}. But this time of year, I am particularly jealous of those travelling south for Art Basel & Design Miami. 
This is a trip I need to make ~ and it all became so clear after discovering Louis Vuitton's build of "La Maison au Bord de l'Eau". 
Designed by modernist architect Charlotte Perriand in 1934 as a holiday home for the masses, the concept has taken 79 years to come to fruition thanks to the fashion house.

It will be on the grounds of the famous Raleigh Hotel until this Sunday, so if anyone wants to make a last minute trip to Miami -I'm game!


{photo source: wwd, dezeen}