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Monday, 14 May 2012

Winter Chills!

Brrr, it's starting to get a little chilly in Brisbane & with only a couple of weeks until the onset of winter I'm staring at my wardrobe full of t-shirts, summer dresses & little ballet flats.
Yep, completely unprepared but also completely uninspired to do anything about it.
I guess my idea of winter is curling up on the sofa with your favourite PJ's, big fluffy socks, a warm blanket & a nice big mug of hot chocolate smothered in semi-melted gooey, oozy marshmellows! Yummo - I guess that's why the say winter is bad for the waistline

Maybe these pics will kick me off my bum & go shopping...

On second thoughts.. the sofa looks mighty comforting..


Allison xoxo

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Friday, 11 May 2012

I ♥ Mum!

Tomorrow is the 1 day of the year we get to really go the extra mile and show our Mum's just how much we appreciate them.

Here is a delicious recipe for Breakfast Coffee Pudding which we are sure Mum will L V E

 If Mum prefers something a little more savoury, why not try Eggs Florentine - Eggcellent!

Whatever you decide to to for your Mum this Mother's Day - Don't forget to make her, her favourite cup of tea :)


The Girls at La Belle Plume xoxo
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Tuesday, 8 May 2012


While browsing the bright & colourful world of the internet this afternoon for some well needed inspiration (before I head off to work tonight, that is) I found this cute stop-motion animation on Youtube that caught my attention. 
I simply ADORE all the little details that have been carefully placed in, it must have taken some amount of work!

I don't think there is anything quite like reading a old book.
That smell.
It smells dusty and the particles irritate your nostrils like you're on the verge of sneezing, but also it smells loved.

I'd love book shelf covered in old, preloved books. Books full of all sorts of stories - happy, sad, romantic, tragic. Books abundant with poetry!

"Books are the windows through
which the soul looks out"

Henry Ward Beecher

I think people these days under-estimate the power of poetry, and beautiful words are simply overlooked.

I found an old poetry book belonging to my late Grandmother. I think she once told me she had it in the war. One of the poems I love is this one. It's so romantic, I wish men would still pour out their hearts!


He that loves a rosy cheek
Or a coral lip admires,
Or from star-like eyes doth seek,
Fuel to maintain his fires;
As old Time makes these decay,
So his flames must waste away.

But a smooth and steadfast mind,
Gentle thoughts, and calm desires,
Hearts with equal love combined,
Kindle never-dying fires :-
Where these are not, I despise
Lovely cheeks or lips or eyes.

T. Carew

So, I leave you with those words & hope you are inspired to pick up and book and read, for a book will never leave you, never betray you and always be with you.


Allison - La Belle Plume xoxo

You can purchase this book by visiting our shop La Belle Plume

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Monday, 7 May 2012


It's hit that time of the afternoon, time ticks by so slowly, your eyes start drooping and your mind whisks you away to sweet daydreams of frolicking through lush green meadows scattered with pretty flowers in pastel colours.. or is that just me?

Anyhow, reality kicks back in even though we try to fight it off!

We've been trying hard to make our blog pretty today. It's taking shape s-l-o-w-l-y but they do say 'slow & steady wins the race'. We're still learning the ropes but we've been messing around with the theme today so hopefully everything works!


The girls of La Belle Plume xoxo

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Sunday, 6 May 2012

New kids on the 'blog'

Well, what a day!

Today is labour day here in Brisbane and we've done nothing but doing some labouring of love for our shop La Belle Plume . It's been fun, finding new places to promote our brand and now we've landed into the (slightly intimidating!) land of blogging.

We'll be trying our very best to make this blog fun, interesting & relevant to you so if you have any ideas, tips or want to see something on our blog then please let us know.

Our first post is definitely short & sweet, but we'll be back before you know it.


The girls from La Belle Plume xoxo
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