Posts from February 2014

Celebrating Love

February 28, 2014

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It’s been plentiful love vibes here in the Janneson Bense abode, with V day a couple of weeks ago, and last weekend’s anniversary celebrations. My amazing husband took me on a wine cruise along the swan river to commemorate our 6 divine years of marriage. And it was incredible! The thoughtfulness, the romance, the wine, the food, meeting so many wonderful people, creating new connections, the luxury of cruising along the river in the sunshine, being thoroughly entertained by the hosts and captain of Captain Cook Cruises. They both actually sang us songs on our return trip and they were amazing!

I wanted to wear something really special on this day. My handmade Loveleigh lace dress was absolutely perfect for the occasion. One of a kind, consciously created with love.

I kept my jewels simple and gold with Anna Beck, Torchlight Jewelry and Heather Gardner. While we played at the wineries I wore my Flower Gypsies flower crown, remembering back to the magical flower arrangements at our wedding. As evening set in and we returned to the dock, we strolled along the river, reminiscing on that beautiful moment when we became husband and wife. The sun was setting and it was the perfect end to a perfect date.

Something that came to my attention on this magnificent day was the choice we have to make the most of any experience in life. When we try new things and adventure out of our comfort zone, we can choose to either see everything that is wrong with the situation, or everything that is amazing and awesome. Pretty much goes for a lot of things in life. When we choose to see the blessings and wonder that exists, the opportunities for connection, for fun, and a whole universe of love and joy, open up to us. Our experience is enriched and we are nourished. Like anything it takes practice, though the more we practice gratitude and joy, the richer our life becomes.

With love and gratitude,

Helen xx

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Outfit Details

Lace Dress ~ Loveleigh designs

“Allison” Flower Crown ~ Flower Gypsies X Sweet 1985

Rings ~ Torchlight Jewelry, Anna Beck, Midi rings

Necklaces ~ Heather Gardner, Anna Beck

Floppy Hat ~ Sportsgirl Similar style/colour from TopShop

 

February Love

February 27, 2014

IMG_6203 IMG_6221IMG_6202 IMG_6205IMG_6179 IMG_6255 IMG_6185IMG_6270IMG_6306 IMG_6213 It’s been the month of LOVE here in my house! As many of you can tell by now I love to celebrate all things LOVE all the time, though February is a particularly special month for us…firstly our relationship began on Valentine’s day of all days.  This was so random, and at that time in my life I didn’t actually celebrate it at all. How things have changed :) This was 10 years ago! We were also married on February 23rd here in Cottesloe, WA by the sunny beautiful beach :) We celebrated our wedding anniversary last weekend with a wine cruise along the Swan River (pics and post coming soon!!) Every February we love to celebrate pretty much the entire month as one big anniversary! It holds such special memories for us. I can still remember that Valentine’s day when we met at the cafe, I was so mesmerised by his eyes.I had completely overheated within moments of sitting down. As I sat there magnetically fixated on him, flushing, shaky, so nervous, I was also strangely comfortable with him at the same time, as though we had known each other many times before. I could not take my eyes of his. There was so much chemistry between us. The air was electric! I’ve been in love a few times in my life, but nothing has ever compared to that intensity I felt that day. He is my beloved, my soul mate, a kindred spirit, my dearest friend, father of my children and my lover for this life and many more I hope. I am so grateful that I get to spend every day of my life with him.

This Valentine’s day I had the chance to wear this stunning Ixiah dress from the new fall collection. Perfect date night dress. Paired with my Kivari clutch and some beautiful golden crystal jewels from Spark & Thistle and I was set. We had such a fun night taking photos, al fresco dining on a perfectly balmy summer evening, and later cosying up to a movie :)

Let’s all remember to celebrate the love we have, whether it’s with a partner, a child, a parent, a sister, a friend, a pet, the earth or ourselves. We are so lucky in life to experience love. And seriously there isn’t anything better than love. It really is all we need. Let it infuse into every cell of your being and melt away all that does not bring you joy.

So much love from my heart to yours xxxx

Outfit Details

Oracle Bustier Dress ~ Ixiah (this dress will be dropping soon!!)

Boho Bride Crystal Necklace, Vagabond Quartz Earrings ~ Spark & Thistle

Fundo cuff ~ Free People

Swoon clutch ~ Kivari

Rings ~ Anna Beck, Spell Designs, Kami Lerner, Vintage

Shoes ~ Witchery


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