Oh Yeah and Hell No!


Oh Yeah

* Our little cat friend Twiggy from next door who comes to visit. I think Mr Smaggle is in love.

* Making homemade affogatos with espresso, wafer sticks, decadent vanilla ice cream Grand Marnier.

* Downton Abbey. I could listen to Maggie Smith’s quippy one liners all day.

* Sending packages in brown paper envelopes decorated with washi tape.

* Finding my favourite NARS blush when I thought I’d lost it on a plane.

* Being on a major Mexican food bender and making delicious, healthy taco salads.

* Heading out of town at the end of January for a Hen’s Night. Can’t wait.

* Having one delicious cool day this week where I got to wear boots. BOOTS! WITH AWESOME SOCKS!

* Talking about travel this year. No plans in concrete just yet but I love the thought of adding a few stamps to my passport!

* The gorgeous Japanese barrister at my local coffee place who has the most beautiful tattoos on her arms. They are like magical little illustrations that someone scrawled on her with coloured pens.

* Watching Mr Smaggle watch The Ministry of Silly Walks for the first time ever. How he has never seen it is beyond me but it was delightful seeing him laugh until he couldn’t breathe.

* Bill Cunningham New York. A beautiful film. 

* Booking in play dates with my niece. She’s so good for my soul.

* Hearing rumours of a hairdresser just down the road from me who’s obsessed with (and apparently amazing at!) cutting curly hair. Stay tuned. My favourite hairdresser nicked off to Berlin so as you can imagine I’m very excited!

Hell No

* Summer. I’m such a winter baby, I just don’t function if it’s over 22 degrees.

* My local post office. I don’t even want to talk about it.

* Jenna Marbles and MaxNoSleeves breaking up. I’m devo dudes.

What’s floating your boat and pressing your buttons this week possum?

Carly is the founding editor of Smaggle which launched in 2007 back when blogging was weird. She has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Cosmopolitan and Cleo magazines. Hoop earrings are totally her thing and she almost got run over by Myf Warhurst while out jogging one day.


  1. Nessbow 3 years ago

    Mr Smaggle had never seen The Ministry of Silly Walks?! I grew up watching that sketch. Sometimes my brother and I still do all the best ones as we walk down Bourke Street after dinner and drinks. I even bought Ministry of Silly Walks cuff links for my Dad for Fathers Day. I’m so pleased Mr Smaggle has now had the opportunity to experience the genius that is that sketch.

  2. amyg 3 years ago

    i had a taco salad for lunch. it was delicious.

  3. Mads 3 years ago

    Jenna and max broke up! What the shit!

  4. Martina Hart 3 years ago

    Loved the Bill Cunningham movie. Gave me a fresh look at New York before going there. As for home made Affogato? mmmmmm Hell yeah

  5. Natalie Mulford 3 years ago

    Hehehe, Oh man, I love the fact that Jenna and Max’s breakup made your list. I was rather sad by the news.

  6. Claire Stephens 3 years ago

    someone who shares my love of winter – although I say anything above 25 is too hot.

  7. mumabulous 3 years ago

    This gosh darn summer must be hell on earth for you and your amazing hair.

  8. Tim Mullaly 3 years ago

    Bill Cunningham New York was beautiful. An amazing movie and must watch. He’s so lovely!

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