5 minutes with

IMG_2369Today we take 5 minutes with Blogger, online and real life shop keeper Louise Bell check out her blog here and her online store here or take a drive to sunny Avalon to visit her bricks and mortar store. She is as lovely as the beautiful things she sells and then some…

how would you describe the look of your home?

If you asked me a few weeks ago, I’d have said “Palm Springs with a smidge of eclectic” – Pops of yellow, Dulux Gold Rush to be precise, and modernist overtones (our house was built in 1957). I’ve recently embraced the Scandi aesthetic (rather wholeheartedly!), and our home is now filled with white, black, charcoal, greys…

whats your favourite thing in your home?

My wall filled with off white Juju Hats makes me smile every time I look at it!

what are you loving right now?

Design blogs that fuel my newfound neutral fire – like:





coffee tea or?

Coffee in the morning. Tea before bed. And the odd Chai.

whats on your shopping list right now?

A Pia Wallen Cross Blanket and a large black By Lassen Kubus Bowl. And Jerome Dreyfuss anything.

favorite thing to do on the weekend?

Mooch around the Northern Beaches – Shopping in Avalon (hello Bassike!) lunch at Banana Blossom or Armchair (both in Mona Vale), maybe an afternoon swim at Clareville Beach or in one of the ocean pools, dinner at Braza in Newport (meat fest!) or Mexicano in Narrabeen…

favourite day of the week?


favourite place to shop?


favourite place to eat?

Banana Blossom for salads. Actually, anywhere with a good salad on the menu.

whats your signature dish?

A Killer salad!

what is your signature drink?

A Tom Collins or an Aperol Spritzer.

favourite quote?

“Could be better, could be worse”. I say this ALL the time.

what are you listening to?

Frank Ocean. And my children squabbling.

what are you working on right now?

An exciting year ahead for Table Tonic – sourcing beautiful new products for the online store and Avalon shop. Oh and something TOP SECRET!!!

what/who are you inspired by?

Creative types, beautiful souls and health nuts. Mainly.

what makes you happy?

If you ask my husband, he’d say “Lots of sleep!”. And he’s probably right.