Castle and Cubby x Liberty Interiors

Early last year, I was so excited to work on a little project with the talented Nicole Rosenberg from Liberty Interiors. Nicole and I had just worked together on a few other projects, she created a beautiful nursery for Henley and she also helped freshen up other areas in my house, my master bedroom and our kitchen area.

We were talking about how the boys needed a cute and versatile play area to run amuck in, at this stage Henley was only a newborn but we wanted to create a space which would grow with the boys as they grew older and allowed for a lot of imaginative play. I was also after a space that the boys could make their own, as well as an easy area for them to play in when their friends came over (it’s also handy to keep all the mess outside, haha)

We instantly thought of Castle and Cubby, I was already a huge fan of their work, their cubbies always popped up on my Instagram feed and I loved that they are so unique and are all hand made in Melbourne and Byron Bay. Castle and Cubby’s brand message resonated with me as all materials are sustainably sourced with new and recycled timbers and free of chemicals, as well as their passion for organic, nature based, imaginative, playful and family shines through in everything they create.


When it came to picking the style we wanted, I chatted to Nicole about wanting a cubby that looked masculine and edgy but was also practical for boys. Castle and Cubby really nailed the brief.

I initially wanted Hampton vibes, but then we went for a style that also suited my house. It was really important for Aston to have a little slide and an area for him to serve food and play chef as he loves that kind of play. Nicole created a Pinterest board as she knows my style so well and we were off. She included a design for cool blue barn door, with the boys initials as wooden door handles.

Castle and Cubby have so many cubby designs to choose from, we went for the XL Mini Zimi Cubby which I was so happy with, as we don’t have a huge yard, so I felt that this cubby design offered a lot of play area for the boys but didn’t take up too much space.

There is a full selection of other designs on their website there are so many designs to choose from, depending on your needs, you can make slight changes so their current cubby styles so it fits in with your specific needs. They also have two workshops in Melbourne and Byron Bay and they offer freighted delivery to all locations across Australia.

I loved the white trimming that we included and the custom painting to the interior and exterior as well as the extended hardwood decking. The woodwork structure of our cubby is such good quality and made to perfection, it was made on site, so Aston loved watching it all come together. I swear this cubby feels nicer to sit in than some of the rooms in my house. The boys also love the custom slide platform with white slide.

The boys love playing in it together, as Aston loves using the serving area as his own little kitchen and serves Henley and I as we sit on the outside. He also loves the slide and watering his plants using his little watering can.

Henley is so obsessed with the slide; he is a little daredevil and he also enjoys playing with the kitchen.

I am excited to also offer a code of 10% OFF all purchases until the end of April 2020 using the code LOVENADIA

For more details on Castle and Cubby www.

Nicole from Liberty Interiors

Prints from The Little Interiorfull selection here 

Chelsea All-in-1 Kitchen from Pottery Barn Kids

Wooden Food Set from Pottery Barn Kids


4 winter trends with HUGO BOSS

I am sure you are all aware by now that I love shopping at HUGO BOSS. I have so many fond memories of shopping there in my early teens with my Mum.

Back then it was Mum who was looking for those key statement pieces- my Mum is a big believer in investing in quality, classic pieces, as these items have longevity in our wardrobe and can be styled back with more basic items. I am lucky that I learnt this styling tip from her and now we love shopping at HUGO BOSS together.

I know I can head instore and pick her up something that she is going to love. If it’s a trench or a pair of sunglasses, a classic pair of pointed heels or one of their cute bags. There are so many options this Mother’s Day that have just dropped in store.

They have a strong collection of suiting this season -you all know I am partial to a great suit. This collection there is an injection of fresh new shades with terra brown, desert sand, plum and blue making it a standout colour combination.

All black is always strong. I love the long-lined sleeveless black jacket that I am wearing as it has a longer hemline so it’s flattering on the body and doubles as a strong workwear piece.

Tailoring is always at their core- and this new collection has so many pieces that fit on the body so well. That’s why they nail suiting, coats and jackets. Their jackets fit on my body perfectly and never look bulky.

These are four key trends that I will be wearing on rotation this autumn winter:

1. Snakeskin– We are well versed that animal prints are here to stay, and its all of them- leopard, cheetah, zebra and snakeskin. I love wearing snakeskin the most as it pairs well with denim and one of my favourite ways to wear it this season is to layer it and clash prints.

2. Check Trench– Check looks great with a simple white tee to keep it fresh but it also looks great mixed with contrasting checks and prints

3. All Black- It’s what I always fall back to when I don’t know what to wear, and with good reason as it looks smart, sophisticated and doesn’t date.

4. Colour blocking- Wearing one strong colour from head to toe is defintely having a moment. We are seeing lots of greens, pinks and blue. If a bold colour is too daring you can keep things simple by choosing one block colour piece and layering it with wardrobes classics like a neutral trench or blazer. I have paired it with these tan knee high boots below. I love tan and blue as a combo together.

Samua Jacket: $999, Semua Skirt: $799, Efrany Knit Top: $219, Malibu Open Bootie: $649

Checkinada Coat: $799, Tayama Trouser: $349, Esonita T-shirt: $149, Amelie Pump: $599

Diloise Dress: $699, Tanitea Trouser: $349, Fleur Mule: $649, Taylor Small Tote: $749

Dagoni Dress: $699, Malibu Boot: $899

Photography: Katie Fergus 


Shot in collaboration with HUGO BOSS

Swiss Ultinatal Range

Life has been a little crazy of late; welcoming our beautiful boy Henley, preparing Aston for ELC and taking on a few new roles with work. It’s fair to say there has been some big life events happening, none of which, however, get in the way when it comes to the health of my two gorgeous boys.

I’ve been an avid user of Swisse Wellness vitamins for years now, using their vitamin and skincare range in my day-to-day routine. Overall health and wellbeing every day is a huge priority for me and my family.

 Motherhood has made my health and my families health such an important priority. I was excited to see Swisse launch their Swisse Ultinatal range last year, that has since become my favourite range in the market. If anyone is planning, pregnant or raising little ones, it may be worthwhile exploring the four brilliant products.

1.When it comes to Vitamin D, I’ve always supplemented with Swisse as I have experienced low vitamin D during both of my pregnancies. From pregnancy and now since giving birth to Henley, I continue to incorporate a vitamin D supplement into our daily routines, to make sure he and I maintain healthy immune systems. The product I’m using for Henley is the Swisse Ultinatal Vitamin D3 Liquid (designed for bubs).You might have caught an Instagram story I recently posted, where I explained a few of its benefits. If I was you, I would recommend seeing your doctor first, so you can check-in on what its most suitable for you.

As well as his immune system, the Swisse Ultinatal Vitamin D3 liquid is designed to support healthy, strong bones and muscle health. Vital for a growing boy! The Vitamin D3 is in a liquid form, meaning it’s easy to pop it into his milk or directly into Henley’s mouth using the dosing device included. I’ll talk about my Vitamin D support a little later.

2.The Swisse Ultinatal DHA + EPA Liquid for Baby. This is another liquid form product which is fantastic to help support little ones in terms of their cognitive health and brain function from 7 months+. On top of this, the Swisse Ultinatal DHA + EPA Liquid for Baby is great for their nervous system and eye health. Liquid products are a convenient option for kids!! Aston doesn’t even know he’s having it! I simply chop the capsule tails off and squeeze the liquid into his drink- Aston loves his milkshakes and smoothies. Alternatively, I pop it into his wheatbix or porridge in the morning.

This product is only for little ones who are 7 months+. When Henley is a little older, I’ll add the Swisse Ultinatal DHA + EPA Liquid for Baby into his day-to-day feeds.

3.Next up, the Swisse Ultinatal Probiotic Powder for Baby. The powder comes in individual sachets, making the product easy to use. No measuring is required (for new mums with baby brain, this is a saviour!) – one sachet daily into their milk. I mix it up between popping it into Aston’s milk or food.

The Swisse Ultinatal Probiotic Powder for Baby contains three probiotic strains, helping to establish a balanced intestinal environment in breastfed infants. It’s great to help maintain bub’s immune health, their gut health and digestive system health. It seems like more and more of us are in tune with our gut health these days due to a whole range of varying factors. Making sure I’m preparing two healthy tummies in Aston and Henley provides me with a lot of comfort.

The last of the Ultinatal range I wanted to write a little on vitamin supplements that are suitable during pre-conception and pregnancy

4.The Swisse Ultinatal Pre-Conception & Pregnancy Multivitamin. The Swisse Ultinatal Pre-Conception & Pregnancy Multivitamin contains folic acid (which helps to maintain healthy cells, in particular red blood cells), omega-3 DHA (important to help support our brain function) and vitamin D (as I mentioned earlier, vitamin D is an important vitamin in terms of helping to support our immune system & bone health). I was very low in Vitamin D when I was pregnant with Aston and had the same issues again with Henley- so it’s important to take a supplement like this to support you to be your healthiest and happiest self.

I adore this product, as it helps me to support my general health.

Knowing that my two boys can be supported from the inside, out helps to take the stress away. The new Ultinatal range from Swisse fits into my busy lifestyle (as my days can be hectic and are never the same). Thanks to Swisse’s great baby friendly formulations (liquid and powder forms) for providing premium quality formulations!

For any more questions about my experience with Swisse and the Swisse Ultinatal range, feel free to contact me.

Disclaimer: This supplement may not be right for you. Follow the directions for use. Read the label before purchase. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for 0-6 months.

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Shot in collaboration with Swisse

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2019

With VAMFF, the Virgin Australia Fashion Festival now over for the year in Melbourne, I am having massive withdrawals.

I am proud to be a long time friend of the Melbourne fashion festival, attending every year for the past 10 years. I have to say this was the best fashion festival Graeme Lewsey and the whole VAMFF team have put together. There was insightful industry seminars, retail events and ‘The Plaza’ at The Exhibition Building this year had it all from tapas and cocktails to incredible music acts with an electric atmosphere. I loved the Tommy Collins pop up in the centre of the plaza which featured incredible food and was pumping each night of the festival. Lets just say I may have had one too many champagnes there.

The Virgin Australia Palm Springs pop up featuring CJ Hendry’s iconic artwork was a great spot to take it all in and mingle, as well as the huge Priceline Beauty Bar where consumers could go and get makeup and hair touch ups.

The reason I love attending VAMFF is everything we lay our eyes on from the runways shows is also available to shop from the Shop The Runway pop up at The Plaza- it’s all about see it now and buy now.

I love people watching- and there is no better place than at VAMFF to check out some unique outfits – very inspirational.

I love supporting my favourite Australian designers at the festival so I have rounded up my outfits from the festival below- with links to shop them.

Until next year! I cannot wait to see what VAMFF has in store for us next.

Manning Cartell Bandeau and Pants, STAUD bag, Tony Bianco Heels

Dion Lee Jacket, Shorts and Bralette (coming soon), Louis Vuitton Bag, Christian Louboutin Shoes.

I loved attending Viktoria + Woods 15th anniversary in collaboration with VAMFF.

Viktoria + Woods Tunic Top + Pants , Valentino Bag

Photography: Katie Fergus, Dan Castano and Liz Sunshine.

Henleys Nursery x Liberty Interiors

I am excited to share the images from Henleys baby room. I shared the video (watch here) a few weeks ago, but here are those detail shots. I collaborated with the incredibly talented interior decorator Nicole Rosenberg from Libery Interiors 

I have always admired her interior styling, particularly her baby and children’s rooms are so beautiful and always unique. It was such a privilege to work with Nicole and see her vision and incredible ideas come to life.

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