Saturday, June 6, 2015


By The Beetle Shack team

Thank goodness it's the long weekend! Here’s a quick wrap up of a few bits and pieces that we can't get enough of at the moment at The Beetle Shack…

READING: Lexicon by Australian author Max Barry. We just finished reading this fantastic book about a covert group of intellects who are trained in the art of persuasion – check out it’s review on Good Reads here.

WEARING: Bohemian Trader's Charlie Plaid - we're obsessed with anything and everything in the Charlie plaid! Perfect wintery weight and those rich tones. Yum. The Charlie Pleated Yoke Dress and Charlie Wide Leg Pants are our particular favourites. Check them out here.

WATCHING: The Good Wife. We have been surprisingly addicted to all the lawyer talk and Alicia Florrick's work ensembles. Get IMBD's take on the series and a guide to the episodes here.

SCENTED BY: Ralph. We cannot get enough of this Ralph Lauren perfume - does it remind anyone else of their early 20s? Swoon. Grab it on strawberrynet here.

BEAUTIFYING: Coconut Oil. Winter is well and truly here so when we find the time we're loving lathering ourselves in delicious Coconut Oil (best to go with an extra virgin variety) to avoid the scaly, itchy winter skin. It is absorbed really quickly, makes you smell like a holiday and feels divine. Check out a Coconut Oil 101 board on Pinterest here.

CRAVING: Bonsoi coffees & Anzac biccies. A match made in heaven! Do yourself a favour and order your next coffee on Bonsoi or grab a takeaway and team it with Claudia's delicious Spelt Anzac biscuits, recipe here.

MOVING: Yoga. We know - there's nothing new under the sun but speaking of which we've been loving our Sun Salutations most mornings to help start the day! If you can't make a class (we never seem to find the time) grab one of the fab apps out there, we've been using Yoga Studio and it rocks, find it here.

Enjoy the long weekend!


Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em