spoil mum and save the honey bees

Spoil Mum this Mothers’ Day and help save mother nature’s honey bees with Mum’s very own pair of Honey Bees – which are kind of like a cross between thongs/ flip-flops and sandals, but really more like thongs. 😉

Grace and the Honey Bees - House of Turtle Honey Bees are super comfy, super cute and perfect for a stroll to the shops, on the way to yoga, wearing around the house or sipping on a soy latte (or your preferred hot drink) at your favourite cafe.

At only $29.95, grab your Mum a pair and a pair for yourself. You’ll also be helping to save the honey bees… And, when you buy Mum a pair of Honey Bees during April or May, you’ll go into the draw to win her a matching flower bouquet.

Honey Bees are available in a range of bright, neutral and pastel colours at honeybees.com.au.

Turtle xox

Image by House of Turtle


Beautiful, tragic and wanting

There is nothing that is not fabulous about Emmy Rossum‘s cover and appearance in Genlux (a luxury magazine created for the affluent Southern Californian woman). She reminds me of one of Alexandre Dumas’ heroines from the 17th century. Beautiful, tragic and wanting.

GENLUX_EmmyGenlux_S_WillsBlack Star ring - Samantha Wills

I also love that she is wearing Australia’s own, Samantha Wills Black Star ring, available now for $259. So stunning that it can be worn for special occasions for years to come!

Turtle xox

The Selby is in Your Space

Todd Selby is finally launching a new hardcover book, titled The Selby is In Your Space – named after his popular photographic blog of interesting people and their creative spaces, The Selby.

Much like Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist, Todd Selby’s blog has a cult following that spans across the globe – all keen to see whose private space he will snap next.

Reserve your copy of The Selby is In Your Space now so you get it as soon as it ships.

Its 256 pages filled with tons of never seen before spaces. Plus it comes with stickers.

Turtle xox


Christmas Gift Idea #8: X&Y Magazine’s Fab Gift Guide

Uber-fabulous editors of X & Y Magazine (in order)
Georgia King, Valeria Gosse (Editor & Publisher), Adam Baidawi and Amber Renae

X & Y Magazine released its first issue in November. This fab new online magazine for males and females is pushing forward what’s cool and what’s not, with fashion updates, tips about sex and relationships, life, and exciting news from the music world.

Targeted at the uber-fabulous Gen Ys, X & Y Magazine is well and truly making its mark in the world of online publishing.

Check out their Fab Christmas Gift Guides, full of girly and manly gifts, and even a few for your parents.

Even if you’re Gen X, like me (sshhh), X & Y Magazine‘s weekly releases are well worth a read. You might even see the odd fashion article in there from me. 😉

Turtle xox

Images from X & Y Magazine


Christmas Gift Idea #7: The Blair Waldorf Headband

Not sure what to get your BFF for Christmas? You know, the one that has everything. Why not splash out and get her a signature headband like Gossip Girl‘s Blair Waldorf.

Even though Dan told Blair she couldn’t wear her headbands to college parties, and dramatically threw her cute yellow one down the stairs in last week’s episode (of series three, just screened in Australia) – we don’t care… we love Blair’s headbands, and so will your friends.

Grab this gorgeous Grey Turban Headband from Precious Love now – it’s only $25.00. And, if you hurry, you can get 10% off till Wednesday 16 December 2009 by entering discount code LOVE at checkout.

You know you love me… XOXO

Turtle xox


Christmas Gift Idea #6: Send a personalised email

Send your friends a personalised email this Christmas. You’ll save money, paper and with the cash saved you’ll be able to buy more presents for friends… and for yourself.

Really, this Christmas gift idea was an excuse to add a H-O-T picture of George to my blog. Think I’ve received this email every year for a few years now. I don’t mind… Love, love, love George.

Enjoy! 😉

Turtle xox


Christmas Gift Idea #5: The Sartorialist… Signed Book!

Image by and sourced from The Sartorialist

Inspire the sartorialist within with a signed copy of The Sartorialist.

Sydney-siders lined up around the block last night for a chance to meet the man himself, Scott Schuman, and to get their treasured copies of his coffee table book signed at the Paddington Sass & Bide store.

Sass & Bide are hosting another book signing tomorrow night, Thursday 10 December at their Melbourne GPO store from 6pm-9pm.

Turtle xox

Image by and sourced from The Sartorialist


Christmas Gift Idea #3: Harmony and balance from Lululemon Athletica

Lululemon Athletica Align Ultra Mat and Om Stainless Bottle

Let’s be honest, Christmas is that time of year when we let ‘everything’ go. We party hard, drink and eat lots, and our exercise regime slips into oblivion.

Help family and friends get back into the swing of things after Christmas with great yoga-inspired exercise gear from Lululemon Athletica.

I love their yoga mats and the all-inspiring Om drink bottle which shows off Lululemon’s manifesto.

TipLululemon Atheletica offer free yoga classes at select stores throughout the week. Check out the store nearest you to find out when.

Aaaah… serenity is now!

Turtle xox

Images sourced from Lululemon Athletica website


Christmas Gift Idea #2: The perfect mens shaving pack from Aesop

Aesop‘s opera-inspired packs are a great gift for Christmas. I gave my brother the Barber of Seville pack last year and he still raves about it.

This reusable bamboo box is filled with lots of shaving goodies including the super dooper Moroccan Neroli Shaving Serum – which is so good that your man will never use anything else again (nor will you), Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste, Oil Free Facial Hydrating Serum and the ever-lasting Ginger Root Soap Slab.

Tip – I cut my Aesop soap slabs in half. They last longer and are easier to handle.

Turtle xox


Christmas Gift Idea #1: Samantha Wills Gift Sets

Over the coming weeks I will be posting some Christmas gift ideas to help make the arduous task of gift giving that little bit easier. Good luck and enjoy!

Samantha Wills Narella Ring

If I was shopping for me… I would so be getting this… H-O-T!!!

Samantha Wills Night Song Christmas Gift Pack

But… we are shopping for others, so check out Samantha Wills Christmas Gift Packs. 😉

Turtle xox


PS. Things have admittedly been quiet of late. I have been quite unwell and spent the last week in hospital. On the mend now, so House of Turtle will be back on track very soon. Don’t leave me dear readers, I have not forgotten you. xox