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An Australian based lifestyle blog by Alexandria Mavis. A perfectly curated space the combines her love of home decor, style, design, DIY, and entertaining.

A Love Affair With Cane

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A Love Affair With Cane || Alexandria Mavis Blog

Cane, Wicker, Rattan.. you name it I love it! With the news that we are moving later this month I've been to the corners of the internet looking for the perfect cane bed frame. Which of course, then lead me down a rabbit hole into a cane paradise of sorts. I just couldn't not share these great finds with you guys. 


Cane Screen || Cane Sofa || Cane Bench || Cane Dining Chair || Cane Bed || Cane Armchair || Cane Arch Chair || Cane Stool || Cane Nesting Tables || Cane Wardrobe 

The Blog Turns 1 & A Life Update

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The Blog Turns 1 & A Life Update || Alexandria Mavis Blog
The Blog Turns 1 & A Life Update || Alexandria Mavis Blog
The Blog Turns 1 & A Life Update || Alexandria Mavis Blog
The Blog Turns 1 & A Life Update || Alexandria Mavis Blog
The Blog Turns 1 & A Life Update || Alexandria Mavis Blog

As I celebrate 1 year since rebranding and going out on my own in this little corner of the internet I also have an exciting but bittersweet announcement! We are moving back to America!

Yep! … as of Oct 18th (after almost 8 years) we are leaving Australia and our positions with the the non-profit Youth With A Mission, to start a new adventure in the states, Grand Rapids MI (Nate's hometown) to be specific. It's quite a long story but as of this past November we knew it was time to make a shift in our lives and for the past year we've been praying and in constant conversation with our trusted friends about this change as we wanted to make sure this was the best choice for us in this season of life. We've missed being close to our friends and families and wanted to invest in those relationships and to have them close by when we start growing our little family. There has been many confirmations from the Lord that this is the right decision for us but we are going to miss this beautiful country and the beautiful people even more but we're excited for what our future holds. Now we just have to figure out how to fit our entire lives in 6 suit cases! 

So what does the future hold? Well it's finally time for me to take the leap into full time blogging and to build my own brand. Over the past year I've felt such a tug on my heart to fully invest in this space and test my skills in the creative business and interior design world. Nate's also caught the small business bug and ready to turn is coffee hobby into a full on career and dreams of opening a shop or raostery one day. 

I also just want to say a big thank you to all of you readers that support and encourage me with your comments and emails. Turning my passion into a full time career wouldn't be possible without you! 

Photos by Bek Grace Roggeveen

Glossier. Review + Color Love

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Glossier. Review + Color Love || Alexandria Mavis Blog
Glossier. Review + Color Love || Alexandria Mavis Blog

I finally got the chance to order some items from Glossier and see what all the hype is about - do people still say "hype"? OMG they're branding is so on point and their pink bubble wrap clutch/pouch is the envy of all cool girls - or so I've seen on instagram.

I bought the Glossier Phase 2 Set which I found to be a great introduction into their line and here's what I thought about it. 

  • boy brow - I went with the shade "Brown" and I am loving this - definitely my favourite of the items I've bought and their #1 seller. 
  • stretch concealer - I went with "Light" as I am heading into winter and I wanted it to be a bit of a highlight for me. 
  • lip color (Gen. G) - This was the hardest decision of my life - I wanted one in every color but it came down to "Cake" .. but I'm coming for you "Zip" next time I order. 
  • haloscope - This one isn't a part of the Phase 2 Set but I have been eyeing it for a while as well. I went with "Topaz" as I wanted to use it for contour as well but you really can't go wrong with any of these. 

Dying to try Glossier? I promise you will love it! Use THIS link to get 10% off your first purchase!

Glossier. Review + Color Love || Alexandria Mavis Blog

Next time I really want to try their Wowder Powder The Super Pack. Adding them to my christmas list (hint hint hubby). 

If GLOSSIER was an interior - it would be this amazing space by Eny Lee Parker. So much pink - insert all the heart eyes! 

Glossier. Review + Color Love || Alexandria Mavis Blog