Sunday, December 27, 2009


Merry Christmas!
This week has been nuts for me. I got a new part time job working with a top Hollywood Executive Producer, as her PA. I was pretty much in charge of organizing her Xmas Eve party, so that had me run off my feet until the early hours of Xmas morning.
Then the next day, my friends, Tree and Johnny, had rented out a super cute little bungalow at Venice Beach and were throwing an orphans Christmas.
They provided the outdoor seating and space and it was up to everyone else to bring a plate, a bottle and a wig of some sort! The sun went down as we were playing games like pinatas, boche ball and jenga. Then we sat by the fire and played charades, although looking back on it now, I'm not sure how much sense we were all making but I had a blast!
When Dan and I decided to head home, we had no idea that we were going to spend the next hour and a half sitting in a carpark waiting for a tow truck!
Yep, my little car was feeling neglected and decided to give me a little holiday gift and break down. So, I had to get it towed on Christmas Night!
Just my luck. Oh well.. pretty funny in hindsight.
Anyone that knows me, knows I am a slow learner when it comes to cars and I only really started driving this past year.
This is my first car at 25.
Apart from that though, I really had a great day and since I couldn't make it home to Sydney this year, this is definitely the only other way I wanted to spend my holiday.
Missed you lots this year Moo. We will see each other in the New Year though! Watch out Coachella..
Sending love to everyone.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Over the few months that I've lived in my apartment in Hollywood, I've met some pretty amazing people. The building is full of designers, actors and artists.
Lelia Broussard is one of them and she's also my neighbour and an amazing friend.
This is her Xmas track that she wrote with her friend, Jake. She's in NY at the moment, recording her new album. She sounds a lot like Ingrid Michealson but has her own, unique and beautiful sound.
Love her lots and hope you do too!

And another clip.

Ah.. so amazingly talented.
Definitely a star.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


So my AMAZE roomie Scarlett is such a sweet artist... she does ink and water colors, charcoals, acrylic, commissions and original works.

If you haven't added her on Facebook then you've been living under a rock...

Get to it and get face stalking!

P.S- A collection of her artwork is now hanging @ Phoebe's Cafe on Graham Av in Williamsburg if you want to eat while staring at her masterpieces ;-)






I have been super busy with work for TOPSHOP this month. We have had tons of holiday events going on instore and around the city including the Black Friday Breakfast (we provided breakfast for 300 peeps instore), TOPSHOP Tour Bus (a TOPSHOP branded truck we had made which will be touring the Tri state area in 2010), a month of gift wrapping and the Dressing Room (an instore pampering boudoir).

I have had so much fun planning, managing and executing all these projects and look forward to all the crazy parties, festivals and Jelly projects in 2010.

Sending love to my Jelly family and my numero uno client TOPSHOP!



Mima and I have obv's been a little too busy to post but I promise I'll try update more like she said she would :-)

So.. it's so crazy to think we spent Thanksgiving together over a year ago in L.A... we had just arrived not knowing what was in store for us and spent it with a crew of homeless Aussies like we were... Funny thing is I did much the same this year... Just across the continent.

The lovely Maria had a group of us expats over for a super duper Thanksgiving spread cooked by an American to ensure we got the real deal... we played the funniest Sex Games (board games!) and got quite silly... it was definitely a memorable day/night and we were definitely giving alot of thanks haha! Wow.. if only I could go into detail!


Monday, December 14, 2009


It's been a busy month, with work and preparing for the holidays, I've forgotten to post regularly on this site so I apologize for that, first of all. 
Yet I have managed to find time to discover new and exciting blogs and sites that have been inspiring me a lot lately. 
Funny that! 
It's still amazes me, the amount of information that's available at your fingertips on the internet. One of my favorite new sites for actors is written by LA casting director, Bonnie Gillespie. 
Her insight and knowledge on the business in this town is priceless and there's a ton of amazingly insightful stuff if you have time to search through the archives and read her past posts too. 
She was recently in Sydney, giving talks to other actors on the industry in LA and I think she really hit the nail on the head with her opinions on the Aussie industry and the way we feel towards actors making the 'big' move to Hollywood. 
Here's a link to her site.. 
And she picked my email for her top three! Check out the 'Your Turn' section. 

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Mmmmm Hmmmm.


It's hard to believe it but, Monday this week, the 16th of November, was the 1 year anniversary of our big migration to the US of A. And boy oh boy, what a tumoltuous year it's been!
It really started almost 2 years ago now, when Alicia and I would email each other from work every day with our big plans and dreams of what we were going to do when we arrived in LA! At the time, it was the only thing that got us through the daily grind.
But being here and living and experincing it for real, has been a completely different and un-predictable experience.
From car accidents with police cars, to losing apartments and jobs, from meeting Brad and Angelina and going to some of the hottest parties in Hollywood to traveling the country in a tour bus for 3 months with a bunch of strangers, it's certainly been an action packed year.
And I couldn't have asked for a better introduction to the States.
We really have been really lucky though, in so many ways and I'm so grateful I made the bold move over here.
Getting a visa was the best thing I have ever done and I had always thought it would be so much harder than it was. Congratulations on your job Alicia, and to daring to move over to the unknown West Coast. I'm so incredibly proud of you and grateful that you made the move to LA with me and that we got to spend such an incredible 8 months together.
Sisters for life.
Dreams can become your reality, the only thing in your way is you.
Here's to the next 12 months!
May they be even more crazy, hilarious, scary, exciting, beautiful and adventurous!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009



WOW... Halloween in New York is like a jungle of apes on crack... The weirdest, craziest freaks come out to play whilst Lady Gaga, M.J and Kate + 8 brush past you!

I went to an awesome party thrown by Hornitos-and The Smile in this warehouse space in Manhattan. There was a costume competition judged by the likes of Terry Richardson and Peaches Geldof and fab tunes which had us all dancing around like loco!

I went as an 80's vampire on prom night for lack of any original ideas.. Next year I'm upping the game... it's competitive in this town ;-)

My homeboy Bronques posted pics too...

L.O.V.E from N.Y.C


One of my oldest friends came through the Big Apple with her hubby...

It was short but sweet and seeing her face really made me quite homesick for my family and friends back in Oz. You get so wrapped up in your new life that you forget you have an entire other one across the shores...

I wish I could give her another hug.. she is my soul sister.

I love you Chantal



I must apologize for the lack of posts... Time flies when you're having fun!


Friday, November 6, 2009


This is a shout out to my incredibly talented and amazing Australian photographer friend, Ross Laurence.
His blog is full of beautiful and unique images and is more than worth taking a little squiz at..
He comes from a background in modeling,
so he knows all about what it takes to make a good picture pop.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Well, well, well.. 
Seems things have a strange way of working out in life and I have finally found myself a little job, 2 months later! 
Who knew it would be harder to get a serving job that an acting gig in LA?!
 I'm back to my second profession, bar tending at this super cute little Italiano place in Hollywood. 
Great crew, awesome live music and beautiful, relaxed vibe. Loving it. 
I also just celebrated my first Halloween in the US. 
The date is pretty significant to me as it was this time last year that Alicia and I were meant to be over here but we had to wait for the Consulate to process my visa, well I had to wait, Alicia decided to do so with me.. Special lady that she is.. :) 
It's a HUGE deal here and the costume shops are packed for the weeks before with people trawling around, trying to find that special, original outfit. 
To be honest, it was all a bit much for me and in the end I gave up and opted for the easy option of a 70s hippie. Boring I know, but I was really just looking for an excuse to wear a brown wig (Mums been going on at me to dye my hair for weeks now, so this was my next best offer!). 
Had a blast celebrating my friend, Jades big 21st and my first Halloween here, but I really found it all a bit over-rated and a lot like Sydney on New Years Eve. 
Far too much of a build up over just another night out. Never a good idea to go to too many places and always a good idea to just go with the flow and not plan too far ahead.  
On another note, I've just started acting classes again and am studying with Margie Haber Studios in West Hollywood. 
I went there when I first got to LA and have been DYING to go back ever since. She's amazing. Her technique really resonates with me and her studios provide a place where the actor can feel safe and comfortable in a collaborative environment and I love, love, love that! 
She's coached Brad Pitt, Halle Berry, Molly Sims and many other big name celebs so she definitely knows her shit. 
All in all though, things are moving onwards and upwards for me and my journey in the big ol US of A. 
Can't wait to see what's around the next corner. 
Loving and living.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


My girl, Sally, has been staying with me for the weekend which has been awesome! 
It's been about 3 years since we've seen each other, we met in a bar in NY when I was living there and it was super fun to play tour guide for the weekend. 
Showing her all the places I was so excited about when I first arrived in LA was kinda weird and I'm definitely no expert on the city but we had a blast! 
Today topped it all off beauitfully, I met the percussionist that tours with Rod Stewart the other week and he invited me to the taping of the band, on The Jay Leno show at NBC today. 
So, not only did we go, but we sat front row and went backstage afterwards. 
Pretty rad! 
Although, I must admit I hate being told when to laugh and when to clap! 
Bit like being a perfoming seal I guess..! 
Sunday, I shot a Doritos commercial which was pretty funny. 
The aim is to get it on during Superbowl, the ad space is something ridiculous like $1M so the exposure would be priceless...! 
Once I have the final cut, I'll post it on here. 
Hope everyone had as wonderful a weekend as I did! 

Thursday, October 15, 2009