Cook Island Fashion

Hi World,

Check out our very own island printed and designed outfits, made here in the Cook Islands and designed by Pacific Beauty Ellena Tavioni- I believe they also have a store in New Zealand and can ship just about anywhere in the world.

If you like what you see visit their facebook page:

A jumpsuit with a pacific flare
Cute dress for those summer days – model is wearing a rito hat (materials come from the fabulous coconut tree)
Pretty in Purple!
You don’t see skirts like this everyday!
They even have clothes for toddlers
Happy Valentines Day
Elegant Evening Wear
Sexy jumpsuit, perfect for a night out in Summer!

Valentines Day is for the Naive

This is my own interpretation of the hugely celebrated day of love, so please, all you loved up romantics don’t get your knickers in a twist.

Once upon a time I loved Valentines Day. I was one of those girls with the rose tinted glasses walking around in a haze on this day of love. You could bet your bottom dollar that every single Valentines Day would be a day for this little Miss to be spoiled to the max. Expensive gifts were showered on me, I was taken to lavish dinners, red roses and chocolates delivered to my place of work for everyone to see – “this girl is truly loved“.

Ha! Codswollop!

Now here’s a man who knows what he’s talking about

Since D-Day I view this day in a different light, we may have patched things up and are currently in a healthy happy relationship but my grey tinted glasses never fail to make an appearance on these such occasions. Why? Because everything nice he every did for me before D-Day feels to me like GUILY LOVE. All those gifts? Guilt gifts. All those expensive and lovely dinners? Guilt dinners. The beautiful ruby red roses? Guilt Flowers. The tasty delectable milk chocolates? Guilt Sweets. Our first Valentines Day after D-Day is one that is particularly memorable, all the others are now a hazy blur. I don’t know what I hoped for but I told him in no way should he buy me any gifts or take me anywhere for Valentines Day because this day just brought it all back for me, the infidelity, the lies the image of her 19 year old slut face, the text messages I read and I will never be able to erase from my brain. How can we celebrate our “love” when it was now tainted by his cum in her ass. I was very bitter this day. Everything was 100 times worse in my opinion because he followed through with my advice and didn’t do a single thing for me that Valentines Day (like I said before I don’t know what I was hoping for but in hindsight I don’t think anything would’ve made me happy). In fact he took off and left me at home alone because he didn’t want to cause me more pain (with the sight of his cheating face). This didn’t help, this upset me more. I spent that night alone ripping up old photos of us and poems I had written him, yes, I wrote him sappy love poems. Ugh. What a fool I was.

That first Valentines Day after D-Day was of course the worst. Every one after that has been easier. We have not done anything spectacular for each other but nor have we behaved morbidly. We have been wanting to visit an old frequent of ours for dinner and have been contemplating it for months, however with our busy schedules and our children we have not been able to find the time, but, surprise surprise. It seems we can finally make it to dinner and it just so happens to be, yes, you guessed it, Valentines Day. *gulp*. I’ll try to wear maroon tinted glasses this time. That’s got to be better than grey.

The naming game

Okay, so now I have like a HUGE list of baby names and my head is all like “this one…no that one…no, no, no, this one!” Good Lawd, strike me with inspiration please!

So far, my flightly radar is buzzing with the following:

  • Joni – firstly Joni means “God is Gracious” and while that’s a great meaning whats of more importance to me is that Joni is a variant of Jon which is my late fathers name. However the flip side of this name is that I run the risk of giving my daughter a name that is considered “nick-namey” so I’m a bit iffy with this one.
  • Emerson – I just like the sound of it and it gets double points because my middle name is Emma so a little tribute to myself? A lot of people say this is a boys name though but I actually LIKE “boys names” for girls.
  • Celeste – It sounds super pretty and get this – it means “heavenly”. Some Debbie Downers say it reminds them of the words molest and incest which is definitely off-putting, I wouldn’t want her to get teased.
  • Estelle – Another pretty name, reminds me of perfume or something elegant as such. It means “star” which kind of scares me because I might possibly create a little primadonna in the making by giving her this name!
  • Elise – Meaning “oath to God” which I absolutely love. This name sounds beautiful and reminds me of Fur Elise by Beethoven. I have no downsides to report on this name so maybe this is the one! Hope baby’s Dad agrees with me!
  • Brooklyn – not a great meaning (one who lives near a brook – oookay?) but I’ve always liked this name for a boy or a girl. (Yes, I love unisex names!)
  • Loriel – It sounds so pretty and it reminds me of the amazing beauty range “L’oreal” which is a plus in my books. Can have the nick name Lori or Elle, both cute in my opinion! However I’m just not fully sold on this one…it just doesn’t feel right. 
  • Devon – I really love this name but I can’t use it because my partner thinks its too similar to Devil and he may be right. I considered spelling it differently (Devan) but it’s still only a two letter difference between Devan and Devil..scary! I might raise a little hell raiser with this name!

Who knew choosing a name could be so stressful there are so many if’s and what’s and other opinions that make it just that more difficult to decide. Maybe I should just write a list close my eyes and point my finger and hope for the best!

Wish me luck

Unsolicited Advice and Annoying Conversations I don’t want to have

So its super great that you were able to change your life and become one healthy lean mean not-so-green running machine and all that but speaking quite frankly I just dont want to hear about it every 10 minutes. I dont want to know that you are now a super small 58kgs can squeeze yourself into a tight sexy size 8 and that you are able to do 100 reps or whatever you call it. It was fine the first time you told me I really dont need to hear it on repeat… Why dont I want to hear it? Well as you can see, I have a small beach ball inside my top and right now I love food and gluttony and I dont want you to make me feel super guilty, fat and ugly when I kinda cant help it right now. And while we’re at it can you quit bugging on me for the ice cream and lollies I just chowed on. Just shut it OK…I wanted it and it was darn good and Im sure my baby appreciated it too! I also hate people who say “make sure you go for a walk it will be good for delivery!” Ok your intentions may be good but you make me feel like crap cause thats the last thing I want to do! And I am not new to this, I know all about delivery, thanks!

‘Nuff said!


A nice message of appreciation from SO

Seriously, Im glad to waste, use, share, have my time, sweat, energy, tears, pain, stress, anger, money, love, children (everything!) with you because you are worth it! Im so deeply happy to have found you and to have you in my life to love me even though Im the worst asshole you ever met in your life! Still you never gave up on me, still love me and still by my side. I will never lose sight of that ever again. I see now. Thank you hun, I love you x.

On the hunt…

So I am on the hunt for the perfect baby girl name for baby number 3. I told my partner that this time I AM NAMING baby and no one else. So far he has picked (and I agreed of course) both our sons names and our parents gave the middle names, but me, I am yet to actually give a single name (middle or otherwise) for one of my kids so its high time I got a chance, don’t you think? I like names that are typically not thought of as “common” so I’m kind of having a hard time. So far ‘Loriel’ is on the top of my list but I still don’t feel fully satisfied with it. Please help me! I would love it if you could comment on this post with either names you like or names of your own daughters (if you don’t mind plagiarism) or even to tell me what you think of my chosen name above! I need some inspiration here! Thank you in advance….images (1)

Oh and as you may have guessed from what I have already written, I am having a girl (so they tell me) though I am still a little skeptical (if you couldn’t tell!). It’s hard to believe we are actually capable of creating girl bits after having two boys lol. I will fully believe it when I have my baby girl in my arms!

Intricacies of a relationship

These men, they have it all figured out don’t they? They take us young carefree spirited women and convince us to leave behind our happy lives to pursue a new romantic adventure of love with them. They are on their best behaviour, charming, witty, handsome, everything you could have dreamed a man could be. When they know they have you roped in all pretences are dropped and the real man comes out. It’s not quite what you bargained for but you can’t forget how amazing he was to begin with.

Queen Bey managed to sum it up nicely in her hit “Broken Hearted Girl” just read the lyrics!

“You’re everything I thought you never were and nothing like I thought you could have been but still you live inside of me, so tell me how is that? You’re the only one I wish I could forget the only one I’d love to not forgive, and though you break my heart you’re the only one.

There are times when I hate you cause I can’t erase the times that you’ve hurt me and put tears on my face, even now though I hate you it pains me to say I know I’ll be there at the end of the day.

How could I describe it any better than that? You know how they say there is a thin line between love and hate? Well its true… It really is possible to both love and hate someone.

I know that I love you but let me just say I dont wanna love you in no kind of way.