A new beginning | The almost grown up

It's been a long time between drinks here at Andrea Reh - and with good reason. For many months now, I've been contemplating a new blog that better reflects where I'm at now. This week, I decided to make the leap. Though I still love interiors and style and design, I am first and foremost a writer so from now on my emphasis will be on words. I'm looking forward to the next stage in my blogging life - and I hope you guys will join me at thealmostgrownup.wordpress.com

Thank you for all your support over the past few years - I hope you've enjoyed reading Andrea Reh as much as I've enjoyed creating it.

- Andrea


Shoes | Mi Piaci

“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”
– Marilyn Monroe

I've shared my love for New Zealand label Mi Piaci before, when I purchased a beautiful leather handbag from there earlier this year. More recently, I've been lusting after the gorgeous sandals in their Portofino-inspired summer catalogue. I'm loving the leather sandals in the second image which strike me as the perfect go-anywhere summer heels, but what takes your fancy?


Film | The Way, Way Back

"Though it takes place in what looks like the present, The Way, Way Back  is infused with a sense of nostalgia."

As a student, I worked at a boutique cinema and was lucky enough to be able to see movies for free. A movie lover, it wasn't unusual for me to see a movie three times or more. Now that I have to pay to go to the movies, it's rare for me to see a film more than once. The Way, Way Back is a recent exception to that rule - a film I've already seen twice and can't wait to see again. A charming coming-of-age story, The Way, Way Back chronicles one teenage boy's difficult summer, spent at the beach house of his recently-divorced mother's mean new boyfriend. Over the course of the summer, Duncan finds himself a job at the local water park - and an unlikely mentor in the park's manager - develops a crush on the girl next door and, eventually, learns to stand up for himself. A bittersweet yet thoroughly enjoyable journey that, for better or for worse, will see you transported back to your own teenage years.