on long distance

A heart’s desire can tear apart worlds; can build them. A heart’s desire is no small thing. Today is our four year anniversary! Four years since Dickson sweetly met me with coffee on a cold winter morning, walked with me by flower fields and the sea and asked me to embark on this adventure with […]

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wild winter blooms : roses, gum foliage + cotton

A few weeks ago, I enjoyed a dreamy Saturday morning, at once bathed in golden, winter sunshine and tempered by a biting, frosty breeze. Like any good Sydney-sider, I spent the late hours of the morning catching up with a dear friend over brunch alfresco and as we meandered back towards our respective paths home, […]

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cinnamon-spiced + sugared apple pie

It’s autumn. Autumn twirled across the ocean slowly this year, her pirouettes light with a caution that left summer to spin on and on for just a little longer, well into March and April. Never late, she hummed languidly upon her arrival, as her lilting tune eventually reached a crescendo and banished summer beyond the horizon […]

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nostalgic musings on hong kong

Last November, I spent six days in Hong Kong and it was an overwhelming whirlwind of familiarity, unfamiliarity, reflection and thankfulness. Hong Kong is strange place for me – at once both a solid, objective location and a somewhat ephemeral concept enshrined in my memory. Of course, I love the vibrancy of the culture, the […]

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welcome (back) + the story so far

Welcome to Courtney Mielle! Or perhaps, welcome back. Some of you might remember this space as Of Postcards & Ink – the journal whose chapters were filled with stories from my year abroad in Paris, France. Almost two years after my last post, I’ve decided to breathe new life into this space. There are parts of […]

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