27
Apr
2015
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M is for Mojitos

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It’s no secret, Mondays are The Worst. Unless its holidays. Then Mondays are pretty much just like every other day of the week. But seeing as we are in the midst of Term 2, we revert to the rule that Mondays are The Worst. Which, I think, is why the Cubans invented Mojitos. I know that its more of a summer drink (if you’re in the northern hemisphere right now then this would be perfect!) but I think that lime, mint and rum are a welcome combination at any time of the year.

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24
Apr
2015
1

Friday Favourites: Headbands!

Far out peeps. The holidays have ended. Boo.

And in other news, this week saw the craziest storm I think i’ve ever seen in my life. They forecast snow. In Sydney. It was a Stormageddon. When I was on playground duty I legit thought the metal roofing was going to pop off the building I was patrolling. Thankfully, we survived relatively unscathed. Nevertheless, I feel that todays favourite needs to be something a little bit frivolous to lighten the mood and soften the blow of the fact that there are still eight weeks of term before the next holidays. So, I thought i’d share the newest addition to my headband collection.

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but first, can we please talk about how cute this hat is?

Pink and warm and just the cutest freaking cloche hat ive ever seen.

But its a hundred bucks and therefore over budget.

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still… maybe it will go on sale?

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But this is what I ended up purchasing from Alannah Hill for $20

Too cute right?

I wore it to dinner that night and got asked for ID. I’m taking that as a compliment!

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This was the outfit plus headband that got me carded.

Clearly too cute for an adult!

So what are you loving this Friday my lovelies? Are you a headband fan? Got any recommendations for me? Please share!

15
Apr
2015
0

Southern Highlands Love: Eschalot

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One of my favourite things to do when the weather gets chilly is hop in the car and take a drive down to the Southern Highlands. If I ever move out of the city, i’m moving down there. Everything is so green and fresh and its full of delicious food, friendly people and exciting antique shops (more on that one later!)

Berrima is a sweet little town just past Mittagong and its pretty much the perfect place for a picnic or lazy lunch, whichever you prefer. Many of the buildings in Berrima are old sandstone and it hosts perhaps the most hospitable jail i’ve ever seen. In fact, its a running joke with hubs that if i’m ever on trial for a crime, i’ll take a plea bargain as long as I can serve out my sentence in that jail. Every time we drive through Berrima we say we should go to Eschalot, a snuggly looking sandstone restaurant just at the entrance to the town. It always looks so pretty and the kitchen garden which is visible from the street is so enticing. As a last hurrah for the Summer holidays, hubs and I decided to lunch there last February. It did not disappoint!

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10
Apr
2015
0

Friday Favourites: Pink and Matching

A True Love of Mine: High Tea Outfits

So this Friday I want to show you this sweet hot pink pencil skirt I wore out to afternoon tea with my mum. I’m always a fan of dressing up for going out so for me, afternoon tea is a high heels and pretty outfits affair. Hubs and I are madly saving for our upcoming jaunt to Italy (more about that exciting development later!) so I had promised myself no shopping this holidays. Of course, when the hot pink skirt you’ve had your eye on goes for half price, all those promises go out the window.

 

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In case you couldn’t see the shoes in the first picture, I paired the skirt with a cream blouse and these sweet baby blue heels with red hearts. More about these babies later too!

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Finally, I had to give you a close up of the colour and the fact that, serendipitously, my nail polish was an exact match. I also had to get my pink ring bling in on the action. Can you blame me? Thought not.

 

What are you loving this Friday? Just that it is Friday?

8
Apr
2015
0

Easter Reset: Tagliatelle with Zucchini and Peas

Tagliatelle with Zucchini and Peas

 

So you ate all the chocolate on the weekend? Now you’re feeling a little soft around the middle and guilty from indulging? Well just stop that right now! There’s nothing wrong with a bit of indulgence now and then and I will certainly not feel guilty about eating bucket-loads of chocolate at Easter, the nominated day of all chocolate eating. But, in case you feel like you need to hit the ‘reset’ button after your Easter splurge, I thought today would be a good day to post my first ever savoury post and help you through it.

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