Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Over the last week I have fallen in love with Marshmallow Kokettes from my favourite chocolate shop in the city. I am not usually a marshmallow eater but these super soft and sweet squares coated in premium milk chocolate are too much for me to resist. In honour of this new found passion tonight's drinks are super sweet and girly. A rich hot chocolate filled with pink marshmallow and laced heavily with rum. Of course to wear it has to be something ridiculously frothy and pink. Happy Friday!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
How fabulous and beautiful are these handmade angel wing soaps from SatinandBirch? They are way too pretty to use but would make such a lovely addition to my bathroom. See their etsy store here to purchase. Unfortunately for me they don't post to Australia at the moment so I will just have to admire online.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
After a busy week I feel like something utterly frivolous and fun to drink. Pineapple juice and rum with loads of fresh ice is entirely appropriate and this flirty yellow dress (minus the black net veil and stockings) would be perfect to wear. The grilled pineapple and ice cream dessert is also very tempting. Happy Friday!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Although it is sickly sweet and guaranteed to induce a hangover, I have very fond memories of peach schnapps, usually consumed by shot at the end of the evening. Eli Saab's 70s inspired peach frock adds the right level of kitsch to the evening. Happy Friday!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Around this time two years ago Victoria, the State that I live in, was hit with the worst bushfires in the history of the nation resulting in a massive loss of life and wide spread devastation. At the time I remember the number of text messages and telephone calls from concerned friends and family. The roles are reversed this week and it is with a feeling of deja vu that I contact my parents, brother and family and cousins who are all in or close by the floods that are devastating South-East Queensland to check that are all right. With the death toll set to continue to rise along with the flood water it it is yet another reminder of the harshness of this beautiful country we inhabit. Wishing safety to everyone affected in this area.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Last week I visited a Melbourne dining institution, Pellegrini's Espresso Bar, a small traditional Italian cafe/restaurant which delivers bucketloads of history and atmosphere. On arrival you either perch at the bar or share a communal table in the kitchen (where a small Italian nonna will ask you what you would like to eat - no menu required). Heaped bowls of steaming pasta follow with plenty of bread and a shots of espresso. All for under $20. Tonight's drinks are inspired by this place, which serves no alcohol, so a Chinotto is a must. Of course for those who cant go past a Friday night without a little tipple, a splash of gin and a slice of lemon is a worthwhile addition to this bittersweet drink. To wear is has to be another traditional Italian institution, Prada, and a healthy does of black to fit in with the Melbourne uniform. Happy Friday!
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Im planning a trip to Los Angeles in early spring for work, at the end of this trip we plan to spend a few days in Palm Springs. I have neve been to this desert oasis however I am fascinated by the architecture and natural location so I am very excited about the trip. I would love to hear from anyone who has been there on the best places to eat, shop, stay and be entertained.