27 October 2016

Style It. Why You Should Wear 'Special' Pieces Everyday

My whole life I've been a bit of a self-confessed hoarder but that's all changed in the last year or so. Previously, something with sentimental value [i.e., everything] had to be kept, and new or expensive clothes would sit in my wardrobe as though their shiny aurora would be damaged if they were taken outside.

Now that I think about it - totally silly.

23 October 2016

Eat Me. Cecconi's, Melbourne CBD

The 4 weeks I spent travelling Italy in July did nothing to sate my relentless appetite for pasta. I mean really, why would it? You can never have enough! And this place was particularly good.

Welcome to Cecconi's.

20 October 2016

One Day. The Melbourne Botanical Gardens

My beautiful mummy came to visit last weekend and in my book that only means one thing - time to play tour guide! We explored the city, ate at some amazing restaurants and had a delightful little picnic in the Botanical Gardens.

16 October 2016

Style It. Spring Racing Carnival

Get set to place your bets ladies and gents because hysteria will soon be taking over Melbourne and the rest of the country. With just a few weeks until the Spring Racing Carnival kicks off, it's time to plan those all important outfits.

The savvy racers amongst you will know that each event has a dress code, so I thought I'd provide some pearls of wisdom style on what you should wear to each occasion.

Derby Day
The first event, being Derby Day, is my favourite because it's all about monochrome and who doesn't look good in black and white? If you're stuck for ideas, you can't go wrong with an LBD but if you want to stand out against the sea of black, white head-to-toe is a huge trend this season. This is the most elegant of all the days so keep it classic and leave the sequins and midriffs at home!

13 October 2016

Suitcase. Bathurst, Australia

Please forgive my radio silence over the weekend. I was away in country Bathurst where the scenery was spectacular but the wifi was not.

At a grand total of 10 weeks since my last travelling adventure, you could say I was well-overdue for a trip. Having covered most of Europe in the last 2 years, I'm  ashamed to say I've really not covered much of my own country - Australia. Never matter, it's time to change that.

6 October 2016

Plate Up. Apple & Banana Coconut Crumble

As much as I was hoping for a speedy onslaught of summer, it's still rather chilly here in Melbourne town. And what does one do on a grey windy spring day? Well, some may go shopping, some may head for a cosy wine bar... In my case, I bake.

And what says cosy better than a warm crumble?

2 October 2016

Eat Me. Journeyman, Windsor

I'm slowly settling into my new neighbourhood, getting to know its quirks and finding new and exciting places to explore. It's kind of like a treasure hunt - of the very best kind.

Windsor is quickly becoming a new favourite of mine and it's just a stone's throw from my place. Pass through on a Saturday morning and you'll find it a hive of activity. Cyclists rushing through, yummy mummy's pushing strollers with one hand and carrying bunches of flowers in the other, and trendy Gen Y's queuing for any number of brunch cafes that line Chapel Street.

In our case we were waiting outside Journeyman.

29 September 2016

Must Have. The Everyday Essentials

Not many words today, just the fashion essentials because when it comes down to it you can't go past black and white. If I had to wear one outfit everyday for the rest of my life - work or play, sunshine or clouds - it would probably look something like this...