TV – Currently Watching
Jul
18th

This dreary weather means we haven’t gone out much in the evenings on weekends. I mean, there’s also the four year old that requires baby sitting so that we can have a night out, but mostly it’s this freezing cold weather and rain that’s keeping us indoors. Luckily there’s been a bunch of good stuff on TV and Netflix to keep me entertained. Here’s what I’ve been watching lately!

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
I started out really liking this show. A musical comedy about a woman who up-ends her life to move to a small Californian town just because that’s where her summer camp ex-boyfriend lives? Sounds crazy but also kind of entertaining. Yale educated lawyer Rebecca moves to West Covina from New York out of the blue, hell bent on getting her old boyfriend Josh to fall for her again, but wouldn’t you know it, he’s already in a committed relationship! As she secretly tries to worm her way into Josh’s life again, she becomes good friends with co-worker Paula, who helps her on her quest to date Josh again, and falls in and out of favour with Greg, a snarky bartender who, despite his best efforts, can’t seem to help being drawn to Rebecca, even if she’s not quite what she seems. Interspersed with very clever musical numbers about everything from big boobed ladies to getting ready for a date night, the episodes are snappy and funny with a good cast of supporting characters. However, things started to fall apart a little bit for me around episode ten. I felt from there onwards the plots were reaching a little too hard to get Rebecca’s over-arching goal achieved no matter the cost. I felt like there were inconsistencies with her character (a Yale-educated lawyer who cannot manage her money and does not understand a car lease? Please) and Paula’s utter obsession with Rebecca getting Josh was never fully addressed as the crazy town it evolved into by the season wrap-up. It’s a fun show to watch, if you can really suspend your disbelief in the latter part of the season, and the musical numbers alone are incredibly astute from a female point of view.
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Baking – Italian Frappe
Jun
15th

Frappe THUMBNAIL

If you’ve ever been inside an Italian bakery, chances are you’ve seen and maybe even purchased crostoli. Well, let me introduce you to frappe, crostoli’s far, far superior sibling. Growing up with an Italian grandmother meant we were treated to all kinds of delicious savoury Italian meals – pasta and the best damn sauce I’ve… Continue reading ->

Retail Therapy – Country Road Tuck Bodycon Dress
Jun
14th

Country Road Tuck Bodycon Dress

Country Road always do great Winter dresses, with great long sleeves (imperative for Winter – short sleeved dresses in Winter ranges drive me bonkers. IT’S COLD. I WANT TO COVER MY ARMS.) Last year there were a couple I saw that I didn’t buy, including a gorgeous black and white one, and I was kicking… Continue reading ->

Out and About – Melbourne Cafés
Jun
6th

Mister and Miss pancakes THUMBNAIL

We’ve been trying to get out a little bit more now that the dust has settled from our house move last year and we’ve managed to achieve a lot of the things on our house to-do list in the past few months. One of the things I’ve been enjoying doing is visiting cafés I hear… Continue reading ->

Movie Review – Two Fashion Documentaries
May
25th

Iris poster

Coincidentally in the last few weeks I’ve watched two documentaries on fashion, specifically fashion in New York. I don’t watch docos often, so it’s interesting that I managed to see two on a similar topic within weeks of each other. The first I saw at the movies when it opened, the second I watched on… Continue reading ->

Dinspo – Lamb, Silverbeet and Chickpea Rice pilaf
May
22nd

Lamb pilaf thumbnail

I bought a new slow cooker cookbook during the week. Australian Women’s Weekly cookbooks are always winners, and this one is a dense tome, with two hundred slow cooker recipes. I was immediately drawn to the lamb section, because there is nothing better than beautifully soft, slow cooked lamb in the Winter months. I was… Continue reading ->

Fashion – Autumn Style
Mar
21st

Diana Ferrari suede boot

Okay, since the mornings have officially become cooler, I feel it is now acceptable to discuss Autumn fashion. I wanted to do this post a few weeks ago, but since I was at the local outdoor pool with my daughter as recently as last Thursday cooling off in the heat, I just didn’t feel right… Continue reading ->

Chic To Do Wears – Little Black Dress
Mar
17th

Black Basque dress accessories_Thumbnail

My best friend had her hen’s night over the weekend, and I was super excited to get dressed up and kick up my heels. I might have been so excited that I ordered a total of four dresses from Asos and The Iconic to try on, but they all got returned (free returns, what can… Continue reading ->