Author Archives: Julia

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 ->

2016 Oscars Fashion Hits and Misses
Feb
29th

Jacob Tremblay

Okay, first of all we need to address how utterly gorgeous Jacob Tremblay is and how much we’ll all miss seeing his cute face everywhere now that awards season is basically over: So now that we’ve acknowledged that, let’s move on to the fashion. There were a lot of gorgeous colours this year, which I… Continue reading ->