Category Archives: 2016

Retail Therapy – Finders Keepers Market July 2016
Jul
25th

Urban Cartel

Did anyone make it to the Finders Keepers market at the Exhibition Building in Melbourne over the weekend? I went on Friday night and had a great time perusing the stalls and enjoying some child-free time. There were a LOT of really great independent retailers there, but if you couldn’t make it, don’t worry! I’ve… Continue reading ->

TV – Currently Watching
Jul
18th

Crazy Ex Girlfriend THUMBNAIL

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… Continue reading ->

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 ->