August 31, 2013

goodbye winter 13

hey everybody!

How's your last week of winter *cries* been? 
This week I've been busy with uni assignments, exercising and getting my diet on track (about 15% there..) and trying to save money for my trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - read below for more info ;-)

I love winter, although its messy because of the rain.. I much prefer it over summer! I love layering, putting on my jacket/aa hoodie and a snood. The sun is just too hot for me and I hate how dark I end up getting my feb/march... no spf is good enough in Perth :'(

now for more information about trip.. 

 Yesterday I arranged the final touch ups to my booking and things are now official and paid for 
*balloons, streams* *jumps up and down*
honestly this trip started off as just a casual oh lol.. lets just see how much it would be to NYC on expedia.. I see the price and i'm thinking thats quite a good deal.. ? Sat down with my parents, asked around to some of my mates and eventually after a bit of searching I found the perfect person to go with! I'm very excited... sadly my budget cuts include not eating out very frequently but!! more incentives to make healthy food at home and post up more recipes.. yeah?? WIN WIN WIN.

Hope everyone has a swell weekend and adios amigos!

MUCHOS GRACIAS.XXXXXXXXX

p.s. last saturday afternoon @ claremont quarter with my sister for Pippa McManus' SS 13 art workshop series.

lol @ my drawing/painting.. I haven't done any art since primary school! 



August 26, 2013

CNR Kitchen

HELLO EVERYONE

my apologies for the absence on my blog.. 

A few weeks ago, Silvia and I went out on a Sunday to do some studying at the library. Before we began we decided to get breakfast @ CNR Kitchen.


Food: Veg Mex and CNR Mexican Brekkie

Drinks: Cappuccino and Long Mac

CNR is located underneath the Northbridge Piazza on James Street. 

They are open for breakfast and lunch daily and dinner is also served on friday nights. 

The food was good and the service is always very friendly but honestly.... this place used to be in my top 8 in Perth. After this visit i'm thinking I need to re-evaluate my choice. 

For starters their long mac was the worst I've ever had. I don't know what happened.. but all I know is that it tasted so weird and bitter even if was topped up it was just no, a horrible coffee. Your not allowed to make any substitutions - you can't even request for poached instead of fried. 

For a cheaper cafe where breakfast was maybe $15 pp that would be understandable, but we both paid roughly $25 each for a plate and coffee.. I don't understand how they can't let the customers even change the style of eggs.. The excuse of a busy or quality service is purely unacceptable tbh.

CNR Kitchen (cnr James + Lake) on Urbanspoon

alright.. heading off now for my first class of the week. Talk to y'all soon XXXXXXX

P.S. Quite recently I encountered an issue with one of my photos from my Gordon St Garage post. I had uploaded this picture onto Urbanspoon as well. An instagram user decided to take my photo and upload it to their account. The user did not state that they had taken the photo from GSGs Urbanspoon and essentially they made it look like they had taken the photograph. 

I want to let all my viewers and visitors to understand that I have a copyright against my blog. Please if you would like to take any of my content in particular photos, at least credit/link my blog source underneath the picture or at the end of your post.

It is a serious offence to claim somebody else's content. For any further information visit my copyright page or contact me @ alexandraloo@hotmail.com.


August 23, 2013

sorry/update/hi

HELLO EVERYONE!!

Long time no see! I'm so sorry... These past few weeks have been hectic to say the least. The start of uni was a lot harder than I expected it to be, working more shifts this semester and planning my holiday to go visit my family in Las Vegas - suprisingly enough its a lot harder than I had imagined it to be.

Tomorrow I'm taking my little sister to Pippa McManus' Spring/Summer Art Workshop at Claremont Quarter. I'm beyond excited as we are both massive Pippa fans!! Hopefully I'll be posting tomorrow night! 

I hope you guys have had an awesome week and wooooo tGiF~

talk soon XXXXXX

August 5, 2013

weekend visuals

Hey everyone!

so.. I finally got around to sorting out some of my blog and uni stuff. From now on posts will come out every friday! My funds are running a little low these days so don't know how frequent i'll be going out but if its not a food review.. i'll post also about any online purchases I may have received, food recipes (I start my paleo diet come Monday) and my make up products.

This weekend I caught up with school friends, watched a movie (The Bling Ring) and did some cheeky make up shopping!  

lunch @ Uncle Joe's Mess Hall
afternoon tea @ Theobroma's Chocolate Lounge
Eyeko London & Smashbox eyeliners from KIT cosmetics
The Bling Ring directed by Sofia Coppola. Starring Emma Watson and Leslie Mann and based of real events. Me and Alex went to go see this at the local Luna Leederville cinemas! The movie was good and I'd say the imdb rating was about right. If you haven't seen it yet and you've been wanting to go, defs watch it! :-)
saturday night supper @ Foam Coffee Bar 


I had a fun weekend, except for sunday.. overslept a bit and started feeling very lethargic. Its now Monday and hopefully with a bit of help from my nespresso machine I'll get back into gear and be ready to start the new semester at uni!! ;-)

hope y'all have a great week
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photography courtesy of film-social and myself