December 23, 2013

my birthday x christmas list '13

HO HO HO EVERYBODY!

It is indeed that time of the year already..... CHRISTMAS 2013! 
This year has really just gone by so quickly for me.... what about you?!

Anywho! I was doing some last minute gift wrapping and online browsing last night of all the things I would love for Christmas and would maybe buy with my birthday money this year... so I decided I would share these items with you guys! 


I am a big fan of cookbooks and food photography and this book...... there has already been three occasions now where I deliberately walk into Dymocks in the city just so I can read and flick through the book. I love the layout of the book, the photography is breath-taking and the recipes!!!!!! 

(picture: Donna Hay)

I admire Donna Hay so much for the amazing food author and stylist she is and omg this is definitely hands down my favourite cookbook out of her collection! 

 number two. The Fossil 'Cecile' watch


(picture: Fossil)

Long story short, my parents wanted to buy me a watch as my birthday/Christmas gift and I've always loved the Fossil designs! Although my watch is actually a stainless steel silver one the facing and crystal 'crusting' of this white one is the same design! I love it so much and I can't wait to wear it on Christmas day :3 

number three. Daily diary/journal/planner 2014 - Petit a Petit



 

























(pictures: scissorpaperstone eBay)

For what seems like years now I've been using the kikki. K. diaries yearly however this year I found another one on eBay that immediately caught my eye and I fell in love with it!! It is the Petit a Petit diary, it comes in such a wide range of colours and two excellent sizes! My sister agreed to buy it for me because she knows France is one of my favourite countries in the world and I may have subtly hinted to her that I wanted it ;-) I'm so excited to use it in 2014!! 

number four. summer dresses



( pictures:1.ASOS CURVE black swing dress w/ floral detail 2.DP Fan Playsuit

3.A&Y heart skater dress 4. DP Red floral dress 
5. A&Y swing dress in spot 6. NL Inspire daisy lace dress 7. ASOS Curve dress in bird print 
8. NL Inspire black floral tea dress )

Usually in summer I love wearing shorts, tshirts and a pair of vans or converse shoes but this year I've started to like the idea of wearing summer dresses too! There are heaps of plus size dresses on ASOS, NEW LOOK INSPIRE AND DOROTHY PERKINS ^.^ and these are my favourite picks!! Aside from no. 7 (already ordered it) I'm pretty excited to get my birthday money and buy myself some more summer frocks :3 


number five. wall art/furniture


Last but not least.. for the past year I have been slowly getting new furniture for my room!! starting with my bed :') and I've been searching around on the interwebs for some cute accessories to try and 'complete' it! 



(pictures: 'la ville de l'amour' TYPO canvas , UO Elephant bookends , UO love bunnies ring holder , UO Helping hands jewellery dish , UO Metal 'candle' holder , IKEA Expedit shelving unit )


So.. there you have it! These are my top 5 important things I want this Christmas/ for my birthday! Let me know whats on the top of your wish list in the comments below! 




December 21, 2013

check - in december 2013

Hello everybody!

How has your week been? my week has not been the best and unfortunately  my uncle passed away. Definitely my least favourite moment of 2013 but I believe he is now at peace and is safe with God in heaven. RIP uncle B. 

In more recent events I got my uni results back - biggest sigh of relief ever!!! and have been working hard on bringing you those promised daily vlogs, beauty tutorials and cooking blog posts! I'm pleased to announce that the 'launch' or start of this will commence in the new year 2014 so watch out ;-) 


I've also got another exciting project coming up and I can't wait to share it with you guys soon!! (shhhh its still a secret) 


I will now end this update with a quote from Psalm 102:



picture: Leonardo (weheartit: Preteritos)

Have a great weekend every1!!

XXXXXXX


December 13, 2013

tiger tiger coffee bar

HELLO FOODIES OF PERTH!

apologies for my long hiatus yet again.. since my uni studies for year ended I was still really busy with work and family life and I haven't time to update my blog :-(

anywho! today me and my cousin had initial plans to start getting back into squash.. however we got into the city at 10am.. and it was like 38 degrees - we were melting so we skipped and brunch seemed like a better option hahaha so we walked around the city running some errands and we decided to go visit a cafe we hadn't yet dined at before! Introducing - Tiger Tiger Coffee Bar.



Food: Avocado & poached eggs on sourdough and baked egg with tomato ragu, chorizo and sourdough bread

Tiger Tiger is located on Murray St (inside the laneway next to Wolfe Lane) serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. On most days they are open from 7 am - 5 pm except for Friday nights where they close @ midnight! 

This was my first time going to Tiger Tiger because I would normally dine at the Secret Garden Cafe however we tried TT because the breakfast menu ran til 11:30am. The food in my opinion was average, I would say it was bad but its not the best. however my baked egg dish had heaps of chorizo in it!! (already satisfied at that point tbh) but we did notice that eggs were quite small.. a little sad. Overall I liked the old and laidback nature of the cafe and the dish was both tasty & filling!


Tiger, Tiger Coffee Bar on Urbanspoon

thanks for reading and have a fantastic weekend everyone and to all my Perthians - stay cool.

xxxxxxx

photography courtesy of myself and the logo is from tiger tiger