So, I wandered into this little italian canteen called Il Lido for my daily cup-a-cap (cappuccino) and stumbled upon the most perfect me-like intriguing hilarious artsy fashion magazine called Frankie. I fell in love when I read a story from a girl ranting about when the right time is to show the guy your dating your disgusting miserable i-have-the-flu side of you. Its witty and I had to go back to this cafe just to read more. Now its a weekly routine to catch up on my Frankie. I am a regular there now, and the manager goes and fetches the Frankie mag and gets me a delightful cup-a-cap to sip on while I indulge. It's the best of both worlds. I get my fashion-fix, help my never ending missing Italy problem, and have an amazing Australian cup of coffee overlooking to Indian Ocean. I call it my Il Lido therapy sesh cuz I feel good as new when I get through!
There are very few times I have felt homesick on this so-far-8-month journey around the world. The most I ever feel it is when I am sick, though, and honestly, I just want my mommy to bring me tea in bed. But my mom is clever enough to know that she can cheer me up even when I am all the way on the other side of the globe. I woke up one morning with these flowers and chocolates next to my bed from my mummy & daddy wishing me well. It’s so nice to know that however far away from home I run, my parents are always there for me with open arms to take me home. Truth is, my happiness can indeed be bought by pretty flowers and Lindor truffles, and I love that my mom knows that.
I just ate a whole box of these petit french cookies. Gosh, so addicting!
Can't stop dreaming about owning these perfect heels from Wittner Australia.
Loving the Summer 2011 lookbook from Alannah Hill, one of my newest Australian designer discoveries. The looks remind me of Betsey Johnson / Guess 50's campaigns, but somehow, I like it even better! It's classy, glamorous, fun, and flirty!
I definately never thought I would say (or write) this, but here comes my rant about ... TEA! I wandered into a cool looking shop named T2 today, and I think I am a changed person. No, honestly, I have never ever been a tea person... coffee ALWAYS and every morning. I never understood the allure of tea (or tea culture as compared to coffee culture), until I saw the extravagant and playful tea collections in this crazy little store. My favorite part was that they had samples of different mixtures, and I tried one that was iced ginger & lemongrass. It was phenomenal. If someone offered me tea in one of these, I would definately be impressed!T2. I won't tell anyone! Xx
My 2 jobs! Both ocean views! I still can't believe it, as it has been my dream to work at a place like this my whole life. I decided to take some pics of my new boots that I was talking about in my last post too because I love them so much! I think these two bars/cafes has to have the best view I have ever seen for a restaurant/cafe in all of Australia. Anytime I get stressed out or anything, I just look at the beautiful ocean view or sunset and it calms me down.
There really is no way to describe how monotonous my wardrobe seems after living out of a suitcase for 8 months now. Even after 1 month, I was sick of everything I owned. One trend that the Aussie girls totally have down perfectly is wearing boots with shorts. I always thought this was such a cute look, and so when I needed black closed toed shoes for work, guess what kind I decided to buy? It was the perfect excuse to go to City Beach, and finally splurge on some cute black boots to go with my work outfit (black shorts + black shirt). My job is as a bartender at a beach front hotel where I can watch the sunset over the ocean through the ginormous windows that surround the bar. Sometimes it's weird how normal all of this seems to me, but I have been struck with a serious case of homesickness that I hope gets better shortly. No worries...all I need is a few more of these, and I'll be okay.
I bought this new button-up shirt dress from Chic-a-booti on my birthday. I have this very strange, un-like-me obsession with birds lately. Like, for example, I bought this stuffed animal kookaburra that I sleep with at night and now this dress with exotic birds on it. There are so many cute exotic birds everywhere and I love them, they are so cute! My german roommates and I went to King's Park in Perth, and it was overflowing with beautiful flowers I have never seen before. Then, there were some baby ducklings that I was completely obsessed with, again I think it is that it has to do with the bird-thing... ducks are birds, right? Haha, whatevs, it was an amazing day & I got to practice my photography!
This seriously is the coolest thing I have ever seen... One of my best friends A created this masterpiece and posted it on her blog today... how amazing is this!!! Check it out: La Vie en Bleue
This was my amazing birthday cake muffin that my friend from Ireland, Rachel, bought for me :)
I loved it to pieces.
White Chocolate & Vanilla Bean muffin from The Coffee Club.
for my birthday, I went shopping and fell in love with this collection from Dotti. Isn't it gorg!
I rarely watch Australian TV, but today I caught a commercial that really took me in. This totally inspired me to start doing more photography, and I just had to share these amazing photos with you!!!
EOS Photo5 is Canon's annual creative photography competition that begins with a brown box. Inside there are 5 separate photographic briefs to challenge photographers. This year, the briefs will take your senses to a whole new level. Plus, for the first year we have a Portfolio competition, which means there’s another way for you to win the amazing prizes. There are only a limited number of official boxes available, but if you miss out on the box, everyone has a chance to enter the Open Brief.
Amazing, aren't they?