My dearest loves. It’s been a while since my last post, and I’m sorry I’ve left you for so long without providing some sort of foolishness or tea-spilling. Why have I been absent? Because I moved away from London 2 weeks ago… *cue gasps* That’s right. The last couple of months have been an insane … Continue reading Homecoming.
If there’s one staple makeup trick you need to nail before the festive season kicks in, it’s the perfect red lip. Remember those sophisticated, sharp-suited women from the 90s? With intense shoulder pads and red power lipstick? I used to sigh at those flawless red lips and think I’d never be able to pull it … Continue reading The Perfect Red Lip!
During my very first weekend in Melbourne, I got hopelessly lost in the city. I was jetlagged, the accents were confusing, and I had yet to spot anyone from the Home and Away cast. Just as I was on the verge of a tantrum I spotted a bright red sign down a laneway. The rest, … Continue reading Cupcakes Muffins and Tarts, Oh My: Brown Sugar Café, Melbourne, Australia
I was devastated when my buddy Tung from the office resigned, explaining that he was starting a family business. He then said “We’re opening up a Vietnamese street food restaurant in the city.” I looked up from drying my tears, my attention and appetite piqued. Fast-forward a few months down the line and his restaurant, … Continue reading They See Me Rolling: Roll’d Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Australia
Here are my two favourite lies to tell myself. 1) I will be one day become Mrs Denzel Washington. 2) Frozen yoghurt, as opposed to ice-cream, is GOOD FOR YOU. Yes. I know that both of these delicious treats (ice cream and yoghurt, that is, not ice cream and Denzel) are pretty much made of … Continue reading Froyo Frenzy: Yo-Chi Frozen Yoghurt Bar, Melbourne, Australia
Research has shown that eating at Treehouse Lounge is proven to make you more attractive. My research, that is. This sultry, sexy joint on Carlisle Street is one of my absolute favourites. I bring people here when I want to impress (and possibly make kissy-face with them later). As soon as you step inside, you’re … Continue reading K-I-S-S-I-N-G: Treehouse Lounge, Melbourne, Australia
Tucked away between hipster Balaclava and leafy Ripponlea, this gem has quickly become my “go-to” place for brunch. You’ll fall in love the second you walk in– it’s big and airy with quirky yet classy deco. This place is the prize gun in my arsenal- I bring everyone here. So much so that I don’t … Continue reading Eggs and Eye Candy: Hawk and Hunter Cafe, Melbourne, Australia
You know how I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day? Oh you didn’t know? Well I have. And it’s because I’m talking about my girl… Rosie. If my life was a pop song, she would be the uplifting key change. Rosie was the Office Manager at the agency I worked for. She was this vivacious … Continue reading My Girl
Hello darlings! Apologies for my absence. So it happened. I left Melbourne and moved back to the UK a few weeks ago. I’ve been a bit of a nomad for the past few years but I can safely say this: leaving Melbourne was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. I’m lucky … Continue reading Gimme one reason to stay here…
I actually can’t count the ways in which I love this town. I just can’t. It’s a vibrant, gorgeous city with a small-town feel. This is the first time I’ve lived in a place where I felt like I was on the inside, rather than on the outside looking in. Falling in love with Melbourne … Continue reading How do I love thee, Melbourne…