presents in the mail
freshly vacuumed carpet
fresh cut flowers
smell of bbq
driving with the windows down
gold aztec jewellery
kanye west playing loud
breakfast as lunch
Today I am thankful for – good friends – – The Grounds coffee – – jam filled donuts –
– sharing Gracie’s birthday –
– Matthew Graham music – – Harley’s licks – – winter sunshine – – afternoon naps – – shellac manicure –
– last sleep without the hubby –
today was my BFF Grace’s birthday! she drove down from Newcastle last night so we could wake up together today and celebrate! I took her to one of my fave Sydney cafes The Grounds for breakfast.
mmmmm, breakfast board; in-house baked sourdough, poached eggs, ham, fresh tomato & basil, avocado and pesto & feta. plus coffee and the yummiest juice of apple, pear & mint.
the lemonade & strawberry stand outside the cafe in their ‘grounds’
beautiful blooms & tasty pastry treats
happy Harley after a long game of fetch in the park
I had a religious experience, this coffee was so good. I seriously started detailing my plan to kidnap the barista and abscond him back to Sydney to teach my local cafe a thing or two about coffee making!
Definitely the best place for breakfast in Daylesford; it’s a little bit quirky with it’s kindergarten-inspired framed artwork and totally cool with wooden & industrial worn metal decor. We sat at the communal table made from century-old basketball court wood!
After spending a good ten minutes trying to decide what to choose from the ‘I-wanna-eat-everything-on-the-menu’ we finally ordered.
Jay ordered a Bloody Mary complete with mix your own Tabasco & Worcestershire to taste. He ate the Larder Breakfast which had scrambled eggs, spinach, local ‘Istra’ free-range bacon & spicy chorizo and sourdough.
I ate roasted beetroot with local goat’s feta & walnuts, poached egg and spicy ‘Istra’ chorizo on sourdough.
I had to have a second coffee…
If you’re in the area, visit for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner!
making Skinny Cow icecream into a pretty treat! circa 2010 @ South Coast Bawley Beach; Harley’s first trip away Jay, my hot Monday night date;
late dinner after seeing an FBiRadio presents ‘The Imposter’ movie Amber!!! Had to take this picture of Amber Valletta for Coach at the QVB on George St to send to my friend Tam. Amber & Shalom were our supermodel heros in the 90s! Feb dinner club with E & Neen at Mexico Surry Hills thanks for the pretty paper stars (that I won’t be shredding) Aunty Sheela!!! sunrise over beautiful Sydney during my morning jog running stairs with Harley little monster – Harley my favourite boat ‘Poppy’. I want. I will also be using this boat to escape the zombie apocalypse (hope the owners don’t live close)! early morning boxing my husband’s cool ensemble this week’s Friday Flowers! Australian Natives. hello friend. made by Tino @ Mano Espresso a well deserved Dirty Grey Goose Martini on Friday night at Darling Harbour get ready for colour & debauchery Sydney!!! Mardi Gras!!! Saturday Pyrmont Grower’s Market in the rain my skincare routine for the last 6 years…it’s the only skin I’ve got so I’m going to take damn good care of it! my makeup ritual 50 shades of grey Sydney style… weekend of wet weather I finally hung my recently purchased artwork in our bedroom.
The three paintings are by a Swiss artist named Cristina B.
[contact via @CristinaBStudio on twitter] Saturday night simple pasta for my date home alone with the couch
& Xbox Live movies!!! I will not admit to eating half a packet of skittles!!! “I was going to be good Mummy but there were too many other options”!!! Harley the cavoodle Sunday brunch at FFF Glebe.
Mango smoothie & pumpkin, walnut, chicken salad.
clockwise from top left: coffee @ Urban Bites, Newtown beans & milk jugs @ Urban Bites, Newtown receiving my printed Instagram album from Printstagram view of the city from my balcony clockwise from top left: coffee from Mano Espresso, Glebe mid-week BBQ dinner; steak & salad celebrating passing my Prince2 Practitioner exam clockwise from top: everyday bling my new favourite love poem present from my BFF clockwise from top left: note to self little Harley munchkin new purchase; House of Harlow Aztec bangle
It’s Saturday evening & we’re heading off shortly to
see & laugh ourselves silly in ‘This is 40’ at the movies.