Sunday, October 4, 2009

African Heart


Celebrated a friend's birthday the best way we know how.....dinner at Hippo Creek (an African restaurant). We shared a plate entitled 'African Safari' for starters (comprising skewers of buffalo, camel, crocodile and ostrich with monkey gland (??!!?!) and peri-peri sauce). Camel is delicious. And before you berate me, camels are officially at pest level here in Australia. We also shared some biltong (ridiculously good) and African beer bread. For mains, we tried the Hunters Assaggai (marinated and flame grilled beef on a skewer, hanging over a bowl of fries with garlic butter), the pepper crusted buffalo fillet, the camel fillet and the lions kill. Ahhh, what a meal. A restaurant deserving of all its accolades in the few months it has been open at the marina.

I wore my new favourite shoes to dinner. These babies have not left my feet this weekend. Stuart laughed at me yesterday when I (jokingly) got into bed wearing my pyjamas and the boots in question. Serious love. And sooo comfy. Amen. Well worth the wait :)




(tshirt dress, bardot. boots, maurie and eve. coat, sportsgirl. bag, vintage. bangle, city beach)

These babies have a detachable harness (which you can adjust depending on how slouchy you want to wear the boots), are all leather and weigh about 1.3 kgs. They don't actually feel heavy when you wear them though....hmmm, wonder how heavy the Edelmans are.

(sheer tank, supre. jeans, lee. earrings, dotti. boots, maurie and eve. cardigan, portmans. bangle, city beach)

Thinking of making szechuan chicken for dinner, so I best work out the ingredients I'll need. Hope you've all had a fab weekend :)


stilettostetico said...

OOoooh So I don't want to sink into "cliché" BUT your shirt/dress' "Zebra-likesque" stripes seem ideally in harmony with the "African Safari" 's Theme Dear Anika !!!
ps: Actually (without inquisitiveness) Where do you plan to go in France, in Paris ?

à Bientôt, Antoine


wonderfull outfift, love the sheer tank!!

janettaylor said...

The second outfit is really lovely. I love Ur smile, dear!


Sweety P said...

So love your new shoes!

daisychain said...

I love both outfits a lot,
and your boots are incredible.

The food sounds...intriguing!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-wow, sounds like you've all had a wonderful time my dear, this food sounds absolutely scrumptious!! adoring your stripy dress (I'm mad for stripes too at the moment) and your boots are just seriously gorgeous!! Good luck on sorting your travel itinerary, sounds exciting stuff!

Couture Carrie said...

Yummy post, on all counts, darling Anika!

Your outfits are perfection, per usual... I can see why you are so smitten with those new boots ~ they are fab; congrats!

Hope you have a wonderful week coming up too :)


Sher said...

I think I'm in love with those boots too! And I would love to try everything on that menu you had :)

Martynique said...

I love leopard and purple! <3 Scarf is actually pareo - I bought it on sale at h&m.

Amazing shoes!

Jill Pilgrim said...

You look great!

And crocodile gland??? Whoa!

Nicci said...


thesydneygirl said...

hiiii miss sexy anika!!! wowowow love those boots! and that is hilarious you jumped into bed with them onnn hahahaha your man would have had a really good laugh. you look beauuutiful =) i've had a great weekend! mostly relaxing which is my favourite thing to do.

big hugs!!! <3

Damsels said...

ah yess .those fabulous edelman look shoes ... god they do look even better than i remember

Style Porn said...

Wow, Camel and Monkey gland, huh? Somebody's an adventurous eater.

And those boots are such a fab (and not played-out) take on the Balenciagas. I love them!

Stéphanie said...

You're lovely !

Marcella said...

Hey beautiful, it's been too long! Sorry about the AWOL-ness lol

Oh my god, more unique versions of the Edelman's. You guys belong together! Would have them on my bedside table so I could wake up to them if I were you haha

Wicked news about the store too, I can't believe you are planning to sell your Colin Stuart booties though!

miriam said...

fantastic shoes!!

Wanderlusting said...

Camel IS good! I tried it and loved it. Had crocodile jerky and emu as well and buffalo is fab!! All while I was living in Oz, of course! But monkey glands??? haha.

Michael said...

I love your first outfit, I just love it so much. If I saw you on the streets, I would stop you right there and take a photo!

Dream Sequins said...

Good thing you live far away from me. If we ever met, I would try to snatch those babies off your feet ;) Love them soooo much and very jealous! You look fab as always :)

Eva Internazionale said...

Those dishes sound crazy & I love your shoes.

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

Oh man. Seeing that plate with chips. I crave the chips so much now!

Anika said...

Style Porn, thought you might have ;)

Stephanie...bless, thank you so much :)

Marcella, nah. I was too lazy to take a store pic so just used this pic I already had. Most of the shoes will be sold though.

Michael, thanks! The art of street style is completely foreign to me, being from sleep ol' Perth and all :P

lol@the Man Who Knew Too Much. I've met my match. Chips are my downfall. Every time!

Anika said...

And Wanderlusting, cannot wait for you to re-visit Aus. I can just see us having a blast!

Tea For Two said...

Seriously killer boots. What a gorgeous shape. Strong but still totally feminine.