Monday, April 27, 2009

Teppanyaki Tales

Went out to dinner on Friday night in lieu of Frenchie's birthday.

Teppanyaki, which is where dishes are cooked using a teppan (iron plate) at the centre of your table. Our chef had a fabulous sense of humour and was witty too. He was pretty handy with juggling cutlery and food around ;)

I've heard tales of teppanyaki chefs who have pretty cool tricks up their sleeves, for example one in New York who at the end of the meal had a flaming "thank you" emblazoned on the teppan. We got a flaming onion birthday cake for Frenchie, and yeah we were impressed.

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I hope everyone has a fabulous week; by the time you read this, I will be on a flight. I will be awol from the blogosphere for a week as I'll be in Melbourne on a course (and yes, I will spend the weekend shopping my heart away :)

See you guys in a week!

tee, valleygirl. sequin waistcoat, temt. leggings, sportsgirl. blazer, cue. shoes, siren. bag, vintage. silver pouf ring, markets.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ballooning. Air. Hot.

Birthday presents that benefit yourself as well are...well....sublime, are they not.

Particularly when they involve hot air ballooning in the Avon Valley, watching the sunrise, followed by a champagne breakfast. Yes, cheesy as all hell, but still its nice to do so once in a blue moon.


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The pilot and ground crew expected help setting up and dismantling the balloon. And so Stuart helped with set-up, filling the 100 feet high balloon with air fed in with a high pressure fan. The air was then heated up with a serious burner and we got in and floated up, up and away.

Seriously the most serene form of aviation. Calm, still (at 6.30am in the morning) and utterly fascinating due the fact that the pilot could only direct the balloon up or down so as to be affected by different air currents within the troposphere which in turn would direct the direction of our flight. Landing was exciting; jolting and bouncing down onto the ground in some farmer's paddock. After which, we all folded down the tarp and shoved it (for lack of a better word) into the balloon basket and headed off to the local restaurant for the highly anticipated champagne breakfast.


All in all, brilliant and highly recommended.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Comic Relief

Thought I'd share some comedic shots, as I've been swamped and haven't had a chance to google things/discover any new brands/upload new pics/etc. Plus my computer is dieing a slow painful death....any suggestions as to what I should get? I use it for the absolute basics, no gaming, I might watch dvds from time to time, store a crapload of photos on it and am a die-hard pc fan.

these are from a group outing to deville's pad:


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dress, ???. cape, flower. ring, sportsgirl. chains, diva. shoes, gift. eyeball and skeleton, dregs in our cocktails.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The weekend (now with extra pictures!!!)

As mentioned in the last post, this past weekend was comprised of a music festival all of Saturday, and an internet date with the lovely Stompface on Sunday.
Who played? John Butler Trio, Whitley, Jason Mraz, Mister and Sunbird, Ben Kweller, Whitley, Sea Sick Steve, Blue King Brown, Bob Evans, and many more
Personal picks? John Butler Trio, Sea Sick Steve, Bob Evans and Jason Mraz


Great event to be at as John Butler were performing for the last time as a band (they're concentrating on solo careers), Bob Evans is bloody effin brilliant, Jason Mraz was an unexpected delight (seriously expected much less) and Sea Sick Steve rocks. Mister and Sunbird were fabulous (do you expect less from a band with two sets of drums and violins, guitars, flutes, vocalists, etc) and Dave (lead singer no.1) was a delight to speak to....

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Whilst listening to Whitley, we discovered these amazing DCPs (discard the shoes please)

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Blue King Brown; goddamit, I want to wear turquoise facepaint and feather earrings...

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Bob Evans (alter ego of Kevin Mitchell from awesome Perth indie band Jebediah) the great!

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We hit 7pm; looking worse for wear...

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I perched myself on Stu's shoulders for a fab 6th row face to face view

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Oh to play the double bass and drums like the John Butler Trio!

As mentioned by Stompface in her "internet dating...." post, she took photos of me and vice versa while we had a snack whilst thrifting. She is one gorgeous chicka:

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in Guildford town, where she got asked for money (we think...) and I knocked people over with the hanging chair I'd just bought


I didn't think to take a photo of myself at the time but it wasn't anything too spesh, so Stuart took a photo of me afterwards, at coffee, when I swopped my plimsolls for boots:

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I spent this morning driving up to Northam for the hot air ballooning I had booked for Stuart's birthday (happy birthday, my gorgeous better half!). It was beyond amazing....pics to come! We then hit our local shopping centre where I committed to a laptop at JB Hi-FI (a Spanish friend of mine accidentally dropped water on mine and fried the keyboard portion :/) and found me some white tights (finally!)

festival: tee, ebay. shorts, diy levis. leather cuff, goth shop. chain, diva. sunnies, random cheap store. ring, sportsgirl. bag, vintage.
internet date: tee, supre. tube top as skirt, myer. chains, live and diva. boots, asos. bag, vintage. gloves, diy.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Untitled.

And now for something slightly different:

Slight deliberation, enchanted captivation
Prismed in veiled fascination
Once upon a time, I was but a poverty stricken fa├žade,
But that well has dried up and I now have it made.
Brilliant evocation and slight of mind,
It all fits in like a light bulb christened with a stronger glow.
Tell me how I managed this, I can only say,
“You captured me; I’m enchanted by your spell”.
Hold me here, corroborate our fortunes thrice,
For the day will come when reaching out will be divulging into our very own.
Blatantly mesmerizing, I call it how I see it,
Yet no complaints because that was the script.
The siren call has whispered anew, deliberation plays no part
Commiseration is but a facet of the ancient war.
So capture is what capture does, wholly and complete.
Give up that lost cause, present anew and lead us to the feat.


The weekend I:

a) went to the Blues'n'Roots festival (and listened to, and enjoyed, a number of bands. the great ones? ben kweller, seasick steve, bob evans, jason mraz, missy higgins (surprise, she puts on a fantastic show). The best? john butler trio...always sensationally brilliant) .

b) had an internet date with "Stompface" (one seriously cool chicka). I didn't show up with a rose but she recognised me anyway. We wandered through Guilford, ate scones and ceaser salads, knocked people over with chairs (me) and got asked for money (her). Good times, photos to come. Here's to internet dates :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

STG hearts Rodarte

A little while back, I blogged about my love of all things Stolen Girlfriends Club. And was much enamoured by their Rodarte-esque cobweb tights, selling for $Aud 126.50. Still going to hunt those tights down when I go to Melbourne week after next (yes, score one for me, I got selected for that course I'd applied for. It means free flights and accommodation and meals (yay) but also actual course work (not so good...but I'll survive)).

My love for STG has been further cemented by this brilliant collection piece, the cobweb knit (available from Pitbull Mansion; click on link for sweater), a unisex piece reminiscent of the fabulous Rodarte Fall 08 beauties.

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I guarantee I'll be doing some STG shopping in Melbourne!*
(*STG = STolen Girlfriends Club. Can't stop doing it, rather than the more PC SGC :)


source: style.com, stolengirlfriendsclub.com

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Moore River on an Easter Friday

On Friday, the family (including Stuart) drove up to Moore River for a bbq/chill out where the Moore River mouth meets the ocean. We lounged in the sunshine, went on a sunset river cruise, partook in wine and enjoyed a never-ending tasting plate. Yum.


We also saw great spots for sand boarding and a rope suspended from a tree on one of the river banks that everyone was having a great time swinging on to and then proceeding to fall off, into the river. I've got our next trip up there all planned out :)


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Monday, April 13, 2009

Barbeque bonanza

A barbeque dinner invite at a friend's parents house.
Equals lengthy conversation and laughs, but still a decent cut-off time for valued sleep :)

With the surprisingly warm weather we've had this weekend, twas perfect for an outdoor barbeque. We listened to great anthems from the 'heyday', sipped red wine and reminisced about the good old days, back when we were in college.


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I saw this headdress tee at Supre awhile ago, but never thought to actually step instore to purchase it. When I walked past Supre again a little while ago and saw the tee yet again, I decided to try it on in my size. It looked cute-ish but didn't have the 'ooomph' factor. On a whim, I decided to try it in a large....and love it. Gorgeous, soft, comfy tee, how I do love you, let me count the ways.

I DIYed the gloves....I think the curve of a womans hand, at the thumb, is sexy and therefore showcasing it seems like a good idea ce n'est pas. The studs came in handy too. Love my ridiculous DIY gloves :)


HAPPY EASTER everyone


tee, supre. tube top as skirt, myer. leather boots, asos. gloves, DIY.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Minty Meets Munt


Minty Meets Munt is a fabulous Australian chain store that is bang on trend but affordable at the same time, and that has kept me pleasantly waiting with baited breath for new stock and collections for the past couple of seasons. I adore their apparel, and am eagerly awaiting the online shop which is currently "under construction".

I've seen select pieces at Live, but want to be able to buy it off the site!
(patience is a virtue, I know)


More specifically, I have been eyeing (in the latest Shop Till You Drop) the identi-Balmain skinny leather pants. Mmmmm. Now of course it would just be too easy to find a picture of aforementioned pants on the internet, so I'll have to scan the Shop Till You Drop at work on Tuesday and edit this post to include them. Delicious pants.

Not as much as the leather skinnies I got from Sportsgirl (seriously effin' incredible) that smell divine. Does anyone else reallly like the smell of leather? Yum.

Anyway, the Autumn 09 collection at Minty Meets Munt includes the following pieces, and I have to say I'm particularly enamoured by the tartan skirt, the black chain tee, the drop crotch pants and the sheer ruffle blouse. And of course, those leather pants....


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Try and ignore the pretty average styling (and 'back' in each pic, heh)....I assure you, its the clothes that will keep you keen. Currently also coveting from Minty: a navy military inspired blazer, funky leather skirt, rock punk tee.

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I also want to thank the fabulous Eden from Chic In The Tropics for this wonderful award:



Its always a pleasure to be recognised for doing something you love, and I'm especially thankful for this award because Chic In The Tropics is a recently discovered treasure trove of fashionable folk, fantastic fashion inspiration and other general gems. Check her blog out!

In true blogger tradition, I would also like to pass the award on to a few new blogs I've discovered that are entertaining and inspirational:

Phamzy of Carefully Killing Understatement Fashion (love this girl's fashion sense and DIYs!)
Marcella of Fashion Distraction (she of fabuloud dress sense and even better shoes)
A.N.E of Accessory of Crime (they both have incredible, edgy dress sense and their blog is a delight!)

You girls rock!