Archive for February, 2013

  • What could be better than spending a couple of days from civilisation, then to come home to an awesome email?

    Back on the mainland and I’m featured!

    What could be better than spending a couple of days from civilisation, then to come home to an awesome email?

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  • Urban Decay's Naked palettes are the Audrey Hepburns of the eyeshadow palettes - they are packed with classic shades that flatter just about every skin tone. Given the Urban Decay's Naked palettes are all about neutrals with both matte, shimmer and metallic finishes, this palette was definitely up my alley.

    Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

    Urban Decay's Naked palettes are the Audrey Hepburns of the eyeshadow palettes - they are packed with classic shades that flatter just about every skin tone. Given the Urban Decay's Naked palettes are all about neutrals with both matte, shimmer and metallic finishes, this palette was definitely up my alley.

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  • Our first visit to Sage on Ann was not encouraging and I'm not sure I'd visit again. Sage on Ann's kitchen had committed the cardinal sin of hard boiling the poached egg yolks, drying up any delight at having free-range eggs out with the missing trickle of liquid gold.

    Sage On Ann

    Our first visit to Sage on Ann was not encouraging and I'm not sure I'd visit again. Sage on Ann's kitchen had committed the cardinal sin of hard boiling the poached egg yolks, drying up any delight at having free-range eggs out with the missing trickle of liquid gold.

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  • Here's a little tutorial for making a pair of cushion covers using a patchwork square from a jelly roll as the focal point.

    DIY Patchwork Cushion Cover and tutorial

    Here's a little tutorial for making a pair of cushion covers using a patchwork square from a jelly roll as the focal point.

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  • I cannot wait to drown myself in the wonderland of impossible fantasy and take the journey that pre-dates Dorothy and Toto’s arrival in the land of Oz. And I love that witches are as strong a character as the Wizard (who was never my favorite Oz character), most especially Theodora played by Mila Kunis. Was it any wonder that I couldn’t help myself and ordered Urban Decay‘s Theodora palette?

    Urban Decay Oz the Great and Powerful Theodora Palette

    I cannot wait to drown myself in the wonderland of impossible fantasy and take the journey that pre-dates Dorothy and Toto’s arrival in the land of Oz. And I love that witches are as strong a character as the Wizard (who was never my favorite Oz character), most especially Theodora played by Mila Kunis. Was it any wonder that I couldn’t help myself and ordered Urban Decay‘s Theodora palette?

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  • Chow House's menu is undoubtedly Asian. With a selection of items inspired by the commonly available street food of the Orient, adeptly labelled 'Street Chow', think fresh explosions of flavour with slick modern presentations.

    Chow House

    Chow House's menu is undoubtedly Asian. With a selection of items inspired by the commonly available street food of the Orient, adeptly labelled 'Street Chow', think fresh explosions of flavour with slick modern presentations.

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  • Meet Blanche, my new bicycle for commuting. She is a Norco Yorkville (womens), a hybrid with a step-through frame, and she's a beaut!

    Meet Blanche, my Norco Yorkville bicycle

    Meet Blanche, my new bicycle for commuting. She is a Norco Yorkville (womens), a hybrid with a step-through frame, and she's a beaut!

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  • You’re alone again this Valentine’s. You don’t really mind this, but everyone around you are being sickeningly sweet and dropping these insensitive remarks about your singlehood. Some of them have even teasingly suggested they should hook you up with their plumber/hairdresser/accountant. You know what? Screw it.

    Alone for Valentine’s Day? Time to show yourself some love

    You’re alone again this Valentine’s. You don’t really mind this, but everyone around you are being sickeningly sweet and dropping these insensitive remarks about your singlehood. Some of them have even teasingly suggested they should hook you up with their plumber/hairdresser/accountant. You know what? Screw it.

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  • I was invited to join in a little fiesta at Olé Restaurant with several other food bloggers and I must say the invitation (a potted chilli plant) set the tone of casual festivities for the evening. And to be honest, so did the jugs of sangria.

    A Fiesta at Olé Restaurant, Southbank

    I was invited to join in a little fiesta at Olé Restaurant with several other food bloggers and I must say the invitation (a potted chilli plant) set the tone of casual festivities for the evening. And to be honest, so did the jugs of sangria.

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  • Some of the cafes on Latrobe Terrace are no longer familiar, so when we found ourselves in the area over the Australia Day weekend, we walked into one such cafe, Hana Rosa.

    Cafe Hana Rosa, Paddington

    Some of the cafes on Latrobe Terrace are no longer familiar, so when we found ourselves in the area over the Australia Day weekend, we walked into one such cafe, Hana Rosa.

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