Thursday, 30 April 2015

My Style Diary - Bright Pink, Blue Denim

Heya :)

I feel like I've probably posted a very similar outfit on the blog previously - a bright pink top with blue denim is a favourite combination of mine, so this pairing tends to be on high rotation.
In real life I'm actually a serial outfit repeater and have no shame in re-wearing the same outfit over and over again if I love it, but obviously that wouldn't be particularly interesting if I shared the same outfit on the blog too often!
I do love watching youtube videos featuring one item styled in different ways though - it's a great way to get inspiration and new ideas! I'm thinking that would be a fun series of posts to do but it would be a bit more time consuming... so we'll see if I get around to it! Would anyone be interested in seeing that? Let me know :)

Anyway, I need to rush off... I actually have a dentist appointment now (which I'm weirdly happy about... I love going to the dentist...)

 Hope you're day's going well!


Top - Sportsgirl
Jeans - Siwy
Sandals - Therapy
Watch - Calvin Klein
Bag - Trenery

Monday, 27 April 2015

The Foodie Post - Typika Artisan Roasters

Hello Hello :)

Today I'm sharing one of mine and Tom's favourite brunch haunts which we always turn to if we're stuck for ideas. Typika in Claremont never disappoints, and these photos are actually from a few different trips so you can tell we really do love this place!

As you'll see from the photos  there's clearly a favourite go-to order - Tom can never go past the Wagyu Beef Burger (which I'm always happy about because it leaves me free to try new things and still get to have a few bites!) It is seriously one of the best burgers out there and the kimchi filling adds a special little flare. The bun is just that perfect mix of soft but still crunchy and there's something about it that reminds me slightly of a Hungry Jacks burger (but a really amazing, delicious, and good quality Hungry Jacks burger!) The chips it's served with are also lovely with some sweet potato ones thrown into the mix to make it even better.

The pancakes pictured above are just as delicious as they look, served with vanilla custard, poached pears, strawberries and a nut crumble sprinkled over the top. It's just a slight variation on the ones in the photos below which are actually hiding under a very generous amount of vanilla custard. The ones below are the Cast Iron Pan - cakes "a doughnut style pancake cooked in steaming hot cast iron", which gives them a delicious puffy crust . I'm not sure these were available last time I was there but they do change up their menu now and then so we'll just have to wait and see if they make a comeback.

My friend Alex is an Egg's Benedict connoisseur and we've actually joked that he needs to start up an "Eggs Benedict of Perth" instagram account he's tried that many places. The Typika Eggs Benedict get's the thumbs up from him so you know they're going to be pretty good.  

Pictured right down the bottom is their Vegetarian Bagel with roasted pumpkin, capsicum, dukkah,  caramalised onion, aioli and spinach. A very nice bagel and another good savoury option (but it doesn't quite match up to the burger or pancakes for me!)

Another of their staple dishes (which I don't have photos of unfortunately) is their Golden French Toast. This one is seriously rich - "french toast served with maple candied bacon and lashings of salted caramel sauce". A delicious one if you're feeling indulgent and have a particularly sweet tooth. I'd recommend sharing this one if you can and maybe having some sort of savoury option on the side!

Ok enough about the food, let's talk about the drinks.

Considering the name of the place is "Typica Artisan Roasters" it's not a surprise that they're mostly known for their coffee which they roast on site. I can't really comment on the coffee myself (I'm just weird and don't actually like coffee) but Tom tells me it's pretty good. 

For those like me who are not so fond of coffee, they also have a pretty decent selection of smoothies, juices and of course chocolate-y drinks - in particular their Ice Chocolate which (in my opinion at least) is the best ice chocolate in Perth.
I usually always start slurping it down as soon as it's placed in front of me, so haven't been able to get an amazing photo of it but as you can see from the quick snap I did get (pictured below), it's served in a mason jar (oh so hip these days) with a scoop of ice cream and a good sprinkling of chocolatey goodness on top. As I mentioned in my last Foodie post, I'm a pretty tough critic when it comes to ice chocolates and this one is seriously the best. None of that over the top sickly sweetness you can sometimes get, just perfectly chocolatey and yummy.

Seeing as we're heading into the cooler months I might be switching up my ice chocolate for something a bit warmer soon and I highly recommend their Deconstructed Hot Chocolate. Served on a platter with a glass of warm frothy milk, chocolate flakes and melted chocolate it's also a winner. 

For those coffee drinkers out there wanting something a bit different, they actually also do an interesting Cold Brew which is served with a beaker of sparkling water and a glass of ice. This one's a favourite of Tom's in summer.
(I don't have a photo of these two at the moment sorry!)

In terms of the service I've read a few unhappy reviews on Urbanspoon,  but personally I've always found the staff to be really friendly and helpful and for us the food has always arrived pretty quickly. The one downside is that it can get quite busy on weekends, so there is usually a bit of a wait for a table. We've never found this to be too much of a problem though as there's usually somewhere to sit and you can always order a drink at their espresso bar if you're really starving! 

Hopefully you're enjoying these posts - they're a bit of a change from my usual ones but it's fun to mix it up a bit. I'm not sure I have many Perth readers so these may not be particularly helpful or relevant, but who doesn't love looking at mouthwatering food photos anyway? ;)

I hope you've had a great day! Let me know what your favourite breakfast food is!

Lots of Love

My Style Diary - Lazy Long Weekend

Yup - an outfit post in my trackies... 
Some days jeans just don't cut it in the comfort department and you need to embrace the track pants. Some people can pull off the whole "sport luxe" look but unfortunately I'm not one of them.
For me, trackies are usually reserved for hanging around at home, but this is a new pair and I actually think they're nice enough to emerge from the house in, even if its just to pop down to the shops to pick up milk :)

I hope you're having a great Monday!

Lots of Love

Top - Country Road
Pants - Bardot
Shoes - Country Road

Monday, 20 April 2015

(a very belated) March in Pictures

Well... April has been a rather dismal month blog wise but actually a very exciting one in terms of life events - which is why this post is so late! I couldn't skip this one though because March was such an exciting time for Tom and myself and I wanted to have this little collage of pictures here on the blog to look back on! 

If you've read my previous blog post you'll know that in March we got the keys to our very own apartment! As you can imagine we were pretty excited about this and most of the month was spent organising all things home related.
We currently have very little furniture, but a rather large and overflowing collection of mugs!
We do actually have a dining table now but it was fun having picnics on the floor the first few nights! That picture above was taken on the first night we spent there - watching Gilmore Girls and eating pizza ;)

Other fun things in March included catching up with friends over a delicious brunch, strolling around Fremantle and stumbling upon a second-hand book sale one weekend morning. 

A pretty awesome month really :)

Lots of Love

Monday, 6 April 2015

My Style Diary - White Lace Playsuit and Chambray

Hello hello!
I hope you've had a lovely Easter and long weekend. We had some beautiful weather this weekend and I was finally inspired to pull on something a little more interesting than a pair of jeans and a t-shirt, which is what I've been living in the past few weeks (and even for me it was getting kind of boring!)

I feel like this outfit is a perfect representation of how I want my style to be - effortless and laid back but still feminine and a little bit unique.
The white lace (which you know I have a soft spot for) of the playsuit is beautiful and fresh, while the chambray shirt thrown over the top gives a really relaxed vibe. There's something just so lovely about white lace -  it's so feminine and soft, but the style of the playsuit keeps the whole outfit comfy and adds a bit of fun and playfulness.

This might just be one of my favourite outfits I've ever shown on the blog and I'd never thought to combine these two pieces until I was playing around on Sunday morning. Most days I don't like to fuss and have multiple outfit changes (which usually happen when I'm having a "I have nothing to wear" moment and result in a horrible mess and the feeling that I've wasted a huge amount of time), but sometimes it's those days when you take the time to experiment that you end up discovering a new favourite combination. Now I'm actually thinking I should spend a little more time playing with my wardrobe - that's really how you end up getting the most use out of it and appreciating what you already own!

Lots of Love

Playsuit - Dotti
Shirt - Portmans
Sandals - Therapy
Purse/clutch - Country Road
Watch - Thomas Sabo
Ring - from my Grandma :)

Thursday, 2 April 2015

The Foodie Post - Stimulatte

If you happen to follow me on Instagram, you would have probably realised by now that going out for breakfast/brunch is one of my favourite things to do. 
In my opinion, there's no better way to spend a weekend morning than going out with Tom or catching up with friends over a yummy meal, either at an exciting new cafe or our old favourite hangouts.

Seeing as I'm always snapping photos of my food on these mornings, I thought it might be fun to share a few pictures, as well as my thoughts on the places we visit here on the blog. 

Starting out with one of our new favourite finds - Stimulatte.
It's a little cafe in Subiaco with great atmosphere,  good coffee (I'm not actually a coffee drinker but Tom assures me it's good) and a interesting breakfast menu that's a little different to your standard bacon/eggs /pancakes option. Don't get me wrong - I love pancakes (which I'm sure you'll see in future posts), but I love places that offer a slightly more unique selection, and Stimulatte does just that.

On this particular day I had the sweet corn fritters with smashed avocado and poached eggs (as did the two other friends we went with) and Tom chose the grilled chorizo and salsa verde with parmesan scrambled eggs. It was a delicious breakfast and with the generous serving sizes we were all left feeling rather full, but very satisfied!
Also worth a mention is there ice chocolate. Ice chocolate tends to be my drink of choice and it seems I've become somewhat of an "ice chocolate snob" lately. Stimulatte's one gets a big thumbs up from me, coming in at second place out of all the ice chocolates that I've tried (and I've tried a lot!)
I'll let you know where the one that wins first place is from in the next Foodie Post ;)

If you happen to be in Perth I'd definitely recommend checking Stimulatte out - you won't be disappointed!

Have a great long weekend!

Lots of Love

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