A picture from brunch yesterday at Petty Cash. Besides delectable pancakes & a seriously good chai, the cafe was filled with nana-esque knick knacks like these adorable salt and pepper shaker cats. Thanks to Lucinda for introducing me to this lovely cafe, and more importantly to the deliciousness of lemon butter!
Monday, November 18, 2013
This semester I took a course about Writing for Art and Design, which culminated in the publishing of an issue of Artwrite. Artwrite is a magazine that has been produced by COFA students since 1992, and focuses on the exploration, discussion and critique of art. I had the pleasure of being a co-editor for this issue, and wrote a feature interview with my very talented friend, and artist, Jasmine Poole. Hope you enjoy the issue!
Monday, October 28, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Flat white & Mocha Thai chilli cashew nuts
Donuts Grilled corn
Mi piace il formaggio!
Parpadelle The Grounds
Photos taken at The Grounds of Alexandria's Spring Markets
The Grounds Avocado, haloumi, olives, tomatoes & poached eggs on toast
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Over the past few months I have been blessed with travelling and many reasons for celebration. So many new experiences, places, cultures and learning opportunities to be immersed in. I've been documenting them in daily journal notes, iPhone pictures, and dozens of folders of photos when I've made the effort to bring my SLR with me. But, alas, documentation and sharing don't emerge simultaneously. With instantaneous aspects of social media, 'gramming and what not, it would seem easy to get everything down. However, when one is in the middle of a Thai massage, the world of online sharing seems like a world away. It's been wonderful being totally focused on enjoying the moment (something which I struggled with for a while, often only experiencing things behind the lens). But just as there is time to put the camera away, there is also a time to bring it out. The joy of sharing. A moment captured is a moment preserved; crystalised and frozen in motion. It can be revisited, re-lived and can be a source of remembrance and visual note-taking. But what is an idea, a note, if not shared? Of course I don't want to burden you with all my life stories; we may have never even met. But after an elongated blog-cation, there are a few instances that would be nice to share with you. Apologies as they are not in exact order, but then again what is life if not a myriad of unexpected encounters?
Kylie at breakfast in Bangkok, Thailand.
Or Tor Kor Markets:The king:
✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ Singapore
Singapore National Orchid Garden
STOP: Henna time!
At the Singapore Zoo:
Singapore sling at the Raffles hotel (endless peanuts!)
✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ SydneyCelebrating my 21st birthday!
Celebrating some more!
Aurielle, my goddaughter, at her little sister's first, and mum's 40th, combined birthday party. A gloriously sunny day, a jumping castle and musical statues, pass-the-parcel and cake eating. Piñata hitting in the garden - watching children in blindfolds hitting a giant butterfly is really quite a sight!
Introducing Hugh Fearnley-Whiphistail!
He is endearingly named after my favourite chef,
River Cottage's Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
That's all for now folks, thanks for tuning in!
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Early in the morning after I had just turned the ripe old age of twenty-one, Carla, Ellen and I headed to Melbourne! We arrived at breakfast o'clock which turned into a delicious Spanish affair, followed by alleyway shopping, walking walking walking, Yum Cha eating, vintage browsing, and Mamasita-ing. We saw Monet's waterlillies (such a treat to see so many works all in one place) and Hollywood Costumes (so much more extensive than expected - Scarlett O'Hara to Spiderman and everything in between, and bounteous amounts of Meryl Streep which is always greatly appreciated). We had finger-licking-good donuts for breakfast at the Queen Victoria markets, high tea at the Windsor Hotel, tasty crepes, and some homely Italian food on Lygon st (some consult Urban Spoon, but the old man with the grocery bag had equally helpful suggestions!)
Carla and her Spanish baked eggs
Elotes callejeros at Mamasita
de Pollo Tostaditas at Mamasita
Pastel de chocolate - flourless chocolate cake tequila white chocolate sauce and PX jelly
National Gallery of Victoria High Tea at the Hotel Windsor Dinner at Cafe Corretto
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Not one, but two nights in Bangkok! Early morning flight. LOTS of shopping - singlets for 20 ฿, bags for 150 ฿, shoes for 200 ฿ ahhhhh! Motorbikes, people, and trolleys all fighting for space in the market aisles. Shopping until we literally dropped in Black Canyon, recuperating over iced coffee. Street food eating - pineapple, quails eggs, chocolate and coconut crepes, banana pancakes! Kylie dressing up in our shoes. Thai Massages! *crack crack crack* Chrysanthemum tea and coconuts. Late nights shopping at the pasar malams. Or Tor Kor market filled with every fruit imaginable. Khob Khun Ka Thailand!
Not even two years old, Kylie is already a pro seasoned traveller!
Super sweet pineapples - delicious!
The pineapple store man carving super quickly
Fried quail eggs
Char siew wanton mee
One of my all-time favourite drinks, chrysanthemum tea
Stewed pork trotters (and other parts) - don't knock it till you've tried it!
Oreo Cookies & Cream drink at Black Canyon Coffee