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Sunday, 30 November 2014

The Age Good Food Night Noodle Market

I really love Melbourne in summer.  

I made it to the Night Noodle Market in the knick of time.   I was too busy last weekend and the weather wasn't great during the week and suddenly good food month was over.  Melbourne hit 35 degrees but I dragged a toddler into town.  And it was worth it.  I didn't get to try as many dishes as I had hoped but there's always next year.  It was a lovely way to spend an early evening.

Chin Chin Pork Slider ($9)

Gelato Messina goodness ($9).  There was biscuit, meringue, 3 scoops of ice cream AND custard.  Amazing! 

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Barney's Warehouse additional 40% off

I love a good Barney's % off already discounted sale.  Shipping may not be quick but the treats are always worth waiting for.

Here are my picks.

If it's time to replace that well worn black skirt, this maybe the one to replace it with.

I have a hard time finding knits that are long in the arms and this one looks a winner.

Amazing way to bring colour to the office. And SOOOO cheap.  

I have no use for these incredible disco shoes but surely someone else out there does???

I love this whole look.  The skirt has pockets, what's there to think about??

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

'I like being a woman, even in a man’s world. After all, men don't wear dresses, but we can wear the pants.' - Whitney Houston

photo via the coveteur 

I just love that quote by Whitney Houston.  Do you find that people are judgemental about what others wear?  I do.  Wasn't Steve Jobs' black turtle neck a hot topic every time he launched a new product?  Although these days I'm often in loose jeans or shorts when I'm at home, the days in the office are always spent in a dress or skirt and heels.  Heels are non negotiable.  I even wore heels while I was pregnant.  I certainly didn't suffer.  Life is too short to wear uncomfortable shoes so when I do find the right pair they come home with me and they're worn to death.  I do get tired of the arguments that caring about your clothes and how you look invalidates your ability to be good at your job.  My overall looks add to my power.  It makes me feel more like myself without it impacting my professional skills.  

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Thank you!

Papier D'Amour thank you cards

I feel terribly guilty that I don't get to write regular posts and visit other blogs.  It was one of my favourite things to do.  It's just become increasingly difficult to find time to allocate to this hobby.  I have plenty to write but time just gets away from me so quickly.  Before I know it it's Thursday night and another week has almost passed.

So I wanted to say thank you.  Think for continuing to visit my blog (I am always amazed at how many unique visits I get), thank you for engaging with me via social media.  Thank you!  I promise to post more regularly this summer.  In an effort not to neglect the people I treasure the most in life I'm planning on mailing out some hand written thank you cards.  I Christmas cards are also in the works early this year.  

Monday, 3 November 2014

Dry body brushing

I have oily, yet at the same time horribly dry skin. It's often a fine line between the two. Neglecting one problem makes the other worse. Kiehl's Creme de Corps is an expensive necessity for the dryness (yes I've tried every alternative and they have all failed) and recently I've become obsessed with dry body brushing. Not only does it remove all the visible (and invisible) dry skin but it allows my moisturiser to absorb deeper and I swear it helps with lumps and bumps. I should have jumped on the bandwagon much sooner. The Mio brush fits perfectly in the hand and when I'm organised enough to have a proper morning shower I notice how much more awake I feel as it tingles and boosts circulation.  Highly recommended in any bathroom.