How to spend a rainy Saturday in Sydney

8am. Wake up. Ponder why no one else is awake*. Convince the person nearest to you to go to the farmers' market. But first convince them to wake up.

@ Eveleigh Market

9am. Head to Eveleigh Market at Carriageworks. Sample every chutney, cheese and bread sample within arm's length. Pat every furry animal that walks your way. Decide which stall will get your spare change in exchange for any breakfast featuring bacon and eggs. Promise yourself to try something different (like that cinnamon swirl) for the sake of New! Experiences! Conclude that you probably will not because you love bacon and eggs too much. And because you hate cinnamon.

11am. Go to yoga since you planned to the 9.45 class but bailed for bacon and eggs. Discover that it is actually Pilates. Breathe such that you "activate your core" and swish your arms about in a manner that you imagine is like a world class ballerina, but in reality is probably closer to a cockroach struggling to get its life back on track. Congratulate yourself on making it to day 5 of your two week yoga/Pilates free trial!!!

12pm. Have breakfast #2. Some may call this brunch. Others, lunch. In an attempt to not waste your efforts at Pilates (you're a Pilates girl now!), and because you've already had eggs today, order the vegan tofu scrambled 'eggs'. At first bite realise that you really wanted the non-vegan poached eggs. Gaze longingly at your friends' eggs.

3pm. Get a manicure.

4pm. Go home with the resolve to do life admin. Watch Harry Potter 7 part one instead while drinking tea and eating peanut butter ice cream (the one you got on quick sale yesterday), because you did Pilates today, girl, you ate egg flavoured tofu, girl, because Ryan Gosling wants you to, girl. Pay one gas bill during the boring dialogue and consider this sufficient life admin completed for today. It is Saturday, after all.

*You ponder this every Saturday at 8am.


Hello Shanghai

The city had a very European vibe, but I fell in love with the dumplings. Unfortunately our visit coincided with indigestion (the more than just unpleasant kind).

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Mango pop madness

Made this baby a couple of weekends ago while it was still Summer in Sydney. Amazing how quickly time has passed - I can't believe it's already March!

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Hong Kong highlights

Victoria Peak and Lantau Island

What I'll remember the most about my trip to Hong Kong this year is the copious amounts of eating and shopping. Left this city with a large hole in my wallet, satisfaction in the form of material possessions and a burning desire to come back and actually live in this city. Only had a few of days in this town but I loved every second, especially Lantau Island. One day I'll come back and explore you in detail.


Melbourne Cup Day Planning

Melbourne Cup Day Planning

Forever New jumpsuit / Christian Louboutin black pumps / Marc by Marc Jacobs watch / Whiteley fascinator / MAC lipstick

Spring is finally here! Well... it has been here for the last month but it has been a while since I've ventured outside. Anyway, this means it is Spring racing season, and best of all, Melbourne Cup day! I never really understood what the fuss was all about until I had my first Cup day experience last year. I think the key enjoyment of the day was appearing at work, and not actually having to do any work. And let's not forget the mid-morning champagne.

While there were a few too many champagnes had, (resulting in the most devastating end to a pair of my favourite suede heels), the next day I was still fresh as a daisy because as it turns out, midday drinking = no hangovers. I can't promise that I won't ruin another pair of shoes, but I am determined to look glam as fuck, because who doesn't love an occasion to dress up? In an ideal world, i.e. one where I have supermodel legs and a disposable income, the above is what I would wear. Not exactly a conventional race day outfit but lately I've been really digging anything and everything that is black. What have you guys got planned for Melbourne Cup?