On Thursday morning, my mum, brother and I got ready to head to Surry Hills for the day. About a year back, my parents and I visited this lovely little cafe called Kurtosh and I had really wanted to go again. So, we decided to head to Surry Hills and then continue on to the City and Bondi, where we have Australia’s most famous and busy beach!
After I had breakfast and my mum worked a few hours, we got dressed and set off. Unfortunately, we got a little lost along the way and needed to stop multiple times as we’d run out of petrol and forgotten our phone charger at home. By the time we got to Surry Hills, we decided we’d just spend a couple of hours hanging around. We had gotten pretty tired just from the effort of getting there!
I had decided to film a vlog that day so got out of the car and headed to a pretty area with lots of trees, greenery and a bustling restaurant. I was filming my introduction when this weird drunk guy started laughing uncontrollably at me, ruining my attempt and attracting a lot of unneeded attention to both of us! I decided to scrap that part of the video and instead take some artsy shots of the street. Being Surry Hills, an Inner City area, there are lots of really nice old houses, many painted in bright colours. There’s also quite a few murals. You can find lots of record stores and high fashion boutiques.
I finished up and we kept walking until we got to the cafe, Kurtosh. It had fancy tiling inside and outside of the shop as well as the fanciest rose gold lighting. Such a happy little place! They serve gourmet desserts, drinks and a few varieties of savoury pastries. None of us had eaten at this point so we started off with a light lunch. My brother and I got Spinach and Ricotta while my mum got herself Mushroom and Caramelised onion. They were fluffy, buttery and delicious!
Afterwards, we ordered Iced Chocolates and a Chai Latte as well as a dessert each of our choice. My brother got a Cinnamon Sugar Swirl, made fresh. I got a slice of Strawberry Sponge Cake and my mum a slice of Orange and Olive Oil Cake. She didn’t like hers too much so we all ended up sharing.
I took a cute Polaroid picture and filmed a couple of videos after we ate, then chatted with my mum and brother about what we’d do next. We ended up walking back to the car as it had a big park across from it. It was a nice sunny day, and there were lots of people around. Some were having picnics, others were meditating. My brother played on the equipment for a while and I took more pictures, including a couple of sneaky selfies!
Later on, while my mum and brother stayed at the park, I went to check out some of the stores. There was a fancy Florist that had the most beautiful flowers- I had to stop myself from buying a bunch! Next to the Florist was a shop called Chilli Coral that sold quirky trinkets and homewares. I had fifty dollars to spend so had a look around to see if I liked anything.
Many of the jewellery pieces they had looked like they should be featured in a Frankie magazine. As I got to the back of the store, I realised they had display rooms upstairs with more things. I went up and looked in a few rooms- they were absolutely stunning and had been styled to perfection. How satisfying would it be to set up the gorgeous displays you see in those high end stores?
Many had chandeliers and pastel bedding. Light streamed in from windows and there was just so much happiness around. Some of my favourite things included an aztec print rug with lots of tassels and gold, black and white embroidery. There was also lots of rainforests prints. As much as I wanted just about everything in that shop, they had pretty hefty price tags. I ended up buying a pack of rose gold fairy lights and peach earrings with silver tassels.