I hope you’ve all been keeping well, beautiful friends! I’ve had a packed week as I’m currently on term break and am looking forward to a repeat of that in the days to come. A couple of days were spent solely on content creation- I stayed at home majority of the time and practiced my flatlay photography skills, a priority of mine as I’ve come to realise my camera roll only contains so many snaps and I cannot possibly be out and about all the time. I drew my inspiration from the cottage core girl aesthetic and created the dreamiest picnic spread. Instagram creator Kay Chong and her Parisian bakery scene had my heart- I wanted the croissants, tea and Mejuri pieces! What a killer brand collaboration.
My time has also been spent revamping my website. It’s currently still in the glow up process but I’m happy with the graphics I’ve created, the additions to my sidebar and the new header I’ve put up. My image is quite classy and minimalist but I felt my site needed pops of colour here and there. I’ve put up a pinterest board showing some of my favourite spaces. Next I’ll be reworking my older posts to be relevant by adding new information, updating pictures and more. My categories page will also be undergoing lots of changes. I plan to eradicate sections to have my content fit under a few core headings. I’m excited to announce that I’ll be starting a style series discussing capsule wardrobes, minimalist fashion and my ideas on how to build a classy wardrobe to suit your needs and lifestyle. Blogging truly is a full time job and certainly isn’t to be underestimated.. nonetheless, I am ever so grateful that we get to share the same time and space, even for a few minutes. Your encouragement of my passion for writing is heartwarming.
As for my adventures of the week, I’ve been to the City, attended a family birthday party and tried out four new eateries. A Chinese restaurant where I had Dumplings, Meat Skewers and handmade Noodles. A Pakistani restaurant with many traditional dishes I’m familiar with- Chicken and Lamb Curry, Papri Chaat which is a crispy yoghurt snack and Aloo Pakoras or potato fritters. Yesterday I went to a Lebanese restaurant, Jasmine, in Auburn. It’s quite local to me and a favourite for quick, tasty meals in my family. We ordered our usual grilled chicken, Lamb Kabseh with Rice, Falafel and Sambousek, Grilled Pastries with Meat and Cheese filling.
Today I went to Sydney Rowing Club in Abbotsford, a lovely venue near the harbour. My mum, grandma and I ate inside but still had a spectacular view of boats going by. The club had an adjoining restaurant, the WaterGrill, where we ordered the Moroccan Lamb Pizza to share along with a Chicken and Vegetable dish. Dessert was citrusy Passionfruit Cheesecake with fresh cream and slice of Berry Sponge cake. It was just a beautiful, classy location overall! We’d picked the perfect day to go as the sun was shining and it was nice and warm. We had ample view of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the City buildings from this particular area.
I got dressed in my sunday best and took some photos for my upcoming Instagram theme with the help of my mum. There were a few photo locations that really caught my eye- the deck inside the club that led onto the harbour and a few of the houses nearby. I found an older property with a lovely garden and ornate fence that gave off the perfect vintage vibe. Another house across from it was quite modern but painted in lovely colours and with manicured hedges and many beds of lavender.
Later on this week we’ll be making a few day trips to the Beach and The Grounds Of Alexandria, a sprawling cafe, restaurant, bar, coffee roastery, bakery, florist, market and farm all in one. It’s been described as a world class location and I am unbelievably excited. A few content creators I follow have recently been there and enjoyed themselves immensely. So excited!