There's something about the sartorial amalgamation of western accents and bohemian charisma that continuously leaves me weak at the knees. Anyone else suffer from this style affliction? Maybe it simply calls to my inner rock child or perhaps it's appeal is more inline with it being undeniably aesthetically pleasing. The pairing go hand in hand, like Thelma and Louise or like peas in a pod. Miu Miu's Dahlia range is the perfect marriage of such an amalgamation. Delicate and petite yet capable to stand on it's own. Statement is an understatement. It is unique and individual and adorned in dainty bohemian ornamentation.
This little bad boy is set to break a few hearts (and bank accounts).
I remember seeing an article about Left Field on Broadsheet months ago. I was curious, as the tag line promised a delectably seductive new offering on Koornang Road; a road I venture on almost weekly for work. At the time, I had difficulty envisioning anything contemporary at this location, even wondering at times if perhaps the writer of the article had been mistaken about its site. But alas they were not as suddenly work began and I become fixated watching that iconic yet lifeless pink heritage building being transformed into something starkly striking. Seemingly I'd been eagerly anticipating its opening but in turn, so had the rest of Melbourne. For weeks I watched as hoards of people stood in lines that reached out the doors and onto the road itself. And to this day those lines are ridiculous still. I truthfully can not recall a singular day where I am yet to witnessed this business have a "slow" day.
A few weeks ago a friend and I finally made our way down for brunch. We decided to brave the chill and occupy an outside booth as there was no wait. But if we found ourselves having to pause, well it would have been well worth it. The interior, much like the building itself is minimal and classically white with ample wooden features. There's soft touches of greenery to be found dotted throughout, mostly the kind of fauna exclusive to this country, like Bottlebrush centrepieces and hints of Eucalyptus on countertops. Overall I found the coffee to be exceptional, and this is coming from someone who doesn't do coffee on a whim. The food, as you can see pictured above is creative, artistic and palatable. This time I decided against eggs and went for the Portobello Mushrooms, which were divine. I found myself unsure where to begin however, it's resplendency too magnificent to disturb and disrupt with my fork. The menu has various inventive offerings, from savoury to sweet. Though I have to admit, I've been eager to return just so I can devour their Cookies and Cream Sliders. Those words in itself sound blissfully indulgent and hold such promise of ethereal delight.
358 Koornang Road
03 9578 2043
To every person the definition of being healthy differs. Everyone has their own opinion about it. But what you need to do is figure what works best for you and stick to it. Here are a few ways in which you can make amends to your lifestyle and before you know it, you are living the healthy way!
Read cooking blogs online.
You can find some really interesting and healthy recipes online with which you can experiment in your cooking. Find some healthy recipes that can be made easily and is just as tempting to eat.
Ditch the gym and workout at home.
While gyms may be an easier option, you should seriously consider working out from home at your own convenience. The best part about it is that you don’t even have to worry about what to wear! So, create your own routine and follow it without any excuses.
Interact with people who work out too.
This goes for family, friends, spouses or whoever it is that is around you. If they have experience with workout exercises, then use their expertise to your advantage. Have them cut out a plan for you and wait for the results.
Make it a point to wake up early and exercise.
This sounds like a very difficult task, but you’d be surprised at the number of people who actually wake up early just to catch up with their morning exercises. It could however help to find a partner to go running or jogging with.
Give yourself a break.
Let’s be real. There are definitely going to be a few days where you just don’t feel the motivation to exercise. That’s natural. Who says its not okay to give it a break for a day. More than a day could mean you jeopardising everything you’ve done so far. On those days, do whatever else that you like doing whether it is eating a bucket of ice cream or just playing a few games of online bingo- go right ahead. In which case, gamevillage.com would be a good site to start with and just relax.
Hope these tips were both helpful and insightful. Have a happy and healthy life everyone!
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Seemingly a large percent of the humans I know have impelled themselves over to the European continent in a bid to escape monotonous weather; be it arctic or humidity. While I find myself annoyingly cornered with responsibilities, I can't help but lose myself to daydreams of cerulean waters and iconic, Pinterest-worthy landscapes every time a ray of light catches my eye. That occasional spray of dappled light or diaphanous lace sends my mind catapulting to the Mediterranean. To chalky beaches adorned with muted umbrellas and worn lumber. Colourful Sangrias and tantalising Bellini's. Cobblestones and bougainvillea laden thoroughfares. Market fresh produce and the romantic promise that comes from a vivacious bunch of florals. Andalusia and the South of France.
Yes, Europe in the summertime is eternally enchanting.
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I don't know where time goes or why he decides to become foe as one ages. I truly can not believe that we're already into August. And with that, mere months until the end of the year. Of course for myself another birthday looms with the promise of being yet another disappointing notch upon ones belt. Soon enough Christmas themed paraphernalia will line the shelves of department stores and shops alike. Glittering tinsel and jolly fat men no longer bringing good tidings but moments of foreboding and great trepidation. Why has time itself come to bring the worst in me?
More so, why is it that I no longer revel in anticipation but dread its mere existence? Is it the overwhelming sense of FOMO or something far more sinister perhaps?
These days I can't seem to keep up, or perhaps it's sheer lack of motivation on my part? A sense of overall dejection with my ambitions? I'm full of ideas however, my notebooks and technologic companions are brimming with metaphoric liquid gold and yet I can't seem to find the energy or space to put anything into practice. Like (what I believe to be) a resounding idea for novel, one that feels really, really good. Or the fact that six months on I am still only just completing my travels from the start of the year. One more post to go actually, which is rather embarrassing on my part, something which has become overly prolonged and somewhat unnecessary now. Something which hadn't even occurred to me until my last post centred on the Grand Canyon (familiarise yourself with it here) where I noticed many people commenting about the snow; the majority perplexed by the thought that there was snow lingering about at the Grand Canyon in July.
It's a shame really because I've come to quite enjoy writing and sharing such sojourns.
I also feel like a terrible blogger these days, mostly because I feel as though I'm letting down other amazing bloggers who have been so generously supportive of myself. Their continual patronage, the visits, comments and likes are such a comfort but they also make me note just how noticeably absent I've become on all counts. I've tried to schedule and plan ahead but such undertakings are futile. Is there something in the water because I've noticed a few other creatives sharing the same sentiments. My workload has not increased and yet I feel more exhausted than ever. I was once more than able to multitask and work throughout the day and night, but the last few weeks I've only been able focus on the one project, if that. Two weeks ago I was on a proverbial roll with Instagram, but alas that didn't last long and I'm back to being notoriously absent. The same goes with Snapchat, though in my defence I've hardly done much to document of late.
Am I simply getting older and unable to maintain the kind of schedule I became accustomed to? Or is that my love for blogging perhaps is simply withering away? I like to start the month with a musings or introspection type of post but I feel as though I'm constantly singing the same tune. This is a personal life and style blog so such thoughts are permitted after all. But why no one is yet to hand me the world's smallest violin to play my woes upon is beyond me. And while I am yet to find an antidote to my management headaches I did find this post from The Nerdy Me to be rather helpful in getting me back on track again. Also this graphic from Cocorrina is a charming reminder to "just chill" and let it be for now.
Because that's about as much as I can/am willing do for now.