shucked!

this is concrete proof that if you smile at something
it will smile back!

finally had a day off yesterday, went wandering with my love around town!
we first hit a little breakfast joint called Pablo

price was great for what you’re getting! very fresh ingredients

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then we wandered over to Black & Spiro just to feast our eyes on delicious patterns

adorable lampshades!

we stumbled upon shucked espresso !

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Wanderlust HK part II

hey there Ms B, first come Sevva, now comes sexy champagne cupcake bars!
(also spotted a bakery near Sheung Wan)

don’t you just love the tea pot lights!

it’s art in every bite!

hello Dali cake

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Green at Hotel Icon

it’s definitely a Happy CNY for whoever gets a lucky cat cupcake!

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finally got a chance to pay Daydream Nation a visit!

whimsical label that really captures the essence of a day dream & realized into playful
everyday garments

looking for the dream factory? you’re in the right place!

 le petit prince crown, fancy one myself

creative little details for merchandising here and there

view from heaven

omg, vintage books used as shelves
book .. shelves! haha

their latest collection, circus or carnival themed! TOO CUTE!!!

can’t wait !

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that’s all folks!

Wanderlust HK

A lot of new spots have sprouted up in HK in the past year!

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Mushroom
an enchanting select store with my favourite creatives …
Donna Wilson … Studio Violet … N2 etc! Just to name a few
rabbit mask . I want one for hallowe’en!
chirpy chirpy chirpy
cheep!
more mushrooms sprouting here n there
I … just … can’t… resist…. ceramics ….
I seriously need to start my Donna Wilson & Fornasetti plate collection
wee ~
Shouldn’t have chucked out my old wine bottles
could’ve painted them in Pantone colours and used them as display
(actually that’s not a bad idea. new project!)
cute loft!
ooo cloud lights~
N2 !!!!!!!
whimsical jewelry designer
Cat’s been to the London store, said it was spectacular and
the staff there were very warm & friendly!
really wanted that claw but it’s too heavy to bring home
irresistible ….
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a retro bar in Wanchai next to the famous heritage building blue house
very GOD feel! the menu was old newspapers!

the toilet is awesome


5 Hing Wan Street Wanchai

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a wonderful little shop dedicated to olive oil from Provence!
from the same owner of L’occitane comes PPP
with signature olive oil blends from different farmers,
but you can also create your own blends with their ‘olive oil fountain’!
Nacim from the store went into great lengths explaining
the different kind of olive oils and what they are best with
my favourite was obviously …truffle oil  !!

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Apivita skincare

loved their adorable illustrations and the hexagonal lights!

32 years of finessing  pure bee products and botanical formulations

I tried their prickly pear last night …. smoothhhhh and hydrating!

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vintage boutique with yoghurt shop

saw a Chanel briefcase that was to die for!

upstairs- boutique

downstairs – yogurt bar

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haiiiyah!!!! GOD’s windows are kicking ass!

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misc:


a slice of Parisian in Sheung Wan with the new Agnes B cafe

so cheap? haha

woof! big post! Happy CNY everyone!

Grand Hyatt Cafe

Was utterly impressed by the buffet lunch at the new Grand Hyatt on Hanoi Rd !
Extremely well priced at 200 HKD per head : )

beautifully merchandized and so much detail was placed into the presentation of food

Best Indian fish curry ever!

my ice tea was slices of lemon with an ice cream in between each slice to great a cascading tea!

a mountain of seafoooddddd

their napoleon is a MUST try! : D

Stokehouse

Originally from the Old English ‘stoc’ meaning ‘place’,
stoke could be used to describe either a religious place, or a secondary settlement!
Perfect name for the new restaurant that has opened in the Parklands, Southbank
– a sacred little haven for foodies!

For over 20 years the original Stokehouse in St Kilda, Melb
has been delivering high quality mediterranean dishes

Romantically situated beside Brisbane riverfront

burnt pineapple mojito

dramatic sweep of wood slabs

Seasonal oysters, compressed cucumber, chardonnay & eschalot vinegar

Scallop veloute, tartare of tin can bay scallops, Italian caviar & upland cress

Squid ink linguini with Mooloolaba spanner crab, garlic & chilli

New season Riverina lamb sirloin, baby peas, candied pumpkin & morels

 
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(above image sourced here)

Swampdog

The other night we drove past a romantic courtyard glittering with lights
and a small bustling crowd
and that’s how we stumbled upon Swampdog!

 a wholesome little fish & chip shop
that endeavours to promoting sustainable fishing

aside from offering a delicious menu of seafood sourced from local, sustainable fisheries
most of the seafood they chose to serve has been approved by Australian Marine Conservation Society
or the Australian Conservation Foundation

we picked up a little booklet of fishes that we should avoid due to overfishing concerns,
it’s time to rethink what we put on the dinner table!

Swampdog also extends their thought for the environment
by using biodegradable packaging and recycling their deep fry oil as diesel  … etc!

Popcorn prawn – a Spanish tapas

you eat the whole prawn, head shells and all!
absolutely delicccccioouuusss

sardines on sourdough toast

fish of the day with lemon aioli

the outdoor seating area

cute door-table!

“GOOD FOR YOU, GOOD FOR ME, GOOD FOR THE SEA.”

Swampdog

186 Vulture St. South Brisbane

Coin Laundry

tucked away in the chichi-lala suburb of Armadale is Coin Laundry
what drew me in was (apart from the name and the constant stream of happy eaters)
their MOVEMBER displays!

don’t hang your dirty laundry … no wait that’s kinda cool!

for many, many years the same spot use to be a coin laundry,
it’s quite poetic to salvage a remnant of local history
and also I’m sure the local customer base would be used to saying
‘hey so I’ll meet you around the corner at the coin laundry’!

in keeping with the theme of a laundromat the cafe is large and airy
with open brick walls and concrete flooring

cute green tile details!

this was so fresh! mmm

french toast with bacon

61 Armadale Street, Armadale