Thursday, October 30, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
19th October 2008
A few months ago while watching Amazing Race I saw the advertisement for this, I got excited quickly... In the next 24 hours I got together a team of 6 and registered...
115 – 117 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000(Enter through George Parade)
Telephone : 1300 799 415
International : +61 (0) 386 486 000
We have been to this restaurant before, when it first opened... The food was fantastic, though it was very dark and at times hard to see... We thought that we would go back again for Marks birthday and have another round of the degustation menu - awesome that they have a meat and vegetarian option... The slow roasted lamb the first time was the meat highlight of the year for me, unfortunately that wasnt being served this time...
The food was pretty good, not as great as the first time, but the lighting was better, and the service impeccable... Our waiter - Dan - was extremely helpful on the pregnancy front making sure that I could eat everything on the menu, and changing dishes accordingly...
Appetiser: Zucchini flowers with mint and ricotta in tempura batter
A yummy start, I think that it was Marks favourite
Dessert course 5: Chocolate tart
Cheese board course 6
We only barely touched this, after 2.5 hours with the flu we were both ready to go, and full up on the prior yummy dishes...
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
What: Courtyard Clearance Sale (CASH ONLY)
When: Thursday, October 23rd - 12 to 7, Friday, October 24th - 12 to 7, Saturday, October 25th - 12 to 7, Sunday, October 26th - 12 to 6
Where: 158 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002
I love the colourway, simple... For those of you that live in harsher climates this AF1 Supreme features an upper that is weather proof as well as an outsole that uses a new “0.44 Sticky Rubber” that helps the traction of the shoe especially in wet weather such as snow, sleet, or rain during the Winter months.
Would have been dope while I was doing outreach in London!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Ever since Olivia (Annettes daughter) was born I have wanted these little heartbreakingly beautiful Ralph Lauren shoes for her... They were $69.99 which was the reason why I never bought them... But I have continued to look at them, cruise them, talk about them, ever since... At the Myer midseason sale last week I had to show Mark them, and so we made our way to the kids shoes section, they were nowhere to be found, I was pretty upset that finally we are having a baby, she is a girl and we cant have these shoes... We mosey on to the clearance section and there they are, on sale!!! We bought them, for the bargain price of $39.95, just divine... Had to share the joy!
130 Glenferrie Rd
Best Hot Chocolate in ages! Sorry no pics, maybe next time... Its around the corner from Cabrini, so I'm sure I will get another opportunity to photograph the greatness that is their hot chocolate...
140 Swanston Street,
Tel. 9650 9603
We stopped here for a rest and beverage after the Melbourne City Romp... Have been here before with no complaint BUT this time was different... We waited around 20 minutes to order our drinks at the counter, in which time one staff member kept messing up, the other berating him in front of everyone, meanwhile our legs were caning after 4 hours of running around Melbourne... When finally we were served, we waited for our drinks and finally took a seat... My hot chocolate was only half full, the rest was froth, this pissed me off, but I couldn't be arsed getting up to complain, and so took a photo of the evidence and thought I would vent here instead... Rude... Bad service, bad product, never returning...
Thursday 23rd 4-9pm
Friday 24th 10-5pm
Saturday 25th 10-5pm
Sunday 26th 11-3pm
Bays 1 & 2,
North Wharf Road
Apparently their sale always comes through... Enjoy...
Friday, October 17, 2008
Now this picture isn't the actual band in question, it is just to give you a visual of what a belly belt looks like...
The first belly belt I bought was from Target, not wanting to spend a great deal of money on something I wasn't sure whether I would like, or even if I would be able to stay in my own clothes for long enough to use one... Well I am 21 weeks, still in my jeans, but this is not the belt I would choose to buy...
The Village Pet Store & Charcoal Grill
89 Seventh Avenue South
Until October 31
If you are in NYC make sure you get to the Village to check out Banksys installation complete with actor’s as store assistants, a caged monkey watching TV with headphones on, two chicken nuggets eating from a carton of what looks like barbecue sauce, a high-maintenance bunny sporting pearls while staring into her looking glass and hotdogs engaged in the “act of love”.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
From the moshtix website:
Billboard The Venue
Mon 05 Jan
08:00 PM - 11:30 PM
$58 + bf
Civil Society and Fuzzy present Santogold!
Santi White shuffles styles as matter-of-factly as your iPod; Im a Lady nods to both girl groups (the Ronettes) and boy groups (TV on the Radio), and Lights Out could be a lost Pretenders single." Rolling Stone Civil Society is very proud to announce the first Australian tour of Phillys finest, Santogold catch her only Melbourne solo show at Billboard January 5. She combines a voice rivalling M.I.A and Karen O with the sounds of New Wave, Ska, Dub, Grime, Baltimore Club and Hip-hop in a manner thats all of her own. On her first album Santogold has already collaborated with underground superstars Diplo and Switch plus Spank Rock, M.I.A., Radio Clit, Dr Israel and Freq Nasty. Beyond all the hype and the internet buzz Santogold has been delivering astonishing live shows with her full 7-piece band.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
Location: 'The Hungry Catterpillar' kiosk
Street: 43a Union Street
City/Town: Armadale, Australia
157 Chapel St Corner of St John St
TEL (03) 9510 2377
A lovely day for an outdoor burger... We decided on Grill'd in Windsor for lunch...
Sunset burger, divine, but very messy...
An awesome filling lunch, first time in ages I have not eaten for many hours afterwards... Great fuel for many hours of shopping...
Monday, October 13, 2008
I bought a couple of products but wanted to start with the Tummy Butter because I liked the sound of the ingredients, and thought the lavender would be nice before bed...
It went on thick, but smelt nice and felt nice, maybe a little waxy... After using it for a week or two my tummy was itchy and red... I thought it might have been because my tummy was growing or something, but it was continuously irritated, and after a week or more of scratching it occurred to me it might be the butter... So we stopped using it, and it cleared up within days! I was bummed out because it sounded great and my body had never been allergic to anything before... But here we were, so I gave the butter to a pregnant friend, and pondered whether I should use something else, or give up completely because it was a bit scary having such a reaction...
I decided to try something else, and it was fine, will review it tomorrow...
A good cast, Adam Sandler does an okay job, the leading lady Dalia (Emmanuelle Chriqui) is hot, and all of the usual characters you see in Sandlers films add to the comedy factor... It just isn't a great comedy...
Wouldn't recommend it, unless you too are looking for a little cheese, possibly suited for a hangover, minimal brain activity required...
It took 50 minutes for something to happen, lots of character building, only to rip it away in a second... And the same again for the second half... I didn't know what to make of it, it felt like 3 hours - not 2... The characters were interesting, though Jungle Julia's (Sydney Tamiia Poitier) dialogue and delivery at times resembled Uma Thurman in 'Pulp Fiction'... Kurt Russell surprised with his ability to be bad, I always think of him as a funny good guy...
Doubt I would watch it again, but it had to be done to get to 'Planet Terror' which will be viewed this week...
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I was given a sample of the Pregcel Multivitamin in the Cabrini show bag... On my trip to the Gold Coast in September I thought they would be easier to cart along then my folate supplement, and so I did... The first morning I took one I felt mildly sick afterwards, but assumed it was getting used to the heat... I hadn't had any morning sickness, and thought it strange that it could start at 16 weeks... The next morning I took one I felt even worse, sipping water to fight back the nausea, still not twigging that it could be the supplement... On the third morning I was ill, physically, and it became very clear that it was this multivitamin causing the tummy upset... Stopped it the next day and felt fine...
My point is not to slate these pregnancy specific multi vitamins, but I think if you are eating a balanced diet, and taking your folate supplement, maybe its an extra cost that isn't necessarily beneficial?
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
7 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10003
Looking forward to check the renovations at DQM, we always hit this store, even though they never seem to have anything for ladies... Its looking good...