Juliet Sulejmani | November, 21 2015
tall timber coffee art
selfie in tall timber
tall timber breakfast
So…something that I realised. If you stop doing the things that you love, you will lose yourself and your inspiration.
One of my favourite things to do is go to new places and especially to new cafes. And since becoming a freelancer about two months ago, I haven’t been doing as much as I used to. Which explains why I haven’t been feeling like myself lately.
I had a Juliet Day today and went to the art store, I went to the gym, I went for a walk and I checked out a cafe I hadn’t been to yet, but had seen people IG repeatedly. That cafe is Tall Timber.
Tall Timber is at 60 Commercial Road in Prahran. I must say, I was super impressed when I got my coffee. In all the time I have been drinking coffee and visiting cafe after cafe, I have never been presented with a swan in my cup. Boy was I impressed. So clever.
I ordered the: Wild Cacao, Gogi + Organic Oat Granola, with seasonal fruit (strawberries, blueberries and fig,
i don’t think figs are actually in season?), honey vanilla yoghurt. Loved it. I eat granola at almost every cafe that I go and this is in my faves list.
It was actually the perfect day to go in there because it was raining and I sat in the front window and read my book, it was so cozy. I’m still reading Open Secrets by Alice Monro. Oh and the atmosphere is great and the staff are really nice and cool. I’d totally go back and I’d really like to sit at the communal table next time.
Tip: Even if you don’t have to go to the bathroom at cafes always go to the bathroom. Cafe’s have the best bathrooms. Trust me. That’s where I took the selfie!
[ Credits: Words and Photography by me. ]
Juliet Sulejmani | November, 16 2015
St Ali is one of my all time favourite cafes. It is in South Melbourne, down an alleyway and in a converted warehouse.
I have been going there for years and took my parents there, for the second time, the other day. They love it too.
I always order ‘My Mexican Cousin’: Secret recipe corn fritters with poached eggs, grilled halloumi, corn and cucumber salsa, spicy tomato puree and green salad. The coffee is always good and I love their donuts too.
After going to St Ali, I always wander down Coventry street and buy all the stationery at Paperpoint and then down to Coventry Bookstore to check out all the books.
[ Credits: Words and Illustration by me. ]
My Legendary Girlfriend is a cafe on 157 Domain Road, South Yarra.
This is one cafe I never get takeaways from. Why? They give you a little quote with your coffee, it’s usually placed under the glass. You only get a quote if you sit inside. Plus they also have cool artwork on the walls and the pattern on cushions on the benches in the back looks really nice.
Illustrations: 1. pattern on cushions. 2. latte (they have bright orange saucers) 3. quote under my cup. ( I started collecting them and they’re stuck around my monitor and walls. )
Other quotes I have collected so far:
“To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.”
– Elbert Hubbard
” People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
– Zig Ziglar
” What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
credits: illustrations by me.
– My Legendary Girlfriend
I think I forgot to mention that in January I got a job as an assistant designer with a menswear suiting company.
yay me !. It has been super, it has been fun, I have been learning so much, and I especially love that it is based in Fitzroy. Fitzroy is such a cool place. There is so much going on, so many cool stores, cool cafes, restaurants, and the people, such a cool mixed bag of personalities.
The studio we work in is on the second level and we can look down onto Smith St, it’s so fun people watching. There are also regulars that you look out for and super fashion people that you always want to catch a glimpse of just to see what they’re wearing on that day.
My favourite place to go to for coffee and to hang out is De Clieu. The coffee is superb, the food is delish (especially the muesli) and the coolest people go there. When I was there the other day I saw this really cool Japanese couple walk in and order takeaway coffee. I wanted to stare at them, but I didn’t want them to see me staring. The woman had a Rei Kawakubo hair style, they both wore Comme Des Garcons looking clothing
which probably is comme des garcons, the guy had the cooolest glasses. I was so inspired by them, that I texted my brother to tell him about them and as soon as I got to work I told the design team about them. Which was interesting because they knew exactly who I was talking about! How about that! They told me that the couple own their own store on Gertrude street called Ess Laboratory and that they have a cute child with the same haircut as the mum.
I totally stalked them online, and will go visit the store in the next week! Anyway, above are some sketches I did, the first is of my De Clieu takeaway coffee that I sketched without looking at the page. And below that is a sketch I did of the ESS Laboratory couple I saw in De Clieu.
In an attempt to draw more I have started carrying around my sketch book with me, and using it as a journal to sketch and document my world. It’s actually super fun! I will try to share as much of is as I can!
Enjoy your Sunday!
– De Clieu
– Comme Des Garcons
– ESS Laboratory
– The Kawabata’s
– Rei Kawakubo
Today I had the day off and had the best time.
I caught up with my sweet friend Kate (who you can see in the first picture). We went to Top Paddock for breakfast. Kate had the hotcakes, which are my favourite. And I had the porridge ( in the second picture). I didn’t have hotcakes today because I am trying to eat healthier. Kate and I went into Space furniture store ( I go in there every time I go to Top Paddock) and probably spent an hour sitting in some new, fancy, expensive arm chairs and had very inspiring conversations.
I wish I can be rich enough to be able to shop in that store one day.
After that we went for a bit of a walk, the sun was out today which made it extra lovely.
– Top Paddock
– Space Furniture