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So, how about I show you something that is so beautiful and so French. I am actually looking forward to her making more videos. I wonder if these ingredients are available somewhere in Melbourne.
Scherazade is the daughter of Ramdane Touhami, he is one of the interesting people I met in Sydney a couple of days ago.
You have to watch it!
The first two images are from my sketchbook. Just some brainstorming and inspiration for a uni project I’m working on. And the images below are just some I have found online
( i don’t remember where I got them from exactly because I have done so much researching!)
I’m absolutely loving my new lens. I took my camera around with me which is always so fun. I just wish it wasn’t so heavy!
I had no plans today but the day folded out quite nicely. I went to work, met my parents for a late lunch at Riverland by the Yarra. Then I went to the Palace Cinema and watched Paris-Manhattan. I became a member of Palace Cinema so that I can reach my goal of watching 365 movies this year. My original plan was to watch a movie a day but everyone around me told me it was a silly idea and that I couldn’t do it. And I listened to them, so I decided I’d change it and still aim to watch the same amount of movies. Which means I’ll have to have movie marathons quite often, and I have no problem with doing that. I’m quite excited actually, about both the film challenge idea and also becoming a member of Palace Cinema.
I took a flyer titled “Your Summer film guide” I’ve already ticked off two out of 12 films. Here’s the list:
1. Paris – Manhattan (Check)
2. Les Miserables
4. Jack Reacher
5. Gangster Squad
7. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
9. Life of Pi (Check)
11. Django Unchained
12. Anna Karenina
(All photo’s taken by me on my NikonD7000)
$ 2 0 C O F F E E A D V E N T U R E
I’d just hopped into the shower after an intense PT ( Personal Training) session and was thinking about what to do with the rest of my day as it was only about 11am.
I remembered the $20 note that I had in my wallet that I took out incase I wanted to go to one of the cafes in The Cafe Guide. Then the coolest idea popped into my head.
I wondered how many coffees could I actually buy with the $20? Then, normally, what would happen is that I’d just write the idea off as ridiculous. However, I promised myself the other day after watching the documentary on Diana Vreeland that I’d try to be more like her. ( Someone in the documentary said that if they told Diana to go to the moon for a shoot that she’d hop into the space shuttle without even giving it a second thought.) So this is where my coffee adventure began.
1. Olie & Ari – 133-135 Were Street, BRIGHTON
This was my first stop. Such a cool cafe.The food
in the cabinets was very tempting. I didn’t have anything
because I needed to leave space for more coffee
Balmains was the second stop. I think I should have
probably stopped drinking coffee after the second one.
But I didn’t because that would be weak. I loved the coffee
cups at Balmains. They were so fancy with the nice gold
3. Pantry – 1 Church Street, BRIGHTON
This place was so busy it was awesome. I only had a coffee
but I felt like I should have really had something to eat. All
the food that I saw being served around me looked delicious.
The cool thing about Pantry was that on each table there
were black artist crayons. I didn’t ask anyone but I’m pretty
sure you would use them to write on the brown paper that
they had put on the tables. Awesome idea. I imagined diners
playing hangman, playing naughts and crosses or drawing
maps to show their friend how to get around etc etc.
4. Tuccibrown – 268 Bay Street, BRIGHTON
This was my favourite cafe for the day. I can’t believe I
didn’t know about Tuccibrown. It’s a stationery store/cafe.
That’s everything I love all in one place. I bought a vintage
camera stamp (so cool) and looked through some cool arty
books while sipping my coffee. (I was kind of forcing the
coffee down at this point. I had definitely reached my coffee
drinking limit but I still had money left!! GAH!!
5. The Little Ox – 452 New Street, BRIGHTON
I was dying by the time I reached this place. (I’d had way
too much coffee.) It was so lovely though. And the staff
were so friendly and smily. I would have loved to try one of
the pretty sweets, but it definitely had to be another time.
I fell in love with the butterfly art on the wall, it was so
pretty and I loved how the sunlight shone through the
Yep, this is the end of the $20 coffee adventure. I made it to 5 cafes and had $1.30 left. Thank goodness that wasn’t enough for another coffee because that would have been it. I don’t think I would have made it. It was an excellent
experience and all the cafes were really good. I’d never actually been to Brighton so it was a good experience. In case you were interested all my coffees were skinny lattes and I never take any sugar.
- Juliet x
Z I N E S ( P R O N O U N C E D L I K E M A G A – Z I N E )
It always surprises me when I start talking about Zines and the person I’m talking to has never heard of Zines. I’m surprised because to me they’re just so interesting. They can be really creative and also very simple. They are often very random and to me that’s what makes them so interesting. Everyone should know about them!
It’s basically a self produced publication. Anyone can make a Zine. Its typically in a small booklet form. It can be handwritten, typed, photocopied, pasted, printed or whatever other way you can think of. It can be about anything. You can put in drawings, photos or writing, whatever you want to share.
I found out about them when I first moved to Melbourne. I came across Sticky Institute at Flinders Street Station on my way home from work one day. And I’ve been wanting to submit my own Zine ever since. (Any one can make a Zine. Yes, even you can.) I’ve actually started making mine today, I think I’m calling it “Uninvited Frogs Here To Stay”. I’ll let you know more about it when I’m done (it’s currently in development/production stages).
There was a cool exhibition on street art in Melbourne some time last year and Zines were a part of it. You can see my photos from the exhibit right HERE.
- Juliet x