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I know I posted this on Instagram, and you can totally see it in the instagram feed to your right, but I really like how it looks and the other photos i took weren’t that exciting.

It is me sitting at Brunetti’s with my latte and home packed fruit container. I bought a whole stack of fruits yesterday because I realised I hadn’t really bought much fruit in recent days…weeks…

In the photo I’ve got some grapefruit and blueberries. So delicious and healthy.

saturday tradition

As I was thinking about my words for this post I came to a realisation… maybe the three extra kilos I’ve stacked on are a result of my Saturday tradition? I think I will just ignore this idea and maybe just do an extra half an hour exercise each week. Yes I think this is what I will do.

My Saturday tradition involves me walking down to Movida Bakery either on my own or with one of my friends, ordering a skinny latte and an amazing donut, I usually go for berry flavoured filling, or salted caramel. This Saturdays however I specifically went to sample something new; Movida Bakery’s “Dossant”.

Before I explain it to you here are some other names that were considered for this new pastry:

Cronut, Croisnut, Crodough, Doghnets, MoDo and DoVida.

It is a donut-croissant! The idea came from someone in New York called Dominique Ansel and MoVida have adapted it to their own. Mine pictured below is filled with, i think, raspberry and rhubarb custard. Delicious. And this is another reason why Saturday tradition must go on.

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MOVIDA Bakery

3 Tivoli Road

South Yarra

MoVida Bakery on Urbanspoon

Gardiner and Field

What i love most is going to new places, spending time with my friends and lattes.

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I spent the first day of my holidays catching up with my best friend Andrea at Gardiner and Field in Armadale.

We sipped on coffees, devoured  our breakfasts; I had the asparagus and poached egg and Andrea had raspberry quinoa, enjoyed the lovely atmosphere and planned new adventures.
Gardiner and Field on Urbanspoon

foto friday

F O T O   F R I D A Y

 

I hope you all have a fantastic Friday. Friday’s for me is not as exciting anymore. It’s the last day of uni for the week. Which means work Saturday, Sunday and Monday. That’s the life of a fashion student yo.

Also happy first day of May!

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This is a cool series of doco’s called The Day Before. I’ve actually, now watched them all!

 

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I feel like I’ve posted this here before but I’m not sure. It’s just a quick watercolor painting I did.

 

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Me. Pardon all the selfies in this Foto Friday. You’ll notice I’ve bought a new red lipstick and I totally love it.

 

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I went to the Night Market and had one of these yummy spirally potatoes. And of course some Sangria.

 

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Some gouache painting of the colour wheel.

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Me in my red lipstick. I’ve noticed it makes my hair look more blonde than usual!

 

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Lots of buttons at Jimmy Buttons.

 

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Lots of trims too. I had the urge to start tidying up for them while I was there, but I resisted. The lady actually lost her keys while I was there. I have no hope that she was able to find them :/

 

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My friend Ashy’s hat. So super cool.

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I found this at work. I think the other girl did it, maybe something to do with the shirts we sell having thread treads. I clothes are made in china so maybe I’m thinking that’s why its translated. No idea.

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My outfit of the day for uni yesterday. The red lipstick makes things more exciting.

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This is my latest book club read, and I just realised I haven’t updated you on book club. I like this picture of Patti.

IMG_9131My latte. I really, really love coffee and hanging out in cafes.

 

- Juliet x

 

foto friday

Hope you’ve all had a great week and hope you have an amazing weekend. Much love. Juliet x

IMG_8722Who doesn’t love selfies? I sure do :p

IMG_8750This image is from a magazine. I want the same in my house, except, instead of cds I’d like books. thanks.


IMG_8749I have been busy with some home organisation lately.

IMG_8747I stumbled across a cool haberdashery store in the nicholas building. i loved these mushrooms.


IMG_8746I made some yummy treats for morning tea. I’ll show you in my next post.

IMG_8745My lecturer showed us this cool book in class.

IMG_8744Delicious donuts at Movida Bakery for breakfast. Blueberry Custard is my new fave.

IMG_8743I bought these treats to take to my mums house. Chocolate cake with wild strawberries and coffee custard and mango tart. yum.

IMG_8740And also, they make amazing coffee at Movida Bakery.

IMG_8665Amazing room at NGV. I wish I lived in this room.

(all these photos were taken by me using my iphone and i edited them using instagram.)

foto friday

Today was my last day at my corporate job. I have three weeks off until I start my new course. I’m a bit scared but I’m a lot excited.

 

IMG_83431. I made some pancakes and this one looked like it had a skull on it. Way cool.

IMG_83442. I saw this in Myer of all places. I want one in my house. Thanks.

IMG_83383. First time having French Onion Soup at Paris Go in Carlton. A bit heavy, but very tasty and cheesy. And oniony.

IMG_83394. This is the sign of a cafe in Melbourne. I can’t remember the name but it’s a nice place.

IMG_83405. Street art painting outside Crown

IMG_83416. I would like both of these books. Please and Thank you.

IMG_83427. Where do you look for the truth? At Cup of Truth. Having a latte.

IMG_83138. From our book club: “Bitches, Burgers and Books.”

IMG_82539. Hi, my name is Juliet. I like taking selfies sometimes. Can we be friends?

IMG_824110. This was Saturday last week. I like Saturdays.

monday – photo diary

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

3. Samsara

4. Jack Reacher

5. Gangster Squad

6. Lincoln

7. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

8. Quartet

9. Life of Pi (Check)

10. Hitchcock

11. Django Unchained

12. Anna Karenina

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(All photo’s taken by me on my NikonD7000)

how many coffees can you buy with $20

$ 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

drinking.

The coffee cost $3.50 leaving me with $16.50.
Olie & Ari on Urbanspoon

 

 

2. Balmains – 117 Were Street, Brighton

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

trim.

The coffee cost $3.70 leaving me with $12.80
Balmains Brighton on Urbanspoon

 

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.

This coffee cost $4.00 leaving me $8.80
Pantry on Urbanspoon

 

 

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!!

The coffee cost $4.00 leaving me $4.80.
Tuccibrown on Urbanspoon

 

 

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

windows.

The coffee cost $3.50 leaving me with $1.30.
The Little Ox   on Urbanspoon

 

 

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