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Juliet Sulejmani | November, 27 2015

Do any of these venues ring any bells?

  • Cutler and CO
  • Cumulus Inc
  • Supernormal
  • Luxembourg
  • Builders Arms Hotel
  • Moon Under Water
  • Meatsmith

What about the name Andrew McConnell?

If yes, then Marion Wine Bar is another that venue that needs to be added to that list and then you will also know what you can expect from it.

If not, then I have given you a great list to begin your Melbourne Exquisite Dining journey.

Pictured is everything I ate with my friend Suzanne last night, not pictured is the Fish that we also ordered.

I highly rate and recommend Marion Wine Bar. It’s totally worth it and so are you!

Jx

[Credit: Words and Photograhs by me.]

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Tall Timber

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Juliet Sulejmani | November, 21 2015

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!

Jx

[ Credits: Words and Photography by me. ]

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Foto Friday

Looking through these photos I noticed I’ve been reading a lot more lately. Almost all the photos are of books, or things I have found in books. Yay for books, they fill me with life and inspirations. Anyone been reading anything interesting lately?

 

I founds a delicious recipe for this Pomegranate-Banana Lassi. I can’t wait to make it!
Another shot from a page in the book ‘Around Australia with Jacky Winter’. Such clever typography.
This is a page from the newest Post Secret book.
My friend Joel was reading this and said it is quite great.
A little melfie after work on Sunday
This is the jacket I made today, using that fabric I’ve spoken about it previous posts. Didn’t actually turn out too bad.
My lovely brother left this for me, such a thoughtful boy!
This here is another piece of my collection, it’s like a tunic/top/dress thing. It’s menswear.

 

 

 

foto friday

Is it just me or are the weeks flying by. I can’t believe it’s almost the end of the year. How are all your new years resolutions going? I totally failed mine. Haha, oops. Oh well, I suppose I can try again next year.

Here’s foto friday!

 

The sky and moon was doing some crazy shit one night and I totally forgot I took this awesome photo
The weekend past was so lovely and sunny. I took this while sitting outside in the Bourke Street Mall on my lunch break
We shot a mini doco at New Model Beauty Queen and this is me hiding behind one of their skull screens. So cool.
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This wall of threads is also from New Model Beauty Queen. It’s just like a rainbow only it’s threads.
My dads famous garlic barbecued fish. So yum!
Sharing this doughboys passionfruit and chocolate doughnut at uni today
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I started cutting my jacket today. I’m not as stressed about it anymore. The jacket will still look nice, would have looked nicer in black, but it still looks nice. I just need to finish it on time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foto Friday

Hello. It’s not Friday I know but I want to bring back Foto Friday to my blog. (Here are the ones I meant to post on Friday.) It’s a little bit trickier these days because I usually post most of my photos on Instagram. My idea is to post different ones here, ones that wont be on Instagram. I realised I don’t take as many photos these days as I used to, hopefully this will change!

 

At Pellegrini’s with my friend. I think he had the ravioli and we both had the yummy watermelon granita.
My friends being antisocial. Haha, not really but it looks like it. We were about to go to the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition, I think.
This here is a toile of one of the pieces in my collection. It’s just to test the pattern, so the final will be in different colours and fabric.
This is a mini Jean Paul Gaultier from the exhibition at the NGV
I saw this book at the bookstore and I really want it
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Anyone who follows me on Instagram knows how much I love neons. This one is obviously at the NGV from the exhibition.
I’ve been making these a lot lately. Flat bread with chicken, mayo, lettuce and tomato. Simple but so satisfying.
I visited New Model Beauty Queen studio with my friends for our uni assignment. We’re making a documentary on them. These are some of there screen prints
Some lunch at home with my parents. My mum made this, in Albanian we call it ‘pita’. It’s yummy, but so many calories.

Jx

 

Touchwood

Touchwood

480 Bridge Road Richmond VIC

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I had a break this week from uni so I had time some spare time to spend with my friends and go out and check out some new cafes. I hung out with my friend Baz on Monday and he suggested Touchwood, he had been there over the weekend and said he wouldn’t mind going back.

It was great because there was not queue, I think you can wait up to 20 minutes for a table on the weekend not that that would have been a problem for me anyway because I always carry around my book with me and waiting time equals reading time, so I am always happy.

There is so much space in Touchwood, and it’s filled with light which creates a calm and relaxed atmosphere. Baz and I sat up near the counter on the long communal table which was nice, I like sitting in places that give me a good view of everything around me.

Baz ordered the Morning Grain Salad – Quinoa, freekeh, wild rice, rocket, toasted almonds, chai soaked raisins, cumin yoghurt, poached egg $16, and I ordered the Banana and blueberry wholemeal waffles, organic maple syrup, banana ricotta and strawberry dust $16.

Both great choices and very satisfying. I enjoyed the waffles especially because they were wholemeal, so they were lighter and healthier so no bloating than usual waffles and all the ingredients worked really well together. I had two coffees and enjoyed both.

We also had some interesting conversation about social media; what we think about it, what platforms we like to use, how we use it, how much we should/share, how it makes us feel, the importance of it, etc. We both felt the same way in that we actually do love to use it, that it is fun sharing what we’re up to with our friends and ‘followers’, that it is great being able to connect with so many more people, and that it actually does add value in our lives. I would love to continue a conversation on social media with anyone and would love to know your views.

Jx

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– Photography by me