The Grain Store @ Flinders Lane, Melbourne // Home of Breakfast Hunters & Coffee Lovers

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Wednesday arrives and greets us with eye-searingly clear skies. The sun is strong and the Melburnian city streets are quiet, save for small gatherings of locals decked in business attire sitting outside hole-in-the-wall coffee shops. We find Flinders Lane without difficulty and eventually make a stop at The Grain Store, a breakfast place I’d read about on Townske the night before. We are a bit overwhelmed by what we find. Continue reading “The Grain Store @ Flinders Lane, Melbourne // Home of Breakfast Hunters & Coffee Lovers”

Colours + Textures of Changi Airport’s Orchid Garden // Singapore

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Whether it be an indoor butterfly garden, a busy little koi pond filled with lucky coins, or an outdoor sunflower garden, Singapore’s Changi Airport never fails to have pockets of nature at each terminal. This brilliant orchid garden, located in Terminal 2, features over 30 species carefully arranged by colour and shape to represent the four elements of nature: earth, water, fire and air. The vibrant plants surround a pond full of fish, forming an organic-looking landscape within the bustling confines of the airport. Continue reading “Colours + Textures of Changi Airport’s Orchid Garden // Singapore”

Friday Favourites { 4 December 2015 }

Friday Favourites 4 December 2015

1 | With Christmas on its merry way, I can’t help but think of special things to bake. Tieghan’s salted chocolate & marzipan babka at Half Baked Harvest really sets the bar.
2 | I have a love of good ol’ chocolate-y brownies. These rosemary rye ones at Kitchen Vignettes have every right to sit pretty on any holiday feast table.
3 | Seawolf‘s small online collection of sterling silver jewels are all distinctly mystical. Absolutely enchanted by their dainty necklaces.
4 | With their refreshingly unconventional designs, ToniMay‘s sterling silver gem stone rings have got me swooning. The Pegasus Ring is my current ultimate favourite.
5 | The unique marriage of wood and crystal makes some sort of magical sense, as artfully demonstrated by The Crystal Armour‘s organic jewellery. From rings to pendants, they make the earth’s best wares a part of our lives.

Weekends with Angie & James | Part IX: Family Gathering at ‘The Farm’, Tamborine Mountain

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Overcast afternoons on Tamborine Mountain. Such a condition seems to be the usual whenever we decide to visit the Gold Coast hinterland. Last weekend, we were invited for lunch at Naomi’s new family retreat up on the mountain. Their second home is beautiful and dreamy, its sprawling grounds surrounded on all sides by the most grandiose of trees. The estate is a very tucked-away sort of place, despite its short distance from Gallery Walk. Everyone calls it ‘The Farm’, despite the lack of any farm animals on the premises, but it is home to so much green pasture and, well, Tamborine is famous for its farmlands, so ‘The Farm’ is as good a name as any. Continue reading “Weekends with Angie & James | Part IX: Family Gathering at ‘The Farm’, Tamborine Mountain”

Friday Favourites { 23 October 2015 }

Friday Favourites 23 October 2015
1 | This colourful recipe for vegetarian miso ramen with rice noodles, roasted sweet potatoes + sesame broccolini on The Bonjon Gourmet.
2 | The work of Japanese flower artist and botanical photographer Azuma Makoto, who has, for over 10 years now, been taking photos of his 50-year-old bonsai tree in various locations around the world.
3 | Impossibly beautiful timber pendant lights, handmade by Sydney-based Etsy store owner Coco Reynolds.
4 | This beautiful woodturned vase made of apricot wood by Maria Pavluchenko. Just look at that gorgeous grain!
5 | Nicole’s fancy-looking vegan chocolate-dipped avocado popsicles, made pretty with a sprinkle of crushed pistachios and sea salt. Holy yum!

Weekends with Angie & James | Part VIII: Main Beach + Marina Mirage

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We spent the majority of last weekend hanging out at the super chill Main Beach area. The top three highlights for me were: (1) when James made us breakfast on Saturday morning, as he usually does without fail lately, (2) when we went on a photowalk around Tedder Avenue and Marina Mirage (the weather was way too spectacular not to document), and (3) when we had Sunday brunch at Providore with James’ mum and tried the ocean trout gravlax and their surprisingly delicious house-made oat porridge! Continue reading “Weekends with Angie & James | Part VIII: Main Beach + Marina Mirage”

Friday Favourites { 9 October 2015 }

Friday Favourites 9 October 2015
1 | This simple, fragrant recipe for coconut cilantro lime rice on Fraîche Nutrition.
2 | Kilo, a Singapore-based open-air restaurant with eclectic furnishings and a gorgeous, charming, laid-back minimalist theme. Love that sexy industrial-esque interior design!
3 | Viviane Perenyi’s photography portfolio features some inspiring and emotive food and travel shots.
4 | Everything on the Vintage & Nostalgia Co. online store! Apothecary jars, enamel saucepans, vintage milk bottles, retro kitchenware… gimme, gimme!
5 | Alex’s banana oat pancakes with cashew sauce. Something I’d like to wake up to in the morning!

Spring Musings + Friday Favourites

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It is well and truly spring on the Gold Coast and there are flowers in bloom, insects in the air, magpies building nests, balmy sea breezes and, above all, people walking about in shorts and skirts and summer dresses. HELLO WARM WEATHER, I’ve missed you.

Friday Favourites { 2 October 2015 }

1 | Katie’s recipe for matcha panna cotta with hibiscus gelée + stovetop black sesame granola on Butterlust.
2 | One Eye Click’s blog, featuring some gorgeous wedding and event photography that’s uniquely Singaporean. Very candid, very human, very up-close and personal.
3 | Stunning handmade light fixtures that double as planters, from Canadian design studio Object/Interface.
4 | A rare look into the lives of the Dukha people of Mongolia, depicted through Hamid Sadar-Afkhami’s breathtaking photographs.
5 | Kim Wallace Ceramics. Impossibly lovely ceramics with a very organic feel. Adore the vintage lace collection too! Based on the Sunshine Coast.