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Review: Black Fire, Braddon, Canberra


If you’re a meat eater, you’re going to love Black Fire. Or if you’re gluten-intolerant. There was a bit of a mix-up at the start of the night when the waitstaff confused me for a gluten-intolerant person who had rung ahead. They reassured me that 80% of the menu is gluten-free. Good to know for my gluten-intolerant friends and great to see restaurants taking dietary requirements seriously.

Outfit: Shorts and stockings trend


Controversial trend alert! The other week, I overheard someone saying that they hated the shorts with stockings look. Believe it or not, I have seen this look (short shorts with stockings) being worn by the majority of females aged 30 and under in Taiwan. It seems to be a very popular fashion trend there. And often paired with Chuck Taylors for some reason.

Cooking inspo: Tracey’s degustation dinner party

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A while back, I met a new friend and we clicked instantly when we started talking about a mutual interest – good food of course! Tracey and her husband Andrew moved to Canberra earlier this year. They love eating out, but they are also a pair of masterchefs at home! She told me about the time that they were holidaying in Jervis Bay for Easter and prepared a 10-course degustation dinner party for their friends! … Continue reading

Top picks: 3 places to eat in Canberra this weekend


Starting to think about the weekend? Stuck for ideas of where to eat? Here are my top picks for dining to suit a variety of groups and occasions this weekend! High tea at Burbury Hotel, Barton Located on the top floor of the hotel, the terrace is full of sunshine from the skylights and the floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s a pretty view and you can even spot Telstra Tower on Black Mountain in the distance. Kick … Continue reading

Style: SnS Texture 5-Day Style Challenge


The challenge was set. Five different textures for 5 days of the week. The SnS Texture Challenge was devised by Melbourne style blogger Style and Shenanigans and I could not wait to get into it! (There was a bit of a hiccup and I missed Day 1 – Wool, but I was determined to keep up for the rest of the week!) This is the quick wrap up of my outfits from the challenge. Click … Continue reading

Outfit: Style challenge – LACE and VELVET


As I would consider myself a girly girl, this SnS Texture Challenge was made for me! This was the perfect opportunity to wear romantic curls and pull out a recent purchase – a beautifully flared navy-coloured party dress with a black lace overlay. The luxe-looking dress was a great cut, gave me an hour-glass figure and had a delightful price of $29.95 (on sale)! A white lace cardigan was the perfect cover up.

Outfit: Style challenge – LEATHER

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Leather is a texture that features quite prominently in my wardrobe – I have a surprising number of leather tops, skirts and jackets! So I had no shortage of clothes to style into a leather outfit! On this particular day, I really wanted to wear a new dress I bought recently from Events. They had a massive sale on and I scored this dress for $40 (down from $180)! I really liked the luxe sheen … Continue reading