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Style: Spring/summer fashion parade at Westfield Belconnen

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After a long, cold Canberra winter, it feels like spring! I can finally pull out my floral dresses again (without feeling out of place)! I was invited to attend the launch of Spring/Summer fashion at Westfield Belconnen shopping centre this weekend. The fashion parade featured active wear, resort wear, work/corporate wear, race wear, and evening wear. I loved this Parisian chic look and the floppy hat in the outfit below! Here are a couple of … Continue reading

Review: Eighty/Twenty, Braddon, Canberra

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Fresh, nutritious, wholesome, healthy food. Doesn’t sound like the kind of thing a ‘bacon waffles and fried chicken’ kinda girl like me would be into for brunch. And yet…this new cafe might have just about convinced me to make friends with salad. But we’ll get to that part later. Eighty/Twenty Food is the latest newcomer to join the Lonsdale street restaurant strip in Braddon. Just when I thought the suburb had hit cafe saturation point, … Continue reading

Review: 9 reasons why you should feast at Pheast Manuka, Canberra

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Pheast Manuka is the new cafe/bar/restaurant that has opened in the corner spot previously occupied by Charlie Black, and before that, Pangaea. They have been open for a couple of weeks now to iron out the kinks. And now, their grand opening is this weekend! (6-7 September). Read on to find out the special deal for The Food Avenue readers!

Review: Black Fire, Braddon, Canberra

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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

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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

Style: SnS Texture 5-Day Style Challenge

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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