Saturday, 2 November 2013

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Yogurtland - Frozen yogurt

501 George Street, Sydney

Frozen yoghurt places are popping up everywhere, and I was curious to see what all the fuss is about. Enter Yogurtland. I definately up for an afternoon yogurt treat!

Friday, 11 October 2013


Sedap - Regent Place
501 George Street, Sydney

Sedap means delicious in Malay. Fitting word to describe the newly opened Sedap branch in Regent Place on George Street, Sydney. Sister branch to the Sedap Chatswood Westfield, and also the Sedap in the ANZ Tower.

Roast Chicken

Friday, 27 September 2013

Hilton Buffet Breakfast - The best in Sydney?

Hilton Hotel
Glass Brasserie, 488 George Street Sydney

Whether you're a tourist, or a local just looking for a buffet breakfast, then the Glass Brasserie may be a good choice. Plenty of variety of breads, cereals, fruits, hot and cold food and conveniently located in the Hilton Hotel Sydney. The restaurant is operated by celebrity chef Luke Mangan. 

Staff are friendly and very helpful. There are menu items which can be requested and are included in the price of the buffet. Just stand near the hot food station, and a staff will come to take your order. I tried the eggs benedict, and waffles with chocolate sauce. I'm one of those people that attempts to try everything in a buffet, but alas I filled up too quickly early on. So I will be back to try the danish and pastry selection next time =)

Selection of cereals and fruit

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Friday, 13 September 2013

Jamie Oliver's 3 in 1 box - Grow your own herbs kit

Growing your own herbs is a great spring idea. Inspired to grow my own herbs this spring to use in the kitchen, I stumbled across Jamie Oliver's herb 3 in 1 box growing kit whilst out shopping.

Brilliant. Its got all things I need to get started for a beginner gardener like me. 

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Alice's makan

580 George Street, Sydney

Alice's Makan is conveniently located in the HSBC building food court in Town Hall. It's my go to for Malaysian food in the city when I want a quick and hearty meal. My favourite is the fried radish cake! Cause I love fried things, and I'm a big radish cake fan. Plenty of flavour from the smokiness of the wok, fried with egg and bean sprouts. Perfect for lunch.

Fried Radish Cake $11

Saturday, 20 July 2013


For my family, and being able to enjoy the little things in life...

What are you thankful for?

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Jurlique - Rosewater hand cream

With winter upon us in Australia, my hands are dry, chapped and in need of some desperate TLC. Enter Jurlique Rose hand cream. I've heard rave things about Jurlique, but I've never tried their products before.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Guzman Y Gomez

Guzman Y Gomez is expanding their franchises, and if you are lucky enough you may have even experienced their Free-burrito-day on the opening day of a new store.

Mexican food. It's all the rave at the moment. A little bit of salsa, beans and a whole lot of meat/vegs, cheese and guacamole makes for good meal.

Beef Burrito Bowl $10.90

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Free Coffee in June - Michel's Patisserie

We all love something free. Michel's Patisserie has been voted coffee shop of the year, and for the month of June 2013, you can get a free coffee from Michel's Patisserie. Won't say no to free coffee. Find out how...

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Reminiscing. I miss those days…

Remember looking for a library book using the card file system? Or do you remember when you went to the Doctor, and they manually took out your card file? .... Pre-historic Googling!

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Daydreaming Chanel

9 May - Karl Lagerfeld was in Singapore to unveil his cruise 2013/14 collection for Chanel. It was his first visit to Singapore as creative director of the French luxury house. Certainly this proves that Singapore is an important force in the fashion world. Not many countries can lay claim to say that Karl Lagerfeld was there... Fashionistas in Singapore you've got that one thing.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Chef's Gallery - the new Din Tai Fung?

501 George Street, Sydney

It's 12.05pm on a Tuesday afternoon, and I'm thinking Chef's Gallery for lunch. Now I've heard that it gets busy, and I thought really? On a Tuesday afternoon? Well indeed it did. I managed to get a table before the queue started to form at about 12.30pm. 

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Peplum... does it suit everyone?

Peplums. They are the latest trend in ladies fashion at the moment. I see them everywhere. Peplums in all sorts of shapes and colours. Supposed to give you more lady like curves, but do they flatter everyone?

If you are not familiar with the term "peplum". Basically a peplum is flared strip of fabric that is attached at the waist of a jacket, dress or blouse.

See exhibit A.

Exhibit A - Peplum skirt, dress, top
 Well in my quest to find the right "peplum" for me, I've discovered that no one peplum is the same as another. They come in different colours, shapes, flares, and sizes. I've tried on so many, to the point where I've told myself, enough is enough. Peplums do not suit me. Where they tend to sit on my waist, tummy, hip area just seemed to be all wrong and made me look really odd. However, before I could give up in finding "my peplum", I stumbled across a great one in Witchery that fits me perfectly. And makes me look curvy & shapely! Ha! :)

So what's the key to a great peplum?  Fits tight at the waist and clinches in, then fluffs out a little bit. Peplum tops go great with skinny jeans! I've discovered that the peplums with alot of material (fluffs I call them) don't suit me. Likewise, I need peplums to sit a little bit lower than my waist. Alot of them sit high up on the waist, which makes me look unbalanced. To counter this, try a size bigger, which might make all the difference in where the peplum sits. I found that this worked for me.

The moral of the story is, if you are craving a peplum (like I am), keep looking until you find the perfect one that fits your body. And don't be disheartened because some of the measurements of these peplums really do make you look and feel odd. They should flatter you.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Beijing Duck Restaurant

125 Rowe Street, Eastwood Sydney

The specialty of this restaurant is the duck. And the way it’s served to you. A chef slices the duck in front of you, and places the finished dish in front of you to be best eaten wrapped in the pancakes.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Lee's Malaysian - Won Ton noodle soup

1a Hunter Street, Sydney

Clear soup. Chinese green vegetables. Pork and prawn filled won ton. This are the elements of a classic Chinese won ton noodle soup. When I feel like eating a "lighter" chinese meal, I normally have a won ton noodle soup.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Happiness Workshop Kikki K

What a great idea. Happiness Workshop! Recently I went into a Kikki K store which sells gorgeous stationery, and they were running workshops on Happiness. I thought this would be a great way for me to start the New Year. Not really knowing what to expect I signed up, and I was pleasantly surprised.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

The best prawn noodle soup (har mee) in Sydney?

Lee's Malaysian
1a Hunter Street, Sydney.

With the wave of the food revolution, Masterchef, My Kitchen Rules hitting our shores, we are all becoming increasingly well versed on our culinary knowledge. "The Best in Sydney" is a common phrase I am seeing these days in good food guides. So this brings me to my discovery of possibly in my opinion the best har mee (prawn noodle soup) in Sydney.

Har Mee $9.50

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Calories in chinese snacks

Did you know one piece of pork jerky (a singapore favourite called "bak kwa") is 370 calories! Oh my goodness, no wonder I've got belly bulge from all the snacks I ate. How well do you know your calories in your favourite chinese new year snacks? Pineapple tarts anyone?

Sunday, 17 March 2013

BBQ Kitchen Eastwood

Shop 32/1 Lakeside Road, Eastwood, Sydney

Selection of BBQ Pork & Roasted Duck

BBQ meats. BBQ pork. Duck. Yum. Staples of chinese cuisine, it's my go to dish when I feel like eating something hearty, yet comforting and deeply satisfying. I remember growing up on these dishes when I was a child, and I still love them. 

Friday, 1 March 2013

Little Project - Paper Hearts

Heart. I heart. Right now, I am having stationery love. All cute and pretty stationery. I came across this really easy do-it-yourself project on folding paper hearts. The great thing, it really works! All you need is some colourful paper, and you are all set to go.

Try it for yourself with Kikki K's easy to follow instructions. I made quite a few and decorated my instant photo album I've just started.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Paris - Oldest Bakery closes!

After 202 years, the oldest bakery in Paris has closed due to skyrocketing rent! My heart goes out to Parisians who are lamenting the loss of this historic landmark. When I first heard of this, it just reminded me how increasingly commercial modern life has become. Cherish these old style bakeries; we will miss them when they are all gone and replaced with commercial shops churning out breads made in factories. It just won’t be the same.