Month: June 2013

Bali Eats n Drinks Diary Part One…

Reblogging..Travel Post Bali #1

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This is a little mini blog diary dedicated to showcasing the restaurants and bars we are frequenting whilst in Bali…Enjoy…

Night #1 :

We Headed out of the villa and went to the Canggu Country Club, which our villa has reciprocal rights to…Handy…I would compare it to a very pared back Raffles Hotel In Singapore..White Building, lush grounds, great pool, gym..and well priced cocktails…A definite draw card..The Bloody Marys were Bloody Hot and hit the spot..A nice way to ease into the Bali Holiday.

Then it was off to Sardine for dinner..Behind its stone feature wall on busy Jalan Petitenget, Sardine boasts the Bali diner’s latest must-have accessory – a private rice paddy. Savvy operators are realising that the tourists want authenticity whilst dining..So introduce a paddock..tres chic?…It works..It was super windy and the power blacked out a few times, but it was a lovely meal, more hot and spicy…

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Instant Replay Tuesday…My Instagram Top 6 of the Week..

Weekend Round Up …What I Wore to Work and to Play…

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The Queens Birthday long weekend, signals the start of the winter ski season…it signals the start of cold weather, layering warm clothes, red wine and toasty fires…It also signals Snow Parties!.. I was lucky enough to be invited to a VIP Snow Party at Riva Bar and Restaurant on St Kilda Beach…The lawns were decked out with igloos, wood fires, and snow machines..very cool..it was just like being smack bang in the middle of a little ski village..Everyone dressed to impress..with fur coats..real and faux, ear muffs, beanies, fur hats and old school skiing onsies.. It was fab! Thank you Alex Fevola for inviting me and thank you Riva for putting on a great show…

Snow Party…So I Wore.. Chanelling Elle McPherson in Aspen (i wish)..White Stilt Skinny Leg jeans, with knee high super soft pale grey suede Kenneth Cole Boots, a white silky blouse tee from Zara with the gold front zip, the all time fave fur vest from Phaedra, gold and green Husk drop earrings, and the winter wonderland pop..my cream fur cossack hat from Forever New…Russian Spy anyone?? Such a fun night..Inspired to book a ski trip now!

…Sx

Villa Versus Hotels..Whats your Holiday Style??

Reblogging my Bali posts as everyone is heading off to Bali for JUNE JULY breather..Enjoy the tips..

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….As I sit on my banana lounge, in the warm sun….I contemplate my surroundings..My abode for the next 7 nights is a luxury villa in Canngu Beach, Bali…I can hear the waves crashing in the distance, the bamboo chimes are quietly singing as the summer breeze gently tickles them…Its nice, really nice..and peaceful..Exactly what is needed to recharge, and think about the year ahead……However….I miss the noise of kids splashing in the pool, waiters to make cocktails..and the Lobby Bar for pre dinner drinks…..Hmmmm..Does this indicate I prefer a Hotel Over a Private Villa…..The answer is yes.. I love people watching, I love the organised Yoga on the beach, I love meeting strangers from all over the world and insisting they must catch when next in Oz or we are a visitor in their country…The Hotel wins if you like to mix it up…The Villa Wins if you like more…

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Mid Week Inspiration…Eyelash Envy Anyone??

Is there anyone who doesn’t love a long sexy lash….For decades and decades the lash has had some power…Back in the ’60’s the focus on the eye was paramount..the heavy eyeliner..the sweeping mascara…the chic sexy smokey eye..Never fails to impress..

Screen sirens across the globe for decades have been batting those long chic lashes…Classic and chic, think..Raquel Welsh, Elizabeth Taylor, Bridget Bardot..Newbies, think…Kim Kardashian, Miranda Kerr, Lady Gaga…Love ’em or hate ’em you can’t deny the lash appeal and those gals have a little extra somethin’ somethin’…

There are zillion ways to increase the lash…Permanent extensions, stick ons, glue ons, individual application, ones with string pulls, extension creams, curlers, irons, thickening creams and gels…Or if you want the celebrity look..you can pick a star that takes your fancy.. and you too can look like JLo or Gwen…Direct from the packet…How great is that??

Anyway you look at it..whether it be from under an extra long luscious sexy black as night lash..or from a quirky bedazzled in gold dust Studio 54 style..You’ve  just got to give it a go..Start batting those baby blues all dressed up…But be warned..A lot of lash will get you a lot of attention…Just sayin’….

…Sx

Instant Replay : Instagram Top 6 of the week

Weekend Round Up..What I Wore..DesignEx and Football…

Weekend RoundUpAnother crazy busy week…ho hum.. I know so boring to have to say it again and again how busy life is…but as a full time working mother of 3 girls..2 teens and a tween….It can’t help but get a little cray cray most of the time…And I wouldn’t change a thing..

Wednesday was for new client meetings..so I wore Sportsgirl Charcoal Skinny Cargo Jeans, looped in the Ted Baker orange patent belt, added a gold sheer shimmer shirt from Cach’e bought from a mall in Maui. The layering for warmth and fun with fur factor was my ‘worn a lot’ baby lamb creamy vest from Trilogy Bought 2 seasons ago from a Neiman Marcus department store in Vegas…Candy – Black and Gold Hermes bracelet and Louis Vuitton cocktail ring..Kicks – Witchery Black Suede Pumps.

Thursday was trawling the decor aisles checking for new releases at DesignEx 2013..so I wore Witchery Lacqured Black Skinny Jeans, this time the looping belt was a Target Black Patent number, added a black sheer shirt from Witchery..can we see a theme running here??? The layering factor this time was my ‘This Is Pop’ Capelet vest from Sass & Bide..once again worn a lot and always gets a lot of comments..Its a great piece and still available..Run..

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Saturday is always back to back sport…so warmth and comfort is paramount for 3 netball and 1 football games. So I wore..Zara Dark Denim Skinny jeans, with a white Forever New quilted belt, added a Cotton On Cream long sleeve T shirt and the layer piece..Chunky cable Navy Blue Michael Kors knitted poncho with gold oversized buttons..Kicks – Michael Kors Rose Gold High Tops..these little beauties are too cool for school..and you either love or hate…PS..I love..

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Sunday is relax and grab coffee and papers…so I wore Zara Faded Zipper Skinny Jeans, Neon Yellow long sleeve T shirt from Kmart and layered a gold knitted jumper from Witchery..Kicks de jour..Adidas Runners…Much to my kids horror…                                  Jeans and Runner = ‘Junners’…A total fashion Faux Par of the highest degree…Totes agree kids..but sooo perfect for a lazy day!

…Sx