Nude Nails

If you're anything like me, you love the idea of perfectly manicured colourful nails, but washing up without rubber gloves, cooking, and general living makes this an impossibility. Well, I've discovered that nude nail polish lasts longer! (Or at least is not as noticeable when it chips).

Here's mine:
NYC Color - Mushroom

And the great thing about it is that I got the nail polish for $2 at a petrol station.

But, if you're not like me, and you can maintain a beautiful manicure, then here are some other options:

Deborah Lippmann 'Not-so-typical Taupe':

Chanel Le Vernis 485:
OPI 'At First Sight':

I love the subtleness of a neutral coloured polish. But that doesn't mean I can't experiment with some colour now and then (as long as I'm willing to freshen up the polish almost daily). Do you like a nude nail? See more nude nails on my Pintrest board.


Food Trucks

When I lived in California, one of the things I loved were the food trucks. They are few and far between here in Australia, except for the old Mr Whippy vans:
Mr Whippy in 1963

We have some food trucks in Australia, but they all seem to be stationary. Like the old-faithful Harry's Cafe de Wheels, with its Tiger pie:
Image source

And Brodburger in Canberra, that serves up delicious burgers:
Image source

So, what are we missing out on here in Australia? Well, my favourite food truck from California - Kogi BBQ truck, serves a fusion of Korean and Mexican, like Spicy Chicken Tacos:

Can't wait 'til food trucks make it big here in Australia. Here are some foods that would be amazing for a late night snack on the road. And here's a great article from the SBS about why food trucks haven't made it to Australia yet.

What foods would you like to see roaming our streets? And are there some that I haven't heard about? If you know, please let me in on it!


Out and About in Sydney

Yesterday was a gorgeous Sydney day. The Fella and I decided to make a day of it and spend the entire day together - just us. We do spend plenty of time together during the week where it's just us, however that's usually in the supermarket, or washing up, or sleeping. So it was nice to relax, talk and touch base.

We walked through the Royal Botanic Gardens, around Circular Quay and spent some time browsing the Rocks Markets. It was nice to rediscover the city that I've lived in forever.
The Royal Botanic Gardens (image credit)
 I saw and read about the lillipilli tree in the Gardens, and then tasted lillipilli jam at the markets. It was a lovely chain of serendipity that reminded me of Australia's beauty and uniqueness.

Lillipilli berries (image credit)

How did you spend your weekend?



Lately I've been obsessed with Craspedia, otherwise known as Billy Buttons or Woollyheads. And lucky for me they've been sprouting up all over the blogosphere.

In this gorgeous yellow themed wedding:

In the lovely Emily's house:

And in beautiful tablescapes:

Lucky for us, they're an Australian native:

Aren't Craspedia lovely? They're just so sculptural, happy and bright! They look so great with succulents, and with contrasting colours, like purple. I'd love a little bunch of them on my coffee table. Here's where you can get your hands on some too (within Australia): Sydney, Perth and Melbourne.

And there's plenty more to see on my Pintrest board.


Stacking Rings

Lately I've been hunting down the perfect set of stacking rings. Once I decide which ones to get I'm looking forward to wearing them individually, and in little stacks.

Here are some lovely ones to get you inspired:

Andrea Bonelli 'Stardust 14k gold and silver set' - $270

BRVTVS 'Chain ring stacking set in 14k gold' - $96

ShopClementine on Etsy 'Sterling and 14k gold stacking set' - $95

And how about wearing them above the knuckle?

While my search continues, perhaps you're enamoured too? There's plenty more to see on Pintrest.