Tuesday

Midnight in Paris

The other night I went and saw Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. It was a beautiful movie. It's whimsical, nostalgic and unapologetically shows off Paris. It was a close to a holiday as I'm going to get this year, and it was nearly as good :p

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Owen Wilson was surprisingly good. I guess I always pigeon-holed him as the goofy type, but he was charmingly neurotic in Midnight in Paris.

There's been some criticism that Midnight in Paris is too corny, but I found that the nostalgia the film emits prevented it from slipping into cheesiness. If you like realistic movies, this probably isn't the one for you.

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If you can't make it to Paris this year, go see Midnight in Paris instead. Oh, and brush up on your Lost Generation literature before you go.

Thursday

Loafers

I love a good heel as much as the next girl but some days you need a good sturdy, comfortable flat. I love ballet flats, I think they look cute and feminine, but sometimes they aren't really as comfy as they appear. Enter the loafer. Whilst they may have formerly been the domain of older women, nowadays they're stylish AND comfortable. Here's my favourite pair I bought from Zara (on my very similarly coloured floorboards):


Wittner has some leopard print loafers right now:

Or, if you've got a bit of spare cash lying around, how about these Christian Louboutin loafers via Net-a-Porter?

I'll definitely be expanding my loafer collection this spring. Maybe some of these might do the job?

Edit: Also, the gorgeous Aimee from Song of Style has also got a thing for loafers.

Friday

Sculpture by the Sea

Every year the Fella and I go to Sculpture by the Sea at the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. This year we picked a really good day to go. It was a rare occasion that we both had a weekday off work and it meant that it wasn't too crowded when we visited.



 1. (photo taken by me) 2. Simply Black and White 2010 by Alan and Julie Aston (photo taken by the Fella) 3. Domestic Bliss by Peter Tilley (photo taken by the Fella) 4. I Have Been Dreaming To Be A Tree...II by Byeong Doo Moon (photo taken by me).

It was a lovely day, the weather was perfect (I got a little sunburnt despite suncream reapplication). If you don't have plans for this weekend I would definitely recommend a visit. Sculpture by the Sea ends this Sunday 20th November.

Monday

Doorknobs

When we first moved into our current apartment (about three months ago now), the sight of the kitchen made my heart sink. It was filthy. However two days of scrubbing and a new coat of paint made it feel clean and useable. It still has its flaws that can't really be fixed (e.g. no bench space), but a few little changes here and there have made me feel more comfortable in my tiny kitchen.

There used to be grimy 'white' plastic doorknobs on the kitchen cupboards. I changed them up for these cute ceramic knobs I picked up at an antiques store in the Blue Mountains. It's the little things that make all the difference.


Here are a few other doorknobs that I would have been equally as happy to have in my kitchen.

Anthropologie Mother-of-Pearl knob - $14
Vintage inspired numbered knobs from Vintage Skye on Etsy - $7

See more gorgeous doorknobs on my Pintrest board.

Wednesday

Breakfast Strawberries

I'm not really a breakfast person. But let me clarify that statement...

I love going out for breakfast (or brunch). Especially if it involves bacon, pancakes, and maple syrup (preferably together). But breakfast at home is just not my thing. I don't drink milk, so no cereal and I find toast kinda boring. I have been known to skip breakfast on many days.

The other day I picked up a few punnets of strawberries on special. They were big, red, juicy and delicious-looking.


I decided to stew them (my way, which is in the oven).

Add sugar. Bake in the oven at 180ÂșC for 20-30 mins.

Served with some Harris Farm natural yoghurt (it's amazing... thick and creamy), they make the perfect breakfast. Stewing them (or more aptly baking them) creates this thick strawberry syrup that's DELICIOUS!


I've been having them for breakfast every day and I'm nowhere near sick of them.

What do you eat for breakfast? I really need some suggestions that will keep me interested in 'the most important meal of the day'.

And if you're hungry for more strawberries, there's plenty more juicy ones on my Pintrest board.