Sunday, 23 March 2014

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Girls Weekend Getaway

A few weeks ago, my girlfriend and I decided to spend the weekend in Daylesford. We didn't do the usual spa weekend but it was a very relaxing one, all the same, full of food and wine!
Just to mix things up a bit - I will tell you about my outfit first and then show you what I ate and where.

Sunnies: Usual
Black Silk Tank: *$5 (Dotti)
Anorak with Leather sleeves: Approx. $69 (H&M, Singapore)
Leggings: *$16 (Supre)
Wallet: Approx. $36 (Charles & Keith, Singapore)
Black Ankle Boots: *$40 (Santini Chadstone)

Weekend Getaway Outfit Total: $166

After a very late lunch consisting of Pizza and White Wine at Frangos & Frangos, we headed off to relax at the Hepburn Springs Chalet and then walked upto the recently renovated, The Grande for entrees.
Zucchini & Feta Fritters with a tomatoes & cumin yogurt - HIGHLY RECOMMEND! 
View from our table
We then wandered off to dine at the Rubens - a family style Mediterranean Restaurant. This place always looks busy so we knew it would have to be good. And the prices were quite reasonable as well.

Chicken Dijon with melted Camembert cheese
Affogato with a shot of Baileys for Dessert - can't go wrong with that!

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Melbourne Cheap Eats

When we travel overseas, we are used to seeing and (those blessed with a strong constitution) eating cheap street-food. But if you thought the closest street-food stall was a 9 hour plane ride away, think again! A few weeks ago for date-night, I had to plan a fun night out in the City without busting the budget after all the big spending we'd been doing. I think I did pretty well. This is what I came up with:

Not extactly "street", but the Rooftop Bar on Swanston Street is a local favourite. The perfect spot for drinks on a beautiful summer night and if you choose well you won't spend more than $10 for your pre-dinner drinks.

Main Course
Melbourne's best Burgers with great city views!
Mr. Burger Truck at Fed Square
Our view as we enjoyed dinner!

A French dessert is always a great way to end a meal.
La Petite Creperie on Swanston St

Drinks: Apple Cider $5.50
Main Coure to share: Burger $10, Fries & a drink to share $5
Dessert to share: French Crepe with Nutella $5

Date Night Food Total: $20.50pp

Plus we got to burn some of the calories we consumed by walking around the city. I firmly believe, you don't have to spend a lot of money to have fun - you just have to think creatively. :)

Sunday, 2 March 2014

More from Singapore

The weekend that we were in Singapore happened to be the weekend of Chinese New Year! In a city that is always abuzz with activity, you can only imagine what excitement welcoming the year of the horse  would have created. Just a few hundred meters from our Hotel was Marina Bay, where the sights, sounds, smells and most importantly tastes all spelt C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-I-O-N!

Our dinner that night consisted of sampling different foods from the countless foodstalls that had sprung up along the river to feed the thousands of  revelers. Also a permanent feature on the Bay is a food court - no not like the ones on level 3 of a shopping mall - a real food court - with real, fresh, asian food stalls. Its called Makansutra. A MUST visit for when you are in Singapore, even if you are only there for one night - like we were.

We then walked over to the other side of the bridge, quite literally, to the uber-chic world of the Marina Bay mall. It makes malls like Chadstone look like a tent! I swear, my feet were aching just from walking across 3 quarters of this mall. And I walk 3ks everyday as part of my daily routine. 

Finally, what I wore to keep me comfortable and still looking appropriate for the festivities - an outfit post after so, so long!

Loose White Top: *$15 (Cotton On)
Blue Mini Skort: $49.95 (Zara)
Bow Necklace in Soft-Gold: $19.95 (Portmans)
Wallet with Wristlet: $35 (Charles & Keith - Singapore)
Black Peep-toe Flats: *$5 (Rubi Shoes)

CNY Outfit Total: $124.94
* = sale prices