|Bag - Louis Vuitton, newspaper - found on the front lawn at the crack of dawn this morning.|
I know, that red bag is a perfect burst of colour for winter. Those brass studs make it a bit kick arse too.
Oh yes, that too. Terry Durack gave a Sydney restaurant 18/20 in his weekly review for the Sydney Morning Herald's Good Living lift out. The lucky restaurant was Bilson's at The Radisson Plaza in the city. There are a variety of extravagant degustation menus to choose from with matching extravagant prices. The food looks beautiful and things like gnocchi pods and Wagyu shank are featured. Plus, a dessert featuring both chocolate and grape fruit sounds just right up my alley.
I pressed the point with Mr SSG this afternoon. Nothing like a 15 course degustation for a mid week dinner to change things up a bit.
|$10 afternoon tea in lieu of a $280 15 course degustation dinner. I had no idea it was so easy to save :-P|
My powers of persuasion are clearly not what they used to be. I had to settle on a $3 banana and a Max Brenner dark chocolate mocha for afternoon tea instead. Which still added up to a fair bit of coin but there we have it.
In other food news, will you look at the quality of my carbs for dinner tonight!! I've broken the super processed instant noodle cycle and tonight I'm going to be baking some potatoes to go with a portion of A Farmer's Wife's Super Easy Beef Casserole. And brussel sprouts too. It's all about wholesome hearty food at SSG Manor tonight.
Winter is probably not the most logical time of year to be having highlighter issues but makeup dilemmas are never based in logic are they? My dilemmas get triggered by all sorts of things. Ad campaigns on the sides of buses, magazine editorials, something I saw on the television - or even just looking at my makeup shelf.
I have this issue with highlighters. Endless magazine features are devoted to their miraculous properties and I've bought into the hype so many times - based on the strength of the miracles a sales assistant / make up artist works on my skin under the flattering lights of the beauty counter. Without fail, I bring the new miracle product home and am unable to replicate the miracle with my own hand.
I thought I'd share this great video by TiffanyD that was very useful because it taught me how to use makeup I already own. A white eyeliner, eye shadow and highlighters.
I hope you find it useful too. We will all be set for the Southern Hemisphere summer with months to spare.
Before I go, I hope my Australian readers are settled in safely for the next day or two. The ash cloud from Chile has caused a nationwide airport shut down and days of flights have been grounded. If you were meant to be flying, I hope you're not stranded and have a place to sleep tonight. And dinner. Perhaps Bilsons if you're in Sydney and have a whole evening to while away?