Saturday, 22 March 2014


Who doesn't love a shopping trip... Who doesn't love a shopping trip in the #1 shopping district in the world... SOHO, NEW YORK!
One thing I made sure to put on my bucket list and complete while in New York was a visit to the DASH clothing store which as you probably know is owned by the Kardashian girls. I admit it, I have a weakness for reality TV and I did jump on the Kardashian bandwagon back when I was living in Perth and had the privilege of Foxtel.. that privilege is gone now thanks to a thing called budgeting and not wasting money on unnecessary items (its hard and it sucks). I also have a Kardashian handbag which my mum bought me a couple of Chrissies ago and I continue to use it now (although its looking a bit ruined now).
I had to snap a shot of myself outside of the store to send to friends and make them jealous. Here it is.

I also did some shopping in Tiffany and Co where I purchased a 'return to Tiffany' necklace (pictured below) which I have wanted forever. Because we were on holidays Brent was saying "get what you want", how dangerous is that! But I did think.. when will I be in Tiffany's New York again?
I asked to see this necklace (I knew straight away what piece of jewellery I wanted and didn't need to browse the others) and was shocked when she told me the price and it was $100 dollars cheaper than Australia! So I bought it ... then and there, no second thought.
And I love it so much, it looks great with everything!
The shopping is Soho is fantastic. Clothing is cheaper and they also don't charge tax on clothes which is pretty great. Brent also did a fair amount of shopping (which proves just how great the shopping is because he never shops!)
Here's Soho in all its glory!  
And what's a shopping trip without some happy hour drinks afterwards! Here we have 1 vodka soda, 1 bourbon and coke, 2 jager bombs.. all under $20 and because it was happy hour it was buy one get one free so we got 8 drinks for under $20.. What is wrong with Australia and why are we not doing this!!

Monday, 3 March 2014

A fun list for February

In January I completed this list for the month. I want to add something to my blog which is posted on a regular basis. I enjoy these types of questionnaires because it provides me with the chance to reflect on the past month and plan for the next month. I will continue to post this list on a monthly basis.

By the way, I realise that this is a few days late. Opps... It has been sitting here waiting for me to publish!

Making :  Things for the home. And I am making them out of recycled items. I am currently working on wine glasses as decorative vases.

Cooking : Dinner! Very much enjoying my motivation to cook, create and experiment with food. On the menu tonight is crispy skin salmon with asparagus, baby broccoli and sweet potato mash. I have also been trying to perfect some dishes. This week I made a mushroom sauce for steak. I will be trying this one again sometime during the week!

Drinking : Tetley's green tea with a hint of ginger, it is delicious. I am really loving having my cup of tea on the balcony in the mornings. Its so relaxing listening and watching the waves hit the shore with a steaming cup.

Reading: 'The hilliker curse' by James Ellroy. So far so good.

Wanting: A job ... not really ... but seriously, need the cash.

Looking: At the waves crash onto the shore. I will never get sick of this view.

Playing: Not so much playing... but I am completing all the puzzles in the weekly 'That's Life' magazine. Sounds a bit boring and old of me but I enjoy completing the puzzles and the fact that I may win a prize makes it all the more fun.

Deciding: What personal touches I can bring to our new home. It still feels like we live in a hotel at the moment.

Wishing: The weather would clear up. Its gloomy and raining here at the moment.

Enjoying: My daily swims in the ocean. Although I missed it today because of the bad weather (see my last answer).

Waiting: For a call back on a job application. I hate the waiting game.

Wondering: If I should apply for the next season of My Kitchen Rules (okay I am being crazy.. As if!!).

Loving:  Seafood, fruit and vegetables. After spending a few months away from Australia, I have really come to appreciate our fresh produce. We really are spoilt over here. I know everyone probably says this about their home country but our produce is the tastiest.

Pondering:  The future.. who knows what's going to happen. Life is so unpredictable.

Considering: Taking a trip to country QLD in April with my best friend. She is coming over to visit family and thinking about doing a trip to Longreach to catch up with another friend of ours. I'm not sure how I would cope in the country. I am not a real country person!

Liking:  That a few of my friends and family are making plans to come and visit me over here!

Watching: The Oscars. Love putting my opinion out there about the dresses!

Hoping: Brent does well in his interview tomorrow. Everyone cross your fingers for us!

Marvelling: The beach.. Seriously have I mentioned how much I forgot that I love swimming n the ocean.

Wearing: A set of new summer pyjama's which I bought on sale at Target today.

Following: The AFL team, Gold Coast Suns

Noticing: How casual life is around here. I love living walking distance from everything. Anything we need is a few minutes away.

Feeling:  Nervous (for Brent) about tomorrow. Job interviews and job hunting sucks. I feel like it takes up so much of your time and energy.

Admiring: Other bloggers.. I feel that I am lacking creativity and motivation the last few weeks.

Sorting:  All my photographs from New York.

Buying: Nothing yet, can't do too much shopping until I get a job. I hate budgets.

Getting: Hungry! Must almost be time to start cooking that crispy skin salmon. 

Disliking: Tourist.. Haha, I have become one of those people who gets frustrated with the tourist walking around everywhere! I guess that's what you get for living in the middle of Surfers Paradise.

Opening:  A bottle of water.. and carrying it around with me everywhere. This hot weather is dehydrating!

Feeling: That I need to re-visit the bucket list to refresh my mind and inspire me.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

New York public library

I am one of those people who could spend hours in a library, however this library takes my love to a new level... I could have spent days in this library.
It was so much fun, wandering around, getting lost, looking at the art work, watching the people, reading the history. It's so much more than a library. Its a gallery of art and history!
I recognised the libraries furniture, walls and ceilings from many movies. My most recognisable movie would be Sex and the City. It is the location of Carrie and Big's wedding, the wedding where Big leaves Carrie waiting at the alter.
This library is amazing. It was one of my most favourite places we visited in New York. Next time I visit I will be sure to leave an entire day free to explore, read and write!