Saturday, December 24, 2011

Holidaze #2

It's going to be a toasty hot Christmas in Melbourne this year. Today I have been a sweaty beast cleaning and preparing food for tomorrow (I'm actually in my togs right now because it's way too hot to do this wearing normal clothes) And tonight I am going to cross off one of my 'Holiday to-do-list' items by going to the Rooftop Cinema to see Elf. Can't wait! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! xx

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


{All images via f-yeah christmas}

I'm spending the Christmas holidays in Melbourne this year. I've got 11 days off to spend being a tourist in my own city, which is one of my favourite things to do. This is some of the stuff I hope I'll be doing:

  • See a film at the Rooftop Cinema
  • Have lots of picnics in the gardens
  • Try every single flavour of Rekorderlig cider
  • Spend an afternoon swimming and lounging at Fitzroy Swimming Pool
  • Get the train to Balaclava and stock up on bagels
  • Go to St Kilda for yummingtons on Acland Street, or as a friend calls it "The Street of Cakes and Creams"
  • Go shopping at the new Topshop store
  • Lots of hogging out eating bad food and watching movies!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Craftanoon

After being inspired by this cute blog I spent the other afternoon making homemade stamps for Christmas giftwrapping. Super easy and super effective = my kind of craft project!

New York Snapshots

The Top of the Rock

A Slice of White
Panna II. We ate here on Mr Meet-Cute's birthday. I got pretty excited the other night watching Bored to Death and there was a scene which was filmed here.

"Crack nuts". Not their real name, but these sugary cashews you can buy from street vendors became a serious addiction.
Rainy Central Park on our first day in New York

We went to the The American Museum of Natural History and sheltered from the rain

Sunday, December 11, 2011

All the books

When Mr Meet-Cute asked me what I wanted for Christmas I was all "ummm, aaaah… I'll make a blog post about it!" Then I started thinking about all the books I'd like, though I'd also like lots of free time to read them in (hurry up hols!!) Perhaps you or a fellow bookworm need some Christmas/holiday reading inspiration? Here is what's on my 'to read' list.

Funny Lady books:
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling & You'll Be Sorry When I'm Dead by Marieke Hardy

There's something so relatable about Mindy Kaling. I've been enjoying her blog and am sure to enjoy her book too. Same goes for Marieke Hardy's writing in Frankie, and her book sounds hilarious.

 Bossypants by Tina Fey & The Bedwetter by Sarah Silverman

These have both been out for a while now. I guess I've got some funny lady reading to catch up on.

Then Again by Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton is such an icon, but I really want to read her memoir for the stories about working with her friend (and ex) Woody Allen.

 Crafty Books:

Make Hey! While the Sun Shines by Pip Lincoln & Design Sponge at Home by Grace Bonney

Crafty home inspiration from a couple of super blogging ladies.

Great Fiction:
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides & 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami 

Two novels that would be perfect for holiday reading.

Photography/Music/Coffee Table books:

Autumn De Wilde's book Beck is beautifully designed and has a foreword by Michel Gondry.

George Harrison: Living in the Material World by Olivia Harrison. I bought this for my sister for her birthday and it was quite hard to part with. The dvd of the film the book accompanies would also make a great gift.

And then, how is this for a gift wrapping idea? Would be perfect for a mix of books, cds and dvds.
Cheeseburger wrapping paper. So delicious. More info here.

I'd love to hear your reading recommendations too. Or are there any books you're dying to get your hands on? Let me know bookworms!
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