M is for Mojitos

A True Love of Mine: Mojitos
It’s no secret, Mondays are The Worst. Unless its holidays. Then Mondays are pretty much just like every other day of the week. But seeing as we are in the midst of Term 2, we revert to the rule that Mondays are The Worst. Which, I think, is why the Cubans invented Mojitos. I know that its more of a summer drink (if you’re in the northern hemisphere right now then this would be perfect!) but I think that lime, mint and rum are a welcome combination at any time of the year.

Friday Favourites: Headbands!

Far out peeps. The holidays have ended. Boo.

And in other news, this week saw the craziest storm I think i’ve ever seen in my life. They forecast snow. In Sydney. It was a Stormageddon. When I was on playground duty I legit thought the metal roofing was going to pop off the building I was patrolling. Thankfully, we survived relatively unscathed. Nevertheless, I feel that todays favourite needs to be something a little bit frivolous to lighten the mood and soften the blow of the fact that there are still eight weeks of term before the next holidays. So, I thought i’d share the newest addition to my headband collection.

A True Love of Mine: Wishlist

but first, can we please talk about how cute this hat is?

Pink and warm and just the cutest freaking cloche hat ive ever seen.

But its a hundred bucks and therefore over budget.

A True Love of Mine: Wishlist

still… maybe it will go on sale?

A True Love of Mine: Cute Headbands

But this is what I ended up purchasing from Alannah Hill for $20

Too cute right?

I wore it to dinner that night and got asked for ID. I’m taking that as a compliment!

A True Love of Mine: Outfit of the Day

This was the outfit plus headband that got me carded.

Clearly too cute for an adult!

So what are you loving this Friday my lovelies? Are you a headband fan? Got any recommendations for me? Please share!

Southern Highlands Love: Eschalot

A True Love of Mine: Eschalot, Southern Highlands

One of my favourite things to do when the weather gets chilly is hop in the car and take a drive down to the Southern Highlands. If I ever move out of the city, i’m moving down there. Everything is so green and fresh and its full of delicious food, friendly people and exciting antique shops (more on that one later!)

Berrima is a sweet little town just past Mittagong and its pretty much the perfect place for a picnic or lazy lunch, whichever you prefer. Many of the buildings in Berrima are old sandstone and it hosts perhaps the most hospitable jail i’ve ever seen. In fact, its a running joke with hubs that if i’m ever on trial for a crime, i’ll take a plea bargain as long as I can serve out my sentence in that jail. Every time we drive through Berrima we say we should go to Eschalot, a snuggly looking sandstone restaurant just at the entrance to the town. It always looks so pretty and the kitchen garden which is visible from the street is so enticing. As a last hurrah for the Summer holidays, hubs and I decided to lunch there last February. It did not disappoint!

Quince Spelt Cake – Be still, my heart

A True Love of Mine: Quince Spelt Cake

 

And its chilly again. Not that I mind really! I love Summer as much as the next girl but there is a certain loveliness that comes with fresh morning air, snuggly cardigans and berets. Not to mention being able to have the oven on without dissolving into a puddle of sweat as the ambient temperature is almost equal to the oven temperature.