Sydney Instagram Diary






If you follow me on Instagram, you’d have noticed that I’ve spent the past couple of days in Sydney. With fairly limited time, I basically ended up doing the Instagram tour of Sydney. I flew in on Friday to rainy weather and spent the afternoon hanging out in cafes before meeting up with friends for dinner. Thankfully I woke up to blue skies on Saturday and spent the morning sweating it out on the Bondi to Bronte walk, eating brunch at Bondi Wholefoods, and checking out the Bondi Farmers Markets. After a fairly healthy morning it all went downhill from there with a visit to Aqua S and a night of drinking and delicious food at a friend’s engagement party. Sunday morning was spent at The Grounds of Alexandria before heading to Pana Chocolate for some raw chocolate treats. In amongst all of this I also managed to check out the shopping, visit a few art galleries, and of course stop by the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. I also took a bunch of film photos which I’ll hopefully post up here shortly.
1. The classic Bondi Icebergs shot
2. Sea salt ice cream with sweet popcorn from Aqua S
3. Flowers at The Grounds of Alexandria
4. More cuteness at The Grounds of Alexandria
5. Coffee from The Paramount Coffee Project (which was conveniently so close to where I was staying)
6. It’s Such a Thin Line Between Clever and Stupid by Aleks Danko at the Museum of Contemporary Art

You can see a few more photos from the trip over on my Instagram.

Shoot: Indonesian Instagram Diary








Hello again! I mentioned in my last post – some 3 weeks ago – that I was off to Indonesia for a holiday of sorts. I was visiting family so was largely based in Bandung. While I had intended to update the blog with travel posts while overseas, the internet situation was much worse than I had anticipated. I was mainly limited to mobile internet – namely Instagram and Snapchat. Plus, who really wants to be sitting at a computer when on holiday? Now I’ve just got to sort through and edit a tonne of photos while also recovering from a stupid post-holiday cold. I’ll be back with photo diaries and travelling tidbits in the coming days but in them meantime these are just a few of my favourite shots that you may or may not have already seen over on my Instagram



Shop: Molten Store’s Pop Up Trove

One of my favourite online destinations, Molten Store, have recently opened a Pop Up Trove on Brisbane’s James Street. I popped in over the weekend to have a look and purchase some treasure of my own. The Trove’s offerings mirror what is available online, but here you’re able to see the jewellery sparkle in person and sample the trays of Demeter perfumes for yourself (yes, Pixie Dust does smell amazing). Owner Jessy has created a magical space befitting of her otherworldy accessories and curious gifts. I only had my phone on me at the time so only managed to snap a few shots but you can sneak a peek of what kind of space Molten Store have created by checking out their Facebook and Instagram. If you’re in Brisbane I definitely recommend popping in to see the Trove for yourself.


Who: Molten Store
What: The Pop Up Trove
When: open daily until July 10
Where: 60 James St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Molten Store is also one of the independent stores featured in my online Pop Up Shop which you can check out via The Third Row.
[Images taken on an iPhone 4 and edited with the VSCOcam C2 preset]

Shoot: Instagram Diaries

    
  

Sometimes time gets away from me and I forget to blog. This is a little round of of what I’ve been doing lately, as told through Instagram, i.e. basically spending all my money on magazines and food.
1. I saw the The Grand Budapest Hotel this weekend. I watched an interview once where Wes Anderson was discussing how his films never really have a bad guy, more flawed characters, but he wanted to make one with a defined villain in the future. I’m guessing this was that film.
2. I couldn’t resist buying these issues of Real Living and Inside Out magazines. The covers were just too good to pass up. They’ve definitely helped fuel my current homewares obsession.
3. Autumn is slowly beginning to show itself so I’ve finally been able to wear this ASOS denim shirt that I bought last year. I do love a good denim shirt.
4. I managed to walk away without buying any cactus this time, which was out of character. I mean, look at those little guys!
5. You guys, this blueberry bagel I had at The Gunshop Cafe was probably one of the best breakfasts I have ever had. And that’s coming from someone who usually doesn’t do sweet breakfasts.
6. Also, this flourless chocolate cake from Little Pawpaw was pretty delicious. You can’t really go wrong with chocolate cake.

All Of The Cat Cases

When buying cases for my iPhone, the main criteria tends to be: does it have cats on it ? Iconemesis recently let me pick out a new case and I was initially tossing up between the cat and pug illustrated cases by Gemma Correll. The cat pattern case won out in the end, obviously. And yes, I’m still using an iPhone 4. Despite dropping it countless times now, the screen is still in pristine condition and I don’t really have a reason to upgrade it quite yet. Anyway, there seem to be quite a few cat-themed phone cases out there at the moment so read on for a few of my favourite picks.

Top row from left to right:
– Black Cat case by Leah Goren via Society6 (available for a range of iPhone models and Samsung Galaxy S4)
– Rifle Paper Co. Meow iPhone 5 case (but they also do cute Samsung Galaxy S4 cases in other designs)
– Because Cats case by Kitten Rain via Society6 (available for a range of iPhone models and Samsung Galaxy S4)
Bottom row from left to right:
– Peeking Cat case via eBay
– Picasso Cats case by Leah Goren via Society6 (available for a range of iPhone models and Samsung Galaxy S4)
– Cool Cat phone case via Forever 21
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