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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Leopard print

I don't know if I've told you this before, but I absolutely adore leopard print. especially faux fur leopard print! I also adore deep green colours, so you can imagine my excitement when I found this coat when on a thrifting mission not so long ago.

It's a touch too big for me, but I don't care, it's green, has a leopard faux fur collar and is reminiscent of a 1940's military style jacket. I'm sure this will become a regular item that appears on the blog because I love it so much!

How do you feel about leopard print?


P.s. You may have spotted me at the vintage textile fair over on my sisters blog, a post will be coming soon on my purchases from there (which I am super excited about!).

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Super easy delicious Thai noodle bowl

I have to admit that I'm not the greatest cook.. Baking I find easy, but cooking is a whole other ball game, and if I deviate too much from recipes, or try to invent something totally new, well, the results are often barely edible (I once even caught my man trying to discretely put his dinner in the trash).  So when I came across this ten minute Thai noodle bowl recipe over at the Gluttonous Vegan I was very excited. I adore Asian style broths (and soups, and other warm mushy comfort foods heh), and I have often made a similar dish to this involving miso, but this one is much simpler. And even more delicious!

It's also a good recipe with there's not so much in the pantry, I just used whatever vegetables were left in the fridge, in this case it was carrot, broccoli and spring onion, and because this has become my lazy day meal, I added tofu but didn't fry it first, just added it to the broth at the same time as the other vegetables. I like it best with rice noodles (which I also just cooked in the broth), a bit of extra soy sauce, and to garnish, sesame seeds and fresh coriander/cilantro, yum!

In case you missed the earlier link, the full recipe can be found here. (scroll down a bit, the recipe is there!)

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.


Sunday, 21 August 2011

Breakfast outdoors

Ok well it was more like breakfast on the front doorstep, but outdoors sounds much nicer!  Malayka (my sister) came over for breakfast, and we figured we'd better take advantage of the amazing sunny days we've been having this past week.

Sadly the concrete in front is actually my driveway, and directly opposite is the carport, but lucky for us only one of my neighbours left the house in her car while we were breakfasting (I live in a unit, it was a little bit awkward).

Either way it was nice!  And to all of you who have yards or private balconies, I am rather jealous!


Friday, 19 August 2011

The Wintergarden

 Well, I kind of dropped off the face of the blogging world for a month, but now I'm back and feeling a little re-energised, so we will see how things go with this whole posting on a regular basis thing!

Yesterday I visited the Wintergarden in Auckland Domain. Auckland Domain is the oldest park in the city, with the Auckland War Museum situated within the park. The Wintergarden is made up of two huge glasshouses, which were built in 1913, and opened to the public in the early 1920's!

Isn't the lilly pad above strange? I wanted to touch it but it was out of reach!

I took so many photo's it's hard to not post them all! So here a just a few more featuring the band rotunda, and the dress I was wearing under my winter coat.

        Coat: Vintage
Dress: 1970's bought in Melbourne
Bag: Thrifted

In other news, my camera broke at a rather wild (drunken) party several weeks ago, so now I have a new camera which I am still playing around with... It's a better version of my old camera so I'm happy! (although it'd be nice to have a fancy-pants camera one day too)

Hope everyone is well in blog-land, it's good to be back.