Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Monday, 16 May 2016

※ Igni - The Best of Geelong

We dined at Igni again on the weekend. One word: Flawless. 
No surprise it made

The Australian Financial Review’s Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants list

it had only been open 3 months at the time. 


No words, just go and experience it for yourself. 

Address: Ryan Pl, Geelong VIC 3220
 



Thursday, 12 May 2016

※ My bags are available in the @geelongcreatives pop up shop.





My bags are available in the @geelongcreatives pop up shop.

Pop-up shop 16 Rutland street Newtown.
10am to 3pm Mon to Fri 10am to 2pm sat Closed Sunday



HOW EXCITING!! /// #Repost @geelongcreatives with @repostapp. ・ Look what's dropping into the pop up shop! @elli.luca has made just 8 of these babies! You better get in quick as they are ready to purchase tomorrow from the Pop-up shop! #supportlocal #smallbusiness #geelong #oneteamonedream #goodvibes #geelongcreatives #madeingtown #picoftheday #regram #shopsmall #shoplocal



Monday, 9 May 2016

※ What a lovely Mother's Day.

We visited Jack Rabbit Winery for lunch. I had the Bone in free range chicken breast, panko bocconcini, dehydrated olive, carrot, local garlic, herb glaze. It was so succulent and delicious  I could not fault it.


For dessert I had  Rhubarb trifle- Mr Black cold press coffee zabaglione. Rhubarb pureed, jellied and poached, rosemary biscotti, coffee soil. It was heavenly, the coffee zabaglione was so good. I would go back just for that!


 
Jack Rabbit Vineyard
85 McAdams Lane, Bellarine Victoria 3221


 A snippet of the lovely things I revived today. So happy my family supported local. Here is a posey from @asdaisydoes and an @almacustomdesigns Audrey doll. My daughter calls her Daisy I suppose after @asdaisydoes these and some other lovely things were purchased from As Daisy Does and @geelongcreatives pop up store inside. 16 Rutland street Newtown. (Note the tiny hand trying to swipe the doll) 

Check out As Daisy does on Facebook
Alma Custom Designs
Geelong Creatives




Friday, 29 April 2016

※ UPDATE - Geelong Mums - One Mother to Another Campaign


We ended up filling 26 bags which I dropped off last night at Bambini Early learning as they have  collection point there.
If you have stuff to come tomorrow I will sort out the last run tomorrow. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!


EDIT: 13 more completed bags were made thanks all for the last minute stuff..

GRAND TOTAL: 39

Last minute packed today: Friday 29th! Another 13
Lot sent off last night
 
 
There is a wonderful charity /volunteer-run not-for-profit organisation based in Geelong.

They collect donations of pre-loved nursery equipment, cots, prams, car seats, clothes and other baby essentials.
These donations are distributed to Geelong families experiencing hardship through our partnerships with maternal and child health nurses and local social service agencies.

I saw a post on Instagram and thought I would share.
Every week we are sadly seeing an increase in families escaping domestic violence, often leaving with very few possessions. This Mothers Day, along with our big sister St Kilda Mums, we are running a #onemothertoanother  campaign.

We are looking for donations of completed toiletry packs that include basics such as shampoo, tooth brushes, body wash, sanitary items, and any other bits you can think of! We would love a hand written note of encouragement to the mother receiving the pack. These donated packs will be delivered by caseworkers to Mothers in our Geelong community who are in need. See website for more info.


http://www.geelongmums.org/home/

Thursday, 14 April 2016

※ Geelong Mums - One Mother to Another Campaign




There is a wonderful charity /volunteer-run not-for-profit organisation based in Geelong.

They collect donations of pre-loved nursery equipment, cots, prams, car seats, clothes and other baby essentials.
These donations are distributed to Geelong families experiencing hardship through our partnerships with maternal and child health nurses and local social service agencies.

I saw a post on Instagram and thought I would share.
Every week we are sadly seeing an increase in families escaping domestic violence, often leaving with very few possessions. This Mothers Day, along with our big sister St Kilda Mums, we are running a #onemothertoanother  campaign.

We are looking for donations of completed toiletry packs that include basics such as shampoo, tooth brushes, body wash, sanitary items, and any other bits you can think of! We would love a hand written note of encouragement to the mother receiving the pack. These donated packs will be delivered by caseworkers to Mothers in our Geelong community who are in need. See website for more info.


http://www.geelongmums.org/home/


 Their address and details are on their website: 2/110 Balliang Street, South Geelong, Vic 3220

Saturday, 2 April 2016

※ The Hot Chicken Project, Geelong

We popped in for a quick bite at lunchtime Friday and were not disappointed! 




If in Geelong it is a must visit spot:

Open Tue-Thu 3pm to 10pm; Fri-Sat noon to 10pm; Sun 11am to 4pm.
The Hot Chicken Project, 84a Little Malop Street, Geelong, 5221 9831

Friday, 1 April 2016

※ Longrain Sydney

A belated post from our Sydney trip last year. 

Time flies, and I don't have as much time to blog these days especially food snaps.

Went up to Sydney last year for a close friends wedding. We visited Longrain, a suggestion from a a twitter buddy. We were not disappointed! Food and service were fantastic and they were able to accommodate our 3 year old. They even bought her over some paper and some crayons.

I would highly recommend this place, it was just as good as the Melbourne location.



A stand out dish for me was the beef cheek:
Slow braised beef cheek, black vinegar, ginger, Chinese celery

Betel leaf, pomelo, coconut, chilli, mint 
banana fritter for dessert was flawless!