Why You So Obsessed With Me?

It’s been a while since I’ve done up one of these lists, I know you all must be dying to know what’s on my mind right now.

So, without further adieu, current obsessions include:

  1. The Urban List
    Since Urbanspoon was bought out by Zomato, I am in desperate need of restaurant advice.
    Enter The Urban List. Not exclusively food orientated, this website offers tips and reviews on cafes, bars, pubs, shops, health clubs and online purchases throughout this fine city.
    Best Restaurants Perth Things To Do Perth
    I’m currently eating my way through their “50 Meals You Should Have Eaten If You Live In Perth“. 12 down, so much deliciousness to go.
    My new snack. So much crunch, a little bite of salt and not too moorish (so I don’t devour the whole packet in one sitting). Perfect for mid-morning, when it’s far too early to scoff down lunch.
  3. This Updo
    My hairdresser is a magician. How she managed to create an updo with these baby hairs is beyond me! I had this done for a wedding, and it stayed in place for around 12 hours. If you’re in the Northern suburbs and in need of a hairdresser, look up AZ Hairstylist on the book. She’s a gem!
  4. Scar Tissue
    96647I’m re-reading this bad boy, and it still astonishes me how Anthony Keidis is still alive. The amount of drugs that have gone through his system, combined with downright dangerous situations is a recipe for disaster, but instead he produced incredible music. Great read!
  5. Pumpkins!
    Can you tell that Halloween is around the corner? I know as Aussies we’re not big celebrators of the holiday, but I still love a little festivity.

    My little guy from 2011..

    My favourite American bloggers have been visiting pumpkin patches this week, and making me super jealous. Love, Taza and her littles,  Barefoot Blonde and her babe, and Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere has it on her to-do list. One day I’ll get to do that…
    For now, I’ll settle for cooking something pumpkin based, watching Hocus Pocus and making Andrew carve a pumpkin or two with me.

And those are just a few of my favourite things. This week at least!


All Hallows Eve

The one night a year when the world of the living and the world of the dead overlap. On this night, the deceased can come back to haunt the living.

Halloween was the best holiday (after Christmas of course) to celebrate as a kid. We were expats living in Asia for a few years, and in Singapore especially, it was widely celebrated.
I have such fond memories of crazy costumes, trick-or-treating and sugar overdoses.
Our parents would get into it as much as we did, and every family would host their own party.
On the night we would move from house to house, enjoying all the spooky activities.
One year Mum filled our entire living room with string. Each child would have to trace their own colour (over the top of other kids, around furniture) to find their goodie bag.

Back home, we don’t celebrate it nearly as much, but I still enjoy the holiday.

A friend from work returned a book I lent her, with some festive treats, which is what started me thinking about this time of year.

IMG_4193It’s a time to bring out this gem…

Hocus_Pocus“Oh look, another glorious morning. Makes me sick!”

Or this bad boy. Look at the baby Hilary Duff!

51ZBR9FA9WLIt’s time to brush up on your sugar skull painting…

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Or to work on your pumpkin carving skills.

maniac-pumpkins-4909_vert Martha Stewart.. the queen of holidays

And you definitely need those sugary treats!

10633963576_7a682ef310_zBlood Splatter Cookies

Me? I’ll be going to the drive in’s with Andrew, to see Gone Girl. We’re going to pack the car full of blankets, pillows, lollies, sneaky beverages … and I will be going in my skeleton onesie.
What are you getting up to?