the last of the summer sunshine

a few weekends ago, before Melbourne became the obligatory winter wonderland, Penny & i headed out in the last of the summer sunshine on a little vintage shopping adventure. while we didn’t document any of that (what is wrong with us?!) we did make a stop at The St Kilda Dispensary – where i went a bit snap happy (to say the least!)

i’m in love with the decor here – clean lines, hints of vintage & a whole pile of medical equipment. it fits in perfectly with the fact that back in the day, the building itself was actually the St Kilda Medical Dispensary!!
the owner Kristy is just lovely & found all the pieces herself – i’m just a teeeeensy bit jealous of her incredible finds! πŸ˜‰
Penny got straight to instagraming
while my attempt at a selfie failed (still getting the hang of the manual setting on my camera!)
thankfully there’s always coffee to save the day
i love the cute little sugar jars – our souvenir spoon was London Bridge!
(did i ever mention that i have a souvenir spoon collection?? because i do…)
this here is my favourite cozy corner
look at those light globes! and the crutches in the corner! and the little bursts of colour from the flowers scattered all around! ahhh so so perfect!
it has come to my attention that this is what i look like whenever this meal is placed in front of me. i literally just sit there grinning at it.
can you blame me though?
look at it! The ever so delicious veggie breakfast roll – with avo & feta mash, a fried egg, rocket & hollandaise sauce…oh man! i’m getting hungry just thinking about it!
Penny had a delicious scone & jam slider! how cute is it?!!
all the meals here are affordable & from the few i’ve tried, they’re also delicious (though i do keep having the veggie breakfast roll! it’s just too good!)
this is actually the hardest window to get a shot of – this was the best out of them all. the brightness meant the reflections were off the hook! sorry! haha

not wanting the deliciousness to end there, we decided to grab ourselves a couple of cupcakes from Southside Markets
unfortunately they didn’t taste as good as they looked…
actually, they were awful & after one tiny bite we both threw them out! such a waste & so so sad

we decided that the only way to get rid of the bad cupcake taste & cure our blues was to have even more food
naturally we went for chips with aioli dip
we also got some sparkling rose – the perfect companion to chips!
(haha probably not but it is delicious)
pretty roses that i wanted to take home with me

we had such a fun, food-filled day & i can’t believe those sunny days are already so far behind us! oh well – we’ll just have to wear more layers next time! πŸ˜‰


birthday high tea

i know a few months have passed (almost 4! eeeps!), but i finally located some photos from my birthday high tea with three of my favourite ladies ❀
we headed over to Collingwood to Where a Girl Goes – the Cristina Re High Tea Rooms – to spend an afternoon enjoying the gorgeous decor & a sparkling high tea
i wore my 1950’s floral watercolour dress that i picked up at a local vintage sale
the lovely (& at the time 8 months pregnant) Bron actually allowed me to take a photo of her (this is a rare thing…i think i need to frame this!)
Gracie in her lovely floral dress
& darling Deb (look at her hair! ahhh so jealous!)
first things first, a delicious glass of sparkling to kick off the afternoon (juice for Bron!)
and then the delicious tower of treats! (in my excitement i forgot to take a photo of our sandwich platter – you can sort of see them peeking out from behind the tower)
how divine!
Deb showing off her scone lathering skills
the walls were adorned with some of the prettiest images, especially the wall behind our table & would you look at all of those flowers! le sigh!
we were good & managed to save all the sweets till last…
though i’m sure the sugar only added to our silliness πŸ˜‰
a big (super-online-belated) thank you to Bron, Gracie & Deb for such a wonderful afternoon ❀
love you ladies