RSPCA Million Paws Walk

last weekend we ditched our sunday morning sleep in to join thousands of others (2 legged & 4 legged alike!) at the RSPCA Million Paws Walk. it’s an annual event held Australia wide & we’ve been meaning to sign up for the past few years, so this year we finally looked up our local event, registered & wandered on over to Albert Park Lake with our little fur-baby.
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kerouac can sometimes be a little on the grumpy side (when it comes to small fluffy dogs that is. she loves humans! pretty sure she thinks she is human!) so we had high hopes that she would behave herself for this very doggy outing – & she definitely didn’t disappoint!
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i’m actually not sure how she managed to be so calm considering the monstrous crowd – i guess she was just overwhelmed with all the sights, smells & pups! the race began while we were still making our way to the starting line!
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and they’re off
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look at that huge grin!
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the long trail of pups & people stretched half way around the lake – such a sight to see!
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my two favourites keeping the pace
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at the water station – refuelling
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and here’s a pic of me looking ridiculously tired (can i add that this was pre-caffiene & well into our second hour of walking? haha)
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the RSPCA did such a brilliant job – the Million Paws Walk was a total success raising over half a million dollars in Victoria alone! all three of us had a blast & although we humans were pooped, pups seemed to be on some sort of a high! so much for tuckering her out! haha
Make sure you check out their website & sign up yourself – it really is such a great cause!
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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˜‰
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Penny got straight to instagraming
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while my attempt at a selfie failed (still getting the hang of the manual setting on my camera!)
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thankfully there’s always coffee to save the day
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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…)
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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!
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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?
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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!
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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!)
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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
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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
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naturally we went for chips with aioli dip
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we also got some sparkling rose – the perfect companion to chips!
(haha probably not but it is delicious)
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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˜‰
x

snippets of spring

snippets of spring so far
(via instagram)
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  1. breakfast snack
  2. farmers market outfit – new cape & gumboots
  3. delicious cheese platters
  4. work outfit – 1950’s shirt dress
  5. true words
  6. brunch date with Mikey ❀
  7. Β latte love
  8. happy spring me in a vintage sundress
  9. relaxing
  10. pretty gifts from friends
  11. ballet bun
  12. ballet date night
  13. ballet date night date ❀ so handsome ❀
  14. quilt for a little cutie-pie
  15. my two loves ❀

In true Melbourne style the weather has gone from gloriously sunny & warm, to freezing cold gale force winds & storms.
today it turned back into a beautiful day, but that winter chill is still in the air!
i sure love Melbourne though!
xxx

Lunar Store Opening Party

the first day i met Jules we had a conversation about what our goals were.
owning her own retail store was the big one, & over the years we’ve spoken about it at length. i could picture in my head exactly how her store would look, the stock she would have & the whole vibe of the place.

it would be epic!

so really, it came as no surprise when she phoned me earlier this year to say she’d quit her job & signed a lease to make her dream a reality.

opening over the Easter weekend, Lunar Store was every bit Jules’ dream store.
from the gorgeous wooden floorboards to the carefully selected stock, it was everything i had pictured in her store…& then some!

last month we set off to Prahran to attend the Lunar Store opening party & Mikey was kind enough to take some pictures throughout the night
(i took one photo…when you see it, you will understand why i was then banned from photo taking…)
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the lovely Jules manning the counter of Lunar Store
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the calm before the storm
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camera porn ❀
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Man on the moon print fitting into the Lunar theme πŸ˜‰
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so excited ❀
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my gift was a gold helium balloon (they were all out of moons! so sad!)
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so apparently i lied – it seems i took 2 photos… (hopefully this one was better then the one i took on Mikey’s camera!)
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Deb & Grace came too
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(my one blurry image…i actually took 8 images…all the same & all blurry…yes i am just that skilled!)
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the old Urban crew back together at last! ❀
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It was such a wonderful night (even if i did get talked into having a shot of tequila!) & the photos really don’t do it justice!
a huge congratulations goes to Jules on turning her dreams into a reality. I’m so so proud & happy for you lady ❀ Lunar Store is seriously what dreams are made of, & this is only the beginning of an incredible adventure ❀ aheehee πŸ˜‰
xxx

You can feast your eyes on the goodness that is Lunar Store at: 136 Greville Street, Prahran, VIC