Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Happy Tuesday! I'm sure it's too late for a weekend post, oh well, I'll just focus on my amazing Friday night!

Mr TMF surprised me with dinner at Quay to celebrate my graduation, so this might mean absolutely nothing some of you... but I have been wanting to have the Quay degustation for a VERY long time. It's one of those "once" in a lifetime places, and it definitely lived up to its expectations!

We started the evening we a few celebratory delights... I love Patron... It's by far the best thing since jager bombs.

I was going to return this dress as it was a little too short for my liking (some would be shocked to hear that, as I tend to wear clothing on the short side) but the return time expired and alas I had to keep it. It's from Zara and I really like it now. However, not sure when I will ever wear it again.

So Quay was amazing, we decided (for the both of us) to go with the 8 course degustation with matching wines. Why not? (lucky I wasn't paying) Yes, the food is something to talk about, but how could you forget to mention the view?? The view was amazing, the Maitre'D loved us so made sure we got to move around and experience every view. 

The menu was amazing, Mr TMF joked that he didn't know one ingredient on the menu, bless, normally a fussy eater, he ate EVERYTHING! I felt like a proud mum. The above dish was the delicious pig jowl!

I would normally say, let's save the best to last, but on this menu the best was second last... I present the incredible... Guava Snow Egg, you might remember her from show's such as MasterChef...The tasting menu had us eating not one but TWO desserts, now that's how I like to end my night!

We ended up being the last people in the restaurant, it was 12.30am... all 8 courses took 4 hours... I have had degustation dinners before but this was the most indulgent meal I have every experienced... 

All in all it was an amazing night.

What is you most indulgent experience?

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Graduate

So this week was a great week! I graduated again! So, you think I'm crazy? Yes, yes I am! The first time I graduated, was nice but I felt the people around me weren't too excited, mainly because they had no idea what the degree meant or what I could do for work. I worked for a few years, then met Mr TMF and had a crazy thought, I wanted to change professions... No one in my family supported me (remember I said I was indecisive?) Mr TMF was the only person that got on my side (not even my friends bought it) . So the degree was full time, which meant I had to quit my job and find crappy one and study! I did it!! There were times I thought there was no light, but Mr TMF showed me it and was the most amazing friend, partner and family member, he's my rock! Any ways enough sap, it was a tough few years but I got through it! So this time it felt so good to Graduate, my dad and brother where there and they were so proud, probably because they understood what this degree meant!

So have you gone back to retrain??

Oh I ended up going to a make up trial, on my graduation. It was ok, I didn't feel wow! (that annoying word)

You can't see very well in the pics because I use my iPhone. I'm going for another trial with some one else, how do I get out of this other place? Or do I just go with her and hope she makes the changes??

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Comeback Kid

I feel like I've had more 'come backs' than Madonna... I keep on falling off the radar and then I say I'm back to stay... then I go. But I really truly hope this is my final comeback (we'll see).

Wedding planning has been going swimmingly, the diet not so much (I won't dwell on that one). I think I have everything under control, the invites are being pressed, photographer, videographer, hair, flowers are all sorted!  Oh and I have my dress! The craziness that surrounded that dress makes laugh, how we get caught up on one dress is so funny - I know it's probably the most important dress I will ever wear but, the hours I spent annoying my MOH (thanks Laws) could have been 1/16th if there wasn't SO much pressure! It took me 5 months to find "the dress"... I knew what I wanted and I just couldn't find it. Sticking to my guns paid off. Hrmm 'paid' isn't the best word  to use as it wasn't the cheapest dress...

Speaking of money, brides-to-be, make sure you look into buying your dress from the designers country of origin, this was one of my options, but I didn't have the opportunity to try on the dress prior to buying. The cost with shipping, taxes and import taxes would have come in $1,500 cheaper then a dress available in Australia - I want to say 'can you believe it?!' but, I kind of can.

I won't show you the dress but here is a little swatch of the fabric!

Yeah, I don't think that photo gives it justice, it's the most amazing French Chantilly lace.

So how long did it take you to find our dress??