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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Food: La Roche St Kilda Melbourne


La Roche is the palace of fun if you are searching for alcoholic beverages or crispy pizza pies right out of the oven. This restaurant has its location on Acland Street in St Kilda where you can purchase a salad, pasta dish or gourmet smoked ham pizza from La Roche.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Travel: 12 Apostles Australia


The picturesque beauty of 12 Apostles! The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. Their proximity to one another has made the site a popular tourist attraction. Currently there are eight apostles left, the ninth one of the stacks collapsed dramatically in July 2005. The name remains significant and spectacular especially in the Australian tourism industry.

The apostles were formed by erosion: the harsh and extreme weather conditions from the Southern Ocean gradually eroded the soft limestone to form caves in the cliffs, which then became arches, which in turn collapsed; leaving rock stacks up to 50 metres high. Now because of this erosion there are fewer than ten remaining. The site was known as the Sow and Piglets until 1922 (Muttonbird Island, near Loch Ard Gorge, was the Sow, and the smaller rock stacks were the Piglets); after which it was renamed to The Apostles for tourism purposes. The formation eventually became known as the Twelve Apostles, despite only ever having nine stacks.

 

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Fashion: Hoodie Weather


It was a hoodie weather in Melbourne when I came up with this look. Our first agenda in the city was to take a good breakfast before we ticked off our bucket list one of the most daring adventure of my life- sky diving. We were at St. Kilda Beach strolling around this vibrant city and came across this bicycle that I used as the perfect accesory for this look. I'm wearing this statement gray hoodie from Pull & Bear and navy blue shorts from Uniqlo. It was a day of adventure so I made sure of wearing my most athletic multi-colored running shoes from Nike. I finished it off with snapback from Billabong and Aviator from Ray-Ban. 

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Food: Papa Goose Melbourne



Papa Goose was our first food escapade in Melbourne. It was almost late when we reached the city and was trying to find for a good restaurant to satisfy our hungry stomach after a full day activity in Australia. We rented a private car and asked for the driver's assistance to drop us to any of Melbourne's best food place for late dinner. We ended up strolling the full stretch of the street ending up here at Papa Goose. It was a modern British inspired restaurant that serves some of the best menu items in British cuisine with a twist of Australian gastronomic delicacies. I totally forgot all the names of the food that we ate here but will try to remember the names of it including the prices to give you more info. But what I can't forget was the culinary experience that we had as all the foods served to us were seriously the best of its taste and culinary originality. The staff who served us was the friendliest F&B staff I have ever encountered and the restaurant ambience was just so perfectly designed for that eat-well-more-convo-mood. We went out of this resto with smile on our faces with our tummy completely satisfied including for what we paid for.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Travel: Sydney Travel Guide

My blog posts in Sydney is coming to an end, next will be my travel and food guide in Melbourne. My first time in Sydney was totally unforgettable and my personal experience in this vibrant city was truly awesome. Travel guide books will give you hints to the must see places and recommendations on top places to visit from down under. But I have explored Sydney in a different way but just simply walking and watching the world around to where it leads me. So many iconic places like Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge and the infamous Bondi Beach, but I appreciated more those unknown places that I have discovered myself and got some photos in my personal angle of perspective. Let me share with you some visual diary of Sydney with it's magnificent and picturesque tourist destinations.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Food: Bennelong Sydney Australia


Bennelong serves to celebrate The Sydney Opera House and its extraordinary architecture by offering a culturally significant and inspiring menu showcasing a most magnificent production of Australian food and wine.

Sometime over 200 years ago, Bennelong Point was a tidal rock island in the heart of the Gadigal lands. It has been said this was a location for Aboriginal women to congregate on the rising tide, eat shellfish by the fire and tell stories.

Bennelong Point is recorded as the largest midden found in Australia. Sometime after British settlement, these midden shells were burned and crushed to manufacture lime required to build Government house.

Government House soon became a centre for communication between Aborigines and colonists, mostly due to a man called Bennelong who befriended Governor Phillip and was the first Aboriginal person to live voluntarily in the settlement. 

Bennelong came from the Wangal clan on the southern side of the Parramatta River, and was married to a woman by the name of Barangaroo. Bennelong, who was a great dancer and mimic, became a figurehead for relations between Aborigines and the colonists, and lived in a house built on this harbour-point.

Bennelong Restaurant is built on a site enriched with history of communal eating and telling stories. We invite you to create your own story in one of the most recognisable buildings in the world.

Fashion: Minimalist Monday


When it comes to fashion, Minimalism is what I'm mastering recently in terms of it's style technicality. It's not always just about black and white, you simply just have to know the color pattern combination and envision it in your fashion pieces to create that minimalistic look. While I was in Sydney strolling the Harbour Bay area, I can't help but to strike this OOTD look. Im wearing an inner V neck shirt from Armani Exchange and covered it with denim blue shirt from Oxygen Philippines. To create that minimal look, I paired it with white pants from Pull & Bear and my classic white Converse sneakers. To finish off this look, I used a two toned cap from Aeropostale, aviators from Ray-Ban and leather watch from Fossil and lastly brown leather bracelet from Coach.