Often it can be difficult to make a rented property truly feel like home, especially when it’s already furnished to someone else’s taste. I’m lucky in that my bedroom is large and mostly fairly neutral, however it still didn’t feel like ‘me’ so I decided to give it a spruce up last weekend. My focus was on soft, tranquil colours to try and create a homely environment conducive to relaxing at the end of a long day.
Most people end up denying themselves some kind of food, but in all honesty I don’t think I’m really improving anybodies life if I cut out one of my favourites; a Beth without chocolate, cheese, coffee and wine is not a happy one. Instead, this Lent I am focussing on taking up something new focussed around the idea of self-care because we definitely all need more of that in our lives.
I’ve never been one to bother too much with my hair, in fact when getting ready for a night out it’s usually the thing that I often fret over a bit, give up and attack quickly with the GHD’s. Usually for me, a blow dry is something that consists of a quick blast with a hair dryer when I finish at the gym so I don’t turn into Elsa from Frozen on the way home. So when Duck & Dry invited me in to try out the newest branch of their boutique updo and blow dry bar I was pretty excited!
Say g’dday to the newest member of the Daisy Green Collection; Timmy Green. This Aussie inspired all day eatery is one of the first to open its doors in the new Nova complex in Victoria, an area which has felt for many years like a rather chaotic building site.
Today, faced with my never-ending to-do list, a weekend of essays ahead and the release of exam timetables, I had a little freak out. It’s not a big deal; we all need one now and then and I think I was due a good stressing out session (earlier in the week I had yelled at my hair straighteners for not heating up fast enough, so that says it all really).
Whilst Queenswood is by no means for the most frugal of brunchers, the quality of the food and the creativity behind the menu is unquestionable. A simple avacado on toast is jewelled with pomegranate seeds and fresh chilli, cuddled by marscapone and finished with an Instagram-perfect yolk.