Sorryyyy

Hey good people!!

Okay, I know I have been terrible the past two weeks with not writing anything. And I’m sorry!

The reason is because I’ve been so busy juggling work, an internship and moving apartments. And this is stressful to say the least.

So please bear with me for a little bit longer; until I’m relatively settled. I will start to post again once I’ve found the balance. For some this may come easy, but for others like me, we need a few days to cope with sudden changes.

Till then, you can follow me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook where I do post some interesting (well at least to me) stuff.

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Music Again :)

Hey there everyone,
Top of the morning to you!

I hope everybody had a great weekend and a goodnight’s rest.

I had such a lazy day yesterday and it involved a lot of sweet-treats such as, Adriano Zumbo macaroons, hot chocolate, Hillier’s chocolates, Rowie’s Rocky Road Bites and of course the staple of every Sunday morning, old Hollywood movies!

Here’s a picture of how I started my Sunday morning.

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Sigh, if I could only go back in time!

And I know many of you would like to travel back in time to your weekend and just stay there. Unfortunately we can’t. So the only thing left to do, is to make our Monday more fun. And what better way to do that by listening to some great tunes! I’m here to help you with that.

Here’s a list of what I’m listening to this morning.








Of course my actual playlist is a lot longer than this. But these are some of my favorite tracks.

Hope you guys enjoy these songs as much as I do. As always, if you have any comments, recommendations or suggestions, do let me know in the comments section. I would like to know what you are listening to!
You can also find me on various social media platforms. The links are in the homepage.

Have a fantastic day everyone! Till I come to you with another post,

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Saturday bliss + OOTD/OOTN

Hey there people,

How are you? Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. I know I am.

I am so pleased with how my day turned out today! The sun was out, the skies were clear and albeit some strong winds, it wasn’t freezing cold outside. So I decided to take advantage of the weather and took a stroll to the Growers Market in Pyrmont.

For those of you who haven’t been to the Growers Market, I suggest you do so next month. It is something you shouldn’t miss if you are in Sydney. It happens on the first Saturday of every month and is located by Sydney Harbor at the picturesque Pyrmont Bay Park. Here, you can find a wide variety of stalls selling everything from, fresh fruits and vegetables to venison, pork, seafood and wine! A lot, if not all, of their products are fresh and organic which is definitely a huge plus in my opinion.

The 30 minute walk down to the market got me super hungry and so as soon as I reached, I decided to grab a nice cup of Hot Chocolate, to begin with. I bought it from the Columbian Connection stall, of which I hadn’t heard of until I got there. The best thing about this hot chocolate (aside from the fact that it was HOT CHOCOLATE) was that it was a 100% organic; much like their coffees! Most of the people in line were there for the coffees but I’m not exactly a coffee person so I opted for the hot chocolate instead. And boy was it a great decision.
After grabbing my chocolatey goodness, I next hit the lukbeautifood stand. I was intrigued by their Cold pressed juices and smoothies options that consisted of; Revitalise (with apple, beetroot, ginger and lemon), Super Skin Milk (with almonds, cardamom, cinnamon, dates, filtered water, nutmeg, sea salt and vanilla bean) and Antioxidant Boost (with blueberry, pomegranate, red grape and coconut water). I picked up a bottle of Revitalise, because of the amazing colour of the beets, as well as a Super Skin Milk, because I love almond milk (duh)!
I also picked up one of their Breakfast Bars. Now, I’ve tasted a lot of snack bars and granola bars from the stores, but this one is hands down the best thing I’ve ever had! Each bar is filled with omega 3 rich seeds, nuts, dates, lemon zest and coconut oil. Good for your health and definitely good for the taste buds! This combined with my Organic Hot Chocolate made for the best brekkie.

Here’s a picture of my yummy ‘kick-starter’ breakfast for this morning.

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After roaming around for a while, my next halt was the Rowie’s Cakes stand. Again, I didn’t know of Rowie’s Cakes until today. But I’m glad I found them! They make some very yummy (and yes, as you guessed, HEALTHY) desserts and confectionaries. After deliberating between their cupcakes, rocky road bites and snack bars, I decided to buy a box of Rowie’s Rocky Road Bites. These delicious cocoa bites are allergy-free (wheat free, gluten free, dairy free, yeast free, egg free and nut free) so it is good for those who react negatively to any of the said substances. I myself am allergic to gluten and dairy (my skin is highly sensitive) and this was truly a delight to find because I have such a huge sweet tooth. And if you aren’t allergic to any of these, I suggest you still pick up one of these boxes. I mean, who can resist the combination of dark chocolate and marshmallows!?

I ended my trip by grabbing some fresh veggies for the week and headed for a flat viewing.

All in all I had such a great time at Growers Market and am looking forward to heading there next month! Make sure to note the date in your calendars because you do NOT want to miss it!

And now, for my OOTD and OOTN.

For my OOTD, I chose to wear my ASOS Cable Jumper in the colour Oatmeal. I really like how the jumper fits on me (I wear a size M) and the color compliments dark skin guys very well. I teamed this up with my blue stretch skinnies from Topman (you guys might’ve seen this in my last OOTN blogpost) and my Metro Shoes Zip-Up Converse. To beat the harsh winds I wrapped my Topman loop scarf around my neck. I finished the look with my glossy black Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses, which was a birthday present from my dad (thanks dad!). I also threw my maroon ASOS cardigan in my messenger bag (also from ASOS. Yes, I shop on ASOS a lot :P) just in case it got too chilly.

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For my OOTN, I am going for a smart casual look. I am wearing my ASOS long sleeve T-shirt in the color Green Marl and layering it with my teal corduroy blazer from RDX. I purchased this blazer last year for my 23rd birthday party.
I paired this up with the same jeans I wore in the morning along with my black suede shoes from ZU Shoes. I finished the look with my stainless steel Pulsar watch (that I purchased from Melbourne) and by spraying on some Blue de Chanel which was a gift from sister from New York.

OOTN (SaturdayBliss)

The look for the night is ready! Now, all I need to figure out is where I want to go for dinner and where my friends want to go clubbing #firstworldproblems

Hope you guys liked yet another post from yours truly. Have a great night and I’ll be back again next week with yet another post. Stay tuned!

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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY TO ALL MY AMERICAN FRIENDS AND FAMILY, FROM THE LAND DOWN UNDER!!!

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I hope everyone has a great time celebrating with the ones they love!! Remember to always stay safe!

I so wish I was in New York right now, to watch the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks!! Wahhhh 😦

CHEERS EVERY ONE!!

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SMH: Beyond Belief

Hello there good people,

Let me start by apologizing for not posting anything on Monday. I have been super busy of late, with both work and apartment hunting taking most of my time. I thought graduating from university would give me some more free time, but I guess not.

Anyways, without further ado, let me start off today’s article. My initial post was supposed to be something entirely different from what is written below. However, after typing down the first part of my article I felt that I should stick with just that and omit the rest of it. So I did.

And why have I titled it, ‘SMH: Beyond Belief’? Well, read on and you’ll know.

This morning I woke up to find out that, the most trending news article is that Jeremy Meeks – the internet dubbed ‘Hot Felon’– has signed a $30,000 modeling contract! What in the world!?

Jeremy Meeks

Here is a little background information on Meeks for those of you who don’t know who he is. Meeks is a convicted felon currently serving jail time in San Joaquin County Jail. He has against him, charges of weapons possession, gang membership and probation violation. He was recently pulled over by authorities and a search of his car yielded a 45 caliber semiautomatic handgun, ammunition and a small amount of marijuana.
Meeks shot to fame last month, when his mug shot went viral all over the internet. I stumbled upon his photo while surfing through Tumblr. Many memes have been created out of his mug-shot, with most of them replacing his plain white T-shirt with designer suits. If you read most of the comments surrounding his photo, you will notice that they are all about his “chiseled face and baby blue eyes”. And these are the features that his current agent, Gina Rodriguez, is cashing on. She believes that his past should not affect his bright future.

While I agree to some extent with that, I personally feel that unless Jeremy Meeks has really turned a new leaf and has decided to contribute positively to society in some way, he doesn’t deserve the recognition he is getting right now; especially when they are purely based on his looks.
But then again just by looking at Gina Rodriguez’s clientele, you can get a vague idea of this woman and why she represents those that she does. Fox News reported that Rodriguez has “guided the careers of Teen Mom-star-turned-porn-star Farrah Abraham, Nadya ‘Octomom’ Suleman, and most recently, V. Stiviano, the woman at the center of the Donald Sterling scandal.” And I’m sure that in each case she believes that the individual’s past should not affect their ‘bright’ future.

*Slow clap* for Ms. Rodriguez. Sigh!

If you ask me; if anyone deserves to gain recognition and modeling contracts it should be this guy.

Kyle Carpenter

Retired Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter.

Carpenter received the Medal of Honor – United States’ highest military honor- for trying to rescue a fellow Marine from a grenade thrown at them during a firefight in Afghanistan. In the process he lost his right eye and most of his teeth. His jaw and right arm were also shattered and he had to undergo several reconstructive surgeries.
Now this right here is a true a hero. I don’t understand how he hasn’t received as much attention as Meeks has! Is this really what today’s society has become? How has this man not received a $30,000 modeling contract?! I mean, look at him.
That right there is not only a very handsome man, but also a very courageous one.

I understand that the Fashion and Modeling industry is primarily concerned with physical appearances. And I’m not denying that Jeremy Meeks is an attractive dude. But by this very act, the industry sends out a message to many out there, that no matter what you do or how harmful you are to society, you will nonetheless be glorified if you simply LOOK GOOD.

And this is precisely why I titled the article, ‘SMH: Beyond Belief’.

So that was my rant for today. Let me know if you agree or disagree with my views. Also if you happened to come across similarly bizarre news stories, do let me know.

Till next time,
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More music your way

Hey there people,

Okay, so my post for today wasn’t supposed to be related to music but I couldn’t help it. If you have read my previous post, Outfit of the day/Outfit of the night, you would have known that I had gone out with some of my friends last night. As per usual, we were aimlessly driving around town in our friends car, when I happened to hear an amazing cover of Whitney Houston’s How Will I Know.
Now, if you go on YouTube you’ll be able to find a plethora of Whitney Houston covers and some of them are really good. But this was by far the best cover I have heard in a long time. And of course, who else should sing it other than my current favorite artist, Sam Smith.

I know what some of you might be thinking; can Sam Smith do a good dance-pop cover? And the answer is, “I don’t know”, because he didn’t stick with the original genre. The singer/songwriter put his own spin to the number by slowing down the tempo and making it more soulful and melancholic. And I just love it!

Check out the cover he did for Sirius XM and let me know what YOU think about his rendition. Hopefully, you will enjoy it as much as I do.

P.S: If you have something nasty to say, spare me.

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Beat them Blues!

Good Morning good people,

I hope you had a great weekend. Mine seemed to have gone by too quickly. I guess that’s probably because I spent the whole of Saturday recovering from a hangover!

Anyhooo, we’ve entered yet another week in our lives and as much as we’d like to be thankful and cheery, it is simply impossible to do so on a Monday morning. So I’m here to help you out.

Below is a list of songs that I think would help you beat the Monday Blues and put you in a much better mood for work, uni or whatever else you may have lined up for the rest of the day. Most, if not, all of these are on repeat on my playlist every morning!

First up is a track called Together by Disclosure, Nile Rogers, Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith. My current favorite; this song is just 2 and half minutes of pure sexy awesomeness.

The second one would most definitely have to be Say Yes by Michelle Williams ft. Beyonce and Kelly Rowland. It is so good to see the trio together again, this time supporting Michelle’s gospel number. Regardless of what your beliefs might be, this song will definitely put a positive spin to your day with its peppy beats.

Next is a song that I’ve been obsessed with, for a while now. Hence it’s only fair that I put it on the list. Here is Like the Morning Dew by Laura Mvula. I honestly believe that she deserves more popularity.

Okay, so I might be a little late to the party with the fourth one but, better late than never right? This is Rather Be by Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glyne.

I’m not late with this one though. This is their most recent single titled Extraordinary ft. Sharna Bass.

Who doesn’t like a bit of Ariana Grande? This one’s called Problem by Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea.

Speaking of Iggy Azalea, my list wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t include Fancy by Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX. How funny is the Clueless inspired music video!

Since I started the list with Sam Smith, I thought it would be appropriate to end it with another one of his tracks. This ballad titled Stay with Me shows just how good Smith’s vocal skills are.

So, hope you guys enjoy my Monday morning playlist! If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them. It’s always great discovering new music.

Till next time,
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