Thursday 30 June 2016

Food: Melba Restaurant

Tuesday 28 June 2016

Travel: Melbourne City Guide

Welcome to the city of Melbourne! The view from my hotel room window by looking a this photo will clearly show you how this city have combined modernization and nature perfectly. I will honestly say that I was impressed with Melbourne more that Sydney. I just love how the surroundings maintained it's authentic Aussie city vibes and that laid back atmosphere where you can't see any forms of stress at all in it's people. Everywhere you look, there's always that unique cultural arts and captivating natural beauty.

Sunday 26 June 2016

Fashion: Dare to Denim

Adding fashion flavor for a twist like leather and denim can be a big dilemma. When it comes to matching leather and denim together, you have to take into consideration on these two strong opposing fashion staples when pulling out in one look. This jacket from Zara Man was the perfect fashion piece on the cold and windy day tour at the 12 Apostles. I failed in realizing the need to wear denim pants just so for my love on this navy shorts from Uniqlo Singapore. I'm wearing a simple white inner cotton shirt from Giordano and paired it with my Nike techni - color running shoes. I was wearing snap back from Billabong ang classic aviator from Ray-ban. That sporty and edgy type of fashion look that I was trying to achieve was definitely showing on this OOTD taken all the way from Australia. Don't be afraid to add some leather and denim in your style, just be yourself and get the best look out of your creative imagination.

Saturday 25 June 2016

Food: La Roche St Kilda Melbourne

La Roche is the perfect place for morning breakfast to boos up your day. With their breakfast menu items with prices ranging from AUD $10 - $18, you will definitely wake up early everyday to catch up with their freshly made omelette. toasted bread, buttered mushrooms and grilled tomatoes. I also love their coffees here in Melbourne from latte to cappuccino, it's just perfectly done!

La Roche during lunch and dinner time also known for serving 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 with the best taste and affordable prices too. I will definitely recommend this food haven if you're near St Kilda Beach in Melbourne.

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.

The 12 Apostles was one of the best works of nature I have ever witnessed in my life. It was hours of travel by road from Melbourne City but it was all worth it. This place is indeed one of a kind. It's the top 1 on my list to visit in Australia. What made it even more exciting was my helicopter ride experience where I had the 360 degrees view of the place. It was truly unforgettable!

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.

Thursday 9 June 2016

Travel: St. Mary's Cathedral Sydney

St Mary’s Cathedral stands in the centre of Sydney as a Christian statement of grace and beauty. Generations of artists have bequeathed to it their magnificent gifts in stone and glass, designing a unique space of solace and prayer within this vibrant city. This Cathedral represents the spiritual origins of the Catholic Church in Australia. It is one of Sydney's most treasured historic buildings and one of the finest examples of English-style gothic churches in the world. William Wilkinson Wardell, the 19th century architect, dreamed of a gothic structure shaped from the local yellow-block sandstone on which this city is built. The building was finally completed 100 years after the architect's death. The Cathedral is dedicated to Mary Help of Christians. 

Sunday 5 June 2016

Food: The Meat & Wine Co.

The Meat & Wine Co. located in the heart of Sydney was the first fine dining restaurant that we tried in Australia as we're seriously in search of the best steak and wine house in the city. So here's what we ordered:

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Travel: Sydney Opera House

Hello there Australia! With this view of the Sydney Opera House from my apartment room, I can just stay the whole day with a coffee and some good books to read. I fell in  love at first sight in this place as everything was so picturesque. I adored the city vibes and culture that was so refreshing & vibrant. Here's a photo diary of my travel experience in exploring every corner of the Sydney Opera House.