Monday, November 29, 2010

Perth Upmarket 2010

I attended the Perth upmarket held on Sunday. Perth upmarket is quarterly market that showcases 140 of Perth's most talented artists, designers, craftsmen and gourmets all under one roof at the UWA Winthrop Hall. It was crawling with people and wonderfully crafted items and lots of food & pattiseries and singing as well.

Very adorable chairs
My first time trying these mini Dutch pancakes, they are delightful! I thoroughly recommend them to everyone! It was also very interesting watching them making the pancakes.

"Poffertjes are mini Dutch treats similar to a pancake but sweeter. Traditionally Poffertjes are cooked and served hot with a topping of butter and icing sugar."

I also tried these French macarons by Passion Gourmet which were a treat for the tastebuds!

Upcoming markets:

Subi Upmarket - 2nd December, 5 - 9pm
Joondalup Upmarket - 17th December, 6 - 9pm

(Further details at www.perthupmarket.com.au)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Satsuki & Churros

Went to Satsuki & San Churros with the uni friends to celebrate the completion of our very long four year degree! Satsuki is a Japanese restaurant located in Subiaco Square just next to the train station. It is the sister restaurant to the highly successful Ha-Lu located in Mt Hawthorn which I am yet to try. This Japanese restaurant specialises in Edomae style, which is known for its attention to detail in preparation. The food was very well presented and tasty however the serving sizes were a tad tiny in comparison to the prices.

Wagyu Beef tataki

Soft shell crab with white miso sauce

Assortment of sushi

Pork Belly Kakuni

We also ordered Octopus Vinaigrette Salad, 2xChicken Karage, White Fish, Scallops 'Otukuri', Chicken with onion Vianigrette 'nanban'. The waitress recommended 2 dishes each (there was 7 of us) however it would have been really pricey, we ended up getting 11 dishes but was still hungry. So for dessert we decided to head to San Churros, which was just down the road from Satsuki.

Forget about Love, I'd rather fall into chocolate

Thick, bubbly & rich hot chocolate
Iced Chocolate
Churros fiesta!

Do you like my chocolate mo?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Awesome Festival 2010

19 - 28 November 2010

There are certainly a lot of AWESOME things occuring around the Perth CBD this week. The AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things showcases the latest contemporary arts from around the world. It aims to engage with the younger crowd however still entertaining for the adults with programs including media, film, animation, dance, sculpture and theatre. The highlight of the festival would probably be the Luminarium - Levity III which appears like a big bouncy castle in the middle of Forrest place, hard to miss. I would recommend 'Track' which is a live film performance streamed live via a projection which all happens in a sea container! Very clever and unique showcase of DIY filmmaking and street theatre.

Cup Roc - creating pictures with coloured cups

Befriending a big pretty bird sculpture
The Library of Nearly Lost Moments To capture your moment: check pockets and belongings to see if you have anything to leave behind. This might be as simple as a lolly wrapper, or an old shopping list you've been carrying around pointlessly for months. Write a story and seal in a bag to share your moments.
I liked this one.
The story of the shoe: shoe's partner was lost in Ikea and this shoe has been carried around in the bottom of a bag for months.


Fel & I left our own macaroon polaroid moment! :)

We had Mocha & Blackberry flavoured macarons & white choc cheesecake for lunch (dessert) at some cafe at the Enex100 food court.

Whilst taking many instax pictures!

On another note, we found this random street art on Hay Street. Bunny ears!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The month of the dirty mo's

Me and my dirty Mexican bf

After a long day at work, I was looking forward to attending this year's Lomovember event held by Pigeonhole. There was plenty of music, cupcakes and drinks to go around. I enjoyed walking around admiring the artworks of other Lomographers. There were over 90 images up for grabs in a silent auction - all proceeds going to Movember - supporting research for men's prostate cancer. Rob ended up purchasing a Spinner 360! The spinner 360 camera takes awesome 360 panoramic photos. Can't wait to capture my world in 360 degrees on film! If you missed out on the opening night, the photos are still being displayed on Saturday November 20 - Sunday November 21st (Opening times: 11am - 5pm).

My tiny Aloe(mo) Vera lomograph displaying at the lomovember exhibition.

Yummy, moist, delicious chocolate VEGAN cupcakes

Lomovember Raffle & Registration table as well as Lomography shop

Lomographs displayed on the walls
Awesome blinged-up Holga camera - I want one

More artwork

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Snowflake turns two

Snowflake officially turned two on the 16th of November! I am so grateful for my bunny companion that has offered me his love, loyalty and affection through the good times and bad. He stole my heart from the very first day and I am so lucky to have my furry friend. Happy 2nd birthday Snowflake!

Fujifilm Instax love

My impulsive shopping has paid off with the arrival of my new Fujifilm Instax 7s camera! Thank god for the revival of instant photography, this little baby produces near-instant, vivid, high-quality credit card sized photos. I can't wait to take many more photos!
Test photos

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Missy Moos Burger Bar

While attempting to look for the location of the Dinosaurs petting zone on the Freo Festival guide on the phone we ended up somewhere on South Terrace, missing the dinosaur action however we stumbled upon Missy moos Gourmet Burger Bar just in time for lunch. (If you look closely, the man at the burger bar gave me two thumbs up, only noticed after I took the picture).

Pretty neat little place decorated with many board games plastered on the walls with quirky little sayings of nursery rhyme characters. Such as Tom, Mary, Little Bo Peep all went away to Spain.
The names of the burgers are nursery rhymed inspired as well, with names like Humpty Dumpty, The cow jumped over the moon, Jack and Jill, Tom, Tom the piper's son, Polly put the kettle on, etc.
The Drink menu was created by little alphabet pieces stuck up behind the counter wall.
The counter is also decorated by childrens' drawings and the one below is my favourite:
OMG Double Rainbow all the way!

Instead of table numbers, we got a little ambulance. Other tables had helicopters, telephones and firetrucks.
We just tried the original Missy Moo Beef Burger which consisted of:
Premium WA Lean beef pattie, tomato, baby spinach, ailo and margaret river tomato relish

The burger tasted really fresh and delicious. I like the replacement of the lettuce with the baby spinach, gave it a gourmet touch. The pricing was reasonable and I love all the quirky decorations, kept me well distracted.

Missy Moo Beef Burger + Chips

Also tried some Fruity drinks to go along with our burgers.

Missy Moos Burger Bar
400 South Terrace
South Fremantle, 6162

Tel: (08) 9433 3322

Opening Hours:

Wednesday - Thursday, 5pm - 9pm

Friday - Sunday, 12pm - 9pm

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Felt Bunny

I bought this felt Postcard from Taiwan at the airport which had a print out of a bunny and you could make the little fellow. Just got round to making it today, and here are the results! I love my new bunny friend!

Bunny in making

Bunny & teacup

Bunny & Peanut Butter

Saturday, November 06, 2010

The dog debate

The Dachshund U.N. created by WA artist Bennett Miller is both a large-scale architectural installation and a participatory performance work that examines the role of the United Nations as risk management organisation. The structure hosted a debate about Human rights where all the national delegates were Sausage dogs! Held at the Perth Cultural Centre Amphitheatre, there will be another debate held next Saturday at 2pm-2.45pm. A very interesting concept :)

Dachshunds delegates representing countries from around the world

Puppy politics

Youngest Speaker