Monday, November 28, 2011

Morning Tea at Chapels


Chapels on Whatley was a random cafe that my best friend and I randomly stumbled upon whilst on a mission to dine at Mrs S. Unfortunately Mrs S, and many other shops on Whatley Crescent appeared to be closed on Monday. Fortunately, however Chapels on Whatley was a cafe experience we will never forget! It seemed to deliver surprise after surprise! Chapels is not only a cafe but a eastern themed shop featuring many antique furniture, art, artifacts, homewares and an incredible variety of fine tea. The menu consists of an infusion of Western & Eastern influences which gives it a unique experience. I had the San Choy Bao which was absolutely delicious!

One of the many things I love about Chapels is the fine china we got to use, Royal Albert!!! I was afraid of breaking such an expensive collection! The cafe was also scattered with weird but interesting paintings by an artist called Jin Chuan. They were rather amusing, had the same smiley face plastered on every painting. I love the attention to detail, outside there were red parasols and lanterns to match the Eastern atmosphere.


San Choy Bao


Mismatched Royal Albert Collection


Fine China & I


Jin Chuan Art


More Jin Chuan Art


From this (above)


TO THIS!! An aquarium in my teapot!

We ended our experience at Chapels with the best tea in the world!!! It starts off as a ball of tea leaves and when you chuck it in hot water it slowly grows and sprouts up like a real flower!!! If the teapot was a little taller, it would've turned out alot nicer but it was seriously amazing!! Highly recommended to those that are as easily amused as I am!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Drinks at the Aviary


On Sunday, my Uni friends and I decided to catch up at the brand new rooftop bar that everyone seems to be talking about which located in the Perth CBD. The Aviary certainly creates an amazing impression with its cute wallpapers, grass carpet and live plants & trees whilst overlooking the skyscapers of the city. I think one of the best things about this new bar is the opening hours, it's open every day. Monday - Saturday from 11am till midnight & Sunday from 11am till 10pm.

We were quite happy with the service that we got, I've heard that they weren't that up to scratch when they first opened but we had no troubles at all. The food was quite tasty and I highly recommend those battered prawns with the caramel coating.


Love the attention to detail - bird cages hanging off the ceiling & bird wallpaper

Astroturf carpet, cute bar with live plants and adorable lighting



Great view of the city


Food! Very delicious


Asahi battered prawns, soy & lime caramel


Ginger & nori fried squid


Herb chicken on ciabatta bread, smoked bacon, onion jam, goats curd & fries


Grilled Turkish bread, smokey baba ganoush & chilli chickpea


Aviary Black Angus sandwich, cheddar, beetroot chutney, fries, onion ring



Bed Sofas were the perfect furniture for a Lazy Sunday afternoon

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Carbon Footprints & Yelo Cafe

This pretty little image was posted by Ian Somerhalder (Dead guy from LOST now undead on The Vampire Diaries) who is not only a really attractive actor but a global Ambassador for the Alliance for Global Conservation and and founder of ISF which is a not-for-profit organisation that has many projects that aim to help the environment. ANYWAYS, I have decided to reduce my carbon footprint by bringing a mug to work instead of using those disposable foam cups at work. Also, Today I caught up with a friend at Yelo Cafe on West Coast Drive for a cup of Fiori coffee and some carrot cake. It's a nice little cafe, with chill out music and a nice view overlooking the pristine waters of the beach. What I noticed at this lovely cafe/surf shop was the BioPak Coffee takeaway cups and wooden cutlery! All the coffee cups and packaging is biodegradable and compostable! It's always nice to see local businesses that are eco-friendly.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Hat Winners.

I am proud to announce I won the female category of the hat competition held at work!
I am now $50 richer.

Spring Shopping

Gone are the days of long sleeved woolly jumpers, socks and boots. Say hello to my new camel coloured sandals and beige shoulder bag from Novo. (Although it's meant to be raining from Wednesday onwards - pfft - details)