Monday, November 28, 2011
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
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
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.