July 29, 2014

My 19th birthday

Um, okay.. I really have no idea how this happened but apparently I had such an eventful week that I have enough content to avoid photo and caption updates - SOOOO, I'm very excited to proudly say that for the first time in a long time, I'll actually be able to upload event specific posts to srhtrng woohoo! *parties*. 

I had the pleasure of celebrating my 19th birthday with some lovely girls this year. I booked a table of 11 for the Quintessential High Tea at Bacchus. The venue was freaking amazing and completely exceeded my expectations. The view from the bar was incredible and I can't wait to head back to try some of their tapas. Apparently they're doing some renovations so they've closed off part of their venue which means I'll have to wait for a little bit though.

Dessert tier (from memory) macarons, cupcakes, mousse stacks and dark chocolate/mint panna cotta. Just a word of warning, but the desserts aren't to everyone's taste. A lot of the girls thought they were way too sweet but I thought they were fine because I have the biggest sweet tooth imaginable. 
Normal and date scones with cream and jam. Scones are on the smaller side but the cream and jam are quite nice!
You see those gorgeous croissants sitting right there? THEY WERE SOOOO GOOD. 
Overall, I had a wonderful experience. The staff were the most polite people you could have ever come across and the venue was beautiful. My friends who popped their high tea cherries loved it too*phew* I think the only downside of dining here is that you have to prepay for the booking when you go with a large group. Super annoying since they don't offer refunds for people who can't make it but they do give you the option of putting it onto a bar tab so at least your money isn't going to nothing I guess.
Gift haul time! I gifted myself a pair of Roshe Runs from Nike which I've been chasing for the loooongest time. This colour was ridiculously hard to find I almost cried when I was browing Glue's online shop and they had my size in stock. It was even better because they were full price so I got a 15% student discount from myunidays *hi 5s self*.
YSL loves from one of Jason's sisters (thanks Ee!).
Benefit gifts from Hayley. Salina ended up getting me the same eyeliner as well HAHA.
The prettiest double wall glass products from Sandra!

My first Glasshouse candle from Caroline - smells so good. I was relieved that she didn't get me the Taha candle because I literally want to eat everything in Jenny's room when she lights it up.
Absolutely love T2's packaging.
From Aileen, Steph, Mel and Cindy!!! 

New favourite concealer gifted from Joy.

Macarons delivered straight from Melbourne - thanks Mel!

Thank you to absolutely everybody who made my birthday special. Each and every year I am completely blown away by the amount of love I receive from people. I'm back to uni tomorrow but I'll be uploading another post by the end of this week! Jason took me to a surprise location for the weekend so I'll let you guys know all about it. I hope you're all well x, s. 

July 21, 2014

Photo & caption update XLIV

Hello from the comfort of my heated room! I've surprisingly managed to have a decent amount of (albeit majority food guilt based) adventures so I'd advise you to proceed reading with caution if you're hungry. 

 Karaage and teriyaki chicken from Seoul Bistro. 
 Lychee lemonade float from their new Winter drinks menu *drools*.
 Free dessert tasting platter from management. First green tea dessert that I actually liked. 
Made a stop off at Hayley's house to drop off her birthday box filled with Korean make up products. Happy 19th you absolute weirdo! 
 Recent addiction to earl grey tea because of Alice.
 Forgot the name but it was some type of breakfast crepe which was A+.
 Date nights at Grill'd.
 Got my dress for QUT engineering ball!
Got impressions done for my teeth to get whitening trays made up. 

 Will do a post about at home bleaching soon!
 Pizza dates at the Tran household. 
 Lunch at Sukachi.
 WELCOME TO MA CRIB - and my third fish eye lens which I hopefully won't lose.
 Adrii the panda freak.
 FINALLY got to have brunch with Jason. 
 Went to Tazza Coffee in West End. 
 The most delicious buttermilk pancakes with hazelnut ice cream and salted caramel sauce.

Jason takes better photos of our food than I do.
 Went to the Deep Oceans exhibition and was kinda disappointed - not worth the $12 to be honest..
  Jason's favourite. 
 Bonsai Botanika. 

Went to the Night Noodle Markets with high hopes only to be thoroughly disappointed.. Lines were long, service was slow, food was mediocre and definitely overpriced. Jason's jaw dropped when he found out I paid $10 for 5 pieces of har gow......
 From the famous bun mobile - probably the best thing we had all evening.
 Roti and satay skewers. 
 THIS WAS THE MOST UGH WTF THING I HAVE EVER TASTED. They're meant to be dessert gyoza filled with salted caramel so yeah duh, I bought it as soon as I read the sign but DAAAMN - whatever those dumplings were filled with, it definitely wasn't salted caramel. It was like a really, really salty mushy texture which was just n. o. At least the ice cream tasted good though. 
 Adrii took me to New Farm for the first time to have brunch at Pablo. 
 I got french toast and Adrii got a minced meat dish - both super yum! Favourite part of the meal was Adrii's oreo milkshake. 

.... yeah I'm going to go microwave myself a box of lasagna now. Still another week of holidays for me thanks to being a UQ student so hopefully I'll be able to make the most out of it! I can't believe I'm turning 19 in just a few days. So excited to spend time with some of my girls on Friday :) Hope you're all well and happy! x.