What a gorgeous table setting – put me there, pronto!Â I’m lovingÂ the effortlessly chic ‘thrown together’ look.Â From theÂ Aztec print cushions and the mis-matchedÂ glassware to the low dining table fashioned from aÂ shipwreckedÂ plank of wood. Thereâ€™s a guitar waiting patiently to be strummed and a jug of fresh flowers placed centrepiece for good decorating measure. Nothing matches, everyÂ item came from a different place, but they all belong harmoniously right here, together on this table.
So let’s get daydreaming.Â It’s high noon andÂ sunlight blankets the white sand beach as far as the eye can see. Our designerÂ sunglasses light up and sparkle as if theyâ€™re made of mirror and glitter, but theyâ€™re simply reflecting the gentle waves rippling in front of us. The air is warm, the water is turquoise blue and thereâ€™s not another soul in sight â€“ itâ€™s our own private deserted paradise. We’re relaxing island-style; lounging on sun chairs, sipping on young coconuts, starting to feel sleepyÂ when all of a sudden… Continue reading
There is something wildly satisfying about walking into a swanky restaurant and casually ordering one of each dish on the menu. That moment of dead silence as the waiter digests your demand, the corners of his mouth quickly turning up into a grin, the mutual excitement over the ensuing feast.
Well, this is something we’ve not done before, but all of us at WAH-HQ were agreed we needed to.
For most of you overseas this isn’t news, but for us all the way down here in Australia where Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream has just arrived ashore, this is something to drool over.
A few weeks ago one of the girls brought in a tub of B&J’s Tripple Fudge Choc Extravaganza (or whatever it’s called). It lasted about 14 seconds. It was like we had al been bitten by ice-cream vampires, and now that we had a taste for it….
We interrupt this blogcast (broadcast) with some breaking news: Serendipity premium ice cream have a factory outlet store in Sydneyâ€™s inner-west. Thatâ€™s right, sweet toothed dessert lovers; the days of forking out for full retail prices are over. You can now get your iced dessert fix for puny pocket change. And since youâ€™re only paying peanuts, take away as much as your tastebuds desire (or as much you can physically carry) to ensure 24-hour access to your chilled addiction. Not that weâ€™re promoting weird or excess consumption of ice cream. Oh wait, we kind of are… Anyway, back to the ice cream. With TV shows like MasterChef breeding a nation of foodies, dessert is big business, and the Serendipity folks mean business. At any given time they can have up to 100 flavours in stock like durian, gin & tonic, or passionfruit and chilli. Other lick-worthy frozen specialities include the Splice Pyramid or the Saffron & Almond Kulfi Spire. And, as if that wasnâ€™t enough sugar-laced excitement, they also run ice cream making classes. Yes, I just drooled a little too.