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May 12, 2015

Ginza (銀座) Unley's Wagyu Shabu Shabu Buffet

A while back, I was extremely delighted to be try Ginza Unley's Wagyu, Shabu Shabu Buffet with some friends. (What a mouthful). Indeed, it was a generous buffet, with unlimited oysters, fresh prawns, fresh sashimi, and a lot of matcha ice cream at your service. We were even lucky enough to be presented with a sushi boat (not included in the buffet) from their front kitchen. Too spoilt for choice I'd say.

In case you weren't entirely aware of what "Shabu Shabu" actually meant, by definition, it is a Japanese dish whereby you place thinly sliced beef (such as wagyu) into flavoured, boiled water (evident in these images anyway).
Photos by Yours Truly

I highly recommend experiencing such a dinner with a few of your friends if you've never had Shabu Shabu before. It's quite fun being able to cook for your own/ your loved ones. Although I am being a little sarcastic as it's not too difficult to place what you want into the broth and wait around for a couple of minutes, right? Then again, that's when the two terms, 'overcooked' and 'undercooked' come into regular play hey... Nevertheless, the overall ambiance, especially if you go during autumn/ winter will always be more delightful and cosy.   

And if you're pondering on the price for this Shabu Shabu + seafood buffet, it is $49.90 per person. Itadakimasu!

48 Unley Road,
Unley SA 5061
Phone number: 8357 3888


April 29, 2015

Apple Pie

Last week, Carolyn and I agreed upon a set date to shoot up in the Adelaide Hills. For me, the distance to get there from home could be considered as a mini road trip. It was something that I was looking forward to as I do really enjoy driving with great company and awesome tunes blasting in the background.

I did not intentionally plan it, but my outfit ended up colour- coordinating very well with the autumn imagery that we were presented with when we arrived at Mount Lofty Botanical Gardens. It was actually my first time there, and I deeply fell in love with how picturesque the entire garden was. (You'll understand what I mean as you go through this post).

In terms of accessories, especially headwear and eyewear, I have always been really pedantic about the look of each individual item. However, after thorough analysis and comparison to other similar products, I am usually left very satisfied with what I end up with, and these Ray Bans from Vision Direct were exactly that. I've been lusting over the sunglasses for months, and now that they are finally in my hands, don't be surprise to see them on my face quite regularly. In case you're wondering (and if you're actually seeking for a new pair of sunglasses anytime soon), Vision Direct has an extensive collection of designer sunglasses at very competitive prices, especially when compared to other retail outlets. It'll save you a couple of dollars, and you can thank me later. 
Once the glasses are off, you'll most likely be able to see my elongated eye lashes from the application of eyelash extensions. It's something that I've been doing for over six, seven months and I was amazed at how beautiful these lashes appeared on camera. My eyelash extension guru and I have been trialling different eyelash lengths and thickness every four or so weeks, and I am currently loving this set. I forgot what they're called but just send Nhung an email or inbox if you're enquiring about these lashes. 
Ray- Ban sunglasses c/o Vision Direct, Carhartt jacket via Real Store (similar here or here), American Apparel sweater & skirt (similar here), Black boots (similar here or here), The Horse watch
Photos by Carolyn Do @ Captured by Carolyn

Before I sign off and attempt to start on a new Media assignment about My Sassy Girl, can we all just take a moment to appreciate how talented Carolyn is. Thanks for putting up with photographing my face for hours..!


April 16, 2015

Parisian Vibes

Despite desperately feeling the pressure of getting an assignment completed as soon as possible, I had to pick up my blogging game, open Blogger and actually publish some content. 
Brixton hat, American Apparel top (similar here or here), Pants c/o Staple, Zara coat (similar here or here), Tony Bianco heels (similar here), The Horse watch
Photos by Karen Nguyen

This is my entry for the Staple Style Challenge, a competition hosted by Staple (the label), in conjunction with The Minimalist, Naked Vice, and QT Gold Coast. I was one of the few Australian bloggers to be selected and seriously, winning return tickets to the Gold Coast would be such an honour.

I picked up these tapered trousers from Staple's newest collection. I've noticed that I am often decked out in monochromatic colours when it's cold. I don't know why, but my eyes are always attracted to such tones when I buy winter pieces. As such, I've been documenting a mental checklist as to what new items I would possibly want/ need to last me this season. And let me tell you, chunky turtle neck sweaters are right up on that list. Another factor that I've taken into a lot of consideration is the need to invest in more bright, yet staple items. Fortunately for me, I am slowly ticking off that list since these bright, red pants are doing its job perfectly. 

On the topic of travelling, I need to inform you guys that I was accepted into a two- week study tour in Kyoto, Japan this July and there are no words to describe my excitement! If anything, excitement is an understatement. I try to write relatively formal on here but if I was to describe my feelings through colloqiual texts, it'll look something like this: "OMGGGGGG IM GOING TO JAPANNNNNN!!!!!!!"
I've never been to Japan before so this will be an incredible experience to add to this already, fantastic year. I'll keep you guys posted on that one when the time is closer.