A week before my birthday me and my bestie Sose went to Melbourne for a break.
It has been 5 years since my first visit (the first for Sose) and as our stay would be longer, I wanted to pack as much of the Melbourne experience as i could.
Most of that experience would be shopping- the hit list were the usual spots, Harbour Town, DFO, Queen Victoria market and all the outlets I could google up. But aside the shopping, the city itself is so easily explored by foot, i could go on- great places to eat, so many sights to behold, lane ways to explore and yes, shopping trips that will burn a hole in your wallet. I'll let the pictures speak of the Osumnez of Melbz . . .
So this week i turned 30 and rather than being mature and working through the day like an adult,
i took the day off. It was a really casual affair, walking round town, following a mini food tour that my lil sis had arranged. It was great to share a foodie experience with her as well as spend time catching up, after i had been away in Melbourne for a week.
Although 30 seems like it should be a big deal, for some reason I didn't have the same feelings or anxieties that others expressed at turning 30. Of course birthdays and the start of the new year brings about a time of reflection and the ideals we may have and being able to achieve them. Birthdays seem more about milestones we should have reached whilst the start of the new year seems more forgiving as we are looking towards the future with new hope. With my own birthdays i have felt that apprehension but oddly enough this time round i was more in a space of appreciation.
The simple pleasure of good food, good wine and good company is all i needed to celebrate the day.
I brought this cardigan not long ago based on the Grandma Vibe i was getting as it hung on the rack. Im mulling over what i could do to the cardigan to make it feel more like something the Golden Girls would rock.
Should i add appliques, add pearl buttons or chunky over sized buttons?
In any case, its nice to make something that is mass produced, a lil more personal with that certain something (just need to figure out what that certain something is?).