Sushi Planet Launch Party

It's no secret that sushi is one of my most favourite foods ever. In my eyes, heaven would pretty much equate to clouds made from nigiri and rivers of sake. I could eat it everyday and never get tired of it.

I'm therefore extremely excited about the opening of Sushi Planet, Adelaide's newest sushi bar. Complete with a sleek online ordering and delivery service (very convenient for those of us who work in the city or live in nearby suburbs), highly adorable 'nigiri' Fiat 500s and some of the freshest and most well balanced sushi I've tried, Sushi Planet is sure to become a hit.

Located on West Terrace and open seven days a week, Sushi Planet combines Australian renowned fresh produce with stunning contemporary design, to offer an unforgettable dining and delivery experience like no other.



Sushi Planet, www.sushiplanet.com.au
60 West Tce, Adelaide, 5000

Celebrating Australia Day in Style

Australia Day is one of the most iconic days in the calendar for many Australians. For me, its extra special because it's the anniversary of when I moved to Australia from New Zealand and became an Australian.

Even though relaxation is key, it's super easy to be stylish and comfortable. I teamed up with River Island and put together a few effortless outfits that I think would be great for chilling out with friends on a balmy summer's day, listening to Triple J's top 100 and having a tasty BBQ treat well after the sun has set.


All of these pieces are available from River Island's Australian online store:

Women's Outfit: White Wrap Top, Black and White Stripe Midi Skirt, Black Zip Ankle Boots, Khaki  Sunglasses, Gold Open Necklace

Men's Outfit: Striped T-Shirt, Khaki Bomber Jacket, Dark Wash Slouch Jeans, Dark Brown Suede Military Boots, Brown Retro Sunglasses

Gilles Street Market Third Grand Bazaar

Hands up who's been to the Gilles Street Market before?

Tomorrow (7th December, 10am - 4pm), the Gilles Street Market will be holding their Third Grand Bazaar just in time for Christmas! As one of Adelaide's most popular market venues, there's something for everyone with over 140 stalls featuring many local Adelaide designers, as well as vintage, arts, crafts and most importantly homemade food! The markets are so much fun, and a great occasion to get together with a bunch of friends and have a lot of fun.

Adelaide Fashion Festival darlings Chelsea Eve and Casper & Pearl will also have their own stalls, so make sure to stop by and have a chat with their lovely designers, and support South Australian small businesses during the festive season.

I'll be wondering around - I'd love to meet some readers, so please say hi if you see me :)


Is it Love or Madness?

I have been a big fan of Adelaide label Couture + Love + Madness since first seeing designer, Cristina Tridente's collection at the 2013 Adelaide Fashion Festival.

The attraction of C+L+M pieces lie in their unique cuts, exquisite fabrics and bespoke fit. Cristina's AW14 collection entitled 'Silk Road' is no different, with gem-like pieces that glow with life regardless of the wearer.

I was very fortunate to be invited to C+L+M's very first runway show, which was held in a warehouse off Wyatt street, brimming with character. While every piece was beautiful, my personal favourite was a gold and blue dress with a gold mesh overlay (photo three, left hand side).


So Lucious

It's no secret that travel is something that has defined my life. I pretty much grew up traveling around the world with my parents on various business trips, to visit relatives and to explore new countries and alternate ways of life. I'm also no stranger to more permanent 'adventures', having lived in three different countries in my childhood, and a number of different towns and cities within each country.

Now, as an adult (can I call myself an adult yet?) I find myself traveling more and more, particularly for work. As a seasoned adventurer, there is nothing I find more valuable than comfort and hygiene, especially in travel friendly sizes which are easy to stash in a pocket or handbag.

My friends at Lush were kind enough to send me some such goodies, which have been invaluable on recent trips (as well as sleepovers). I've always been a big fan of their Dream Cream, which is very hydrating but not greasy (very important!) and also their shampoo bars (I have the Ultrashine Bar) which smell amazing and are easy to store.

Also of note are the Chou Chou Toothy Tabs, a clever alternative to keeping teeth clean (am I the only one who's toothpaste always decides to explode everywhere in my bag?), the Ultrabalm and Honey Trap lip balms (much soothing, so soft) and the Popcorn lip scrub and Sun body scent (which both smell like heaven).

Lush also recently re-launched their brand with new in-store and online experience - full of irresistible products handmade from ethically sourced ingredients. Walking past their store on Rundle Mall can be very dangerous for one's bank account... do so at your own risk!


Miu Miu Wallet // Glasshouse 'Kakadu' travel sized candle // souvenirs from Japan // Popcorn Lip Scrub // Amber earrings by Pike // Mimco bracelet // Honey Trap // Sun
Chou Chou Toothy Tabs // Dream Cream // Ultrashine Shampoo Bar // Diamond and Sapphire ring, handed down from Grandma to me // Akoya pearl earring by Sophie Bille Brahe // Ultrabalm // Freshwater pearl sunglasses by Chanel

Manhattan

It's no secret that celebrity chef Sean Connolly has in the last few weeks opened up his newest restaurant, Sean's Kitchen in the casino. Before heading off to the Finesse Lingerie Show as part of the Adelaide Fashion Festival, a bunch of friends and I decided to check it out.

The restaurant is very beautiful; reminiscent of mid century New York with a menu to match. If you've been watching too much Mad Men (like I have), Sean's Kitchen can fix you up that Old Fashioned along with a Chicken Kiev and side serve of Mac and Cheese. I promise, you'll leave counting down the days till you go back.

There aren't too many times per year when one can completely dress up. The Adelaide Fashion Festival opens up a number of opportunities, so for this event I channeled a bit of old school opulence with a touch of futurism.

This by johnny dress (from Niki Belle) is my new favourite go to piece for all evening occaisions. It's flattering, comfortable and a lot of fun!

Dress by johnny (via Niki Belle) // Jacket vintage maribou // Necklace custom golden south sea pearl

Photography by Tsega Assefa

Polar Opposites

Recently, I've been all about adding clothes to my wardrobe which are super comfortable, stylish and good quality. This season, I'm very drawn to longer skirts (of the wrap and pencil varieties) and matching top and trousers sets.

I bought this Dion Lee wrap skirt as a present to myself after being offered my dream job with my dream company. I also have my eye on a number of pieces from the new ASOS White collection - I think this is their very best collection ever!

 
I'm wearing: ASOS White top // Dion Lee wrap skirt // Shubar boots // Chanel sunglasses

Photography by Tsega Assefa