Wishlist 2017

Wishlist 2017

 Canon Selphy Compact Photo Printer, Mermaid Salon Deluxe Glitter PaletteLime Crime Fuschia Velvetin Set of 3, Lime Crime Mermaid Hi-Lite, Lime Crime Charmed Perlee, Lime Crime Raisin Hell LipstickMini Display Table Easel, Dr Martens Salome Patent Size 5, Foam Reading Pillow, , Lenora Dame Fly Me to the Mew necklace, Prada bag, Prada wallet, Paper Lover’s book: Love life, Minc Rose Gold Southern Cross Necklace, Lyra Double Strand Y Necklace, Lumiere Earrings, Enchanted Rose Earrings, , Geeky Pixel Heart Earrings

Received: Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Speaker, Queen of Hearts Earrings,  Icecream Pusheen, Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Palette

I can’t believe I’m turning 26 in just a short number of weeks, and that I’ve been doing this wishlist post for so many years now! How nostalgic and yet, surreal it feels to think about life back then..

As I get older, the harder it becomes to add ‘fun’ things to a wishlist that is appropriate for someone else to buy lol

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Family Luncheon at Balgownie Estate

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One of my responsibilities at work is to organise staff events, and this year, we decided to splurge a bit and go to a winery!

On Saturday 5th August, we held our ‘Family Luncheon’ at Balgownie Estate. Each employee was allowed to bring a plus one, so of course, I dragged this fella along despite his whinging (srsly tho, free lunch and wine tasting!).

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The function started with this lovely gentleman, whose name I have forgotten, educating us on five different wines, whilst providing us with a generous serving of each! Despite not really enjoying wine, I ended up really liking the two sparkling wines that we got to try – NV Premium Cuvee Brut and 2015 Black Label Sparkling Shiraz. I ended up buying both in the end, thankfully with a generous discount from the same gentleman.

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Of course, with such a large group of ladies, it was expected that in between drinking and eating, we would be taking photos! Apart from it being a little bit chilly, the weather was perfect for some fun outdoor photos too.

And no, Ash did not take any of these photos! He was too busy enjoying the warmth of indoors…

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I’m all about the little details, so I not only created a seating plan that encouraged people to chat with people they’re not used to, but also created a lovely place card for everyone that matches with the invites I also made (not pictured).

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I also host trivia every year, and of course, provide prizes for the winning team and runner up!
As can be expected, I don’t always get the biggest budget for purchasing these prizes, so it’s all about finding cheap bulk items and making them look ‘pretty’. If my memory serves me right, everything in the above photo – 5 main prizes and 5 runner up prizes – in total, cost me around $40 to put together.

(Note: Ash’s team won the trivia and no, it was not rigged!)

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Our package consisted of alternating entrees and alternating mains. I unfortunately didn’t manage to get a good photo of each of the dishes, but I dare say they were all quite enjoyable. The worst dish of the lot would probably be my chicken, which I felt was unfortunately a little bit dry, despite the goodflavours.

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It was such a fantastic day and I was really happy with how everything turned out in the end.
Our mini bus of people decided to stop by the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie on the way back, and I seriously cannot believe that I’ve never been before! It was chocolate heaven and I felt like was a kid in a candy chocolate store!

Disney Aladdin on Broadway!

I really enjoy musicals and theatre, so when I heard Aladdin was coming to Melbourne, I pretty much bought tickets as soon as they were out on pre-sale (Oct 2016 for a May 2017 show)!

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Now, while Aladdin wasn’t my favourite Disney film growing up, I’ve always really loved the songs, so it was a real treat to see them performed live on stage by talented performers (hello genie!). And although there were many songs (and part of the story line) that differed from the original Disney film, I still really enjoyed everything and do recommend it.

We watched Aladdin at Her Majesty’s Theatre, and although I really enjoyed the show, I was disappointed in the size of Her Majesty’s and the close proximity of the person next to me did distract me from the show quite a bit! However, apart from that, Aladdin the Broadway Musical is definitely something you should check out if you ever get the chance!