Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Silks Crown Perth, Burswood

I made an announcement a few weeks ago that I would be stopping all invited events and posts unless unavoidable for the time-being. Unlike others who have a strong moral stance against these kinds of posts, for me it's more about time (or lack of). I've got a rapidly growing business and a pretty busy workload at my day job and was finding that unlike my normal blogging where I could visit and then blog whenever I felt like it, there's an unspoken expectation from the host/sponsor that you will blog within a certain timeframe. So when an invitation from Silks Crown appeared in my inbox, I had a bit of a dilemma. Take up the delicious opportunity or stick to my word. Turns out my appetite is more powerful than my words (yes, I am hanging my head in shame right now!) so I RSVP'ed with an excited "yes please!" and invited fellow blogger Mel from Take Me To Foodie Heaven to join me.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Little India, Singapore


On our second day in Singapore, we jumped on the MRT and headed to Little India. I didn't know what there was to see in Little India but I knew there were brightly coloured buildings and I knew I had to see them! 

Little India is only two stops (4 minutes) from the Clarke Quay MRT station yet feels like you've left Singapore and travelled to Delhi (albeit a very quiet Delhi). As soon as we got off the train, I noticed that almost all of the passengers who alighted with us were Indian, the advertisments along the MRT walls featured Indian models and as we headed up the escalator to street level, we saw a group of women shuffling along in wearing brightly coloured saris.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Matisse Beach Club, Scarborough

I was really disappointed to have missed a blogger event at Matisse Beach Club because of this so when an email arrived inviting me to arrange a visit, I jumped at the chance.

Matisse is in the location where the Lookout used to be and has been setup up by the same group who are behind the Breakwater. They only opened about six months ago but with their bright neon colours and beach-side location, have been attracting quite a bit of interest. Inspired by the beach clubs in Miami and taking inspiration from places like Potato Head and Ku De Ta in Bali, Matisse is one of Perth's first venues to offer bottle service.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Maxwell Road Hawkers Centre, Singapore

After a morning of shopping, we decided to head to the Maxwell Road Hawkers Centre in Chinatown for some lunch. Everyone from Anthony Bourdain to our taxi drive had recommended we order from the Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice at stall 10, so that was our plan... Find a table and order chicken rice from Tian Tian.

I had read that people flock to the centre especially for Tian Tian and that you should expect to wait for 30+ minutes just to place your order. This wasn't what we experienced.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Life of Pia's chorizo, mushroom and sundried tomato pasta

After a gorgeous warm Saturday, Perth's weather turned and we were issued with a severe weather warning the next day. I don't know about you but for me, cold weather  = comfort food.

Looking in my fridge, I found a Barossa smoked chorizo sausage and a wedge of romano cheese that I had picked up from my local continental deli Smoult's, as well as a bag mushroom and a jar of semi sundried tomatoes. Success... Instant meal! It took less than 15 minutes to throw together and about the same amount of time to eat. ;) 

Friday, 19 September 2014

The Bodhi Tree Cafe, Mt Hawthorn

I visited The Bodhi Tree Cafe with my Mum during the week. It's become a bit of a tradition. We visit the Ruah Op Shop (formerly Daughters of Charity) and then head across the road for a drink.

With the gorgeous spring weather Perth has been blessed with this week, I decided to skip the hot drinks and have a fresh juice. The sign had a list of different juice combinations, or you could make your own. I decided to make my own and I did so in every sense. After paying, I was given a plastic cup and sent over to the juice bar along the window to select my ingredients to juice.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Cafe Smorgas, Sanur Bali

Photo credit: Little Bali Love
Cafe Smorgas is on main street in Sanur, Jl Tamblingan  and right next door to a massage spa (Healing Hands). On this trip, Healing Hands was the massage spa that we visited daily, so after a morning massage and seeing that they were popular, we decided to give them a shot for brunch.