No4 Blake Street, North Perth

If you have been searching for that perfect place for a weekend brunch, definitely hit up No4 Blake street – I guarantee it won’t let you down.

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Located on Blake Street in North Perth, this cafe-come-restaurant is everything you want in casual dining, breakfast, lunch or dinner. No4 Blake Street features a modern and original menu that foodies about town will rejoice in, as well as funky, fresh decor, a great atmosphere and to top it off friendly but not over the top customer service.

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Europe 2014 – My Highlights

Going to Europe for a month was a whirlwind, an incredible experience and really, truly the trip of a lifetime. I feel as though we saw so much of this part of the world in so little time and I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to while I am still so young. Many people don’t ever get the chance to travel or holiday (my parents just went on their first big overseas trip a few years ago!), so I’m very happy and grateful that I’ve had the chance to explore some of Europe, including some major cities.

Below I have shared a few snaps and some of the highlights of my trip – enjoy!

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The day has come – Europe 2014!

Today I’m off on a trip of a lifetime – Europe here I come!

Europe

I will be away for four weeks in total, and while it’s not nearly long enough I’m sure this trip will give me a good taste of the best of Europe and will spark the travel bug in me for future European holidays and travel. Having never been before, I’m going to be such a tourist – all the major tourist attractions in the cites we visit high up on my to-do list.

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Keturah Day Spa – Heaven in a massage and facial

For Christmas last year I received a gift voucher for a massage and facial package for Keturah Day Spa. SQUEE! Best. Present. EVER. I didn’t even hint at wanting this either (though I really, really did) – good job, Boyfriend! I was saving my voucher to use for a special occasion, so I recently decided to book myself in at Keturah in Highgate to rejuvenate my skin after a few weeks of travel – my poor, dehydrated skin was definitely feeling the ill-effects of flying.

Keturah

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Cheeky Chocolate Cheesecake

A chocolate cheesecake was my little brothers’ dessert of choice for his 18th birthday dinner recently. I like to bake but was happy he chose something easy as I’m certainly no pro (see my Super easy *cough packet mix* Easter cupcakes here).

Chocolate Cheesecake

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Rochelle Adonis – Another fabulous experience

A friend of mine recently turned 23 and to celebrate she arranged for a group of us girls to head to High Tea at Rochelle Adonis Cakes and Confections in Highgate. Cake, champagne* and gossip – I can’t think of a better way to celebrate!

I have reviewed Rochelle’s before (you can read about this here) so I won’t go into all the details, but yet again it was another fabulous experience and here are here pictures to prove it.

Flowers

tea

savouries

Sweets

girls

*We were booked in for the 10am session so decided against the champers, but the special blend loose-leaf teas by the Seventh Duchess  (I had ‘Queen of Hearts’) and Remedy single origin French press coffee were the perfect accompaniments to our High Tea delicacies.

Dominique

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Tara’s favourite Anzac biscuits

Anzac biscuits with a cup of tea - perfection!

Anzac biscuits with a cup of tea – perfection!

ANZAC biscuits are high up on my list of favourite things to bake. Mainly because you can eat the delicious uncooked mixture without feeling too sick afterwards (I think it’s because there are no eggs in the recipe) and also because they are so damn easy.

Ever since early high school, I have made Anzac biscuits using my mums recipe, which in all honesty is probably very similar to all other recipes out there. One day when I brought some Anzac’s to school that my mum had baked, my best friend at the time (who is still my best friend to this day) declared that they were the best Anzac biscuits she had ever eaten. And so began the tradition of me baking Anzac biscuits for her, though she still claims that mine are never as good as my mums, even though I use the same recipe!

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