Saturday, May 8, 2010

Things I like on Saturday.


This is one of the posts I thought of doing while feeding in the middle of the night! What a multi-tasker I can be when I try!:)

Each Saturday, I will give you a little list of things I like at the moment.
I love reading other people's posts like this - because it gives me bright ideas and also introduces me to things that I otherwise may not have if you have anything you like on Saturday, don't forget to let me know!

* Luxe Expresso ( Missenden Rd, Newtown)
This is a relatively new bakery/cafe in Newtown. We have eaten there a few times and it was nice but I am a fan of the bakery part myself. Their bread is superb - and so are their cakes and pastries. My favourite so far is the Crimson Grape bread which was a foccacia style loaf with grapes baked inside and on top of the loaf! So moist and delicious! And don't miss the Wagyu beef sandwich. OMG, it's good.

Their coffee is great too and the people there are lovely. It has a similar seating arrangement to 'Bills' in Surry Hills and Darlinghurst - with large tables to share with other people. There are tables for smaller parties too though.
I do like to share generally speaking ,but not so much my table in a cafe - so I like the option of your own table too!!

* Ebay
As you may have read elsewhere on this blog, I hadn't ever even looked at Ebay before I became pregnant with J. I decided one day to have a look when I realised that organising to buy baby stuff was very similar to organising a wedding! Everything seemed very overpriced so I decided to try Ebay to see what I could find.
Well folks, I was a changed woman after that day. I bought furniture for J's room, maternity clothes, maternity formal wear, and various baby bits and pieces (not all at the same time though!).
Everything except the furniture was new too!
This weekend will be exciting as I am actually going to try to MAKE money on Ebay. I cleaned out my wardrobe and I'm hoping that the proceeds from the sales will pay for a few baby-free nights out in the coming months!


I like moss. That's a strange thing to say I know but I've seen a few gardens online and in magazines lately that have incorporated moss into their design. My favourite would be a tiny apartment in NYC that features a terrarium - complete with my gorgeous moss.
I haven't written about it here much but I am a bit of a gardener. I'm not a good one, but I love to try to be a good one. I think a garden ,no matter how small, is an essential part of a home. It's life-affirming to have beautiful greenery around you all the time and it's lovely to watch things grow and change with the seasons.
And of course, if everything dies because you forget to look after your garden, all you need to do is pop down to Flower Power and start again. Easy!

This is an online store I love for basics.
It is reasonably priced , good quality AND they have great sales.
Thought you might like to have a look.

*Seed femme
Another great place to shop for basics. I especially love their shoes.

*Mt Franklin sparkling mineral water.
I am a huge sparkling mineral water fan. I don't have a favourite brand ,however, I do like the Mount Franklin water because as the ad says - it's lightly sparkling. Which is nice - because sometimes you just don't want those big bubbles.

Wow, I sound like I need to get out more. And that's probably true, but mark my words, lightly sparkling? Thumbs up from me!

Hope you are having a lovely Saturday!



PinkPatentMaryJanes said...

Oh, that crimson grape bread sounds utterly delicious and worth me making a trip to Sydney for!

Today, I'm loving the sunshine.

I adored watching my netball team play their little hearts out even though they were a player down.

I'm loving how my daughter's outside with my husband in the new car - both reading the manuals and learning how to work it!

Actually, you know what? I'm just loving this day actually. Thanks for the reminder x

kate said...

i moved to newtown on sunday. i am so excited about checking out all the cute cafes. coffee, for me, is a simple pleasure.

luxe will have to be next. thanks for the tip.