Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Day 1: Melbourne Shopping Report



Cool lightbox on Hosier Ln (outside Movida)

Purchases
: Nil (does a French manicure & pedicure count?). Was not feeling my best (thought I was coming down with a cold, turned out to be hayfever), and the weather was so hot...I also had limited time today as I was playing chauffeur to hubby, who sat an all-day exam, with a break in between.

Today's Outfit: Akira blue silk/wool dress (oh so comfortable) with Chloe silk blouse worn open and upside down, Havaianas slim thongs in Champagne and Chloe lambskin bracelet bag. I had more a chic outfit planned, but decided to dress for comfort due to the hot weather, and saved it for the evening. When it cooled a little in the evening, I changed into my Rachel Roy draped dress & Christian Dior Extreme Python sandals, I plan to repeat this outfit this weekend for a Moroccan dinner, so will try to take a pic this time...

Breathtaking moments: At the Belinda store on Malvern Road - spotted the Dries Van Noten silver sequinned skirt, a few sizes too big, so did not even try it, but it was a beauty to behold. The stock was very limited, so that was pretty much it. Also quite loved a drapey bronze/gold necklace at Kirrily Johnston. At $280 (and having exceeded my budget for this month, and probably the next), I sadly had to leave it in the store...am still thinking about it though.


Shops covered:



High Street, Armadale: Falke (new store - first one in Australia! Baulked at the merino wool tights at AUS$89, must buy them online for almost half that price), Kirrily Johnston, Scanlan & Theodore. Very sad to find that one of my favourite stores, The Frock Exchange, was no longer in existence.

Malvern Road, Hawksburn: Belinda, Empire Rose, Little Joe by Gail Elliot, Trelise Cooper, Willow.



Food:
Found a trendy cafe around the corner from where we were staying (on Yarra St, off Toorak Rd), and had a quick lunch before hubby had to return to his afternoon exam session. My lunch: grilled asparagus with truffle oil, poached egg, mascarpone & smoked salmon. Dinner was at our favourite restaurant: Movida



Left: San Jacobo de Cordoniz- Hunter Valley Quail, partially boned, crumbed and filled with Jamon and Mahon cheese

Right: Viera - Roasted Scallop with Jamon and Potato Foam (this and the Wagyu steak tartare, which we did not order this time, are our favourite dishes here, absolutely delicious!)


Cecina: Air cured Wagyu beef thinly sliced with a truffle foam and poached egg (so amazing! luuuurve truffle anything...)

Carillera de Buey: Slowly braised beef cheek in Pedro Ximenez on cauliflower puree


Costilla con sobrasada: roast lamb cutlet encased in a catalan pork and paprika pate (I was tossing between having this or churros with hot chocolate for 'dessert', but was so curious to try this, so lamb it was...)

32 comments:

  1. Ahh your blog always makes me feel so hungry. Lovely food :)

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  2. Happy tuesday, Brigadeiro.

    Your "Couture Cuisine" photos always impress me!!! Love the signature/ logo of Movida you captured in 3 photos.

    The color of your Akira dress is heavenly blue :)
    Hope you feel better and enjoy the sunshine!!!

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  3. it is quite hot in melb now!
    i love movida too. i have to try and get there more often.
    pity they dont have more vegetarian options, but then it wouldn't be very spanish without all the meat right?

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  4. i like the suspended mannequin in the willow window.

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  5. That asparagus dish looks yum, and I love the color of the blue dress!

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  6. wowwwww, I'm going to copy this dish: grilled asparagus with truffle oil, poached egg & smoked salmon, mhhhhhh, incredibly appetizing ... if we lived in the same city often eat them together, ja,ja,ja the best palate(paladar-gusto) of any network !!!!! ERES LO MÁS EXQUISITO DEL MUNDO

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  7. Looks amazing...love your blog! Now followng ♥

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  8. What an amazing country it must be, really want to go there some day! Beautiful pics :)

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  9. Looks like a great trip :)
    and your lunch looks TASTY!

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  10. fingers crossed for your Hubby's exam. Now I am off to find a lamb chop !

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  11. But where are you? I wish you'd put more pictures of YOU wearing the outfits! But the yummy food will have to do :)

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  12. hayfever and heat aside, sounds like you had a wonderful time! and completely agree -- adore truffle anything

    xo

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  13. Wow, all of this food looks unbelievably out of this world, if I concentrate hard enough I feel like MAYBE I can taste it a little haha. The asparagus and poached egg seems like a dish that would be easy enough to make at home, must try it some time!

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  14. Those dishes look and sound amazing. Makes my mouth water just by looking at the pictures!

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  15. oh so much food - now im hungry x

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  16. Fabulous purchys and shops, darling!
    And that lamb looks delish!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  17. drooling over all the food pics.... xo

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  18. What an outing! Love the electric blue...

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  19. Makes me miss Melbourne so much!

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  20. Hello sweetheart,
    I hope all is well!
    Two days ago your package has been returned to me!
    Argh! I will email you about. It has to be there during the next two weeks!!!!
    But for now: You have ben tagged.... *gg*
    Big hug + much love, sofie

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  21. Ugh high-res photos of food are so disastrous to keeping to one's diet plans! Your lunch looks fresh and delicious!

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  22. hope you are feeling better but looks like you had fun nonetheless!!
    how was belinda?

    xx
    L.

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  23. Hello beautiful lady :)

    You're in town! Hope you are having a ball :)

    I will forever be jealous of your *genuine* Dior Extremes - they're an heirloom piece, such a perfect reflection of our time in pop culture through fashion *sigh*

    Movida! Heaven <3

    I bought something in HK that made me think of you :) I will let you know when I eventually get around to posting it!

    <3 xxx

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  24. Ps your favourite Movida dishes are mine too, ha!

    <3 xxx

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  25. I am curious as to how the chloe silk blouse will look on you! But as it's you it'd probably look AMAZING. :)
    I think I'm going out for scallops in a bit as your food porn pics are making me hungry. :)
    Love always! :)

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  26. Mmmmm, what a delicious luch!! I am starving right now!

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  27. everything looks way too yummy!

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  28. Interesting reportage, I'm curious about that peachy salmon dress from Willow ... and of course great food pictures again, the best in blogoshpere :)

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  29. Yummy!! Looks amazing! I wish I were in Melbourne right now! xoxoxoxo

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  30. the food looks tasty! i like your photos!

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