Author: stemofsky

Summer Ready

It’s officially summer here in Melbourne! Finally 30 degree days, sunshine and beach. We’ve been doing some editing of the website to make sure our Aussie customers can shop summer easily. New styles will be uploaded each week. The Christmas period is absolutely crazy so when you’re running a small business like ours, it can get very hectic! Especially when you’re juggling a 9-5 job in between. Many thanks to our amazing buyer Sura who works like crazy to get everything to us in time! Here are some of the styles we’ve added to our summer edit. Hope you like them! ❤ Suri and Sura

Eating at: MJR TOM

Deliciousness on Smith Street – MJR TOM A great place to eat both healthy and unhealthy foods! I like cafes that are able to cater for both, as sometimes i’m not really in the mood to eat all the oil and all the fat. What makes MJR TOM great, is the fact that their healthy options are actually really yummy! Started off with the Wakey Wakey – beetroot, ginger, carrot, grapefruit, organic orange juice. SO good! Toss up between smashed avo (which i get all the time) and the Super Food Salad. Decided on Super Food Salad as can have smashed avo any time. A good choice! Kale, frisee, puffed wild rice, broccolini, roast pumpkin, walnuts, fig, goji berries and a poached egg. Very good with a really nice zesty dressing. First Super Food Salad that hasn’t been just a pile of green leafy blah. Going to try and recreate it at home! Xx Suri

Hermitage

Hello! If you’re a fan of beautiful classic artwork then a visit to the Hermitage exhibition at the NGV is a must! The exhibition is only open until the 8th of November though. Just managed to see it in time! “Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great showcases one of the world’s greatest art collections. Featuring works by artists including Rembrandt, Rubens, Velázquez and Van Dyck, the exhibition offers a dazzling array of works including the finest group of Dutch and Flemish art to come to Australia.” – NGV          It was really quite eye opening to see how much Catherine the Great valued art and modernising Russia during her 34 year reign. She collected art from all over the world. There was even a collection of precious jewellery and other artifacts from the Chinese Imperial Court. The whole exhibition made me want to visit Russia and see the Hermitage! Definitely a must see if you can get to it in time! Xx Suri

Stripes

Hey friends! Summer is just around the corner for us Melbournians! Sura is busy packing all the new stock to send over and summer styles will be going up online verrrry soon! In anticipation of summer, the other day I whipped out our Kelli Stripe Two Piece and wore just the skirt. It’s a super versatile two piece. Anything with stripes and I’m there! (outfit details: denim jacket – second hand, white top – staple, skirt –  stem of sky, sneakers – adidas, bag – Danielle Nicole) This particular day was pretty nice, mild weather. But my hayfever was out of control! So much as I love spring and all the flowers, I can’t wait until it’s over and I can breath again! You can purchase our Kelli Stripe Two Piece here. There’s only one left! Best fit is for a size 6 – 10. I’m a size 10 so the skirt fits fine, but the top might be a bit short on a taller girl (if you’re 170cm like me!). Xx Suri

Eating at: Hash Specialty Coffee & Roasters

Hi friends! Another weekend, another brunch adventure. This time round I went to visit Hash Specialty Coffee & Roasters (#). Just an FYI this place hasn’t ranked very well on Urban Spoon/Zomato? (whatever it is now). But I wanted to go anyway because sometimes reviews can be wrong (in this case it was kind of right :/). The outside facade of this place is pretty cool and will probably be able to capitalise on the grumpy brunch goers waiting in The Hardware Societe forever queue. The main attraction at Hash is their signature Fairy Floss Hot Chocolate. I am a huge hot chocolate fan (of late) and it has lead to me gain a couple of kilos. Nevertheless this hot chocolate was amazing and i would do it again! A fascinating concept where the fairy floss is the sugar to compliment the melted chocolate. Kind of concerning though, considering melted chocolate already has sugar in it…but whatever. It was  good fun and so delicious! I expect people are meant to drink their hot chocolate and coffees slowly; savouring …

Eating at: Little Henri

Have been exploring more of the North of Melbourne. I drive past this place all the time and finally found time to check it out! If you’re around Thornbury and you’re feeling like some particularly tasty eats, try Little Henri. Industrial vibe mixed with old world warmth. When it’s super busy the place feels really cosy with rich wooden furniture, leather seating, highlights of cool green and peeling paint feature walls. But when the crowd thins out you can appreciate the industrial vibe created by high ceilings, factory-like windows with black trims and oversized pendant lighting. I love the mix! There’s also what looked like a really nice outdoor area. Looking forward to sitting outside when the weather gets warmer again.          I had the smashed avocado with thyme buttered mushrooms, Persian feta and basil. It was amaze! Never had smashed avo with basil before. Interesting flavour. Usually I reserve basil for Pho and other Vietnamese related dishes, or salads. Have now decided to put basil on everything! The only strange thing I found about Little Henri is …

Eating at: Operator 25

Bare concrete ceilings, naked bulbs hanging everywhere you could strangle yourself by accident, ultra cool staff and most importantly delicious food and coffee. What more could a girl want when looking for a great brunch place? Meet Operator 25. I had the good fortune of trying the Spiced Chickpea Fritters – herb tahini, tomato and cucumber salsa, cottage cheese, chipotle sauce and crisp flatbread. It was super yummy! The fritters seemed more falafel-like in texture, but the herb tahini was amazing and really made the meal shine. Being a hungry type of girl who needs to have every meal be a super-heavy-filling… I did eat a lot of the sweet potato wedges. So good. Best to go early if you’re planning a weekend brunch as this places gets hectic fast! Xx Suri

Double Up

Hey friends! A little post on doubling up on jackets. Might seem perfectly normal to some and completely odd to others. I used to be only comfortable with wearing dress/shirt + jumper + coat. But lately I’ve become accustomed to wearing shirt + jacket + coat. Perhaps the highlight of boyfriend blazers as a must have item made it compulsory to wear it with everything? Whatever the fashionable reason, it looks pretty chic.         (outfit details: coat – stem of sky, jacket – stem of sky, denim shirt – stem of sky, jeans – du jour – shoes – midas, bag – second hand) It was a very cold day on Saturday while taking pictures in the rain. Can’t really complain though. Was pretty snug in my two jacket layering technique. Our Carrie Oversized Coat is definitely a daily essential. But a new favourite of mine is our Boyfriend Blazer; amazing quality and looks great paired with skinny jeans and dresses. Looking forward to wearing the grey linen blend option in warmer months. Xx Suri