Friday, April 18, 2014

Chronicling Giuliana Rancic

On our very first day of the short-lived, mid-semester "holidays", we could not reject the idea of seeing Fashion Police host, E! News Personality and reality show star, Giuliana Rancic at Westfield, Sydney. We admittedly have quite the girl-crush on the fashion risk-taker, and her incredible Willow outfit did not disappoint. Not only was she overwhelmingly lovely and beautiful, but she took time with all of us keen fans that had been waiting throughout the morning for her arrival. 

It was an exciting morning, from watching various Australian designer garments strut down the red carpet, to seeing the gorgeous Jackie O and the anticipated, Giuliana. The crowd was (mostly) lovely and hung onto every word of Giuliana's throughout the Q&A session. The hour-long visit from the star flew by as she talked about fashion, her picture-perfect family, her recent breast cancer battle and opposed the rumours of traditional Hollywood "bad girl", Joan Rivers. 

We had a great time listening to such an inspirational and successful women, ending the day with a walk through Sydney's, Angel Place. We have our finger's crossed that Giuliana makes her second visit to Sydney in the near future, continuing her blossoming long-run association with Westfield. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Chronicling The Grounds of Alexandria

We are constantly saying to one another that we need to go to to the Grounds of Alexandria, and we are happy to say that it has definitely lived up to the hype and reputation it has garnered in the two years since its opening. It was a truly unique dining experience and one that goes far beyond just food. Even arriving mid- morning on a weekday, the establishment was bursting with life and filled with everyone from mums who had dropped their kids off at school to the cool, hipster- types taking advantage of the very instagramable surroundings. One of these being the market stalls that host a range of baked goods such as breads, cakes and tarts (which looked almost too good to eat), and also fresh lemonade, fruit and flowers, such as the mesmerising rainbow coloured roses pictured above.

As we waited for a table, we took the time to explore The Ground's rustic and industrial charm, including the outdoor eating area, which has a separate BBQ shack, the gardens where fresh produce is picked daily and used in the restaurant's dishes, the tractor truck, and one of our personal favourites: the animals, including the pig named Kevin Bacon.

We then had coffee and lunch in the cafe, which proved to be flavoursome, fresh and very filling. We would definitely recommend taking a visit to the Grounds and allowing time to explore all the iconic destination has to offer.

The Grounds of Alexandria
Building 7A, No.2 Huntley St 
Alexandria NSW 2015

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