I am going to combine the last 2 weeks for efficiency purposes. There’s a Louis Vuitton pop-up in Sydney called See LV right by Circular Quay – it’s a free 10 minute time waster that is absolutely worth the visit even if you’re not massively into LV. You get to see the history and archives of the LV collection from clothing, bags and accessories. Lastly, there’s an interactive component that uses the iconic LV monogram and you get to play around. The merchandise is mostly around books. It will set you a minimum of $59 with the LV City Guide series. I ended up purchasing the London City Guide as a manifestation and coffee table piece. You’ll get a tote bag with every purchase and get the posters because they’re free.
I had a hair consultation in a Newtown hair salon (A Loft Story). It’s incredibly lush and the lady who did my consult was incredibly helpful and kind. She gave me hair inspiration, had a look at my hair and then quoted prices for it. I hesitated because balayage is incredibly expensive for thick long hair girlies like me and a haircut for $100+ is also exxy. I would love to get a fringe and layers of some sort because I feel that would flatter my face and also I want a change – maybe a bit later.
I went to the Bec + Bridge warehouse sale on the weekend. I got there at 9am on the dot at Paddington Town Hall and the line was incredibly long but the wait was incredibly worth it as you can see with what I came out with. I knew in my head exactly what I came in for – a few pieces for work and some statement pieces. It is very fun to rummage through the piles and racks of clothes. I often struggle in vintage shops because of sizing. Whilst it is trendy at the moment, it is not size-inclusive and it’s incredibly difficult for bigger girls myself. Bec + Bridge does go up to a size 16 which isn’t the best but honestly better than most stores (it was a low bar). Everything I got was a size 14-16 and fit me perfectly.
I also did the JP Morgan corporate challenge which is a 5.6km walk/run around Centennial Park. Did it for the t-shirts but I came out with a good sense of achievement just doing something even if I walked most it (I’m not built for a run). A lot of people ran insane times – how are you incredibly smart and fit? It’s not fair. Although this event only makes me want to improve because I know I can do better.
After the warehouse sale, I decided to go to Barbetta for lunch. The vibes were immaculate and the food was amazing. This Sardinia pork ragu orecchiette was beautiful and not too heavy for pasta. I would have tried the arancini balls but it would have been too expensive.
Lastly, who does not love Messina ice-cream. I love trying the weekly special flavours – caramel on caramel on caramel with the caramel fudge and cookies was delicious.
–bit cringe but I did make a tiktok about my weekend to adult diversion which you can watch here
Watching: Heartbreak High & Seinfeld