11 August 2011

Day in the life: Bits + bobs from the past few days

The storm :: We had a fantastic lunch at (the newly refurbished) Dunes restaurant at Palm Beach on Sunday afternoon. I highly recommend if you're ever in the area and need the perfect spot and superb food. Choose from the restaurant or the kiosk, or just picnic on the grass right next to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Oh, and there's even a magnificent playground. Tick. Tick. Tick. This was the storm that was rolling in as we left:

And if you turned around 180º, you'd be in Summer Bay see this - Palm Beach, aka the strip of sand made famous by Aussie soap Home and Away (and not a cloud in the sky!):

The vice :: Mr Tonic and I are nuts about Chai lattes (Arkadia brand) made with 1/2 Oat Milk and 1/2 full cream milk. Not the healthiest stuff (far from it when you read the ingredients!), but far too good to resist. 

(above) Wedgewood mug from Peters of Kensington (buy it here), Jennifer Zeuner necklace from Eclektica (buy it here), Meadowlark ring (buy it here), Cheap Monday "Cathy" sweater from Shopbop (buy it here).

The renovation update :: So we painted the front door that icy blue colour used on the patio "feature wall", and it was, well, it was "Meh.." on a grand scale. As luck would have it, we had a can of high gloss paint lying around. But what colour you ask? Well. Remember this little stool I painted a year or so back?

Yes! That's now officially our front door colour!

Mr Tonic and I look at it lovingly every time we walk past...

One coat down, two to go!

The magazines :: Real Living's September 2011 issue is in the house (and it's all kinds of fresh n' fruity!). Spring is in the air, Tonic-ettes!

The same could be said for Aussie InStyle, whose September issue looks something like this (below). I thoroughly enjoy Australian InStyle. Katie Holmes should be paying them to be on the cover.

The online magazine :: Ivy and Piper's Style Issue is live. That deserves and exclamation mark!!! (And PS, you'll find my doing my thing on pages 100-105).


The dinner :: Quinoa, green beans, sweet potato oven roasted in coconut oil, mint, coriander, onion, shredded coconut, cashew nuts, sesame seeds. AWESOME!

I want to also thank everyone who commented on yesterday's post. I was blown away by all of your journeys, thoughts and recommendations. Wow. Thank you! And Happy Thursday Tonic-ettes!


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