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Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

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What I love about summer is enjoying days like these. Good weather, good food and good company. This week, we’ve been blessed with beautiful Sydney weather, so my friend and I decided to take advantage of it and hit up Watsons Bay for the day! We wanted to try out this food hub by the water that everyone raves about here called Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. We had to see for ourselves.

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It’s a 20 minute ferry ride from Circular Quay and once you hop off, it’s right outside; a short one minute walk. I loved the ambience and chill vibe of the place and they played some cool music to set the summer-y mood. I loved that you got to enjoy the view whilst enjoying your meal.

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My friend ordered the Hot Smoked Trout Salad with avocado, walnuts, apple, celery, citrus dressing. It was packed with flavour and you could really taste the smokiness of the trout.

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I ordered their Roasted Atlantic Salmon with cucumber salad, pomegranate & lemon infused olive oil yoghurt. And yes, it did taste as good as it looked.

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One thing I wasn’t the biggest fan of was how confusing ordering food and drinks were. There were no waiters to take your order, we had to go to the bar to order… and there were quite a few drink stations on site. But nonetheless, we both enjoyed our food, the weather and the view.

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Because we were there, it was a must to go to the beach. We headed to Camp Cove beach, a family-friendly environment, just under 10 minutes walk from the ferry station.

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We enjoyed a couple hours here just relaxing, listening to music, reading and snacking on fruit before we headed up near the rocks and witnessed this gorgeous view… Well done Sydney.

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After more relaxing from this vantage point haha… we did the Watsons Bay coastal walk. It was so amazing to see the oceans and to feel the strong, cooling winds on the hot day we went.

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By favourite part of the walk was seeing the Sydney skyline from the cliff. The sight of this makes me love the city I live in. I would LOVE to come back to this view at sunset one day.

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Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
1 Military Road,
Watsons Bay NSW 2030
Hope you are all having a lovely week so far and I’ll see you guys in my next post :)

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Cafe Review: The Paramount Coffee Project

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Hi guys,

So I’ve noticed that the food section of the blog is lacking TERRIBLY in content, so I’ve decided to attend to this issue right now. In my uni holidays, I went on a few food adventures and my first one was at The Paramount Coffee Project located in Surry Hills. The ambience is really lovely there with a lot of natural, open light, and friendly staff. I’m just kicking myself for not taking photos of the interior :( Their menu sounded great all round and there was a large variety of dishes to choose from, which made our decision of what to eat really difficult.

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For drinks, I ordered a hot brew of Pheonix Oolong tea ($4.50), which is one of my favourite to drink in the Winter time, however, was slightly disappointed when it was hot enough, therefore, it wasn’t brewed properly. Still tasted nice though!

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Our main dishes consisted of Fried Chicken Waffle with Japanese Curry and the all famous Crumbed Eggs of Toast with mustard braised hock and kale, which was DIVINE. Actually, both dishes were enjoyable and tastes great! If I could change anything, it would be to bring up the spiciness of the curry, because it was extremely mild. Overall, I would definitely go back to this place and try other things on their menu.

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Address:
80 Commonwealth Street,
Surry Hills, Sydney NSW 2010

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The Unbirthday Cake: Happy Birthday Mum!

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One of the downsides to my job, is the unfortunate scenario when I am away from family and friends, and often at times that are important like weddings, birthdays, parties, etc. While I try my best to be around my family and friends as often as I possibly can, not all can be avoided. This year, I missed my mum’s birthday….so, as a slight consolation, I organized for her to have a birthday cake. And not just any cake mind you (my mum likes the chocolate cake from Michele’s Patisserie every year :P ), my sister has been eyeing the cakes made by Nikki Lee from the Unbirthday Bakery and when she showed me, I knew we HAD to give our mum one of her cakes for her birthday this year. You should hop on over to her website and her instagram to see the creations she makes… but be warned, your keyboard/phone may be saturated in your saliva by the end of the browsing :D

This was the cake we chose for our mum this year. It’s a red velvet cake covered in chocolate and edible flowers :) Isn’t it gorgeous! Thank you Nikki for creating this cake so last minute for us, and major thanks to my sis for logistically organizing this cake to get to mum in time even though I was away, and for the photos (I would have taken the photos myself but its hard to ask a family to NOT eat a cake this pretty and wait for me to return just so I can take photos of it haha!)

The verdict? Mum said it was yummy (yay! most important :D)… and its hard to please her tastebuds past the chocolate palette hehe :)

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ps: This lady makes the prettiest macarons too… Jillian and I can’t wait to get our hands on some to sample!! When we do, be sure that we will likely be sharing the photos with all of you! :D

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