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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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Japan Photo Diary | Part I

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Excuse my disappointing Japanese writing. I don’t know the language. I just copied “konnichiwa” in Google translate. Yep. But focusing on the more important thing… I went to Japan last month! This was my first time travelling with friends… which was interesting… but mostly fun :) I’ve shared some snippets here and there, a general summary of my trip. It was hard picking the main highlights (because there were so many!), but I think I’ve got a nice collection for you all to look through, otherwise you guys would be scrolling for years haha.

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We started off in Tokyo first, staying in a quaint and cosy apartment in Shibuya, not far from the city centre. The first day was mostly spent exploring the city and familiarising ourselves to our home for the next week.

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Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetMy friends and I looooooveeeee our desserts, so most of our meals consisted of pastries, tarts, ice-cream, waffles etc. We seriously left no dessert untouched.

Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetBut of course we couldn’t say no to Japanese favourites and we found this amazing 24/7 ramen place called Ichiran. Holy crap I’m getting hungry as I’m writing this…

Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetThis view could not be missed! And we were lucky enough to witness it at sundown at Roppongi Hills. How pretty are these pink hues!

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Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetAbundance of sorbets to cool off… it was bloody hot that day. But still worth.

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Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetSpent some time in Harajuku landing ourselves with some pretty cheap finds! And crepes. As good as mine looked… the top half was just cream, when I was anticipating ice cream :( Lesson learnt for next time!

Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetCouldn’t pass up Calbee’s chocolate drizzled potato chips with Hokkaido milk soft serve. It was like Maccas fries with soft serve, but next level. SO GOOD.

Sorry that a lot of these photos are just food, but that is seriously what we did mostly on our trip! Part two will be up soon where my Japan adventures continued in Osaka! Stay tuned :)

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