Author: LilMissJlxy

Food Review: Gordon St Garage

Gordon St Garage was the place where I had my first proper Perth cuppa and so you can imagine that it holds a special place in my heart. However over the past few years, apart from occasional quick stops to get some takeaway coffees before heading to Watertown, I’ve not stepped foot in here to try the food. So on this hot summery day, and with the spur of the moment decision, it was finally time to head back to the first gorgeous place that I fell in love with in Perth. Admittedly, it was daunting at first… Staring at that menu and trying to figure out what to eat. (I usually do a bit of research of the place I’m heading to before I go.) But after that initial setback, I finally selected my meal and waited in anticipation. I ordered the BBQ Salmon with quinoa, fennel and orange salad. When it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised at dish that sat before me. The presentation was definitely different from what I had in mind. …

Beauty Review: Clinique Quickliner for Eyes

In my opinion, the quickest way to glam up or put together any look is a quick stroke of eyeliner. My go-to eye look has always been black winged eyeliner and if I was going for something a bit more elaborate, an addition swipe of my eye-shadow stick. After almost 6 years of practice, I can easily and almost perfectly complete my eye makeup within 5 minutes. (Thank God for steady hands!) Recently, I’ve been drawn to pencil liners which led to my latest purchases. I was browsing the Catch of the Day app when I came across these two Clinique Quickliner for Eyes that were on offer.   Since I was in the market for new eyeliner, I bought the colours 01 new black and 02 smoky brown. Initially I thought that the colours would look darker and more opaque but they turned out to be in more muted tones. Fortunately, I’ve been drawn to natural looks and did not mind it too much.   Pros:  Now I have tried many different pencil liners, and disliked most of them as they tend to …

Review: The Cat Cafe @ Bugis Village, Singapore

When I was in Singapore for the holidays, my friends Sam and Don brought me to the Cat Cafe. Located in the heart of the ever-busy Bugis, is this accessible cafe where you can chill and enjoy the company of the resident cats. To be honest, I was kind of reluctant when Don suggested that we hang out here as I am a dog-person (and forever will be. I shall not be swayed!) But I figured it’ll be an interesting experience and so I braved on. The entry fee is $15 for unlimited minutes of cat time and a complimentary first drink. You can always have your meal there by ordering from their decent array of food items. 🙂 What I really enjoyed about the Cat Cafe is the relaxed atmosphere; with the cats lazing about/sleeping and the pitter-patter of the rain outside, it was a purr-fect little escape from hustling and bustling Singapore. Unfortunately, we got there during the cats’ nap times, so most of them were sleeping there instead of walking around the cafe. Looking at them …

Food Review: The Modern Eatery (Mount Lawley)

Their sister branch in Freo has long been one of my favourite Japanese places. So when I was invited to visit their Mount Lawley outlet, I was ecstatic. The Modern Eatery specialises in Aburi sushi, where the top of the fish is lightly cooked with a blow torch whilst the rest of it remains raw. Their decor consist of a sleek and minimalist style that holds the whole place together. Now all my friends can attest to this, I’m not the type of girl who goes to a restaurant and orders a salad. So if I said that I really liked the salad, I REALLY liked the salad. The sesame dressing and the mix of vegetables blends really well. It was super refreshing and perfect for the hot day. But my favourite part of the salad was the tiny little sweet potato fries at the top! It’s so yummy that I’m even considering ordering this salad the next time I come back. Oops. It is a pretty sizable portion and I recommend that you share this among 2-4 people if you want …

Cafe Review: The General Sherman

Saturday mornings are the best time to go out and explore new cafes… And after many failed attempts, I finally had the chance to visit The General Sherman. Located right opposite Fiona Stanley Hospital is a cute little cafe, perfect for a little me-time as it’s quiet on the weekends. The decor in the cafe has an industrial meets organic kind of vibe. With all the natural light shining in from the full-panel windows that is surrounding the cafe to the rustic pieces, I couldn’t help but love the brunch feels that I was getting. In addition to that, I love the fact that they had a kitchen, which basically means that I’m free from the fridge food choices! Yay! After much deliberation, I finally decided on an iced coffee($5) and the Pulled Pork Benedict ($19) as I felt that it was a unique dish that you wouldn’t usually find other cafe menus. And I’m glad to say that it did not disappoint!!    Needless to say, I polished off every bit of my yummy brunch, from …

9 Ways to Make 2016 Your Best Year Yet

Amidst the bustling festivities at the start of every new year, we often find ourselves wondering if there’s any point in setting this year’s resolutions. Every year we set goals to exercise and be healthier and improve ourselves but we give up before we reach the halfway mark, so what’s the point right? But as I reflect on the past year, I’m convinced that every tiny improvement goes towards making our year better. So I’ve come up with 9 realistic and reasonable resolutions that will help 2016 your best year yet. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water everyday. Sounds straight forward and simple right? Everyone knows that we need to drink water everyday, but little do we know about the importance of why we do it. Being hydrated throughout the day help to keep us energised. It also contributes greatly to keeping our immune system in tip top condition! (Personally, I like to keep a jug of water in my room to ensure that I have easy access to water.) Sleep at least 8 …