The Daniel O’Connell gastropub in North Adelaide takes the concept of traditional Irish fare with a creative twist to daring lengths. They also went to town with their drinks menu- their ‘Old Fashioned’ uses bacon infused bourbon, and their ‘A Sangre Fria’ Mary uses vintage sirloin washed vodka (I enjoyed that! Like a chilled raw soup in a glass. Strange, but delicious,).
Phil and our friend Jeff shared a Sunday Roast for two, and I ordered the vintage sirloin with leeks, spring onions, and whipped fat. The boys picked the hits, and I picked a miss. Bugger. Their roast beef was perfect. I picked the more interesting dish, but found that the flavours didn’t sit well with me- pickled spring onions (supposed to be inspired by kimchi), smelt like feet; and the cold whipped fat tasted was exactly as it sounds, now that I think about it.
Apart from my meal, everything else was gorgeous. The interiors, the atmosphere, the service, the interesting drinks- all thumbs up.
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Hope you’ve all been well. I’ve just come back from an (awesome) holiday in Thailand and Cambodia- and now facing the madness of work, study, and what my friend Arjun calls “life admin”. It’s about time I did another makeup post!
This look is a work appropriate way to wear a little bit of colour for the neutral lovers amongst us. The green shade and little pop of gold also makes it a nice way to sneak in some Christmas colours- pair with a glossy red if you are feeling particularly festive.
MAC Flourishing e/s
MAC Omega e/s
Benefit Stay Don’t Stray
MAC Bronzing Powder in Bronze
Hope you all have a great Christmas and New Years! xPosted by myfunnyvalentine on Dec 10th, 2014 in FOTD | 109871 commentKhaki%2C+gold%2C+rose-+work+appropriate+Christmas+makeup+FOTD2014-12-10+01%3A31%3A53myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10987
Christmas is coming around alarmingly quick, and I just wanted to quickly share some cute limited edition Christmas 2014 releases. Next year I promise to do a more comprehensive list, and to do it earlier!
Benefit limited edition Pretty Parfait Christmas set ($75AUD): includes their best selling ‘problem solvers’ – full size ‘They’re Real’ mascara, full size ‘Stay Don’t Stray’ in light/medium, full size ‘Gimme Brow’, and a 7.5mL mini POREfessional.
The products are packaged in an adorable tin, which can be reused on your vanity.
Available at Benefit counters worldwide and www.benefitcosmetics.com
Jurlique’s Limited Edition 2014 Hydra-Gloss in Blushing (left) and Neutral (right) are a cross between a gloss and a tinted lip balm. Both Hydra Glosses add a sheer milky colour to the lips- very sheer, so it’s a one-size-fits-all product. $22/10mL at selected Jurlique outlets.
Internationally renowned fashion illustrator Megan Hess has collaborated with Glasshouse to create a limited edition Christmas collection for 2014. There are various gift sets available with her custom illustrations, including the On The Go Duo (pictured above), which includes a miniature candle and hand cream in a Megan Hess illustrated toiletry bag.
Retails for $29.95 on www.glasshousefragrances.com
note: these products were sent by PR for consideration. See PR tab for editorial policy.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Dec 9th, 2014 in Reviews | 109640 comments. Christmas+2014+gift+ideas+from+Jurlique%2C+Glasshouse%2C+and+Benefit2014-12-09+10%3A13%3A41myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10964
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