It’s such a social weekend, this one. And the week ahead is set to be social too – filled with my day job, a networking event, making a podcast and dinners with friends. I am loving being a social butterfly but I must remember to take time to relax and unwind so I’m not overwhelmed with activity. Must. Pace. Myself.
On Friday night (so cold and rainy), I went to Federation Square with Clare and watched the Coopers Australian Music Prize shortlist being announced by Bob Evans and Clare Bowditch, and saw some great up and coming bands (they were shortlisted) play live. It was good to see the bands’ friends and fans come support these bands – cheering them enthusiastically, amd fist pumping. And they were all so stylish. There was a fan-friend of Daily Meds in an amazing yellow sequinned knitted jacket and army green pants – I loved it!
I surprisingly enjoyed the hip hop, especially Urthboy‘s set (Jane Tyrrell, his companion singer, is wonderful), and want to explore more of it. My favourite performance of the night was Jess Riberirio and the Bone Collectors. It’s the first time the AMP has been open to a public audience and I think it worked well – bought great live music to the masses.
The shortlist is as follows:
Flume – Flume
Tame Impala -‐ Lonerism
The Presets – Pacifica
Grand Salvo -‐ Slay Me In My Sleep
Jess Ribeirio & The Bone Collectors -‐ My Little River
Liz Stringer -‐ Warm In the Darkness
Daily Meds -‐ Happy Daze
Hermitude -‐ Hyper-‐Paradise
Urthboy -‐ Smokey’s Haunt
The winner is announced in March, and will receive $30,000.
In one pot there was beef chilli with red kidney beans, tomato, onion, capsicum, zucchini, pumpkin and fresh green chillis. I’ll serve it with yoghurt and cheese.
In the other pot there was a curry made from lamb, potatoes, dates, carrots, cauliflower, capsicum, onion, chick peas and garlic, and a home made curry powder of cardamom, cumin, tumeric, coriander, cinnamon and salt, plus plain yoghurt and fresh red chilli. I tasted some curry and it was the best. Sweet, warm and spicy.
At night I went out with Pip – it was a great night. We ate at Fonda in Richmond, and didn’t run out of things to say all night. We talked and talked and talked! I found her so interesting. Funny that we have connections aside from blogging too.
I love Fonda – its service is quick and the food tastes light and fresh. A little noisy, but that comes with attracting a hip crowd.
To start, we had baked tortilla chips with salsa and guacamole, and cocktails. I chose the frozen margarita with elderflower and lychee – heaven! I also had horchata – a delicious cold drink that tastes like rice pudding.
Pip had a quesadilla filled with cheese, beans and chorizo (which I later ordered as I was still hungry!) and I had a fish taco and vegetarian taco. I find the fish taco is a bit too much like fish fingers, but it is still pretty good. The vegetarian taco was really flavoursome – lots of avocado, zucchini and corn – I will order two next time. The quesadilla was hearty and rich, I still have leftovers for breakfast!
We took a selfie – I was worried about being too busty in this one.
And an outfit shot. This dress is from ASOS – so cheap and I adore the rose print skirt and the tulle petticoats underneath.
Must get out of bed now – I’m doing a little road trip today, going to see Heidi. So excited. More food is in store, I know it!
Happy Sunday everyone!
Ps: I’d love it I’d you could click like on my photo – I entered it in the Life Flashes photography competition for Donate Life Week – there’s a camera up for grabs if I win! Thank you! And check out the other fantastic photos there while you’re at it.