Saturday, 24 May 2014

Patricia Melbourne CBD

Last Wednesday my day finished early so I strolled through the city in need of a coffee. Up the end of Little Bourke St (on the corner of Little Bourke and William) I saw a line of 15+ people, all of which where in business suits, queuing out the door of Patricia

Patricia is a standing only cafe with a simple three choice coffee menu - black, white, filter and a wide range of cakes and doughnuts. Their suppliers include Doughboy Doughnuts, Seven Seeds and Market Lane - all my favourites! 

Although I really enjoyed my coffee I think I fell more in love with the design and layout of Patricia, it could not have been more perfect. The design of the cafe was created in collaboration with Foolscap Studio. Foolscap is a design and concept firm that cover many aspects of design - interior, graphic, retail design, temporary even spaces, pop up bars and product design. My favourite aspects of Patricia are the mosaic tiles upon entry, spelling out Standing Room Only, the pink neon installation hanging from the ceiling and the sleek white bar that runs down the length of the cafe. It's like coffee for the eyes, simple and a buzz of energy. I'm going to have to keep up to date with Foolscap and their client work. 

Corner Little Bourke & Little William Streets 
(03) 9642 2237
Mon to Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm


 Patricia are an excellent example good quality coffee served simply.  

I might just have to change my daily route now.. 

*Marked photos taken from the Broadsheet Melbourne
* Unmarked photos taken by mwah

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Melbourne Street Art


I'm not a massive fan of street art. 
Actually I take that back.

 I really appreciate the time and energy that goes into producing quality street art, especially the weeks spent making the stencils. The graphics themselves don't appeal to be as much as the colours do. I really love the colours from the street art which contributes into making Melbourne such a vibrant and culture based city. Here are some of my snaps from yesterday's Melbourne Street Art tour focussing mainly on bright, vibrant colours.


Saturday, 3 May 2014

My April

Last month consisted of magazines, lots of coffee and a trip to Sydney. I worked heaps, saved lots and slept even more. A really nice month over all. 

A couple of movies I watched in April that I recommend; 

August: Osage County

Starring Meryl Streep, beautifully filmed, very professional but super stressful. The twist in the movie literally made me stand up and walk around, woowww. Be prepared for bad language. 11/10

I really don't know what else to say about this movie or how to describe it so I've copied the IMDB review.
A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. 


Staring Judy Dench was the catch in this film for me. I love Judy particularly from Sky Fall. Philomena was all about a mother looking for her long lost son with the help of a political journalist. I caught myself mentioning numerous times what a brilliant actress Judy Dench is. Throughout the film I loved fitting all the pieces of the puzzle together as they got revealed, the end is spectacular and brought a tear to my eye. 7.4/10

Young & Beautiful

I love everything French. Especially a good French Film. Young and Beautiful is about Isabelle, a seventeen year old girl that takes up a secret life as a call girl. Marine Vacth who plays Isabelle is an exceptionally beautiful fit, she's simply gorgeous to look at and listen to. There is more nudity than I expected, so be mindful. One of my favourite French films to date. Highly recommend a visit to IMDB to watch the trailer.  10/10

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Brunetti City Square

My Touristy Pic on an iPhone
Sydney Gallery
Icebergs, horrible weather 
Qantas Lounge 
St Ali
Had to stop running to take this pic
Rearranging my art.