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best bakery in north sydney

For 2 days now I have been going to this bakery in North Sydney called St.Honore’, that we found out is the bast bakery around this area. And both days I get there, not super early but around normal breakfast time, and everytime they sold out of almond croissant! Everytime!

I have not had one of those in like, years so it had to be the damn almond croissant, I just could not get myself to have some other unhealthy thing when all I wanted was the croissant.Β  The girl who worked there actually advised me to call and reserve one (!) hahaha And like a true cookie monster I called them this morning and had one put aside for me.
That and one espresso while listening to the rain outside the window was my nice start of this day πŸ™‚

If you want to try it our for yourself reserve one here.
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date night tuesday

This Tuesday has so far been pretty good. Neither of us got much sleep but got up around 7.30am, did my morning meditation, had the breakfast I have been obsessed with these last few days – mini sesame crackers with strawberry jam and cheese with green tea.
Then I had alot to catch up on at my volunteer place so took the bus there ( its in the middle of city, so absolutely no parking spots and therefore I leave the car at home)

In the afternoon I came home, super tired from all the buzz and noise from the city. Worked a bit on my laptop in the lounge while admiring the sunset.

When Ambrose came home from the gym that evening we had date night planed so jumped in the car towards one of our favorite Japanese restaurants here in Sydney. Think there Ramen is voted something like top 3 in Sydney. Its called Ryo’s Noodles in Crows Nest. They dont take any reservations and its ALWAYS a long line outside so make sure you are there in time.

The original plan was to go to the movies first but we were both tired from lack of sleep, and we could not wait to get to our Ramen place! Afterwards we got some groceries for tomorrows dinner as we have friends coming over. We finished our night by going for a drive and singing along in the car.

Here is what I love about this city, almost everywhere you go, or get lost in has this perfect view or park or something. It was freezing cold so we only got a short stole in a little park overlooking the city.

Back at home now, had the longest hot shower and now I am about to fall asleep. Sweet dreams everyone. xx
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weekend in pictures

Monday here and I am happy, lots going on, but I am still and very happy.
Lets have a look of some of the things that went on during the weekend πŸ™‚
Spend some time doing long walk with Ambrose, here we are in a very windy Coogee.Β  Ambrose had things to do so I asked him to drop me off in Bondi. As soon as I got out of the car I realized I left my phone, wallet, bus-card everything in the car. Did not have anyone’s number and started to freak out a bit when I realized I was stuck. Luckily I found a waitress who helped me out! Ambrose came back with my stuff and I could stay and do some work. With this view πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

We have become regulars at the Spanish Tapas restaurant down the street from us! They serve great breakfast. I had salmon, truffle eggs, avocado and I swapped my grilled tomatoes for grilled halloumi. I don’t like hot tomatoes, weird but what can I say…

As I said, we really like the Spanish place so we booked table for their Sunday tapas & sangria specials. We had reservation for 2pm, think we finally ended up there after 4pm… But we had Kathleen, Heath, Bart and Kali over for some pre-sangria at our place and we had so much fun so non of us wanted to leave. After a couple of hours of bar hopping and gambling (here in Australia its very common to go to a pub and bet on horses) we got hungry again. Or maybe it was drunk-hunger, who knows but we got into this very Chinese restaurant that always looks amazing and started ordering well, everything. I was too busy enjoying so missed taking pictures but damn it was soooo good! We are definitely going back and I suggest anyone who likes a bit elevated Chinese food do the same. Location is: 101 Miller St, North Syndey

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Night out in town

Good evening! or good day if you are in Europe πŸ™‚
Here are the rest of our night out last Thursday. Such a perfect night!

Started by taking the ferry again. best way to see most of Vivid I think.

I kind of wish they had the light show more often than once a year. I mean look at this magic!
We were all starving so after a quick stroll around the city, we headed to The Bavarian Bier Cafe’

The bier, the food, the shots, the service, the atmosphere….. GO THERE!
Yum!

After almost 3,5 h of eating, drinking and doing shots we headed to next amazing place; a whiskey bar hidden in an alley.
I love love love this city. One of my favorite cocktails, whiskey sour. And here they know how to make them perfect.


I will update this post with street names etc to all these places later. I have to go set up our night, we have tapas with an old movie coming up πŸ™‚ Its raining outside so this feel perfect on a night like this. Enjoy your evening. xx

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lunch with the perfect view

Again my colleague texted me this morning to say that the whole office (we are not many) are still sick! I was really looking forward to going there this morning and get some work done. well well, what can you do. So I started with a morning Priming exercise with Tony Robbins to set the “tone” of the day. If you are interested check it out Here

After breakfast, cleaning up a bit and washing a load of clothes I decided to run some errands in Crows Nest. An area really close to us which I love.Β  Its just filled with restaurants, bars and cafe’s. In other words, my kind of neighborhood.

 

Of course I stared with a black coffee at a, for me new place called Bean Drinking. Can recommend this place, very charming, on a side street so not too noisy and great coffee plus service.

After doing all the stuff I needed to do, I drove down to one of my favorite points over the bridge – McMahons Point.
I bough lunch with me, sat in the car with the roof and windows open and listen to Dr Joe Dispenza. I think I found a new idol. The man is a genius, specially when it comes to explain difficult stuff such as neuroscientist, programing our subconscious mind etc. If you are interested I will post more on what I learned from him.
Anyway, back to the lunch with the perfect view! I enjoyed it so much that tomorrow I’m picking Ambrose up and we are having a picnic lunch down there πŸ™‚

Back home to our beautiful apartment, that somehow always seems to have the perfect light!
Now I have to get going. Making dinner for 5 people so better get started! I am thinking maybe roasted chicken in the oven and baked root veggies with lots of garlic. Think that might work guys ?. Hope so haha. xx
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Vivid Sydney recommendations 2017

Apologies for being absent for the last few days! It was well needed, sometimes you just got to take som time and hand out with yourself.

Lets just dive straight back from where we left it shall we!? As I mentioned before, Vivid 2017 is full on here in Sydney. The streets are packed with locals but also tourists who have come here to enjoy these spectacular light shows. What you might not know ( I just found out myself ) is that the city is doing Vivid in order to draw more people out into the streets of Sydney during the winter season. As well as attract tourists that otherwise only consider to visit Sydney during summer.

I think its such an clever idea. It boosts the economy, people interact more and its great marketing for this city.

Here are some information and recommendations from me:

Date: May 26 to June 17
Time: 6PM to 11PM each night
Cost: Vivid is an free event
Public Transport: During Vivid certain roads are restricted for cars. There are 3500 extra public transport services available during Vivid. The ferries are illuminated from 6PM
Food: There are many food-stalls around the city. Most restaurants are open for business. For restaurants with views over Vivid, I strongly recommend to reservation.
Additional Recommendation: Take one the ferries or book The Bridge Climb for the ultimate view experience.

Music Box – Cadman’s Cottage, which is one of Sydney’s oldest buildings. Where: The Rocks
Urban Tree 2.0 – Where: Martin Place
The Museum of Contemporary Art – Where: Circular Quay
Future City – Where: Chatswood CBD
Birds of Lumos – Where: Royal Botanic Garden

For more information click Here

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pictures from my phone

Friday evening arrived and we had 2 big events ahead. First stop was my acting group organizing a big dinner ( around 80 pp) in Pyrmont. I was in charge of dessert, a chocolate mousse, that did not go as planed. The taste was there but the texture of the mouse was more like diarrhea… πŸ™
I cant do desserts !!!!

After the acting event we hurried back over the bridge. Jessica’s 30th dinner party was up next….
I had so much fun! Laughed all night of all their stories so not many pictures unfortunately.
The venue is so nice. Perfect if you are planning a dinner with friends. The outside area has open fire which makes it even more cozy, specially now during winter. Make reservations and check out their menu Here

 

Saturday morning. We had nothing booked in, the weather was amazing which is a perfect combination. We jumped into the car and decided to explore a new(ish) area here in Sydney – Petersham. This is known as the “Portuguese” area of Sydney, which means full of delicious Portuguese food. A big recommendation is restaurant Silvas.
They are famous for their chicken burgers and I now understand why! If you are in this neighborhood check this place out

Black coffee is a must after a heavy lunch like that.

Before heading back home, we drove by an area called Breakfast Point. We were walking by their lake and suddenly Ambrose slipped in the mud literately flew of the ground and crashed on his back. That was the end of our exploring since he was now covered in stinky mud πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
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How to develop useful skills

Oh my God! I don’t mean to sound like a grandma but there is so much good and valuable information on the Internet. I feel like I need more that the 24h we are given to actually be able to go true things I am interested in!

Right now my current interests (obsessions) are: 1. Web development, and 2. Self development.

There are some amazing people out there who are taking the time to teach people like myself how to increase our skills in those areas. Two that I personally want to thank and I am learning so much from within the two areas I mentioned are
Robert Mening at WebsiteSetup. If you want to learn more about web development click Here

And Carrie Green at Female Entrepreneur Association.
For more on Self development within female entrepreneurship click Here

Now, what I was suppose to come back and tell you yesterday, but I didn’t. Apologies for that!

So I had booked myself on a online Masterclass with a woman called Christie Marie Sheldon. In this Masterclass Christie Marie goes true 6 steps where she explains how we can “Unblock Abundance”. In step 4 she does a kind of meditation you follow in order to get your subconscious mind to release those limiting beliefs you might got from when you were a child. Those beliefs that can limit us when we have a goal we want to reach.
I will say this. This is definitely NOT for someone who are not open to new and alternative stuff. Even I who am very interested in all this was a bit skeptic after this class. If you are interested have a look Here and judge for yourself.

Got to run now, acting class soon and I need to study my lines !!!
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T2

Work, work ,work. On myself, on what I want to achieve with my site, in here….. and on and on it goes. I just came back from a lunch in the sun with Ambrose. And just took a minute to just sit down, stare out the window and eat an orange without doing something else at the same time. Its important to just do ONE thing at the time sometimes.

Now I have to leave again, signed myself up to a seminar lecture Masterclass thing with Mindvalley Academy last night. And I am not really sure what its all about. But it starts in 10 min. I’ll get back to you after for a review!

By the way, I am one of those people who gets more creative (at least I like to think that) if I work surrounded by pretty things or nice atmosphere. My latest love is the pretty cups from T2.Β  So damn hard to lift up without spilling but my God its worth it !! Hahaha.

See you back soon for the review….
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Bondi beach Before sunrise

We just got back from Bondi beach. Ambrose and I dragged ourselfs there early this morning and I can tell you this, it was not easy to leave a warm nice bed at 5 AM. But like always, totally worth it when you do.

I really want to program myself to need less sleep, about 6 hours per night should do it. I don’t believe in this “you need at least 8 hours sleep nonsense” You get so much more time to get things done if you skip an hour or two of sleep.

It was still dark when we arrived, wintertime and all. And the waves were huge! Ambrose and the other surfers looked tiny trying to concur those massive waves. Have a look here if you want to learn to surf.

I took some pictures, maybe they can inspire you to get up a bit earlier? xx
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Putumayo – Brazilian Cafe’

Lately I have been listen to this obsessively! So I wanted to recommend it here if anyone likes to have some background music. It works perfectly for dinner, studying or working.

I have never ever been able to enjoy music when I work or study. This is actually the first piece of music that actually makes me more creative. That is why I felt I have to share it.
Enjoy. xx

 

 

Creating your life on purpose

Everyone who knows me do know that I am passionate about discoveringΒ  ways to get the most out of life.
I do believe we have more power than we have been led to believe.

I do believe that we are here such a short time and to me, not at least trying to go for your success is absolutely tragic. Whatever that success might mean to you.

I will use this place as a platform to share with you things that I learn.
So here we go.

Here is a list that I came across yesterday. I call this list – Creating My Life on Purpose -.
Its main aim is to, metaphorically speaking, empty you “cup” (your life) of all those blockages that is of hindrance to you. And then fill that “cup” with what do benefit you in order to get to where you want to be.

– Creating My Life on Purpose –
1. What is it that I want to achieve? Be specific on one goal.
2. Why do I want to achieve this goal? What does this mean to me?
3. What kind of person do I need to become in order to achieve this goal?
4. Identity what limiting beliefs and blockages I currently have within. Things that are not in alignment with my goal.
5. Use exercises that are for releasing these blockages.
6. Re-Program my mind with new beliefs.
7. Repeat step 6 until the new beliefs becomes a habit.Continue Reading

Bungan Beach

Well this is how I choose to spend my morning. How about the rest out there!? πŸ˜‰ Seriously, why dont we wake up earlier and watch sunrise more often. Easier said than done, I know, we all love our sleep but its such a good feeling. I must do it more often.
The reason why I did it thus time is because Ambrose and Heath were going for a surf, and they always go super early because they need to get back to work. This morning I decided to join them….at 5am…Zzzzzzz

This place is called Bungan beach and its about 30 min drive from North Sydney.My only warning if you go to this beach is a horrific, very very steep hill you have to walk on your way back. It was not nice for me. I seriously need to go to the gym because that was though!

Rest of the day was spent at my new favorite place – Sister 2 Sister. I got alot done today actually, both work there and also personal stuff that I will talk more about another time.
We even managed to squeeze in some after work drinks which I have not done in ages so I had a really really great time. Blessed that my colleagues are such a fun bunch.
Crazy enough, at the place we were at, Li’ll Darling in Surry Hills is were my old housemate and friend Adrian works as a chef. I have not seen him in about three years so that was a great surprise. We decided to get together, all of the old group for a dinner in 2 weeks. Cant wait!

Enjoy the pictures and I see you back tomorrow. xx
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Xenos

Here is a place I like to recommend. Its not wow, but there is something about this place. Food is good, staff are nice and its always crowded which generally good places are. Its location is Crows Nest and this place is packed with cafe’s and restaurants. But its seems everyone goes to Xenos.

We drove to Crows Nest to get groceries this morning and as always Ambrose wanted to get in and out, quickly. He hates shopping for groceries, his style is he makes a list gets in, get the stuff in a couple of minutes and gets out.
Mine on the other hand, well I actually find grocery shopping therapeutic. It relaxes me and makes me happy. Perhaps sad and tragic haha, but very true nevertheless. So this time I said to Ambrose that he should go in, get the stuff and I’ll wait and have a coffee in the sun instead.
They have great coffee as well which is super important for someone like me, because I usually only drink espresso or long blacks. Its easy to “hide” the coffee taste in for example a mocha or caramel latte. A espresso is like sushi I think, its either good or bad, no where to hide !
Btw, Does it not look like I’m having coffee in Greece? πŸ™‚

Before home we went to choose color for our new car. We are selling Golden Beauty and Ambrose is getting to lease a car from his work. We decided to go with dark metallic grey. It probably has a name but I cant remember what the car salesman said.

Now back to The Strangest Secret with Earl Nightingdale! Ambrose drove to Narrabeen to surf with HeathΒ  and I want to listen, understand and take notes on this recordings before he is back so we can spend some time together.
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Daniel’s 32nd birthday at The secret Bunker

Sunday nights celebrations!
Its Ambrose’s brother Daniel’s birthday and this was celebrated at an amazing restaurant called “The Secret Bunker”.

We first met up with everyone at Rachel and Daniels house because they wanted to play with some flying drome thing or whatever its called. I was babysitting Xavier and Rachel was making Dani’s cake from scratch.
It was a great night to be with everyone. Feels pretty nice to have one family in Europe and now one additional family here in Australia hahaha.
If anyone wants great food this is definitely an recommendation from me. All of us were satisfied with everything we ordered, it was all delicious. I started with oysters and for mane course I had the slow cocked duck. If they have something slow coked or duck at the menu I will almost always order that so this was perfect for me.
The restaurant is located in Charmhaven which is pretty far from the city but we have been there a couple of times before for breakfast and lunch and it has always been great. Although their breakfast and lunch is served outside the “bunker”, in their garden. The dining room is as you might see in the pictures quite odd, it is in fact a bunker. To be honest I though I would feel a bit claustrophobic when we got there but I just enjoyed everything too much.

http://www.thesecretbunker.com.au/
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