Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Earlier this year it was completely refurbished to make buying meat and poultry a shopping experience, not just an everyday chore.
(Unfortunately I don't have any pics of the store, the one above I pinched off their site...ssshhh!) One of the best looking parts of the store is the door handle- It's a long line of sausage links. So good, so kitsch, so inspired.
Once inside you can see meat being prepared and carved up live, with up to 3 butchers behind glass hard at work. Peruse cabinets full of various cuts of meat and poultry in all different varieties, (I love to stare at the wagyu beef all the different grades and drool), and choose your own cuts of prosciutto to be sliced in front of you.
There are also gourmet condiments and sauces and tubs of duck fat to confit a la maison.
A chef prepares meals such as coq au vin, ready to be heated up at home and individual desserts and salads are also available.
In such a boutique and lovely store you would expect enormous prices, but it is quite to opposite. For the absolutely brilliant quality you are receiving you will be greatly surprised at how inexpensive it is.
From memory you can buy wagyu beef patties from $2.00 and sourdough baguettes for $6.00.
But don't just sit there reading my ramblings. My brain is scrambled from the heat! Hurry yourselves in to Churchill's or check out the website (I believe they're going to be home delivering soon!)
I know you pervs love a peek at my outfits! So here is today's:
Saturday, December 19, 2009
The tree in all its glory. Very strict with the blue and silver theme! Mainly our decorations consist of special pieces that have been picked up from all over the world. Including:
It wouldn't be my tree without bows, hearts, shoes and handbags.
Just in case I forget who I am
Peace out, A town down.
Friday, December 18, 2009
I'm not really down with the 'harem pant' phenomenon, but I've had these Alistair Trung harem pants for a while now and used to wear them before everyone else did. Yep, I'm really that fashion forward.
Since the trend hit, they haven't seen the light of day- but today's weather was not hot nor cold. Too warm for jeans or something equally heavy and a summer dress would look inappropriate given the rain.
The elastic waist band of my harem pants also proved a fine choice for my big, beautiful lunch at Etch. Yes, yes I did spend Melbourne cup there. And I have a booking to take an overseas guest there in just a few days. But who can get sick of perfection? Not me.
I was a bit boring and ordered what I've ordered everytime I've been there since the Spring menu got put on:
Every meal was exquisite as it sounds.
The rest of the day was spent in Louis Vuitton choosing Christmas presents for mother dearest. Lucky her!
I hope everyone had an OK day despite the painful weather and lack of public transport!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Rings- Teddy bear Clare's in Harajuku and Tiffany & Co. 1837 silver ring
Bracelet- Tiffany & Co. heart tag charm bracelet
Fingernails- Chanel 'seduction'
Toe nails- Revlon 'red'
Saturday, December 12, 2009
If only you could reach out and pull the products through the computer screen as this is about as close as I will be getting to the real deal!
For those of you with access to Sephora, the range will be released soon- so keep your eyes peeled on www.sephora.com and sign up now to be notified when this stunning collection hits the stores.
Sparklicity shimmer dust
Pearl glow primer
Fleur de lash
Eye dream hypershadow
Dollskin cheek powder
Conditioning lip sheen
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Top- Super lovers (purchased in Harajuku)
Jeans- Sass & Bide 'neon nights'
Shocking news, everyone- I love ruffles! I know, right? How could I love something so frou frou when I'm clearly not into anything at all like that *cough*
That was the main thing that drew me to these jeans. They just have that something extra, and I love how this top cuts away in the perfect spot so the frills say "Peek-a-boo!". Well, that's what they say to me, anyway.I purchased this Super Lovers top in Japan. There's actually a bit of a funny story behind it. I mean, I found it funny- you might be bored shitless. But it involves an explosion, a baby and rude Japanese people- seriously, they're as rare as....unicorns?
So anyway, I'm walking down the street in Harajuku minding my own business when BOOOOM this loud explosion goes off. I stop in my tracks out of fear and next thing I'm wet. No, I didn't piss myself (thank God), but a taxi has driven over a can of coffee and it has exploded everywhere.
Lucky me- I was just walking by at the right point. The other victim was a baby whose parents didn't cop a singlet droplet but managed to over-react as though a real bomb had gone off.
I look down to assess the damage. It's inside the white lining of my sneakers, all over my beloved Lover anorak, IN MY FREAKIN' EARS. It was around 40 degrees (celcius for those of you going huh? That's not hot) that day and I was beginning to stick to myself. I ran into a gorgeous department store noticing Chloe, Comme des garcons, Vivienne Westwood, Yohji Yamamoto and various other stores of interest on my way to the nearest bathroom.
Once inside, I begin the uncouth activity of washing myself, as discreetly as possible, and rearranging my outfit so that you can't see the brown stains all over me.
I decide this is the perfect excuse to buy something new to put on. It's not like I needed an excuse, but it's always nice to justify your purchases.
I go into each of the above listed stores. I cannot believe the terrible looks I received. Sure, I reeked of coffee, but is coffee smell really that bad? It was obvious by the lack of service I got that my money wasn't wanted there *shrug*.
I stumble upon the Superlovers store which I was keen to look in anyway- it's a Gwen thing. (Superloveeeeer. Tell me where you got your [uh at the superlovers store] Yoh- oh, sorry I was telling a story, wasn't I?)
As soon as I walk in, I'm greeted. One of the sales assistants points to one of my many stains and I am about to roll my eyes when she offers me one of those little wet towels that seem to grow on trees or something in Japan. How sweet. I decide I will buy something from here no matter what.
This top turned out to be PERFECT. It's length meant I didn't need to change my pants that only had a few stains and it was nice and cool for the disgusting heat. Plus, super lovers aren't known to be the most expensive store in the world so I got it at a decent price! Awesome.
Feeling a lot more comfortable I am free to keep shopping and enjoy myself. Yay!
As a side note- I ended up going into this store WALL who sell the most ridiculously beautiful creations (most of which are one offs) from Japanese designers as well as artists from around the world.
I ended up picking up a stunning, one-off, hand made scarf from an artist named BORN. I totally forget where he is from...oops. Netherlands, Denmark...one of them. But I was more impressed with his clothing than his art.
Moral of the story- if you're going to get drenched in a can of coffee, pray that you're seconds away from Laforet in Harajuku so you can pick yourself up something new.
Below are some pics I took from around Laforet. These were mainly of the walls near/opposite the shops and some of stores that hadn't opened yet. Boo.
If there's anything else you want to see up on this blog, or any cuteness you can direct me to- don't forget to comment or email me firstname.lastname@example.org