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Confessions of a (weekend) shopaholic


Mr M and I had a lovely mini-getaway in Adelaide on the weekend. The pop-up Royal Croquet Club, in town as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival, was a perfect spot for a pre-dinner Pimm’s or two. [What I wore: OnceWas silk painted pants, Witchery tee, Zu wedges, Tiff Manuel hand-painted clutch, rose gold earrings from One Rundle Trading.]
 Hello March, is that you I see looming on the horizon?

I had a crazy start to 2016, thanks to a stack of deadlines which were waiting for me after Christmas. I’ve finally had a chance to come up for air, only to find it’s halfway through February! What happened to January?

There is nothing like a mini getaway to relax and recharge. And shop. And eat.

Mr M and I had a lovely weekend away in Adelaide with friends. It was the opening weekend of the Adelaide Fringe Festival so the city had a creative, colourful atmosphere, and the weather was perfect: warm days and balmy evenings.

Here is a sneak peak of where I went and what I bought:

Eating: A browse of Glam Adelaide’s Hottest New Restaurant Guide delivered a culinary gem in the form of KangKong. This Asian-fusion restaurant is tucked away at the end of the Leigh Street restaurant/bar precinct in Topham Mall, just off Waymouth Street. We ordered the ‘Feed me lots’ menu and settled in for a mouth-watering feast. Highlights were the kingfish sashimi dotted with black mussels, steamed chicken dumplings with laksa inspired emulsion, crispy SA chilli salt squid, drunken pork steamed buns and a spicy pork salad with chilli jam, washed down with a bottle bottles of Coriole sangiovese. We’ll be coming back for more! Honourable mention: Pork tacos in the Garden of Unearthly Delights.

Drinking: Pleasantly full from KangKong, we rolled over to Peel Street for a night cap. Chihuahua Bar delivered pirate rums, possibly the best margarita I’ve had and an impromptu dance show from the bounciest-bouncer, Davis. Honourable mentions: Coconut rum served in coconuts in the Garden of Unearthly delights and jugs of Pimm’s at the Royal Croquet Club.

Shopping: King William Road, Hyde Park, never disappoints. Accompanied by a very patient Mr M I did a quick boutique-run, purely for research of course! There were some great sales on (is it just me, or are there ALWAYS sales on these days?) and I scored some goodies. Sneaky Mr M also bought a gorgeous Elk necklace which he gave me for Valentine’s Day. Honourable mention: We stopped at the Queen Street Deli on the way back to the farm, to stock up on our favourite coffee beans and I ‘accidently’ bought a top and skirt from nearby Azalia Boutique.

Here is a sneak-peak into my shopping bags:

  • Skirt / Azalia Boutique, Elizabeth Street, Croydon, Adelaide. I love the jewel colours in this watercolour print. It was 10% off too, winning! I also picked out a black top to wear with the skirt. I’m saving this outfit for an upcoming girls’ night out.
  • Shorts / Elk, from Flourish, King William Street, Hyde Park. The urban-esque pattern give these tailored shorts an edge – I’ll wear them with a simple white tee. They were on sale too!
  • Tee / Sophie Moran, from Eco D, King William Street, Hyde Park, Adelaide. I couldn’t resist this super-soft tee-shirt with stars (one of my favourite patterns). There was a sale-on-the-sale, although I think the cute label would nearly have sold me alone! I’ll wear this tee with faded denim and ballet flats.
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He’s a charmer! Mr M bought me this delicate Elk necklace for Valentine’s Day as a reminder of some of the wonderful times we have spent in mountains around the world: skiing, hiking, sitting by the fire…

What is your perfect weekend getaway?

Love, Mrs M xx


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