My brother and I were fortunate enough to be taken out for lunch by Mum at a wonderful and authentic Italian restaurant by the name of D.O.C. It's situated in the heart of Mornington (a beautiful suburb along the beach with such brilliant eateries). All the staff are Italian and are so polite and welcoming. As my background is Italian, it felt like home. We ordered some delicious drinks and decided to share two pizzas which were some of the best I've ever had. We couldn't resist (well I couldn't) not finishing the lunch off with a dessert pizza! We went for the pizza base with melted Belgian white chocolate pieces, fresh strawberry slices and a big scoop of vanilla bean ice cream; so so good.
Whilst my brother and mum had a coffee and I finished off my drink, we decided to go browse and shop in the mini supermarket that is connected to the restaurant. All of their pastas are freshly made there and I was so intrigued by the display, variety and colour. We purchased a few goodies (how could you not?) and trotted out of the store full and content.
This was truly a wonderful day and I am eager to go back again to try more pizza flavours and to have more of those amazing dessert pizzas (I've never had better). I love discovering a place where I can go back to again and again and just enjoy the experience. It makes it extra special as it's only a 10 minute drive from the town of our holiday house. I love being by the beach and having a stress free lifestyle there in the holidays. Doing simple every day things, reading (too much on my behalf) and just enjoying delicious food and drinks such as at D.O.C.
I hope you have all enjoyed this feature post. I hope to do more of them over the next couple of months.
Been to any new restaurants? Hope your week is going well so far.
My week has been extremely busy! On Monday night my older brother came back from interstate and it was great to see him, he's home till February which will be good. On Tuesday I spent the day doing general errands and purchasing a few new products, which will hopefully feature in a post of mine for the new year. From Wednesday to Sunday I worked, which has been extremely draining but alas the pay check is always nice. Thursday my mum, brother and I went to this phenomenal restaurant called D.O.C which will be a feature post on my blog this week so keep your eyes peeled! It was wonderful, and very authentic which I really loved.
Thursday night I went to a catch up with some girlfriends at one of their houses, which was fun. We ate mexican and all had a cup of hot tea! Sunday night my best friend and I went to her work Christmas Party which was interesting, and then we decided to go out for dinner to Oriental Tea House; the most delicious place ever. We had yum dumplings, rice, shredded beef and of course the Love Tea which is shown above^^. When the flower has fully opened it means the tea is ready to drink... so cool!! We then went to Yo-Chi and had frozen yoghurt which was oh-so good. By the time we got back we just hung out with my brother till the wee hours of the morning.
All in all, a good week!
To kick off my new series of 'The Beauty Essentials', I thought I would share with you all the products that I use I use in the morning to get me ready to take on the day.
As I have most likely used some form of product from the night before, I like to cleanse my face. At the moment I am using a mini version of the Eau Thermale Avene 'Micellar Lotion Cleanser and Make-Up Remover' for sensitive skin. In other words, it's a fancy way of saying a "basic cleanser". I think this is great for the morning as it's light and fresh. I just use a small cotton pad and swipe it all over the face.
Next up, moisturiser. I am still currently using the Nivea 'Light Moisturising Day Cream' for normal to combination skin. This product reminds me a lot of a primer as it has the same formula and consistency. It's a great base for any look you are trying to acheive.
I then use The Body Shop's 'Moisture Foundation' in the shade '05' all over the face and blend it in with my fingers. My blush of choice is the Stila 'Convertible Color dual lip and cheek cream' in Lillium. This stuff is seriously good. I then go in with The Body Shop's 'All-In-One Face Base' in the shade '05'. I love this powder, it's very easy to apply (I do so with the real techniques Powder Brush) and is long lasting.
I now use the Revlon 'Grow Lucious Waterproof mascara' in 821 (fancy number for saying "black"). So far, so good, a review shall be coming your way! For my eyebrows, it's a quick combing with my eyebrow brush. Then I go in with a swipe of the Mystic 'Lip Balm', a spray of the Vera Wang 'Princess' perfume, and a nice coating of the MooGoo 'Fresh Cream Deodorant' which is a recent purchase. It's aluminium free, has only natural ingredients and hopefully still makes me smell as fresh as a daisy!
I hope you have all enjoyed this post, look out for the next post for this series; the products I use in the evening.