RIP fine dining

So many Sydney restaurants have been closing lately. It seems that every Tuesday when I open Good Living, there’s news of another closure. And so many places I never got to go to either!

I feel particularly bad for Justin North who now has only Becasse Bakery in Westfield left. Charlie & Co is still open but has been bought out (read, won’t be the same). 

Apparently hawker food is in and fine dining is out.

Here’s the latest lot of casulties.

Friday 5 – a few of my favourite things

I’ve been thinking this week about whether material items make me happy. It seems that sometimes they do. Here’s a few things I’m loving right now.

1) My owlies
Selina gave me the pale, spooky looking green owl for my birthday in April. Then Mel  & Jay bought E & I the dark green, stern looking owl as part of a house warming gift. The two of them look so cute sitting above our fire place. 

2) This lovely print of La Grand Place in Brussels – one of my favourite locations in the world!

3) Nude by Nature, Oil Free Moisturiser.
I only just bought this product on Wednesday but already my skin is clearer, brighter, smoother. I realise I sound like an infomercial but it’s true! I guess there really is something to be said for Mineral based products. Currently looking into their other products!

4) I love this money box. Would it be silly to buy it for myself? I love the whimsy and the Enid Blyton-esque style. And at $5, it’s so cheap, it’s practically free! Yeah, I can justify anything.

5)  All of the illustrations by this artist.