This week’s snapshots starts with me absolute favorite thing: sweets!

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James and I went out to dinner with Celete and Kev one night and beforehand we stopped in at a cake shop called Burch and Purchese.VioletLeBeauxP1040903_3648 copy


It was freaking freeeeeezing and rainy and miserable that night so the cake shop was very warm and welcome! I spent most of the night wrapped up in my scarf to avoid the rain.

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They have this gigantic wall of scents there so you can mix and match them into a custom cake. Such a cool idea and I felt a bit like I was in a Victorian mad scientist’s lair 😀

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Also they had bacon cake… bacon and maple syrup in cake form *_*

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The little descriptions were so cute too:

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I ended up buying some rose and strawberry jam and gold covered chocolate and salted caramel bars. I had never tasted salted caramel before this but now I’m addicted!

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Even the paintings were apparently edible, seriously mad cake scientist!

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Because we were early to get there before it was closed we went back to the car to eat desert before dinner XD

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This was the little cake I had, so cute that I kept the little test tubes and took it home.

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While we were eating Celeste and I decided we liked it all so much that we went back for seconds haha! I told you salted caramel was my new obsession, I bought a whole jar of it! Now I just need to think of some new ways to eat it 😀

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Afterwards through out steak dinner all I could think about was cake! Hmm now that I think about it, I should go back there…

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Also I was lucky enough to attend a fantastically fancy Estee Lauder/Tom Ford lunch with the MBBE girls.

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You know you’re somewhere fancy when the menu is hand written and they have your name in calligraphy!

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I was really happy because I finally got to meet Alice and Angela from Estee Lauder who I’d been chatting to via email for quite a while. I love putting faces to names!


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Delicious dessert of the day was creme brulee:

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We watched a little video on the brands as well as short talks from Alice and Angela.

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Of course with that many bloggers in one room there was plenty of cam-whoring…

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All of our photos together look like wedding photos because we got to take the flower center pieces home hahaha!

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I took one for my hair too ^_^ Funnily enough those flowers were the longest lasting flowers I’ve ever had, they didn’t die for like 3 weeks in our lounge room 😀

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As usual I’m more obsessed with the little things like monogrammed napkins!

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With the lovely Emily from Emily’s Anthology!

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Val, Tine and Jess!

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Myself, Akisa and Alice.

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Would a meet up be complete without a photo of taking a photo? No I don’t think it would.

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The beautiful flowers.

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We were gifted with a lovely bag of products to test out, I haven’t been able to use a lot of the skin care products because of my allergies but I am loving the make up so reviews to follow. It’s actually inspired a couple of looks for a new series I’m filming so something to look forward to!

This was the sun rise the morning we went to Adelaide, I don’t remember the last time I was awake enough to see the sunrise >_< So pretty though, from the train station it looked like the street was on fire.

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My Dad and his wife came to visit for a few days so we went out to dinner with them last night. Their hotel was very pretty but none of my photos turned out so I’ll have to wait to get the ones I took with his camera.

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My Dad has a Panasonic GF1 as his point and shoot which is one of the cameras I’ve been looking into upgrading to (though I want the GF3) so I spent a lot of the night comparing my TZ10 to his and then weeping silently into my drink at the difference ;_; It was difficult to give it back, I tried to trick him into taking mine home instead but I think the bright pink deco tipped him off 😉

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I also met up randomly with some adorable readers in the mall while we were looking for a coffee shop! They were so sweet to come and say hello and compliment my outfit, I’m so lucky that such wonderful people read my blog 😀

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I didn’t get your names girls so say hello in the comments and let me know if you have blogs too that I can check out! They are Estee and Reena! Go have a look at Estee’s blog, so cute!


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What else has happened recently? I think there’s been some kind of anti-Violet conspiracy going on, all of my favorite things are being discontinued or closing down 🙁 Seriously in the space of a week like 5 of my favorite hair products have been discontinued! Even James’ favorite Asian grocery store shut up shop! Speaking of which, if you guys know anywhere other than Priceline that stocks Wakk Stain pink dye let me know, I really hate the new one I’ve been trying out and want to switch back but I can’t find any other suppliers online other than dodgy looking ebay auctions.

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It’s been super misty and rainy the last week, it makes the architecture here look even more beautiful when the sky looks like it’s eating it.

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We visited a cafe/art gallery for a business meeting and James tried an organic version of Coke which he didn’t hate XD The story behind this is that James looooves Coke, his Dad used to work for them so he grew up drinking it… a lot. So whenever we go out that’s his drink of choice, here in Melbourne we were surprised how many places didn’t have it. Definitely different from Brisbane in that regard XD

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That same place actually had very cool mugs, the black parts were covered in velvet!

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When I get those photos off my Dad I’ll show you guys a new little cafe we found in the mall too, it was super cute and had really yummy macarons. I’ve got recipes I’ve been meaning to post too, maybe I should start doing food related Fridays or something. *so behind on things I want to do*

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We spent ages looking around for little wrist gloves for a video I’m making next time I do my hair, and when we found them I couldn’t resist playing with them on the way home XD

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Hmm what else? Not a huge amount has been going on, I’ve been stuck at home working as per usual. I was thinking maybe once a week I should make myself get out of the house and do something interesting. Melbourne has so much to offer and so many interesting activities and places and I don’t feel like I’m seeing any of them >_<

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Comedy for the day, I was taking a photo of this pretty door and James and I had this conversation:

James: Do a pose!

Violet: What kind of pose?

James: I don’t know, something door themed?

And this was what came out… yeah I don’t know either.

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And because I’m waiting for my photos/vlog from Adelaide here’s the only one I have so far… it’s some kind of art sculpture in Rundel Mall of a pig looting a rubbish bin XD


And I’ll leave you with a photo of my make up from ABC that I took while I was trying and failing at napping beforehand.


What have you all been up to?