Today is another edition of Snapshots!

Before we start, if you’re an Australian resident and want to win some Pantene Shampoo/Conditioner head over to the competition on my beauty section.

This post is extra special because my awesome friend Glo-w and her husband Ben came to visit all the way from Malaysia!

How pretty is she?

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We’ve known each other online for years so when Glo-w and her husband decided to take a trip to Melbourne, I made sure to clear my schedule so we could hang out!
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After lunch we wandered down to the claw machine place and played pachinko 😀

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I’m totally saving all of my pachinko points for this Hello Kitty frying pan 😀 😀 😀 So pointless but awesome!

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Glo-w *coughcough* also won a friend to take home as a souvenir! I wonder if she named it yet!

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While we were there we did some purikura too! God I love that place, everything fun under one roof 😀 I love that in half of them we were totally unprepared for the shots. And Ben seems to have a koala backpack!

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We showed them around some of the pretty buildings in town and were totally subtle about convincing them to move to Melbourne >:D

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So subtle in fact that the conversations went like this…

Ben: That’s a cool building.
James: If you lived her you could see it all the time >:D
Glo-w: I love the horse and carriages!
Violet: If you move here,  I will reward you with a ride around the city in one >:D

James and I = subtle like a brick.

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We went to the Melbourne information center for tourists to get some pamphlets and stuff and there was a display advertising Dracula’s which is a horror themed cabaret restaurant and it had the creepiest rabbit I’ve ever seen in my life. You have been warned!

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Back to nicer things…

All of the Christmas displays were out… this would have made a lot more sense to actually post before Christmas but I guess you can all reminisce XD Anyway, all the christmas displays were out so we took the opportunity to have fun with them!

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This area had some kind of motion detection thing which played creepy children’s voices. It was very disturbing and a lot like something out of a horror movie. I was worried the creepy children were going to jump out of the bushes *_*

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This busker was so funny, he’s a statue and here’s a little kid practising his martial arts moves in the slowest moving battle ever XD

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We stopped for some snacks and bubble tea… food was kind of main theme of the day haha!

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There were little sparrows all over McDonalds stealing people’s fries, so cute but so evil!

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For dinner we met up with Glo-w and Ben’s cousins and headed for Korean. It was my first time eating Korean food and it was soooo good, I want to try more things!

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Bergamot enjoyed the tea, I can’t remember what flavor it was supposed to be but it tasted *exactly* like popcorn…. in a good way.VioletLeBeauxP1000827_1123 copy

At dinner Ben told us the saddest story ever about working as a doctor and so he was forced to buy us crepes to make up for it! He was such a good sport XD I think that’s going to become a regular thing, anyone who makes me sad has to buy me a strawberry and green tea crepe to make up for it. It’s impossible to be sad when you’ve eaten a crepe!

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We all sat outside on the grass to eat and enjoyed the afternoon. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so full in my life, so much delicious food!

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Thanks so much for making time to visit James and I on your trip guys! We had such an awesome day, it was lovely to hang out with you both and hopefully you can come back again *cough*for good*cough* or we can come visit you in Malaysia!

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We had to stop and pick up groceries on the way home and I spotted these pretty Christmas lights, I’m so obsessed with pretty lights XD

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I want to cover our house in fairy lights like this.

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Before I get back into delicious cake type things,  I believe I have found the most unclassy/creepy pizza advertisement ever. ‘Nuff said.

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Back to classy, respectable things 😉

Just before Christmas we went to morning tea with my Mum at Hope Toun tea rooms. Every time I’ve walked past I’ve really wanted to go visit because the cakes look amazing in the window.

I don’t know if anyone could walk past this and not want some…

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The place is decorated traditional Victorian style and it’s quite stunning.

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The details are just lovely.

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The tea was quite nice and it provided lots of opportunities for Bergamot photos XD

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The breakfast I had of avocado, salmon and eggs on toast was really delicious. Best breakfast I’ve had in ages actually even though James spent most of it making immature jokes about the shape of the eggs and caviar.

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Unfortunately the cake was quite disappointing 🙁

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While they all looked fantastic, each of us noted that they were quite dry. Even the cheesecake was quite crumbly!VioletLeBeauxP1020902_1322 copy

Quite nice with the cream on the side but there wasn’t enough of that for the whole slice.

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As pretty as everything was I don’t think I would buy cake here again. I would get breakfast again but skip the cake next time!

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Hope you’ve all had a wonderful week and you’re having a great weekend!