Brisbane.

Brisbane.

I dedicate this post to the beautiful city of Brisbane.

Sometimes I get bogged down by my daily routines and forget to remember how fortunate I am to have the life I live. Sometimes I forget to look up and notice the world around. Below are a collection of photos capturing those times I have looked up.

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Brisbane’s heritage can be seen only when walking on the opposite side of the road.
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Red Hill Vet, Red Hill

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The EKKA Grandstand
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Kelvin Grove
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Mango Tree, Everton Park
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Luggage Warehouse, West End

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Minimalism.

Minimalism.

Its spring time here in Australia and that means things a warming up again. I thought this would be a great time to share with you one of my favourite beaches in sunny Queensland, Rainbow Beach.

If you’re needing an new beach to explore, than I highly recommend this one. Smooth white sand, crystal clear blue water and mountains, rainforest tracks and beach activities to enjoy. Usually, I stick with heading to the sunny coast but its worth venturing to new places.

Minimalism. Sand. Water. Sky

Last weekend I stayed there with a group of friends. Can this post have any more shades of blue in it?! #love

Where is your favourite get away location?

Raw Strawberry Ripe Slice

Raw Strawberry Ripe Slice

I will be sure to blog about this recipe when i’ve made it myself! Delicious!

the basic balance

This slice is super easy and the perfect cure for a sweet craving! Don’t worry you can make each layer as you go so you don’t have to spend a large chunk of time in the kitchen. Be careful it’s addictive!


Ingredients

Base

4 Medjool dates, pitted and diced

1/4 cup Almond Meal

1 cup Cashews, raw unsalted

2 Tbs Coconut, Desiccated

3 Tbs Coconut Oil, melted

Strawberry Filling

2 cup Strawberries, fresh

1 1/4 cup Coconut, Desiccated

1/2 Raspberries, frozen

5 Tbs Rice Malt Syrup

2/3 Cup Cashews, raw unsalted

1 Tbs Coconut Oil, melted

Chocolate Top

3 Tbs Coconut Oil

2 Tbs Rice Malt Syrup

3 Tbs Cacao Powder
Method:

To make Base;

1. Combine almond meal, coconut, dates and cashews in a food processor until a crumb mixture forms. Followed by melted coconut oil (melt in microwave). Press into base and freeze for 10 mins.

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Stolen flowers in a gold vase

Stolen flowers in a gold vase

I recently just moved into a new house. Wooden floors. High ceilings. It has a great energy. However, being a student I struggle to find the funds to decorate and style. So I am here to share some of the easy, cheap and some what controversial to your taste decorating ideas.

Australia Fauna. Its a classic and one of my favourites. They last for up to three weeks in water and even on their dying days, they look beautiful. As they last for quite some time, I highly recommend these to any student or anyone on a budget to buy. The vase I put them in are Mason Jars and an old glass juice bottle. Keep an eye out next time you buy a drink in a convenience store or super market as you would be surprised by the shapes and colours that products come in. Just give them a soak in warm soapy water and the labels slip right off.

How cool is my little Jellyfish Air Plant? Its a beautiful birthday present I received from a friend of mine. I bought the Tillandsia from my favourite nursery in Brisbane, Mappins Nursery. Tillandsias are natives from forest, mountains and deserts in Central and South America. They are the best, low maintenance plant you could have living in your house. Give them a spray of water every 2-3 days a week and it will happily grow whenever you choose to stick them. I’ve seen all sorts, in seashells, driftwood, even woven into rope.

You can buy a Ceramic Jellyfish holder like mine here.

Ok ok, here is probably a very controversial way to show off your flowers, as it may not be to everyone taste. In my opinion, the contrasting colours and unexpected beauty from flower and empty beer bottle is something I love. As I said before, keep an eye out for bottles that have interesting shapes, colours or labels. I picked these flowers on a walk one afternoon.

Stolen flowers, in a gold vase. #studentlife.

Here is another example of using what you have already bought and turning it into something completely different. I planted chillies and a small succulent in empty cans which would have just been thrown away. The key is finding colours that compliment each other. Once again, I bought these guys from Mappins Nursery

What have you done around your home to style and decorate on a budget?

Hey, do you come here often?

Hey, do you come here often?

Being my first post, I feel like I should introduce myself.

My name is Patrice and I go a little something like this.

Female. Student. Advertising. Photography. Strawberries. Gardening. Worms. Recycler. Environmentalist. Brunch. Eggs Benedict. Maple flavoured bacon. Music. Beyonce. Van Morrison. The Simple Things. Smell of jasmine flower in the wind at dusk. Skydiver. Thrill seeker. Procrastibaker. Clean eater but cheese lover. Witty. Minimilist. Simple yet complicated.

While on this venture down the blog track I’m going to be sharing with you particular things in my life through the pictures I take, whether that venture be big or small. I hope you enjoy what I share with you all. Welcome to me!