Category: Food

Absolut Botanik Upcycle

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So when Alsolut Vodka came out with this new pre-mix flavour by one of my favourite drinks Absolut Botanik I had to try it: Berry and Lemon… and now I’m hooked! Literally two of my favourite flavours, lemonade and berries! a match made in heaven.

In this post I’ve showcased the lifespan with this new bottle. I’ve taken out to a day in the park, enjoying it as I’m heading to a party with my friends and at the party and then upclying it (one of my favourite things to do as I try to minimise waste) and kept the bottle and used it as a vase for some greenery around the house!

What do you think?! and what will you try that’s new this week?

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan and Jessie Khoo

Events to Attend during spring in and around Sydney 2017

Spring is finally here and the temperate is warming up, the sun is out and excitement for the upcoming springtime events season is starting to build. Spring is always and exciting time in Sydney and people use the season to get out and about and see the wonderful festivals and events. It’s such a great time of the year to visit Sydney so why not book a getaway to one of Sydney’s top hotels? Explore the city and visit some of these events…

Sydney Fringe Festival – all of September

Sydney’s Fringe Festival is a must see for art lovers. This huge arts festival is all about independent artists highlighting their work from visual to performing arts. This festival is happening throughout the month of September at over 50 different venues in Sydney.

Parklands Food Festival – Sept 9th

Everyone loves a good food festival. One to check out in Sydney is the Parklands Food Fest in Sydney’s western suburbs. With over 50 stall holders cooking up delicious food from all over the world along with plenty of fresh produce and live entertainment you won’t be short of entertained! This event is held in Lizard Log Amphitheatre.

festivalwinds Festival of the Winds – Sept 10th

Bondi Beach is home to Australia’s largest kite flying festival. Competitors from all over the world will come together to fill the skies above Bondi Beach of all shapes and sizes. However, this event is not just about the kites, there will be live entertainment to enjoy as well as entertainment for your kids such as face painting and bouncy castles!

Surry Hills Festival – Sept 23rd

I used to live in Surry Hills and it’s is still one of my favourite suburbs and in the spring it’s home to it’s very own festival and this will be it’s 15th year running! This festival is a free event and excellent for families with lots of activities, live entertainment, food, art and market stalls to check out around Shannon Reserve.


Manly Jazz Festival – Sept 22nd – Oct 2nd

Manly Beach has been home to the jazz festival for over 40 years. Manly jazz is all about good music mixed with the local beach culture. Jazz music it the focus, but beyond traditional jazz you can also enjoy music from many other genres such as roots and funk… as well as good food!

Cabramatta Moon Festival – Sept 24th

This popular all day festival celebrates Southeast Asian Culture with lots of amazing food and market stalls, entertainment and free rides for the kiddies. The festival on John Street starts at 9am and ends at 8pm with a huge fireworks display!

nightnoodle Night Noodle Markets / Good Food Month – Oct 5th – 22nd

Good Food Month is all about celebrating good food and local culinary culture. There are several events happening to celebrate, but the biggest and most popular are the night noodle markets – an Asian style hawker food market which takes over Hyde Park. Enjoy the wonderful Asian food stall experience with a range of dishes from my favourite asian restaurants in Sydney in one place! Alongside bars and live music.

parramatta lanes Parramatta Lanes / Good Food Month – Oct 10th – 13th 

Another great event to check out for GFM is the unique Parramatta Lanes festival. This event takes place between Parramatta’s hidden nooks and laneways in celebration of food, art and culture. Enjoy lots of amazing food stalls and bars, alongside art exhibitions and live music.

Sydney Beer Week – 20th Oct – 29th Oct 

The last week of October will be a big one for beer lovers out there. I personally won’t be going as I can’t stand the stuff but I know my boyfriend will be! Over 70 venues will be celebrating their love of local craft beer, as well as beer from all over the world.

oktoberfest-in-the-gardens-oktoberfest-12-oc1 Oktoberfest in the Gardens – Oct 28th

The famous German celebration, Oktoberfest, is huge in Australia and there are plenty of events around Sydney to celebrate beer and German culture. Sydney’s Octoberfest in the Gardens takes place among the beautiful gardens and parklands of The Domain. Dress up and enjoy a day of German food and beer in two huge beer halls, along with traditional Bavarian live music and dance performances.

Jessie x

Menulog turns 10!

pizza pizza As you are all aware I’m a bit of a foodie (that’s an understatement, I’m a huge bloody foodie) and I have every single food delivery app available because I love/ need my options haha. That’s why I’m so excited to share with you at one of the original food delivery services, Menulog, is turning 10!! That’s 10 years delivering food to your door! So you know they know what they’re doing. So to celebrate this I’ve teamed with Menulog to give my readers a $10 voucher off your order CN5SYP for your next Nextflix and Chill night in.

Today I’ve picked up a couple pizzas and even a nutella pizza for good measure from Supreme Pizza for lunch and damnnn it’s tasty!

Jessie x


food-blog-ootd food-blog-grandmas food-blog-grandmas food-blog-grandmas Keepsake No Secrets Crop Top | Keepsake Marvel Shorts | BCBG Max Azria Vest (similar here and here) | Le Specs Neo Noir (brown tortoise here)

It’s no secret that I’m a little bit of a foodie. I enjoy a meal out here or there, everywhere, everyday. So I went and checked out Grandma’s in Rosebery for something different with my also foodie fashion blogger friend, Laurie. Their homestyle cooking menu is just what we needed. Especially as I’m not one to cook a hearty meal for myself at home, ever. But I’m sure one day when I’m forced to cook for myself, and maybe even a family, I’ll be looking at Grandma’s menu for inspiration! But until that day I’ll just pop this little gem on the eating list.

In this post I’m wearing a little crop top and short number from Keepsake paired back with a BCBG Max Azria vest, white booties, white sunnies and top knot. Just to keep it chill and cheerful.

Jessie x

Photography by Laurie Young