October – November: Had my first Messina ice cream in Windsor | Trekked over to the north side for some fun at Home-Work market | Finally tried the super sweet All Day Donuts | Checked out the ‘I’d letterpress the shit out of that’ exhibition at the Work-Shop | Drooled over the amazing Bistro Morgan’s donuts – handmade by a 14 year old! | Discovered a new walking trail | Visited the stunning Melbourne School of Design building – especially loved the red room | Picked cherries in Bacchus Marsh | Blown away (literally, it was really windy!) by this years bigger and better Night Noodle Markets.
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When I was in New York in September this year, I was delighted to discover Wayne Thiebaud‘s artwork at the Whitney muesum. I love he’s use of bright colours for highlights and thick paint strokes that look like delicious layers of icing. I couldn’t resist buying this print of ‘pie encounter‘ for my kitchen.
Check out more of his delicious work here and if you’re in New York, visit the awesome Whitney muesum and Wayne Thiebaud‘s artwork, it’s stunning to see in real life.
Next stop on our US holiday was Hearst Castle, in San Simeon. We arrived for the last tour of the day, catching the late California sunshine on this immense 1950’s creation. The castle certainly impresses, with its expansive 165 rooms, two olympic sized swimming pools and 127 acres of gardens with breathtaking views of the Californian coast.
The regulation ‘walk-in-a-neat-line’ interiors tour is mandatory, but most people just go to stroll the exterior grounds afterwards (which is really the best part).
A really great end to our first day on the road to Big Sur.
Photography by Monique and Mark Welker
We took a short drive to Bacchus Marsh today – about 50 minutes from Melbourne – for some cherry picking at Paynes Orchard in the sunshine. Our reward: two sweet cherry tarts for dessert.
The strawberry and cherry weekend continues tomorrow, so check it out! More about it here.
Since we’ve got back from our US holiday, I’ve been procrastinating on how to begin this blog post, let alone go through the hundreds of photos impatiently waiting on my hard drive. But after a few months of getting back into reality, I’m finally ready to share.
First up – Los Angeles. After an epic 16 hour flight from Australia with our friends Jess and Ryan, we arrived at our two storey Silver Lake Airbnb greeted by our friendly hosts. The sunny back lawn (perfect for an afternoon gin and tonic), Spanish villa architecture and badminton court were some of our favourite features. Not to mention the awesome pop up coffee shop, Go Get Em Tiger just a short stroll down the road.
Here are some of our top picks of places we visited in LA: