The weather in Melbourne is a bit unpredictable.

Raining one minute

Sunny and very hot the next.

Go figure!

Dress: H&M. Tights: Target. Boots: ebay. Cardigan: Renaur Jerusalem (?).

Bag: Hand-me-down (thanks mum!)

This is another winning dress since it had sleeves and pockets!


Happy weekend lovelies!



Victoria Market

The Boy popped down to Melbourne for a bit of a visit.

Before Rosh Hashana started we went on an adventure to the Queen Victoria Market. It’s a really meaningful place to me since it’s where my grandparents first met way back in the 50s. Awwwww….

Both this hat and that jumper are legit. But seriously.

We had a super wonderful time.


Sydney Siding

Finally I have returned to Batmania AKA Melbourne

Here is what I did in Sydney:

On Friday we (Boy + Me) went to an adorable place in “the spot” for coffee. I’m not sure whether I’m offended or amused by this little man in the cafe.

James Dean on a door in the cafe.


In the window of said cafe there were all these adorable antiques.

Obviously I loved the triumph book for girls!

On Saturday night we went to a Disney themed party.

You can see Esmeralda (of the Hunchback of Notre Dame fame) seated with Belle (obviously from Beauty and the Beast).

Sunday I went out for coffee with a lovely friend of mine. The cafe was covered with great photos from the owner’s travels. This one I really liked.

On Sunday we saw Beginners. Highly recommended. Adorable and funny.

But I’m still waiting for this one to come out in Australia… really, why is the southern hemisphere so behind on Woody Allen goodness?

This is the park nearby.

Seriously awesome right?

Lastly – This is the boy’s cat.

Super cute and very fat. She’s so old and has an awesome name – Mozart.

Very formidable.

There will probably be another post of Sydney.

But for now, this will have to suffice.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend as well!


Fathers’ Day

This here is my Dad

This is also my Dad

He was pretty cute right? No, coincidence that I take after him…

Anyways, these photos were taken in Brazil where my dad was living at the time. He also has lived in London, Canada, America, Switzerland and (of course) Australia.  Growing up he spoke Italian (his first language), French, Portuguese, Hebrew and English (we could include Aramaic but that’s pushing it).

He’s always been a great dad for my brother and I.

A super role model.

So, to say thanks we got him a card

And super awesome handmade cufflinks!

They have an old map of Melbourne on them – cute right?

Anyways, I hope you had a great Fathers day too!

Kew Shabbaton

A couple of years ago a bunch of us were asked to run a shabbaton in a suburb of Melbourne called Kew.

 It wasn’t a lot of fun but we bonded together through adversity. Since then, whenever possible, we get together to spend a shabbat together.

It’s been less frequent in recent months since I was overseas and other have also been away travelling and studying overseas or inter-state.

But finally enough of us were in town to warrant an expedition.

Though this time it was to a country town and not an inner city suburb – just beautiful!

We struggled with the door/key situation for a while.

But then, just as we though we would have to sleep outside we realised it wasn’t even locked and we just weren’t pulling on the door right!

The boys got stuck into table-tennis right away – I preferred my spot on the couch with the super cute cushions!

From these pics you would assume that we were eating amazing healthy food the whole time. And to be sure we kinda did. I made bok-choy salad and eggplant schnitzels as well as a kick-tush curry chulent.

But I also had 3 bowls of ice-cream of the weekend and BBQ chips for breakfast.

How beautiful is the scenery? Seriously gorgeous.

We stayed up late playing monopoly and eating ice-cream. We caught up on what’s been going on with each others lives since we’ve been gallivanting around the globe.

All in all, it was a wonderful weekend.