Macaroons

photo-5Here is my first attempt at macarons! I remember the days of watching Adriano Zumbo on Masterchef create these delicate, fragile masterpieces and thinking they were just way too hard to comprehend creating! So I decided to give them a go and expected the worse! Surprisingly they actually looked and tasted pretty good! I put peanut butter cream in them and died the bases with cochineal so they come out a lovely rosy pink. Here’s where I retrieved the recipe from:¬†http://theblondebuckeye.com/2013/08/chocolate-peanut-butter-macarons/

xoxo PP

Ice Dance

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I came across this figure skating couple before they performed at Sochi and they are absolutely amazing. I wasn’t even aware that Ice Dance was a sport, I assumed there was only figure skating. Apparently it involves a lot more footwork rather than aerial manoeuvres and the couple must stay close to each other at all times, a lot like ballroom dancing on ice. Meryl Davis and Charlie White are the US competitors and are number 1 in the world. They managed to both set a world record and take home the first gold medal America has ever won in their category. They are mesmerising to watch, I have an immense amount of respect for the effort and practice they put into their art. And it really does surpass sport, it is like watching pure art.

xoxo PP

The Real Housewives of Melbourne

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The Real Housewives of Melbourne

I watched the first episode yesterday and I’m hooked already! It’s great to see a housewives show in Australia finally, it’s so much more relatable than the USA. To my surprise I realised I have met Chyka and her husband Bruce, as I used to work in their company. Although I was a mere minion to them, surely that makes me some kind of famous by association? No? It was worth a try. I love Gina, what a fabulous barrister. I’ll have to look her up on my case databases to see what kind of cases she has been working on recently. Janet bugged me, I think she has just a little too much plasticity going on, it’s made her look older than she actually is, which is a real shame. I haven’t made up my mind on Lydia yet, we shall have to wait and see. Andrea also seems very self confident verging on bragging, yet again I’d like to give her some time before a final verdict. Jackie is definitely not my kind of person, coming from Newcastle and married to a band member, it will be interesting to see when she does and does not fit in with the group of more sophisticated women. I think that’s everyone, let’s see what Sunday shall bring in terms of Melbournian drama!

xoxo PP

Hello!

Let me start by introducing myself! I am 17, currently completing a Bachelor of Laws and living on the sunny Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. One of my passions is fashion and ensuring I am always ready to face the world dressed and presented in the best way. I find you can gain a lot of information about a person by how they perceive they need to appear and how they do in fact present. My other interests include baking and cooking, I shall post the recipes and accounts of my adventures. I also love exercise. Wait, let me reframe that. I love the effects and consequences of exercise. I am a cheerleader at my university and work out most days. I love feeling energised, fit, and fresh. My inspiration is Audrey Hepburn, she was such an amazing woman for her class, grace, style, empathy and compassion. My favourite author is Agatha Christie as her texts have such intricate, gripping story lines that can hold my attention for an indefinite period of time! That gives a brief summary of who I am and what to expect to see here in the future, hope to see some readers popping up soon! xoxo PP