Tuesday, March 22, 2011

a beautiful journey...

The Remarkables/ Broadwater/ my sister and nephew/ The Daintree/ Cairns/ Loire Valley/ Queenstown/ Borneo

Have you been on a beautiful journey? Tell me about it, don't be shy.
We travel swiftly across the sea
Side by side and fancy free
Dodging waves and parting water
Moving through mountains and volcanic mortar

Laughing at trapdoors and hopping quicksand
You and me forever, hand in hand.

© Juliette Gillies

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Elegantly Wasted .............................................. ...Purple Haze

Veggie Burger and Curly Fries

Hopscotch anyone?

I adore that all these new small bars are popping up in Sydney. Already a Pocket regular I was very excited to discover that the Darlinghurst team have just moved the cocktails even closer to home with their new endeavour Stitch. As with Pocket these new digs are cool and laidback with friendly, unpretentious service. No door bitch; no angry bartender; no glaring, distracted waitresses. All the things I usually hate about going out in Sydney are absent. It’s fun too. On our recent visit my BFF bravely tried out the hopscotch painted on the floor but my boots threatened to land me on my ass so I resisted. BFF, the fella and I happily slurped down cocktails feeling cozy and relaxed in our candle lit booth. We could still chat over the rhythm and blues tunes. The cocktails were well mixed, the beef burger juicy and the veggie burger delicious. I'm in love with the curly fries but I'm playing hard to get... I’ll keep on coming until it gets too popular to grab a seat.

All images © Juliette Gillies

Sunday, March 6, 2011

serenity now...

I recently finished a 3 day juice detox that I was going to blog about with a juice by juice, day by day description of the effects, feelings and results but seriously who cares? That's just not how I roll baby.
What I will say about the detox is that it did seem to remove some of the heat from my body. That sounds strange but I'm referring to the idea that our bodies are energetic systems. In Chinese medicine the body, mind and spirit need to be in harmony. I feel the detox took some of the fire from my blood. Trust me that's a good thing. This is all a bit abstract and the explanation elementary but I am definitely feeling calmer and more connected to myself and nature.

All images © Juliette Gillies

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Kingfish & prawn at Graze.

Garlic bread at Danks Street Depot.

Shellfish consomme at est.

Baked eggs with feta and garlic chives (homemade).


Organic scrambled eggs with Sonoma soy & linseed bread, ricotta and avocado at Four Ate Five.

Whisky & tea cured salmon at Grasshopper.

Prawn and chilli spagettini at The Commons.

Chocolate waffles at Coco Cabano.
French lentil, apple & feta salad (homemade).

Bluefin tuna at harbourkitchen&bar.

Prawns with spring vegetables (homemade).

Morrocan eggs at the Life Organic Restaurant.
Rum balls (homemade).

I thought I'd do a quick post about food. I'm starting a 3 day juice detox from Urban Remedy tomorrow and I'm already anticipating that I'm going to suffer through it. I eat out A LOT and really like my food but the idea of the detox has already made me do a quick analysis of what I'll miss most (yeh I know it's only 3 days but it's also only juice for 3 days...).
1. Coffee (my love, my passion)
2. Avocado (I love you squishy green heaven. Especially as guacamole)
3. Cheese (cows milk, goats milk, brie, feta, cheddar, roquefort, parmesan- I cannot choose between you)

Wish me luck!

All images © Juliette Gillies