Sunday, October 7, 2012

High Tea Hyatt Style

This post is a little over-due but with spring in full-swing what better time is there to blog about High Tea. I love a good high tea. There is something vintage, ceremonial and lady-like about it and I cant get enough. 

Whether you do it as a girlie catch-up, birthday celebration, bridal shower it's just so gorgeous. I love the little sandwiches, petit fours, the scones, the cakes - I'm sure you the picture. It's just so pretty, damn it!

Moving right along, a couple of months ago I caught up with a friend of mine who wanted to try out the Hyatt's High Tea and I so kindly obliged to join her. Truth is we hadn't seen each other for ages and she wanted to treat me for my birthday, which was so lovely of her.

So what did we eat? I'm a savoury girl myself so had the sausage rolls, mini quiches and savoury tarts but you can't do high tea without getting into the sweet stuff so I tried that too, my verdict - pretty good value and a nice afternoon out. Next high tea venue The Duchess Bar and this time it's my treat! 

All the info: 
Patrons enjoy a relaxing afternoon of high tea with finger food between 3 and 5pm daily in the Conservatory Lounge. Sweet and savoury items including in sandwiches, cakes, pastries and puddings. There's also a lovely pianist who plays while you indulge - so lovely.Guests also get bottomless sparkling wine, tea and coffee all for $48

For more information visit the website

Getting stuck into sweets
What's high tea without bubbles? 
Endless trays of puddings, tarts and torte

Sloane indulging in a sweet-treat or two!
So many choices where to begin?
Pots of chocolate goodness - yum!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

KIKU Boutique - A Fashionable Find

Hey guys I know it's been a while but I'm not going to start this post by apologising for my lack of blogging, I actually have a valid excuse (not that the other ones weren't). I am in the process of revamping the blog to a whole new-look website and with that comes the transferring of all my posts and with hundreds of them I don't want to add more work  to my already over-flowing workload. Anyhoo continuing on and I do hope you are all patient - it will definitely be worth it once it's finish! 

Soooooooooooo while I was taking a short hiatus I stumbled across this super-cute new online Perth boutique - KIKU Boutique. KIKU meaning chrysanthemum in Japanese and the country's national flower is a gorgeous little on-line boutique with fabulous clothes at a bargain price.

Owner Cindy said she named the boutique KIKU following a stint in Japan saying it held a special place in her heart . The flower is also known for its elegance, timeless beauty and its symbolic meaning for joy and again I am side-tracked - so back to the boutique!

Having opened less than a month ago what got my attention about this new kid on the online block was the very beautiful dresses at affordable prices. This boutique offers nothing over the price of $50AUD - pretty reasonable if you ask me. 

On Monday they launched their new collection called Block Colours and I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek before it went online (images below). I love a good bright colour and many of my readers will know I don't often do black. A lovely pink dress, red pants, cobalt jeans or whatever it may be just lightens things up and always makes you feel better. Seriously ladies, it's impossible being sad in yellow - trust me. 

Below you'll find three of the dresses from the collection and these are just a taste of what is on offer on the site.......and just because it's been a while since my last post KIKU Boutique has been generous enough (they're good like that) to offer CIC readers a 10 per cent discount for everyone who visits the site and buys online during the month of October.

All you have to do is enter the code is “cichoos1012” into the “voucher” section on the checkout page and voila your already bargain-priced piece is even more affordable - how can you resist? 

For more information, updates on new collections, special offers and fashion news don't forget to show your appreciation by LIKING the page on FACEBOOK.

To take advantage of the 10 per cent offer and check out the Block Colours Collection head straight to KIKU Boutique

Please note discount is applicable only to products and shipping charges are  – AUD$6 within Australia for one/two pieces and FREE for 3 pieces and above. For all my overseas reader KIKU Boutique also ships worldwide at affordable flat rates

ABOUT Cindy:
Cindy is passionate about beautiful clothes and believes that all women, with the right styling, can look fabulous. She has lived in fashion-forward cities like Japan and Singapore, and now calls Australia home. As an avid online shopper for many years, she often dreamt about creating a boutique that offers the kind of online shopping experience that she would personally enjoy.

According to Cindy the KIKU woman is chic with a touch of flamboyance; classy but not afraid to be adventurous with fashion. She loves her brights as much as the monotone colours. And she doesn't believe that looking good has to cost a fortune - hey you've got to love that! Fashion that doesn't break the budget - sign me up! 

Outfit one:
Kiku Boutique Dress Royal Blue (teamed with & without orange belt)
Three Anjewels Neon Necklace
RUBI Shoes

Outfit two:

Kiku Boutique Lemon Summer Dress
Three Anjewels Blue Necklace
RUBI Shoes

Outfit three: 
Kiku Boutique Chiffon Dress Cherry Pink 
Ring YSL
Cuff Hermes
Betts Shoes

Royal Blue $48

Lemon Summer Dress $44AUD

Chiffon Dress in Cherry Pink $42

Images courtesy of Nicole Duncan Photography


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