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August 19, 2012

Botanical

On Saturday, we risked the maniacal-as-of-late Sydney weather to have a picnic in the Botanical Gardens for Wai Lam's birthday. Luckily for us, the day turned out quite nicely, although a little chilly in the shade.




In a beret with baguettes - the beret was to stop my hair from getting too windswept, and I had no idea YY was bringing baguettes. But hey, when there's a coincidence like that you have to have a bit of a pose.


"Can we start drinking now?" - the question that sums upYY's life.


Profile-pic worthy.


Classy plastic cups. I'm not much of a drinker but the wine was quite nice!



Continuing with this series (it's a life ruiner. It ruins people's lives).


Stroll to the bathrooms. After this we just lay around for a while. Like well-fed cats.


And then it was golden hour and time to eat again. Behold Tina's amazing s'more pie: graham cracker crust, chocolate ganache filling, home-made marshmallow top. Honestly she should just drop out of life and open a bakery.


Here's Jenny ruining a perfectly good photo.



Oh god, it was so good. Profanity-inducing good.


Sunnies out.


Then Mel showed up, bearing the gift of a tub of mango sorbet. It was glorious. The wind had picked up at this point and my teeth were chattering a bit, but it was glorious all the same.

I can't wait for the next couple of months to whiz by (can I skip them? Please?) for exams to be over and summer to be here so I can just do this all day everyday. I can already smell spring in the air. In other news, I'm going through serious Olympics withdrawal right now.

49 comments:

  1. Looks like it was a fun day!
    Wow that pie looks delicious :)
    xxx

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  2. Looks like a lovely time! The pie looks so good, your friend is so talented C: I would also love the next 2 months to pass by quickly, wayy too much going on right now haha.

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  3. We should have a picnic every week during the break.

    A tub of sorbet/gelato to share every week and enough wine to drown in.

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    1. Ooh we could do spiked sorbet! Coldness to counteract the glow.

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  4. what a perfect, perfect day! <3 all the food looks amazing ah. also, i love your sunnies and your friend's too! i hardly ever wear my own sunnies because when i do, i'm practically blind (since i don't wear contacts) and it's a compromise because i can't photograph properly without my glasses! hahaha hope you're well and happy, Jane! xxxx

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  5. This looks like an amazing day!
    That pie does look insanely delicious and your photos are mega good quality.

    I'm pleased your friend had a good birthday!
    JS xx

    http://januarysublime.com

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  6. It looks like you had fun! Oh, and I too am going through Olympics withdrawal, they were so amazing and I miss them :(

    x

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  7. That pie looks like ... I want to swim in it!

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  8. Aw dude, this pick-nick looks brilliant. Your friend YY's sunnies are great! And that pie, oh my... it's almost a bit of 'food porn'. I love the looks of it, I would really like to try it. (really. like, seriously.) (:p)

    The more I think about it, I think it's fun that our seasons are not at all the same, as I hear you talk about summer approaching we still have 32 degrees celcius and I would actually like it to be autumn already. Haha!

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    1. I love the opposite seasons! Especially cause it's fun to read about everyone's summer when it's dreary (both weather and life wise) here.

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  9. lovely photos and the cake looks delicious!

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  10. Oh my goodness. I need to tag along with you on your picnics! That pie looks amazing and I only wish my friends could bake that up for me. I even showed my boyfriend that photo to give him hints on what to bring to our next picnic haha! Also, I love that photo of you with the beret and baguette. I love going all stereotypically "French" just for a laugh- one morning to work I didn't realize I was wearing a beret, black and white striped top, and had a perrier in hand. I felt like an awesome mime.

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  11. oh my god, that s'more pie looks AMAZING! you and your friends definitely have the right idea - hanging out in the sun eating delicious food. i can't wait until summer either, i just want winter to be over already!!

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  12. That pie looks totally yum. And nice job coordinating your outfit with the food :) That looks like a perfectly fun and delightful picnic with friends

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  13. i completely agree with your proposal. picnic partayyy everyday in the summer!! (incidentally, that might also mean we may turn into bread-obsessed alcoholic park bums during the break)

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    1. That sounds like a valid life plan. Happy Birthday!

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  14. That pie looks Delicious!!
    It's always great when a park day works out :)

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  15. love your parisian style (im not saying that for the baguette and the beret, i actually skimmed thru your blog :D)! following you xx moira

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  16. Aw it seems like you had a lovely day out with your friends! Lucky the weather was good, since Sydney has been having some freezing cold winter days lately. And the cake your friend made looks delicious!

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  17. Hello! I just stumbled upon your blog, and oh my goodness, I like it so much. You have such a clean and spacious layout - so pleasing to the eye. :)
    Oh yum, all of that looks so good! Your friend is super talented for making that pie. And baguettes & beret? Very French of you. :) Also, oh gosh, isn't the A Song of Fire and Ice series just ridiculously addicting?!? George RR Martin needs to write freakin' faster.
    Hope we can keep in touch!

    ♥ xixia | thisisxixia.com

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  18. love all these photos- i want to take a picnic with my friends! and i laughed at the baguette & beret picture- i totally agree, how could you not?

    and christ almighty, i started storm of swords now too and i don't think my friends have seen my face in over a month. i can't put it down until i KNOW what happens

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  19. That pink bottle drink looks nice! :)

    your photos are awesome.

    xo,

    Sandra @ Blasfemmes.com

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  20. Lovely beret and great photos :)

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  21. Looks like such a perfect day! I too am missing the Olympics :( xxx

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  22. These pictures are awesome! And that pie looks delicious, it really made me hungry!

    xoxo Eeva
    eeva-theapple.blogspot.fi

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  23. I loved the photos and your captions are so funny!

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  24. Loving the pie, it looks so amazing! Looks like you had a great day :) x

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. These photographs are gorgeous
    Sounds like such a lovely way to spend a day
    You're such a doll and your blog is gorgeous

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  26. This looks like such a lovely day! The s'more pie is making me huuungry, it looks incredible.

    DEFINITELY stay in Soho when you go to New York, it's amazing. We stayed in Midtown, just near Times Square which was a fairly good location but if I went back I'd definitely go Soho.

    x

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    1. Thanks for the tip! Super super excited now aaaah

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  27. It looks and sounds like a lovely day! Food, friends, wine, books, a park! You can't ask for more :) And you're pictures are as nice as always!

    Have a great weekend Jane!

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  28. lovely pictures!
    really great!
    <3

    FASHION PHILOSOPHY
    www.fashionphilosophy.net

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  29. The beret looks great on you! :3
    The pie looks so nice! <3 Seems like you had a great day too!

    I'm following your blog now, feel free to check out my blog too :3

    Have a nice Sunday, greetings from Holland!

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  30. haha so unintentionally French chic with the baguettes! xD love the beret and the red coat :)

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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  31. you have a beautiful blog :)

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  32. Delightful pictures! I love your outfit with your beret and red jacket! You look very chic and Parisian! :)

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  33. Oh yes, summer is just beckoning us from around the corner, isn't it?
    That mango sorbet looks delish...
    What a lovely time with your gals.
    Ronnie xo

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  34. Ah the food that you girls brought tops any of the food my friends and I ever brought to our past picnics. Mango Sorbet? Ganache? Wine? Gosh I'd love to tag along to one of your picnics!

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  35. The picnic looks so fun & the beret looks really great on you. Good luck with your exams & everything :)

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  36. looks like a really wonderful afternoon! the cake looks yummi!

    bisou
    catherine

    http://frlcatherine.com/

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  37. Happy birthday to your friend!
    What a nice idea to have a
    picnic feast c: You look
    totally like a French Madam
    with that beret and banquette!

    xx

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  38. Cute sunnies :) Looks like a perfect time with friends. Food~ yummy!!

    Joyce @ carouselstreet.com

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