Head & Heart: November 2015

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Summer. She’s here. With her sunny disposition, warm hugs and never ending supply of margaritas, my favourite season has finally come to the party and I couldn’t be more excited.

But before we pop the bubbly, let’s talk about November. The last month has been a roundabout of teasingly warm-cold weather, fun events and too many late nights. And no, not too many late nights because of the fun events – too many late nights because I’ve left too many design projects to the last minute. Not the kind of sleep I like losing.

So November was a month of highs and lows, but in the end, I think I came out on top. Here are my reflections on the month just gone.

Grateful… for family and friends that always go above and beyond in their support and love. You know who you are and I can’t thank you all enough.

Thinking… about the year that is almost over and the new year to come. 2015 has been a year for new beginnings and I’m hoping 2016 will bring some focus, consolidation and growth.

Drinking… rosé. It’s the perfect wine for this warmer weather and there are a few local wineries producing some killer rosé at the moment – Eden Road and Mount Majura are my picks for the 2015 rosé vintage.

Winning… a burger making competition. Well, technically I haven’t won yet, but that’s where you come in.

head heartHere’s the story. At the opening of Hoi Polloi, the new restaurant at Old Parliament House, I went up against 11 foodies to create a politically-inspired burger. My burger, “The Full Yard”, inspired by Bob Hawke, is a real down-to-earth Aussie burger – beef, cheddar, grilled pineapple,beetroot, caramelised onion, iceberg lettuce, mayo and tomato chilli jam on a milk bun.

As a vegetarian, I can’t try it, but apparently it was delicious because it came in the top 3 and is now on the menu until mid December. If it’s ordered more than the other two, it’ll become a permanent fixture on the menu. So if you’re into your beef burgers and want to help your girl out, head along to Hoi Polloi and try “The Full Yard”. You know want to.

Excited… for everything summer – sun-kissed skin, long warm evenings, cocktails with friends and parties on our balcony.

Counting… down the days until end of year holidays. I plan to catch up on sleep, swim in the ocean and spend quality time with family and friends. 18 days…

Originally created by Helen of Lime Tree Bower, Head & Heart is a monthly ritual where I take the time to reflect on the month that was. If you want to share, I’d love to hear from you – how did November treat you?

– Bec x

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