Thursday 10 April 2014

March 2014: Life Lately

1. Our 1 Year Wedding Anniversary
2. Dinner at FourFourteen
3. Getting into Pilates
4. Rey's 30th Birthday Getaway up north
5. Started calligraphy
6. 6 Beach Walk (Coogee to Bondi Beach)
7. RVCA Gallery Downstairs supporting Will Lynes & Nathan Pickering's work
8. 'That Shop' on King Georges Road!
9. More calligraphy work

February 2014: Destination Wedding

Our good mates Rod & Denise had planned an amazing wedding in Samal Island, off Davao Philippines.

It was a week of paradise - buffets, drinking, soaking the sun, chilling at your private beach, looking out at the view from your 3 level Villas… what more could we ask for! It was EPIC!

The love-birds went all out at their wedding. Truly a ROCKSTAR WEDDING!!

Wednesday 9 April 2014

January 2014: Life Lately

1. Phoebe's Hens Night
2. Jr's 31st Birthday
3. Chilling at Gordon's Bay
4. Denise's Hens Night
5. Lea's 1st Birthday
6. Made Beautiful at The Surry Hills Pop Up Shop

2013 to Early January 2014: WEDDINGS!

The Year Of Weddings!

1. Our Wedding
2. Dean & Nat's Destination Wedding in Barcelona
3. Jha & Pat's Wedding
4. Maria & Clive's Wedding
5. Rey & Ruby's Wedding
6. Phoebe & Michael's Wedding

And more to come!

September 2013: Holiday Of The Year!

When we heard Dean & Nat were getting married in Barcelona, we knew it'll be a big trip. So we planned a bigger trip with family. 

First stop: London, United Kingdom.
1. Mum checking out Picasso at The Tate Modern
2. Big Ben
3. Our pad - The Georgian House in Victoria
4. Watched a production, The West Side Story
5. Browsed at Liberty
6. Checking out more art at The Tate Modern
7. Reunited with our old apartment in Angel, Islington
8. De Chirico's artwork
9. Regent Street

Second stop: Paris, France.
1. The Eiffel Tower
2. Versailles 
3. Cafe Sant Michel
4. The Grand Trianon, Versailles 
5. Versailles
6. Ponte Des Arts
7. The Louvre 
8. Mum checking out the Street Stalls 
9. Putting a 'love lock' on Ponte Des Arts

Third stop: Barcelona, Spain.
1. Dining in El Born
2. Indulging in Spain's jamon! Yummm!
3. Dean & Nat's Wedding Venue! 
4. Cocktails in Milk Bar
5. Exploring El Born
6. Wine Festival in Barcelona
7. Smashed seafood
8. Admiring hand painted signage
9. More venue shots from the Wedding

Fourth stop: San Sebastian, Spain.
1. Monument in San Sebastian
2. Old Town San Sebastian 
3. Our apartment door
4. Shopfront signage 
5. View form our apartment
6. Hike up along the Jesus Walk
7. A couple admiring the beach from the Marina
8. Design & Lifestyle Stores
9. Jesus Walk complete!

Fifth stop: Lisbon, Portugal.
1. Sight seeing in Lisbon's Hop On Hop Off Bus
2. Modern and Contemporary Art in Lisbon
3. Street Art in Amalia
4. Going crazy over the Portuguese Tarts!
5. Street art
6. Galleries
7. View from the Lift
8. View from St George's Castle
9. The park

Sixth stop: Rome, Italy.
1. Walking the streets and stabling on the beauty of Rome
2. Mama Angela's Italian Food. Yum!
3. Basilica 
4. Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art 
5. Spanish Steps
6. Cafe Greco
8. Photography Exhibition in MACRO
9. Letterpress Workshop

An amazing trip with family and friends. It was hard getting back to the rat-race! :(

Late 2013: Life Lately

1. Droga5 Hosts a Halloween Party
2. Angel Crew weekend getaway down south at Gerroa
3. Feast prepared by Odette during the Gerroa getaway - winning!
4. Distillery Letterpress Workshop
5. Macaron Making Madness at Betty Crocker's (Rachelle's place!) 
6. Phoebe & Michael's Kitchen Tea at Tea Cosy 
7. Game time at Phoebe & Michael's Kitchen Tea
8. A surprise Christmas Gift Goodie Bag by the hubby!
9. Post-Baby Shower at The QVB Tea Room for Jainnie

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Mid 2013: Life Lately

1. Renting a studio space with my girlfriend Phoebe at St Peter's May Street Studios
2. Winner winner chicken dinner! Won a Mr Simple give-away comp! Herschel bag and long sleeve shirt
3. Went to Finder Keepers and went crazy over stationary at Bespoke Letterpress!
4. New beach local - Gordon's Bay, Clovely 
5. Hosted an Art Day at the loft with my 2 nieces 
6. Checked out the Sign Writing Documentary at The Lo-Fi Surry Hills
7. Celebrated my God-daughter's Christening
8. Went down to Melbourne for Jainnie's Birthday - Went food crazy! (Codo, The Meatball & Wine Bar)
9. DIY Stamps and Wrapping paper for Christmas!

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17-03-2013: The Honeymoon

Hello Bora Bora! The day after the wedding! The perfect place to unwind and relax, drinking cocktail along the beach and soaking in the beauty!

16-03-2013: WE GOT HITCHED!!

The day I married Mr Mario Meneses Jnr! WOW!

I was pretty relaxed and casual about everything. It felt like just a massive family Christmas gathering on steroids! HAHA. 

The day went so fast! We were blessed with great weather, company, food and drinks! I'd relive that day in a heartbeat!

Saturday 16 February 2013

Monday 21 January 2013

2013-01-21: El Loco Pop Up

Another catch up sesh with Simone and Anna... at the Pop Up El Loco Bar at The Opera House... Love daylight saving! Sydney is really stunning!

Friday 18 January 2013

2013-01-18: Wedding Food Tasting

The hotest day in the last year was the day we had our Wedding Food Tasting at Simmer On The Bay!... Lucky the aircon was blasting! Yummy food and drinks to wash it down with... Jr was the minute man! 

Eat up my love - this will be the only time we'll get to eat it! ;)

Wednesday 16 January 2013

Friday 4 January 2013

2013-01-4: Pao & Sally's Engagement Party

To the happy couple! Congrats on your engagement! We can't wait for the big day!! 

Wednesday 26 December 2012

2012-12-30: DIY Workshops

Let the twining begin Mr Meneses!!!... Wedding Workshop Prepping.... Happy Days! ;p

Tuesday 25 December 2012

2012:12-25: Merry Christmas!!!

K-Pop Theme for the Meneses Puse Christmas Celebrations!

Boy / Girls Scout Theme for the Cruz Family... But as always, not all participate! :(

It was good seeing all the Cruz Cousins together...

Wednesday 12 December 2012

2012-12-14: London Girls Engagements

Congrats Jha and Maria for both your individual proposals from you future husbands!! So happy for you four!!! 

Had a London Girls Christmas Dinner Party at Maria's pad in Parramatta. Yummy food, entertainment, Evil Santa gifts and laughter!

Thanx for the dinner awesome feed Maria!!

Boom! If you like it - put a ring on it!!

Future Brides-To-Be: Me, Lena, Maria & Jha!!!

Friday 30 November 2012

201-11-30: Matt & Sheryl's Wedding

To the Bride & Broom!!! Congratulations on the new chapter of your love life together!!

Sunday 25 November 2012

2012-11-26: The Local Taphouse

 Check out these groupies when they spotted Ex-Masterchefs! Rachelle was so excited and drunk!! HHAHAA... never since her like that!

Thanx to Pocketful Of Soul playing at The Local Taphouse!

Wednesday 21 November 2012

2012-11-21: Breaking Dawn Part 2

A Cruz Cousin tradition to watch The Twilight Saga together!!! Breaking Dawn Part 2!! 

Saturday 10 November 2012

2012-11-10: The Little Black Jacket

Checked out The Little Black Jacket photography exhibition at Walsh Bay with Maria... another night day out in Sydney-town! 

Thursday 8 November 2012

2012-11-08: Wil Lyns Exhibition

Amazing skills Mr Lyns!! Awesome exhibition showcasing his skills with window lettering signage and writing - I wanted to buy the whole lot! 

Sunday 4 November 2012

2012-11-04: Bondi Beach

Catching up with my sister at Bondi Beach.. a day out taking photos at Sculptures By The Sea and the Skate Park... and sipping our lattes over random convos. 

Friday 26 October 2012

2012-10-26: Mummy Finemore!

Welcome to Motherhood and Welcome to the World Lily-Rose Finemore!!!

Saturday 20 October 2012

2012-10-20: Jewellery Course

My sister and I enrolled ourselves to a 3 weekend Jewellery Course at The Gaffa Gallery in the city.

We made Russian Sterling Silver Rings....

And later to design and hand make a sterling silver pendant.

Our work was later exhibited at The Gaffa Gallery for a week.

It was a great course, learning all the technics and trying to keep the jewellery-making path in the family.... 

Wednesday 10 October 2012

2012-10-10: Night In

Marie and Albert playing Mum and Dad with the real folks are having Date Night.... Little Alannah in sleep mode with Old Soul Nathan is happy being up! The cuties!

2012-10-14: Liz & Will's Wedding

Congratulations to the Bride and Groom!

Stunning dress Liz!! You looked stunning and Will very dashing!!!

One crazy night on the dance floor!!! 

Saturday 22 September 2012

2012-09-22: Jainnie & Vi's Wedding

The beautiful Bride & Groom!! Congrats to you both!

We had an amazing time at your very intimate wedding in Queensland!


Friday 14 September 2012

2012-09-14: Working back late ha?...

This is what happens when you work back late... to put up with the Suits... have some wine - or too many... 

This is how we ended up... Awesome working with you Jules!!

Saturday 8 September 2012

2012-09-08: Combined Birthdays

Happy Birthday to my sister, Maria and cousin, Rachelle!

Brothers, Uncles and half brothers!!

Sunday 2 September 2012

2012-09-02: Creative Collaboration

A fun collab photoshoot with hot pin -up-girl models, talented hair and make up artists, beautiful accessories and sexy aprons!


Saturday 1 September 2012

2012-09-01: Paint Day

The Roncal's organised a Painting Working-Bee to help them with their future home.... we need a few more coats on these bad-boys! LOL.