These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things: MAY

I hate to start on a serious note, but honestly, where the hell did May disappear to? How is it June tomorrow?! How and why?! The only good thing about it being June is that in 15 days, I’ll be finished with Autumn session 2015! F*ck yea! Looking back, May has been a pretty hectic, busy and great month, so here’s a few of my favourite things from the month that has been.

THIS SONG! Yes I’m totally guilty of a bit of r’n’b love and this song is my awesome go to get pumped song for the month!

Alt-J and Asgeir concert + random Sydney sesh. Cheap cocktails, awesome fancy Japanese food, one of the best bands I’ve seen live, followed by a cheeky dance sesh at Scubar, this night was filled with epicness.

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Bacon and Maple Syrup Pancakes on rooftops. Yes, I know you’re probably screwing your face up right now but OMG it’s a game changer! Not only is the food amazing, the coffee is on point and the vibe is so chilled at Humber! Definitely a must for all!

Deliciousness on a plate!
Deliciousness on a plate!

Live Below the Line Challenge. Ok so definitely not my favourite week of May but definitely the most rewarding which left me feeling accomplished, successful and making a positive difference in the world. Living off of $2 is quite difficult for the tastebuds, but believe it or not, it can be done. I managed to raise approximately $350 and my team, a massive $7000 to go towards world hunger and fighting poverty.

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VIVID Harbour Cruise. It was the best night ever! Feeling glam with my glam friends in a glam city! On a boat cruising around Sydney Harbour for 3 hours, with the Opera House, Bridge and building dazzled with brilliant lights, Sydney was definitely showing off.

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Wish I Was Here. An interesting, confusing and lovely movie.

I hope you all had a great month and I hope June is even bigger and better!

xxx A

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I love those epic nights out where you don’t really have any plans or expectations, and then the night just keeps on rising from one level of awesome to more awesome! And that’s exactly what last night was about. Having minimal plans, two great friends and an amazing city like Sydney to play with.

Me, Jonny and Zina
Me, Jonny and Zina

At around 5:30 we exited Town Hall and set ourselves upon Sydney. Our excitement for a good night led us to a cool little bar near the QVB building that had $8 cocktails. Hallelujah! After a sexy cosmopolitan and channeling our inner sex and the city selves we wandered around George Street in search of a good restaurant to eat at.

And then we found the restaurant. The most confusing, random, awesome and delicious restaurant I’ve ever been to. It’s called Mizuya Japanese Restaurant and Karaoke and it’s on George Street. We ordered wine, salmon sashimi, seared crispy salmon sushi and some amazing seafood noodles and kept ordering food on our little screen whenever we felt like more. I’d definitely recommend it, just don’t forget to bring some awesome friends to help you with the wine.

Afterwards, we went back to the $8 cocktail place… naturally, and embraced more of our Carrie Bradshaws. I think even Jonny was channeling some Aidan Shaw in there.

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And theeeeen… it was CONCERT TIME!!! We got a taxi to the Entertainment Centre (where we probably could’ve walked, but risked Zinas ankles in her killer heels). A few more beers later and we were seated with our ears and hearts being serenaded by ASGEIR! He was incredible! His voice was abolustely incredible and he sang one of my favourite songs ‘In Harmony,’ in Icelandic which was such a pleasant surprise! He definitely didn’t play for long enough but I look forward to the next time I see him play!

Another beer and then it was time. ALT-J! I still can’t even deal with how good they were! Any rumours you’ve heard about them not being that good live – I can tell you is absolute bullocks. They smashed it! Highlights for me included ‘Something Good,’ ‘Breezeblocks’ and my personal favourite ‘Taro.’ It was such an awesome atmosphere and their music was moving.IMG_3177

Once we’d come down off of our Asgeir/Alt J cloud, we made our way to Scubar, a backpackers bar near Central YHA. It seems that we stumbled across a glo party and I somehow ended up all over my coat. Nonetheless, we danced, drank and had a great time before getting a slice of pizza, jumping on the train and having a snooze.

And this is why I love spending my money on concert tickets. Because it’s always so much more than the concert. It’s the people you’re with, the places you go, the drinks you drink, the food you eat, what you wear and the memories you make. I’m so grateful for my awesome friends and I’m so glad I could share such awesome music with you.

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xoxo A

Check out Alt J and Asgeirs music below