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    “Most Sydney-siders wouldn’t be familiar with the Primus Hotel. Soo without further ado I will introduce you to this (not so little) hidden gem.”

    Primus Hotel Sydney

    The unassuming entrance of the Primus Hotel (click here) is located at 339 Pitt Street. Originally home to Sydney’s Water Board HQ. Undergoing a complete restoration, this 1930’s heritage building has had a breath of fresh life put into it. Showcasing the 1930’s art deco era at its best.

    In 2008, the Water Board relocated and the two year restoration commeneced. This massive task was undertaken by Chinese hoteliers Greenland International Hotel Group or (GIHG) and architect design firm Woods Bagot.

    Check’n In

    The Lobby At The Primus

    As we pulled up, we were a little confused what to do with parking. The bell boy had gone inside with other guests just before, so we were left on the busy path trying to get our bags out. 

    Hoping the car would be alright we walked in through the discreet frontage (and to my surprise a rather expansive check in area). A different bell boy was quick to attend to our bags and grab the car.

    The lobby features eight original scagliola columns. The restoration of these eight-metre-high pillars has been a feat on its own. (There are only two men in the world that have the artisanal skills to complete such a job). The striking ruby red columns beamed above the marble floors, finished off with the glass brick atrium ceiling.

    The Room

    There are 172 rooms at the Primus. All rooms feature a dark masculine decor, from the carpet to the oak cabinetry. Breaking up the dark tones are subtle gold geometric trimming, plush pillows and lush robes.

    We were in the deluxe suite, and as the name suggests it was spacious and accommodating for those needing a little extra space, ideal for business travellers.  

    The bathroom was extra spacious with seperate bath, extra large shower and double marble vanity (that had insanely good lighting).

    Dual Marble Basins

    The art deco theme is carried throughout but reversed, with elegant white “brick like” tiles contrasted by black tapware and finished off with amenities by Appelles.

    Appelles

    Food & Beverage

    For me, I had a bit of a hit and miss in terms of food (in room dining that is). The first day I checked in I was ravenous so immediately went straight for the in room dining menu. I opted for the fish of the day (which was barramundi), it was fresh and cooked well, accompanied by broccolini and fries.

    The Barramundi

    The second day, we wanted to suss out the ‘cheat meal’ options, and ordered the Wagyu burgers and fried chicken. For me, this meal was inedible. The burgers were not waygu, there were two fillets on top of each other and felt as if it had been pre cooked and the texture was off. The fried chicken was bland and cold and very grey.

    Pool & Gym

    Level 7

    One of the hotels biggest draw cards would have to be Level 7. Once a test rifle range during the Second World War, it has been completely revolutionized to be an exclusive rooftop pool and bar. Fitted with blue and white striped lounges, being quite literally an oasis in the middle of the city, with drinks on hand and in the warmer months being absolutely sun drenched.

    There is an outdoor pool located on Level 7, and is heated for those wanting to have a dip during Sydney’s cooler months.

    The gym is quite small and underwhelming, but does the job.

    On Level 7

    Pros:

    • Glamorous art deco décor
    • Level 7, perfect for a cheeky afternoon drink and dip
    • Extremely spacious
    • Prime city location

    Cons:

    • In room dining was a little off, I would opt for one of the many great nearby restaurants (or via ubereats etc)
    • Valet parking is an option, however quite pricey

    We checked in early, and it must not have registered to other staff, as I had not 1, not 2 but 3 staff members come in after one knock to do quality checks and mini bar checks. Being all the way in the bathroom, they entered far too quickly!

    At The Level 7 Bar

    Overall:

    The Primus Hotel is a surprisingly gracious hotel, with so much to offer. We will definitely be back for another staycation!

    Primus Hotel
    339 Pitt Street, Sydney, 2000
    +612 8027 8000

    Kx
    Disclaimer: My stay at the Primus Hotel was free of charge. All opinions/thoughts are my own.
    How good is the location! If you have stayed at the Primus before and think I have left something out or have a question, drop us a line below!!

    My morning skincare routine

    Do you have dull and lifeless skin?

    What about dark circles? Or redness and pigmentation?

    After a long day, you finally get home, one of the first things you do is go to the bathroom and take off your makeup.

    If any of the above sounds like you, read on and thank me later.

    Enter, Dr Jart and their Cicapair range.

     

    Now, full disclaimer here right from the start, I am not getting paid to write about these products below. I genuinely freaking love this stuff, however, I was gifted these products a few months ago, and I have been hooked ever since, I have been through 3 tubes of the moisteriser and I am on my 2nd pot of the Tiger Grass corrective cream (heaven).

     

    I have been fortunate enough in my lifetime, not to suffer from acne (granted the odd hormonal breakout does greet me here and there). BUT, what I am genetically blessed with is dull tones, extremely sensitive skin and dark circles.

     

    While, I do believe that beautiful radiant skin, comes from within, I also understand that using the right products for your skin is essential to complete that all round glow, that let’s face it – most women want.

    My current favourites

    Why this range of Dr Jart’s has got me talking is a little so called ingredient called:  Tiger Grass also known as Centella asiatica or Cica. These products (especially the correcting pot) have revolutionized not only my skincare routine, but also has reduced the amount of makeup I wear on a daily basis.

     

    So what is Tiger Grass?

     

    It kind of looks like bamboo, but infact it is a herb that is found in Asia. It has ben in Eastern medicine for various health benefits and healing properties.

     

    Tiger Grass is a herb found in Asia that has been in Eastern Medicine for various health benefits and is packed full of healing properties to help with irritation, puffiness, redness and so much more.

     

    Dr Joshua Zeichner Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mt Sinai Hospital in New York City says: “ It is rich in saponins, which are like nature’s anti-inflammatories and have been shown to calm irritated skin and aid in wound healing.”

     

    In fact, the name “tiger grass” actually is quite literal. Tigers in India actually roll around in the grass to help heal their wounds.

    Easy as 1,2,3,4

    Step One – Serum

    Dr Jart Serum (or good quality Vit C serum)

    Dr Jart Serum

    I have been using serums every morning religiously for about a year and a bit. I look for a good quality vit C serum that will help brighten the skin. The added bonus of this serum is that it is a highly concentrated, fast acting serum that helps soothe skin sensitivity.

    Step Two – Moisturize 

    Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream

    I adore this moisterizer! It is thick but not too thick and feels great against the skin. I will only put this on in the morning. Be careful as this doesn’t have an SPF – so make sure one element of your skincare has an SPF (like the next product I use)

    Step Three – Corrective Cream 

    Dr. Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30

    This product here has revolutionized my skincare – I have gone from wearing quite a bit of product to help correct my uneven skin tone – to just this. I find putting just a small dollop on my face and targeting my dark spots and uneven skin tone, can lift and brighten my skin in just moments. I am only just about finished with my first pot of the Tiger Grass, so a little goes a long way!

    Step Three – BB Cream 

    Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45

    I will then go on with a BB cream to add a little colour into my face, a touch of bronzer, blush, brow gel, mascara and set with a rosewater misting spray if I am heading to a meeting or running around.

    Have you tried Dr Jart? What does your morning skincare routine look like?

    Kx

    Fun in the sun with BONDS

    Aussie house-hold brand BONDS (click here) have outdone themselves with this year’s SWIM range. With gorgeous mix and match bold prints, it not only has something for everyone in the family, but delivers above and beyond with quality garments that will last year after year.

    The BONDS SWIM range includes children sizes from 000 to 7 and then caters for sizes XS to XL for both men and women, with styles designed to fit everybody.

    Adapting from its much loved female hipster range, this year is all about variety for us ladies, from bikinis, one-piece, tubes, triangle and bandeau.  Each piece has been crafted, so we can easily mix and match with the rest of the range.

    This season we see the return of one pieces on the runway, with an array of colour to black. For me, while you all know I love colouir, black is always a safe bet, allowing you to seasonally flow into Summer and out. While the other colourful bold prints create energy and highlight a playful side to the brand we so love and adore.

     “Prints are part of the Bonds signature. We do a lot of work to make sure our prints are dynamic and energetic but also appeal to a wide audience. There is definitely a boldness to our prints, in a sense they have their own character. Each print has been designed to tie in beautifully with our colour palette, which is both punchy and saturated, as well as pared back and neutral. We spend time working prints into the stories we want to tell. In this instance, with our bright modern florals and playful motifs, we wanted to echo the intensity of high summer in Australia.” – Senior Designer Anna Banno

    Here in Australia, we are faced with rough surf and a strong UV, so what better way to combat this with swimwear that actually stays on when swimming, and protects your bod at the same time. With two way stretching lycra and UPF 50+ protection, BONDS delivers on providing us with the enjoyment that a day on that Aussie beach in summer we dream of.

    Kx
    Disclaimer: This was a paid collaboration with BONDS, however all thoughts and opinions are my own and I genuinely do love and wear their garments!

    “You are what you eat”

    I am always looking for beautiful gut enhancing recipes to incorporate into my lifestyle. This Collagen Beauty Bowl is a perfect example of something that will not only taste divine but is a deliciously healthy recipe to have under your wing.

    The relationship between your mind, skin and gut is inextricably linked by what we eat and drink on a daily basis. Incorporating collagen boosting foods (like I have below) is a great way to combat ageing. For more on collagen check out my top tips here.

    My Collagen Beauty Bowl

    Why this beauty bowl is beautiful inside and out:

    Magnesium

    Why? Magnesium helps to cleanse and detox our bodies and skin (so if you are facing that extra special breakout – opt for foods rich in magnesium!) Increasing your magnesium intake, have more chances in treating allergic reactions or skin conditions such as eczema.

    Eat more: Bananas, leafy greens, cacao, avocados, pumpkin seeds.

    PreBiotics

    Why? An increase in prebiotics makes for a happy gut, that help fuel the growth of good gut bacteria.

    Eat more: Berries, bananas, seeds, broccoli.

    ProBiotics

    Why? If you and your family aren’t already, get yourself savvy with what probiotics are. Probiotics are an essential element that keeps your gut microbiota in check, alleviating oxidative stress on your body and in turn your skin. When you have a healthy gut environment, your body flourishes, making for that healthy and happy skin to shine.

    Eat more: Probiotic supplements (I take a tablet every morning, along with a sprinkle of Natures Way probiotic powder in my shakes), Fermented food like kefir, yoghurt, kombucha, kimchi.

    Antioxidants

    Why? A very important part of slowing down the ageing process, along with helping combat harmful free radicals that cause inflammation and the breakdown of collagen

    Eat more: Look for bright colourful vegetables and fruit, green tea, seeds (chia, flaxseeds).

    Ellagic Acid

    Why? Helps reduce an enzyme made by free radicals that creates a breakdown of collagen.

    Eat more: : Blackberries, raspberries, pecans, cranberries, pomegranate, strawberries.

    Beauty Enhancing Bowl

    Ingredients


    • Smoothie

    • ½ cup frozen blueberries

    • ½ cup frozen blackberries

    • ½ cup frozen raspberries

    • 12 Frozen coconut water cubes

    • 1 teaspoon flaxseed oil

    • ¼ cup filtered water

    • 1 tablespoon Natures Way Beauty smoothie

    • 1 heaped tablespoon Natures way Probiotic

    • 1 tablespoon Natures Way Acai powder

    • Small handful of baby spinach

    • Topping

    • Banana

    • Blueberries

    • Raspberries

    • Rose Petals

    • Dragonfruit

    • 1 teaspoon chia seeds

    Instructions


    • This one is so easy, you’ll love it!

    • Chuck all ingredients (excluding the toppings) into a blender. I love my Kenwood.

    • Blitz until your desired consistency!

    • Top with your favourite topping ingredients (or use mine as an example!)

    http://krumbled.com/collagen-beauty-bowl/

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    Tip: You can pop this beauty bowl into a take away drinking jar and have for a quick breakfast.

    This recipe will be naturally high in sugar, so this isn’t an everyday recipe, more of a once a week kind of thing!

    To get your kids or your inner child gleaming when eating, use cookie cutters to make shapes to make your meal that little bit more special.

    Kx
    Disclaimer: Keira is the Natures Way Superfoods Ambassador, while she is compensated for her posts and recipes, all views and opinions are her own and she regularly uses any product that she writes about.

    “The menu at Sol Botanica is a perfect example of having an astute understanding of food & its’ nutritional value to the body. “

    Pink Pastels Match The Cool Blues

    It is refreshing to come across a restaurant that just ‘gets it’. Sol Botanica (click here) celebrates a holistic approach to eating nutritous wholesome meals that are ethically sourced and hand made.

    Sol Botanica is just a single part of the Sol Living Lifestyle Precinct which was founded by Mark & Evette Moran. The couple wanted to create a space for not only the young, but the elderly and bring the two together in a harmonised way.

    SOL, short for Spirit Of Living, embraces the celebration of life with its healthy, supportive, beautiful and interactive environments.

    To get to Sol Botanica, we walked up past the delectable Sol Providore and through a garden lined path. To the left of the citrus tree lined pathway is what I would call a very welcoming light filled space with picture perfect hanging ivy, large pendant lighting and cosy pink seating. 

    “This quite frankly gets me excited “

    The menu is completely gluten free, soy free, refined sugar free and nearly dairy free. This quite frankly gets me excited.

    What we ate:

    The Famous Quinoa & Teff Bread Roll – w/ Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Dukkah

    Spinach Gnocchi – w/ Tomato, Basil, Black Olives, Yellow Beans, Buffalo Ricotta & Parmesan
    Roast Heirloom Carrot & Crispy Buckwheat Salad – w/ Black Bean Hummus & Cow’s Feta

    Vegetarian Dhal – Sprouted Green Lentils, Curry Leaf, Cumin, Garam Masala, Turmeric & Coconut, finished with Spinach, Dates, Baked Buffalo Ricotta and Coriander
    Biodynamic Brown Rice – w/ turmeric roast nuts, watercress and crisp plantain chips,
    Slow Cooked Lamb Ribs – w/ peach, sesame and coconut amino.

    Eaton Mess – Crushed Meringue, Strawberries, Blue Pea Tea Ripple, Pineapple, Chia Coconut Yoghurt
    Green Garden – Chilled Kiwi & Honeydew Melon Soup with Papaya & Blueberry Salad Tapioca, Goji Berries, Chia

    Teff Bread
    Spinich Gnocci
    The Dahl With Crumbed Trout (I Couldn't Eat The Trout But I Was Told It Was Delish)
    Fried Biodynamic Rice

    Our highlight meals were a few off the menu creations. The slow cooked Lamb Ribs were sweet, salty and crunchy on the outside but soft and tender. Also the Roasted Carrots with black bean hummus was delicious.

    Carrot Salad
    Sticky Sweet & Crunchy Lamb Ribs
    Sol Botanica That's A Wrap

    As it was lunch and just the two of us, we were pretty full after the first course so we didn’t really want dessert but when the Eaton Mess landed and looked as pretty as it did, it really didn’t last long at all 🙂

    We spoke to Chef Perry Hill after our meal and the first thing I asked was; What made you choose the menu you did. The answer that followed was simple. “How many times have you been seen as a difficult person when asking if meals at a restaurant were gluten free or dairy free and getting that associated look that follows?.. We wanted to make a menu that could be adapted to anyone’s dietary requirements!”

    “The focus at Sol Botanica is on fresh, nourishing, nutrient rich food”

    Chef Perry also stressed the importance of Farm to Fork dining. Knowing where your meal actually comes from. Sol Botanica actually has their own farm in the Southern Highlands (where nearly all their produce will eventually come from besides the massive herb garden on the grounds). This Paddock to Plate mentality has been instilled in him since a young child, having grown up on a farm himself in the Northern Rivers.

    Overall:

    Sol Botanica is more than just a restaurant with great food. Sol represents how we should all look at food. They see ingredients in a way that aren’t just meant to be eaten to for the sake of it, but to be eaten to nurture your body, for a happier and healthier life.

    Sol Botanica
    Shop A (Entrance at 2 Laguna Street Piazza),
    2 Laguna Street, Vaucluse NSW 2030

    Have you eaten at Sol Botanica? Did you feel better afterwards? I’d love to hear your answers or comments below.
    K x

    From the ripe young age of 25, our storage of type 1 collagen diminishes (say hello to wrinkles, joint pain, sagging skin and all that fun stuff).

    Other lifestyle factors like smoking, extreme unprotected sun exposure and processed food can help speed up this loss of collagen even more so, so if you haven’t already, put down the ciggies and slip slop and slap people.

    It isn’t all doom and gloom though my friends!

    By keeping a balanced lifestyle and feeding your body with nutritious food, we can help slow down the deterioration of collagen along with quality collagen supplements.

    Top collagen boosting foods:

    Chia Seeds

    I am quietly obsessed with both chia and flaxseeds. They make it into at least one meal per day. Both seeds contain essential fatty acids (EFAs) that are long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and cannot be produced by the human body. Instead, we need to consume these through our dietary intake.

    top collagen boosting food chia seeds

    Garlic

    Garlic is renowned for its medicinal purposes to help fight against flus and the common cold. It also is a wonderful source of sulfur, which is essential for the production of collagen.

    Bone Broth

    Bone broth is a relatively new thing on the market, with gorgeous products popping up all over the place! Bone broth is rich in collagen which helps heal your gut and reduces intestinal inflammation. If you are like me and love your bone broth but travel often: Natures Way have a great product that is shelf stable and is perfect for those jet setters!

    Avocados

    Another fabulous source of essential fatty acids. Which are essential for the synthesis of tissue lipids and also plays an important role in the regulation of cholesterol levels.¹

    Leafy Greens

    We’ve all heard it before, eat your greens. But how important are they really? Well, studies show that not only are leafy greens rich in vitamins and antioxidants, they also help with that inner glow! The rich vitamin C antioxidizing powers help to create an unwavering environment to protect against collagen breakdown.

    Collagen Powder

    Collagen Supplement Powder

    If you are collagen crazed like I am, then perhaps incorporating a collagen supplement powder is the way to go. By building up the second layer of your skin (which is called Dermis – where your collagen lives). It will also help you to retain moisture in the skin, create stronger nails and shiny hair.

    Fish

    Sustainably caught fish is a regular in my meals, helping to create stronger cells in your body and loaded with omega 3 fatty acid. A fatty membrane protects and borders around our skin cells, so by having a diet rich in omega 3 we create a healthy environment for our healthy cells to support the structure of the skin.

    Orange Fruit & Veg

    Think sweet potato, carrots, pumpkins, mangoes & papaya, these are all carotenoids rich in Vitamin A. Vitamin A is a crucial part of increasing collagen production and aids to slow down the breakdown of collagen that makes for aging sagging skin.

    Curcumin (Turmeric)

    A member of the ginger family, turmeric is known for its yellow colour found in many Indian and South East Asian dishes. However, it isn’t just for colour, turmeric is a seriously good root to suppress inflammation all over our body and cells. Turmeric is a favourite ingredient of mine to cook with.

    Stay tuned for some new and exciting recipes using these Top Collagen Boosting ingredients.

    Kx
    References:
    ¹ Simopoulos AP. Omega-3 fatty acids in inflammation and autoimmune diseases. J Am Coll Nutr. 2002;21:495–505. [PubMed]

    “To me MoVida Bali oozes 1970’s Spanish casa in atmosphere and dining”

    Seminyak’s newly opened MoVida Bali (click here) is the first international venture of the Melbourne based company which is part of an ingenious collaboration between the Potato Head Family, MoVida & the complex’s new Katamama Hotel. MoVida Bali reinforces the relaxing, fun beach vibe that the super complex is world renowned for. The restaurant is located on the ground floor of the hotel and next door to the famous Beach Club.

    MoVida Bali

    By tapping into Potato Head’s architectural expression, the moment you walk in to the Katamama hotel and venture inside MoVida, the restaurant’s space oozes ‘1970’s Spanish casa’. Coincidentally or not the entire hotel is made from Balinese hand crafted artisan bricks (the process itself will leave you gobsmacked) which the final product being a bright and colourful red brick that resembles the terracotta tiles of Spanish houses. The venue’s design compliments Bali’s tropical humidity. Fans are whirling, it’s not air-conditioned so inside is always warm but its openness and airiness makes very good use of the ocean breeze.

    The contemporary venue cleverly creates intimate spaces along side group settings with its sparing use of lighting and working around the buildings façade and all the furniture and interiors are handmade by Balinese artisans and craftsmen.

    Much like it’s sister venues in Australia, the tapas bar serves modern Spanish cuisine but not exactly as we know it. Frank Camorra (MoVida’s co-founder/owner) and Jimmy Parker (head chef) have worked alongside Potato Head’s chefs to tweak some of the fan favourites from the MoVida menu with local Indonesian tropical ingredients to suit the climate.

    Imported Spanish Meats & Anchovy

    What we ate:

    ANCHOA – Cantabrian Anchovy, Crouton, Smoked Tomato Sorbet
    CROQUET – Jamon & Mahon Cheese Croquette
    TABLAS – Paleta De Iberico, Jamon Serrano, Chorizo, Salchichon (selection of cured meats)
    REMOLACHA – Bedugul Spriced Beetroot Salad, Smoked Yoghurt, Walnuts
    CECINA – Air Dried Beef, Truffle Foam, Poached Organic Egg

    BISTEC – 200g Wagyu Hanger Steak, White Anchovies, Mojo Picon
    PATATAS BRAVAS – Triple Cooked Potatoes, Spicy Bravas Sauce

    FLAN – Spanish Cream Caramel with Spiced Pestinos Pastries

    Fresh Baked Bread + Olive Oil
    Patatas Bravas
    CROQUETA
    Cecina

    The delightful redesigned meals are still full of flavour but not as heavy as what you might find in their Melbourne restaurants. My standout dish was the Bistec, the steak was cooked to perfection, tender and with the right amount of bark.

    Bistec
    Tablas

    The Tablas selection of cured meats was also of premium quality. Additionally my partner; for someone that is most definitely not a fan of beetroot and yoghurt (in fact hates them with such passion I cant even have them in the fridge at home) was pleasantly surprised with the Remolacha.

    Remolacha
    Flan

    Overall:

    MoVida Bali is not a complete replica of the Australian restaurants. The laid back Balinese atmosphere provides a completely new and tantalising dining experience with deliciousness at the centre of everything they do.

    MoVida Bali
    Ground Floor Katamama Hotel
    Jl. Petitenget No.51, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung
    Bali 80361, Indonesia
    +62 361 3029940

    Have you been to MoVida’s first international venue? How do you compare it with the Australian restaurants? I’d love to hear your answers or comments below.
    K x

    #LGHomeCinema

    Well Winter has well and truly hit Australia. I don’t know about you guys, but for me, Winter is all about snuggling up in front of that heater, having friends over and just simply, relaxing. If you have been following me on social media you may have seen that I have partnered up with LG to showcase the very best of their Home Cinema entertainment setup. The #LGHomeCinema.

    Earlier this month I was given the opportunity to see how impressive the home set up can be at LG’s very own pop-up home cinema, right in the middle of Sydney’s CBD (I must admit, even though I have had my OLED TV for a month now, I have NOT been using it to its fullest potential). The team at LG helped explain Active HDR and Dolby Vision, and we also got a bit of a sneak peak of some new and exciting Netflix shows!

    Lisa & I At LG Pop Up

    You can win your very own #LGHomeCinema setup!

    To make things even better, LG is running an amazing giveaway where every week for a month, you have a chance to win your very own home theatre package consisting of a 55” C7 LG OLED TV, LG SJ9 Soundbar and LG 4K Blu-ray Player.

    LG Home Cinema

    So how do you enter??

    Simply upload your best “Movie Star Selfie” to Instagram and tag both #LGHomeCinema and @LGAustralia in order to enter the competition. To find out more about this awesome giveaway head here http://bit.ly/2sNK3DJ

    #LGHomeCinema
    Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by LG as part of my LG Partnership. All views and opinions are my own.
    If you’re lucky enough to win one of these bad boys or already have one. Let me know what you think. Life’s Good (pun intended).
    K x

    “Legacy is a health conscious café set in the heart of Camberwell, a leafy suburb 15 mins out of Melbourne’s CBD”

    Legacy Camberwell

    We purposely arrived at Legacy (click here) at 10am to miss the morning and lunch rushes, which we’ve heard this place is accustomed to. When we arrived at the hole-in-the-wall cafe in Camberwell there was no queue but by the time we sat down and placed our order, the place was full and buzzing.

    The cafe’s long industrial & minimalistic dećor was very welcoming. Legacy’s mood is relaxed and homely thanks to the very liberally used red exposed brick, (which is in featured in just about everything, the walls, the floors, the benches and even the communal table) and the glimpses of timber and polished concrete that peep through the bright red bricks.

    With a decent selection of raw smoothies, chia puddings and superfood bowls for the health conscious customers or the house made donuts and butter-milk fried chicken for anyone wanting to indulge a little, you can see why this café is destined to be one of Melbourne’s hot spots.

    What we ate:

    AVOCADO FETTA MASH –  w/chilli, heirloom tomatoes, radish & black sesame seeds with rosti (this was an optional side)

    MANGO & VANILLA CHIA PUDDING – edible flowers, strawberries and macadamias

    ROYAL REECE – Peanut butter, raw cacao, banana, chia seeds, coconut shavings and almond milk

    PICCOLO* – one of the best coffees i have had in Melbourne

    Mango Chia Pudding At Legacy Camberwell

    The chia pudding was light and the mango puree at the bottom was a great touch. Our Avocado & Feta Mash was good, but not great, lacked a little bit of a flavour. The Royal Reece smoothie was pretty epic, along with my salted peanut butter cookie!

    *The coffee is worth making a special mention – my piccolo was one of the best coffees I have had in a while.

    Overall:

    A big thumbs up for this hot spot.

    Legacy Camberwell
    347 Camberwell Rd
    Camberwell VIC 3124
    (03) 9041 1796

    Have you eaten at Legacy Camberwell before? Did you enjoy the coffee us much as I did? I would love to hear all your thoughts and comments below.
    K x

    A little behind the scenes

    Fitness First Cover Shoot

    Having shared my journey of self discovery, building a business and weight loss with you all here (or if you’ve never read it – check out my story via this link here) you will all know that being outdoors, taking photos and trying to spread positive vibes is what I am all about.

    So when the team from Fitness First approached me about sharing bits of my journey, I knew it would be a fun day! Not to mention I got to share the day with some extremely talented individuals and learn about their stories too!

    You can head to the web version on the Fitness First website here.

    Behind the scenes: Fitness First Magazine

    Kx