Tuesday, January 28, 2014



1. I've always loved Dita Von Teese and these pictures of hers are just STUNNING.


Ohhh... I love the white/silver bed in the last picture and its surrounding wallpaper! How grand and elegant!

I saw 'Tear This Heart Out (Arrancame La Vida)' this week and Wow, what a powerful movie! The movie takes place over the span of several years within the 1930s in Mexico, surrounding the story of Catalina, a beautiful young girl born to a middle-class family who meets the cunning and charismatic much older General Andres, fell in love and marry him. The story was partly based on the factual lives around General Maximiano Avila Camacho, who is known to be arrogant, violent and ruthless to his political enemies. He is the brother of the President of the United Mexican States from 1940-1946, Manuel Avila Camacho. This movie, with a budget of over $6 000 000 was at the time of its production the most expensive ever made in Mexico. It was the official submission of Mexico to the Foreign Language category of the 2009 Academy Award competition.
I love movies about strong beautiful women and this is a fine example of such. Catalina grows from an innocent young woman to a brave, clever and strong, courageous politician wife. Throughout watching this movie, I felt all the many emotions of Catalina, which is portrayed brilliantly by Ana Claudia Talancon. The costumes from that 1930s era are GORGEOUS, I also love the captivating soundtrack and the rich beautiful cinematography of Mexico lands and cities. Overall, such a breathtaking movie! I'd highly recommend it!

3. I love this list of age-appropriate chores for children. Children are smart!

4. I love this mermaid inspired sofa. So pretty. I want one :))

5. I love these life advices from Bill Gates.

6. And I love these rules for life according to wolves :D

Things I want to remember:
-Do not listen with the intent to reply, but with the intent to understand.
-Your body language and positioning has a negative effect on your mood. Slouching leads to sadness and depression in seconds.
-Get out of the habit of saying "I don't care". Instead, say "I don't mind" or something similar.
-Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.

Quotes I love:
"The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success."
-- Brian Tracy

"One way to open your eyes to unnoticed beauty is to ask yourself, 'What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?"
-- Rachel Carson

"Say yes, and you'll figure it out afterwards."
-- Tina Fey

Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.

Picture sources:
1. http://www.dita.net
4. http://cocogal.tumblr.com/post/24628825698

Monday, January 20, 2014

WEEKLY DIARY: life advices and other wise stuffs

1. I love these rainbow mountains in China. I would love to visit here one day :))

2. I love this hair colouring ad! So creative!

3. I love this picture from @IncredibleViews.
'Parents made their son's wheelchair into the most awesome Halloween costume ever. How amazing!

4. I love this quote about mental illness. So true!
"Mental illness is like fighting a war where the enemy's strategy is to convince you that the war isn't actually happening."
- Kat

5. I love this new year resolution from Marie Claire Australia February 2014 edition:

From the life coach, Domonique Bertolucci:
"I'll be asking myself, 'What would I like to say about my year at the end of 2014?' Once I know where I'm heading for the year, I can break that down into small, easily achievable goals. The most important change every woman can make in 2014 is to give up on being perfect and focus on being the best she can be. Treat yourself as you would your best friend: be warm, encouraging and supportive, not critical, abusive and negative. This is the only way to protect your self-esteem, nurture your confidence and allow you to be the best."

From the holistic expert, Donna Abate:
"My New Year's resolution each year is imagining who I want to become by the end of the year. Not knowing where we're going in life makes us feel unmotivated and is unproductive. We may have the best intentions, but never get around to creating change unless we make time for it. Try to find time away from work and fill it up proactively so you are moving in the direction you need. Making a commitment to yourself boost your confidence very quickly.

From the dermatologist, Dr Cara McDonald:
"My skin resolution for 2014 is consistency! I'm a sucker for new products. The problem is we often don't give good products a chance to work. A period of weeks to months is usually required to modify the characteristics of the skin and see results. And don't worry about skin irritation at first - the trick is to expect some slight stinging, dryness, peeling and even redness, and let it settle down. I start slow with a new product - just using it every second day - and use only one new product at a time."

6.  I'm glad that I came across this, for future reference when I have to go for a job interview :)

7. This past week :
I watched 'Reign of Assassins'. I watched this because it starred 2 of my favourite Chinese actresses, Michelle Yeoh and Barbie Hsu.

I love Michelle Yeoh whenever she's being interviewed :)

I love Barbie Hsu. So beautiful !


I finished reading 'The Flirt' by Kathleen Tessaro. I have loved Kathleen Tessaro books 'Elegance' and 'The Perfume Collector' in the past. I quite enjoyed 'The Flirt' although not as much as the other two but I'm still glad that I read it. Two of my new year resolutions for 2014 is to read more books and to update my blog weekly, so I'm glad that I at least fullfill those two :))

'He was a creature of habit and married to the inflexible, set routine of his daily life. One of the pleasures of living by yourself is the privilege of being able to practise, day by day, in whatever order you wish, the rituals that define your tastes and aspirations without any threat of disruption. And at fifty-eight, Valentine was deeply grateful for his solitude.
He had loved, a few times briefly but only once seriously. The love wasn't returned and so he made peace with all the aspects of single life that many people find so abhorrent. Now he valued them above all else. Over time, he'd mutated from a lonely, watchful person into a completely self-sufficient one, treating himself with the same affection a lover would. The older he was the more he realized that few people were given the time and means to be as completely indulged as he was. Hew hadn't had to accommodate another human being on any matter of significance for years. He was entirely, unapologetically selfish and grateful for the opportunity to be so. Now when he thought of the woman who broke his heart (which was rare), he viewed it as a narrow escape." page 71-72 of 'The Flirt'

8. I love these life advices from @LifeCheates:
- The Two-Minute Rule: If you see something that needs doing, and it can be completed within two minutes, do it immediately.
- If there is something big you want to accomplish, tell all your friends about it. The fear of them knowing you failed will keep you going.
- If you lend someone $20 and you never see them again, it was worth the $20.
- Feeling down? Take a shower. Feeling clean helps boost your self-esteem.
- Get a small pan and fill with water. Add some vanilla extract and cinnamon and put on the stove. Your house will smell like a bakery.
- Put wine in a blender for 20 seconds is a method of aeration that soften the tennis in the wine and can make cheap wine taste amazing.
- Potential is exciting. But you can't have a relationship with someone's potential.
- If you want to quit smoking, go to a sauna for 3 days in a row and you'll sweat out the nicotine which will make it easier to quit.
- If you ever suspect someone is following your car, take four right turns. It forms a circle, and if they're still behind they are following.

9. Other life advices that I love:
- Life isn't fair, but it's all good.
- Save for things that matter.
- Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasions. Today is special.
- Overprepare, then go with the flow.
- Frame every so-called disaster with these words, 'In five years, will this matter?'
- Get outside everyday. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
- If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
- Growing old beats the alternative - dying young

Sometimes the best revenge is to smile, move on and do nothing.

"The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood."

Monday, January 13, 2014

WEEKLY DIARY: What I love this week

This week:

1.  I love this Jimmy Choo Fashion Afternoon Tea at Mandarin Oriental Munich. I LOVE afternoon tea and this one is so pretty!

2. I love what Sarah Wilson said about internet dating. I agree completely!

I learned I don't like internet dating, but I stick to it to see if it can surprise me. I find attending to 'criteria' is not how I want romance to strike. And the point being, I want to bestruck. I want to be pursued, courted. Knocked over. It's going to take that...a real blow to the kneecaps from a guy who's brave enough to come that close. Which leads me to...

I learned - or had it reiterated - that the disconnect between single men and women (and there is one; we all talk about, right?) can be blamed in part on the fact that old-fashioned courtship just doesn't happen anymore. Women want it. Men are scared to do it, especially in their hardened thirties and beyond (when too many knockbacks leave them 'gun shy' and the pool of women is so broad that they don't really have to 'fight' for the woman they want...so much so, they lose sight of what kind of woman they actually want). And, I'm sorry, I do think intimacy works out better when men do the active courting. It just does.

The rules of courtship once made things clear: “you do that, I do this”. Now we send non-committal “free kisses” to each other, hoping the other will take the lead and buy some stamps or make the first concrete, move out into the non-virtual. Me, I don’t respond to free kisses, only the men who “man up” and pay up and send me a proper message or invite into the non-virtual, real world. Which is the equivalent of wanting a man to actually walk across a room and introduce themselves, as opposed to giving a cursive glance as they walk past on the way to the loo.
This was the saddest picture I took from the whole thing:
We’re all noncommittally sending out free kisses. Waiting for the other to pay up and get real.
The older you get, the more varied and enhanced your life is…and the higher the bar for someone to be able to come in and add something. At my age, a woman rarely needs a man. She wants one. Which is a very different bar, no?"

3. I love this picture. So adorable :))

4. I love these quotes from Alain de Botton:
The easiest cure for unrequited love: get to know them better.

When women say they want a man with a good sense of humour they don't want jokes in general: they want a man who can laugh at himself.

Anyone who isn't embarrassed by who they were last year probably isn't learning enough.

We should keep a careful diary of our moments of envy - and use them as covert guides to what we should try to do next.

Things get so much easier if we can show we're hurt rather than mean.

5. I love these healthy eating/diet tips:

Can't decide if you're hungry? Ask yourself if you want an apple. If you answer 'no' then you're probably bored instead of hungry!

I also love these 5 basic diet tips from 'Amodelrecommends'. I love food too much to ever go on a strict diet but these 5 tips makes so much sense and I find it quite doable :)

6. This guy made his own private theatre. Wow, I so cool!

7. I've just finished reading The no 1 Ladies detective agency by Alexander McCall Smith and this book has become one of my favourite book of all time. Such a charming book, clever, heart-warming, the African culture makes reading this so interesting to me, yet the way the author tells the story is so beautifully simple in a way. Very enchanting and amusing. I'm looking forward to read his other books from the No 1 Ladies detectice agency series.

"If Mma Ramotswe had listened to her father, if she had listened to the cousin's husband, shoe would never have married Note and the years of unhappiness would never have occurred. But they did, because she was headstrong, as everybody is at the age of twenty, when we simply cannot see, however much we may think we can. The world is full of twenty-year-olds, she thought, all of them blind."

"Mma Ramotswe loved magazines. She loved their smell and their bright pictures. She loved interior design magazines which showed how people lived in far-away-countries. They had so much in their houses, and such beautiful things too. Paintings, rich curtains, piles of velvet cushions which would have been wonderful for a fat person to sit upon, strange lights at odd angles..."

8. I love figure skating and so looking forward to Sochi next month! I watched The US Nationals on youtube yesterday and there are so many highlights, with few of them include Jeremy Abbott superb short program and Gracie Gold's beautiful transformation and surprise win. I love it with someone's dream comes true :)

1. http://pursuitist.com/jimmy-choo-fashion-afternoon-tea-mandarin-oriental-munich/
2. http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/2013/05/im-an-online-dater-and-it-changed-me/
3. http://lol-coaster.tumblr.com/post/70872716043/funny-bananas-comic-http-lolcoaster-org/

Monday, January 6, 2014

MY first WEEKLY DIARY of 2014

I saw a movie 'Nobody else but you' and fell in love with it. 

Part detective story, part sexual fantasy, and part sweet sad romance, this movie is about Rousseau, a best-selling crime novelist from Paris, who can't seem to get over his writer's block. He takes a trip to the coldest village in France where a local beauty named Candice has been found dead. Candice believed that she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. The case was closed before it even opened and the cause of death  declared suicide by sleeping pills. Rousseau is the only one who doesn't buy it. In search for the truth, he would then uncovers Candice's diary entries which unveils the truth about her past and what might be the reason of her death.
I love the the narrative and the diary entries throughout the movie, I love the gorgeous soundtrack (I feel that I am always smitten by a movie with a fine soundtrack!), I love the storyline, the scripts, the lines, the characters, the wintertime landscapes, everything. Although there are a few loose ends in the movie, I don't actually mind as the movie just takes my breath away and I really didn't want it to finish. Sometimes the imperfections can make something (for example, this movie) even more captivating. This is such a beautiful yet sad heartbreaking movie. I'm not going to forget this one :)
"We want to believe someone's waiting for us without whom something will always be missing. Even if we know it will end badly." --Candice Lecoeur

I love @postsecretofficial instagram account! These are some of my favourites post of theirs.

This one is so sad :((

This makes me think to slip one to random doors too :)

I LOVE this Little Prince cheese. So beyond adorable :)
"It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important."

4. I LOVE beautiful lingeries and I LOVE these Agent Provocateur lingerie ads. So artistic and mesmerizing! And HOTTT!

"Show your trueself". I love the 'lady on the outside, seductress in the inside' theme :) Monica Cruz is such a perfect muse. I love her :)

I love the storyline of this piece (Buy Agent Provocateur for your girlfriend or for yourself and your dream may/can come true ^^ ). I've always been a huge fan of Penelope Cruz. I've watched a lot of her interviews on TV and youtube for the past 8 years. She has such an magnetic personality, very charismatic and always has a great passion and energy when she talks.

Another one that I like :) The theme is 'to never forget valentine's day' ^_~

I've been watching 
Top Chef Master season 5 (the 9th episode which the chefs cooks for teachers almost moved me to tears, the teachers are such beautiful and inspiring human beings! I felt like I want to be a teacher in that moment and help the world and children and do good things!),
Come Date Withe Me, which is a dating reality show.  I will admit that I quite enjoy it actually. It's quite interesting to see how men and women from different ages and backgrounds attracted to different things. The show is also quite funny and there are food involved. Yeay!
I bought a beautiful matching pair of Dita Von Teese lingerie (I love her to bits and I love her lingerie lines, they are gorgeous!), Sohum seagrass candle (the best smelling candle ever!) and Sohum body cream (Pink Champagne & Jonquil). Oh they smell heavenly! I love Sohum!!

So those are some of favourite things from the past week! I've decided to not do the 10 things I love in my weekly diary anymore. My plan for this coming year is to post my weekly diary every week (not every 2 weeks or 20 days haha) so that includes whether I have 10 things that I love or maybe just 1. I want to update my blog every week and sometimes in the past I update late because I don't have the time to write a long post. So better short but make it a weekly habit I think :)

My other new year resolutions for 2014 are:
-Learn how to cook well. Perfect one dish rather than learn how to make 5 average ones.
-Buy nice lingeries and wear them every day, instead of only on special occasions. Buy a beautiful and rather expensive pair every 1-2 months and hand washed it every after wear and hang it to dry rather than buy many cheap looking ones and dump everything into a lingerie bag and into the washing machine and dryer. I believe that good quality things last a longtime especially if they are well cared for. Except of course I'll have a few basic bras and cotton underwear for gym and dancing.
-See more art.
-Stretch more.
-Have regular facials.
-Read more books. Read more good books. (I've always said that every year!).
-Read more about interesting stuffs and talk about them here.
-Write a blog post at least once a week, even if it's short.
-Eat more delicious foods.
-Eat slowly and mindfully.
-Work more so I'll have enough money to do all that I want.
-Save a bit.
-Live bigger.
-Buy fewer but better quality things.
-Say yes more.
-Take more chances.
-Try new scary things.
-Be a little kinder than necessary.

I love these quotes:

"What is success? It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace."
-Paulo Coelho, Manuscript found in Accra

"I think people spend too much time staring into their screens and not enough time drinking wine, tongue kissing, and dancing under the moon."
- Rachel Wolchin

"We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves, otherwise we harden."
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"Life is the moment we are living right now."
-Paulo Coelho

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity.

Happy new year everyone! Wishing everything that you hope for come true in this coming year :) x

Friday, January 3, 2014


I am so excited! These are some of my favourite foods from 2013! I love posting about foods in my blog, although I probably wouldn't call myself a food blogger. Because, no 1, I don't explain much about the details of the dish, like what are the ingredients and how they make the dish. (I just eat, post some pictures, with some brief descriptions and some lame words such as 'delicious' or 'amazing'). Haha! No 2, I don't post all the food that I eat (I only post the ones that I like). I don't like giving bad reviews so if I don't like some dishes, I just simply not post it in my blog or instagram. No 3, I don't categorize my food post into cuisines, areas, etc. It's way too complicated for me :) (I just want to write a simple blog that's all! ^^), so I only have 2 categories: Fine Dining (usually 1-2 fine dining restaurants per post) and Food diary (pretty much everything else that I eat). I really love reading some of the food blogs out there, they are so descriptive, informative and honest/brutal when rating about the foods. My blog is more about my life and I want the stuffs that I choose to put in here to be beautiful and only my favourite things and some of my memorable life events. Which is the reason why I only post about my favourite foods (so there will be no negative stuffs in my blog at all).


Janus homemade sourdough soy linseed with homemade 3 fruits marmalade jam & Lemongrass tea.  I love a good bread with some butter and a good jam (this one is lovely!), with a good cup of warm interesting tea for breakfast. I don't normally eat a heavy breakfast so this is light enough and perfect for me. Now I'm ready to function and face the day! :)

Omelette with mushroom, tomato and feta. Look how it is all gooey when I cut it open :)
Janus Cafe is really close to my previous apartment. They make good burgers and coffee too.


Lunch at Cloudy Bay Fish Co at Westfield Sydney. I had some fresh oysters, crab tacos, fresh green salad, bread and butter with a glass or Riesling. What can I say? I love oysters and crab and wine!

Blue swimmer crab tacos, with white cabbage, salsa and avocado. Fresh and delicious.

Crispy ocean trout with celeriac puree, steamed broccolini and spinach. From Cook & Archies, Surry Hills. This dish tastes AMAZING! The fish skin is crispy, the fish cooked into perfection, the greens are beautiful and the puree is smooth. I love the clean and simple, but elegant presentation too.

Sustainable grass fed medium rare beef sandwich with horseradish aioli. From Bread and Circus, Alexandria. Yum! The bread is amazing (For me, when I order a sandwich, the bread is the most important thing.) And the filling: the beef is pefectly medium-rare and the fresh salads are well-seasoned. Nothing too complicated, but everything is done really well!

'The Preston' Dark callebaut chocolate steamed with earl grey infused milk. From Bread and Circus, Alexandria. Yes beef sandwich and hot chocolate is not the perfect pairing, but sometimes I just don't care :)

at Bread and Circus. Will order all of these next time! :))

Steamed fish with Asian green, royal quinoa and red rice. Steamed rice crepes with pork and wood ear mushrooms. Prawn and scallop dumpling. Shanghai pork dumpling. Pork bun.
From Miss Chu. I feel healthy whenever I eat at Miss Chu. The food is so flavoursome and wholesome.

Had a Chinese Hotpot buffet at The Red Lantern Hot Pot & BBQ Restaurant, Eastwood. Ahh... I love hotpot, I love buffet and I love how I get my own individual hotpot in this restaurant (so I can make my soup as spicy as I want)! ^^

Bobo de camarao from Ovo Cafe, Darlinghurst. I love this fragrant, slightly spicy Brazilian shrimp dish. So yummy!

Pulled pork burger, bbq sauce, red slaw, fennel mayo. From my favourite burger place, Chur Burger, Surry Hills.

'Midtown bagel' Corned beef, gruyere, sauerkraut, mustard mayonnaise. This bagel version of reuben is probably better than most reuben sandwiches I've ever had!

Fresh crab meat roll with lemon and herb aioli. Bought this roll for my late lunch at David Jones food hall during after lunch hours for only $4 (half price). Such a bargain and still tasted good! :)

I am a vegetarian twice a week and these two pasta dishes are my two favourite vegetarian dishes of last year!
3 Mushroom pasta with tomatoes and parmesan cheese. From Sel et Poivre, Darlinghurst. 
I love mushroom, I love pasta, I love parmesan cheese and the flavour combination of everything in this dish is just perfect! Nothing to fault!

Gnocchi with eggplants, olives, napoletana sauce with smoked provolone, from Teru Cafe & Pizza, Glebe. This is a daily special dish and I am such a lucky girl to coincidentally passed this restaurant, had a lunch here and ordered this dish. For someone who is normally not big crazy on olives and eggplants, I was surprised at how much I loved this dish. I love it love it so much :)

Open lasagne of Moreton Bay bugs and avruga. This is such a sumptuous entree!

Champagne jelly with fresh raspberries and pomegranate, and raspberry ripple ice cream. I love the wobbly jelly (the best jelly I've ever had!) and I also love the super thin dried strawberry pieces. Overall, one of the best dessert I've ever had in a restaurant. Very sophisticated and pretty presentation, and not too tart or sweet, just beautiful fresh taste. Although I normally choose an indulgent creamy dessert (soufflé/chocolate/something with lots of cream) over a refreshing berry one, I am glad that I chose this dessert (I chose it because of the champagne component ha!). Once in a while I'd like to choose something light for a dessert and this is such a nice surprise. I really love it! Every component works together well and such a well thought clever dessert.

Ketel one Citroen, St German elderflower, fresh lemon and rock melon, shaken up with a touch of Chardonnay. Served with rock melon & pistachio foam and some pistachio nuts on the side. 
Haha I can't lie. I love a fancy cocktail in a nice bar!

Ruby cake (Orange scented mousse, hazelnut dacquoise, choc hazelnut crisp, vanilla, hazelnut mousse, cinnamon meringue) & Canolli. From Lorraine's Patisserie, near the Ivy.
I would say this is one of the best cake I've ever had and one of the best canolli too! I love Lorraine's Patisserie!

Salted caramel pannacotta from the amazing Black Star Pastry, Newtown. One of my favourite thing in the world is salted caramel. That combination of sweet and salty! And plus a silky pannacotta to top that off!

Pistachio eclair, with Olive oil & white chocolate macaron from Becasse Bakery, Sydney Westfield. Love the beautiful green colour ;)

Paris Brest from Via Del Corso, Sydney Westfield. Choux pastry with hazelnut cream filling. I love the presentation (love the edible gold dust), and yet the taste is even better than its look. I would rate it 10/10 :)

I love a pretty dessert. This is Pannacotta with blueberry and mango jelly, sliced mango and hazelnut and pistachio biscuit. Also from Via Del Corso, Sydney Westfield.

Raspberry and white chocolate cake with raspberry puree and white chocolate buttercream. From my favourite cupcake shop, Ghermez Cupcakes.

Moist strawberry cake layered with passionfruit curd, white chocolate and passionfruit buttercream filled with milk chocolate ganache and raspberry macaron on top. Also from Ghermez Cupcakes.

Happy Mother's Day Mom! I love youuuuuuuuuu :)

'Arabian Knights' Little dome of pistachio gelato and rosewater marshmallow coated in orange scented chocolate, sitting on a flourless chocolate biscuit base. Topped off with a chocolate velvet spray and a stick of dark chocolate and pistachio crumbs.

When cut opened! Hooray!

'Gula Melaka' Palm sugar gelato, Rosewater praline fudge, Hazelnut feuilletine, Raspberry gele. Such a lovely combination of flavours :)

'My Big Fat Greek Paddlepop' Yogurt gelato, cucumber & lime sorbet, blood orange sorbet. 

So amazingly fresh! Not too sweet or tart. One of the best thing I've ever tasted! I want to have it every day!

Cognac Ice Chocolate From Kakawa Chocolates, Darlinghurst. Wow! I love everything in here. The chocolate shop has an amazing collections of handmade chocolates, different varieties of ice cream sandwiches, amazing fudges, meringues, chocolate bars & spreads, chocolate spoons (different flavours which you dip into hot milk to instantly make yourself a hot chocolate), caramels, etc etc. All of their products are gluten free, using only the finest natural ingredients, with no artificial flavours or preservatives. Kakawa is voted for no 1 chocolate shop in Sydney in Time out March 2013.

Peanut butter & jam gelato from Grand Gelato, Glebe. I love peanut butter & jam so I was more than delighted to find this peanut butter & jam gelato :D

RivaReno Gelato (Surry Hills)'s philosophy is based upon a constant search in all the world for the finest ingredients. Their gelatos aren't on display like normal other gelato places, but stored in the traditional Italian way, in pozetti which are covered metal containers. In results, their gelatos are so lush, smooth and creamy. This place is open until 12am (Friday Saturday) and 11pm every other night and it's literally only two minutes walking distance away from my place. How awesome is that?!
 Zabaione gelato. Classic Italian crema with Marsala wine. Yum!

White cream gelato with a hint of Madagascar bourbon vanilla & Salted caramel with pink Himalayan sea salt. My 2 favourite flavours!

Nocciola Piemonte (beautiful hazelnuts you can get from Piedmont, Italy), Pistachio Bronte (best pistachios from Bronte, Sicily) and Cocco (Sri Lankan coconut milk with coconut shavings). Wow the ingredients are top notch!

Creamy pinenut gelato with toasted pinenuts. I've never had pinenut gelato before and this one blows my mind. Mind blown!

One of my favourite at RivaReno is 'Alice'. Mascarpone, premium marsala, with Gianduja sauce. The Gianduja sauce is so decadent chocolatey good!

 Sheep's milk ricotta from Kangaroo Island with caramelised figs.

 'Sweet Alabama' Creamy chocolate from Piedmont with pure crushed peanut butter crushed fresh each week.

New York New York (Organic Canadian maple syrup and caramelised pecan gelato) & Arabica coffee gelato with chocolate silvers.  Served in a sweet warm brioche bun ;)
Definitely he best coffee gelato I've ever had, it has quite a strong coffee taste. If you love coffee, you have to come and try this :)

Affogato with 'Contessa' gelato (Sicilian almonds and Piedmont hazelnuts with crushed amaretti and caramelised almond). My favourite gelato to go with the espresso coffee. The combined nuts flavours just go so well with the espresso and I love biting into the caramelised almonds. Very Nice!


N2 gelatos are made with liquid nitrogen on the spot, when you order it. "A lot of shops keep the gelato in the freezer for weeks so they don't have the freshness of the product. By doing it this way it replicated the beautiful moment when it first comes off the churn", said the ex-accountant owner. I love all their crazy flavours which changes weekly (so far everything I've had have been excellent). The gelatos are so smooth and creamy and fresh. 

 'Rootbeer Float' Rootbeer sorbet topped with a scoop of vanilla bean gelato. Wow, tasted just like a root beer float! I love how smooth the rootbeer sorbet is. I've never had a sorbet this smooth.

Passionfruit cheesecake gelato and Creme brûlée gelato. The Passionfruit cheesecake has a buttery crumb on top while the Creme brûlée comes with a proper blow torched toffee crust.

 Toasted coconut & white chocolate gelato with pandan cream and a tube of sweetened coconut milk. And Pear gelato with blue cheese and water crackers. Man who thought of all these flavours?! What a jenius!

 Blueberry Meringue Pie (Blueberry gelato, buttery pie crumble, homemade meringue) & Dill Dough (Chocolate chip cookie dough gelato crowned with a dill infused cucumber upright). Haha the dill dough has a funny name ;)

'Pash me Pavlova' Another cute name ;) Love the super smooth gelato with the crunchy meringues.

'Ferrero Reveal' Hazelnut & nutella gelato, Rice bubble choc top, Wafer and Warm chocolate ganacha syringe. This is just epic!
My plan in 2014 is to go to N2 twice a week and try at least 2 different flavours each week! :) #newyearresolution

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