Hello!! It’s been a bit of a ghost town in here whilst I’ve been working on my new website. It’s a brand new look and feel AND a brand new address.
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Whilst I think it may be hard to argue a foodie status as a vegetarian who can barely cook, there is however a chef which I’ve followed his adventures around Brisbane with great interest over the last ten years. Rory Doyle is genuinely adventurous in both his food and his ventures. He has been hosting the pop-up restaurant Red Robin Supper Club for a number of years now and it’s found its new home at Paw Paw Cafe – which Rory runs as the morning cafe sharing a kitchen (but different dining space) with the very popular Green Papaya in Wooloongabba.
The best thing about RRSC is the lead up (well, technically the food is the best part I know). Seeing Rory post on Facebook and Instagram about trying out dishes and turning his home into a testing zone is really exciting. It’s nice to feel involved in the process that way.
Seats for RRSC go lightening fast so I’d suggest following them on Facebook and then emailing the second you see the call.
In order of food appearance on my plate (remember I’m veg – there were some meat dishes like Wagyu Beef Chilli Dog and Korean Fried Chicken which had the couple beside us drooling):
Jalapeno Cornbread with Honey Butter
Follow RRSC on Twitter at @redrobinSC
So intensely busy that I have been uploading images to my Facebook but haven’t had time to blog. Making a partial correct on that tonight by posting two images from my Melbourne family shoot from a few weeks back. I am beyond proud of how this shoot turned out and cannot wait to share some images soon!!!
I was lucky enough to take my family on a business trip to Melbourne recently. I was even luckier that it fell across Cody’s fifth birthday. We had an awesome few days hanging out with friends, family and some new pals.
The amazing Nadia of New Day Rising made Cody a breakfast birthday cake. We visited New Day Rising almost every day. Its easily the best thing about Melbourne.
Meg, Phillipa and Cinema are awesome.
Mat and Jo showed us amazing hospitality and made us question city living.
Rebecca and Alex were so kind to let us stay.
I met a seriously amazing wedding client. She’s super. Can’t say any more but going to burst waiting for their wedding.
Thanks to my dad for looking after our chickens and cat whilst we were away.
I got to spend five days with my family.
Hold tight. Long ride ahead.
I am a smidge behind on blogging it’s true – but after booking another naming ceremony today I’m inspired to put up these images from a month or so back.
I don’t think that I’m going to be able to describe this. I’m so glad I have pictures! A glimpse into the world where family and extended family and food and celebration and love and God are the most important things you can hold to your heart was incredible. I have little family rituals other than those I’ve created with my own little family. I’m a terrible cook. I don’t have exposure to such a world – this was quite mindblowing to see it all come together.
I walked in the door and was hugged by Nadine’s mother – like I was the most important person in the world. I saw her do this over and over because to her everyone was the most important person in the world. I pitched in and helped line up food in neat little rows, elbowing brothers and trying to fit in a bit more – feeling like the whitest girl in the world. I tried to get a sense of what was and what was not okay in the church. The week prior I’d been to a baptism and the priest had publicly warned “the photographer” not to move around the room. Nadine’s brother Labib kept on giving me the eye during the ceremony and about five minutes in I realised he was helping me, telling me to move around and get the shot. It was a free for all. I could dance up the aisle if I wanted to, as long as I got the shot.
The ritual of the ceremony itself was just amazing. Godparents took responsibility for the child and the parents sat to the side. The godparents were the true epitome of the spiritual leadership in the child’s life. Watching Labib in this role was amazing – it wasn’t just about paying lipservice to the role and being the one which Mikey heads to when he’s in trouble in fifteen years time – he was Mikey’s pathway to God.
It was one of the most beautiful, ornate ceremonies I’ve seen.
And I walked away with half a cake, lots of cupcakes, a napkin filled with strawberries, Oreos on sticks and an open invitation from the family to attend their next gathering (which I am TOTALY going to).
Amazing day and I’m happy to relive it through the photos myself!
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