Have I told you about my new favourite colour as we embark on the spring and summer trends for 2014/15? It shares its shade with bananas, canaries and something us sydneysiders relish in, the sun. Yep, you guessed it, yellow!
I recently donned a yellow playsuit and black jacket to my birthday fiesta aka ladies lunch at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel and it was perfect. Yellow is the kind of colour that exudes warmth and stands out in a crowd (I was the birthday girl after all)! However, we can discuss outfit options later; let me firstly tell you about the venue.
Watsons Bay is an amazing place; in fact I’ve written about it before when I dined at Dunbar House and the newly renovated Boutique Hotel does not disappoint. Adorned with nautical umbrellas and an aqua bar with further splashes of this amazing colour throughout the venue, it’s definitely one to check out when seeking somewhere fun to sip an afternoon away!
We started the day with chilled champagne before realising it was time for food (this is me after all) and I opted for Antipasto platter and the calamari (which I shared, naturally). I adore antipasto! I’m sure you’ve heard me confess my undying love for salted meats before and this platter lived up to my meaty expectations serving up artisan salami, marinated vegetables, olives, buffalo mozzarella, provolone, picante cheese and grissini (insert drool here). Accompanied by salt and pepper calamari served with rocket, aioli and preserved lemon was a nice way to balance the richness of the antipasto. Other friends sampled the crab carbonara linguine, pulled BBQ pork sliders, butternut squash ravioli and slow cooked lamb shoulder. All friends were delighted, particularly with the several sides of chips which were crunchy and so very tasty.
What really sets this place apart is not just the posh pub food but the view. Watsons Bay is magical and while you’re still in Sydney, it can feel like you’re a world away. It’s a perfect spot for groups (such as my ladies who lunched) or for couples as my man and I ate breakfast there the following day. And you guessed it, I required the Big Brekkie (again, it was my birthday after all) and boy did it hit the spot. The Watsons Big Breakfast comes with eggs any way served with smoked bacon, truss tomatoes, sourdough (and I opted for avocado and feta instead of mushrooms), and it was simply scrumptious.
Now, let’s discuss what to wear as essentially anything goes at Watsons Bay but being a posh pub of sorts and the fact I was celebrating a special occasion I opted for something bright. I didn’t wear this exact outfit but what you see in this shoot is perfect for a ladies lunch at this amazing hot spot so if you continue partying till the wee hours of the evening you’re still looking the part. I love this dress from online boutique Pure Moda teamed with the black blazer to keep it chic and simple and of course the gorgeous necklace from Nat Kent (you’ve seen this one before). Pure Moda currently stock over 20 boutique labels and are growing to provide many more statement pieces from outstanding local and international designers.
So, I’ve admitted my love for the colour yellow but I’d like to know what colours/trends are you crushing on this season? X x