Saturday, January 18, 2014

Shady Lady Shakshuka...

The cool change finally hit melbourne today (four days over 40 degrees celcius!!!) & now that its cooler I am craving warm wintery food. 
One of my favourite wintery meals is from a cafes called Auction Rooms.
My favourite meal there is named the "Shady deal" - Pretty much its a Shakshuka of braised spiced tomato, eggplant, peppers, and chick peas. They top it with 2 poached eggs and served with grilled flatbread. Omnomnom... Its such a fun dish to eat because its spicy (chilli chilli I love chilli in my belly) & I love scooping out the chickpeas with the grilled flatbread. Eating with your hands is the besssst! Plus, scooping all that deliciousness into my mouth is pretty much the same as doing a bicep curl right??? Pretty sure thats how muscles work...

Soo thought I would show you my dear miss pretty version of the 'shady deal'. I am going to call it the 'shady lady shakshuka'. 
Because. 
I. 
Can.

Look, I am not claiming to be the next *insert famous chef name here*... but DANG this was good! So let me know if you want the recipe? It was incredibly easy to whip up & was made nearly entirely from the contents of my garden (herbs, capsicum, garlic, onion, beans & chilli) & a few helpful extras that were lying around in the pantry!!  






ps. Feel free to add some poached eggs or spicy sausage to get some extra protein! I merely didn't because I don't eat meat & the texture of eggs just freaks me out too much sometimes. Haha


Dear Miss Pretty xx


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

NARS Majella Satin Lip Pencil - Coloured crayons for uncoordinated hands & lips

Despite over 12 years of dance lessons & various sporting squads (swimming, basketball, hockey, soccer, tennis & on & on). I am the most uncoordinated person I have ever met. As an adult I have realised that whilst some people are naturally neat, coordinated & spill free. There are some people who will never successfully wear a crumb/spill free white shirt post lunchtime. It is my grotty burden to bear...


Keeping this in mind.
I am getting into lipsticks.
WHAT!? HOW!? WHY!? BACK AWAY FROM THE WHITE CLOTHES ALREADY!?
Everyone just calm down & let me introduce you to my uncoordinated person secret...
Personally I loved NARS Majella Satin Lip Pencil its what I would call 'garnet' bordering on 'sangria'. Its a opaque deep red with cool blue undertones, which on my yellowish skin tone throws a slight fuchsia. Being the satin pencil it has a little hint of sheen to keep your lips from looking flakey. Bonus!





Meet my new discovery (to miss pretty world anyway) of NARS Satin Lip Pencils. If you can colour a colouring book, you can manage these babies! You start from the outside of the lips to get a nice crisp line & then proceed to fill the bulk of the lip.
Best thing for uncoordinated people is they tend to stay put through numerous cups of tea, avocado toast & singalongs! On average they will last me about 6 to 8 hours - but I always keep it in my bag for top ups because its so lightweight!





 Dear Miss Pretty xx

Monday, July 8, 2013

You're a king and I'm a lionheart











Hello everyone, 
don't mind me I will just be running around in my new favourite blue suede jacket!
Gah! Super soft turquoise suede goodness with fringe galore. So much love. So so much... Loving that it makes me feel super warm and summery despite the definite winter chill we have here in melbourne this time of year.
Speaking of summer. I want a summer adventure!
ASAP. STAT. NOW. YESTERDAY.
The real question is where to. Any suggestions or tips?
Dear Miss Pretty xx



  1. COWGIRL DREAMS TASSEL JACKET - TURQUOISE

    SPELL & THE GYPSY COLLECTIVE 

  2. WESTERN COIN NECKLACE

    SPORTSGIRL

  3. LICKS

    LEE


Thursday, April 11, 2013

We come running


There are some days where nothing but your favourite slouchies will suffice... 
Do you know what I am talking about friends? Those days when you get home after a long days work & immediately jump into your slouchiest, cosiest & probably ugliest clothes? Perhaps you own a glamour tracksuit??
Well, for me (being perpetually inappropriately overdressed), this new playsuit is my glamour tracksuit! It is made of this super soft material & can be adjusted to three different short lengths. Being blousey & breezey it has the miracle working capacity to cover any cake/food babies I might wish to hide. Wonderful! Plus, if unexpected guests happen to pop in I am still dressed to a socially acceptable level. Haha! FYI this is the most comfortable thing in my wardrobe & so so pretty too! I love! Hope you are all well xx



































  1. MUSTARD FLOPPY BRIMMED HAT

    ,

     VINTAGE.

  2. GYPSY LOVE PLAYSUIT - ORANGE BLOSSOM

    SPELL COLLECTIVE.

  3. EMMA BOOT

    SPORTSGIRL.

  4. AMBER GRAPEVINE PENDANT

    VINTAGE.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

my new jacket

So I figure that if I pair this jacket with my khaki nail polish I am practically in the army.


Monday, October 1, 2012

you are a tart

A chocolate hazelnut tart with morello cherries & sour cherry sauce to be exact! This was my first attempt in years to bake a tart. The crust edges look a little 'rustic' but overall I was really happy with the results. The chocolate filling was nice & fluffy like mousse & the hazelnut liquor added some extra oomph. Can post my recipe if anyones interested?




Up on the hill across the blue lake








I really adore music. I am perpetually humming tunes in my head & occasionally I am ashamed to admit they slip out... Most of the time I am completely unaware I am singing aloud! Yes, I am that vague.
The funniest awkward moment involving 'accidental out loud singing' was when I went grocery shopping. Whilst analysing the pro & cons of buying macadamia nuts a gentleman came up behind me and started singing the harmony to the song I had previously been utterly unaware that I had been humming. It was like a spontaneous flash mob, but creepier & less in tune!
hmmn.
my life is so odd!

My point being?

Right, I love music! So when I discovered this skirt for the grand sum of $1 at the salvos I had to have it! Uh, it has a conductor, musical notes & a brass band. I needed it in my life. LOVE!

Recycling is cool. Hope your having an incredible day.
Dear Miss Pretty xx