Last weekend a group of bloggers painted the Mornington Peninsula red. It was my first girls-weekend ever! Before you conclude that I’m a sad and secluded case, hear me out. My high school days were littered with sleep-overs. The most memorable ones were my own birthday dos where every year, I made my besties watch Ten Things I Hate About You, because admit it, we all need an annual refuel of eye-candy in the form of Heath Ledger, bless his soul, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; and my friend Kam’s movie marathon nights (whereby I met hubbie, but I digress). So you see, I was blessed with an ultra sociable life as a teen.
But that all changed at uni. When you decide to study vet, you sign a contract that allows the faculty to deplete you of a social life, you barely have time to see your immediate family! When you consider that one had to live in Werribee, endure 40+ hour contact hours of uni and spend every other waking minute doing unpaid work experience and studying, there is barely time to take a bath, let alone partake in girls’ weekends. Plus, hubby and I got married when we started working, so weekends away became a special treat for just the two of us. However, despite everyone’s suspicions, I didn’t have or show any signs of separation anxiety on the bloggers’ weekend. Partly because I’m not the homesick-type and my companions were beyond fabulous. Everyone was so inspiring and fun: Leeyong was our stylish driver, Candice the sexy cocktail-maker, Iolanthe our sassy organizer, Marianne our stunning cook, Anastasia the scrumptious Tiramisu-er and I the designated photographer.
In true vintage-obsessed style, Candice, Leeyong and I hit the second hand shops all the way from Melbourne to Mornington. We each scored a plethora of heavenly garbs: Leeyong found a Russian hat and a 70s wisteria-print dress and Candice channelled 30s Hollywood glamour with her double-nightgown look. As I was busy pressing buttons on the camera, the candlestick became my monogrammed hat’s mannequin. We stayed at Aquabelle Apartments in Rye. Ok, I must admit, I only came close to crying when we had to leave, the apartment was so luxuriously spacious, I wish I lived on the beach and had a bathroom the size of a city apartment’s master bedroom!
You don’t really know someone unless you’ve lived with them. Over the weekend, I discovered so many more mesmerizing traits about my apartment-mates, Leeyong and Candice. Aside from their inspiring aesthetics and work ethics, both are so down-to-earth, and of course, when you have a gorgeous glamour girl making you her own concoctions of cocktails, it never hurts. I had to film Candice creating the Hummingbird – a very simple but potent recipe. Not for the faint hearted, but definitely for the sweet-teethed! Enjoy giving it a go lovelies, wishing you a very happy weekend! I’m off to another weekend away, stay in touch via Instagram (@cecyliadotcom)!
[spoiler title=”中文版”]上周末，几位博客小姐我们去了Mornington 半岛玩。这是我的第一次参加“女孩子周末”！你是不是觉得很奇怪？高中时代，我经常去女孩子朋友家住，她们也常来我家住。最难忘的是我自己的生日会。每一年我逼我的好朋友们看我最喜欢的电影“讨厌你的十件事情”，因为我们都需要多看Heath Ledger 和 Joseph Gordon-Levitt一眼。我学校的朋友Kam的马拉松电影之夜是我和朋友们最爱的。因此，小时候我一直和朋友们在一起。
我们三位 (Leeyong, Candice和我）迷恋复古风格因此我们一路从墨尔本开去Mornington半岛我们一路去二手店购物。我们每个人都掏到了金：Leeyong发现俄罗斯式的帽子和70年代的紫藤印花裙，Candice找到了30年代的好莱坞魅力的双睡袍裙。我忙着按相机的按钮，所以烛台成为了我新/旧帽子的模特。我们住在Aquabelle公寓。我必须承认，直到离开时我才差一点想哭，，我们住的公寓是如此德豪华，宽敞，我希望我也住在沙滩上，有一间比城市公寓的主卧室还大的浴室！