Bai Long Store, 80 Hutt St, ADELAIDE.

The workplace water cooler chat recently has been 1) who’s going to win season 3 of Ru Paul’s Drag Race All Stars, 2) favourite lip shades for work and 3) how bloody amazing Bai Long Store is. The chat was enough to get me to pick up the blower and make a reservation. Going in, my hopes were higher than Dolly Parton’s rack and SPOILER ALERT: I wasn’t disappointed.

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Things I Loved in January

I love me some January with the smell of ‘fresh start’ in the air. The weather’s uplifting, your energy is renewed and you feel like you CAN loose those extra 5 kg’s AND find the man of your dreams with time left over to start that pottery class you’ve always wanted to do. So let’s take a minute to send some props to January because it really does treat us with respect, like a one night stand who offers to drop you home in the morning. In an ode to this stunner of a month, here’s a little glimpse of the things I’ve been loving in Jan.

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16 Things You Must Do Before Summer Ends

Like your boyfriend who says he needs some ‘time apart’, Summer is already half gone baby! So let’s make the most of the time we have left with this mighty fine weather. Here’s a little checklist I’ve put together for all the things you MUST do (you have no choice in the matter, so deal) before summer is OH-VEE-EEE-ARRRR. So get busy summering!

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Acacia, 3/269 Seaview Road, HENLEY BEACH.

I’m far from living that beach babe life but when the weather heats up, I think all of us are drawn to the water in varying degrees. So last week, I decided to enjoy my breaky beachside and headed on down to the brand-spanking café in the Henley hood. I’m talkin’ about Acacia.

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Seasonal Garden Cafe, 220 The Parade, NORWOOD.

Us Adelaidian’s know we’re spoilt for breaky choice. This means it takes nothing short of a magical never-ending coffee cup served to you by Christopher Abbott to earn a 5 star Yelp review. I didn’t spot any Hollywood heartthrobs at Seasonal Garden Café’s new branch in Norwood, but it receives a solid thumbs up from me all the same. So they must be doing alotta things right.

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Fine and Fettle, 4/57 Magill Road, STEPNEY.

Karma and Crow, Whistle and Flute, Trouble and Strife, Froth and Fodder, Bricks and Stones and now we finally have another ‘something and something’ cafe to add to Adelaide’s ever expanding collection. I’m talking about the new Fine and Fettle that’s popped up on Magill Rd and although this place has followed the ‘Hip Adelaide Cafe’ guidebook when it comes to it’s name, I’m happy to report that with everything else, Fine and Fettle is marching to the beat of it’s own coffee machine.

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