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Men in tights

One of my birthday presents last month was tickets to the WA Ballet. Timing was poor, what with my beloved Eagles playing in an Elimination Final (did I mention they took home the wooden spoon last year? No, I haven’t? Well they did. And they stuck by their coach, and their younger players, and woo-hoo it is Finals time!)

This outfit has been a bit of a favourite this past Winter for dressier events. I bought it down in Augusta during our long weekend away earlier this year. Made by a local woman it can best be described as Metallicus-like with a fitted and oh so comfy black dress and a fitted asymmetrical red jacket of the same material. Pop on my fav “going out boots”and I am comfy as.

We arrived at His Majesty’s Theatre with time for a glass of bubbles and then enjoyed The Taming of The Shrew. Costumes, prop, sets and lighting were  amazing. The ballet was great too but we both admit that we prefer the classical performances better. Speaking of costumes, the men wore muscle hugging, almost sheer tights. OOhhh laaa laaa! Just call me the President of the Ballet Bottom Appreciation Committee. They are fit and toned boys. And I love the role reversal in ballet where the boys’bodies are ogled. Certainly makes a difference from everyday life.

During intermission homme kindly checked AFL scores for me (he is a miserable Dockers’suppoerter) and I experienced some tense minutes awaiting each update until the final siren when it was confirmed we won by 3 points!!! I am guessing we have reached the end of the road this year but fingers crossed for next Saturday.

Thanks to Kymmie for hosting Fancy Pants, go on, check out this gorgeous girl.

A masterchef experience.

The scene was set. Lunch overlooking a world class winery in the Margaret River region, having just spent 90 minutes at the hands of a masseuse. My idea of  heaven.

Homme and I were so excited to be sharing a late lunch, no interrruptions in conversation, no cooking, no washing up. I was so looking forward to a quality experience and that is exactly what we got.

We were seated by the window overlooking the grounds and vineyards of Vasse Felix Winery.

The wait staff were pleasant and attentive and well dressed (no midriffs to greet me at eye level). They filled our water glasses and gave us complimentary sparkling wine on arrival. We oohed and aaahed over the menu and when our meals arrived, well spaced, were were like kids in a candy shop. It was just like Masterchef. The servings were just the right amount to make you want to lick your plate clean but have room for another course. We indulged and each had all three courses over a two hour lazy lunch. Enjoyed with local wine and even dessert wine to finish off a fantastic meal.

I wish I had brought a menu home with me as I can’t remember the exact titles of the meals. I also wish I had remembered to take photos BEFORE this little piggy tasted everything.

Let me whet your appetitites……..

My entree was an artichoke and goat’s cheese tart. It had the best pastry ever. I know understand what they mean when they describe the perfect pastry. Homme devoured a plate of yabbies and lots of other yummies.

My main was slow cooked lamb (18 hours) and homme went for the beef cooked three ways. Oh my.

Although we avoid sugar, we tempted fate and ordered dessert. The sizing was perfect, and I didn’t suffer a sugar headache (unlike the day before from a coleslaw dressing).

I ordered rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb. Yes, a small tart, icecream and mousse. Homme went for the deconstructed cheesecake. See, the filling is shaped in a tube, just like Masterchef!

This meal excelled in so many areas, service, food and atmosphere. Made perfect by the fact it was just the two of us.

Double Date

Homme and I headed off the the new State Theatre with our good friends L and L on Saturday night. It was still a very warm evening so I changed my outfit choice at the last minute and wore an oldy but a goody.

This dress was purchased a few years back and I had a fond memory of wearing it to visit the Palace Versaille in 2008. I bought it from Villians and I love how I can wear it with flat sandals or with heels.

Homme is wearing a new shirt which I bought from him last month from a menswear store. It is labelled Ben Sherman and I think he looks hot wearing it.

I spent the morning at the hairdressers, and went a bit shorter. How I wish the hairdresser would blow dry my hair every morning!

We went out for yummy Vietnamese food before checking out the new Theatre. The entrance is very fancy and makes a statement. Our group decided that the  bar area is rather sparse and a bit too much brick and concrete to be warm and friendly. The seats in the Basement Theatre were uncomfortable with arm rests that are way too short to be comfortable.

As for the play The Ugly One, starring Gemma Ward, well to quote L at it’s conclusion, “I didn’t drink nearly enough alcohol to watch that.” Yep, it was pretty average. Shame really because we had looked forward to seeing it. Thankfully it was only  70 minutes I can’t get back.

We had a fun time with our lovely friends though. And it was a great opportunity to dress up and join in with Kymmies Fancy Pants.