Paddock Bakery

How gorgeous was this weekend! Spent the lovely Saturday morning with one of my favourite humans – the creative guru of Pod : ) We nipped down to Burleigh Markets to pick up some succulents, had a much needed coffee fix at Canteen before reaching our food destination – Paddock Bakery!

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Have been aching to visit this gem (the Instagram feeds were killing me softly with food envy).
Tucked away in an inconspicuous back street of Miami, Paddock Bakery is around the corner from one of my favourite bridal label Grace Loves Lace

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Large glass partitions opens into the bustling kitchen, the bakery is housed in a white weatherboard, with farmhouse charm and rustic wooden furnitures designed for communal eating. Purveying honest, well-made food offerings, it’s easy to see why there is a never-ending stream of excited eaters flocking to Paddock Bakery.

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The lush garden area brings to mind The Grounds of Alexandria!

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IMG_9775IMG_9760Chose from a selection of freshly baked artisan breads, tarts and treats in the glass cabinets, as well as an all-day breakfast and lunch menu.
In the end we decided on:

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The humble cheeseburger
House olive oil roll with beef, American cheddar, house pickled cucumbers, house-made ketchup & sriracha mayo

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I didn’t try the famous dippy eggs this time – gives me an excuse to go back soon!

Paddock Bakery
20 Hibiscus Haven, Miami, QLD 4220

Paddock Bakery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Republic Coffee Traders

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Happy long weekend! #Lestweforget

From the founders of Blackbird Espresso & Espresso Republic, Republic Coffee Traders is a lofty industrial space nestled in East Brisbane, a stone’s throw away from the Stanley Street food scene. Featuring a carefully designed, seasonal menu and freshly roasted coffee, Republic Coffee Traders sources fresh local ingredients from within a 100km radius! We were very impressed by the artful plating – instilling fine dining aesthetics into casual (and economical) brunch dishes!

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fragrant mushrooms with spiced cauliflower, poached eggs, fresh herbs

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crusted eggs (I love you gooeeeeyyy), smoky eggplant, confit tomato, onion jam

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Also available for function hire (already thinking ahead for my 29th next year) – keep an eye out for their community roasting evenings and cupping sessions!

Republic Coffee Traders
32 Caswell Street, East Brisbane QLD 4169

Republic Coffee Traders Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

Gold foil and chalkboards

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Today I’d like to share with you a fun project I worked on for a gorgeous wedding in mid October last year!
Lynette & Andrew are one of those power couples we all aspire to be – and they sure know how to have fun (Lyn’s laughter is infectious – it’s near impossible to keep a straight face around her). When the pair picked a date, we were all counting down to the party of the year!

The bride wanted a minimal and elegant invite, as well as bomboniere tags & a seating chart:

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I created a simple blackboard seating chart with calligraphy

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The couple’s initials and the date, each one painstakingly hand-embossed on kraft for the bomboniere tags

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The wedding invite designs with gold foil

And with the help of her many girlfriends, the venue was beautifully decorated in a rustic chic theme, and the majority of the props were hand made!

Congratulations again, my dear friends, and I’m so honoured to have been part of your big day!