January wrapped up

Hey Lovers,

Just like that the first month of the year is over.

I hope it was as kind to you as it was to me!

January taught me to experience EVERYTHING!

I travelled Europe, tried crazy food and even ventured as far as to get a tattoo! (SO NOT ME!!)

It taught me to follow my heart and pursue writing as a career – I’m going to study Journalism next year. This blog means more to me than you’ll ever know, the community that grows day by day on here makes me smile for hours!

I also learnt to breathe and enjoy my relationship, even taking the next step to plan moving out later this year…. it’s official guys!

I’m buying my first car in a few months so that’s also getting me very excited!

Lastly it taught me to be my own best friend, my own hype man and to always be my biggest supporter. This year is the year of change and God Damn I will smash every adventure, goal and challenge that comes my way.

I love you guys and want to support you as much as you support me, so how was your January and what are you going to achieve this year?

All my love,

Aesthetically Basic

‘Basically Abroad’ – The Runaway Snails


Paris the city of love, romance and some pretty spectacular buildings.

In no way did this city disappoint from the moment we arrived it felt as if we were in a postcard, if you’re looking for ‘aesthetically basic’ Paris is it.

J and I spent the day eating macaroons in a park below the Eiffel Tower, people watching the local Parisians and doing the typical hop on and hop off bus tour – we were so offensively foreign! It felt like perfection, I was close to swinging around lamp posts and dancing in the street.

 On our way back to our less than glamorous accommodation, we decided to go for a one night only splurge dinner.

We looked through dozens of menus before deciding to spend our savings on a world famous restaurant opposite the Opera House.  

Youngest in there by twenty odd years we felt apart of the elite Parisian society, if only for a few hours.

Our night began with a budding friendship J formed with the waiter Jan, we selected frog legs and snails for entrée.

Jan now on a first name basis, became very attached to the young Australian couple in the corner. Seeing the size of J he’s eyes sparkled with delight and he ran off. Weaving through the other dinners are new Parisian friend Jan came over with a one litre beer for my 6 ft 7 boyfriend excited at the idea of seeing someone finish one with ease.

J was more than happy to show Jan the Australian way and take him up on the challenge.  J thrilled to be dared took no more than ten minutes to polish off his ridiculous drink. You can imagine my delight with looking like we were attending a German drinking festival…… while at a five star restaurant.  Not very aesthetic.

When the frog legs came out my jaw hit the table much like genie in ‘Aladdin’, I couldn’t hide my shock. Would you not expect 8 at most on a plate?

Yeah, me too!! Think again, I was looking at a good 30 frog legs in the dish placed in front of me. I know you’re all dying to know what they tasted like, well think chicken but when you bite it, it springs back at you … gross!! Sorry Vegans that was a bit graphic!

The snails… well they don’t mention how slippery those suckers are hey?

My poor J diving into the cultural experience, jumped at the chance to use the contraption they placed in front of us. A part of me thinks they just give it to tourists for entertainment… I would!

I looked at J and spat out “Dear God J use your hands you’re going to launch it!” and just like a scene out of a movie as soon as the words left my mouth the snail resurrected and flew across the room, after what felt like hours it fell hitting someone’s shoe at the far table. *Cringe*  So there was no chance of me eating them after that!

The rest of the meal was smooth sailing, we opted for safer dishes of chicken and fish. To finish our incredible night we shared a beautiful Crème Brielle, now I understand why Zeek in ‘High School Musical’ loved them!

Paris, I hear a way to someone’s heart is through their stomach and you absolutely did that to me!

l’amour from Paris

Hello Lovers,

Wishing you a wonderful day where ever you are residing in the world.

Sitting at a cafe in Paris is in many respects is just as good as climbing the Eiffel Tower. You come to feel the ambience of ‘The City of Love’, you come to be effortlessly chic and to watch as those so accustomed to this life go about their day.

Coming to Paris I’ve experienced the culture, seen beautiful marble and gold buildings surrounding the city and pretended I’m Miranda from ‘Devil Wears Prada’, such a movie buff.

As I sit here looking at the world pass me by; I’m intrigued, the people that pass me are elegant, glamorous and perfectly Parisian.

I am undoubtedly a tourist with my mustard scarf and Tumblr glasses on, if it isn’t black you simply aren’t dressing like a Parisian.

Tonight’s menu consists of frog legs and snails, an initiation?

Paris I adore you,

Merci for letting me see a little slice of heaven

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