30 April 2013

I've moved

Should have been more on the ball with this one... but I've moved.

Not literally (well actually I have but that's beside the point) but to a new URL. You can now find me at www.rachaelscrazyworld.com

See You Soon Green Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky. Stock Photo - 6394892

15 April 2013


I love Teppenyaki. Yamagen did not disappoint.

The girls and I headed out for a nice dinner and ended up here, mainly as it was part of the hotel we were staying at and therefore rather convenient.

Our cook was hilarious, and made the evening memorable with silly jokes and great fun on the hot plate!

We chose an $80 set menu and a bottle of Pinot Gris to keep us going until we made it to the bar at Stingray.

Again, I highly recommend this place. The favourite part of my meal would probably have been the scallops and the steak fillet. The food just keeps on coming and you can’t keep up with it! I couldn’t finish my fried rice and was left with a very full belly. Not complaining!

Unfortunately, as I am lactose intolerant I definitely got the worst end of the deal when it came to dessert. While Lauren and Alescha got to enjoy brandy snaps, I was dished up some lemon sorbet with a sprig of mint. Ah the joys of dietary requirements.

Great service, very attentive waiter, a hilarious cook and delicious food makes for a very enjoyable evening. 

13 April 2013

How Bazzarr

This place is just gorgeous. Located upstairs in QT hotel, you must go here for breakfast and I am sure that the other meals will be just as fantastic.

Set out as a market it is amazing just to look at the way the food is presented.

Imagine what you would like for breakfast... It’s there. HUGE variety.
I loved the way their juice section was set out, with daily juice bottles set out for you to choose. Fresh and full of flavour I could have sat there all day nibbling.

I had a few hot options – bacon, scrambled eggs, tomato, hash brown and then headed off for some museli with fresh berries and heaps of strawberries washed down with a daily juice. Was full and happy as can be. Perfect way to start the day! 

12 April 2013

Sake - Eagle Street Pier

The first night Alescha was here we wanted to go somewhere delicious for dinner. Sake was my first choice as I had snacked there but never had a full meal and I found it delicious.

We ordered a few smaller items between us:
-          Popcorn shrimp
-          Sashimi Taco’s (salmon & tuna)
-          Edamame (of course)
-          Prawn dumplings
-          Prawn tempura vegetables

They were all incredible and done to perfection.
We also shared between us a bottle of Umeshu - Choya (cherry wine) that was interesting. Very sweet adn I think would be best shared among three people. We found it a bit much but really enjoyed it. Although it is wine it is served on the rocks. Fun for something new to try!

Sake also have gorgeous private dining options hidden away that I would love to visit sometime.

Definitely a fab place, great atmosphere, great food, great beverages!

10 April 2013

Made my morning

Freaking cutest thing you've seen right?!
But wait.. there's more... HERE

8 April 2013

5 days to go!

What a weekend.

Went out for dinner Friday.. Next thing you know it's 1am and we've had a few Tikki cocktails! Benny came back home to annoy David and they played until Ben fell asleep outside my door on the floor - yep there was the sofa or the mattress but he chose the floor. Boys are weird.

Sat I spent packing and being domesticated cleaning and making pies. Plus a haircut. My good friend and hairdresser Kylie cried when I left. Hate making people cry.

I was going to head to the Lions game but ended up staying home as it was raining as I needed a nap. Next thing I know Lisa had arrived, then Tay & Shan. Got home at 4.30am.
Last night out in Brisbane

Did I mention I had to move Sunday? Yeah so after 4 hours sleep I was up again getting ready. Everyone arrived at 12 and it was time to get cracking! Huge thanks to Pete for pretty much doing it all for me.

4pm it was all done and we were back at Kim's. she was already down a bottle of red wine so we joined her.

Sophie and Kim had arranged an awesome dinner party. Roast for the main but my fave was the entree - roasted garlic with caramelised onions on toasted olive sourdough. Nom. With 6 boys visiting there were lots of bodies to feed!

I snuck off to bed at 9.30 but people kept coming in to wake me up, come 12.30am I was still awake and the girls retired to bed.

Have to cull more clothes this week, I thought I had it all done but I have SO much stuff. Ggrrr

5 days to go...

Lisa stole my phone
Tay & Shan stole my phone

7 April 2013

Team Tango!

When Benny called me and asked if I would do tango with him I actually had no idea what I was getting myself into. After I had to grab my laptop and google it and it wasn't what I expected but I was still up for the challenge!

We had an amazing time with Angelique & Chris learning to dance. They are fantastic teachers and the smaller sized groups meant we had lots of one on one time to figure out the steps we (usually Ben) couldn't get out head around.

I was actually pretty sad on the last day after our performance, as not only would I no longer get to invade Benny's personal space with good reason but it meant that my fave time of the week was over and we had to say goodbye to the rest of the group.

Shame there wasn't another class starting immediately after mine as I would have loved to continue!

If you're in Brisbane and want to learn to dance (not just tango) give Angelique & Chris a call on 0479 170 818 at Evoke Dance and Theater company, or you can view their website here. I promise it will be fun!!

Here are some pics of Benny & I on our last day...