…but so rewarding!
I was feeling a little otherwise, which is probably how I came to completely mistime my walk into the city for a lazy lunch. How to fill a 45 minute gap?
1. Mecca Cosmetica, Little Collins St
Amazing staff, always very helpful and friendly and totally non-judgmental when an unmade-up person with scarily unkempt brows walks in and starts poking around. As soon as I’d said “lipstick” the assistant was rummaging around painting colours she thought would both appeal and suit on the back of her hand. We narrowed it down to two, and I walked out with an Ellis Faas lipstick and a booking for the Nars event. Huh?
2. Myer – 35% off cookbooks
No, I don’t need any more cookbooks. Let’s face it, I don’t need any material possessions beyond basic clothing, right? The frivolity of cosmetics purchases needed to be balanced by something more practical. Something more useful. Something I could almost justify as being a money-saver in the long run. So now I am the proud owner of bourke street bakery – the ultimate baking companion. Of course, now I think I’m going to need a proper electric mixer… Recommendations welcome!
3. Sole Devotion, Degraves St
Last year I bought some shoes online from John Fluevog Shoes, which means that they now send me regular emails to tempt me into further purchases. As far as I’m concerned, the existence of these shoes makes up for Michael Buble and Celine Dion. Anyway, SD in the city also stocks the shoes and I was in the area… sort of… and couldn’t resist dropping in. Once you’re in there, it’s impossible not to try on shoes and once you’ve tried them on, it’s unlikely you’re going to be able to walk away without them. My new black Viardots are similar enough to the Malibrans to sneak under the shoe-monitor’s radar for a while, I suspect.