One of our regular Saturday outings is to head into the city for yum cha at the Sky Phoenix restaurant in the new Westfield, Pitt Street Mall. Although Sky Phoenix was an institution long before Westfield was even a twinkle in the developer's eye, it has been refurbished to fit in with it's posh new neighbours. Thankfully though the menu has stayed the same. Eady and I have pretty set choices when we do yum cha and rarely deviate from the standard. The deep fried foods and the meat and green veggie dishes are waved away whilst we wait in eager anticipation for the dim sum trolleys to come past. My dim sum of choice are gow gee, a steamed prawn and rice paper dumpling. They are so simple but so, so satisfying. I washed my share of the dim sum down with lots of Chinese tea although Eady preferred to mix his dim sum with good old VB, straight from the stubby. I guess you can take the boy out of Victoria but not the Victoria out of the boy.
After devouring our lunch, we decided to make the most of the sunshine and walked to Surry Hills to window shop along Crown Street. We stopped to look in on of our favourite places on this strip, The Collector Store, which has some great pieces from Australian brands like Flux for the boys and Kylie Hawkes for the girls before ending up at our ultimate destination at the Trinity Hotel which we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. It is a cute pub, with a cool vibe and if you nab a window seat on the ground floor or get a seat in the covered "beer verandah" out front, it is the perfect place to people-watch whilst partaking in a fine ale or two.
On another note, I think it might be time to do my first outfit post (baby steps people). So here is what I wore today:
Jacket: Armani Exchange, Scarf: Dlux at Von Troska, Pants: Jack by BB Dakota, Feet: Converse leather sneakers