Archive for June, 2011

Amongst the living…

Number 2…from my top 5 places to find great food & coffee is…..

Samudra, Dunsborough W.A

This haven for all things life and love has me completely captivated. The magical marriage of Yoga, Surfing and Raw/Live Superfood Cafe is something rarely seen and so well done. With the focus on living, loving, smiling, sharing and treating your body as a temple, Samudra is the only addiction i am happy to have.. 

Summer saw endless amounts of bronzed chatting friends & families, cross-legged on daybeds under the trees… drinking fresh squeezed juices, smoothies and eating lashings of leafy green salads… Our last 2 visits have been cosied  up inside by the fire in spacious nooks over  long hot coffees, grilled bananas with pancakes and mushroom burgers the size of your head!! 

breakfast anyone?

People are happily drifting from their yoga sessions and filling themselves on warm chia or casual conversations with close friends. Everywhere you look you are reminded to love one another, treat your body in kind and find some inner peace.. I immediately have the feeling that i am exactly where i would like to be. 

A special treat is to walk through the Organic Vegie Garden. Never before have i seen so many happy plants, all reaching for the sun.                  Everytime I leave this place I am truly inspired to lead a more conscious life.

A very special little person in my life loves this place too!!

Autumn also saw a new menu… an absolute must for lunch is the quinoa tabouleh.. the perfect winter salad jewelled with crimson pomegranate.

Melina del Mar

So next time you need to nourish your soul, this is my pick of them all..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      exhibiting now @ Samudra                                                                                                                                                  

Enjoy x 

Queen Bee



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Famous 5..

In my last post i mentioned my famous 5. This was a concept that was explained to me by my Dad many years ago. It was in reference to friends and the belief is that in life you only need or have 5 close friends.You can always count them on one hand and its just as simple as that. People will come and go but this famous 5 will always be a constant.

I started to realise that this top 5 idea can apply to most things.. So i thought i would write a few posts about some top 5’s in my life. Also with the thought of getting some valuable comments about some top 5’s in your life.
Im going to start off by posting about my top 5 favourite places to source the most divine food and coffee.. All very near & dear to me..

NUMBER 1..The Fruity Cow.. Cowaramup

The newly opened doors of this organic heaven have shed a new light on pristine local oraninc produce in the region. The minute you walk in the door you are met by vibrant colour and woven baskets a plenty with fresh fruit and vegetables, all grown by the passionate owners and picked that morning or sourced from local growers. Other treats you will find at the Fruity cow are local honey, milk, relishes, jams and chutneys. On my last visit i was seduced by shiny handmade macaroons of every colour to which i was powerless and i can assure you that these little suckers are hard to find.. cos i have searched … and i dont give in easy! I love walking away with armfuls of firm fresh produce and lots of little new surprises that i find each time i visit.. Its a must if you love food that loves you back..
Oh and you might see one very adorable chocolate puppy dog at the front door..
For Aunty Joo..

X Queen Bee


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some new love…. x

As we get older and we form our families and our own stories.. we find our closest friends who were always by our side start to drift away. Our friendships may remain intact but distance is placed between our hugs and time spent together. Its just a part of life that we must all go and start building our own lives away from each other. New friends come and go but your famous 5 will always be firm in your heart.. with all that said.. here are 2 very special women in my life that will be with me forever no matter where i go or how little i call.  

works by Klara..     (one of my famous 5)

owned by me.. 

   x Queen Bee

smokin bitch


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So Much To Do…..

Do you ever get so ahead of yourself that when you wake up in the morning your head is almost spinning off your shoulders thinking….WHERE DO I START??
After 4 wonderful days away spending time with family in the trees we have returned home to many little jobs that need starting or finishing.. Some are necessary some are just things we want to do.. for example……
1. unpack all our stuff from the weekend..
2. repot and fill hanging baskets and propagate new seeds for garden
3. upload new photos and edit them all….
4. write new post for blog… (tick)
5. check mail and food shopping.. urghhh.
6. wash everything in the whole house via washing machine, hang, dry, fold & put away
7. take mini fish to park and rescue my senses with a takeaway coffee from my fave coffee shop… (you will be hearing about this place very soon)
8. make lunch, dinner and then wash the mountain of dishes that follows..
9. hunt down half wine barrels for herb garden and plant them out
and finally 10. find some time to take a deep breath and keep myself sane whilst doing all of this…

So thats whats in my brain this morning.. better get cracking and off this computer.. at least i have one tick for the day..

bonus happy snap… just because.

x Queen Bee

black n white edit

Jakamarri Sunrise

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