tea and swings

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Went to dinner with a close group of friends last night, then went to this cafe afterwards. It's one of my favourite little hidden places in Melbourne (Easy Cafe on Bourke St). They have nice bubble tea, but best of all: they have swing seats! Much fun was had as we dangled our feet, rocking back and forth, sipping sweet tea, flicking through a Frankie magazine found there, playing Uno (we love this game, haha!), talking, laughing, and basically enjoying the company of old familiar friends. I left feeling very very happy.

P.S. The winner of the Little Monarch giveaway is #6 = Veronika. Congratulations! I'll email you shortly to get your details. To everyone else, don't forget you can still enter the Karma Cards giveaway.

P.P.S. Lately I've been wanting to post more of my own photos/images on the blog, as opposed to posting those done by others. What do you think? Do you prefer personal photos, or the inspiring photos/editorials I find by other people? I would still like to have a balance between both, and maybe this is just a phase, but I've been thinking of posting more of my own stuff. I know my own photography isn't always great, but that just gives me more reason to keep trying.

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54 little notes:

Anna said...

OH wow...never seen anything like it..awesome!

Rachel said...

I would love to see more of your own photos. I used to wonder about posting mine because they aren't always brilliant but what the hell eh?

Cher' Shots said...

cool ~ I love the 'swing' idea! Uno can be a lot of fun. I think of mix of pictures would be fine.

Little Bear Stories said...

i love the swing seats, how fun!
i like a good mix of pictures with personal pictures a little in the majority x

allison said...

I'd love to see your photos!

lavelle said...

those seats are amazing!

i like it when you post your own photos. i know what you mean, i feel the same about my blog, i want to post more of my own photos. i think a balance between own and others is perfect xx

Kristie Lynne said...

I love your photos. They give me good ideas and feel real and dreamy simultaneously.

beingdena said...

love these photos and the fact that it's your own. more of it pls

sarahtay said...

oh anna, you definitely should post more of your own photos. they're lovely! :) i always believe in posting more of your own photos and a little of others. ;) and it definitely keeps you going and inspired to take better photos. i'm trying too, hee.

and bubble tea! yummy indeed. i had too much that i'm pretty bored of it already, haha. but they still look good anyway.

Diana said...

I love the editorials to expose me to new photographers but i would love to see your day documented. for instance, i had no idea you loved boba tea! I love boba tea and now i know we have something else in common :)

Mo said...

swing seats??? How awesome !!!!

I would love to see more of your personal pics !

im sorry i didnt have time to do the smaller version of the button yet, ill try to do it tonight !

Caroline said...

I love personal pics ... and you are so creative so I would to see more of your photos! xo

Lulu said...

oh that sounds like a little fairytale getaway! =]
and i would love to see more of your photos. balance is good =]

Cole said...

So cool! I wish AZ had cute places like this. lovely blog.

Nicole visiting from
http://lettersfromcoco.blogspot.com/

Liz said...

OH bubble tea!! I love.

Zmaga said...

I prefer your photos :)

mr. pineapple man said...

yum yum bubble tea!

Yelena R. said...

Swing seats? That's the coolest idea ever. p.s Bubble tea is my favorite :)

Veronika said...

WOW!!! I won!!! You've made my day!!! Thaaaank you a lot!!!! xxx

Signe said...

I've never commented on your blog before, because I've just recently discovered it. But I think it's really great :)

I would like to see more of your own photos - it's a great way to learn something about the blogger behind the blog.

Ps. I had to look up 'bubble tea'. I've never heard of it, but it sounds delicious.

Adele said...

Really cool blog, great photos. I also really like your little signature at the end of your posts - adele

Fabi said...

I would love to see your own photos as well. I guess no one is perfect at photographing but it gives you motivation to try to get better and it is fun to do :)!

Little Monarch said...

yes i would love to see more of your own photogrpahy! it always ads a personal touch to things :-)

p.s. congrats Veronika!

p.p.s i love bubble tea!

Tillie said...

Oh yay! certainly you should post your own stuff!! its fun to post inspiring things that you find, but you know, we all will probably be inspired by your photographs too! xo

Hannah Sadie said...

Those swing seats are adorable and I love the atmosphere in the photos.

p.s. You have such a sweet blog!

lyptis said...

I'll have to go there sometime, never been there.

And yeah, put ur own pictures up, they are nice.

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

Swing seats! That's awesome.

I'd love to see you post more of your own photos because they are always so lovely. That said, you do find the most amazing stuff. So definitely a bit of both I say.

I go through these phases to. Although every time I want my blog to go into a more of my own content driven direction, I never have anything interesting to post haha.

xx

bilbiochic said...

this place looks darling! just makes coming to melbourne even more tempting...

and i think you should put up some more of your personal pictures!! i think they are simply divine! can't wait to see what you bring to the table!!

xoxo
tod

Ms. Chyme said...

Using our own is always the best. Better use your own image, but you can also use others. Just balance though.

Phyllis said...

lovely photos -- yes! boba tea =D

Gracie said...

That place sounds amazing. I must remember it for when I go to Melbourne next.

I think you should share you pics if you want to. It would be great to see. x

herecomesthesun said...

i love seeing pictures you've taken yourself! like these ones... those swing seats are amazing. it's nice to see pictures of things around Melbourne too, it's such a magical place and I didn't get to see enough of it in the short time I was there.

The Sequin Cat said...

I prefer personal photos in blogs!

christine ◘ tie me a bow said...

Those swing seats are so neat! Such a genius idea. I wish I can visit it.

I would love to see more personal photos. There's a flood of inspiration that floats around, but it's always nice to see creativity that is from the blogger themselves. :) Your photo skills are beautiful, I'm sure all your readers would appreciate them!

Mila said...

thank looks so amazing! <3
I've never heard of bubble tea before, what is that? :)

LOVE,
Mila.

kittycat said...

sounds like a lovely night! and you should definitely post more of your own photos! but i love seeing the inspirational photos done by others also!

daisychain said...

Please do post more of your own photos x

Susannah said...

Swing seats and good friends - sounds perfect! I love seeing your photos, keep posting them! xo

babalisme said...

What a GREAT idea! Who doesn't love swings? My Baby is currently obsessing over them, guess I have to take her to places like this!

Chi Designs said...

I'm definately putting this little cafe on my list for my next visit. So cute.

Monster Girl said...

What a gorgeous cafe! Looks like a lovely night :)

micol zanzuri said...

nice photossss

S and O said...

ooh my goodness swings? what a unique and awesome idea! whoever came up with that certainly knew how to have fun :)

xoxo
Olivia

Raquel said...

pretty!
x

bravegrrl said...

it looks amazing... i love cafes... they make me sooo happy :)

great blog!

xo

S.Elisabeth said...

Lovely, lovely pictures. And I say yes to more of your pictures! From what I remember from your past posts with your own photography, I've always liked them!

em.me.ma said...

sooooooooc ute!
i'm like; how is the chairs above floor O_O but it's aswing; aww i wanna try :) looks amazing. thanks for sharing.

yellowscarff.blogspot.com

Patricia S Boedidarmo said...

cozy place :D

mind to exchange links?
thankyou!

Rebecca said...

That place looks amazing! I want to swing while drinking bubble tea! :)

Your pictures are always lovely. I enjoy pictures taken by bloggers more than editorials done by others (though there's nothing wrong with sharing amazing inspirational things!) - it's always fun to peek into other people's lives with their photos.

Sam said...

What a gorgeous cafe!! I adore those drinks with the big straws - they have nice round things in them don't they?

Cecilia said...

I LOVE Bubble tea, too! You're so fortunate that you have a place out there serving that delicious drink in such a pretty setting!

You take wonderful photos so a lot of us would like to see those. It also feels like we get to share your journey, too.

Emily said...

I love discovering new photographers through your blog. You always find the most beautiful editorials to share. What I love ever more, however, are collections of your own photos. The tones in the ones you've shared here are lovely. I feel as if I could be sitting in this cafe myself. Side note: those swing chairs look incredible :)

I'm happy to hear you enjoyed such a fun evening, Anna!

Melanie said...

Oh, wow, swings in a restaurant might just be the greatest thing ever! I don't think I would be able to sit still!
P.S.: I think your pictures are great :)

Le blog de Caroline said...

Oh Gosh ! I want to be on these swing seats!

I love ur pictures!

And thks for u comment on my blog!

XO