March – Sweet Beginnings

March has been quite a busy month!  It started with our anniversary, but we both caught whatever bug has been going around lately so it was a low-key affair.


Enjoyed a tasty lunch of homemade hash browns…


… and took a short wander around some lotus gardens. We felt it was too expensive (and hot) to venture much further though.



Large lilypads!


Our gift to one another was a copy each of the Q & A – 5-Year Journal“. We read this review of it and couldn’t resist!


You can start at any time of any year, and each page/question is designed to be answered in a sentence or short paragraph, which is quite manageable to do just before bed.

The next day I had a historical-themed photo shoot with my dear friend Julija. Proper photos will come another time, for now I just have some Instagrams. 😛

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For the occasion, I added some simple decoration to some op shop shoes I’d never worn (but bought ages ago for with this purpose in mind), and wore my Vanyanis robe à la française. I had a bit of fun attempting to do the dressing, pinning, makeup and hair on my own for the first time, and then driving around in it all, but from what I have seen so far, Julija captured some lovely moments.

The following day I attended a little gathering to farewell a friend in the Lolita community here. It was hard to feel sad with so much sugar and general silliness, but I took a few shots to show the high tea we enjoyed that day. It was a home-delivered package – I found a few of the savouries a little unappetising but the sweets were lovely, and their macarons (I think from Lux Bite) consistently good but so strongly-coloured that I could taste food dye. Everything was presented nicely by Clara our host, with plenty of tea!

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Julianne (my Asian Galadriel), and Sam whom we will miss!

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I sort of liked my outfit that day but unfortunately didn’t get a picture I was happy with, >< so these unflattering/grumpy looking ones will have to do.

Finally, I finished the 4th off by serving up a dessert of Brunetti’s treats and tea for myself and Adam. 🙂 It was memorable enough to er, document.

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  1. I am so envious of the lovely, warm March you seem to be having! I really wanted to go to a rose garden today in honor of the spring equinox, but even in California the weather is still nasty and cold. Thank you for posting so many beautiful pictures that I can live vicariously through XD

    The tea party for your friend looks so lovely. It’s always sad when friends have to move (hopefully it’s for a positive reason?) but at least you know you all gave her a good send-off. I think no matter what the occasion is, Lolitas do it best.

    • Amy
      Amy Reply

      Thank you again Lily!
      To be honest, most of us didn’t enjoy the first half of March because we had 10 days in a row over 30°C, urgh! But I can understand the desire for toasty sunshine after what seems to be a long winter!
      I feel the same about living vicariously through many other blogs (especially the historical costumers and their balls etc.) so that’s pretty high praise – thank you! *_* I love any excuse to dress up.

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