First things first: Surprisingly enough I had the best falafel sandwich EVER in Sydney. I know my falafel and I’ve had it from Austria (where Levantine food is especially tasty due to many immigrants from that region) to Egypt, from Syria to Turkey – to meet my master at Sabbaba on Hall Street in Bondi.
The pita bread filled to the brim with the most delicious ingredients was indeed so perfectly flavourful that I was too immersed in relishing every single bite to take a photo of it.
You’ll understand. Continue reading Vegan Sydney
Arriving in Melbourne in the wee hours of a rainy Friday morning in August we made a beeline to our hotel where we were welcomed with beautifully arranged pastries (not vegan but still a very nice gesture – Mr A enjoyed them) and hot tea while we waited for our room to be ready. Continue reading Vegan Melbourne
One of the things I heard the most – and loathed hearing the most – was: “You know that as much as you plan, something will definitely go wrong on your wedding day. Please keep that in mind.”
We were fully aware that we would be in serious need of recovery after our wedding. The weeks leading up to this very special event had been strenuous and even the day before it was after 8 pm when I ate for the first time since breakfast – because there simply hadn’t been time for it earlier.
Continue reading Aliciouswedding: Our quick yet wonderful “honeydays”
Give me your little finger and I’ll gently tug at your arm.
No, I’m joking. I’ll actually rip it off clean. Continue reading Aliciouswedding: Vegan food fit for a wedding
The fact that we were going to have a vegan wedding went down well with most of our guests. Most of them had assumed as much.
The fact that we were going to have a vegan, alcohol-free wedding, however, left many a mouths agape in horror. Continue reading Aliciouswedding: Aperitiv and bride & groom cocktails (alcohol-free)
There wasn’t exactly a big choice of hotels in the vicinity of where we were going to get married. Three hotels qualified in theory with two of them quickly disqualifying (one for their terribly unfriendly owner, one for looking a bit out-of-date). So we ended up booking a room in a business hotel. At least they told me there was going to be food for me at breakfast.
Continue reading Aliciouswedding: The day of
Who knew that Mr A was such a keen assembler of bunting? That Mum was perfect at bringing pompoms back to life that had been sitting in banana boxes for months? That my best friend had such a steady hand when it came to retracing my pencil lines with brush and paint? Continue reading Aliciouswedding: It’s all in the details
Some time after Christmas my maid of honour had enquired whether I would be ok with her arranging some sort of bridal shower. Hating the hordes of drunk brides-to-be who regularly roam Vienna with their trays encroaching on strangers to selling them Jägermeister while having to complete “funny” challenges such as shaving a man’s leg I reluctantly agreed, dearly hoping that day wasn’t going to be hell.
Continue reading Aliciouswedding: My bridal shower
A few months ago I came across Brautkästchen, a box filled with cute things every bride will love. (“Brautkästchen” translates to “Little bridal box”) Fond of all things that come in boxes – and in the mail – and are pretty, I was immediately hooked and read up all about it. Continue reading Aliciouswedding: Brautkästchen