27 Nov 2012
The day after the little man's birthday we found ourselves the most perfect of days. A day with no plans, a day of spontaneity, a day with just us. Organised parties are so special in their way with their abundance of food, laughter and good spirit; the overflowing of excitement, warmth and love. But to be handed a serendipitous day to regroup, recharge and celebrate our baby boy's first year was pure magic.
While the soaring temperatures and the air thick with humidity drove lunch goers indoors to bathe in frosty air conditioning, we chose the outdoor courtyard. A serene space of timber, foliage and dappled light shadowed by a magnificent frangipani tree; her scent languidly wafting on the breeze.
Divine coffee for us and fresh fruit cocktails for the babies. Pork belly cassoulet, beef and tomato hash with poached eggs, pesto and house made dukkah. And the brownie to beat all brownies with honeycomb icecream, white chocolate ganache and chocolate fairy floss! Best of all....one wee candle and the chance to wish our boy the happiest of birthdays...just us.
We spent a gorgeous few hours at Lock and Load Bistro in West End. The service was impeccable, the food divine and the beautiful aesthetics helped us to stop time for a while.
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