Wednesday, January 28, 2015


New Year, New Me. As resolutions go, I'm not very original. Eat cleaner, be fitter, spend time more wisely. With the new year well and truly kicked off, I thought I'd post about what I've been up to lately. Besides buying my own domain to host my blog, I've been spending my time baking, watching the 6 Star Wars episodes, finishing off the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings movies and Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss' Sherlock series, rearranging my room and applying for town planning work experience.

New week-view diary from Typo and making use of my drafting pens by mocking up Jennet Liaw's typography. 

I love these refillable pens from Kikki.K- this one has the cutest delicate print!

At Felix Espresso in the city on a rainy morning with my sister. Weak pour on The Single Guys beans and a kale, mango and orange juice smoothie.

Insanely adorable llama Cupcakes at a friend's farewell party.

Malteser brownies in the oven! Highly recommend Coles bakeware- reasonably priced and sturdy.

Swiss Chicken and Rosemary Fries

Family dinner at Cafe Les Amoureux in Market Square. I think the desserts stood out more than anything else we'd ordered. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Summer Holidays

Hello lovely reader! If you were directed here from the usual cherrypickingblog URL, you'll find that I've bought my own domain name and changed my blog name to hihocherie, to match my Instagram. I just feel like it's a lot more 'me' and I can identify with it better than cherry picking. I didn't want to make my readers jump through hoops of figuring out that I changed my blog web address so acquiring a domain to redirect seemed to be the best choice. It wasn't pricey at all so if you're teetering on the fence about it, I'd say go for it!

Kangaroo Point Cliffs with the Brisbane city river view.

Cliffs Cafe serves up a pretty good brunch. Big Breakfasts and creamy iced drinks.

"bring me a donut," I asked. He brought a mixed pack. #keeper #fatty The Christmas tree had a KitKat stuck down the center as the tree trunk and the Snowman was filled with strawberry sauce. 

Possibly my all-time favourite candle scent. I love this so much- I'm burning Manhattan: Little Black Dress from Glasshouse Fragances at the moment and I don't like it anywhere near as much as the red berries candle from IKEA. 

Chia seeds, almond milk, maple syrup and sliced nectarine.

A croquembouche that we made- it wasn't too difficult but I might need to invest in a metal cone mould if we continue to make them.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Top 14 of 2014

Better late than never, here are my top 14 products of 2014! These annual favourites were getting a bit long-winded so I thought I'd whittle it down to a neat 14, which means some mainstays like face masks, cleansers and perfumes are not included in this post, but can be found in monthly favourites posts that I did over the course of 2014. Here goes.