Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Lunch at Bretts Wharf

This year we had our company's Christmas Lunch at Bretts Wharf...


Roasted vegetable salad with house made ricotta, basil puree and torn croutons (for vegans)

Gooralie free range pork with walnut crumble, caramelized apple and organic yoghurt (I ordered this)

Escabeche of gold coast tiger prawns with asparagus, citrus fruits and tomato

Lobster and bowen mango cocktail, iceberg and toasted brioche


Mushroom crusted darling downs beef with potato whip, roasted laidley tomato, shiraz jus served medium

Grilled mahi mahi with granny smith apple coleslaw, noosa spanner crab vinaigrette

Roasted pumpkin, spinach and ricotta rotolo, grilled asparagus, salsa rossa (for vegans)

Prosciutto wrapped loin of sovereign five star lamb with sebago gnocchi, broccoli, served medium (I ordered this)

..and gulp gulp...Yummy!

Presentation of awards


Christmas pudding with brandy butterscotch sauce, vanilla bean ice scream

vanilla creme brulee with stone fruit salad and coconut (I ordered this)

Bowen mango and valrhona chocolate trifle

Group photos

Overall, it was well organized, top notch food, great company and I had a fantastic time! Thanks to my colleague, Riette for organizing a great Christmas lunch and also to the staff at Bretts Wharf for their excellent service!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Holiday Nail Art - Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and I thought of painting something Christmassy on my nail to get me in the mood.

I used Gcocl's green (No 6), red (No 1) and Be Yourself's Soft White for this nail art.

First, I paint my thumb's nail the green as base coat and did french manicure on the other four nails. To make sure they are straight lines, I used cellotape as shown above and when dry, remove them.

As for the dots, I used the end of a hairpin I don't use anymore...

Red and White dots on my thumb's nail...just like the Christmas tree. =)

...and then red and white dots in a straight line for the other four nails...

Leave it for about 15 minutes. Make sure it's really dry or it'll smudge when you paint the top coat over it. I used Cutex's top coat for this.

Finished! I hope you like this simple nail art design for Christmas.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone! =)