king of the castle


When I go out to a cafe or restaurant I look for three things:

  • Food selection
  • Coffee (yes now that I drink it!)
  • Is it pram friendly?

Now yes this third point isn’t something I have always looked for, it has become a new one on my list. However I have discovered that I like to know if a place is designed to take the pram, can kids go or should I be leaving little miss at home and going with grown ups?

As I have wanted to for a while now I am going to tell you each week about places to go and try around Geelong, Bellarine and the Surf Coast.

To start off I thought I would choose one on my favourite places in Geelong; on Pakington Street;  King of the Castle (KOTC)

I’ve got to know Robbie the owner and I am always so impressed with what he puts into the place and his great ideas! Always helping charity and helping other Geelong businesses it’s so impressive!

the menu

Although the menu is fairly new (they change seasonal) I have been working my way through and trying lots of the delicious food.
There are simple items as well as yum treats, plus great vegetarian options which is always very welcomed by me.

Whether a sweet tooth or after something savoury there are so many choices.

Some of my current favs are the Chill Beans; Black Rice Pudding and the simple Avo on toast!
If you have a sweet tooth the waffles are a must!



I only started drinking coffee 12 months ago when it became my pregnancy craving. Weird right?!

It’s good coffee and they do pretty much anything that’s in vogue (I say this as I call my brother a Melbourne coffee snob and he now drinks “Magics” and they make them! )

I am partial to a Mocha but my favourite from here is the Affogatos!! You can choose any flavour gelato (Which are all yum on their own) with a shot of coffee!! Amazing!!



KOTC is pram friendly and they are very accommodating to helping us mums in and out of the venue if the door is down on a cold day!

That is not to say you can’t enjoy a coffee with just grown ups but it’s great to know anyone can go along!


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 *this is not a sponsored post and are my own thoughts. 
All pics are my own except the last picture is taken from KOTC Instagram account

frankie say relax

Frankie say Relax

It’s no secret that I love local and love talking about what we have here in Geelong. I was very excited to see an online business create a shop front on one my favourite Geelong Streets, Pakington Street. Frankie say Relax is a beautiful home wares store with incredible products.

Frankie Say Relax opened last week and I went along to check out the bright yellow store!

The minute you walk in you get a great sense of style and know these ladies know their stuff with incredible pieces staring at you asking to buy them! They have opened up a shipping container and it’s fit out has been done really well done! With great detail to all areas from the AstroTurf as you walk in to the hidden cupboard with the laser cut timber.

My favourite thing in he shop was this incredible print below. I loved the colours as well as the saying! I also loved the Partos and Pike clothing line they have available, The Hello Lover cushion…. ok I wanted the whole store!

What do you think of the store?



Hello Lover

Salad Bowl



Black and white



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addicted to shopping

Senso flats

I am addicted to shopping; no surprise there!

I always try and find a good excuse to buy the incredible things I find on Instagram, Facebook or on fellow bloggers sites. I found these Senso sandals just the other day and knew I had to have them (just needed a good excuse to buy them)!

The weather was perfect Saturday and it made me think, “Yes Kirsty, you need a new pair of summer sandals!”  Next thing I know I’m driving into Geelong to Argentina (A shop on Pakington Street)  walk into the shop, try them on and before you can say snap they are in a bag on the way home with me! oops!

What do you think of my new beautiful shoes?


We took these photos just as a change had come in and boy did the wind pick up!

I was lucky to keep hold of my hat. You can see the wind really moving my top around!

This outfit was so comfy and I really like using grey and white as neutrals to get away from all the black that seems to be worn so often!

Ace of Something FedoraOcean Grove

White and grey

I was wearing:

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*the opinions in this post are my own. This was not a paid post. 

its a rainbow kind of day

Geelong Waterfront

I am currently obsessed with this colourful jacket of mine. I would actually love to be not wearing jackets anymore but for now this is the perfect spring addition.

It is so warm and I am getting lots of comments already a great purchase I think! These jeans have also become a big staple and I don’t know how I lived without them, a great find from a great shop in Pakington Street.

I’m on holiday at the moment in sunny Queensland, visiting my grandparents for our annual early Christmas celebration. It really is like my second home up here.
It was at this time last year that I started this fashion blog, which has gone so fast and I thrilled at how much it’s growing! Who knows, one day I may be able to do this as my career!

Lots of exciting posts to come and hope you all had wonderful weekends!

Sportsgirl Clogs

ASOS jacket close up

ASOS jacket

I was wearing:

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