Weeks bleed into weeks and I forget what day it is most of the time. Grim opener, but why not? when the last two weeks have been all about The Day of the Dead Festival and Halloween.

The JLP Tequila Day of the Dead Festival kicked off last Thursday evening at Cellar Bar in St Kilda, don’t be fooled by the word ‘dead’ because everything about this event was very much alive. We were lured down the stairs by smiling, skeletons, down passed the neon ‘Cellar Bar’ lights and were greeted with tangy tequila cocktails from some of the most dashing corpses I have seen in a long while.


Cellar Bar is a prime underground setting, it has the charm of an old New York jazz bar and the finesse to take it’s place amongst Melbourne’s best fine dining venues.


Floral and skull, Candlelit-shrines filled the room along with Melbourne’s glitterati, fresh oysters and tequila filled the hands of all those there.


The entertainment included a sassy burlesque performance that worked and warmed the crowd, making the frosty Melbourne evening feel more like Mexico in the middle of summer.


Halloween seems to of increased in popularity this year, with celebrations running from the 27th of October till the 4th of November, I’ve been admiring people’s instagrams of their costumes and folks on Facebook; one of my favourites being Katy Perry’s ‘Jane’ from Daria.


I also managed to sneak a country getaway in at the beginning of the week which reminded me that I should really try and escape the big smoke more often, sometimes its hard to say no when there is so much fabulous stuff going on in Melbourne but I think we all need to remind ourselves to take time to relax.


You’ll be surprised at how much things slow down as soon as you get on the highway… ironically since at 110ks you’re probably traveling faster than you ever would in the city… huh.

With warmer weather creeping in every few days, treat yourself to a picnic in the park or a beer in a sun-kissed beer garden.


A little note on sun in-take, by all means wear sunscreen, all those rockin’ the alabaster look like myself, continue to do so buuut I have recently been told by my doctor that I am low, low, low in vitamin D and that I should try to get some unprotected exposure *gasp*


Vitamin D helps you absorb calcium and iron which are all very important in the aging process so when you’re warning off wrinkles and freckles with that extra layer of sunscreen stop and think ‘did I get my D fix today?’


speaking of iron, meat! Now I don’t eat a lot of it but when I do, I like to do it right, and my new fave place to do so is ‘Seoul, Soul Korean BBQ’ on Victoria St in Richmond, conveniently located within walking distance to the office, nom, nom, nom.



Happy Friday folks, have a wonderful weekend xox







About The Author

Bree Turner

Before becoming Couturing’s Lifestyle Editor, Bree was a country kid turned Melburnian, theatre maker and world traveller. Her love for writing stemmed from excessive emails sent home whilst travelling which then developed into blogs. She also dabbled in creative and review writing whilst studying a Bachelor of Performing Arts at Monash University. Bree is in the midst of an epic love affair with Melbourne, her screen play ‘when Bree met Melbourne’ is rumoured to of been picked up by no one, and in her dreams Melbourne will be played by Ryan Gosling and Bree will play herself.

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