Best View of Sydney Harbour, Shangri-La Sydney

 
Soaking up the Sydney Harbour view with Miss May. Photo Credit : Priscilla Barbosa

Soaking up the Sydney Harbour view with Miss May. Photo Credit : Priscilla Barbosa

Look no further, if you're looking for the best view of Sydney Harbour from The Rocks. I found the best place in town, and it's at Shangri-La Sydney.

I am so in love with the view overlooking The Rocks below. Everything looked quaint from above, and it kind of reminds me of Brooklyn in NYC.

The Sydney Harbour is always busy. One will see big cruise ships and ferries arriving and departing from the terminal. And I must admit that I'll never get bored watching the hundreds of cars driving over Sydney Harbour Bridge (because that was what I did the whole night). Look a little bit to the right, one will have the view of the Opera House sitting pretty on Bennelong Point.

Goofing around with my girl pal, Priscilla Barbosa xom

Goofing around with my girl pal, Priscilla Barbosa xom

A little bit on behind the scenes. I spent the evening shooting with my girlfriend, Priscilla Barbosa who takes the prettiest photos in town! I adore her, and you guys should check her beautiful wedding photography in Sydney and Disneyland in Orlando.

Sometimes, we never knew what we're going to shoot, but we just went along and try new things out. There will always fairy lights to play with.

Have a fab week everyone! Thanks for popping by to check out this awesome view of Shangri-La Sydney!

By far, my favourite and most memorable moment in this city. This place reminds me that I am part of the city of Sydney and I've never ever felt so connected before. It is definitely something I should never take for granted. I feel so lucky to be living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

x

m

 

Eat In Rainbow

 
Photo Credit : May Leong

Photo Credit : May Leong

Well, hello guys!

I'm starting off 2017 with rainbows. Weeeee! 

As seen on Instagram, I'm sharing some tips and tricks of making this gorgeous Eat in Rainbow flatlay. It's really easy. All you need is patience, a good weather (by good "flatlay" weather, I mean cloudy days haha) and a lovely white background to work with.

I normally position my flatlay board out in the courtyard, where I get lots of soft, natural light or as close as possible to the window when I style them in the kitchen. Avoid harsh afternoon sunshine hehe. 

Okay, now straight to the Rainbow flatlay.

The most important thing to have is a small plate (from a tea cup) or anything small and circular to start with, like a cellotape or a CD (Um, CD? Who still uses them haha).

Pick the purpliest and of darkest blue kind of fruits you can find. In my case, black grapes and blueberries are the ones hehe. Create a semi-circle and slowly work your way through with lime green all the way to the multi-coloured arc. 

Here are some fruits and veggies I've used in my rainbow arc :

1. Red : cherry tomatoes, Truss tomatoes, red capsicum, strawberries

2. Orange : carrots, orange capsicum, peaches

3. Yellow : yellow cherry tomatoes, yellow capsicum, lemons

4. Lime Green : limes, kiwis, figs, white grapes (but they're actually green)

5. Purple : Black grapes (but close to purple/dark blue colours), blueberries

Feel free to slice some citruses, cherry tomatoes and strawberries. These fruits are absolutely the prettiest when cut into half. Perfect for flatlay!

Pure happiness!

Well, looking forward to seeing all the gorgeous beautiful "Eat in Rainbow" flatlay.

 

Top 5 Instagrammable Ice Cream in Sydney

 
Photo Credit : May Leong

Photo Credit : May Leong

Now, everyone may wonder what was in Miss May's mind every other day. Ice-cream, of course! 

This is my guide to the TOP 5 yummiest (and mind I add, the prettiest) ice cream in town. You won't regret it. It's impossible to take a 'bad' photo. 

If you're a tourist looking in Sydney town, looking for gorgeous ice creams (and not the Darling Harbour and Opera House), then truly, this is your guide to having a successful Insta-trip.

Totes #sweettoothforever!

xm

Hello Miss May's TOP 5

Most Instragrammable Ice Cream 

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1. Sea Salt Soft Serve, Aqua S 

It was the talk of the town when it first came out. Today, Aqua S has become the soft serve to go-to when in Sydney CBD. Sea Salt flavour is the signature flavour of Aqua S, and there's a fun selection of toppings you can try like popcorns, marshmallow and fairy floss. 

New flavours being introduced every two weeks, got us Instagrammers looking forward to #life. My friends think I'm delirious. 

$4 a cone or a cup // Shop 27, Regent Place Arcade, 501 George Street, CBD, Sydney
Photo Credit : May Leong

Photo Credit : May Leong

2. Nutella Soft Serve in Doughnut Cone, Tella Balls Dessert Bar

This is too good to be true. Imagine Tella Balls doughnut as a cone, dipped in melted chocolate, served in the most delicious, mouth-watering Nutella soft serve. Ginormous portion, you can make a meal out of it.

It is a bit of a trek if you're doing the touristy thing in Sydney. But, Tella Balls is close to the Dulwich Train Station and if you're a fan of Greek food, it's a great reason to travel here (with quite a number of delish Greek restaurants to choose from)

$7 // Shop 5, 370 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill, Sydney
Photo Credit : Leon Korobacz

Photo Credit : Leon Korobacz

3. Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream, N2 Extreme Gelato

It's always a treat to watch the N2 Extreme Gelato guys in lab coats whip up your gelato, made with Liquid Nitrogen. Not your average gelato, it is know for creative and fun flavours. 

N2 is fresh, made to order with a wide range of delicious concoction to choose from.

My favourite was when the limited edition Scream Gelato came out, being inspired by Scream Queens. Cherry gelato filled with cherry chocolate fudge, topped with Persian flavoured fairy floss. What a treat!

$7-9 // Shop 43, 1 Dixon Street, Chinatown, Sydney

 

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4. Rose Petal Ice Cream, I-Creamy Artisan Gelato

I vote I-Creamy, way-too-pretty-to-eat. So pretty, you would want to take at least 100 photos before finally, taking a lick or a bite of the beautiful flower ice-cream.

I'm loving the variety of flavours, from Bubblegum to Mango to Pandan, you can pick up up to 3 flavours to make your rose petal dream come true. 

from $6.9 a cone // Shop 13, Skyview Plaza, 537-551 George Street, Sydney, CBD, Sydney

My head says go to the gym. My heart says, eat more ice-cream.
— Anonymous
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Photo Credit : Pri Barbosa

Photo Credit : Pri Barbosa

5. Endless Summer Gelato + Brookie, Gelatissimo

I remembered having my first Gelatissimo a good decade ago. And the sweet memories of apple and strawberry flavour gelato stuck with me for a very long time. They'll always be my first love!

Loving the Endless Summer gelato series with fresh new flavours - The Beach Babe (peach and blood orange) and Budge Smuggler (mango, coconut and white chocolate). They're so good, I went for seconds!

And Gelassimo's Brookie was a wow-ser. Smooth gelato sandwiched between two delicious chocolate cookies. It's to-die-for!

There are two Gelatissimo in Darling Harbour and The Rocks (and they are close by). For a chill and quiet atmosphere, I would pick The Rocks anytime. For the harbour view, I would definitely head our for Circular Quay :)

$5.20 a cone or a cup //
Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney
73 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
 

Pink Smoothie Recipe

 
Photo Credit : May Leong

Photo Credit : May Leong

Who doesn't love strawberries? This recipe is easy breezy. Anyone can do it. Yeah!

First thing's first, you need a good blender. And a mix of fresh and frozen ingredients. Takes minutes to blend them up. Truly!

  1. INGREDIENTS (Recipe serves 2-4, depending on the size of bottle or glass)
    
    2 tablespoons full of greek yoghurt (or any yoghurt you fancy). When I meant full, like a ginormous mountain made of yoghurt.
    
    1 cup of strawberries cut into halves*
    
    1 frozen banana 
    
    1/4 cup milk**
    
    a bunch of mint leaves
    
    *If you have frozen ones, by all means, use them! Frozen strawberries give it more of a ice cream texture.
    
    **any milk of your choice

OPTIONAL : add  1/4 cup of vanilla custard if you feel like a milkshake kind of smoothie.

And if you like coconut water like I do, you can add a dash into it as well. I use Raw C Coconut Water, just love the taste of it :)

Add all ingredients into blender and blitz them till the smoothie turns a pretty pink. 

One thing I learn (since I'm that lazy person who likes cooking things in bulk, so there's always food in the fridge haha) is to make a tub full of pink smoothie goodness, ready to go for breakfast for the next few days to come. Often times, I just drink it or eat with berries and muesli. 

Have fun + stay fabulous! 

xoM