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Lately… May

It’s really no surprise to learn that May was a very quiet month in ol’ Rosie land what with me running my first ever half marathon. I promised myself that I wasn’t going to bring it up, AGAIN, as I feel like that’s all I’ve been banging on about it for the last couple of months. I will say that it was a fairly sober month (literally, no booze for 4 weeks, who the hell even am I?) spent contemplating just what the eff was I thinking. It was also a month filled with amazing carb loading, which I’m not in the slightest bit sorry about!

You can read all about my efforts here… and I swear I’m done talking about it (hmmm maybe)!

The start line of the full marathon in Lorne (above) and that gorgeous sunrise just before the start of the race (below) 

I did manage to make it to one gig, well kinda. Toby Martin from Youth Group (who? yeah me neither) was playing at the National Gallery of Victoria and their annual NGV Friday Nights series. What I was really there for was the Van Gogh and the Seasons exhibition and a fabulous catch up with my old high school gal pal, Natasha. I don’t think we actually stopped to even listen to poor ol’ Toby as we gas-bagged the whole way through discussing art, books, spirituality and everything in between.

My major take away from the gorgeous exhibition was reading that Van Gogh was on a quest to find “chromatic brilliance” and I felt such an instant bond to him. I mean if that isn’t code for colourpoptastic™ then I don’t know what is! Natasha did suggest that I should pop together an OOTD as an ode to Van Gogh and I feel that last month’s Flowers outfit would come pretty close!

For those playing at home that brings the tally for the “Year of Live Gigs” up to 10.

The month was rounded out with some much needed pampering at Norbu Urban Retreat here in South Yarra where I had a fabulous hour long massage finished off with some time in their “detox box.” It’s literally a hot box! An infra-red sauna that’s meant to be a fabulous way to increase circulation and it’s also great for sore muscles (ahem!), jet lag, insomnia, lactic acid build up, yadda yadda yadda. Getting to somewhere between 30 and 60°C it was a sweat fest and I loved it. If this is what Palm Springs it going to be like bring it on!

How was your May dollface?  💋

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