Cafes in Newtown are like this season’s Masterchef. They promise a lot in terms of former reputation and hype, but fail to deliver on the actual experience. The other day, I had a few hours to kill without the little man and went looking for a cafe to read my book in. The options were very slim. I ended up sitting on a communal table at a cafe/bakery with extremely uncomfortable chairs, listening to two sisters decide which soup they were going to eat for lunch. The outer suburbs have been much more promising. Yesterday we took a little trip to Pablo and Rusty’s headquarters in Ryde and were mightily impressed with the offering. It’s not a cafe as such (no food or eating space save a few upturned crates), but we enjoyed the sparkling berry notes in our short black.
Here are some interesting links for your weekend.
On vintage dress patterns…Jessica over at Jelssie gives some handy tips for buying retro dress patterns on eBay.
On health advertising…the pink ribbon does little to raise awareness about cancer, according to a study published in the Journal of Marketing Research. The study claims gender-specific campaigns lower a woman’s perceived risk of cancer, making her less likely to get herself checked out or to give to charity. I’ve always thought the same is true about anti-smoking ads. What do you think?
The carbon tax for dummies…did you watch last week’s carbon tax announcement and secretly have no idea what the pollies were talking about? Here is a 2 minute animation that explains the basics.
Happy weekend, lovelies xoxo