Saturday, 7 February 2015

St Geromes Laneway Music Festival 2015 in sunny Auckland

Nice day for it #summer
 Casual Friday - Laneway Festival 2015

So, St Geromes Laneway Festival is a small festival of under-the-radar bands across 4 stages in Aucklands Wynyard Quarter.

The Main Stages at Sunset - Was SUCH a beautiful day - but tooooo hot

Highlights from the day include:

Connan Mockasin
He played Glastonbury last year.
Courtney Barnett

Charming Aussie with hilarious video clips.
Future Island's were surprisingly super groovy.
A Chilli Cheese burger...
 Inside the Old Silo's there was a playroom of sorts - including arcade games...
(Laneway is situated around the harbor so there's old silo's and shipping paraphernalia scattered around the venue)
And a room of balloons!!

They also have gourmet food from some of Aucklands best Eateries...
I had the most AMAZING chilli cheese burger:
a cheeseburger, with the addition of melt in the mouth chilli!
The Foodtruck was there... but no Michael.

Former Acts Include: Haim, SBTRKT, Savages, Lorde, Gotye, the Presets, FEIST!, Tame Impala!!! The XX, Warpaint, Florence and The Machine!!!
I wore my pop art flats - comfy shoes are a MUST at a festival

Can't wait for next year!!!

♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Shoesday Tuesday - Valentino "Rockstud" Shoes - eurgh I knooow

SO, just when i thought i was so over the Valentino Rockstud infiltration...

 ooh, hell-o
A Sandal - very beachy
Look at that COLOR!
I'm drooling into my Keyboard over here.

Are you guys into the Rockstud? Or have you reached critical mass?

Wishing you all a happy Shoesday Tuesday
Hope your'e not all bogged down in snow...

♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Sunday Baking - Cashew & choc drop cookies

Cashews + White choc + milk Choc = HEAVEN
I adapted this recipe from the trusty NZ stalwart of baking "The Edmonds Cookery Book'.  Their one had peanuts and no chocolate - obvs a serious oversight.


125g Butter
1T Golden Syrup
110g Brown Sugar
1t Vanilla extract
1 egg
192g All Purpose Flour
32g Cornflour
1/2C Cashews Chopped
1/2C Chocolate (I used White choc and milk choc)


Gently melt butter and golden syrup.  Stir in sugar and vanilla.  Allow to cool.  Lightly beat egg and stir into mixture.  Sift dry ingredients together and add to syrup mixture alternatively with nuts and chocolate.  Allow mixture to cool completely then roll into balls and bake on lined trays at 170 Celsius for 12-15 mins until golden and crispy.

These cookies are soft and chewy and so yummy.  A little different to your usual choc chip cookie method.

Sure to rise

Other baking exploits you may like to re-visit:

Happy baking peeps

♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.