Fashion Week, Friends and Frozen Goods

We start the week off with a visit to a gallery exhibition.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 1 artwork by Matthew Kentmann at his exhibition launch

Lexi of Potty Mouth Mama fame has invited us to see her husband Matthew Kentmann’s collection of paintings.

Matthew’s drawn his inspiration from the Australian coastline. Beautiful works. We like this one the most.

There’s something quite spiritual about the collection. It reminds us of Jonathan Livingston Seagull – a book I loved as a kid.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 2 mezcal margarita at Mr Moustache

We very much enjoyed our meal at Mr Moustache the other day. It’s a cool Mexican cantina with great food and delicious cocktails. It also has a huge selection of mezcal, a Mexican spirit. 

Here’s our review of Mr Moustache.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 2bHR1 Mrs R at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Aus Bondi Icebergs for Ellery

Mrs Romance is at the Mercedes Benz Australian Fashion Week this week. It’s a busy time for her but she gets to go to some cool places. One show today is at Bondi Icebergs. 

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 3 2nd birthday for Bondi Hardware

Bondi is seeing a lot of us today – we’re at Bondi Hardware celebrating the restaurant’s 2nd birthday. It’s a great party with some good cocktails and finger food. We’re happy to bump into Bob from Jugernauts too. Always a pleasure to catch up with him.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 3bHR2 Mrs R at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Aus behind the scenes

Mrs Romance is backstage at Fashion Week again today. I love seeing what goes on behind the scenes. Looks like mayhem but somehow it all works!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 4 Mrs R has lunch at Three Williams

Mrs R sneaks in a lunch at Three Williams today. Meanwhile I’m at home eating dubious leftovers. Doesn’t seem fair, does it?

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 4bHR3 Mrs R at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Aus photographers' pit

The daunting spectacle that is the photographers’ pit. They’re crammed into a tiny space at the end of the fashion runway. The times Mrs R has been squeezed in there she always comes back with horror stories. 

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 5 Paneer mushroom tandoori recipe

It’s that time of the week again: the next dish in my curry series. This week I’m sharing my recipe for paneer mushroom tandoori. It’s gluten free and vegetarian – and delicious of course! 

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 6 how to use the vaporetto in Venice

It seems like a lifetime ago that we were roaming the busy streets and bobbing along the elegant canals of Venice. Such an amazing city. We enjoyed writing this post on how to use the vaporetto system in Venice for a couple of reasons. Venice’s public ferry service is very handy, but it’s also quite complicated so hopefully we’re helping people with this piece. 

We also just enjoyed looking through and posting pictures of one of the world’s most romantic cities.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 6bHR4 Mrs R at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Aus it snows at the end of Alice McCall

One of the last shows of this year’s Mercedes Australian Fashion Week and it looks like a belter. They actually made it snow on the runway! 

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 7 My lunch at Pony - Blackmores cheeseburger

Mrs Romance and I head to The Rocks to catch up with Steph from Lipstick and Cake and Cheri from Ms Critique today. We haven’t seen these guys in ages so it’s a good long lunch. Thankfully we’re somewhere that does a good burger! 

Pony Lounge & Dining does a very satisfactory Blackmores cheeseburger and stringcut fries. It’s a funny little place though and the toilets are at the back of the shopping centre that the restaurant’s in. But service is great and the menu makes me want to come back again.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 8 Mrs R's Frangelico affogato at Pony

For dessert at Pony Mrs Romance dives into her Frangelico affogato, which looks perfect. I try the apple crumble with salted caramel and macadamia. It’s good but the base is a burnt. Shame really, but the rest of it still tastes very good. Steph and Cheri share a chocolate and coconut bounty, which also looks sensational.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 9 Friday drinks champagne cocktails

Friday at last! It feels like this has been a very long week, so to celebrate, we share three great champagne cocktails – the Champagne Bitters, the Hibiscus Cocktail and the Champino. All great and all quite simple too. Cheers!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 10 Royal Albert

It’s finally pub o’ clock! I head to my favourite spot – The Royal Albert Hotel with a couple of mates, while Mrs R pops over to Balmain to meet up with some friends too.

KimbaLikes 'gram of HairRomance and SoniaStyling

And here’s the proof! Kim-Marie from Kimba Likes, Mrs R in her Hair Romance form and Sonia from Sonia Styling all at The Cottage in Balmain.

I arrive a bit later – it’s great to see Kimba again – haven’t seen her for an age – and it’s an absolute pleasure to finally meet Sonia, who’s up from Adelaide for the weekend for Kidspot Voices of 2014 Masterclass. (I pinched this pic from Kimba’s feed by the way).

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 10aHR5 Mrs R rocking her new favourite T at Kidspot

Mrs Romance is pretty chuffed with her new top. She’s decided to rock it at this year’s Kidspot Masterclass awards.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 10bAB1 Pete

While Mrs R is out and about in new her witty top, I’m at my mate Pete’s birthday party. This is actually St Peter one of our Wine Saints! Happy birthday, Peter.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 11 the best darn cheese sarnie ever

It’s a grim rainy day today. Mrs Romance must have invested in a crystal ball because it’s if she can see into my soul. This cheese, tomato and avocado roll is exactly what I want.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 11aHR6 amazing cake from Messina featured on the Budapest Hotel

Gelato Messina have produced this work of genius – it’s an exact replica of the cake from the movie Grand Budapest Hotel. Absolutely delicious, it’s layers of ice cream filled profiteroles. Brilliant. Thank you so much, Tania & Jayde from Cake Service. It’s the perfect end to the week!

What did you get up to last week? Any good news? Sonia, I’m looking at you!

Images by Mr and Mrs Romance via Instagram: @MrAndMrsRomance, @HairRomance and of course @AngryBastard!


  • That cake looks INSANE!
    11am isn’t too early for a cocktail, is it?
    Mrs Romance is the most overdressed flasher I ever have seen.

    Loved seeing you guys. Will have to catch up again verrrry soon!

    • Reply April 14, 2014

      Mrs Romance

      Loved seeing you! That flash was just my first act 😉

  • Oh man, that was seriously the best weekend I’ve had in a long time! Friday night with you guys was an absolute blast. Kim-Marie had me in stitches all weekend. I got to meet all my blogging buddies and I made Top 40 of the Beauty and Lifestyle category. I am still riding high! Can’t wait to host you guys in Adelaide anytime you can make it. x

    • Reply April 15, 2014

      Mr Romance

      Awesome weekend for us too, Sonia! It was so good to meet you finally – very pleased I managed to get a taxi to Balmain. And you getting into the top 40 was real icing-on-the-cake stuff for us too. So happy for you! Well done!
      Hope this week’s just as good.

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