Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Sculpture By the Sea

Before we headed to Sculpture by the Sea Jacky and I decided to stop somewhere to have breakfast, after checking out a few places we decided to give Doxa a go. The place is very unique; the designers have done a fabulous job with the use of mood lightings throughout the restaurant. The rest of the area is then sectioned off into areas with a different theme, large red day beds, eating booths and a raised platform. The kitchen is wide and open and located at the very front of the shop, it's fun watching the prepare the food.

Because the decor was so exquisite we had high expectations of the breakfast. We ordered our food (1 big breakfast $9.00 and 1 vegetarian breakfast $8.00) and waited and waited and waited. In fact we waited well over 1 hour for scrambled eggs and toast!

Was it worth the 1 hour wait? Absolutely not. My toast was untoasted while Jacky's toast was burnt black all one side (he didn't touch it which is very rare). The slice of tomato was cold (as in just out of the fridge cold) and salt & pepper shakers were no where in sight.

After this experience we don't think we will be returning any time soon, but I guess all places have their off days.


Doxa
108 Campbell Parade
Bondi Beach

After Breakfast (although it was now almost lunch time) we began the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk to admire the the sculptures by the sea. We walked past BBQ by the Sea (what a great idea!) and were tempted by the grilled swiss bratwurst with roast onions and european mustard all on a country style roll + drink for $11.00. The smell was incredible but we had just eaten.

There weather was excellent and a lot of people turned up for the 2nd last day of the exhibit.

Some one asked me if Jacky was carrying a man bag...but no...that would be my bag he's carrying


The sculptures were great but we didn't do the full walk because we ended up getting changed and lying on the beach for the rest of the time to soak up the goregous weather. It's days like these that you really really love living in Sydney.

The rest of the photos here.

6 comments:

ChiLLii` said...

What a beautiful day.. nice views.. liked that pic with you n' jc.. ;)

thegreatwhitehope said...

Man bags are IN this year - I've seen Pharrell rocking one. Next stop: Louis Vuitton!

PiCkLeS said...

Mandi: hahah thanks, summer is so nice we decided that we'd make more of an effort to get out and about this year.

Matty: does that mean that i will see you with the latest man bag the next time i see you? are sure sure Viv approves?

Beckster said...

Pickles try Nikos on Campell Parade next time, near the Bondi Markets. It's $8 big breakfast complete with fluffy eggs, sausages, bacon, mushrooms, tomato and no one hour wait! Great value.

Looks like you guys had a divine day (the kissy-kissy photo is sweet but slightly nauseating :p)

PiCkLeS said...

Beckster: Nikos - will do! hahha I'm sorry about the pics =P we're still in our lovey dovey 'omg still can't believe we're really getting married phase'.

Anonymous said...

Grrr...Chao took me to see the sunrise and the sculptures on the last day of the exhibit but for some reason I can't upload my photos...=(