Let’s Do Lunch Mia Freedman!

Yes, I’m a fan! I follow Mia Freedman’s chatter and blog, Mamamia on Twitter. I watch her on the Morning Show with Lisa Wilkinson and Georgie Parker. I read her STM column… so when good friend Margaret Buswell invited me to the Crown’s Bistro Guillaume to have lunch with Mia, I jumped at the opportunity!

 

The Crown is looking stunning. It’s all gold, sparkly silver and lit up for Christmas. And yes, I am as excited as I look!!

I wanted to wear something ‘different’. Not in a ‘dress mood’, not in a ‘pants mood’. Instead, I wore a Onesie!! It’s a water-print, Arthur Galan harem/halter combo. Love it or loathe it, it’s a bit of AndAndrea funnn!

The lime necklet is a Diva find and added a pop of colour near the face! Heels by Urban Sole and metal belt and silver bracelet are both old, Vinnies faves. The cobalt blue Bali pouch adds a bit of clash. Tip: Try a Onesie. Plain or printed. It’s a cool, easy fix for those hot Summer drinky nites! 

Mia looked fabulous in a fuchsia tunic dress and nude boots. She’s charming, down to earth and even took time to come around and chat to every group of excited ladies!! Denise Cheir (above) is the PR Manager at the Crown and we were guests at her table. 

Bistro Guillaume was packed with gorgeous Perth ladies. In fact, the lunch sold out within hours of being advertised! What a coup for STM and the Crown!!

Acclaimed French Chef Guillaume Brahimi, flew in from Sydney for the event. He even had an ‘oo la la’ ( French accent) chat with us!! Needless to say, lunch was superb!

Delightful Alexa Coetsee was MC. She introduced Mia and informed us we were in for a treat. We were about to experience a ‘warts’ and all insight into the Mamamia journey to date. Mia was clapped and cheered up, onto the stage and was quite overwhelmed by our enthusiasm and warm welcome. She spoke for over 30 mins and openly shared her personal and career highs and lows. She spoke of missing her recent Wedding Anniversary, as well as forgetting her daughter’s final Dance Concert! We could all relate to Mia as she described the crazy juggling act of working mums. We admired her honesty and fierce approach to life. However, Mia’s real message was that of outrage over the distortion of the female body in magazines. How airbrushing and photo-shopping (to flatten the bulges and smooth away the lines) and ‘Barbie Stretching’ (a technique to elongate the legs) sends all the wrong messages to females of all ages. We were all shocked at the ‘fake’ pictures that Mia showed us. Certainly food for thought about the images we see.

Our table of lovelies. L-R Denise Cheir, Angela Tsun, myself, Amy Zempilas, Margaret Buswell and Jonica Vivien-Williams.

There’s something special about Mia. I think it’s her passion…about everything. Today we were all sprinkled with a little of Mia’s magic dust and I’m hooked! Shine on Mia. So grateful to have met you!

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