Brunch out south of the Yarra

The Kettle Black

I am sitting on a beach in Asia thinking how I would best describe Melbourne to the lovely Austrian couple I have been chatting to for the last hour. They … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Lucky Penny

When I was in high school, my girlfriends and I had a strict rule – never go on a date with a guy who brags about doing “laps on Chaps” … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Operator 25

Sometimes, we have these days where we just want to press the pause button on life and escape to another dimension. Operator 25 offers such escape to city slickers, who … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Brighton Schoolhouse

I wasn’t a goodie two shoes at school but I was certainly not the type to get into enough trouble to get a Sunday detention. Two weeks ago, I attended … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mart 130

As winter settles in Melbourne it can be so tempting to stick to old favourites and not leave your neighbourhood for the entire weekend. After a busy week at work, … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Little Ox

It is the first day of winter and I decide to go to the beach in protest. It is raining and it is windy, but don’t let anyone tell you … Continue reading

June 9, 2014 · Leave a comment


I sometimes think that Melbourne is a game of hide and seek. The best restaurants and bars are often hidden away in an alley off an alley off an alley … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hardware Sociéte

I recently visited Sydney and was very impressed by the kind weather, majestic harbour and abundance of outdoor dining options. I was having a drink next to a couple of … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Merchants Guild

When Merchants Guild opened its doors in East Bentleigh I had just bought my first home in the area. I was very sceptical of this new café. I have lived … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · 4 Comments

Mr Brightside

My partner and I went on a short overseas trip and we came back to a wet, frosty and gloomy Melbourne. Those who know me, are well aware that the … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · 1 Comment
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