I have a little bit of an Instagram addiction. All that snapping and deliberating over filters (Juno v Ludwig) has paid off though after The Daily Mail included me as one of the best luxury travel bloggers to follow on Instagram. I was very chuffed to be included. The article ‘Be Prepared for Holiday Envy!
Do you have a blog, a Twitter addiction or an Instagram obsession? I’m back at The Essential Ingredient next month teaching a class “Improving your Blog’s Online Presence“. We’re going to cover writing online, blogging and all things social media. There are so many blogs out there – how do you make yours stand out
If you’re like me, you’ve probably walked past the building hundreds of time and haven’t paid it any attention. When I heard the newest cafe from the team behind Top Paddock and Kettle Black was opening in a converted power station right near Southern Cross Station, I just couldn’t picture where it could be. Sometimes
From coffee in the morning to cocktails at night – newly opened Holla is looking to bridge the divide between cafe, restaurant and bar. The converted warehouse space still has an industrial feel to it with exposed piping and an unfinished ceiling but a simple geometric mural and lots of greenery spruce things up.
I had to laugh on our holiday to Port Douglas. The holiday town in Far North Queensland was packed with Melburnians escaping the cold Winter weather. Don’t visit to get away from it all! Of course I had exactly the same motives but I was also keen to visit Port Douglas because of its reputation
I’m a sucker for a good rom com and so absolutely loved the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Now the sequel (creatively named My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2) is out and I was invited along to a lunch at the Press Club to celebrate. Lunch was presided over by George Calombaris who
Every time I go to Sydney I wonder why I don’t visit more often. Don’t worry Melbourne, my heart is with you (grey skies and all) but a weekend in Sydney makes for a great couple of days away especially when there are lots of great new places to eat. One of the recent
A special quirk of married life or just of being in a long term relationship is when you can predict exactly what your husband/wife/partner/significant other is going to order. As soon as I saw patatas bravas with chorizo on the menu at Mayday Coffee and Food I knew exactly what Meat-and-Three-Veg would be brunching on
It’s absolutely freezing in Melbourne right now which inspired a last minute sneaky trip to Port Douglas last week to soak up some sunshine. I booked into Peppers Beach Club Port Douglas on the strength of friends’ recommendations and good online reviews. The deciding factor was the lagoon pool at Peppers and its proximity
It’s on! Lune Croissants, crowned by the New York Times as having “the world’s best croissant” has a new competitor and from Paris itself. Superstar baker Gontran Cherrier has opened his first Australian store in Collingwood and it’s seriously slick. The warehouse like space has moody grey walls and polished concrete floors which put the