Where to Eat, Shop and Drink in Bali

  While you weren’t looking, the husband and I snuck off to Bali for a sweet moment together. The shopping and eating destinations that I’ve written about previously are still firing. But this trip I found a few more gems to add to the list… Sip Cocoon Beach Club is a relative newcomer that is …

Guest Blog: Nat from Precinkt

There’s nothing like the inside word to make all the difference when visiting an unfamiliar stomping ground – especially when that ‘word’ is bang-on in terms of style, taste and hidden gems that are off the beaten track. One of the savviest ways to discover a new location, is via Precinkt. Run but the ever-delightful …

Goodgod Small Club’s Second Coming

Go on admit it – discovering a hidden gem before everyone else does leads to a satisfying twinge of smugness! So, consider yourself dripping in first-in-the-kn0w-self-love with this tip off… Last Sunday, Goodgod Small Club, Sydney’s little big club that could, called first drinks in their new front bar. Part social club, part subterranean speak-easy, …

Muchos Tasty!

Image: The Age Mamasita On Saturday night I went on a hot date (with my husband!) to Melbourne’s ‘hottest’ restaurant, Mamasita. Since opening in February, Melbourne has gone loco for this this authentic Mexican restaurant. Headed up by the crack team of Chef Jason Jones and run by Matt Lane (ex-Cumulus Inc), Mamasita is part-taqueria …

The Big Picture

Images: Kubideh Kitchen The Conflict Kitchen It’s easy to underestimate the impact some people have on your life. My high-school International Studies teacher was one of those people. Instead of following the well-trod path of mediocre, high-school curriculum, he introduced us to the likes of Noam Chomsky and Geoffrey Robertson Q.C. and passionately shared the …

Want Some Punk With Your Plonk?

Images: Vine Arts, The Age & Bouchon Wines Wine by Some Young Punks Today will go a little something like this: Alfie and I are rugging up and heading to the market to do one hell-of-a-big-shop. Home again and I’ll spend the day happily chopping, dicing, slicing, cooking, basting and baking. Night falls and six …

Fountain of Youth

Images: I Believe in Advertising New Evian Campaign Remember Evian’s too cute roller babies? Well, for their follow-on outdoor and print campaign, Evian have gone one better. In collaboration with Paris-based agency, BETC Euro RSCG, Evian commissioned fashion photographer, Nathaniel Goldberg to shoot some ‘real people’ in a series that definitely made me look. If …

The Hostess with the Mostest

Image: The Hostess The Hostess Even though eating is my favourite pass time, thinking about what to cook for dinner is my most loathed daily activity. So you can imagine my delight when I stumbled across The Hostess. This little gem of a blog is written by Stephanie Conley and features easy peasy recipes that …