The Boathouse 7 The Blvd Moonee Ponds 3039 I find the Boathouse to be a little getaway, a breather within the busy city. The location in Maribyrnong Park along the Yarra River is just beautiful. We discovered it a while ago and keep going back. The crowd you find here is very diverse, ranging from joggers digging into healthy brekky, mums & kids out for lunch to suits discussing business over...
Bluebird Espresso 134 Johnston St Collingwood, VIC 3066 Bluebird is one of Collingwood’s finest. “That’s not too hard to achieve” you might think. Valid objection. Let’s just say if Bluebird was located in Brunswick it would still be all the way up there on the list. Their menu holds an impressive number of options. I have to admit none of them sounded overly...
Pencil Skirt, Urban Outfitters $59
Brunswick St, Melbourne
Mt Dandenong day trip
What's her name again? A little bit about...
I went to an Amnesty International film screening yesterday. “Pray the devil back to hell” - a multiple award winning movie on the Liberian Women’s Peace Movement. If you don’t know much about Liberia I suggest you watch it. If you do know much about Liberia you are one of few. While we were waiting for the clock to strike 7 and everyone to arrive there was some small and...
(Make-up) Bag Inspection To be found in my make-up bag (Cotton on body) White Musk Libertine EdT (The Body Shop) Baby Lips by Maybelline Nutritic Lip Balm by La Roche-Posay Radiant Touch by YSL mirror wood bracelet tweezers nail file
Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies Ingredients • 1 1/2 cups plain flour • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder • 1/2 cup cocoa powder • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar • 1/2 cup milk choc chips • 1/2 cup white choc chips • 200g dark chocolate, chopped • 200g Salt Reduced Butter • 2 eggs Method Sifted flour, cocoa and brown sugar into a large bowl, stir in choc chips. Melt...
The day Kitchen Kultcha saved my life...
The first time I went to Kitchen Kultcha their coffee machine broke down. The second time I had amazing brunch sitting outside on the little bar like tables on the boardwalk. The third time I went in for coffee and it was meh mediocre. (I wish the place was a bit more consistent. ) The fourth time it saved my well maybe not my life but definitely my day. Let me tell you about that.. Sporting a...
The detention business
British multinational Serco, an international service company, which by self-definition combines commercial know-how with a deep public service ethos (1), privately operates Australia’s detention centres. Some call it ‘the biggest company you have never heard of’. Serco’s capabilities range from immigration to defence, justice, transport and health. Jack of all trades...
The place lures you in with a mix of Parisian flair and art gallery feel. You kinda expect the big creative minds from back in the day to walk past you and take a seat at the next table. It is borderline pretentious. Yet there is something sexy and irresistible about the smug atmosphere. The staff didn’t seem to care too much about their work, workplace or customers. That’s when...
“What? You haven’t been to Madame Brussels? You have to check it out!” If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard those words, I would have… well… about 6 or 7 bucks. Far from a million but still enough to actually go and check it out. Madame Brussels is one of Melbourne’s beloved rooftop bars. To be found on the 3rd floor of 63 Bourke Street. If you...
A Minor Place
A Minor Place is hidden away on Albion Street (Brunswick) and if you didn’t know it was there you would never ever find it. And that would be your loss. Luckily one of my Aussie friends suggested we meet there for a catch up. The owners of A Minor Place also run Wide Open Road - need I say more? A Minor Place is in what looks like it used to be a residential house with a store attached....
oh baby it's cold outside..
I cannot wrap my European head around the fact that it is autumn and winter is knocking on the door. When I came to Melbourne in December I definitely did not pack for cold weather. Cold weather hasn’t even crossed my mind then and it hasn’t ever since. But it is now getting too cold to keep living in denial comfortably and definitely time for a wardrobe change! Spring treats like...
Eye can see clearly now...
A mean case of conjunctivitis left the area around my eyes all puffy, dry and irritated. It also forced me to throw out my eye cream. My still slightly red eyes shed a tear because, man, that cream was expensive and still about half full. In this case more like half empty… Anyway a new creme pour les yeux is needed and fast. So I went out shopping today and came across Sukin Antioxidant...
“Melbourne is all about coffee and appearance.” My friend Rachel from the UK is blessed with keen observation skills. Just add food and you pretty much get the picture. After all my new city is called Australia’s food capital - and for a reason. Melbourne is all about food, coffee & appearance. And that’s exactly what this blog will focus on. For the past 6 years...