Tokkuri

Ugh, Valentine’s Day. The price of flowers hikes up by 150 per cent, enormous teddy bears everywhere clutching love cushions, restaurants advertising their “Valentine’s Day Special Menu” as soon as New Year’s Eve is over. I saw it as the most revolting day during my single years, and even now that I’m in a relationship (which continues to…

Dead Ringer

And we are into the new year with our first new blog review! I hope you had a wonderful silly season with your nearest and dearest – I know that personally I spent a lot of it out and about and so I am not feeling overwhelmingly rested and ready for my return to the…

Leura Garage

In the period between Christmas and New Year, The SIster and I had taken the opportunity to escape the big smoke of Sydney and headed west for the cooler, quieter seclusion of the Blue Mountains. Going for a drive out of Sydney is one of my favourite things to do; it’s the holiday without requiring a…

Stitch Bar

It used to be that if you wanted a drink in Sydney, you had the choice of a typical pub with fraying carpet and Toohey’s New and VB on tap, a nightclub with its characteristic sticky floor and flashing strobe lights, or a particularly high-end cocktail bar, usually attached to a posh high-end hotel. I…

Rabbit Hole Bar & Dining

” I’m going out to dinner…with my brother-in-law”. Now isn’t that a sentence to make you pause and raise an eyebrow? I had been invited to a dinner titled Cocktail Concepts & Culinary Craze at Rabbit Hole Bar and Dining one evening a couple of weeks ago, and for the first time I was taking along my…

Li’l Darlin

Google Maps has not been kind to me. While I’ve probably not been very nice to the poor thing by shouting at it to talk to me during driving or tapping at it furiously during that April Fool’s Pokemon session, I don’t think I’m worthy of the treatment I’ve been getting from it lately. I had…

La Rosa Bar & Pizza

A few weeks ago I handed in my notice to finish up at my workplace of a year. I had been working full-time in a legal department, where we referred applicants to solicitors on a pro bono basis. While I was pleased at having reached the one year mark and stuck it out through the highs and…

The Flynn

According to the wise words of Wikipedia, Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn was an Australian actor, known for his romantic swashbuckler-style roles in Hollywood films and his playboy lifestyle. In 1935 he was married to French-born actress Lili Damita (who was one very stunningly gorgeous lady; look her up if you have the time), before they…

Buns & Balls

Potts Point is becoming one of the new hot spots around Sydney for foodies. Bustling with trendy little bars with gourmet offerings, upmarket dumpling houses and environmentally-friendly cafes, it’s almost becoming quite a challenge to keep up with the number of little places that are opening up. I was therefore rather intrigued when I was…

Sweetwater Inn

For my second day in Melbourne, I had put aside the whole day to go shopping in Chapel Street, around Prahan. I wasn’t expecting too much to be honest, as the last time I had visited Melbourne I had returned home with just a full belly and no shopping. But this morning, as soon as…

Movida Next Door

Having heard so much about the Movida restaurant in Sydney, I had put down one of Frank Camorra’s Melbourne children – Movida Next Door – as the first restaurant to visit during my brief weekend getaway to my favourite Australian city. Located a short walk from Flinders Street Station, Movida is tucked away in the…

Chur Burger

Sometimes it’s the most spontaneous plans that turn out the best. I was at the launch of a venue late August and was thrilled to bump into a few food bloggers who I know of via social media but had never met in-person before. With the number of events for bloggers happening across Sydney every…