Henrys Cronulla

There’s a giddy sense of freedom about driving; the ability to get where you like within your own personal little bubble – music playing, air con on at the perfect temperature, the scenery passing you by. Night Owl and I have been taking advantage of the new lady in our lives – our beloved second-hand Holden Astra we…

Japan 2016 Part 1: Tokyo

It’s hard to believe that it’s been only three months or so since Night Owl and I returned from the glorious country of Japan. It’s the little moments like stepping into a tiny Japanese sushi house in Neutral Bay, hearing the “arigato gozaimasu” when I buy my Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake, the shock at seeing how expensive Japanese whiskey…

Hong Kong – a fly by

While we were starting to put together the idea of a trip to Japan late last year, Night Owl and I agreed that we would do a brief stop by Hong Kong. Neither of us have ever been but were intrigued by the idea of 24 hour yum cha and street markets selling counterfeit luxury goods. Japan…

Luis Tans

Who is Luis Tans? Word on the street is that the fellow was a 1960s Peruvian hustler-type; one who had his fingers dipped in both the government and the criminal underworld. He then apparently got himself hitched into a wealthy Japanese family and decided to open up his house of fusion to the public – tucked…

The Stoned Crow, Broadway

I sometimes miss the simplicity of my university days. As a Macquarie University graduate, I had the benefit of a sprawling campus with luxurious grasslands to sunbathe on during lunch breaks and a beautifully sparkling lake to admire from the rooftop of the student bar over a Thursday afternoon. Staying there for five years, I…

Mary’s Kebabs @ The Cliff Dive

Looking for The Cliff Dive can be a bit of a challenge. My mate and I had probably circled the area four times in confusion, our eyes flickering from our phones to the numbers on shopfronts, lingering outside Pearson’s Florist on Oxford Street before I noticed the giant pineapple painted onto a tall set of doors…

Mary’s Newtown

I’m a huge fan of Studio Ghibli movies. The details in the watercolour backgrounds behind the animated characters, the amazing soundtracks crafted by the artist Joe Hisaishi, the utter nonsensical, whimsical plots of some of the movie plot lines and a certain quirkiness to many of the characters that you can’t find in those from…

SoCal

First of all, I do apologise profusely for the delay in posting. I moved into my new apartment last Thursday evening and simply haven’t had the time to gather my thoughts. Not to mention the kitchen has the oldest stovetop and oven I’ve ever seen…! It truly takes vintage to a whole new level! I remember gaping…

Frankie’s Pizza

I’m a little over the fancy bar scene. As sophisticated and stylish as they are in true Sydney-style, I’m more of the type of person that looks for character, charm, and quirkiness. So when a girlfriend suggested Frankie’s, I was quite interested in checking this place out. Frankie’s is located on Hunter Street, a little…

Chelsea Hotel

Eeek I have been so behind in my posts. Apologies, guys. After this one I’ve just got another quinoa salad recipe to post up, and I’ll be baking later this afternoon…..wow, it just never stops, does it?? 🙂 Anyway, this post is a review from last weekend where Blondie and I went to Chatswood to see…

Wooden Spoon Bar & Restaurant

‘ I told you we got off the bus too early,’ I hissed as we jogged across the crossing, the little red man flashing at us. ‘ Better to be safe than sorry’, Lara Croft retorted back at me as she also struggled with power-walking in her new heels. I had been invited to an…

End of Exams Carousing

Having your exams finish early is always a joy, but there are also the downsides. Less time to study being one… the other being that there’s no one to celebrate the end of exams with! Luckily this semester I didn’t have to wait long. Girlfriend Lara Croft also had her last exam for her degree this week,…