Synonymous, Medlow Bath

They say “a change is as good as a holiday”, but to be honest – the holiday always wins out in my opinion! A couple of weeks ago I took Night Owl out of Sydney for a weekend away in the Blue Mountains to celebrate our three-year anniversary. I had originally planned to keep it as…

Brewtown Cammeray

I let my membership to my last gym lapse as the classes I was going too became overcrowded as they weren’t monitoring the class numbers. Night Owl continued to go to the same gym as she had PT sessions, but let me know that the gym has since halved in size but more than doubled their member…

Mr Spofforth

The inner west has never really been on my list of places I would consider moving to – it’s simply too close to the city, too busy, and doesn’t feel like you’ve left behind the hustle and bustle of the CBD. You’re still in the midst of it all, and for those who love an…

Devon Cafe, Barangaroo

I’ve been under fire from my mother recently about my weight. It’s certainly a hard balance to keep, what with an office job and a love of food, but I think I do fairly well – I teach Zumba twice a week, do yoga twice a week, and twice a week will spend an hour…

Brighton The Corner

If you want Portugese Tarts in Sydney, Sweet Belem is the place to go. Their display is packed full from the old-fashioned good slices to decadent chocolate creations, but the main highlight is their Portugese Tarts. You’re in for a treat if you get them fresh, still warm, the buttery pastry flaky and crisp, the…

Illi Hill

‘Why did you decide to study law?’ It’s a question I receive too often from people who I just meet and the inevitable question of ‘what do you do?’ is exchanged among the pleasantries. I never fail to get a chuckle at my response of: ‘I didn’t know what I wanted to do; so when…

Anvil Coffee Co

It was a gloriously sunny Sunday morning and I wanted a hipster breakfast without the effort of crossing the bridge. With Maslow’s sadly now closed, I remembered talk of Anvil Coffee Co’s relatively new set-up in the back streets of Artarmon, but my joy was short-lived when I did my online scouting and discovered that they were closed on…

Bootsdarling

I have to admit, what drew me to check out this place was mostly my instant love for the name. Boots – one of the best things about winter, and darling – one of my favourite terms of endearment. Word on the street is that the name comes from a childhood imaginary friend, and there is a…

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…

Locomotion Coffee

I remember last year when I used to be so set on visiting a new inner-city/inner-west cafe every weekend. I’m the type of person who can only prise their eyes open blearily after a half-decent attempt at breakfast, and so getting dressed and sitting on a train into the city with very dark sunglasses on…

Three Williams

So you may have heard of that little cafe called Three Williams… 😛 Despite all the hype surrounding it, I’m not really the kind of person that enjoys most of a weekend morning standing in a queue, and Redfern is a fair while away from my quiet suburban home in the Upper North Shore. It’s…

Maslow’s Sydney

Pymble on the North Shore is not quite where you expect a Surry Hills-esque cafe establishment to open up. But staying true to the essence of hipster cafes, Maslow’s Sydney has taken up residence in an old garage just off the Pymble Railway Station line, en route to Pymble Ladies College. My Sister lives a couple of…