Roastville & thoughts on Orlando

Apologies for the late post this week, lovelies. With recent events in the news I wasn’t quite in the mood to write up my Monday regular post; I’m actually still quite shell-shocked about the news of the Orlando hate-crime terror shooting that happened over the weekend. Two nights ago I went to the candlelight vigil…

Brewtown Newtown

It never fails to astound me how Night Owl has never explored all that Newtown has to offer, having lived in the adjoining suburb of Enmore for over a year. Then again, I can’t really be one to dish out criticism as its only been late last year that I first went to two bakeries in my…

Melbourne 2015

So recently I decided to treat myself and take a whole week of annual leave; the first time I’ve taken so much annual leave since I officially began a full-time adult job June last year. I’ve taken a lazy day off here and there, usually for a foodie event that could not be missed, but…

Di Bella @ Baffi and Mo

I used to be one of those people who required a coffee each and every morning to boost myself into gear; but after some time I learned that it was simply the caffeine and the element of routine which kept me going – I never truly appreciated the depth in flavour, the smoky aroma, the…

West Juliett

I’m fighting an ongoing war with aphids in my kitchen garden. I currently have eight little pots of herbs and greenery on my kitchen windowsill: thyme, two pots of mint, two pots of salad leaves, sage, chives, and rosemary. The rosemary – bless it – has been the hardiest, but the others are some of the…

Bacon Festival @ Cuckoo Callay

Okay, so Valentine’s Day is literally right around the corner. More like knocking on your door to be exact. Are you buying flowers for your significant other tomorrow or will you be organising for a delivery to their workplace today? Or maybe your better half isn’t a flower person at all; maybe they are allergic to…

Alfie & Hetty

We are all too well aware of the dilemma that happens when you have too much choice. Too many clothes – yet you have nothing to wear. A fridge full of fresh ingredients, snacks and ready-prepared meals – yet you have nothing to eat. This is pretty much my dilemma when it comes to Sydney’s…

Revolver

If I had a dollar every time someone recommended that I visit a cafe in the Inner West, my piggy bank would have combusted with a high-pitched squeal a very long time ago. Sure, I have caught myself drooling over the menus of these Inner West cafes more than once, however living all the way…

Manchester Press

With all this rain that has been happening this week I really don’t know if we will be having a real Sydney summer after all! My ideal climate is about 25-26 degrees Celcius – the perfect temperature for lounging in a beer garden, going for a bushwalk, outdoor cafe dining, or a sunbathe at the…

The Hardware Societe

I was enjoying the sun at Manly Beach the other weekend with my mate Brother Bear and I remember telling him that “Sydney is my wife. But Melbourne is my mistress”. While this is probably a strange way to describe my love for these two cities, it is ultimately quite accurate. Sydney for me is home, comfort,…

Encasa Deli

I was long overdue for a visit to my ex-work colleagues and we decided to meet for a bite to eat at my favourite haunt back when I used to work near Bathurst Street – Encasa Deli. Encasa Deli is a branch of the Encasa Spanish Restaurant, but instead operates predominantly, as the name suggests,…

Flour & Stone

“I heard they run out of lamingtons early…so I think we should go there first.” Guessed where I’m talking about yet? Yes, Flour and Stone. You would have to be living under a rock without Instagram, other social media and without food blogger friends to have not heard about Flour and Stone’s legendary Panna Cotta…