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…

Bach Eatery

A bach (pron. batch) is a small, iconic Kiwi holiday home or beach house. It makes sense therefore, for there to be a huge surfboard hanging over the open counter top bar looking out onto the street. The small, cosily intimate Bach Eatery is packed to the gills on a Saturday evening, the walls retaining the day’s earlier…

Saké, Double Bay

My friend M has a funny way of showing her affections. A prime example is over a year ago, when we had the time to meet up every couple of weeks or so to explore what Sydney had to offer. This mostly involved jumping around the inner western suburbs – an area which I was…

Los Vida

My apartment gets hot. In winter, my old-style flat is a snug little haven from blistering chilly winds and frozen mornings – I don’t even need to have a hot water bottle or electric blanket to sleep, and in my housemate’s room the no-longer-usable fireplace is somehow connected to our neighbours downstairs, so when the…

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…

Bowery Lane

I’m a person who has not traveled much, but has traveled enough to know that I want to explore more of the world. At the quarter-life age of 25, I have only been to parts of Malaysia, Singapore, Paris, Amsterdam, Cologne, Belgium, Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, and of course, Taiwan. It has only been recently, perhaps a…

The Burger Project

With the news of Australian celebrity chef Neil Perry opening a burger joint in World Square – every foodie perked up their ears. Justin North’s Charlie & Co has been a massive hit, and so it was about time to see if another celebrity chef could step up to the plate. It’s well known amongst us that…

Match Wine Bar & Tapas

Happy Friday all! So if you had read my last post on the Coconut and Raspberry Brownies, it was my birthday two weeks ago. I had originally planned a big night out in the city with a bunch of friends, but after a long week at work and a bout of persistent headaches, I was…

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…

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…

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…

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…