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 Dining Room @ Park Hyatt

When I was a toddler growing up into a child in primary school and into my early high school years, there was one hobby I always turned back to: sketching and painting. I drew so much when I was a toddler on every available (and non-available) surface that I could find, scrawling animals (particularly dogs,…

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…

Chimichurri Bean Salad

My ideal temperature is about 27 degrees Celcius. If the weekend is coming up and the Bureau of Meterology is telling me that it’s going to be that temperature on the weekend, do you know the first thing I think of? That’s right – beach. If you’re on my Instagram, you will know that my favourite…

Bun Mese

What do you think your spirit animal would be? We played a lot of games like this among our team at my old office. I wasn’t present for this one, but around the office there were some interesting responses: a girl who admitted she preferred being a homebody to going out called herself a wombat,…

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…

The Original Meatball Company

When I was setting up my new place, I spent a fair few of my lunchtimes walking up and down York Street in the Sydney CBD. My workplace is on Carrington Street, and I’d use my hunch hour to walk to almost Town Hall. I made quite a few pricey visits to Lincraft and Mitre…

Din Tai Fung (Chatswood)

You would think that Chatswood is already overrun enough with Asian food options. Ramen houses, an udon noodle branch, sushi trains, Chinese barbeque restaurants and at least four yum cha restaurants. So I felt a little sorry for the Chatswood branches of New Shanghai , when it was announced that a little restaurant by the name of…

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…

Kazbah Top Ryde

A couple of years ago, I remember organising to meet up with a few girlfriends to go shopping at the newly renovated Top Ryde Shopping Centre. And I remember it being so-spanking-new that there was zero mobile reception, unless you went to your network provider’s store within the shopping centre. It was pretty funny considering…

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…

NQN’s Cauilislaw

I was listening to the radio the other day while I was getting ready for work, and I take my cues for when I’m running on time or late through the timing of the news broadcasts. I was listening absent-mindedly as I went about my business, but stopped in my tracks when they announced the…