Restaurant Plage

It never fails to astound me just how good life is living on the lower North Shore. I can walk to Balmoral Beach in forty minutes or drive it in ten minutes. If I’m not in the mood for waves, I can walk down to an ocean pool in fifteen minutes, and at the same…

Spoonful Cafe & Living

It surprised me to hear of an organic cafe on my side of the bridge. While being in the foodie circles you certainly hear about new openings and menu launches, if you want organic or “hipster” food, it’s largely assumed that you would need to travel into the inner city suburbs such as Newtown and…

Tamageta-Ya

I don’t think I’ve ever been this eager to have a four-day long weekend. On top of my regular work-play-gym-sleep-repeat routine, The Sister has requested that I make her wedding cake for the big event next month, which of course I was more than delighted to say yes to. Little did I know that this…

Pizza Pesce Birra

It was a couple of days before mum was due to return from overseas, and The Sister, her fiance and I decided to eat dinner out on our side of the bridge as the fridge was desolate. For once I wasn’t feeling particularly inspired, and when I met up with the two in Chatswood, we…

Yok Thai Tapas & Wine

I’ll start off by saying that the full name of this gorgeous Thai restaurant is actually Yok Thai Gub-Glam Tapas and Wines. The word ‘Gub-Glam’ is defined as food eaten with alcoholic drinks, or snacks eaten with or between drinks; the Thai word for ‘Tapas’, really. The Sister had showed me this place some time…

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…