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…

Juicy Lucy

The problem with loving food is that when new things open, I’m constantly on the lookout for friends to drag along with me to try these up and coming establishments. Most of my friends and Night Owl are  now reluctant to come out eating with me due to an irrational fear of an expanding waistline; countered…

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…

The Platinum Club @ Turandot, Sydney Harbour

I still remember the first piece of advice my sister gave me regarding attendance at an opera performance: “Don’t be too worried about not understanding what’s going on or what’s being said”,  she reassured. “Just lean back and enjoy the spectacle. There are subtitles, and when you look at them they usually say something along the…

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…

Galettes: Black Star Pastry X Delicious Masterclass

It used to be that if you wanted to learn how to make artisan cakes and pastries, your options were to either enroll in Le Cordon Bleu or a TAFE course. But what about those of us who don’t intend to really look at doing it as a career, but rather want to take on…

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…

The Edwards

Now that its the New Year,  it’s all about getting back into schedule. On top of the start-of-the-year office scramble after a two week shut-down, I’ve taken on another permanent group dance fitness class during the week and I’m certainly feeling all of the luxurious eating and drinking that happened over the Christmas and New…

Dead Ringer

And we are into the new year with our first new blog review! I hope you had a wonderful silly season with your nearest and dearest – I know that personally I spent a lot of it out and about and so I am not feeling overwhelmingly rested and ready for my return to 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…

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…

La Puerta

I’ve noticed that I’ve been attending more South American restaurants as of late, and it’s not something I’m going to be complaining about anytime soon. It’s over the last year or so I’ve learned that South American food isn’t limited to beans, tortillas and queso. While I’m not opposed to a food court burrito bowl…