Heathcote Goldfields Victoria

A Day in the Goldfields for Heathcote on Show

I strongly advise against staying out till the early hours of the morning the night before you go wine tasting. Poor life choices and dusty heads aside, my friend Liv & I still had a great day driving around the Goldfields on Saturday. Our plan was to visit wineries in Heathcote, for the Heathcote on Show festival, have lunch at Mason’s in nearby Bendigo, and … Continue reading A Day in the Goldfields for Heathcote on Show

Phantom of the Opera NYC

A NYC Classic: Phantom of the Opera on Broadway

When I was in New York, seeing a Broadway show was on my list of essential NYC experiences, along with seeing a Yankees game, riding the Staten Island Ferry, eating a street hot dog and going for a paddle on the lake in Central Park. Touristy? Yes. Unforgettable? Absolutely. Where would the performing arts be without Broadway? New York City’s most famous street has become … Continue reading A NYC Classic: Phantom of the Opera on Broadway

Autumn leaves South Melbourne

Sunday Stories 05.06.15

During the week, I met my uncles and their friends at Smithward in Fitzroy, to celebrate my uncle’s birthday. The cosy wine bar has a 100% Australin wine list and offers raclette, an indulgent Swiss dish which is basically melted cheese fresh off the wheel, smothering roast potatoes and other vegetables. On a healthier evening, I tried out a new studio using ClassPass. Yoke Yoga … Continue reading Sunday Stories 05.06.15

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Monet & Madness at MoMA, NYC

I went to MoMA for Monet’s Water Lilies but what stayed with me was what I learned about myself – namely, that I can leave the country, but I’ll take Australia with me wherever I go. Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art held the two pieces I’ve been most excited about seeing, impressionist masterpieces Water Lilies by Claude Monet and Starry Starry Night by Vincent van … Continue reading Monet & Madness at MoMA, NYC

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Healthy Brunch in St Kilda

If you’d told me a year ago that I’d wait 30+ minutes for brunch at a vegan cafe, I would have choked on my poached eggs. I’m pretty dependent on a classic flat white + poached eggs + avocado combo on a Saturday morning, but I was rewarded when we branched out for a super healthy brunch in St Kilda at Matcha Mylk Cafe on … Continue reading Healthy Brunch in St Kilda

Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens in Autumn

Postcards from Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens (in Autumn)

Melbourne’s enjoying a long, crisp Autumn this year, which is a relief as I’ve been dreading winter since last spring. I’ve been making the most of the milder weather, spending as much time outdoors as possible on the weekends. The Royal Botanic Gardens stretch from Southbank to South Yarra, along the Yarra River. A couple of weekends ago, we went for a big walk through the … Continue reading Postcards from Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens (in Autumn)