Airbnb The Loft the Dandenongs

My first Airbnb: A loft with a view in The Dandenongs

Airbnb is a poster child for the sharing economy and has shaken up the travel industry. After working for a state tourism department during university, I was on the fence about Airbnb. I was curious about the affordable, beautiful rooms and apartments available but wondered what sort of impact  they’d have on local businesses, feeling that I should be supporting people who put their heart and … Continue reading My first Airbnb: A loft with a view in The Dandenongs

Little Mule Cafe Coffee Melbourne CBD

Sunday Stories 03.07.16

My boyfriend and I almost spent the weekend in Sydney, but I’m so glad we decided to stay in Melbourne instead. It’s been a few weeks since we’ve both been in town on the weekend and given that we don’t see much of each other during the week, I was really excited to have a relaxing weekend wandering around Melbourne. Drinking: French bubbles by Belaire My … Continue reading Sunday Stories 03.07.16

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

MOMA Monet's Waterlilies

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