Melbourne Night Noodle Markets

Melbourne’s Night Noodle Markets: Classics, cult favourites & a pinch of crazy

The Night Noodle Markets sweep through Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney for a couple of weeks every year celebrating the diversity of Asian cuisine. Australian cuisine is heavily influenced by Asia, and for many Australians a typical weekend dinner is just as likely to involve dumplings, pho or a chilli-laden salad as it is a parma, fish and chips or Sunday roast. It’s one of my … Continue reading Melbourne’s Night Noodle Markets: Classics, cult favourites & a pinch of crazy

Balthazar NYC: Where Paris meets New York

Paris and New York. My two favourite cities, two great rivals. Can you think of anywhere that inspires love-hate relationships like these two? Or tops as many bucket lists? Or inspires as many books? Their similarities and differences have even inspired a book of their own! Love them or hate them, you can’t deny that they’re a power couple. When I was in New York, … Continue reading Balthazar NYC: Where Paris meets New York

Arbory Afloat Floating Bar Melbourne

Blink & You’ll Miss It: Melbourne’s pop up floating bar

It is shaping up to be a summer spent on the water. Well, at bars on the water, anyway. A few weeks ago I was tucking into fresh oysters and lobster rolls in Hell’s Kitchen on NYC’s Floating Lobster Shack, and back in Melbourne last weekend I was sipping on sparkling and rose on Melbourne’s first floating bar. Melbournians love a good trend, love a pop-up … Continue reading Blink & You’ll Miss It: Melbourne’s pop up floating bar

A Sunset Cruise on NYC’s Floating Lobster Shack

New York City is notoriously expensive. The city wages a war on your wallet from the second you touch down at JFK and doesn’t let up till Manhattan is a blip on the horizon. Which is why I can’t believe that one of my favourite experiences in New York City, a sunset cruise along the Hudson, was basically free. I caught up with an American … Continue reading A Sunset Cruise on NYC’s Floating Lobster Shack

Brunch & Boating in Central Park

Summer is slowly fading in New York City, so I’m glad that I spent Sunday morning making the most of the clear blue skies and sunshine in Central Park. We hired a boat and spent some time on the lake, before brunch overlooking the water at the Loeb Boathouse. Simple, but it was one of my favourite experiences in New York City. Central Park is … Continue reading Brunch & Boating in Central Park

Chew with a view: Nyshry at South Melbourne Beach

After a bitterly cold week, including the coldest morning in Melbourne in EIGHTEEN YEARS, Melbourne turned on the charm and worked its way back into my good books. My sister was in town (big yay!), so we met our uncles Matt & Thomas for lunch on South Melbourne Beach. It was still cold, but it was so much more bearable under beautiful blue skies! South Melbourne Beach … Continue reading Chew with a view: Nyshry at South Melbourne Beach

The Gelato Diaries: France, Italy & Greece

If there was a day during our trip from Paris-Athens that we didn’t each gelato, it evidently wasn’t worth remembering. Gelato, sorbet and on one occasion, plain old ice cream, was an essential party of our daily diet because this is what you do when you’re it’s summer, you’re in Europe with your best friend and you’re twenty years old. Sorbet at Berthillon, Paris On my … Continue reading The Gelato Diaries: France, Italy & Greece