Vegan Brunch in Melbourne: Matcha Mylk Bar, 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 Vegan Brunch in Melbourne: Matcha Mylk Bar, St Kilda

The Spotted Pig West Village NYC

My first Michelin Star: A burger at The Spotted Pig, NYC

My first Michelin Star dining experience was eating a burger. Admittedly, this wasn’t in a fast food joint, but at The Spotted Pig, a very popular gastropub in New York’s West Village. It was the most expensive burger I’ve ever had, but presumably, it will be my cheapest Michelin meal. I only have a handful of photos from this evening, and most of them make … Continue reading My first Michelin Star: A burger at The Spotted Pig, NYC

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

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 last Sunday morning making the most of the clear blue skies and sunshine in Central Park. Central Park is enormous, spanning more than fifty blocks from north to south, so we stuck to just the lower part of the park for our first visit. David & I went to the park … 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

Where to eat and drink in Southbank, Melbourne

Melbourne’s Southbank promenade stretches along the Yarra River, shaded by pretty plane trees that change with the season. It’s dotted with street performers and knocks your socks off with stellar views of the most striking city in Australia. Yep, Southbank sounds like the perfect tourist trap. A victim of its own success, Southbank has a reputation for overpriced and unimaginative restaurants cashing in on the … Continue reading Where to eat and drink in Southbank, Melbourne