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

Sunday Stories 24.01.16

It’s been a very busy couple of weeks but I’ve been able to work on projects I love, so I’m happy! New gig: Acting Editor at Resource Travel This month, while Resource Travel‘s Editor-in-Chief Michael Bonocore is on assignment in Cuba, I’m stepping as Acting Editor. I still work full time, have other travel writing commitments, including a major print deadline and had 15 hours … Continue reading Sunday Stories 24.01.16

Melbourne Comedy Festival: The Great Debate 2015

On Saturday afternoon, David & I went to The Great Debate at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. After missing the Australian Open and the Melbourne Fashion Festival (and some big cricket game, but like that was going to happen), I was determined to finally attend one of the many events Melbourne is famous for! Last year, David and I watched The Great Debate, huddled up … Continue reading Melbourne Comedy Festival: The Great Debate 2015

Sneak Peek: The Australian Ballet’s Giselle

Melbourne is Australia’s cultural capital, so I couldn’t let another month go by without dipping a toe in the vibrant cultural scene. I went to see The Australian Ballet‘s final dress rehearsal of Giselle, a classical romantic ballet of unearthly beauty. The last time I went to the ballet, it was the free Ballet in the Bowl when I was visiting Melbourne, which reignited my enthusiasm for classical … Continue reading Sneak Peek: The Australian Ballet’s Giselle

Skip the Moulin Rouge! See The Lido

The Moulin Rouge achieved international infamy decades before Nicole Kidman sashayed across the stage in Baz Luhrmann’s film of the same name.  I’d seen the Moulin Rouge, but didn’t realise that the Lido was a similar cabaret in Paris until my uncle made the joke that I could work there with one of his friends, to fund my dream of living in Paris. As I’ve … Continue reading Skip the Moulin Rouge! See The Lido

Free in Melbourne: Ballet in the Bowl

A recent weekend getaway was the perfect introduction to the sophisticated city of Melbourne. In a few short days I fell in love with the southern city which was bursting at the seams with boutiques, laneway cafes, and opportunities to appreciate the arts. The importance of art and culture is reflected in the myriad of boutiques where friendly shop girls know the name about the … Continue reading Free in Melbourne: Ballet in the Bowl

Confession: Why I didn’t love the Moulin Rouge

Paris is overwhelming. In only two weeks it is impossible to see everything on your list (unless you have a really minimalist list). I didn’t make it to the Moulin Rouge the first time round and I’d always regretted it. When I went back to study last summer, it was on the top of my list and I had pretty high expectations. Seeing the famous … Continue reading Confession: Why I didn’t love the Moulin Rouge