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

Acland St Cakes St Kilda

Sunday Stories: Melbourne 22.05.16

I’ve settled in at my new job, and am slowly adjusting to working in an office again. I love having the company of my colleagues all day, and for the first time in a long time, I really enjoy just chilling out at home. When I worked from home, I couldn’t wait to get out of the house on the weekends! Even so, I spent … Continue reading Sunday Stories: Melbourne 22.05.16

Domaine Chandon Yarra Valley

An Autumn Day Trip to the Yarra Valley

One of the best things about moving cities is having new regions to explore on weekends. Autumn is a great time of year in Victoria. Forty-degree heat waves and raging bushfires are a thing of the past but it is still warm enough to enjoy the outdoors. We took advantage of the beautiful weather and made a day trip to the Yarra Valley, one of Australia’s … Continue reading An Autumn Day Trip to the Yarra Valley

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

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

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