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

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