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Where to eat and drink in New Orleans

New Orleans is famed for it’s complex, flavourful regional cuisine and vibrant nightlife. Eating and drinking in the city was an exploration of several layers of foreign cuisines at every meal – American, Southern, Cajun and Creole. Despite having a few must-try iconic New Orleans dishes on my to do list, I didn’t really have a list of particular cafes, bars or restaurants I wanted to … Continue reading Where to eat and drink in New Orleans

Whiskey, tater tots & mahjong in Chinatown NYC

The best way to see New York is on foot. My boyfriend and I would pick a couple of neighbourhoods for the day and I’d jot down a few addresses of any bars or attractions I wanted to see in the area. Sometimes we made it to those places, other times we didn’t and it didn’t matter. We just wandered around, seeing and hearing (and … Continue reading Whiskey, tater tots & mahjong in Chinatown NYC

NYC Date Night Midtown

NYC Date Night: Midtown Edition

It’s extremely rare that my boyfriend isn’t working on a weeknight so we made the most of it while we were in New York City. It was such a novelty to plan a date night on a Tuesday! This NYC date night isn’t super romantic – it was a pretty low-key evening exploring Midtown Manhattan, but I couldn’t have been happier. Whether it’s with someone … Continue reading NYC Date Night: Midtown Edition

Hot Chocolate Hash Specialty Coffee Hardware Lane Melbourne

Notes from a Winter Weekend in Melbourne

My boyfriend and I almost spent the weekend in Sydney, but I’m so glad we decided to stay in Melbourne instead. It’s been a few weeks since we’ve both been in town on the weekend and given that we don’t see much of each other during the week, I was really excited to have a relaxing weekend wandering around Melbourne. Eating: Deluxe Jaffles at Bad … Continue reading Notes from a Winter Weekend in Melbourne

Autumn leaves South Melbourne

Notes from a Winter Weekend in Melbourne

I had a particularly busy weekend this weekend, and despite feeling a bit like I just burned through money all weekend long it was nice to bounce from one activity to another, giving me plenty of excuses to get out of the house. One of the biggest challenges of living in Melbourne (apart from the brutal winter winds) is that there is always so much to do! … Continue reading Notes from a Winter Weekend in Melbourne

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

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