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

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

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

Where to eat and drink in Southbank, Melbourne

Where to eat and drink in Southbank 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 … Continue reading Where to eat and drink in Southbank, Melbourne

Sunday Stories 28.06.15

On the weekend we had our first non-family guests – our friends Stef & Lachlan. It was so much fun having them stay with us and getting to enjoy our new city with old friends. One new Melbourne must-do for me was shopping on Chapel St – I hadn’t visited since I moved! It was better than I remembered, dangerous knowledge for my bank account. … Continue reading Sunday Stories 28.06.15