Sorrento Beach Mornington Peninsula Victoria

Day Trip from Melbourne: Wine & Sunshine on the Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula has won the geographical lottery. Fringed with beaches and filled with wineries, the peninsula is quickly becoming my favourite destination for day trips from Melbourne. When I started planning a weekend away on the Mornington Peninsula with my boyfriend and our friends; Bianca, Chris, Julie and Michael, I was envisioning a weekend spent between the waves and wineries. I was brought crashing … Continue reading Day Trip from Melbourne: Wine & Sunshine on the Mornington Peninsula

Healthy Brunch in 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 Healthy Brunch in St Kilda

Brunch & Boating in Central Park

Summer is slowly fading in New York City, so I’m glad that I spent last Sunday morning making the most of the clear blue skies and sunshine in Central Park. Central Park is enormous, spanning more than fifty blocks from north to south, so we stuck to just the lower part of the park for our first visit. David & I went to the park … Continue reading Brunch & Boating in Central Park

Chew with a view: Nyshry at South Melbourne Beach

After a bitterly cold week, including the coldest morning in Melbourne in EIGHTEEN YEARS, Melbourne turned on the charm and worked its way back into my good books. My sister was in town (big yay!), so we met our uncles Matt & Thomas for lunch on South Melbourne Beach. It was still cold, but it was so much more bearable under beautiful blue skies! South Melbourne Beach … Continue reading Chew with a view: Nyshry at South Melbourne Beach

Lazy Melbourne Brunch: Belle’s Diner, Fitzroy

My favourite aspect of Australia’s food culture is the lazy weekend brunch. A melange of the best food of breakfast and lunch, you can go sweet or savoury as long as you go all out. There is no rush because you’ve allocated the whole morning to this meal and it’s one usually enjoyed after an indulgent sleep-in. The day is still young and your to-do … Continue reading Lazy Melbourne Brunch: Belle’s Diner, Fitzroy

Healthy Cafes on the Gold Coast

I just got back from a refreshing 24 hours on the Gold Coast with my boyfriend. He is not eating wheat or dairy at the moment and so eating out on the coast was looking like it was going to be a bit tricky – after all, healthy eating is hardly what springs to mind in the city that worships glitzy nightlife, showy restaurants, burger … Continue reading Healthy Cafes on the Gold Coast

Eating in Italy: Breakfast

Breakfast may be the first “meal” of the day in Italy but unlike at home, it isn’t the most important. A typical Italian breakfast is a coffee and a cigarette, and maybe a cornetti, cannoli, crostata, sfogli or some other kind of sweet pastry. In stark contrast to every other meal which seems to be a slow, pleasurable sit-down affair, breakfast is a quick pit … Continue reading Eating in Italy: Breakfast