What happens when a donut falls in love with a croissant? They make a blissful union and the most beautiful of babies. And so was born one of my favourite weekly treats. Behold… The Cronut. There are a few cafes serving … Continue reading

Make your own chocolate treats

Last weekend, I went to The Sydney Chocolate School  with some girlfriends to attend their introductory course on hand tempering chocolate. It turns out, it’s pretty easy to do… and the end result is definitely worth the effort. First let … Continue reading

Hello world: exploring Malawi

  Flanked by the borders of Mozambique, Zambia and Tanzania in Southern Africa, the tiny nation of Malawi is often overlooked by travellers in favour of its neighbouring giants of the African safari and overland tour circuits. However, during a … Continue reading

Modern Chinese at China Republic

World Square is nestled within a shopping, business and impressive high rise residential pocket in Sydney’s CBD. A relatively new space to Sydney but it’s already housing an impressive list of great restaurants, one of which serves up delectable modern Chinese cuisine glamorous … Continue reading

Italian at A Tavola

I like to think that great Italian restaurants all have their roots around a big kitchen, with Italian mothers and grandmothers chatting away as they work on pasta recipes passed down through the generations. So I love that A Tavola’s … Continue reading

Page Turner: Beloved Homes

If you love a sticky beak into other people’s homes, this book takes you into nine inspiring Swedish spaces with lots of heart and soul. The book is big with beautiful, details pictures that feature many beautiful, little details. There are … Continue reading

Enchanting Villefranche

On a recent holiday to France, we had to visit the tourist hot-spots that are iconic about the country, but then we immersed ourselves in the true spirit of exploration. We meander across the countryside and into the Pyrenees mountains where we … Continue reading

The Last Drop: old world and new world wines

No doubt you’ve all heard about “old world” and “new world” wines. Regions in France, Germany or Spain, for example, would be considered part of the established old world and regions in, say, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and the … Continue reading

Mexican Street Food at Mr Moustache Bondi Beach

I used to live in Bondi a few years ago and was pleasantly surprised to see a mini-Mecca of great restaurants and stores in the new Hall Street complex. The area always had great potential to become an even more … Continue reading

Deep South at Miss Peaches

There aren’t too many Southern style American places around Sydney, so I’m glad one of the most soulful is just around the corner from me. An unassuming entrance leads you up to a fabulous, open space overlooking the hustle and … Continue reading