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I’m on holidays

A quick note to say I know I’ve been MIA lately with the blog posts. It’s been a busy few months with moving house, organising my wedding AND honeymoon on top of my full-time job! We got married on the weekend and are now in the beautiful Maldives for the first leg of our honeymoon. […] Read more…

Three Blue Ducks @ Byron Bay

A group of friends and I headed to Byron Bay for an extra long weekend to celebrate a friend’s 40th birthday. It was the first weekend of Spring and the weather was fantastic. We walked to the Byron Bay Lighthouse and the most eastern point of the Australian mainland. We hit up the beach, some […] Read more…

Esquire Brisbane sponge cake

Degustation @ Esquire

Earlier this year, J organised a surprise weekend away. I didn’t know where we were going. He had packed a suitcase, called an uber which took us to the airport, and we went straight through the security gate, and I still didn’t know where we were going! He finally let on that we were going […] Read more…

Eating in Chiang Mai – Part 2

Following on from Eating in Chiang Mai – Part 1… On Day 3 in Chiang Mai, we had booked ourselves on a tour of the Elephant Nature Park just outside the city. The Elephant Nature Park is a rescue centre for elephants who can recover after being abused and can roam free. This was a real […] Read more…

Chiang Mai Saturday Night food market

Eating in Chiang Mai – Part 1

So I’m finally getting around to writing about my food adventures in South East Asia late last year. For J’s milestone birthday, a group of us headed overseas to celebrate. We traveled to Chiang Mai in Thailand, Luang Prabang in Laos, various parts of Vietnam with a final stop in Singapore. It started off with […] Read more…

Cuppaflower totoro chiffon cakes

Brunch @ Cuppaflower (Sydney)

My friends and I had brunch at Cuppaflower in Sydney a couple of months ago. I had heard good things about the newish café but I must admit, I was there for the Totoro chiffon cakes! I could see them in the display window in two flavours – matcha and black sesame. There were also […] Read more…

Matcha Mylkbar matcha chicken burger

Lunch in Melbourne

Following on from my breakfasts, desserts and sweets in Melbourne posts, I’ve put together some lunches in Melbourne. Tipo 00 I’d heard good things about Tipo 00 and fortunately the restaurant was extremely close to my hotel. The restaurant was one of the few on my hit list that was still serving food around 2.30pm. […] Read more…

Spice Temple steamed eggplant

Dinner @ Spice Temple Sydney

While visiting Sydney for the weekend, my friends made a dinner reservation at Neil Perry’s Spice Temple. The entrance was a little inconspicuous and we only found it as we noticed the street number displayed on the building. The front door was covered in an LCD sceen playing a loop of curtains unravelling. We pushed […] Read more…

Desserts and snacks in Melbourne

During my week away in Melbourne, I hit up a few dessert places during the day as I love my sweets! (Also, see my Breakfast in Melbourne post for ideas on breakfast stops). The Dessert Kitchen I tried the Nippon warabi ($10.50) aka the raindrop cake with house made matcha balls and red bean. The […] Read more…

Lunch @ Dinner By Heston Blumenthal

J and I treated ourselves to Friday lunch at Dinner By Heston while in Melbourne. As with thousands of others, I was disappointed that I wasn’t one of the lucky lottery winners to dine at the Fat Duck, but was glad I could book into Dinner By Heston. We dined at lunch to save a […] Read more…