summer prawn cups

After the first couple of weeks of summer being a total let down of rain and jumper weather, Sydney has finally been slapped in the face by the summer we know and love! High-30-degrees and sunshine! The summer weather always makes me crave seafood, so over the weekend when I was planning a quick casual […]

make :: blueberry lemon icebox cake

We’ve just had the hottest three days on record in Sydney. Much of the state is in critical weather condition with many towns and areas being evacuated for fear of total devastation by bushfire. Seriously, I don’t know how we’ve been functioning in 47°C heat (117F). This cake was a great distraction; it’s no-bake, so […]

:: adventure :: New Zealand part 3 :: fiordland

“So lovely was the loneliness of a wild lake.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe  The Doubtful Sound awes you with its scale and beauty. Vertiginous mountains rise straight out of the water, clouds hovering their tops, smothered in thick rainforest of fern and podocarp trees. Sheer cliffs at sharp angles stoically impose their presence, often with […]

the new Louis Vuitton les parfum :: Mille Feux 

Scent is such a powerful sense. It can transport you to another time and place or transform your mood subtly or instantly. For this reason, I love fragrances. Or rather I have quite an obsession with perfumes and scented candles. However, they have to be quality fragrances, or your senses know the difference. I splashed […]

Fine dining in Sydney | Bennelong Restaurant

Showcasing the most beautiful view of the Sydney city skyline across Circular Quay, Bennelong is an impressive restaurant. A visit to the Opera House always feels special, whether you are attending the ballet, symphony, music / comedy / drama performance, or simply going for a photo wander, the Opera House has the most grandeur feeling […]

weeknight dinner :: steamed fish parcels

a quick week night dinner using veggies from my weekend market bag start with your choice of fish (I’ve used Australian wild snapper), a lemon, fresh herbs (I’ve used parsley,  coriander & fresh turmeric), olive oil, salt & pepper place a bed of sliced lemon and herbs on a sheet of foil, lay fish fillet […]

market fresh

i prefer buying my fruit and veg from local organic suppliers rather than from the big supermarkets. you know it’s fresher and free from chemicals and you get to know the farmers, learn more about where your food comes from and how it’s grown. it’s also important to financially support the ‘little guy’ over the […]

:: QT Hotel Canberra ::

Over the weekend we took a trip to our nation’s capital; Canberra. We went with our good friends Syaz & Brendon and ate good food, drank a lot, laughed til our bellies hurt, visited art galleries and museums, and stayed at the QT Hotel. The QT Canberra is a beautiful hotel with a stylish interior. Apparently […]