travel

5 must-pack items: beach break

5 must-pack items: beach break

With the gorgeous weather we’re experiencing in Europe right now, I’m pretty sure everyone is either at the beach or wishing they were! To help you get prepared (or enable your day-dreaming), here are my top 5 essential items to pack for a beach break. […]

friday film: brisbane is back in business

friday film: brisbane is back in business

It’s a week since the flood waters receded here in Brisbane and life is returning to normal – even my friends whose West End apartment was full of sludge this time last week are moving back home tomorrow! In support of our local tourism industry, […]

gift idea #22: the globetrotter

gift idea #22: the globetrotter

You’ve just discovered that your cousin who has been backpacking his way around the world is now going to be home for Christmas. You haven’t bought him anything yet and it’s too late to guarantee online deliveries will make it. So what do you get […]

gift idea #5: frequent flyer

gift idea #5: frequent flyer

Airlines seem to be getting stricter and stricter about the amount of luggage we can take on flights and the fines for going over the allowed limit are insane. If you know a frequent flyer, you can save her the pain of unexpectedly paying for […]

gift idea #2: scratch off map

gift idea #2: scratch off map

Most of my friends, like me, are serious travel bugs. We all seem to have an incurable bout of wanderlust and a desire to see every possible part of the world. So what’s the perfect present for a wandering soul? Today I’ve got an idea. […]

on holidays…

on holidays…

Please excuse the dodgy short post (I’m typing on the boy’s phone) but my long weekend on the beautiful Sunshine Coast just got a little bit longer and the wireless coverage up here isn’t exactly the best. I’ll be back on deck tomorrow but in […]

in the news: armani opens first hotel

in the news: armani opens first hotel

Giorgio Armani has this week launched his first hotel, which occupies eight floors of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The 160-room hotel features eight restaurants, a spa and three retail outlets. The designer personally oversaw every detail of the hotel, from […]

eating out: melbourne round-up

eating out: melbourne round-up

I spent a wonderful weekend down in Melbourne enjoying the city’s fabulous food and wine offerings (as my tannin-stained lips attest). Here’s the round-up of my favourite discoveries (excluding my absolute favourite, MoVida – it needs its own post to do it justice so stay […]