food and drink

monthly favourites: july

monthly favourites: july

Fashion: I hit the sales hard this month but my favourite purchase is actually something I bought full-price (quelle horreur!) I am completely smitten with Anthropologie’s Tenaya Jumpsuit (1). It’s so cute and comfortable, perfect with flat sandals during the day or with heels for […]

monthly favourites: june

monthly favourites: june

Fashion: I am completely in love with my new Karen Millen dress (1). It’s currently on sale and still available in most sizes as I write, both from Bloomingdale’s and also from Selfridges (which ships internationally – bonus points!). At £110, it’s a bargain for […]

gift idea #13: the domestic goddess

gift idea #13: the domestic goddess

I’m definitely not a domestic goddess (though I am currently attempting to find the perfect cupcake recipe) but that doesn’t mean I don’t love beautiful things for my home. I’m sure any domestic goddess (or goddess-in-training) would be delighted to receive a beautiful cookie jar […]

gift idea #23: get baking!

gift idea #23: get baking!

Christmas is only two sleeps away and the stores are complete and utter madness. If you’ve left your Christmas shopping to the last minute, why not bake up something special instead! I’m not the best chef in the world so I’ve turned to my blogroll […]

gift idea #7: shopNBC suggestions

gift idea #7: shopNBC suggestions

You might remember a couple of months back, I wrote about the great range of jewelry available at ShopNBC and mentioned that sometimes there’s no substitute for real jewels (hint, hint…) Well now that the holidays are upon us, you might like to check ShopNBC […]

eating out: mu’ooz

eating out: mu’ooz

On Saturday night, the boy and I were looking for something a little bit different for dinner. We started off by working our way through each continent and settled on Africa. We enjoyed Ethiopian for one of our earliest dates in DC so I was […]

eating out: vine

eating out: vine

Our housemate is leaving town so we all headed out for a final meal together. He’s a fan of Italian so we decided to try a leisurely Sunday lunch at Vine in New Farm. We headed to the restaurant around 1.30pm and found it to […]

eating out: little greek taverna

eating out: little greek taverna

Last Thursday, my girlfriends took me out for an early birthday dinner at a place that will now be known as my favourite West End restaurant – the Little Greek Taverna. Nestled on the corner of Browning, Melbourne and Boundary Streets, this little piece of […]

eating out: ginga emporium

eating out: ginga emporium

Where do you go for date night when one of you feels like sushi but the other wants something hot and greasy? The recently-opened Ginga at Emporium apparently. Unlike its sister store at Southbank, Ginga at Emporium feels quite cozy and would be perfect for […]

eating out: mecca bah

eating out: mecca bah

Mecca Bah is one of those restaurants I’d wanted to try for ages so when it was up to me to choose a place for dinner with the girls, it was top of mind. According to its website, Mecca Bah provides a modern interpretation of […]

eating out: bamboo basket

eating out: bamboo basket

I had been looking forward to trying Bamboo Basket after some friends of ours raved that it had the best dumplings after Din Tai Fung. So last Friday night we headed over to see if the claim was true. The Grey Street restaurant looks great […]

eating out: punjabi palace

eating out: punjabi palace

There’s no better way to spend an evening than with a big group of friends, a few bottles of wine and amazingly good Indian food. I was fortunate enough to enjoy all of the above over the weekend. There are several Indian restaurants along Melbourne […]