Month: March 2010

in the news: there’s nothing like oz

in the news: there’s nothing like oz

According to Tourism Australia, there’s nothing like Australia. From The Age (which also features TA’s video): Australians will be invited to go into bat for Australian tourism as part of the first phase of a global tourism campaign that turns traditional tourism advertising on its […]

eating out: mamak

eating out: mamak

I spent the weekend in Sydney with my hard-working boyfriend who was down there for a job. While this did leave me quite a bit of free time to catch up on some shopping, we caught up for dinner on Saturday night at a little […]

lusting for: winter fashion

lusting for: winter fashion

Earlier this month Myer launched their Autumn-Winter 2010 collection at the Melbourne Fashion Festival and today I dropped into the Brisbane show to see what the lovely Jennifer Hawkins and the Myer team have deemed fashionable as weather cools down. Brunette I’m ahead of the […]

drink up: mana bar

drink up: mana bar

On Monday night, I joined my housemates for a tipple at Australia’s first gaming bar, Mana Bar. As expected, I was one of only three girls in the bar but the crowd was a pleasant mix of uni students and professionals with only a couple […]

in the news: snaps for obama!

in the news: snaps for obama!

My love affair with the leader of the free world continues! Barack has successfully signed his US$940 billion healthcare reform into law. I think the man deserves a holiday (in Queensland – especially after he had to cancel his trip to Australia to get this […]

avenue q

avenue q

After viewing some of the Avenue Q songs on YouTube a while back, I had really been looking forward to seeing the show on the stage. It was particularly exciting that I didn’t even have to travel to see it, with the Australian touring cast […]

at the movies: a single man

at the movies: a single man

I was lucky enough to receive tickets to a preview of Tom Ford’s first film and I went into the screening without a very clear idea on what the plot would be. I’ll admit the narrative wasn’t exactly what I was expecting but I’m very […]

tasty treats: pannacotta with granita

tasty treats: pannacotta with granita

While it may not feel like it yet, summer is at an end and cooler weather is on the way. To celebrate the last few days of warmth, I’m contemplating knocking up a batch of my favourite summer dessert – white chocolate pannacotta with champagne […]

in the news: the power of invisibility

in the news: the power of invisibility

When I was a kid, I always thought life would be far more interesting if I had the power of invisibility. If I could make myself invisible on cue, I could get up to all kinds of mischief. I’d even settle for a Harry Potter-esque […]

lusting for: mad men barbies

lusting for: mad men barbies

While the title of this post might conjure images of crazed men throwing meat on a grill while grunting and downing a cold one, it actually relates to something much more refined. Mattel is launching a “Mad Men” Barbie Doll line based on characters from […]

another reason to hate uggs

another reason to hate uggs

I’ve never been a fan of the ugg boot. I know I’m Australian and, once upon a time, uggs were too so I should embrace them in a show of patriotism but I just can’t bring myself to do it. Do people not realise the […]

in the news: obamamania!

in the news: obamamania!

I don’t know if it’s a by-product of working in DC during the first year of Obama’s presidency but I suffer from a slight preoccupation with the First Family of the United States. Then again, the whole world seems to enjoy a bit of Obamamania […]