Tucked away on Little Collins behind white washed brick walls sits one of Melbourne's newest Italians, Lupino. When I was told we were being taken to an Italian restaurant with pasta "like momma used to make" I was thrilled. I love those authentic feeling Italian restaurans.
We headed over to Lpino during the lunch rush and found it next to the back of the Melbourne Club tucked along a little side street. The only reason we found it was the small red fox outline glowing above the door.
We ... Read More
Yesterday I visited the best hairdresser in Melbourne - Sunny Ave with the wonderful Sunny. I first discovered Sunny (and her name suits her!) when she worked at a salon on Russell St a few years ago. Bean and I were headed to the Writers festival as volunteers and I suddenly decided I desperately needed a hair cut. Haircuts for me are often instantaneous decisions. Very instantaneous.
Anyway so day of the festival we wandered into this salon and Sunny was able to see me, little ... Read More
The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival kicked off for another fabulous March on the 2nd of March. For those foodies out there it signifies glorious weeks of tasting gourmet samples, watching master chefs or foodie flicks, attending express bar sessions or my very favorite express lunch series.
The express lunch as a part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival has to be a highlight for me. It's a regional Victorian initiative where some of the states best restaurants fling open their ... Read More
I once read that when we walk around we rarely look up. Ever since I try and make a concerted effort to lift my eyes and often find lovely surprises, an art deco facade or grand Victorian windows, someone sipping coffee watching passers from a balcony, art or a little garden perched precariously on a ledge.
So I must admit a little pleasure when walking down Little Collins that I noticed Dame Edna Place. The embellished street sign and golden stars embedded in the street turning a dull alley into ... Read More
Sometimes when I just need a break from work I love to go for a walk. I like to go down lane ways, upstairs, downstairs and just generally somewhere a little different. It's how I have made some amazing finds, an occasional fool of myself (I swear I thought it was a boutique shop not a persons front door) and just snuck away from reality for a bit.
It was on just such a stroll I decided to go into the Hub Arcade (runs alongside and connects to the Royal Block Arcade). It's one of those places I ... Read More