Valentines day is one of those days we either love to love (especially if you are in the hallmark business or happily besotted) or love to hate with protestations that's it's a commercial love only and we should declare our love (if we have any I guess) daily and not need prompting from a long dead saint or a baby with bow and arrow.
However, I love the chintz of it all and think its a sweet day to show those we love we care about them (not of course that we need an excuse but really ... Read More
So, in my pre 9am daze (and pre caffeine!) I was a little startled to have a referee jog past me, blow a whistle and wave a flag standing as I was on Swanston St. In the middle of the CBD. On a Wednesday. In the morning.So in my ever curious state (don't mention the cat) I began to notice more sport/referee types all dotted about the area and then I noticed that this section of Swanston between Lt Lonsdale and La Trobe has been reopened and now houses a very pretty new, both sides of the street, ... Read More
Have you tried cold drip coffee? I had never tried this delicious way of preparing coffee until a few weeks when I popped into the newly opened Plantation just on the edge of the Dining Hall in Melbourne Central. From the owners of St Ali and Sensory Lab those guys know coffee. We know that. But wow.
Cold drip coffee is strong, rich has no hint of burnt (duh) and has this clean coffee taste I loved. So, you may have guessed I am very much a new fan! I was browsing through the small retail section ... Read More
On a sugar high yet? Am grieved to say today is the last day of my cupcake-a-thon! Naturally, I will always be on the lookout for great cupcakes but five in a row I think is more than enough to tide us over for some time, yes? So without further ado let me introduce you to Cupcake Central. It's been open for about eleven weeks now in the newest section of the Dining Hall at Melbourne Central (Their Hawthorne store has been open about a year). It has an AMZING and rotating "cupcake central calendar" ... Read More
I remember when I first realized cupcakes were about to take over Melbourne. One afternoon my sister appeared on my doorway clutching bags of city shopping and a small box. That small box contained two cupcakes from the newly opened Cupcake Bakery in Melbourne Central. Shopping was forgotten and we set the box down on the counter to admire the two beautiful cupcakes inside. She had choses a carrot cupcake (brilliant sister) and some other flavour - perhaps vanilla Choc? We put the kettle to boil, ... Read More