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New Kids On The Block: Brunch Spots

Not a week goes by that I don’t venture out into the burbs’ to get my breakfast/brunch fix. I live for those weekend days that I get to catch up with friends and eat good food and drink good coffee. Isn’t that what life is about? Melbourne IS the café capital of Australia (even if I do say so myself. But it is okay) and competition is getting intense with new spots popping up every weekend, or so it seems! Of course I take it upon myself to try each and every one – that’s right, taking one for the team guys! Here are my top three recent discoveries. ONE: Walk Don’t Run, 17 Morey Street, Armadale  For those who know me, you will be well versed in my obsession with Merchants Guild – a café in Melbourne’s Bentleigh East area. I’m still yet to find a breakfast, brunch or lunch spot that satiates my cravings the way Merchants does. I love everything about it; the vibe, the coffee, the food and the service. So, …

A Bit Of Soul Cleansing

I’ll be the first to admit that I am addicted to technology. Addicted to the point where it actually causes me anxiety at times and I can’t comprehend why other people are not similarly attached at the hip to their mobiles. My issue stems from a few things; I work in marketing and social media (so it’s my job to stay well connected at all times), I lived interstate for 18 months which solidified the bad habit of perpetual connectivity and I am type A personality so it’s in my nature to be on the ball, super prompt and slightly neurotic (*ahem very*). So my self-awareness lead me to realise that I needed a break from certain social media platforms and to actively practice leaving my phone idle, so I can learn to relax – it’s actually gotten to the point where I can’t even sit back and watch a movie without checking my phone every 2-5mins…that is not okay. Initially I deactivated Facebook, but I’ve gone a step further to get rid of Snapchat as …

Reflections And Goals

2014 was a big year for me. I began the year living in Sydney, started a new job (which was a considerable step up), flew between Sydney and Melbourne way too many times, had my heart broken, met some amazing people in Sydney, moved back to Melbourne and here we are again preparing for another New Year’s Eve. It’s no surprise that I am quite exhausted and not quite content with the 2 weeks Christmas shut down from work. During 2014, I was pleased to confirm that I have some of the most amazing friends in my life, my family are always there and my dog is still my favourite creature on the planet. I also learnt a lot about myself; I am a control freak when it comes to my own life, I am loyal, probably more forgiving than I should be, I have a serious shopping/fashion addiction and that I need to practice the art of ‘relaxing’ because I have not yet been able to master that. I also became very self-sufficient an …

Diner en Blanc Is Coming To Melbourne

For 25 years, although the tradition was born in Paris, cities all over the world host an annual dinner unlike any other. The location is kept a secret, despite hundreds, if not thousands, of invitees preparing themselves for an eloquent and elaborate evening of fine food, champagne and entertainment. Attendees embark on a journey to the top secret location, from all over the given city, and it is only upon arrival that the whereabouts of each Diner en Blanc (DeB) is revealed. (pictured above: Diner en Blanc, Paris 2014) Sound exciting? If you’re like me and enjoy your food and drink as much as your fashion and sharing a special occasion with friends, then the inaugural Diner en Blanc Melbourne is an event not to be missed. I am extremely excited to be getting involved with DeB Melbourne and hope many fellow Melbournian’s will join in this exclusive celebration. As the name suggests, the theme is always white. Both women and men must be dressed in white, appropriately of course and strictly white wine and …

Getting Into the Spirit…Spring Racing Season

It’s that time of year again. If you’re a Melbournian then you definitely understand that the Spring Racing carnival is THE time of year to get into the current fashion trends and enjoy a track-side beverage. It’s all fun and games until you don’t prepare yourself or plan ahead and end up shoe-less, sunburnt and not so fancy. These are some of my personal tips to get you through this spring racing season. Do your research (not much is required!) for the days you’re planning to attend. By this, I mean, if you’re going to Derby Day – you need to understand that the tradition is to dress in black and white (monochrome). It’s so important to uphold these traditions. There’s nothing worse than not dressing to reflect the theme. A few quick hints for dress codes: Derby Day: black and white Oaks Day: florals, feminine themes on this day Cup Day: go for bold, brights, wear your biggest and best head pieces for the ladies Stakes Day: is a little more relaxed and casual. …