Trunk Town Garden Drinks in Summer

Do you like gardens? Pretty lights? Eating and drinking in gardens with pretty lights?

(Of course you do, who doesn’t? What a silly question)

If you’re Melbourne-bound and looking for a place fitting the above description — you’re in luck. Trunk just happens to have the biggest Beer Garden in Melbourne, and it’s right in the heart of the CBD. It’s also home of some delicious Mediterranean food and insanely spectacular cocktails, which we happened to discover on our visit there last week.

It’s the kind of place you might head to in the middle of the afternoon for a late lunch……

Threads: backpacks + rucksacks

Ermigerd you guys, latest obsession.

I do an awful lot of plane-hopping for work, and since my post on thisispaper’s bags back in November, I can’t get the thought of them out of my head. I’m pretty sure I finally need to invest in a good quality (and super sexy) backpack to take on my travels. Luggage with wheels is so 2015, amirite?

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The Hood Food Guide + Colonel Tan’s

Attention fellow Melbournians, Australians and food-lovers. There’s a super cool new thing in town, and you’re going to love it.

(I apologise in advance for making you hungry)

The Hood Food Guide is your new staple for eating in the city. They publish entertaining, honest, and short videos of the best food in Melbourne, as decided by the suburb’s top chefs. Who better to take you on a virtual tour of the area than a local — and a professional foodie at that!

The first episode is out, and it’s totally fantastic. Nick Coulter, co-owner of Hanoi Hannah, Saigon Sally &…

DIY: balsa wood christmas tree

CHRISTMAS TIME OH MY GOD YOU GUUUUIZ.

I know I’ve already waxed lyrical about the jolliest of seasons in last years’ Christmas DIY, but just to reiterate: I really, really like Christmas. The songs, the tinsel, the santa; I love the lot.

This year’s DIY requires a little less fiddling and a lot less sewing skills — hooray! — and is a fairly quick project for a pre-Christmas sunny Sunday afternoon (or a wintery one for you Northern Hemispherians).

You will need:
Balsa wood
Pencil + ruler
Stanley knife / craft knife / scalpel
Paint + paintbrush
Masking tape

Step one:
Cut your balsa wood into two…

Merchant: woodfolk

I always enjoy stumbling upon something new and great to share, and it’s even more exciting when that thing also happens to also be socially and sustainably great!

Woodfolk is a creative accessories brand by Australian jeweller and designer Julia Denes, in collaboration with artisans from Nepal. Sustainably-grown Nepalese hardwood is used, along with natural or non-toxic dyes, to create the most gorgeous jewellery, bags and scarves.

The collaboration with these small family-run businesses is fantastic; creating opportunity, self-determination, support and hope through social entrepreneurship, and it definitely makes this one inspiring label to keep your eye on!

 
woodfolk online:…

The Pie Project: momofuku crack pie

Recipe adapted from Momofuku Milkbar

This pie has been on the list for a long time. Even in the days before the project, my Momofuku-loving boyfriend had this recipe flagged for a rainy day. It was actually quite a lovely, sunny Spring day when we decided to finally give it a go last week — but luckily I think crack pie tastes pretty amazeballs in any weather.

It’s a pretty lengthy recipe, but doesn’t actually take that long to complete — you can even make each component separately and combine later if you don’t have the time.

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Five Things

Happy Friday, pretty people! I hope you’ve had a good one — I know I certainly did!

I had a blast at the Day of the Dead Warehouse Project on Saturday, scoring two VIP tickets for Halloween, and I’ll be headed to a super schneaky Schweppes for some underground London-themed fun this weekend too. Watch out for a post on that later this week!

No matter how your week has turned out, I have five little things to share with you that will hopefully make it even better:

01. | These stunning images of Alex May’s trip through Scotland, via Ignant…