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Hobart Food Styling + Photography Workshop

You know how sometimes things just all line up and work out perfectly? The stars align and everything falls into place?

Dividing my time between Vic and Tas is actually pretty fun — I get to fly around lots, which is less glamourous than it sounds — but it can be tricky to arrange events around jet-setting. Usually when I spot something cool coming up I’m inevitably in the wrong state at the wrong time.

But not this time!

I’ve been a huge fan of Dearna’s food and photography over on her blog To Her Core for a long while now, and…

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……

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 &…

Day of the Dead Warehouse Project

Hey, have you heard of this “Halloween” thing?

It’s not — supposed to be — that big in Australia. Most years I get surprise trick-or-treaters at my door, which sees me rummaging through my kitchen trying to find anything remotely sweet to give these poor kids, most of whom have probably worked on their costumes for weeks only to be turned away from most of the houses they visit. I remember those days well (sorry, Dad).

This year I got to get fully into the Halloween spirit when some extra special VIP tickets to the Day of the Dead Warehouse…

Merchant: one fine print

One Fine Print online: website / facebook / twitter / instagram / pinterest

Those that know me know my love for simple, natural, minimal goodness.

They also probably know my love of prints, although my rented walls aren’t the really the best canvas for hanging things. It certainly makes finding spectacular things such as One Fine Print upsetting to say the least!

One Fine Print work with talented Australian photographers to produce a range of artwork perfect for covering your empty (owned or rented) walls. It’s a perfectly curated collection of organic and abstract images that make absolutely stunning prints.

The range is…

PAPERLICIOUS: a day of crafting goodness

Please excuse me if I’m a little giddy and all over the place. I seem to have creative juices flowing out of every orifice and I don’t quite know what to do with them all.

Last Saturday I was invited to attend Paperlicious: a full day of crafting, eating and chatting, all put together by the absolutely brilliant Magdalena of Unleash Creative, and I’m still buzzing. It was a day combining all of my most favourite things, and I was on pins and needles all week waiting for the days to crawl by.

Finally bright and early on Saturday morning I…

Trekking around tasmania

First, an apology: sorry for two sentimental, Tasmania-themed posts in a row!

We’re back in our second home for a few days, and the nostalgia is strong. It doesn’t really feel much like a holiday; we’ve slipped back into old routines, old haunts and old friends like we’ve never been away. The only difference is a niggling feeling of homesickness that I didn’t expect — I do miss my new home, as much as I miss the old. Mostly I think I just miss the cat.

Our journey this time is less than a week long, and pretty well-booked —…