CÎROC at ICEBERGS

Icebergs is a beautiful Sydney restaurant perched on the precipice of Bondi Beach. It is a fabulous place to eat or visit anytime but especially when owner Maurizio Terzini holds a party.  On Saturday he did just that, throwing a bash to celebrate the restaurant becoming the new ambassador for  Cîroc vodka with delicious cocktails showcasing … Continue reading

PORTEÑO

There are restaurants that garner hype then rest on the laurels of popularity while not paying enough attention to the food. Subsequently what you end up being left with is a glorified meeting place that fleeces your wallet and leaves your tastebuds crying out for more. Porteño is definitely not that kind of place. Since … Continue reading

ONE NIGHT IN THE BLUE MOUNTAIN’S MISTS

Whenever Sydney life gets too much the answer is the Blue Mountains. It used to take the first Europeans weeks of treacherous journey to reach them, they were so impenetrable , but these days it’s only an hour and a half drive . R&R destination : Lilianfels hotel perched on a cliff with beautiful vistas . This … Continue reading

24 hours in the Eternal City

Rome is a city that blows anyone’s mind. It’s a history lesson , a lovers’ playground, an artist’s dream. It’s a city that is built to last forever and awe forever. It is a place to get lost in, walk until you collapse and eat lots of offal.  It’s a place where Christianity first faltered … Continue reading

SARDINIA ! part 1: Villasimius

Flying over Sardinia a gulp formed in my throat at the realisation that this was not , as I had suspected , a medium sized island. Far out in the blue between Italy and Spain it stretched sparklingly appealing but huge. Suddenly a week long holiday covering 3/4 of the island started to form “Amazing … Continue reading

Venice – La Serenissima

Ever since I was a little girl I loved Venice. It seemed so inexplicable, so impossible that an ancient city was built on water that I was unconvinced it truly existed , thinking perhaps the adults were playing an elaborate joke on me. At night I’d dream of Venice with mermaids swimming under the bridges … Continue reading

El Loco

Last night i popped into El Loco‘s opening with a couple of friends but when we got there it seemed a street fiesta was in progress instead. Amidst the sea of people spilling over on the pavement around the restaurant and the Excelsior pub we immediately got a few beef tacos hot of the waiters … Continue reading

Carla Zampatti and Ginger & Smart // Berta (part 2 Sydney’s favourite restaurants)

Zampatti headquarter’s garage , a grey industrial space , nicely juxtaposed with all the colour in this collection. Styled by the multitalented Michelle Jank  the show started in a minimal fashion with simple body-con and slip dresses , then built up to wide leg trouser suits and romantic sweeping organza frocks in white ,royal blue,tangerine … Continue reading

Broome time 2.0

Having been to Broome twice now I can attest that it is The perfect Easter getaway. While most of Australia is wearing raincoats, Broome is a summery 30 plus degrees celsius with blue skies that stretch forever and thousands of frangipani and bougainvillea in full bloom. By late April / May the ocean cools down … Continue reading

10 WILLIAM STREET

Thank God for Sydney’s new diversifying alcohol laws , thank God for wine bars and thank you Paradiso brothers for 10 William street and creating a cool place to enjoy a drink and yummy italian fare in Paddington. Occupying a narrow terrace house and boasting an upstairs smoker’s heaven of a balcony this is one … Continue reading