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Everyone is welcome at the table – Lentil as Anything

By | May 26th, 2019|bars and restaurants, portfolio|

I recently spoke to Paula from Lentil as Anything in Abbotsford, Victoria about the story of Lentil as Anything and why they do what they do. One thing that we didn't have time to cover in the interview, was the fact that people pay for their food at Lentil as Anything on a 'pay as [...]

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Cocktails and dancing at the Spice Market – Melbourne city

By | April 28th, 2019|bars and restaurants, music|

How long since you have been out to a nightclub for cocktails and dancing? 2019 seems to be the year that I continually surprise myself, because I absolutely loved our evening at the Spice Market in Melbourne last night. It might have been the three mojitos speaking, but I think that maybe there is nothing [...]

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Lantern Lounge for dumpling soup in Collingwood

By | April 27th, 2019|bars and restaurants, weather|

New website! Who dis? It is exciting to write my first post on this newly designed home of arts and culture. Let’s begin with a celebration lunch. Where CAN you get dumpling soup for lunch on a winter afternoon in Collingwood? The Lantern Lounge located just south of Coles on Smith Street has come up [...]

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Exploring wineries on the Bass Coast Victoria

By | April 21st, 2019|bars and restaurants, holidays|

A fun weekend to get out of Melbourne and go on an adventure can be a trip to the Bass Coast. It takes about two hours to get there from Melbourne and if you can’t find accommodation on Phillip Island there are lots of little towns around to explore the region. We stayed at Corinella [...]

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Night photography – Melbourne after dark

By | April 19th, 2019|bars and restaurants, photography|

A really nice adventure on a Melbourne night is to explore the city after dark. It is the perfect place to capture some amazing night photography. If you start from the top of town at the State Library and work your way across the city to the network of laneways you will find there are [...]

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The road hump of privilege on a vibrant Friday

By | April 12th, 2019|bars and restaurants, daily life|

What is happening in Collingwood on a vibrant, brisk Friday night? The streets are alive with people and light. There is a festive, rich feeling in the air. And red wine deepens the tone, adds a smoky depth to the experience of a bustling cafe on Smith Street. I am drinking a glass of Pinot [...]

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First red wine of winter – happiness

By | April 10th, 2019|bars and restaurants, daily life, friends, happiness, professional|

Is there anything nicer than that first winter glass of red wine? So rich and warming and cosy. I am happy. I know that I am often quite happy, but this is a different kind of contentment. It comes from having a purpose and direction in my career. Before now, I had my fingers in [...]

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Talking shop on an effervescent evening

By | March 27th, 2019|architecture, bars and restaurants, professional, school, technology|

It was interesting to venture off the island to a whole other neighbourhood tonight. An adventure, but a typically safe, academic kind of adventure to go and listen to a panel talk about e-commerce. The room was absolutely bubbling with other interested parties. This is a particularly nice quarterly meetup because they put a tab [...]

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