Friday, 29 January 2016

The Honey Thief Bakery

My favourite part of moving to Blackburn is that I am now near The Honey Thief Bakery. The only problem is that when you arrive intending to purchase their freshly baked bread, you become mesmerised by their tantalising cakes and sweet pastries. Then of course you have to buy some of those to take home with you... There is some seating but the place is so popular you may struggle to obtain a table. Oh well, their delicious goodies are easy to transport home... if they last that long without someone gobbling them up!

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Liu Xian Feng - Hua Tie Exhibition


Attention all art lovers (or perhaps you just appreciate beautiful things!), there is an amazing art exhibition on right now in Box Hill. Whilst assisting with this exhibition, I have been lucky enough to view these beautiful creations up close. So if you are in the area, don’t forget to pop in and have a look.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

George Tindale Gardens

Welcome to 2016 my lovely readers! I hope you had a fabulous festive break and are relaxed and recharged for the year ahead. I celebrated Christmas/New Year with family and friends and spent some time on the Mornington Peninsula. Instead of dining out during the holidays, I have been indulging in a lot of home cooked meals and picnics but I am now ready to see what new and exciting culinary delights Melbourne has to offer in 2016. I found 2015 to be one of my most favourite years thus far in my brief life. It was filled with love, laughter, adventure, and of course food and I can’t wait to find out what 2016 has to offer... 

One of my favourite hobbies is wildlife and nature photography and The George Tindale Memorial Garden in the Dandenongs is somewhere I often go to find inspiration. Each season the garden brings a colourful botanical display that never disappoints. I captured these photos recently where there were hydrangeas, alstroemerias, brugmansias and francoas putting on a dazzling show.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Eden's Backyard

If Instagramming photos of food is your thing, then you will be in heaven (or Eden in this case...) at Eden’s Backyard. I was invited to sample the menu at this newly open cafe, which is located north of the Melbourne Museum. Eden’s Backyard is away from the hustle and bustle and the Astroturf and hanging ferns create a lush oasis from the surrounding housing estates. The menu has a Malaysian influence which makes it more interesting than your average café fare. Warning! When you show your friends the photos of your gorgeously plated food from Eden’s Backyard, they may drool with desire and become very envious... It’s okay though. Just tell them to catch the 96 tram up from the city with their iPhones and DSLR’s handy... 

Friday, 11 December 2015

Juno and May

Italy 1 in Camberwell is one of my favourite restaurants for date nights... Delicious Italian food served in a dark and moody atmosphere is just the ticket for a splendid romantic evening. So when I found out that an ex-head chef of Italy 1, Henry Honner, had opened up an eatery over the road, I absolutely had to check it out. Juno and May is named after Honner’s two dairy cows from his childhood that were used to acquire a TV... The eatery is open for lunch and dinner. During the day expect some brunch items as well as pizzas and burgers. At night, there are of course some tempting pasta dishes but don’t expect just Italian food... Melbourne designer, Samantha Eades, helped to transform the interior creating a modern space that is comfortable too. There were a lot of mothers and daughters catching up for lunch when we visited and it is definitely the perfect place to gossip and relax. If you are planning a function soon, then you should consider Juno and May’s upstairs function space, ‘The Stalls’, which has a private bar. Check out their website for more details...
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