HOT: Jock’s Ice Cream and Sorbet, 83 Victoria Ave, Albert Park

Given the far-reaching reputation of Jock’s Ice Cream and Sorbet, I was surprised to discover that it occupied such a small space on Victoria Avenue. But the unassuming storefront belies the high quality icecream made daily (by Jock!) offered inside. Anyway, there’s no way you can miss the store, as the heat of summer brings […]

The Age Melbourne Magazine

So according to February’s The Age Melbourne Magazine, I’m one of Melbourne’s virtual celebrities :–) In today’s Age newspaper, the glossy magazine insert has a story about some of Melbourne’s bloggers. You’ll meet Lady Melbourne, Literary Minded, Melbourne Gastronome, Planning with Kids…and yours truly, typing away at one of my favourite cafes, Proud Mary. While […]

HOT: Mixed Business, 486 Queens Pde, Clifton Hill

After what seemed like endless weeks of packing, I’ve finally moved into a new house. As we boxed up our worldly goods, I cursed RM’s penchant for book-buying and RM banned me from buying any more kitchen gadgets. So even though I spotted a waffle maker for $20 recently, I resisted temptation. Which is a […]

QLD Flood Appeal Auction

As you no doubt know, Queensland has recently suffered some the worse flooding in decades. People have lost their homes, their livelihoods and even their lives. I spent the majority of my childhood in Brisbane and many of the areas that suffered the worse flooding were places that I grew up in – the local […]

HOT: Little Salon, 71 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

Little Salon is a cute shop in Fitzroy (and the CBD) which stocks a curated a selection of lovely designer things for you and your house. There’s a little range of sweet, muted and draped womens clothing, a little bit handmade jewellery, a little table filled with pretty stationery and a little sprinkle of quirky […]

HOT: Yum Cha Dragon, Shop 14, 427 Docklands Drive, Waterfront City, Docklands

Sigh. The eternal conundrum of Docklands. Every time I visit the area I think to myself that on paper, it should work. There are restaurants, shops, markets, free events, lots of space for people to rest, stroll and ride their bikes, public transport access, heaps of parking, pleasant water and city views and close proximity […]

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