June 2011

My obsession with Cheap Eats

My rules for living in Melbourne: never leave the house without sunglasses, an umbrella and a copy of Cheap Eats. The weather in the Victoria capital is notoriously fickle, with sunny skies turning stormy and vice versa in an instant. And Cheap Eats has become my irreplaceable little blue book, my guide to this notoriously […]

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Postcard of autumn in Melbourne

I can’t quite past the mental block of seasons in the opposite hemisphere. April showers bring May flowers, and June brings barbecues, bikinis and bike riding. In Australia, however, April simply brings a cold snap that doesn’t quite go away. I still haven’t been able to bring myself to buy gloves and a hat–summer is […]

June 8, 2011 Continue reading…

Skinny, strong and hot: the Melbourne coffee scene

If nothing else, Melbourne will turn you into a coffee snob. I’ve never been someone who “needs” a coffee in the morning: my mom doesn’t drink caffeine, so I’ve always thought it’s more of a mental block than an actual physical need. I did fall prey to the Starbucks claim in high school and college, […]

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Share the Kapiti Love

Today’s photo was contributed by Amanda Williams of A Dangerous Business. Amanda is an New Zealand-phile who recently won a trip of the South Island under for her excellent efforts in Blog4NZ.  She took this photo on the north end of Kapiti Island, a bird sanctuary and nature reserve off the coast of New Zealand’s […]

June 4, 2011 Continue reading…

Postcard from the streets of Collingwood

Until I ventured into Collingwood, I never realized that there was a clear river split in Melbourne. Like the Left Bank/Right Bank in Paris, there is a decidedly different vibe once you head to the “other side of the river.” It rides that fine line between hipster and grunge, with more than enough tattoos, nose […]

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