48 Hours in Los Angeles

There’s a certain charm to walking down palm-tree lined streets with gentle sun rays dancing upon your skin. It was supposed to be midwinter, and while some parts of the United States were hitting subzero temperatures, I was soaking up the rays in the perpetually sunny Los Angeles. With only 48 hours in the City of […]

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Hearty Modern Indian Food? Yes, Horn Please!

With a wood fireplace crackling away and the sweet scent of aromatic curries, Horn Please in Fitzroy North was the perfect dining experience for a winter’s night out. It was a typically cold Melbourne night in June, and rugged up in my winter coat, the frosty wind still permeated though my body, but entering the […]

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When Big Sis Got Married

It hasn’t gone unnoticed that one of my most well received blog posts is of the wedding of my little sister, Pamela. I get it. I’m not too proud to admit I have a secret wedding board where I pin an eclectic mishmash of wedding inspo, so yes I also love checking out other people’s […]

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Roadtrip: Victoria’s Longest Waterfall

With Melbourne’s wet winter weather fast approaching, last weekend I made the most of the unexpected sunshine and took a 90-minute drive to the quaint country town of Trentham. Surrounded by the Wombat State Forest, as you drive into Trentham you’re greeted by beautiful native greenery. The main attraction however is the longest single drop […]

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Film Review: The Colour of Darkness

Melbourne based filmmaker Girish Makwana, has created a thought provoking film which considers the cross-cultural experiences of prejudice, fear and love. The Colour of Darkness tells two stories, one set in 1965 in India, and the other the year 2010 in Melbourne. These two tales intersect to show the pervasive forces of discrimination and fear […]

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Theatre: A Night at the Cabaret

Velvet seats and bright lights, the electrifying energy of a live performance, and an opportunity to wear my vintage fur while not feeling overdressed thanks to the woman in a floor length cape to my right and the man in a top hat two rows ahead, it was of course a night out at the […]

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Weekend Read: The Handmaid’s Tale

Worlds away from the bland youth genre books we had read up to that point, I first read The Handmaid’s Tale as a fourteen-year-old as part of school-set required reading. Originally published in 1985, this Margaret Atwood novel is stained in my memory as a riveting and horrifying read, yet thoroughly unfathomable outside of the […]

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Day on the (very wet) Green

Thanks to Coachella, the term music festival and conjures up images of twenty-somethings stomping around in the dirt wearing frayed denim cut offs. Music is an afterthought. How refreshing it was that music was front and centre at the Yarra Valley’s Day on the Green. Held at the Rochford Wines winery, Blondie and Cyndi Lauper jointly headlined the event. […]

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VAMFF 2017

As a supporter of the arts and creative industries, the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is an annual event that I look forward to. This year I attended the Camilla and Marc Grand Showcase. Held in the magnificent Royal Exhibition Building and showing both daywear and eveningwear, the show was a true fashion theatre experience. Rich emerald […]

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