FAREWELL AND HELLO

If you’re a regular or a semi-regular or a very semi-regular you might have noticed it’s been a little quiet around here lately.

That’s because I’ve been busy working on a brand new project which I am super excited to announce!

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MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AUSTRALIA: SYDNEY

Despite my love of art and frequent visits to Sydney, I’d never been inside the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. It’d been on my list of things ‘to do’ and I’d wandered past its impressive home on The Rocks many times but going inside had always eluded me.

This time, I was determined.

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FLEMINGTON FARMERS MARKET

I love a good Farmers Market. Where the stallholders are locals, everyone knows each other and there’s at least one sausage sizzle.

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MELBOURNE SURVIVAL KIT

I get asked by a lot of friends what to pack when visiting Melbourne – I assume it’s in anticipation of our well known temperamental weather and not just because they don’t know how to pack. So in an effort to answer all their questions in one hit here’s my Melbourne Survival Kit.

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O ORGANIC CAFE : SYDNEY

You know you had a good weekend when you pledge to begin some kind of health/fitness kick on the Monday. For my housemates and I that was us on Monday night after a long weekend away in Sydney. It was hedonistic in the best kind of way – friends, food, sun, lunchtime mimosas, brunch, more drinks and pancakes.

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SORRY IM ON HOLIDAY

Hi friends!

Apologies it’s been so quiet this week but I’m up in Sydney enjoying the (lack of) sun and (comparable) coffee.

I’ll be back with pleeenty of stories and reviews next week.

Have a fabbo weekend!

x

SERVED WITH PRIDE: PROUD MARYS

House-hunting is the worst. As much as I enjoy snooping around other people’s homes, repeatedly leaving work early or waking up at 8am on a Saturday morning gets a little tiresome.

Tuesday’s (unsuccessful) house viewing was made a little brighter as it brought us right near Proud Mary at lunchtime. One of Collingwood’s most beloved cafes it’s been on my list since I moved to Melbourne but the prospect of staggeringly long queues on weekends had put me off.

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WEEKEND WANDERINGS: SEPTEMBER 4TH & 5TH

How’s your week been? I went to two Melbourne Fringe Festival shows – Chest of Wonders & Snap.Catch.Slam. Both were excellent and I recommend checking them out before the festival finishes. Otherwise it’s been visits to Raw Trader, avoiding the gym,  late nights at the office and brownies for dinner (oops). Here’s to a slightly healthier weekend and week ahead…

Have a great weekend!

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Spotted on last weekend’s city hike.

CITY HIKE: ABBOTSFORD CONVENT & YARRA MAIN TRAIL

City hikes are becoming a bit of a habit for me. When the weather’s nice I set aside an afternoon on the weekend to go for a long walk around Melbourne. I usually base my hikes around places to eat that I wouldn’t normally visit, i.e. it takes me approx 1.5 hours to walk to Mister Nice Guy Bakeshop so I ‘hike’ there, eat delicious things and ‘hike’ back.

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NOT A JOKE: KNOCK KNOCK CAFE

Knock Knock!
Who’s there?
Orange juice!
Orange juice who?
Orange juice going to talk to me!

I’m sorry but also… not really. Please comment your favourite knock knock joke so we can start an amazing knock knock joke comment thread – the more ‘dad joke’ the better. I haven’t had my coffee this morning – can you tell??

All jokes aside, serious cafe time.
I saw Knock Knock cafe on Allergic In Melbourne’s blog last week and her breakfast looked so tasty I had to visit it myself.

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