My darlings, my loves, my pumpkin pies… this has been my summer of dreams coming true. A few months ago, I was having one of my usual lengthy email/Whatsapp conversations with my homeslice Rosie from A Red Lip and a Nude Shoe. She was telling me about the epic trip she was planning to the USA … Continue reading Laissez les bon temps roulez: New Orleans!
During my very first weekend in Melbourne, I got hopelessly lost in the city. I was jetlagged, the accents were confusing, and I had yet to spot anyone from the Home and Away cast. Just as I was on the verge of a tantrum I spotted a bright red sign down a laneway. The rest, … Continue reading Cupcakes Muffins and Tarts, Oh My: Brown Sugar Café, Melbourne, Australia
There are few things I love more than Nigerian food. My dreams are filled with towering mountains of jollof rice, rivers that run red with palm oil, and forests of emerald-green bitterleaf. I was blessed to grow up in a home where both Nigerian and Ghanaian delicacies appeared on the dinner table. Whenever I visit … Continue reading A Taste of Home: 805 Restaurant, North London
I was devastated when my buddy Tung from the office resigned, explaining that he was starting a family business. He then said “We’re opening up a Vietnamese street food restaurant in the city.” I looked up from drying my tears, my attention and appetite piqued. Fast-forward a few months down the line and his restaurant, … Continue reading They See Me Rolling: Roll’d Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Australia
Here are my two favourite lies to tell myself. 1) I will be one day become Mrs Denzel Washington. 2) Frozen yoghurt, as opposed to ice-cream, is GOOD FOR YOU. Yes. I know that both of these delicious treats (ice cream and yoghurt, that is, not ice cream and Denzel) are pretty much made of … Continue reading Froyo Frenzy: Yo-Chi Frozen Yoghurt Bar, Melbourne, Australia
Research has shown that eating at Treehouse Lounge is proven to make you more attractive. My research, that is. This sultry, sexy joint on Carlisle Street is one of my absolute favourites. I bring people here when I want to impress (and possibly make kissy-face with them later). As soon as you step inside, you’re … Continue reading K-I-S-S-I-N-G: Treehouse Lounge, Melbourne, Australia
Tucked away between hipster Balaclava and leafy Ripponlea, this gem has quickly become my “go-to” place for brunch. You’ll fall in love the second you walk in– it’s big and airy with quirky yet classy deco. This place is the prize gun in my arsenal- I bring everyone here. So much so that I don’t … Continue reading Eggs and Eye Candy: Hawk and Hunter Cafe, Melbourne, Australia