17 December 2017

Plate Up. Traditional Gnocchetti Spatzl

My heritage on my mum's side is Italian; northern Italian that is, right up near the border of Austria. A little town called Trento. As fate would have it, one of my best friends who I met in London in 2014 is also from the same region. She comes from Merano, a quaint village merely 30mins drive from Trento.

I've been lucky enough to visit the region twice now, most recently this year. Every time I go, I spend the weekend with her family, eating possibly the best [and largest amount of] food in my life. Last time I was in town, this little dish was on the menu.

14 December 2017

Eat Me. Lunching With A View At Park Hyatt Sydney

To dine at Sydney's Park Hyatt certainly puts you in good company. Frequented by celebrities, dignitaries and prominent figures alike, it's no secret why they go...

It really is the best.

With its enviable view of the Opera House and its prime location nestled under the Harbour Bridge, this hotel's magnificence speaks for itself... But I got to experience it for myself last weekend, and despite the fact that it was a rainy, dreary Monday, The Dining Room at Park Hyatt still glinted with promise.

10 December 2017

Eat Me. Rooftop Brunch at Zephyr, Sydney

Waking up in a king size bed [tangled in some of the softest sheets] overlooking Darling Harbour was a real treat last weekend. And the day was only going to get better... It was time for brunch, on a rooftop nonetheless.

7 December 2017

Suitcase. A Weekend Away - Hyatt Regency Sydney

Having not been to Sydney since February, it seemed I was overdue for a visit! Time to escape the onslaught of rainy weather that whooshed in through Melbourne last weekend and jet for sunnier skies...

Home for the weekend was the lovely Hyatt Regancy, who has just celebrated their 1st birthday.

3 December 2017

Must Have. My Christmas Wishlist 2017

Is that sleigh bells I can hear? I hope you've been extra nice because it's nearly Christmas! To help you take the guesswork out of gifting this year - I've popped some helpful suggestions below - whether it's for someone else or a treat for yourself - these luxe pieces can't wait to be unwrapped...

30 November 2017

Must Have. Summer Reads

I'm an avid book reader. Always have been. Way back in Year 2 I remember winning the reading award, having read more than double the amount of books of anyone else in my class! What can I say? I started early.

With summer's arrival tomorrow comes many beach days, and what do beach days call for? Why a good book of course! Check out some of my favourites that I've read lately...

26 November 2017

Plate Up. Tres Leches (Milk Cake) With Honeycomb

If you read my Charleston post then you'll remember that I had an amazing dessert whilst in the south. A milk cake called Tres Leches, typical of Latin America that had me 'mmmming' so much I think the people at the table next to me thought I was mad. I knew as soon as I ate it that I had to try and recreate it. Now you can too...

22 November 2017

Must Have. Black Friday Sales 2017

Whilst we seem to be a little behind the eight ball here in Australia when it comes to Black Friday sales, there are still plenty around to be snapped up, both from local and international retailers.

The fun has started early this year with several offers kicking off today. I've got my eye on a few delights for myself as well as some Christmas shopping. Check out the best sales and their codes below...