Guides

Guide to Daylesford, Victoria

Daylesford is my absolute favourite country town. Located 115 kilometres North West of Melbourne, it has everything I look for in a weekend escape destination. Quality food, a town nicely situated on a hill overlooking a lake, walking…

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A weekend escape to Patonga, NSW

Patonga on the NSW Central Coast is one of my favourite weekend escapes. Situated at the tip of National Parklands, this small fishing town is accessed via the Palm Beach ferry or 90 minutes drive…

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Guide to Canberra

Canberra, Australia’s capital city, is often derided due to its relative blandness and public service sector dominance. However, in recent years, Canberra has been coming of age with urban precincts like Braddon, New Acton and…

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Guide to a week in Tokyo

Japan is almost endlessly fascinating as so little of what you experience being familiar. The Japanese have a different approach that is evident in all your small interactions. From the service culture you experience daily…

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Kyneton, Regional Victoria

Kyneton has undergone an amazing transformation over the past decade years. Located 85km north-west of Melbourne, it has become a smart shopping strip and utter foodie heaven. Craft beers and good cooking are on offer at the…

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Guide to a weekend in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a marvellous place being hectic, prosperous and now, increasingly creative. First impressions of Hong Kong are always ‘busy’; so very, very busy. Construction is taking place everywhere and the port is a veritable…

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Guide to a weekend away in Singapore

Singapore has a reputation for being a land of shopping malls, air-conditioned condos and frankly, being a little too sterile to be enjoyable. However, there is a buzz to Singapore right now and a prosperity…

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A guide to Spring cleaning your life

It’s Spring in the southern hemisphere; a time for outdoor living, lighter layers and a general refresh of our homes, closets and lives. Below is our list of suggestions for better living in spring, along…

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Quality Tea, Sydney

Quality Tea are purveyors of a broad selection of black, herbal, Japanese and Chinese teas located on the ground floor of Sydney’s iconic Strand Arcade. In business for over 15 years, husband and wife team Tony and…

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How to make the perfect AeroPress coffee

AeroPress, an immersion method of brewing filter style coffee, is for many of Sydney’s best baristas their preferred method of brewing coffee at home. We talked with Dylan Johnson, 2014 Australian AeroPress champion, head barista at Paramount Coffee…

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Guide to a Weekend in Hawaii

“Let’s go to Hawaii for the weekend!” Non-stop flight with the new Dreamliner, Sydney’s getting cold, why not? A fun spontaneous thought that seemed impossible in the beginning, became reality. Time was on our side….

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A guide to potatoes

One of the benefits of being self employed is that every Wednesday I shop at the wonderful farmer’s markets at Fox Studios. Over the past few months, I have been cooking a lot of potatoes—it…

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A guide to one glorious week in Bali

Bali continues to impress as a holiday destination. The tropical climate, expansive beaches and friendly locals make this a go to destination for a relaxing break; just stay out of the hideous tourist area of…

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