• InterContinental High Coffee Stand - The Cortile

    InterContinental Sydney is bringing back high tea and high coffee in style

    With the hotel’s latest addition and secret weapon, a new menu by head of pastry, Simon Veauvy, the InterContinental Sydney Hotel is taking high tea and high coffee and turning it on its head. Thing lush pastries, quality tea infusions, or for those after something with a bit more whack, espresso martinis made with the […]

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    Easter recipe: Callebaut peanut butter cream frosted cupcakes with bunny ears

    Easter is the time for a good ol’ guilt-free binge. Within reason. And chocolate masters, Callebaut are serving the goods this chocolate season with this tantalising recipe for cupcakes that are worth the effort. Preparation time: 20 minutes, makes 12 large cupcakes Cooking time: 40 minutes approx. Ingredients: Cake 300g Callebaut Dark Couverture Fairtrade Callets 54.5% chocolate […]

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    Get free coffee for a year at the new Veneziano Coffee Surry Hills Sydney

    There’s a new cafe in Surry Hills you need to know about. Weekend brunches, workday caffeine hits, tasty treats, the uje, but in a particular style that is all its own – Melburnian style. Veneziano Coffee in Surry Hills Sydney is the newest addition there from the city’s southern sister, offering up the usual with […]


Fashionopolites gather at Nuffnang’s Fashionopolis

nuffnangfashionopolis.com.au The who’s who of fashion blogging in Australia – and those who could be bothered footing the bill or making the interstate trek – gathered today at Melbourne’s cosy, typically ‘Melbourne’ side street cafe-come-function room the Thousand £ Bend. And what a day they had. MCd by David Krupp, country manager of the prestigious blogger […]

Are you coming to Fashionopolis? 12 May ’12. Be there.

Love fashion? Love Fashionopolis. Do you live fashion, know how to write, adore clothes and fancy yourself a blogger? Or better yet, care to do so? Then you’ll love this event. Lagerfeld himself wouldn’t miss it… were it not for his being on the other side of the planet. It’s the industry’s first fashion-focused event […]

I have a thing for Mister Mode

In its second year since relaunching in 2011, Mister Mode took to the streets of Melbourne for the enjoyment of many a pre-loved fashion fan. Held last Saturday night at 222 Johnston Street in Melbourne’s north-of-the-river suburb of Collingwood, the Fashion Night Market welcomed in the city’s fashion conscious and socially savvy in a celebratory […]

Love the loved at Take2

The ornate, yellowing cornices of spaciously generous Northcote Town Hall stared down at the bustling men and women below as they lovingly fondled pre-loved vintage pieces brought together from the furthest reaches of Melbourne’s households by the stallholders at Take2 Markets. One sleepy Sunday, the queenlike quartet of Irish Rivera, Ilker Kale, Chris Rivera and I made the trek from our […]

Bangin’ Bang & Olufsen

With a new president and CEO and a constantly growing global network of retail and branding, it seemed only fitting that Bang & Olufsen reopened its Melbourne CBD store for the enjoyment of digital enthusiasts and top quality electronics lovers recently. Zagame’s Maserati and Ferrari cars were parked auspiciously out the front of the beaming, pristine new store, […]

Hair, nail and beauty lovers unite!

Salon Melbourne is the country’s biggest hair, beauty and nail lovers gathering of epic proportions and took place last weekend at Jeff’s Shed for the enjoyment of countless people. I paid a visit to the expo on Saturday 31 March 2012 and found that apparently this year with new director Julia Erben and more exhibitors […]

Post-LMFF, we welcome Salon Melbourne

We’re all still reeling from the magic and wonderment of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival – what a time it was. So in true post-event celebratory homage to the design and divinity of the garments, beauty of the models and skills behind the people who make them so, Salon Melbourne is coming to town. Those who […]

What makes a man moist?

Supple skin is beautiful. That’s why I always try to ensure I have it. As the skin ages, cell regeneration slows and falters and the sun, environment, foods and other things we force our body to endure take effect, we notice changes in our appearance. Feint lines show, skin if left untreated can become dry, […]

I know nothing of good virtue. The Madam, however…

On one Friday afternoon (24 February 2012), for no particular reason other than the call of haute couture in sweet old Melbourne town, Meagan Harding from Style Farm and I paid a visit to our virtuous Madam in the city. No, she does not divvy out services to the highest-paying gentleman; she is not actually […]

Get flocked! Hasti Bala opens its doors

Purple, green, black, red; all the colours! It’s all there! Smothering the walls, the floor, the furniture, Hasti Bala certainly knows how to make a statement when it comes to winning the hearts of Melbourne’s creative, fashion and style crowds. With the all-seeing elephant head that is precariously pinned up against the far wall, guests […]