melbourne

Australia, melbourne, mount hotham, ski, snow, travel, winter

From the ridiculous to the sublime

From the ridiculous to the sublime

Hume Highway, a matchbox-sized hatchback, stuffed to the gunnels with padded clothing, the Mountains still three hours away. Children screaming in the back. Father screaming in the front: “Don’t make me come back there!”. Me, staring out the window at the landscape just outside of frosty Melbourne, thinking “…this is […]

July 23, 2011 ×

acland st, cicciolina, expat life, home, melbourne, restaurants, south melbourne market, st kilda, travel, visitors

Going home

Going home

Home As an expat, one only seems to return home for an event or a catch up. If it’s for an event, you catch up with as many people as you can while you’re there, and if you come back purely for a catch up, you try and schedule it […]

June 19, 2011 ×

Dubai, Dubai Marina, Dubai restaurants, Frankie's, melbourne, restaurants, reviews

Flashbacks at Frankie’s

Flashbacks at Frankie’s

I have just been transported back to Melbourne, circa 1995. I am sitting on plush ribbed velvet in a jockey-owned restaurant. There is deep red carpet, white linen, a balsamic/olive oil combo bottle, and a waitress looming over me with a titanic-sized pepper mill. But then again, if it was […]

February 3, 2011 ×