Blue: Alchemy of a colour

Despite many trips to Laos and Asia in general, my love for things traditional textile-related remains far from sated. So it was with a sense of excitement that I visited the NGV last week to check… Continue reading

Wellness Wednesday: financial fitness

So it’s not quite as Instagrammable as the latest quinoa-milk and goji berry smoothie sipped in a hipster cafe, but taking care of your finances is definitely important for your health. Earlier this… Continue reading

DIY discovery: arm knitting

Do you have a list as long as your arm of friends/relatives/randoms requiring Christmas presents? Then this DIY might be something for you. I learnt how to do it in about half an… Continue reading

Wellness Wednesday: easy “peasy” hotel snacks

One of the great joys of travel is trying ALL THE DIFFERENT FOOD. But it’s sometimes a bit tricky to find really healthy snacks – a lot of street food, for example, is… Continue reading

Bali: beyond the beaches

Seeing as I’ve now been home for nearly three weeks, it’s probably time I get my mind back on to Melbourne matters. so this post about Bali is the final one in my travel series… Continue reading

Melbourne Cup millinery in two minutes

Melbourne ladies, if you haven’t got your hat for the race that stops the nation, there’s not much you can do about it now, right? Actually, there is. Make your own in two minutes.… Continue reading

Bali: Destination Denpasar

Although I don’t really think of myself as much of a rebel, when I decided to come home to Melbourne via Bali I knew I wanted to see more than just the south… Continue reading

Tokyo, my Tokyo

Although I don’t need much encouragement to share photos from my travels, a reader recently let me know how much she loved Tokyo and urged me to put up more pictures from my… Continue reading

Top Tokyo tip: the Teien Bijutsukan

When most people think of Tokyo*, I’d assume bright flashing lights, crazy shopping, jam-packed trains and general hustle and bustle come to mind. Of course the city has all those things (and much… Continue reading

Hida: the highlights

If you’ve been to Japan but only ever tackled Tokyo, you’re missing out! Far away from the big smoke*, the Hida Takayama region was a highlight of my recent visit to Japan. I flew into Chubu… Continue reading