Seven Sustainable Labels Making Swimwear From Recycled Ocean Rubbish

Written for Broadsheet Sustainability is well and truly in fashion. While a lot of clothing we buy is still made from hard-to-break-down synthetic fibres (including polyester, nylon, rayon and spandex), more and more designers are looking to sustainable alternatives that are gentle on the environment. And consumers have become more conscious about where their clothes… Continue reading Seven Sustainable Labels Making Swimwear From Recycled Ocean Rubbish

Melbourne Sales Wrap: Best of the Week, November 29, 2018

Written for Broadsheet Grace Melbourne In-store Get up to 90 per cent off international designers at designer fashion boutique Grace Melbourne’s warehouse sale. Expect discounts across Preen, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, Talitha, Jonathan Simkhai, Frame, MiH, Proenza Schouler, Sea NY, Rag & Bone and more. Cash only. Sat 10am–5pm Sun 11am–4pm Department of Finery Online Australian-based, Italian-made footwear store… Continue reading Melbourne Sales Wrap: Best of the Week, November 29, 2018

A Flaming Moe’s-Themed Pop-Up Bar Is Coming

Written for Broadsheet Bills to pay, a dead-end job and problems with your wife? Don't throw in the towel, 'cause there's a place right down the block; it's a Flaming Moe’s-inspired pop-up bar, and it's coming to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in 2019. Bartenders will serve the Flaming Moe (or Flaming Homer, to true fans);… Continue reading A Flaming Moe’s-Themed Pop-Up Bar Is Coming

Sydney Sales Wrap: Best of the Week, July 26, 2018

Written for Broadsheet Sydney Bailey Nelson 17 Oxford Street, Paddington Australian eyewear label Bailey Nelson is offering savings of up to 70 per cent off prescription glasses and sunglasses. You could score yourself a new pair of prescription lenses for as little as $40 or buy three pairs for just $100. Shop a range of… Continue reading Sydney Sales Wrap: Best of the Week, July 26, 2018

A Welcoming, Family Run Trattoria in the City

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne Stepping into Pentolina, the family influence is immediately clear. “I realised it’s not something that one man can achieve on his own. It needs to be a full family effort,” says co-owner Julia Picone. In the kitchen, Julia’s husband and business partner Matt Picone uses a pentolina(little saucepan) to mix sauce into… Continue reading A Welcoming, Family Run Trattoria in the City

A Very Cosy Woodfired Pizza Bar for Strathmore

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne Manuel Masia grew up on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, Italy, working as a pizza maker for ten years before moving to Australia in 2013. “Love brought him to Australia,” his business partner, Marc Kovacic, teases – just four months after moving, Masia met his now wife. Masia and Kovacic decided… Continue reading A Very Cosy Woodfired Pizza Bar for Strathmore

A Pint-Sized Diner Arrives in Ripponlea

Written for Broadsheet In the kitchen of Mocha Jo’s restaurant in Glen Waverley, Toula Christakos is perfecting her chip seasoning and prepping patties. She’s been helping out her nephew Christo Christophidis with his restaurants for the last two years, and – according to Christophidis – is indispensable. “She’s like the grandma to everyone, she’s a… Continue reading A Pint-Sized Diner Arrives in Ripponlea

Free Commuter Ferry Trips Between Geelong and Melbourne to Run Next Month

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne In a move to better understand the demand for a permanent water transport option between Melbourne and Geelong, Port Phillip Ferries will offer free trips between the two cities next month. The two-day trial will allow commuters to travel to and from work, arriving in the CBD no later than 8.30am… Continue reading Free Commuter Ferry Trips Between Geelong and Melbourne to Run Next Month

Open House Melbourne Announces This Year’s Stellar Weekend Line-Up

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne 70 new buildings, plus a host of new residential additions join tours, talks, exhibitions and film screenings for one of the city’s biggest celebrations of architecture. Old brick mansions. Vaults in St Kilda. An ornate dining hall for 1000 people dating to 1933. These spectacular spaces are just three of 220… Continue reading Open House Melbourne Announces This Year’s Stellar Weekend Line-Up

Sttoke: A Sleek Reusable Cup With a Shatterproof Design

Written for Broadsheet Takeaway coffee is a disaster. While most people believe they’re recyclable, the thin polyethylene film on the inside of most cups means they go straight to landfill. And, globally, that pile of paper and plastic grows by the billions every year. But, thanks to the efforts of shows such as the ABC’s War on… Continue reading Sttoke: A Sleek Reusable Cup With a Shatterproof Design