Now Open: Trinket Bar

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne At three years old I was gifted a trinket box by an aunt. There were painted floral patterns on the outside of the wooden chest, a tiny ballerina danced on the inside. Beethoven’s Für Elise played slowly, then in real time after I’d turn the dial. At first, it held jewellery given to… Continue reading Now Open: Trinket Bar

Now Open: Polished Italian Dining Arrives in Windsor

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne As Andrea Da Como’s (D.O.C., Baby, Builders Arms Hotel) fiancée shopped in Milan, Italy’s fashion capital, he made use of the time by exploring the city’s restaurant scene. It was when Da Como stepped into Dry – a polished pizza and cocktail bar – he came up with the idea for Tipico, the new modern… Continue reading Now Open: Polished Italian Dining Arrives in Windsor

A Tiny Cocktail Hideout, Behind a Prahran Cafe

Written for Broadsheet I get a familiar feeling when ordering a cocktail at a bar devoted to them. Scanning a lengthy drinks list, indecision sets in, and I freeze as the bartender waits for my choice. Promise Bar solves that issue. “[We didn’t want] a confusing cocktail menu,” owner Vaughan Marks says. “A lot of… Continue reading A Tiny Cocktail Hideout, Behind a Prahran Cafe