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Delicate Desserts in a Bright, Airy New Prahran Patisserie

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne Powder-pink tiling, blond-wood panelling and plush velvet seating; Pierrick Boyer’s new self-titled cafe and patisserie echoes the delicate, light nature of a French pastry. “The fit-out was important,” French-born Boyer says. “I wanted the place to have space, and to be relaxed and casual.” The former Le Petit Gateau and RACV … Continue reading Delicate Desserts in a Bright, Airy New Prahran Patisserie

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

6 reasons to join a sports team as an adult

Written for Fashion Journal No more excuses. We’ve all got that friend that can’t make Sunday brunch because it’s game day. Or isn’t available for a mid-week coffee catch up because they’ve got training. I am that friend. For the past 10 years I’ve been playing soccer, and as enthusiastic as I am about it, … Continue reading 6 reasons to join a sports team as an adult

Prada releases a range of completely unnecessary yoga mats

Written for Fashion Journal Go full Real Housewives of Melbourne with Prada’s latest (and utterly ridiculous) yoga mat collection. The limited-edition range comes in three reissued hibiscus colours ­– cherry red, army green and bright blue – as well as the iconic banana print from the house’s spring 2011 collection. Made in Italy, they’re the flawless accessory … Continue reading Prada releases a range of completely unnecessary yoga mats