Australia’s food capital Melbourne offers up exciting dumplings that are certainly NOT what one would expect. Previously you could only […]
Celebrating Bastille Day 2019
The Victorian Bailliage of La Chaine des Rotisseurs held a beautiful Bastille Day dinner for members in the Mission to Seafarers iconic heritage building. The menu was full of French favourites accompanied by delicious wines.
The Power of Social Media
HOW TO HARNESS SOCIAL MEDIA? Enticing others to ‘join’ the conversation.’ Vlogging is one easy way to start with a […]
Hidden Bars in Melbourne
Through car parks, up stairs and down lanes. Melbourne CBD has so much to offer.
Summer 2019 is Hot Hot Hot!
Things to do in Melbourne, Adelaide and Tasmania over the HOT summer.
Following The Snow!
If you love skiing as I take a look into my best resorts for skiing this year. Looking forward to hearing where you like to ski.
Heathcote Wine & Food Festival 2018
Whilst at a recent festival in Heathcote I was drawn to the quality of Australian wines and the outstanding knowledge […]
Fun Festivals, Music & More in Melbourne 2018 – 1st Qtr
What’s fun to do in Melbourne in 2018. My picks in Feb through to May.
Popping the cork with winemakers in the King Valley.
La Dolce Vita Prosecco Festival is a must in the King Valley. Enjoy popping a few corks and visiting lots of wineries. Talks, sampling and more…
Riding easy on a Harley Trike around Sydney
On a recent jaunt to Sydney having revisited some of our favourite haunts around Circular Quay and the Rocks, we […]
Breathtaking Philip Island, Victoria
Just two hours out of Melbourne you can get back to nature and pack in a lot in a long weekend. Some of the things you can do are visit the Penguin Parades, Philip Island Koala Conservation Centre do Cliff Walks, Boat trips see the Seals, Highland Cattle, Wallabies, or sample some yummy wine in the Wineries.
Give in to your cravings
Dieting shouldn’t be endurance or survival of the fittest. We all lose weight at our own speed, however when we […]
Feeling slimmer already! Here’s how
Ok here we are on my day 3 and your day 1. I have already lost over 1 kilo (3 […]
Matteos Pignatelli superb degustation created for La Chaine des Rotisseurs
Our specially designed degustation was not only varied but there were definitely some of my favourites, which I encountered whilst […]
Out & About in the City –Don Pasquale Opera
This opera was stupendous, funny and very entertaining, and the actors who played the leads were superb. In particular the […]
Secret bars in Melbourne that are a must…
Did you know underneath Elizabeth Street pedestrian bridge there is a gorgeous bar under the bridge, which is TERRIFIC! It […]
Things to do in July in Melbourne
My selection is the following: 1. Alternative: Melbourne Magic Festival July 9-12: Northcote Town Hall – Dan Sperry – The […]
Problems with your Apple Products?
Book an appointment online for any of your apple products. They have something called Open Training and you can spend […]
Melbourne Lane-ways are awesome!
Recently I did a guided tour of the Melbourne lane-ways. The superb guide from CAE (Centre for Adult Education) (check-out […]
Woodland House: another of Melbourne’s culinary treasures!
This week I dined at a lovely venue with its high ceilings and stunning large chandeliers. From the moment we […]
Ride to Conquer Cancer
October 25-26 The weekend route is from Albert Park to Mornington – overnight – return the following day approx 200km. […]
Things to do in Melbourne in July
My best picks Paint the town Red: More than 45 iconic heritage buildings in Melbourne CBD will be lit up […]
Something to smile about??? Oh yes we can!
We all need a break on dentistry living in Australia it can be very expensive…so thanks to ‘smile’ we now […]
The Ride to Conquer Cancer & The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers
As some of my friends and family have cancer this is something that I hold dear. This October The Ride […]
Winter Night Market (Luna1878)
I’ve just heard that MasterChef filmed an episode recently at the Queen Victoria Night Market. This is normally held every […]
Autumn Top Tips
Eat produce in season. Currently the root vegetables such as artichokes, carrots, parsnips and fennel are in season. There […]
Carlton Wine Room shows its Autumn Colours
Dining out in Carlton is lots of fun! Every opportunity to attend one of Jay’s themed dinners is always an […]
Recently I was lucky enough to be accepted to join The Wine and Food Society of Victoria Inc. This is […]
Berowra Waters Inn, NSW, Australia
Berowra Waters Inn located on the banks of the Hawkesbury River was a picturesque location for the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs […]
Update June 2012 – From Sydney
Hi all, Well another month has gone by and we are still living in ‘The Rocks’, Sydney – not too […]
What’s HOT in Spring/Summer 2018
It is always fun to get out and about in Melbourne and there is certainly plenty on offer. My top […]
Great Ocean Road is GREAT!!!
Waterfalls, walking trails, superb places to eat. Zip lining, treetop walks, light houses, helicopter rides, paddling through marine reserves …such fun on the Great Ocean Road.
2018 National JCR Young Chefs Awards Dinner
Young chefs recently battled it out at, initially regional level where I had been asked by La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs […]