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Melbourne Brunch – Five of the Best

Melbournians are spoilt for choice when it comes to brunching. You can’t throw a stone in most inner-city suburbs without hitting a cafe serving up the most delectable brunching fare. And there is now so much more to brunch than just smashed avocado. International influences are now taking brunch to all levels of awesome across Melbourne.

So while everyone will have their own recommendations for the best brunch in Melbourne, here are 5 of the best, as sampled and savoured by yours truly… Continue reading “Melbourne Brunch – Five of the Best”

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Milano Tiamo – Milan City Guide

Each time I visit Milano I am blown away by it. Not for the same reasons that Rome blows me away. In Rome, every corner you turn, you stumble across one iconic site after another. Milan is like Rome’s cooler, glamorous sister.

While Milan doesn’t have the sheer volume of historical sites of Rome, it has something else. It has in-your-face unapologetic glamour and sex appeal. The streets in Milan are like a catwalk where the beautiful locals strut their stuff with a unique mix of nonchalance and arrogance that only the Milanese seem to possess.

On my recent trip to Milan I got to thinking about what it is that I love most about this city and which keeps bringing me back. You’ll see below, that the style and the Milanese men seem to play a large part here. So before I get to my city-guide, let me first share with you a couple of my favourite things about this awesome city. Continue reading “Milano Tiamo – Milan City Guide”

Paris City Guide – For the Repeat Offender

It doesn’t take long for every visitor to Paris to fall in love with the city. Usually it’s a matter of only minutes. The gorgeous tree lined boulevards, elegant cafe terraces and spectacular architecture, they’re irresistible.
So this Paris city guide is written for the repeat offender: the visitor who has been to Paris many times and fallen in love already, taken a picture of the Mona Lisa, climbed the Eiffel Tower (only to be disappointed because you can’t see the Eiffel Tower in the view from the top) and crawled all over the charming streets of Montmartre. This city guide is for someone who returns to Paris simply to have a little mooch around, soak up the atmosphere, sit in a cafe and write ones memoir (Hemingway-style) and feel just a tiny bit cool and Parisian.

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