Dublin Weekend Guide 2

Dublin Weekend Guide

I lived in Dublin in the early noughties at the height of the “Celtic Tiger”. Real estate prices were through the roof, Sex and the City was a TV revelation and I was wearing the most hideous gold and brown pleather trousers with abandon. And while there were plenty of great restaurants and bars around at the time, many of which I frequented on a regular basis, they don’t compare to what Dublin has to offer nowadays. Yes, thanks to the invention of hipsters, Dublin is awash with artisanal cafes, vegan restaurants, beard grooming parlours and design store pop ups. And I for one am a fan of all of the above.

On a recent trip back to Dublin, I did a bit of research and exploring to come up with my guide for a weekend in Dublin. Continue reading “Dublin Weekend Guide”

Brunch Melbourne 5

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”

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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