Recent donuts

The Sydney donut scene is rather excellent at the moment – lots of variety and something new seems to be popping up all the time. Here are a few recent circular-shaped, baked goods I’ve enjoyed! GRUMPY DONUTS I recently tried Grumpy Donuts and they were…

Dinner at Templo (Hobart, Tasmania)

We went to dinner at Templo on a cold, Tassie evening. The restaurant sits on its own, up a hill and a couple of streets away from the North Hobart restaurant strip. Its outfit is small and cosy, seating only 20 people. Bottles of wine…

Art Destination: Naoshima Island

Barely a speck on the map of Japan, Naoshima is an island town in the Seto Inland Sea.  Quite the opposite of the vibrancy, speed and crowds of Japan’s more well-known cities such as Tokyo and Osaka, Naoshima is a quiet, somewhat remote destination. It’s…

Feb/Mar Favourites & Little Life Updates

And just like that – it’s been six months since I last updated this beloved blog. And that just simply will not do! Despite always receiving oodles of support from my first-name-basis friends, this creative project has not received much readership/traffic in a little while.…

Feeling Alive at 25! Part 2

Read Part 1 here ✨ I have an enthusiastic but unskilled green thumb. I’ve invested in seeds, pots, and various plants but none seem to thrive under my care. My office plant, Steve, currently has mildew from over watering loving. I am half Singaporean and a…

Feeling Alive at 25! Part 1

Hello! It’s me and I’m a quarter of a century! I got this idea from my friend Rachel, to share some facts about myself at this point in time. Please excuse the indulgent nature of this post, but hopefully you find out something interesting in…

☆ May-June Favourites ☆

EAT In true Japanese fashion, Chaco Bar is hole-in-the-wall tiny but massive on tasty dishes and yakitori (skewered meat & veg cooked over charcoal). Since stumbling upon it, it’s quickly made my list of favourites. The grilled rice balls with chashew are a comforting order…

An Evening with Archie Rose

In addition to expertly blended small-batch gins, Sydney-based Archie Rose Distillery offers gin blending workshops and sneak peak tours into their behind-the-scenes processes. Named after a slang word for illegally distilled alcohol (Archie) and its suburban location (Rosbery), Archie Rose is full of passion and…

☆ April Favourites ☆

These are a few of my (April) favourite things ♬ READ Lincoln In The Bardo by George Saunders – As a non-fiction fan, this book (a fictitious imagining of Abraham Lincoln’s time in the graveyard with his deceased 10 year old son Willie) would not have…

REVIEW ~ Adman: Warhol before pop at AGNSW

Young, playful, dapper Warhol. Worldly, fashionable, commercial adman. In the 1950s, Andy Warhol’s formative years as a commercial illustrator resulted in a plethora of chic, witty and elegant illustrations, advertisements, fragrance displays and magazine covers. Adman: Warhol before pop at the Art Gallery of NSW…

Three Bars in Singapore

A few weeks ago, I travelled to Singapore – home to late night roti prata, my beloved extended family, and some of the neatest bars around. Whilst in town, I visited a few new haunts and was impressed by their attention to detail – ice cubes embossed with…

Feature Artist #8: Eloise Maree Crossman

Eloise Maree Crossman, like her images, is both soft and sharp. Often dressed in vintage cloths, and always with rosy cheeks, Eloise herself is somewhat of a dreamy figure of an era past yet our conversations are always filled with blatantly honest criticism and punctuated…

Dinner at Arras

Back in 2014, Sofie and I went for dinner at Arras. After our meal of steak tartare, snapper with confit mushrooms and duck liver, the most diverse and well-curated cheese selection I’ve ever had the pleasure of choosing from, and a buffet of petit fours, I was…