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Sydney Food Diary: The Lookout, Elizabeth Bay Marina

What could be more beautiful than brunch with friends, next to the water, on a sunny summer morning? The last time I was by Elizabeth Bay Marina, it was still being constructed, so was basically just boarded up. Now, it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lily Brett’s New York (essays)

New York by Lily Brett My rating: 4 of 5 stars Lily Brett is a celebrated Australian poet and novelist, who often writes about family life, including the experiences of people like her, the daughter of survivors of the Holocaust. … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Tandoori Hut, Enmore

One of our friends who took us to the Tandoori Hut said that if he had a death row meal, butter chicken from the Tandoori Hut would be it. The other friend said that it’s noisy and loud and the … Continue reading

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Review: Sasha Velour’s Smoke and Mirrors, Sydney

Went with husband last night to Sasha Velour’s show Smoke and Mirrors at the Enmore Theatre. By chance, we’d been across the street from the theatre the night before, when the Suicideboys were playing. Wikipedia tells me they’re a depressed … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Vino e Cucina, Paddington

We stumbled across Vino e Cucina, looking for somewhere to eat after the exhibition at the Lyons Gallery in Five Ways, ‘Let’s Dance: Celebrating the Life of David Bowie’. My friends couldn’t be convinced to try Tequila Mockingbird (too expensive … Continue reading

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Food blogging in Hawaii

Two weeks in Oahu and it was fun to do some food reviewing here. My mother’s side of the family is from Hawaii and she was born here, so I have visited many times, and have a long food history … Continue reading

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2019 in lists: concerts & shows, theatre, books, movies, TV

(A work in progress…) Concerts, Shows, Theatre, Exhibitions & Words Sasha Velour’s Smoke and Mirrors, the Enmore Theatre. See review here. Books Lily Brett’s New York (essays) André Aciman’s Call me by your name (fiction) Movies Three Identical Strangers: A … Continue reading

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Hawaii Food Diary: Fête, Chinatown

  So, we were after a casual meal and stopped by the Pig and the Lady, on the recommendation from my brother, who works in the food industry, and said this was the hot place. He was right. There was … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Rumpus Room Asian Fusion Cafe

Hey, I said to my friend Davy, as we were looking for a place for a casual Sunday brunch. That amazing little Italian bar is now open for brunch. Let’s try it. But it had an Asian-themed menu, and it … Continue reading

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2018 in lists: concerts & shows, theatre, books, movies, TV

Concerts, Shows, Theatre, Exhibitions & Words Muriel’s Wedding, the Musical: Loved the adaptation and update, music and cast. A fun show. I wonder if it will transfer overseas. Darlinghurst Nights, Hayes Theatre: A thirty-year old musical revived, a love letter … Continue reading

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