Category Archives: Advice

Bodum tea warmer: Chambord

So, the problem, dear readers was this. I like to serve tea to my reiki clients. Most new clients come about twenty minutes before their appointment, but not always. So, while there is an issue of making the tea in … Continue reading

Posted in Advice, Consumer, Home, Review | Leave a comment

Review: SimCorner – prepaid travel SIM cards

Oh, the things I’ve done to get connected to my phone while travelling overseas. Hovering around Starbucks. Lurking outside of airport lounges. And many years ago, to the mortification of my husband, opening up my laptop in the middle of … Continue reading

Posted in Advice, Australia, Consumer, NYC, Travel | Leave a comment

New York City Adventures: The Flower District

I can’t find much or anything recent about visiting NYC’s Flower District, also called the Chelsea Flower Markets, between 6th and 7th streets on 28th Avenue. But as my mother is a bit of a flower fanatic, I found what … Continue reading

Posted in Advice, NYC, Travel | Leave a comment

Men’s Clothes in NYC: Resale, Consignment, Thrift & Outlet

A post on this topic in Paris is my top-viewed blog posting ever… So, an entry about browsing for secondhand and cheap clothes (my natural state of being) in the Big Apple would seem to be in order. But in … Continue reading

Posted in Advice, Consumer, NYC, Travel | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Product review: American Tourister Airforce 1, Expandable Hardside

Luggage has been a big part of my life. I have done a lot of travelling for work, and even in younger days, schlepping my belongings across the country for university required some thoughts about the best way to transport … Continue reading

Posted in Advice, Consumer | 2 Comments

Travel Diary: El Calafate to Torres del Paine (and back!)

If you are travelling from Sydney to Latin America, it seems that the routes divide between your frequent flyer plan. If you are with One World, you go through Santiago (and from there to anywhere else) and if you are … Continue reading

Posted in Advice, Travel | Leave a comment

Home cooking: Rye and molasses no-knead bread

So, the adventures in bread making continue. After my first attempts, I was still enjoying the bread, but I felt confused about how I could be using whole-wheat flour and rye flour and the bread just basically tasted like heavy … Continue reading

Posted in Advice, Food n' Grog, Home, Home cooking | 1 Comment

Sydney Food Diary: Great Aunty Three, Surry Hills

It was clear to me, just from a quick glance, that this restaurant had the right concept for the right location. Right next to the immensely popular Chat Thai in what was once a grocery store that unusually sold Latin … Continue reading

Posted in Advice, Asian, Australia, Cafe, Food n' Grog, Review, Sydney | Leave a comment

How to live: Work is a four-letter word

My pal, Tim Mansfield, sent out a series of newsletters around the topic of feeling stuck. One of the posts that stuck in my brain was about work. Because all around me, friends ask: Am I doing the right work? … Continue reading

Posted in Advice, Blogging, How to live, Writing | Leave a comment

How to live: get a Thai massage

Photo By Tara Angkor Hotel via StockPholio.net I’ve always enjoyed a professional massage, since the first time a friend Rita, who had trained in Swedish massage, introduced me to them (rather than the friends give friends massages that I’d done … Continue reading

Posted in Advice, Blogging, How to live | Leave a comment