Category Archives: Review

Sydney Food Diary: Rey’s Place, Darlinghurst

Rey’s Place combines all my favourite things about dining in Sydney: new and unusual flavours or dishes; food that comes from somewhere, authentically; and fine dining – I like a casual meal too, but I like to when I can … 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. Jane Siberry in concert at the Camelot Lounge, Sydney. Jane Siberry hosting Songwriters in the Round at the Estonian … Continue reading

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Drinking in Sydney: Corridor, Newtown

Buzzy, hip and crowded. Who cares about reviews? (a review from August 2016, scroll down for an update). Corridor has a good look about it, the open frontage revealing a shiny bar, and in back and upstairs, classic Newtown: it … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Belly Bao, Newtown

Wow. Currently a 4.6 out of 5 rating on Zomato. That’s ridiculously high. I was impressed but this tells me something about their broad appeal. I love Asian food, and I’m often intrigued by Asian fusion food, so to serve … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ali Smith’s How to be both (fiction)

How to Be Both by Ali Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m bowled over by this book. I had no expectations and hadn’t heard anything about it. Neither did the cover photo of the singers Sylvie Vartan and … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Two Chaps, Marrickville

So, walking up Chapel Street in Marrickville, this is a really non-descript street, some businesses which look like they’ve been around for a long time, a school, a boxy old office building. And then BAM. There’s a cafe, full, with … Continue reading

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Book Review: André Aciman’s Call Me By Your Name

[Review includes spoilers; don’t read it if you plan on reading the book and don’t want to know key plot points and issues!] Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman My rating: 4 of 5 stars André Aciman’s Call … 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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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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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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