Restaurant Ballarat - A Weekend Away

Restaurant Ballarat - A Weekend Away

Recently, I was fortunate enough to receive an invite to the launch of Restaurant Ballarat. A celebration of local makers coming together with the finest produce from the region in a culinary showcase for bloggers, and foodies alike. The weekend was spent with my beautiful (and super talented) friends Mandy Banh and Lilian Dikmans and started when we all jumped in Mandy's car for a road trip north of Melbourne.

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Istanbul

Istanbul

This is probably one place that has not been overrun with english for the sake of tourists. very hard to get around alone if you can't speak some turkish i feel, but that did not dampen the magic at all! we stayed with friends on the asian side of istanbul, all of the tourist destinations are on the european side so it was great to see how people live their everyday lives on the quieter side.

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Dublin

Dublin

Man, dublin is such a great place. not your typical beautiful city but i love anything with a bit of grunge to it, think inner-north melbourne for example. i love any place that has been gentrified because you get this awesome mix of old, dingy spots mixed with converted warehouses and factories. we actually stayed in the old jameson distillery in an old industrial park which is now a hot-spot for bars and has a wicked arthouse cinema. 

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Paris

Paris

Paris is just as endearing in Winter as it is in Summer. There are incredible sights to see including all of the ones you know about – the Louvre, the Eiffel tower, the Champs Elysees, the Moulin Rouge – and then there are the most gorgeous little parks and back streets that you can just spend hours sitting in admiring the surrounding houses and absurdly well-dressed children (better dressed than me!).

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