RESTAURANTS

Call the fire brigade, it’s flaming hot at The Modern Eatery. Swan St’s new contemporary house of Aburi, harnesses the power of flame, to lightly sear seafood by blowtorch. The technique o...

Albert Camus once said ‘ Maybe it’s not about the happy ending. Maybe it’s about the story’. At Camus in Northcote, immerse yourself in a culinary journey. The story is French ...

Igni sees Victoria’s prodigal son return to the realm of regional dining. As quarter life and mid life crises ensue, a stint overseas is a natural cure for monotony. So off Aaron Turner went, to...

Wilson & Market’s Brasserie is Paul Wilson’s final puzzle piece. The Brasserie joins the the Luxe Bar and the Lifestyle bar that resides in Prahran Market. The trilogy is now complete....

CAFÉS

Au79 is the megalopolis of the cafe sphere. It’s Melbourne’s biggest cafe to date. Named after the element Gold or ‘ AU’ on the periodic table, the team have set golden expecta...

Kingsway brings me back to my teenage years. Those driverless days, catching the Glen Waverley line. Back then, it was an orderly spectacle of ‘nightlife’. The Western and Asian communitie...

You won’t draw the short straw at Short Straw, Hawthorn. Chef Jose Chavez (Stones of the Yarra Valley, Collective Espresso) takes Short Straw under his credentialed belt. The food has a healthy ...

Cheeky Chewies is of two worlds. One side appeals to the Aussie larrikin: chicken wings, burgers and parmas. The other side,  journeys to the east. Brother and sister team, open a cafe where east mee...

ISIT cafe emerges as a strong contender in the South. There’s no denying, inner city cafes spread like gastronomic cyclones. In the wise words of ‘ Queer Eye for the Straight  Guy’,...

Smak your lips for a cafe that delivers nutrition and taste. “We know that creating healthy, portion controlled meals, that taste like Christmas is no mean feat’. Catering to the activewea...

TRAVEL

RACV Torquay Resort is perched on the beach front town of Torquay. The surfing and beach capital of Victoria, is a fitting escape from the fast pace of city life. The ho-hum daily grind and dreary &#...

A Lava hike is the best way for adventurous hikers to see lava up close. By up close, I mean ‘poke-with-a-stick’ up close.  In an exhilarating experience, where 1300° C viscous lava, flo...

Maui whale watching is one of the best in the world. The waters off Lahaina, become concentrated with the gentle beasts. During the winter months, it becomes a whale fraternity house.  A ritualistic ...

The Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore is an architectural marvel. Shaped as a ship perched onto three 56-storey towers, this man-made wonder opened its doors in 2010, to the gargantuan amount of $5...

Set in the heart of Maui, the Old Lahaina Luau takes pride in showcasing  traditional Hawaiian culture. The tradition originated in the 1800’s, where King Kamehameha II removed religious laws t...