Archive for the ‘bits’ Category

Bondi boys vs Indie Melbournites
March 26, 2010

Bondi Icebergs swimming club

There always seems to be some cultural divide between certain cities in countries. UK has it’s North – South divide, actually it even has a North – South London divide. I always used to joke about taking my passport with me when I headed down South (even though I’m a converted North Londoner, having been born and raised in a South London suburb).

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OFF Food
February 26, 2009

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OFF food, moi jamais 😉 Well Monday it was off to OFF. Think Glastonbury for chefs and foodists. The two day festival took place in Deauville (Paris’s 21st arrondissement, many Parisians have second homes there). Omnivore, the organisiers brought together some of the crème de la crème of the gastronomic scene aswell as some young up and coming talent.

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freebie fun for everyone
January 30, 2009

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So instead of keeping all the tasty khookies for myself I thought I’ld share some tips on how to get some “free” fun:

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Monday munchies: Wood ice cream & fashionistas
January 27, 2009

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Monday kicked off early with a mad dash to get my Friday freebie (I’m sure you’ll hear about it later). After rubgy tackling some other freebie finders 😉 it was off on the RER to Maison & objet situated North of Paris at Parc d’expositions. While half of Paris last week were oogling at the boys on the catwalks another half were oogling the latest fashion in homeware design. Maison & objet is THE trade salon for everything from carpets to knives. I had already spent most of Friday wandering around the 7 halls in search of the perfect plate. Monday was less wandering and more seeing some amazing chefs collaborate with some equally amazing designers/photographers/architects in order to create some brilliant dishes. Paris des chefs an event hosted by Maison & Objet and Omnivore (the food guide tendance) brought together some interesting foodie/design teams.

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Clandestine kisses
November 12, 2008

Old operating theatre london

Up some a creaky wooden stairs and behind a hidden entrance lies the old operating theatre. Only rediscovered in the 1950s this ancient building (dates back to the 13th century) is littered with instruments and memorabilia from medical procedures that took place in the 19th century. A perfect setting for an exhibition of slightly different sort. (more…)