For the First Time Ever, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Releases a Cookbook

Originally published on Broadsheet.

Ever wonder what the world’s top chefs whip up when out of their whites? Well, Massimo Bottura makes a nut-free pesto pasta; Mauro Colagreco of the top restaurant in the world does a fish stew, and Clare Smyth – soon to open a diner in Sydney – makes a fiery chicken stir-fry.
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Your Guide to Australia’s Hamilton Island

Originally published on Lonely Planet.

One of the Whitsundays’ greatest treasures, Hamilton Island is like nowhere else in Australia. It’s a haven of pure and sophisticated calm, largely thanks to most of the island getting around on golf carts and the fact there are only 1200 staff and residents present. Island roads head up far above the sea, leading the way to plenty of things to see and do, including grand viewpoints to admire the mesmerising azure waters from. Continue reading “Your Guide to Australia’s Hamilton Island”

How to Help a Loved One with Dementia

Written for Medibank.

My yiayia (grandmother) Stratigoula was a total inspiration. She was clever and strong, her name aptly translating as ‘lead soldier’. Though, when dementia hit there was no stopping it. My family was put on a ride they never anticipated, trying to understand and navigate the trickiness of the disease.

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Coasting on the North Island: Exploring the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Originally published on Lonely Planet.

Scenic, versatile and beautifully understated – if New Zealand is on your travel radar, consider putting the Bay of Plenty on your wish list. It was named by James Cook when he anchored in the country in 1769, and it’s a name that still rings true today: anyone who visits will find the great outdoors right upon their doorstep, in the forms of wild swimming holes, surf beaches and hiking trails. The Bay of Plenty offers a lifestyle so well-rounded, you may struggle to say goodbye. Continue reading “Coasting on the North Island: Exploring the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand”

First Look: A CBD Cake Shop-Slash-Cafe From Insta-Famous Baker Raymond Tan

Originally published on Broadsheet.

Step inside for Malaysian chicken-curry pies; egg-and-Spam brioche rolls; jazzed-up fortune cookies; and the signature kuih (petite, glutinous desserts flavoured with mung bean paste, coconut and more).

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Video | Miss Kasumi is One of Melbourne’s Most Underrated Japanese Restaurants

Originally published on Zomato, produced in collaboration with Raw Films.

Melbourne is certainly not shy of Japanese restaurants. One that we’re perplexed as to why people aren’t talking more about is Miss Kasumi. Continue reading “Video | Miss Kasumi is One of Melbourne’s Most Underrated Japanese Restaurants”

An Andalucian Road Trip: Sights, Sounds and Tastes of Spain

Originally published on Lonely Planet

Majestic, inspiring and somewhat mysterious, the region of Andalucia’s rich history is ever-present today. Easy-to-drive highways link towns nestled in otherworldly terrain, passing by vibrant fields of sunflowers and mammoth wind turbines along the way.

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Luxury Escapes in Sri Lanka for a Mix of Nature, Culture and Comfort

Originally published on Trivago.

When you think of lavish escapes, your mind usually pictures Italy’s alluring Amalfi Coast, the magical waters of the Maldives or Dubai’s impressive all-inclusive resorts. But rising in the ranks is Sri Lanka, a new contender in the realm of luxury hospitality. Continue reading “Luxury Escapes in Sri Lanka for a Mix of Nature, Culture and Comfort”

Calling All Parents: Here’s Why Your Child Should Take a Gap Year

Originally published on Lonely Planet.

Watching your child set off on a long-term trip can be daunting… or even terrifying. Even if your budding backpacker is beyond their teens and reasonably responsible, for many guardians the worry never really goes away. 

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