HOT: T2 Tea Too, 340 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

As my regular readers will know, I’m getting married soon – and as a Chinese bride it is traditional to have a Chinese tea ceremony. So, another thing to tick off the wedding to-do list was to find a tea set. I wanted something that was vaguely Oriental, without any gaudy gold leaf or dragon/phoenix […]

HOT: Friends of the Earth, 312 Smith St, Collingwood

Like a Depression-era wife, my cupboards are slowly accumulating a mountain of used jars, plastic containers and paper bags. It’s all for a good cause though – I’m a Friend of the Earth. Friends of the Earth Melbourne is a cafe, bookstore, clothing store and food co-op rolled into one hippie-smelling establishment. The lunch plates of […]

HOT: Richmond Hill and Larder, 48 Bridge Rd, Richmond

So I went into Richmond Hill Cafe & Larder for a pre-hairdressing appointment snack and accidentally found myself indulging in a berry and ricotta sponge cake ($9.50). I can’t explain why I sometimes go into these sugar-eating trances, where all I want to do is eat cake morning, noon and night. This gorgeously girly cake […]

HOT: Julie & Julia, Hoyts Melbourne Central, Cnr Swanston and Latrobe Sts, Melbourne

Of course I enjoyed Julie & Julia. I love to eat, I love to cook, I love to blog. I have a very understanding partner. I work in an office and I’m a Francophile. The only difference is that I’ve never lived in Paris or New York City and I’ve never deboned a duck. Julie […]

HOT: Shop and Cook Tour, William Angliss Institute, 555 Latrobe St, Melbourne

When it comes to Christmas and birthdays, I’m a pretty easy person to buy for. Anything food related, travel related, art related or music related is a sure bet. So big hugs and thank you to my high school girlfriends, who gifted me the perfect Jetsetting Joyce experience – a foodie shopping and cooking day. […]

HOT Alert: Week of 5 October

This week’s it’s all about Fringe, Fringe, Fringe: Melbourne Fringe Festival #5 – Opening night of the drama She’s My Baby, billed as “Two Monologues, One Couple, Sixteen Years Apart” and showing at the Trades Hall on Tuesday 6 October; Melbourne Fringe Festival #6 Comedy show 21 – ‘Cause you’ll only turn it once (probably a […]

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