HOT: Wabi Sabi Salon, 94 Smith St, Collingwood

What happens when you gather two bloggers together on a blind friend date? You get three cameras, two iphones and lots of chat about writing, coding and stats. But this post isn’t about the first meeting of Miss Kish and Jetsetting Joyce – it’s about the fantastical world of Wabi Sabi Salon. ‘Wabi Sabi‘ is […]

HOT: Jolly J’s Curry Shack, Port Phillip Arcade, Shop 8, 232 Flinders St, Melbourne

A friend (who had heard it from a Sri Lankan colleague) tipped me off that Jolly J’s served authentic Sri Lankan food. That’s not immediately obvious from the picture menu propped in front of the no-nonsense wash-and-wipe down restaurant – the board lists unheard of Sri Lankan delicacies such as Chicken Parma, Singapore noodles and […]

HOT: Jungle Juice, 20 Centre Place, Melbourne

When you type ‘friand’ into Microsoft Word, the spellcheck automatically turns it into ‘friend’. Rather appropriate really – friands and I are definitely friends. Recently my human friend B informed me that Jungle Juice made the best friands he’d ever had. I thought that this was definitely a claim worth confirming…. …and wowsers! My banana […]

HOT: Proud Mary, Cnr Stanley and Oxford Sts, Collingwood

Lena: Do you really not drink coffee????? Jetsetting Joyce: Um, that’s right. I’m not a true Melburnian. Can you and James please come to Proud Mary with me? It’s reputed to have the best coffee in Melbourne and I’d really appreciate your expert coffee-drinking opinion. James: Sure. I have been coffeeing a bit at Brother Baba […]

HOT: When the Rain Stops Falling, Sumner Theatre, 140 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank

Out of the three plays I’ve seen at the MTC this year,  Brink Productions and Andrew Bovell’s When the Rain Stops Falling, is an absolute standout. That really says something when you’re comparing it with Tony Award winning, Broadway and West End hits August: Osage County and God of Carnage. When the Rain Stops Falling […]

HOT: TOFWD The Organic Food and Wine Deli, 28 Degraves St Melbourne

TOFWD is a mouthful of a name, but at least there’s no second-guessing what’s on offer at a place called The Organic Food and Wine Deli. This Degraves Street café and mini-health food shop serves organic food to the lunch masses, with pies, rolls, sandwiches, bowl food and sweet things on offer. I had a […]

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