Abandoned Berlin: Königin Elisabeth Kinderkrankenhaus

Travelling for miles on the outskirts of town to trudge through muddy ditches and climb over two-metre high wire-fences results in ripped, pulled and scratched clothing as well as a nice escort off… Continue reading

Chipperfield Kantine: Lunch and Architecture.

Impeccably designed, effortlessly curated and minimalist in every sense, David Chipperfield Architect offices bring a fresh breath of creativity and affordable fine dining to the the vacant block between Mitte’s Auguststraße and Linienstraße.

Searching for Berlin’s best martini.

As winter sets in and the city shifts into a soft stupor, bars are filling up with cold and thirsty locals. Searching for the perfect martini in these conditions can be gruelling especially… Continue reading

Cindy Sherman visits Berlin at the me collectors rooms

Inhabiting the gray area between what is plausible and the absurd,  what is fact and what is fiction, American artist Cindy Sherman takes on the role of both actress and photographer, subject and… Continue reading

Bauhaus at Dessau

Words are not really required to describe the Bauhaus at Dessau. The building and workhouse of the Bauhaus Arts School (1919 – 1933) signifies the movement, the philosophy and the years of influence… Continue reading

56 hours in Prague.

  Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic is the ideal weekend getaway strategically located in central-eastern Europe. The city is a melting pot of culture with a rich and arduous history so… Continue reading

Home Kitchen & EMA Espresso, Prague

Prague does not have a reputation for fine dining and well-defined food culture, instead praised for the never-ending display of Baroque architecture, street sculpture and a fractured history. Emerging out of the bubble… Continue reading

London food, coffee and cocktails this winter.

As the cold and dreary days of winter set in on cities around Europe; London with its rain, wind and distinct lack of snow bunkers down. As tourists shy away and locals avoid… Continue reading

The first ‘real’ snow of winter.

As the first signs of winter finally rest on Berlin doorsteps, with lightly dusted window sills, blanketed footpaths and of course, yellow snow, it is clear to me I have much to learn having… Continue reading

Weihnachtsmarkt Berlin 2015

Christmas markets in Berlin over the advent period are the street festivals that shake the city all summer long. As temperatures drop, spati beers are traded for glüwein mit schuss and Bavarian style… Continue reading

Mauerpark on Sunday

Once the death strip separating the north-east district of Prenzlauer Berg from north-west Gesundbrunnen, now a public park space with patches of green and brown grass atop muddy, dusty and warn paths of… Continue reading

Cold War cuisine in Berlin Part 1.

Searching for coffee refill diners, greasy spoon breakfasts and 1950’s rock n’ roll? How about some borshsch, dumplings or pirozhki to wash down a bottle of vodka? Never fear, if you’re looking for… Continue reading

A day trip to York.

  Trailing the city wall as it wraps around the centre with bold Roman columns and distinct signs of war, conquest and the towns people, surrounded by freshly cut grass and gardens that… Continue reading

L’araignée Gourmande

Travelling around the French countryside, there is an indefinite number of fascinating restaurants, farms and people to meet. Known throughout history as a Mecca for food and wine cultivation specifically for cheese and… Continue reading

Perfect winter snacks in Berlin.

Finding somewhere to eat over a European winter can be difficult. With the streets getting colder, wetter, darker and quieter cafes, restaurants and bars become bursting and full to the brim. Whether you’re seeking refuge… Continue reading

L’call-ing

I am a big fan of locally sourced, handmade products not to mention being able to fly the made in Melbourne flag. With so many wonderful artists, designers and makers in Melbourne and… Continue reading

Autumn Days.

The crunch of the crisp, orange leaves under my feet. The thick, frosted air that wisps my face, attacking the tip of my nose. The warmth of sweet pumpkin soup filling the kitchen.… Continue reading

Coffee in Berlin.

There is no shortage of quality, third-wave coffee creeping into the otherwise push button machine coffee industry in Berlin.

Markthalle Neun in Kreuzberg

Pockets full of hipsters and hidden food gems Kreuzberg is far from shy when it comes to expressing itself about the food industry. Even before reunification in 1990, the artistic and bohemian west… Continue reading

Le Corbusier in Berlin

Born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, Corbusier (6 Oct. 1887 – 27 Aug. 1965) renamed himself in the early 1920s as his design ideas around urban housing and standards of living began to trend. Not an… Continue reading