Sunday, March 4, 2018

Coming up: Things to See, Taste and Do in Parramatta!

I’m excited to be involved in some exciting events coming up next weekend in the City of Parramatta. This weekend, if you have been following my Instastories I’ve been on the new Taste Food Tour, Taste of Australia tour that takes you along the Parramatta River via the rivercat from Circular Quay (it takes 1 hour 2 minutes) and you end up in the Western suburb of Parramatta sampling some the most delicious food and coffee the city has on offer. And I must say travelling via the river is a glamorous way to travel to the Western Suburbs of Sydney from the city. I discovered new restaurants and coffee shops at Parramatta this weekend and the most memorable being the Darcy Street Project, a social enterprise that aims to educate and empower the community of refugees, immigrants, disadvantaged, mature aged groups to gain experience and enter the workforce with confidence, ensuring they become employable in the future. What a wonderful initiative.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Mamma Mia! The Musical is here in Sydney

Sydney, get ready for the biggest dance party of the year! Mamma Mia! is back in Sydney with a refreshing new cast bringing life to the timeless ABBA classics. The catchy tunes, interesting story and ending on an upbeat note with crowd dance and sing a long favourites such as Dancing Queen, Waterloo and of course, Mamma Mia provides the buoyancy for this production. I’ve seen the movie Mamma Mia with Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried many times and I don’t tire of the music and story. Which is why I was particularly excited to attend the opening night of the Sydney premiere of Mamma Mia!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Produce Comes to Life for Orange F.O.O.D Week x Chiswick Woollahra :: 6-15 April 2018

Fate seems to have drawn me to the Central West NSW recently. Orange F.O.O.D Week and Matt Moran’s Chiswick restaurant in Woollahra hosted a dinner earlier this week to launch Orange F.O.O.D Week that runs from Friday 6th to Sunday 15th April 2018. It’s a full and delicious program line up and what caught my eye was the idea of the F.O.O.D Train that leaves from Central Station and arriving in Orange where you go on tour for the weekend sampling local regional food and meeting the chefs and producers.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Travel Diary :: See, Taste and Do at and around the Fraser Suites Sydney

This is my second visit to the Fraser Suites Sydney and this time it was in collaboration with Regent Place Sydney to showcase their food offerings for Chinese New Year 2018. Rest assured there are no shortage of places to ‘Taste’ if you are staying at the Fraser Suites Sydney for the weekend and your problem will be the choices you have to make from the vast array of offerings, and with Fraser Suites Sydney being located in the heart of the all the action in Sydney CBD, there will be no problem in finding things to ‘See and ‘Do’ too. First world problem.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Recipe :: Liver detox: Simple Smoked Salmon Slaw

I used a hashtag #jendetoxes in my latest Instagram post and I'm on a conscious quest to eating well, eating nutritious wholefoods but first to detox the liver to optimise its functionality. Here's why.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Travel Diary: Things to See, Taste and Do on Cockatoo Island in 24 hours

I’ve lived in Sydney in all my life and I’ve never been to Cockatoo Island until recently. Where is Cockatoo Island? You could say it’s like going overseas without leaving Sydney. As I finished packing my overnight bag, I did a quick Google search to see where I was going. Cockatoo Island is located at the junction of the Parramatta and Lane Cove rivers, in Sydney Harbour. On the Google Map, it was in the Inner West region, a little island in the middle of the Parramatta River of Drummoyne, Woolwich and Birchgrove surround it. The easiest way to get to Cockatoo Island for me was to get the train to Circular Quay and then hop onto the Sydney Ferry service to Cockatoo Island. The Parramatta River service stops at Cockatoo Island wharf in just under 15 minutes. Bring your Opal card too. I can’t think of a better and cheaper way to explore Sydney’s spectacular harbour and we are lucky to have such a beautiful harbour, whose beauty is only magnified on a sunny Saturday. The ferry on the way there stopped at the new precinct of Barangaroo too and it really is beautiful and scenic journey.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Travel Diary :: Cruising To A Foodies Paradise: Celebrity Solstice

Happy New Year! May your 2018 be filled with prosperity, good health and happiness! I’m catching up on all my writing on the awesome things I experienced towards the end of 2017. A sense of experience is driving trends in cruising and dissipating the myth that cruising are only for honeymooners or retirees. Nope. From what I experienced being on-board the Celebrity Solstice for a couple of hours whilst it was docked in Sydney, it is a foodie’s paradise where there is something for everyone and be prepared to be eat lots and also make use of the ship’s gym to work it off so you can start all over again the next day.