Tonight I ate at the newest place in Loughborough.I’d been aware that Fenways was coming for longer than most. As the previous marketing manager for the Orange tree group it’s been in the planning for a while and although I no longer work for the company, I’m pleased to see…

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I blame Melbourne’s incredible burger scene for my pot belly. Actually, scrap that. If I’m honest, I already had a pot belly. But I do blame Melbourne’s incredible burger scene for the extended edition of said pot belly which I’m now sporting.

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You might have heard of Potato Head Beach Club. There are several of them around the world – in Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta and pictured here: Bali. It’s a fun place to hang out, listen to music, dance, drink, swim and enjoy the views. As so—an avid supporter of all…

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“If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground” I couldn’t say it better myself.  I’m assuming that when American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson penned this famous quote he was looking well beyond his 19th-century existence. His crystal ball was turned to February 2017 and focused firmly…

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When you see a queue outside a bar or restaurant do you join it? Or do you walk away? For the last few months, we’ve seen the queue outside Shanghai Street in Melbourne’s chinatown and walked away. There is so much choice for dumplings that we never thought it worth…

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Without sounding too far up my own you-know-what, I can honestly say I’m really good at finding hidden gems when it comes to food. I tend to avoid trip advisor, turning instead to instagram and travel blogs to see where similar folk are eating in the places I visit. It…

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We hardly ever stay in hotels when we travel, choosing Airbnb or family run guest houses instead, both to keep the budget down and experience the place in a more meaningful and ‘real’ way. That said, on our recent trip to Bali, we chose to end the holiday with a…

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