London loves: The Wallace Collection

Have you visited The Wallace Collection? Tucked in the streets behind Selfridges and overlooking the delightful, though private, Manchester Square gardens, The Wallace Collection is one of my favourite museums in London. Located at Hertford House the collection comprises works of art acquired during the 18th and 19th centuries by the Marquesses of Hertford. Though largely […]

The best: dark mint chocolate

Charbonnel et Walker dark mint thins

  Do you have a favourite type of chocolate? Trick question. Of course you do. My hubby likes Milka the best.. I know, I was shocked too. He found  a bar with embedded crackers when we visited Switzerland earlier this year. I have to admit the saltiness and crunchiness of the crackers nicely offsets the sweet […]

Brunching at Balthazar London

Balthazar poached eggs

Most Melburnians have a thing for coffee and breakfasts and I am no exception. I am on a constant quest for smashed avo(cado) and caffeine options in London town. Luckily Balthazar exists for a consistently delicious experience. Yay! Balthazar London is an offshoot of the New York icon and offers french bistro fare (and smashed avo!) all day, […]

The Jam: About the Young Idea exhibition

The Jam on stage

I was a teenager in the late 1980s in middle class suburbia of Melbourne, Australia so I’m not really sure how I came to love The Jam. The band had ceased to exist well before I was exploring British punk rock/mod pop. I suspect I first heard That’s Entertainment on Lawrence Hudson’s show New Used and Abused on local independent radio station 3RRR […]