Annandale: a new love


It’s early days but I can honestly say that Annandale and I are getting along famously. The streets are lined with graceful old beauties, blooming gardens and prestige family cars. Neighbours walk pedigree dogs, push Bugaboos and carry trays of skim lattes. The weird thing is that I don’t hate it. I normally sneer at the […]


The famous Cloaca by Wim Delvoye

Louise Southerden takes us on a trip down the rabbit hole at the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Tasmania. Wow, MONA. If Tasmania’s new Museum of Old and New Art was a person, she’d be cool and approachable. Built by art-lover, self-made-gambling-savant and Tasmanian-made-good David Walsh, then filled with his collection of oddities, it’s […]

Hooray for Dollywood


Hattie B Staedtler takes us to the home of the original blonde ambition. I’m not one to toot my own horn, but I’ve stared down the barrel of some pretty tough decisions in my time: Mum’s house or dad’s? Veganism or tasty cheeseburger? To platinum blonde or not to platinum blonde*? And, though as obvious […]

Graffitimundo tour, Buenos Aires

Graffitimundo 1

Lisa O’Brien gets high on aerosol in the city of ‘fair winds’. The instructions in the email are simple: ‘Meet in Colegiales at the corner of two roads – Conde and Jorge Newbery.’ Colegiales is a quiet residential barrio of Buenos Aires, so this random intersection at first seems an unlikely starting point for the […]

Trivia Tuesday: Cray-cray

Coat of arms

What country boasts this rather dashing coat of arms?



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Life + Stuff: Cheer squad

Best in Show

Who is on your cheer squad? How do you know if you’re rocking or sucking the big ones? Ever since I became a full-time freelancer, I have no idea. I don’t get given payrises, promotions or performance reviews. As a kid, I got gold stars, Scratch ‘n’ Sniff stickers and stamps on the back of […]

Trivia Tuesday: Rhodes

Cecil Rhodes

The island of Rhodes belongs to which Mediterranean country? Just so you know, this island has absolutely nothing to do with Rhodes Scholarships which are named after Cecil Rhodes, an Oxford scholar who also happened to be the founder of the De Beers diamond company. Who’s having a nerd burger for lunch? Go on … […]

When one Tim isn’t enough

The Two Tims

The travel industry is full of fun people. Down-to-earth people. Smart people. Above all, adventurous people. Two of my favourite Aussie travel dudes are The Two Tims, the globe trotting filmmakers who frolic around making programs for National Geographic, Travel Oz, tourism boards, touring companies and hotels. They recently visited Darwin and made this video on […]

Life + stuff: Holiday time

Vanuatu 2

No matter how much sleep I get, I am tired. No matter how much work I get done, I still seem to have an avalanche of emails, copywriting jobs and phone calls to make. My bank balance is alarming, my credit card is bleeding and I would happily stay in my pyjamas all day long. […]