SOOT MAGAZINE: Adam Mada

Published in Soot Magazine (8/7/2013) “A magician is the only honest job. They say they will deceive you, and they do.” Sydney illusionist Adam Mada show Mada’s Marvels definitely did his job as part of the Melbourne Magic Festival. I have had a fascination with magic, when at nine years old, I read a book…

SOOT Magazine: Melbourne Pizza Festival

Published in Soot Magazine (1/7/13) When the close of the Melbourne Pizza Festival promised world class, all-you-can-eat pizza made from local master pizzaoili (pizza-makers to you and me), hordes of hungry pizza lovers came to eat their share at the closing event, writes Kiara Pecenko Pizza is an every-man food. Whether eaten as a crispy,…

URBAN USHER: Little Henri

Published on Urban Usher (May 2013) Among the mish-mash of shops and eateries on High Street, the silhouettes of a young boy painted along Dundas Street lead you toLittle Henri. Once the site of a bank, this cafe is airy and fresh, complete with storage vault and spacious courtyard. Open for breakfast, lunch, and now…

URBAN USHER: Pearson and Murphy’s

Published on Urban Usher (April 2013) The best way to immerse yourself in Melbourne’s culture is to go where the cool kids go. And they go to Pearson and Murphy’s. Set in the middle of RMIT University’s city campus, this café is the meeting and eating spot of choice for students and suits alike. Whether…

URBAN USHER: Soul Soup Cafe

Published on Urban Usher April 2013 Looking for a place to fight away those winter blues? Soul Soup in Carlton is the place to go. The little café, located a stones throw away from bustling Lygon Street, offers its guests a sanctuary from the spine chilling city wind. Set amongst the trade classrooms at the university…

URBAN USHER: La Luna

URBAN USHER: LA LUNA Published on Urban Usher (April 2013) La Luna is the place you bring someone you want to knock socks off. Whether its impressing a date with your suave foodie find, or sucking up to the boss, La Luna has the right mix of sophisticated dishes and cosy décor to impress any dinner…

URBAN USHER: The Green Refectory

Published on Urban Usher (April 2013) I always judge a café by its dessert cabinet. Unlike a book cover, the dessert cabinet can tell you more about the freshness, variety, and quality of food, than anything written on a menu. On walking into the Green Refectory, and being faced with the holy grail of dessert cabinets, I…