Friday, August 26, 2011
What is it that brings us back after the darkness has washed over us and taken us deep down to that tar pit, all black and thick with madness? When we stretch out our hands to break for the surface what is it that pulls us out towards the light and back into the suffocating monotony of life?
Images & words: my own
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Paris captured on my Lumix, 2008.
Sitting in the rooftop garden on a Spring-like Winter's day I looked out towards the west and suddenly thought of Paris...
"...a feeling came over me. As if I recalled something- something that I had never known before or had always been waiting for. But I didn't know what. Maybe it was something I'd forgotten or something I'd been missing all my life. All I can say is that I felt, at the same time, joy and sadness. -But not too much sadness, because I felt alive. Yes, alive! That was the moment I fell in love with Paris. And I felt Paris fall in love with me..."
'14e arrondissement'- Paris je t'aime
Friday, August 19, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Wandering Burton Street one Sunday several months ago, I was drawn into Pocket Bar by a beautiful female voice filling the empty night. It was here that I first discovered the harmonious sounds of The Falls. The Falls are the combined creation of the very talented twosome, Melinda Kerwin and Simon Rudston-Brown. They recently played a small intimate gig at the Blender Gallery Paddington to the appropriate backdrop of the Mick Rock exhibition. I felt so privileged to experience the music of this amazing duo who once again swept me off a dark street and into a warm melodic cocoon. Their haunting rendition of The Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses" was a particular highlight for me. The Falls are currently seeking some funding for their debut EP "Hollywood". You can help them out and find out more about them here The Falls
Thursday, August 4, 2011
When I go out I am seeking an experience. I want amazing drinks, great food, good service and stylish design. The full package. Well, I've finally found it.
Since I Left You, named for The Avalanches song, is the new kid on the block of small bars. Never one to exaggerate, I love this bar. It has a classy, old world appeal, housed within a gorgeous Art Deco sandstone building complete with cobblestone carriageway. I love that they have chosen to utilise one of our great heritage buildings instead of one of the many ugly as all heck modern monstrosities vomited onto our streets.
There is such a good vibe here. It's small, intimate and friendly with great tunes and great barmen. The interior is pretty cosy so I prefer the outside section. The cocktails are mostly fruity (not really me) but never one to pass up some moonshine, the fella enjoys the XHOOCHX. It's all elderflower, vanilla and kiwi and is a vivid green concoction The Exorcist prop department would be proud of. I'm a margarita girl and they make a mean Maggie here with the perfect amount of sour vs. delicious. They also have an extensive wine and beer list. I love that they have Monteith cider- I actually prefer it to the Swedish ones that can be too sweet. The food is good for a snack or light dinner. I love the Piquillo peppers stuffed with goat's cheese and the fella is addicted to the Schulz Smokehouse Wagyu (poor happy drunk cows).
By the way, if you happen to wander over and it is at capacity then have a chat to the doorman for 10 minutes. He is awesome. Be patient and you will be rewarded. Or if you don't want to be patient and want to be a prick then there are plenty of places on George St just perfect for you (you know where I mean). Otherwise come and have an 'Adam West' (an appropriately pink shooter), a laugh and a really good time with the civilised folk. xx
Since I Left You