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Review: CIT restaurant, Reid, Canberra

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Have you ever wanted to try a degustation but couldn’t really afford one? If you like elegantly presented food at an affordable price, I have found the perfect place! The CIT restaurant in the Reid Campus offers a very affordable lunch menu that changes on a regular basis (changing every school term). You can have one course for $15, two courses for $20 or three courses for $25. Yep, you read that correctly. 3 courses … Continue reading

Review: Maple and Clove, Barton, Canberra

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I’m fairly new to this clean eating business. I went to the new wholefoods cafe in Braddon Eighty Twenty a while back and made friends with salad. Health food cafes like Eighty Twenty and Local Press Cafe are becoming very popular. I discovered another one in Barton recently. Maple and Clove has an emphasis on nourishing, handmade wholefoods – nature’s produce eaten as close as possible to their natural state with little or no refinement … Continue reading

Review: Wood and Coal, Civic, Canberra

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Canberra has seen a growing number of BBQ-style eateries recently – Hopscotch, Black Fire, and Ox Eatery, to name a few. Wood and Coal is the newest addition to this growing list. It’s located in the Canberra Centre, near Jamie’s Italian, replacing Babar’s. The restaurant opened with a soft launch over the weekend, offering limited bookings to customers and giving a 25% off discount for the whole meal. Linda from Berra Believe It  and I … Continue reading

Upcoming event: The Forage, Canberra

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Get excited Canberra, because the most anticipated foodie event in September, The Forage, is on this weekend!! My Brisbane foodcation is wrapping up now and I’m looking forward to an exciting Saturday afternoon in Canberra, sampling street food from mobile vendors, cafes, wineries, and listening to local musicians. The Forage is held every three months and Saturday 27th September is the first time it will be held in Aircraft Hangar #47, Fairbairn Precinct. Previously being … Continue reading

Style: Spring/summer fashion parade at Westfield Belconnen

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After a long, cold Canberra winter, it feels like spring! I can finally pull out my floral dresses again (without feeling out of place)! I was invited to attend the launch of Spring/Summer fashion at Westfield Belconnen shopping centre this weekend. The fashion parade featured active wear, resort wear, work/corporate wear, race wear, and evening wear. I loved this Parisian chic look and the floppy hat in the outfit below! Here are a couple of … Continue reading

Review: Eighty/Twenty, Braddon, Canberra

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Fresh, nutritious, wholesome, healthy food. Doesn’t sound like the kind of thing a ‘bacon waffles and fried chicken’ kinda girl like me would be into for brunch. And yet…this new cafe might have just about convinced me to make friends with salad. But we’ll get to that part later. Eighty/Twenty Food is the latest newcomer to join the Lonsdale street restaurant strip in Braddon. Just when I thought the suburb had hit cafe saturation point, … Continue reading

Review: Black Fire, Braddon, Canberra

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If you’re a meat eater, you’re going to love Black Fire. Or if you’re gluten-intolerant. There was a bit of a mix-up at the start of the night when the waitstaff confused me for a gluten-intolerant person who had rung ahead. They reassured me that 80% of the menu is gluten-free. Good to know for my gluten-intolerant friends and great to see restaurants taking dietary requirements seriously.

Outfit: Shorts and stockings trend

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Controversial trend alert! The other week, I overheard someone saying that they hated the shorts with stockings look. Believe it or not, I have seen this look (short shorts with stockings) being worn by the majority of females aged 30 and under in Taiwan. It seems to be a very popular fashion trend there. And often paired with Chuck Taylors for some reason.