Quick-Quips

Bits of this and that.

My Melbourne days so far.

Wintery walks, stunning sunsets & way too many glasses of pinot noir to cap each day off.

Autumn in Melbourne as a point of comparison. 😊

Autumn in Melbourne as a point of comparison. 😊

Autumn in Sydney. I think it may just be my favourite season!

Autumn in Sydney. I think it may just be my favourite season!

If you’re going to spend most of your moula on coffee, every day, you probably should be drinking from a beautiful coffee cup!
This one, from Double Barrel Coffee Merchants, Sydney, certainly fits the beauty bill. Adorned by Lily Rose Dambelli, my post lunch flat white exhibits her piece ‘Australian Dream’.
(I should mention, aesthetics aside; Double Barrel actually do a bloody nice coffee too.)

If you’re going to spend most of your moula on coffee, every day, you probably should be drinking from a beautiful coffee cup!

This one, from Double Barrel Coffee Merchants, Sydney, certainly fits the beauty bill. Adorned by Lily Rose Dambelli, my post lunch flat white exhibits her piece ‘Australian Dream’.

(I should mention, aesthetics aside; Double Barrel actually do a bloody nice coffee too.)

It has to be said, Sufjan does not disappoint with his enthusiasm for venturing into new musical territories. Joining up with Son Lux and Serengeti for their self-titled album, Sisyphus, you have to admire his disregard for the norm and insistence on enjoying himself. Art for good times, as a priority. Go boys.

His lowdown on the album, as described by Evan Minsker at Pitchfork, is ‘predictably entertaining’.  God love you, Sufjan! 

http://pitchfork.com/news/53400-listen-sufjan-stevens-son-lux-and-serengeti-announce-lp-as-sisyphus-share-calm-it-down/

Dance, dance, put your money in your pants. 

I’ve been walking past this little Sydney stalwart for years now. Inspired by my mates’ adventures & feeds in Japan (see bikeverb), I stopped in to sample some of the Vietnamese cuisine (not Japanese, but kinda close) at Misschu’s Bourke street ‘tuckshop’.

GOD DAMN.

Why did someone not sternly direct me here earlier? Their seared Atlantic salmon salad was so good, I even did the unthinkable and posted a meal pic on Instagram. (Food posts just ain’t ma’ thing.)

Apparently Nahji Chu, a creative who explores multiple artistic realms, started Misschu’s as a catering business in 2007, then ventured onto her Sydney tuckshops shortly after. Expanding throughout Australia, she even went international last year. Nice work Miss Chu!

I haven’t captured the best shots of my ‘first time’ - I was trying to be somewhat inconspicuous, embarrassed by my virgin status, but it was good; very, very good. Dare I say, this will not be my last visit to Misschu’s…………… this week.

There’s a three-quarter moon hiding in this shot!
Meandering my way into work on this fantastically fresh autumn morning -  in Paddington, Sydney.

There’s a three-quarter moon hiding in this shot!

Meandering my way into work on this fantastically fresh autumn morning -  in Paddington, Sydney.

My very first Tumbler post!
Outdoor gigging at the Sydney Opera House….. the National.  
SPECTACULAR!!!!

My very first Tumbler post!

Outdoor gigging at the Sydney Opera House….. the National.  

SPECTACULAR!!!!