I spent a short time travelling through Croatia back in August 2016. It was a place I hadn't seen before - that was the beauty of Europe, each country was beautiful in their own unique way.

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Everyone has a bucket list and I think writing it down only inspires me more to tick it off.
As I grow and see more of the world, the list is constantly growing. Which is why I want to
 share it with you.

Budapest, the capital of Hungary has to be my favourite city in Eastern Europe so far. It's so
 interesting in it's own way, is definitely under-rated and has some incredible spots to explore and
 enjoy. We weren't here for very long which left us with little exploring but we explored as much as
 we could. Hungary have their own currency, Hungarian Forints which make it cheaper coming from
 other European countries using Euros.  

Budapest is well known for it's thermal baths, featuring spring water said to have medicinal benefits.
 We spent one of our days here but we also went to one of the summer bath parties during the night
 which I highly recommend if you're into drinking, music and swimming! 

The food is one of my favourite things about Budapest. Every meal we ate was delicious and we were
 definitely not left disappointed. Unfortunately I didn't try their famous goulash dish as it was too hot
 for a stew but I did try their famous pastry, kurtoskalacs. Worth trying!  


1. Szechenyi: Thermal Bath
2. Chain Bridge: Walk Across and Admire the River
3. Fishermans Bastion: Situated on Castle Hill with Amazing Views
4. Buda Castle Hill Funicular: Reach the Top and Explore 

Eat and Drink

1. Hot Dog Cold Beer: The Best Hot Dogs, and Chip on Stick
2. Kazinczy Utca: Street of Street Food, Music and Pubs
3. Karavan: Street Food and Pubs
 4. Szimpla Kert: Bustling Garden Pub
5. Jonas Craft Beer House: Amazing Views along River
6. Great Market Hall: Fresh Hungarian Food
7. Kurtoskalacs: Hungarian Pastry Found at Food Markets and Festivals. 
8. Burger Market: Best Burgers in Budapest

It's super easy to find a tasty cafe in Brisbane, especially when the food looks this good.

This morning we had breakfast at Pablo, a modern cafe serving breakfast and lunch right in the heart of New Farm. I hadn't heard of this
 one before, but my friend suggested it so of course we had to try it out. The menu offers some incredible meals that it's so hard to choose 
just one! We both went for smashed avocado and halloumi on sourdough but other meals include ricotta hotcakes, miso butter confit salmon,
 golden bombay spiced potatoes, and a summer fruit salad. They may sound standard but Pablo adds their own twist to each meal 
to make them extra special. Although the space is a tight squeeze and you may have to wait for a table on busy
 days, the food is totally worth it! 

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I was very excited to visit Vienna on our summer trip, I heard that this place was stunning. It certainly lived up to that. Vienna is 
the capital of Austria most famous for it's stunning modern architecture, imperial sights and cultural events. Unfortunately I didn't capture a lot 
of this beautiful city as spending two summer days here only meant exploring more and less time for photography. However 
spending less than 48 hours here, only makes me want to go back for more. 

We made sure we explored Naschmarkt, Vienna's most popular market located in Wienzeile. This market sells a variety of fresh fruit and 
vegetables from around the world, exotic herbs, dips, cheeses, baked goods, meats and seafood. There are also many restaurants which offer a range 
of international foods such as kebabs, pizza, pasta, seafood, sushi and traditional Viennese foods. The food was unbelievable and if I lived
 here, I would be here every weekend stocking up on my fresh household foods. Especially the cheese and dips! 

We spent a day walking through the city where we found ourselves at the Rathaus Town Hall. Rathauspark surrounds the building 
with green spaces, monuments and fountains and is a great spot for a picnic or a walk. During the summer, they hold a small food 
market at the entrance of the Rathaus filled with international foods. Even Australia got their own stall!

Graben, is one of the most famous shopping streets in Vienna's city centre. This is where we spent our evenings, watching the city 
come to life with it's neon lights and nightlife culture. 

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After living in London for 12 months, I think I have a fair share of places in mind when you say the word food. Being the foodie that I am, I went back and forth to find the best spots providing everything you look for in a brunch date. I'm talking about delicious food & drinks as well as amazing interiors, comfortable decor and good vibes. If you're in London and need a bit of guidance or inspiration on where to eat next, I have put together a city food guide comprising my favourite spots for you fellow foodies out there.

Burgers Burgers Burgers

#1. Honest Burger
The best burgers in London. Choose from a variety of flavours including pizza, guac, chicken, beef and more. Includes chips on the side - bonus! Situated in Brixton, Camden, Soho, Oxford Circus, Portobello, Covent Garden, South Kensington, Liverpool Street, Kings Cross and more

#2. Patty and Bun
One of the locals favourite go to burgers. Get your burger with chicken wings and a cocktail. Situated in Goodge St, London Fields, Old Compton St

#3. Shake Shack
Started as an American food truck and is now one of the most popular food chains worldwide. Burgers, hot dogs and crinkle cut cheese fries? This is the place to go. Situated in Covent Garden and Tottenham Court Road.

#4. Five Guys
The ultimate hangover burger. Five Guys is American offering the greasiest yet yummiest burgers, hot dogs and fries. Situated in Covent Garden, Kings Cross, Oxford Circus, Islington, and Charing Cross.

Healthy / Organic

#1. East London Juice Co. 
The best looking acai bowls in Shoreditch. Started out in a small shipping container and transformed into one of East Londons hottest organic spots. Serving fresh juice, coffee and other delicious brunch meals.

#2. The Good Life Eatery 
Perfect spot in West London for you to enjoy delicious superfood salads, healthy breakfast choices all day, soups, sandwiches, deserts, smoothies and juices.

#3. Ethos
If you're vegan/vegetarian this is a place you want to try... Ethos specialises in meat-free, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free cuisine. Serving the same well-known dishes but with an extra vegan twist. Situated in Oxford Circus.

#4. Juice Baby
Spend brunch here with well-being cold pressed juices and shots along side acai bowls, smashed avocado, porridge, salads and sandwiches. All organic and fresh! Situated on Kings Road, Chelsea. 

Breakfast / Brunch / Cafes

#1. The Ivy Chelsea Garden
Not only does this restaurant have an amazing british menu and impressive food styling, it's their exterior that sets the mark. Catch up with friends in their refined, art filled spaces and their garden terrace during the summer season. Situated in Chelsea - read more in my post here.

#2. Caravan
My favourite go-to for breakfast. Hidden in one of Kings Cross' historical buildings, their industrial interior fits well with their menus, open kitchen and on site coffee roastery. Sit inside during the colder seasons or outside in their outdoor terrace. This place is always busy and books out fast, keep that in mind!

#3. Granger & Co.
Loved for it's legendary breakfasts, Granger & Co brings Australia to London. Situated in Kings Cross, Notting Hill and Clerkenwell. Each restaurant reflects the Australian spirit perfectly. They even serve a "Fresh Aussie" meal. Perfect spot for the Aussies missing home.

#4. Franze and Evans 
Situated in the heart of Shoreditch, Franze and Evans takes you from day to night with their Italian Cafe Deli, turning into a cozy, candlelit restaurant at night. You'll never want to leave the counter with their impressively styled cake selections. If you're after brunch, or simply just a coffee, this place has you covered.

#5. Flatplanet
This quirky cafe has a basement to die for and a menu you'll cant resist. Serving the best spelt flatbread pizzas you'll ever consume... coffee and wine. Hide away from the busyness of Oxford Circus in this relaxing spot right next to Carnaby Street.

#6. Sketch
Sketch is like walking into a scene of Alice in Wonderland. It's the destination for food, drinks, art, and music. Enjoy breakfast or tea in their townhouse tea room before it transforms into a cocktail lounge every evening. Sketch is highly recognisable from their 18th century themed pink gallery room and their egg shaped toilets.

#7. Barber and Parlour
Only a few doors down from Franze and Evans in Shoreditch, is Barber and Parlour - A relaxed bar with retro decor, all day food & coffee and a barber in the corner of the room. The best place to enjoy some food, do your work and relax in their sofas. And if you're due for a hair cut, you can walk right in. 

Street Food / Markets

#1. Brick Lane Markets - Sundays Only 
The BEST way to spend your Sundays. If these Shoreditch markets were on everyday, i'd be there! Find the best selection of international street foods, street performers, vintage shopping and more. Definitely try the pina colada in a pineapple.

#2. Camden Lock Food Markets
Camden is basically the same when it comes to international street food and vintage finds. Here you'll find an interesting crowd of people as it's a free spirited place you could say. Try their pork buns, rainbow bagels and more! Read more about Camden in my post here.

#3. Boxpark in Shoreditch
This large pop up shipping container located next to the overground is a mall for independent and global fashion, lifestyle stores and cafes. Here, happy hour is a whole new world - choose from their variety of flavoured foods and alcoholic beverages while watching the footy or to simply hang out with friends.

#4. London Borough Markets 
Situated right outside London Bridge underground is London's most renowned fresh wholesale food and drink market. Home to basically the most popular filled doughnuts in London which kept me coming back for more. Do your weekly fruit, veg, meat and dairy shopping while you grab a bite to eat from one of many stalls.


#1. Bella Italia
They say less is more. In this case not less, but simple. Bella Italia bring a true taste of Italy with their home-made style and classic dishes. I could never pass down their meatballs or lamb shanks. Situated in South Kensington, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Baker Street and more.

#2. Franco Manca
Slow-rising, affordable sourdough pizza. Situated in Soho, Tottenham Court Road, Broadway Market and more.

#3. Pizza Pilgrims
Napoli inspired street pizza. Situated in Covent Garden, Soho and Carnaby Street.

#4. Jamie's Italian
Celebrity chef's relaxed Italian chain, with rustic menu and antipasti bar. Situated in Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus, London Bridge, Angel and more.


#1. Wagamama
Wagamamas may have left Australia but it's still very popular in London. My go-to place when I had those noodle cravings. Situated on nearly every corner - Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Oxford Circus, Southbank, Holborn and more.

#2. Shoryu Ramen
The noodle bar that serves the yummiest handmade ramen in London. Situated in Carnaby Street, Covent Garden, Regent Street, Liverpool Street and Soho.

#3. SushiSamba
If you're craving sushi and want to eat it over London, find yourself on the 39th floor of Heron Towers in Bishopsgate - directly across from Liverpool St Station. This may possibly be the best sushi in London, however does have a price. Decorated with a lit up red tree in the middle of the terrace, fresh sushi and incredible views, you could understand why!

#4. Dishoom 
If you love Indian food, why not have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner? This place has it all and the dishes are immersed with lots of flavour and spices. Voted one of UK's best restaurants - situated in Shoreditch, Carnaby Street, Covent Garden and Kings Cross. 

It was this week that Brisbane's very own James Street celebrated their third annual instalment of RESORT; and this year it turned urban utopia. Beginning on the 12th and ending on the 15th of October, the retail and lifestyle precinct was transformed into a creative hub for fashion, art, lifestyle and design.

On the evening of the 13th, the street lit up for their After Dark event which was joined by style gurus, influencers and people looking to have fun. Guests were treated with exclusive gift bags while retail stores celebrated with their own unique RESORT touches which included discounts, cocktails, canapés and giveaways.

After Dark isn't the only successful event of the week, because every year it's joined with Trailblazers - a forum made up of influencers from Australia and worldwide, which is also a huge success. In 2014 I was fortunate to listen to Leandra Medine, American author and fashion blogger best known for The Man Repeller, who was among other influencers to join the forum. This year, join News Director of ELLE Australia Genevra Leek, jewellery designer Christie Nicolaides and fashion designer Gail Sorronda as they talk about their work in the industry. Save your seat here.

Throughout the week, certain James St stores also offer discounts in celebration of #ResortJST which definitely puts smiles on their happy campers. Now with RESORT 16' coming to a close, and if you missed out this year, be sure to catch what their up to next year!

James St RESORT 2016 Schedule

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