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Pig N Whistle, Fortitude Valley

A couple of months ago, I made a spur of the moment decision to break the lease on my two-bedroom north side apartment, sell almost all of my furniture and move into a one-bedroom apartment in Fortitude Valley. This was one of my best decisions for many reasons, most of all because it’s thrown me […]

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Madame Wu, Brisbane 

I’ve been off on more gastronomical adventures lately for eHarmony’s Great Date Guide and, after checking out Billykart Kitchen at Annerley, I was thrilled to have an excuse to head back to Madame Wu for dinner.  With views overlooking the city’s iconic Story Bridge, Madame Wu proclaims itself to be a bar and restaurant best suited for […]

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My days as a DUFF

Last week I took my 15-year-old cousin Maddy to see the new teen comedy, The Duff. Surprisingly, it’s not an ode to Hillary (Duff, get it?) but instead tells the tale of humiliation and redemption experienced by high-school senior Bianca who, thanks to her rude, jock of a next-door neighbour (who happens to be super […]

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Vote for love

On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me … nothing, because I was still single. But my single status isn’t due to lack of interest—in fact, thanks to eHarmony, I went on more first dates in the last three months of 2014 than I had IN TOTAL in the past three […]

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Let them eat cake

I love baking; I bake for my friends, my colleagues, my family and, sometimes for the lucky few, my dates—although offering up something you’ve cooked just for them sometimes feels a bit more intimate than whipping off your clothes and getting down to business can be. It’s a little like coming right out and saying, […]

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