Archive for March, 2011

03 Mar 2011

41 Places to Go in 2011

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The New York Times listed 41 Places to Go in 2011 and Melbourne ended up in place 15. Way to go!

NYT explains:

With a bunch of new hotels and restaurants led by notable chefs cropping up, Melbourne has been stealing the spotlight from its sister city, Sydney.

 

The most notable addition comes from the luxury brand Crown, which is investing 1 billion Australian dollars (about the same in U.S. dollars) to expand its sprawling Crown Entertainment Complex on the southern bank of the Yarra River. In April it opened Australia’s largest hotel, the 300-million-dollar 658-room Crown Metropol, which has an infinity pool on the 27th floor with 180-degree views of the city, and is home to the Maze and Maze Grill, the celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s first endeavors Down Under. The complex also includes the Crown Towers hotel, which has four private penthouse gaming salons with 360-degree views of Melbourne’s skyline.

 

The city’s thriving arts scene now has stylish boutique hotels to match, too. Three Art Series Hotels, inspired by (and featuring the works of) famous artists, opened in the last year. The Olsen, named for the landscape painter John Olsen, is the flagship of the group, with 229 rooms (from 215 dollars a night) and a heated, glass-bottomed swimming pool.

 

Visiting foodies will be able to choose from a number of new restaurants. In October, the Australian chef Neil Perry, of Rockpool in Sydney, opened Spice Temple, a 200-seat contemporary Szechuan restaurant next door to his Rockpool Bar & Grill in the Crown complex, as well as a new bar, the Waiting Room, in the lobby of the Crown Towers hotel. Also within the Crown complex, a new seafood restaurant, the Atlantic, will debut in February with Donovan Cooke as executive chef.

03 Mar 2011

Grattis brorsan!

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Liten har blivit stor, stort grattis på 34-årsdagen!

02 Mar 2011

Lost?

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02 Mar 2011

Bloglovin for iPhone

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Now you can follow us anytime anywhere, if you have an iPhone that is of course.

Bloglovin released their app yesterday, so if you haven’t tried it yet download it -it’s free! And if you’re not already following us add us to your favourite blog list by clicking on either of the widgets below.

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02 Mar 2011

Patience

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Dalton Ghetti is a man with lots of patience, he carefully crafts the tips of pencils into amazing micro sculptures using a razor blade, sewing needle, a sculpting knife and of course a very steady hand. A piece can take anywhere between a few months to a few years and over time he has broken many works in progress and keeps them in what he calls the cemetery collection. One of the most fascinating things about these tiny works of art is that he has never sold them, only given away to friends as gifts.

 

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01 Mar 2011

Australian & Swedish Seasons

1 Comment Sverige vs Australia, Typically Aussie, Typically Swedish, Weather Down Under and Up Above

It’s officially the first day of Autumn today in Australia, at least according to the calender. Australian seasons always begin on the first day of the month, in most other countries seasons begin on the 21st day of the month. The 21st day of December and June are the longest and shortest days and the 21st of March and September are the Autumn and Spring solstices. Read more