How to make a killer cheeseboard


Cheese makes things better. It’s a well known fact. And a BOARD of cheeses is the perfect, practically no-fuss, way to liven up any party. Bonus: you can quickly throw them together and they still look great.

The best thing about them is their customisability and that everyone can find something on there that they are happy to eat. Even those with the most extreme dietary requirements can be catered for – use gluten free crackers for a coeliac guest, up the amount of nuts, fruits and vegetables for any vegan/vego guests and include dairy-free dips for any lactose intolerant guests. The possibilities are as endless as my love for cheese….


Livin’ la vida Loco


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Located on Methyr Road in the heart of New Farm, squeezed in between houses and a performance supplement store is Little Loco. With its minimalist aesthetic and super friendly staff, Little Loco is a long-time favourite for locals and a top contender for Brisbane’s best breakfast and best coffee.

No kettlin’ for second best


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Hidden away in a tiny house on Given Terrace, Kettle & Tin is one of Paddington’s best breakfast spots. This repurposed Queenslander boasts oodles of personality, chill vibes, great coffee, and even better service. We took a seat inside in a bid to escape the heat and struggled to choose just one dish from the expansive menu.

Gettin’ brekky


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The cutest addition to New Farm’s James Street has two new fans. The Gettin’ Place is a quaint refurbished house located just near New Farm State School, serving up good coffee and no-fuss, delicious food on the daily. We took a seat in the little backyard, complete with pavers and a picketed fence, and browsed through the short but all-delicious-sounding menu. 

Hiking the Inca trail


To be honest, hiking the Inca Trail was the one part of my recent trip to South America that I was absolutely dreading. Up until about 3 weeks before we left I hadn’t done a lot of preparation or a lot of exercise in general (I did hike Mt Warning once…in September). However, as it turns out none of that really matters! 

Soft serves in Tokyo

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When most people think of soft serve, McDonald’s comes to mind. But trust me – you have not had soft serve until you’ve been to Japan. Aptly shortened to “soft cream”, you can find these dairy-licious treats in all of the major cities. Even the McDonald’s soft serve cones are approx 10 cm high (at least 5 and half swirls), putting our 2 and a half swirls to shame.