A movable feast at The Star, Sydney

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The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month, presented by Citi, is just around the corner, taking place throughout October in Sydney for the eighth consecutive year, with the festival’s signature Night Noodle Markets kicking off on 8 October. 🍴

To celebrate, Citi bank kindly invited me to an exciting evening of good food, wine and company at The Star, Sydney. It was a delectable taste of what is to come at this year’s Good Food Month, which showcased the Citibank Dining Program. I was taken on a Movable Feast, dining at three of The Star’s most popular restaurants: The Century, Black by Ezard and Sokyo. 

The Century – Entree Menu

Medley of Appetizers

Salt & Pepper Squid | Salad of black fungus, tofu and carrot with a hint of sesame | Lightly battered cubed eggplant with house made sweet soy | Cold cut cucumber with sesame and vinaigrette


I am a sucker for tasting a little bit of everything. So this medley plate hit the spot!

McWilliam’s Wines to match

2015 Mount Pleasant “Elizabeth” Semillion – Hunter Valley, NSW | 2013 McWilliam’s “Appellation” Sauvignon Blanc – Orange, NSW


The wine was incredibly smooth and went really well with the food. I am not the greatest at picking wine, so it was pretty awesome that this wine was picked for me!

Dim sum basket random sampler

Steamed scallop and prawn sui mai | Steamed chives & prawn har gow coloured w/ natural veg juice | Steamed mixed enoki and shitaki crystal dumplings in a clear dumpling skin | Steamed sticky rice bun w/ lap cheong & cured meats in thin egg wrap.

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From the sea

Contrasting steamed scallops with and without roe and frills.

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I thought it was really cool that they provided one scallop cooked from fresh, and one cooked from frozen, so that we could tell the difference. On the fresh scallop they also kept the frill which is usually taken off. Obviously, the fresh scallop was the tastiest!!! 😍

BLACK by Ezard – Main Menu

Fillet beef grass fed, smoked potato, asparagus, charred onion, bone marrow jus.

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The smokeyness on this plate was incredible. The beef was cooked to perfection. Well done chef!


Sokyo – Dessert Menu

Yuzu & white chocolate cheesecake with blood peach granita, blood peach meringue, dehydrated shiso, ginger bread crumbles, yuzu gel and ginger gel.

IMG_4734Looks delicious. Tasted delicious. I’m very fussy with dessert. This was not overbearingly sweet. Just right. I love a little bit of meringue with dessert. Gives texture, and a wonderful flavour when paired with the gel and cake.

The evening was spectacular. Great food, wine and company – what more could you ask for?

I’ve also been invited to attend the Night Noodle Markets, to be seated in the Citi VIP area on the launch night, which is Thursday 3 October. SO excited!!! There will be reserved seating, where I’ll be seated amongst Citi customers, with a dedicated bar, where we can order from Citibank Dining Program stalls, East Ocean and Daniel San through the Citi Concierge team from the comfort of our own seats. That’s what I’m talkin’ bout!!! 🍴😍😃 #CitiVIP #Citibankdine

I L❤VE the Noodle Markets, so I cannot wait!

Special thanks to Citi Bank for hosting me as their guest. As always, the content & opinions expressed here are entirely my own. 

Eyebrow Styling

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I was gifted these awesome beauty products, from QVS, to style my eyebrows with the help of this fantastic video tutorial by QVS and UBU!

Eyebrows done well can really bring out your features. Keep them close to natural as possible, with a nice shape. My advice is to not over-tweeze and don’t overstate the shape of the brow.


Once or twice a year I’ll go to a beautician to get my eyebrows shaped, and the rest of the year I do them myself. To get the perfect brow, with my own little tiny eyebrow scissors, I trim the longer hairs up the top, and pluck the rest. No wax involved. It’s actually not that hard to do, and this video provides some great tips and tricks, that are really helpful.

Most recently I followed the instructions in the video, using the In-Style tweezers, and they are seriously really good! Easy to use and far more accurate when aiming!

Thanks to the video tutorial, and the QVS angled brush, I now use brown eye shadow to fill in my eyebrows, and it lasts all day.


The items mentioned were a gift from QVS. As always, the content & opinions expressed here are entirely my own and I bring to you only the best products and experiences.

Curl Curl, Northern Sydney

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Tim and I like to explore and find dog friendly areas for Alby where he can play and socialise with other dogs, and where we can also enjoy the surrounding scenery and atmosphere. The Warringah area has quite a few off leash spots for dogs, which is really great to see. 🐶 Click here to find out more.


A beautiful doggie park just off Curl Curl Lagoon. Such amazing views of the surrounding residential areas. This park is really green and natural, with tiny little hills. Alby had a blast!


Curl Curl Lagoon where doggies are allowed off the leash.  Not sure I’d let Alby into the water though, as it may be contaminated. But it’s a nice spot to run on the sand, throw the ball around and socialise.

The Sydney Girl Guide to Greece!

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I’ve been to Mykonos twice, and it’s my absolute favourite island in Greece. The best part about it, is that you can explore so many beautiful parts of the island on a quad bike. It is such a wonderful adventure. The beaches are spectacular. The view of the sea. The rocky, brown, sandy mountains. You can visit a secluded beach, for some peace and solitude, or a lively one for a party atmosphere. Read and see more about my time at the awesome island of Mykonos.


Santorini is a breath of fresh air. Bright, luminous, beautiful. It fills your heart up with warmth. In every glimpse, you’ll find a picture perfect moment. I could not stop snapping away with my camera. Read and see more about my trip to Santorini.


I’ve been to this gorgeous place twice. And each time, it was filled with surprises. There are so many places to visit. I was lucky to have some wonderful people, my exes parents, take me around to explore this wonderful place. Read and see more about my adventures in Nafplio.


I’ve also been here twice. I feel so grateful to have spent so much time in such magical places. Princess Diana loved Spetses, and so did I. This place makes you feel like a princess. There are no cars on this small island. Just horse and carriages, and buses to take people on tours of the island. Read and see more on my time in Spetses.


It was exciting to explore this island, because I read the book ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’, which was set in the island of Kefalonia. What I love about Greece, is each of it’s islands are unique. This island was very green compared to the others I’ve been to. Gorgeous flowers, amongst huge, pretty homes. There was a beach which reminded me of the beaches here in Sydney. It had waves, unlike many of the beaches in Greece. Read and see more of the beautiful island Kefalonia.


I didn’t spend much time on this island. It was a stop off just before Spetses. I still managed to take lots of photos. Again, this island felt very different to the others I’ve been to. Read and see more about Hydra.

Thin Tea!

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How cute is this tea strainer!!! It really makes drinking tea a pleasure. 🌺


I’ve just started using Thin Tea’s 28 Day Detox and Fat Burning blends of tea, which are full of natural ingredients! 💖 In 28 days I’ll give you an update on how it made me feel!

You can order the strainer and variety of tea blends online at thintea.com.au, which includes free shipping to Sydney, Australia and world wide! #gifted #tea #digestion #health