handsome steve’s house of refreshment is back!

Handsome Steve’s House of Refreshment returns – in a new Fitzroy location! Find him at the rear of 397 Brunswick St, entry via Leicester St. No fuss, just the great tunes, bar snacks and fine liquids he’s known and loved for…If you want to know why I’m fond of Handsome Steve, click here. Then there’s the Dave Graney Moodists connection, and this fabulous menu board. Pic from Steve’s website.

handsome steve's house of refreshment menu abbotsford

best xmas ever @ the lu wow fitzroy

Last night was truly THE BEST XMAS EVER – thanks to The LuWOW. A few rounds of Mai Tais, and fabulous live action from the Bridgettes, Tijuana Peanut, and The Rebelles. Plus gorgeous go go dancers, a snowman MC and festive DJ action. A roomful of super frocks, sharp suits and good times. Thanks M and F for the tickets! xx

best ever xmas @ the luwow

lunch at young bloods diner

So I finally got to Young Bloods Diner yesterday, and was really impressed. Friendly service, interesting fitout (didn’t check out the rooftop deck as it was raining and a touch chilly), and gorgeous looking menu. My companion enjoyed her asparagus with parmesan custard and bacon vinaigrette, and my kedgeree with rockling, confit trout and coriander was superb. Loved it, want more, will be back. If only they were open for dinner as well…If you haven’t already been, find Young Bloods Diner at 60 Rose Street, Fitzroy. Right next to the Rose St Artists Market.

young bloods diner : kedgeree

sue bottomley : reverie @ 69 smith st gallery

I visited Sue Bottomley’s exhibition in its last days and really enjoyed her work. ‘Reverie’ is a collection of 7 portraits, using acrylic on vintage wallpaper. Sadly, the gallery space was VERY sunlit when I was there – not ideal conditions for viewing works under glass. A dreamlike, introspective show, I found the combination of materials and ideas very well balanced and intriguing. Great to see subjects of all ages being potrayed, the works featuring older women were absolutely stunning! ‘Reverie’ was at 69 Smith St Gallery from 6-24 November.

sue bottomley : self portrait with mother's image, 2013

sue bottomley : wendy, 2011

sue bottomley : renaissance girl after della robbia, 2013