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Big City Diner

Ohana means family in the Hawaiian language but just as aloha can be a greeting or an expression of love and well-being, ohana is a word that has a deeper meaning than just “family”. It’s a feeling, it’s a philosophy. Your … Continue reading

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Fumi’s Kahuku Shrimp

I WAS lucky to accompany Baroness to the Hawaiian island of Oahu and on the only weekend we had there we decided to hire a car and cruise around the scenic east coast towards the North Shore. Along the journey … Continue reading

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Morrison Hotel

IT was wonderful to catch up and have a beer with Chloe again. The last time I had a drink with her was back in 1989 in the Young & Jackson Hotel on Flinders Street in Melbourne. We haven’t spoken … Continue reading

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The New Nadi Farmers Club and Raju’s

ABOUT a third of Fiji’s population is made up of Indo-Fijians who are mostly descended from Indian indentured labourers brought to the islands by British colonial rulers to work on Fiji’s sugar cane plantations. As such, Fiji’s cuisine is also … Continue reading

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Nadina Authentic Fijian Restaurant

WHAT the f**k did Aggie just do? Aggie, the outgoing and charming (and very broad), Fijian hostess at Nadina Authentic Fijian Restaurant had just given the Baroness of Balmain an almighty whack square on her forehead while walking past our … Continue reading

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Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House

AFTER cycling for three hours around the northern Thai town of Chiang Rai in 30 degree temperatures while admiring charming temples and gardens, respite was required. Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House was a welcome oasis in a country where finding … Continue reading

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Felix

THE Baroness of Balmain was stunning (as always), and against the back drop of Justin Hemmes’ French-inspired bistro Felix, she shone like the Parisienne moonlight. As did Felix tonight. Felix is one of the gems in Merrivale’s portfolio of restaurants. … Continue reading

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