café merci me

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My last assignment for The Music (page 27) was cover all things coffee. I felt like the luckiest girl in the world *. Here are some of my current favorite places where I often do coffee runs, in typical Melbourne style… Tall Timber – simply awesome coffee quality & milk choices Duke’s Roasters – the one on Flinder’s Lane … Continue reading

stopping for doughnuts

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Extra extra…Issue #76 of The Music just got published. If this sends you down a sugary, slippery slope, I’m unapologetic.   xo Dina { @ Doughboys Melbourne } { @ Shortstop Coffee and Donuts }

stay fresh

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Somehow in the city it’s summer in the city Somewhere in the city it’s summer in the city Freedom Fry – Summer In The City Styled and Shot by Dina El-Hakim for The Music.

keep calm and love gelato

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While temperatures rise (and sometimes drop) in Melbourne, one thing you can be sure of is that you will inevitably encounter a beautiful gelato or two this summer. As the latest freelance contributor to The Music’s Eat/Drink page, I tested out 3 places last week. All the gelato was exquisite, and my favorite was Messina, which never disappoints. I’m excited to … Continue reading

Classic Aussie Snags

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snags – Australian slang for sausages Here’s the shoot I did last week for The Snag Society, the latest gourmet hot-dog cart-slash-caterer in town (Melbourne, AU). I tested The Greek myself (see above – so juicy) and loved the ultra laid-back launch party…made me want to run off to L.A. with my loose hair flowing down my … Continue reading

how to support the Australian economy – part 2

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 …the only way i know how…beep beep boop. Φ A little jacket that will jazz up any day. Crunchy, clustery, crumbly muesli. Australia’s answer to Vaseline. Here are September’s buys! Links provided below the board. xo Dina *Featured Image by Alannah Hill’s Spring Lookbook. Alannah Hill – total ooh la la brand. (i picked up the … Continue reading