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

how to support the Australian economy – part 4

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 …my heart goes pitter pat. Φ These treats were bought at the magnificent Big Design Market held over at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne on December 5, 6 and 7. Links provided below the board. Happy Holidays! xoxo Dina Featured Image by Nik Harrison for Big Design Market. Makedo – Smart + creative. For kids or adults ;) … 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

The Lilydale General

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Laughter is brightest, where food is best. – Irish Proverb I paired up with a creative professional in Melbourne who is starting his own marketing and design agency…it’s all in the beginning stages right now and I am so looking forward to working and learning with him! Our first project together was to shoot his friend’s restaurant … Continue reading

a lesson in styling

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“Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” -Coco Chanel The Whitehouse Institute of Design hosted daily styling sessions last week for the modern Australian woman. Three different red carpet looks were chosen and dressed by young fashion students using the bold designs emerging from designers such as Casa Mimo, … Continue reading

southgate

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As announced on my instafeed all of last week, I went to a handful of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) events and finally narrowed down the photos I took to 4 posts. The city was buzzing and I loved the 2-3 days I spent shooting for my ‘self-imposed’ assignments. This is the first of the four, a … Continue reading