Jacaranda trees, where to see them in Sydney

Sydney is once again graced by mauve thanks to the yearly Jacaranda season. November is the peak month and these flowers are drawing crowds for photo ops and I must admit those spectacular blooms are insta-worthy. If you haven’t had the chance to take a selfie or a group photo don’t despair, the magical purple flowers are still here for more few weeks.

Izakaya Samurai in Neutral Bay: Restaurant review

There’s always an excitement in the air every time I go for an Izakaya dining. Not only does it remind me of our big Friday night after-work food and drinks with work mates  during my 6 months stay in Tokyo, but this Japanese gastropub style offers a great selection of delicious small to medium size dishes / trendy tapas style food along with a wide variety of alcohol particularly beer and sake. It’s a good time! In recent times, Sydney has embraced Izakaya dining and it gives everyone an opportunity to experience this lively, vibrant and casual way of dining.

Great food and Sydney Harbour views at Ripples Milsons Point

Sandwiched between the iconic Luna Park and the Harbour Bridge, Ripples Milsons Point offers excellent views of Sydney’s landmarks and breathtaking water views of the harbour. Dining here isn’t just about eating, it’s also a feast for the eyes. I’ve visited this restaurant twice in the last two months celebrating a lunch time birthday party, it seems a popular choice amongst my circle of friends. During both occasions, the restaurant was covered with clear vinyl plastic panels, a protection from those wintery cold winds. It’ll be nice to go back this summer when there’s no covering for an uninterrupted view of the harbour and beyond.

Sculpture by the Sea 2018

There is still time left if you haven’t visited the Sculpture by the Sea 2018, it closes on the 4th of November. I usually visit this exhibition during the first week but the recent Sydney rain has been unforgiving. Thankfully this week, the sky cleared up and the sun came shone,  so it’s time to check it out! 

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