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August 4, 2012 – Skeleton tiles

If you want an “it” restaurant in Melbourne it almost certainly needs to be a Mexican one. Salsas and Mad Mex have the tex-mex covered but restaurants like Mamasita and Señoritas step it up a bit and offer more sophisticated Mexican fare. I have never been able to get a table at Mamasita (I’ve got a baby – when I get a babysitter – time is money!) but Saturday night we tried the latter where you can book a table in advance. The decor was fantastic (as above in the toilets) and the restaurant had a great vibe and the food was good, but I don’t really get the love affair with Mexican cuisine – it really didn’t floor me.

For those interested in reading more about the use of the Mexican Day of the Dead imagery used at Señoritas here is an informative post from the WordPress blog Black Calavera: The Skull Project.


May 6, 2012 – Thinking at the NGV

I was looking over the railing into the main foyer of the NGV (National Gallery of Victoria), when I saw this gallery-goer take a seat.

I sneakily snapped this shot down the railing and I like how he’s deep in thought while the camera is looking back at him from the other side of the rail.

The Light Works exhibition was terrific – highly recommend this and the extensive exhibition of Australian contemporary artist Brent Harris.

March 11, 2012 – Vino tinto

To celebrate 12 weeks of (successful) parenting manžel and I went out on Sunday night.

Pisco sours and delicious tapas at MoVida in Melbourne’s Hosier lane. The highlights were the anchoa, croquetas de choco en su tinta and the padada con membrillo. Bloody lovely!

I think we deserved it.

February 15, 2012 – Collins place roof

Most of Collins st features older architecture but I went to a film at Palace Kino in the modern Collins Place complex (45 Collins St) today – saw The Descendants [four stars, George Clooney is aging well].

I was attracted by the clean lines and lovely reflections bouncing off the centre pole in the main entry to the complex.