Murray Bevan

Eateries We Love - Heiroku Sushi in Bangkok

Murray Bevan | June 21st, 2012

My recent trip to Thailand (Phuket & Bangkok) was amazing. The sights, sounds and smells of a city heaving under the weight of millions of citizens living literally on top of each other was a wake-up call to the luxuries I’m afforded by living so far away from the centre of the civilized world.
The [...]

Asia, Eateries We Love, Slideshows, Stuff we Love, Thailand

Stuff We Love - Gelato at Messina in Darlinghurst, Sydney

Murray Bevan | April 18th, 2012

This is the Mecca for any gelato or sorbet lover in Sydney.
Made fresh on-site, Messina whips up an ever changing raft of the most delectable flavours. It’s known to be the late-night drop-in spot for many a celebrity who’s in town shooting movies and promoting albums, so always keep an eye out for the [...]

Australia, Eateries We Love, Miscellaneous, Oceania, Stuff we Love, Sydney

Eateries We Love - El Loco in Surry Hills, Sydney

Murray Bevan | April 13th, 2012

If you’re like me and you’ve got a weak spot for good Mexican food, El Loco in Surry Hills is the place to go.
On the corner of two bustling inner-city streets, this place gets so full that they have security guards on the footpath who’s sole job it is to ensure the [...]

Australia, Eateries We Love, Oceania, Stuff we Love, Sydney

Discovering Hawke’s Bay via Millar Road

Murray Bevan | December 4th, 2010

I was lucky enough to be hosted by the fantastic team at Millar Road in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay recently. The Millar Road destination sits atop the &Co. vineyards and is a haven of cool, calm luxury without too much pomp.
The residence can sleep up to 16 people, with the main house accommodating half [...]

New Zealand, Oceania, Slideshows

Eateries We Love - The Book Kitchen

Murray Bevan | June 13th, 2010

The Book Kitchen was just one of a long list of recommendations I was given recently when I traveled to Sydney for Australian Fashion Week, and it turned out to be a real gem.

It’s a cute little spot, just across the road from The Bourke Street Bakery. Bourke Street and Crown Street in Surry [...]

Australia, Eateries We Love, Oceania, Slideshows, Stuff we Love, Sydney

Eateries We Love - The Bourke Street Bakery

Murray Bevan | May 22nd, 2010

Across the road from The Book Kitchen sits The Bourke Street Bakery. Nestled in the ground floor of a corner site, the service area is only about 4sq metres, and glass cabinets bursting with freshly-baked treats seem to surround you.

Top picks are the strawberry & vanilla creme brulee tarts, the iced coffee, an array [...]

Australia, Eateries We Love, Oceania, Slideshows, Stuff we Love, Sydney

Holiday Traditions We Love

Murray Bevan | December 23rd, 2009

What Holidays Mean To Me by Murray Bevan
Summer in New Zealand is a time for me to take my watch off, forget what day it is, sleep in, eat lots of fresh fruit, go fishing, swimming, read books and magazines on the beach, cook BBQ’s, visit the countryside on day trips, be with family and [...]

Americas, New York, New Zealand, Oceania, Slideshows, Stuff we Love, United States

3 Great Places to Eat in L.A.

Murray Bevan | April 6th, 2009

My taste buds were treated like royalty at three restaurants in Los Angeles during a recent stay, and here are their details for you:
#1: Carlitos Gardel - Named after Argentina’s version of Frank Sinatra, this little hideaway was the ultimate find during my stay in Los Angeles. Owned and managed by Gerard Bozoghlain [...]

Americas, California, Los Angeles, Slideshows, United States

Griffith Park Observatory

Murray Bevan | February 25th, 2009

Any film buff will tell you that the Griffith Park Observatory has appeared in more movies than most modern-day stars.
From when it was first used in a James Dean-led film, to the recent ‘Yes Man’ film starring Jim Carrey, the observatory building and grounds are a landmark in Los Angeles culture.
Unfortunately the day we checked [...]

California, Los Angeles, Miscellaneous, United Kingdom, United States

The Grove

Murray Bevan | February 4th, 2009

I absolutely LOVE the way Americans celebrate their holidays, and Christmas in The Grove is a perfect example of how The Festive Season should be enjoyed.
The Grove is an outdoor shopping centre, complete with some of the best stores in L.A., plus independent boutiques, restaurants, movie theatres and more that’ll keep you occupied all day.
In [...]

Americas, California, Los Angeles, Slideshows, United States

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