The beat goes on

I took DD to the launch of Australian Cocktail Month last night. He forgot to pack his jammies for a sleepover, so he had to drink mocktails. Poor him. We caught the bus into town because the traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge is insane at around 6pm. Then we wandered up the road to […]

It’s a bit surreal

Did you see the pink super moon last night? I missed it because I was schmoozing underground at an event called Diageo WORLD CLASS. It’s a cocktail competition that saw Evan Stroeve from RE bar in Sydney, Kayla Saito from Leonardo’s Pizza Palace in Melbourne and David Aznar from Rosella’s on the Gold Coast battle […]

My new wheels

I got a new car yesterday … well, just for a week. It’s another bloody Renault, a hulking thing called a Kadjar. I feel like I’m driving a big, shiny red tank. I should also point out that’s not my residence behind it, I had to park the car in a side street until my […]

The milky way

It may be just a coincidence, but I stopped drinking milk over the weekend and decreased my gluten intake and I feel much, much better. It probably helps that I also stopped burning the candle at both ends. I had been feeling so weary and blerk in the stomach that DD suggested I go back […]

Drinks with Al: Bad Loves & good cocktails

We are living in such uncertain times. I have a friend on holidays in Western Australia who just went into a three-day lockdown. She wisely stocked up at Peel Estates Wines and Whitelakes Brewing before heading to the supermarket for toilet paper supplies. Priorities. Fingers crossed the WA Government gets the situation under control fast. […]

I’ve been partying in the YCK

I was lucky enough to be invited to celebrate the YCK Laneway Block Party last night, which is giving Sydney’s CBD night life a much-needed boost via a program of 75 cultural events across 15 venues. With the help of Bombay Sapphire and PATRÓN Tequila, 10 of the small bars in York, Clarence and Kent […]

Not so inspirational

One of the many things I learned during my recent contracting role is that I’m not an inspirational quote type of gal. As you may recall from a previous post, inspirational quotes were very popular with the website’s social media followers. One that went through the roof the week before I started said: “It’s OK […]

It’s, oh, so quiet

In an unexpected change of pace, yesterday was very peaceful in Alana World. I wrote a ton of stories for Drinks Digest, upped my LinkedIn game by asking some of my contacts out for coffees, applied for a few jobs, ate lunch on my new deck in the autumn sunshine, discussed how much my house […]

The blues and greys

It took a long time for me to see Died Pretty perform live, but the band was worth the wait – we had bulk fun watching them on Friday night at The Factory in Marrickville. Died Pretty holds a special place in DD’s heart because – way back in the early 90s – he was […]