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Buvette Petit Feast, Barton*

6 Jun

* I attended the Buvette Petit Feast as a guest.

It’s a dreary Canberra morning – one that it’s easy to despite but photographers love. The light casts just right. There’s no glare or overshadowing and the pale grey backdrop is just perfect for that picture.

While it’s too cold to sit outside, we’re offered a table near gorgeous lengthy windows at the new Buvette Wine Bar and Bistro at the bottom of Hotel Realm. It’s in the space of the old Mavi (kebab-loving public servants will know what I’m talking about) and another restaurant space where seemed to be to go through a few hands. The result is a dining area which reaches, stretches out; as we walk in it’s not clear where it ends and the numerous doorways remain – closed today (and a tad confusing to know where is the actual entrance), but potentially thrown open in warmer weather.

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Our view outside is Autumn’s last echo – sparks of green against burnt orange and roar-red – and we drink it in while we’re served the complimentary glass of Mt Majura rose to start our petit feast.

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#HumanBrochure – Hyatt Hotel High Tea*

30 Jun

The #HumanBrochure discovery events are over!

There has been a little absence of them from this blog.In fact, this blog has been a little quiet because I’ve been doing so much, there’s been little time to write!

Simply: many of the Discovery events I’ve covered on my Facebook page or on Twitter as it happened (are you a liker? Are you a follower? There’s no better time!); some of the events I’ve covered in detail before; and still others are where I learned some things I’m keen to show my guests in October… and write about in more detail then!

It’s been the most incredible month. I’ve met amazing people (but barely made a dent in all 101!), many of whom I might never have had the opportunity to meet otherwise, as well as spent even more time with some of my favourite people; been exposed to this region’s exceptionally generous hospitality; got to nerd it up at my favourite national institutions; briefly reopened/updated my Instagram account, got scared, and ignored it again; eaten my bodyweight in canapes (one of my many weaknesses); saw the National Portrait Gallery’s awesome museum dance-off vid at an event, and subsequently got it trending on Twitter in Australia (I still maintain we deserved to beat Spain!); and tried not to talk too much to my new-found friends about trolleys.

It’s been an exhausting month, and I’m quite sad it’s over – but it’s leading to an equally exciting one: I’m literally brimming with ideas! And with that, there’s no better way to end the discovery events than how I started: with food!
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