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Sydney Hotspot Find: Vietnamese Food at the Kirribilli Markets

Sydney Hotspot Find: Vietnamese Food at the Kirribilli Markets | meltingbutter.com

VIETNAMESE STAND AT KIRRIBILLI MARKETS, KIRRIBILLI This little piggy went to the Kirribilli Markets A favorite weekend past time of mine is hitting the markets. The fresh air, fresh food and knick-knacks seems to slow down the pace. One of my favorite markets is the Kirribilli Art and Design market, because of the art, design, … Continue reading

The Curators: Jewellery designer & artist Stephanie Simek on being creative in Portland and her Portland city guide

Portland Sign by Orlando Lane | Portland City Guide | meltingbutter.com

A little while back I came across a Portland based jewellery designer, Stephanie Simek, who creates the most intriguing little adornments for all of your jewel wearing body parts. I was instantly drawn to her Classealienne Rings – the colourful baubles you see me wearing below which decorate your often-overlooked finger nooks that you can … Continue reading

Santorini Hotspot Find: Old Castle Oia

Santorini Hotspot Find: Old Castle Oia | meltingbutter.com

OLD CASTLE, OIA They say Santorini has the most photographed sunset in all of Greece. I’m surprised it’s not the most photographed sunset in the world – that’s how spectacular it is. The Old Castle in Oia has the best vantage point where you can see the sun cast its glorious colours over the iconic … Continue reading

Folegandros Hotspot Find: Vorina Bay

Folegandros Hotspot Find: Vorina Bay | meltingbutter.com

VORINA BAY, CHORA Not for the faint-hearted but definitely for the adventure seeking beach lover. We hiked down (and more impressively back up) the mountain’s rather treacherous pathway to get to a little piece of paradise that we shared with only 5 other people. Best Bit: Emptiness, quiet and crystal clear waters. http://www.cycladia.com/best-beaches-greece/vorina/   WE’RE … Continue reading

LA Hotspot Find: Griffith Observatory

LA Hotspot Find: Griffith Observatory | meltingbutter.com

GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY Work off that delicious Umami Burger with a hike up to the Griffith Observatory. This is how LA folks actually spend their weekends! Jealous much? Best Bit: The ridiculous view of LA and the Hollywood sign. http://www.griffithobs.org/ 2800 E Observatory Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (213) 473-0800   WE’RE SOCIAL AT MELTING BUTTER: … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Noordermarkt

NOORDERMARKT Amsterdam’s most popular organic farmer’s market. Go on a Monday for the vintage flea market or on a Saturday to pick up your week’s worth of fresh organic veggies. Best bit: On a sunny day, get a picnic spread of olives, tapenade and baguette then enjoy on a canal bench. Noordermarkt 9-3 Amsterdam   … Continue reading

Rio Hotspot Find: Escadaria Selaron

Rio Hotspot Find: Escadaria Selaron | meltingbutter.com

It is amazing to see how the artist (known as Selaron) has transformed these steps in Lapa from a dark and dingy drug hideout to a world famous piece of art that people from all over the world have contributed to. Best bit: See the steps then take a photo with the eccentric artist himself … Continue reading