The restaurant hustle

Having worked within many facets of the restaurant industry, I get it! The restaurant biz is a tough gig – it’s ridiculously competitive. Besides having consistently fantastic fare, the service needs to impress and interiors and branding need to be on par with your offering. You’ve got this part down – so how do you…

Mr Black Coffee Exchange

I was asked to take a couple of snaps at the Plate Up Ballarat Coffee Exchange Event, sponsored by Mr Black coffee liqueur. The drinks from all the participating restaurants and bars were amazing and Im so glad I was given the opportunity to be a part of this event, If you’re ever in Ballarat…

Automation = love

Running a creative business (any business for that matter) can be (is!) exhausting and when you’re on your own you’re the only one who is accountable. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a creative and we typically tend to be a pretty forgetful bunch, or if it’s just because I’m struggling to get organised,…

Shoot: Timboon Fine Ice Cream

I was so thrilled when the good folks from Timboon Ice Cream got in touch with me to shoot their sensational product. The shoot was primarily to promote their winter flavours (Espresso, Apple Pie, Chocolate and Vanilla) by showcasing them through recipes and some on-site photography. They also have a Liquorice, Turkish delight and Blue…

Shoot: The Local Café

Last week I squeezed in a cheeky restaurant shoot for one of my favourite Ballarat spots, The Local Café. Their food is sensational and a lot of the ingredients are local, some even come from the owners’ garden – so many figs! The interiors are a mix of ‘found items’ with pops of colour here…

Shoot: Kilderkin Sunburnt Country Gin

It’s not everyday you get to shoot a brand that you really admire, so I was thrilled to shoot the new Larrikin Sunburnt Country addition to the Larrikin gin family. The team at Kilderkin approached me to create cocktails as well as shoot them which was great fun as I got to work with friend…

PBJ Thumbrint Cookies

Much to the approval and appreciation of the the boys in the house, I have started rekindling my love for baking. I’ve been wanting to make some biscuits for the boys as treats (better than the store-bought variety) but lying on the sofa always seems like a better idea. This week, I stopped overthinking and…

Turkish Delight Tipple

Just in time for Galentine’s Day or Valentines Day – whatever you are into – or maybe just for a soirée you are throwing next weekend, this tasty tipple is a low in effort and high in reward. I made this with Santory ROKU Gin, which is a lovely Botanical gin distilled in Japan. Here…